The 5 Best OmniShop Alternatives

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Looking for an OmniShop alternative?

This article will introduce the best OmniShop alternatives on the market today. We'll touch on the basics of OmniShop first, including its pricing and pros and cons, then compare it to five different OmniShop alternatives, including our own platform, MobiLoud, which we believe is the ideal choice for serious businesses to convert web stores to professional eCommerce apps.

What is OmniShop?

Omnishop is an app builder for eCommerce stores. It lets you launch a mobile app, without coding, and without hiring developers or a development agency.

Unlike most eCommerce app builders, OmniShop is a done-for-you, not DIY, solution. They design and build the app for you, to your specifications.

They also manage updates and maintenance for your app after launch, and have an add-on service for app store submission.

OmniShop works with WooCommerce and Shopify, and claim they can work with other platforms with a public API.

OmniShop Pricing

Let's take a look at OmniShop's pricing options.

OmniShop has three plans to choose from:

  • Basic: €295/month + €1,000 setup fee
  • Advanced: €495/month + €1,500 setup fee
  • Pro: custom

The Basic plan offers advanced features for your eCommerce app. It gives you features like product rating & reviews, Firebase (Google) analytics, product images with Zoom, product listings, and many more.

If you need more advanced features like a loyalty program and cart abandonment notifications, you can upgrade to the Advanced plan. Do take note that upgrading your plan not only means paying for a more expensive plan, but also paying for a higher setup fee.

Lastly, the Pro plan is a personalized plan for those who want additional integrations, a dedicated support team, and unlimited customization.

OmniShop Pros & Cons

OmniShop is a more affordable way to convert your site into an app than hiring developers to create a custom native app, which reduces the barrier of entry for brands who want to launch an app.

Unlike most app builders, it doesn't require a ton of work on your part - they claim to do all the work for you.

This is a big plus for brands with a lot on their plate already, who don't want to take on the extra work of maintaining an app.

Yet it still appears that OmniShop is constrained by many of the same limits as other app builders. They may not be able to fully recreate your store - instead, it's going to be a somewhat generic app that fits within their blocks and templates.

Their Pro plan mentions that they can do additional customizations and integrations, but this custom development work may be expensive.

On top of everything, they're a largely unproven business, with not a lot of case studies or reviews showing users' experience with OmniShop. This presents a risk if you're trusting them to build an app that's going to represent your brand.

OmniShop Alternatives

Let's look at the top OmniShop alternatives now, beginning with our own site-to-app platform, MobiLoud.

#1: MobiLoud

MobiLoud is a proven service that allows brands to convert their website into an app.

Like OmniShop, it's a done-for-you platform. After an initial discovery call, we do all the work to configure and maintain your app, then test, publish, submit it to the app stores, and maintain it after launch.

MobiLoud though lets you convert everything from your website into an app. It doesn't use APIs, instead using webviews to fully recreate your website within the app.

That means everything on your website will work the same way in the app - such as your theme, custom design modifications, custom features, third-party integrations, payment gateways and more.

Your app essentially is your website, with mobile specific features added (such as native navigation UI and push notifications) to make it feel like a custom native app.

You'll get a great mobile app experience, right out of the box.

We have numerous case studies that show what's possible with MobiLoud, with over 2,000 businesses trusting us to provide them with the perfect app.

eCommerce apps built with MobiLoud

MobiLoud's service goes above and beyond other done-for-you solutions. We handle everything with white-glove service. Every customer gets the full-service experience, with our team going above and beyond - even providing custom development work to tweak and improve your mobile web experience.

After launch, we handle updates and maintenance, as well as the app store publishing process. With the experience of launching thousands of apps, we know this process inside and out, and can guarantee approval for your app.

MobiLoud Pricing

We have two standard pricing tiers:

  • Startup - For fast launching and validation: $350/month, plus a one-time $1,500 setup fee
  • Growth - Perfect for more established businesses: $650/month, plus a one-time $2,500 setup fee

We also have custom, corporate plan for more demanding projects. Read more about our pricing here.

Why MobiLoud Over OmniShop?

MobiLoud and OmniShop have a lot of similarities. So what sets MobiLoud apart?

Here are the key reasons why MobiLoud is a better way to launch your eCommerce app than OmniShop.

  • No APIs: MobiLoud doesn't rely on an API connection with your store to display product information in your app, which comes with limits that cap how good your app can be.
  • Actually recreate your site: MobiLoud actually recreates your website in the app, which is exactly what you need. A tool like OmniShop tries to do the same, but isn't going to be able to get it the same.
  • A proven track record: MobiLoud has 10 years of experience and thousands of successful apps under our belt, showing we can deliver the goods.
  • Higher level of service: MobiLoud offers a level of service that even other done-for-you solutions like OmniShop can't match.
  • Non-WooCommerce/Shopify stores: OmniShop's reliance on a public API means that custom eCommerce stores or stores on certain platforms might not be a fit. MobiLoud works with all platforms, and all tech stacks.
  • Risk-free: MobiLoud has a 60-day money-back guarantee, no long-term contracts, and a track record that means you're safe to try it out without the risk of losing a huge investment.

The key thing to note is that, even though OmniShop is a done-for-you service, they still rely on APIs to connect your app and website.

That means they're going to rebuild a new front end, and connect the back end to your website. This is essentially what all no-code app builders do; OmniShop just does it for you, instead of providing a DIY portal.

The downside is that you're not going to be able to recreate everything that makes your website great when you launch your app. It'll be a subpar user experience compared to the website, just by the nature of how the platform works.

David from Rainbow Shops tried an API-based solution for their app before coming to MobiLoud.

“The hybrid solutions on top of Shopify are just too limited. The Shopify API only enables certain things and all the major providers of hybrid apps for Shopify had limitations that the Shopify API would not let them get around.”

MobiLoud offers the same done-for-you approach, with a higher level of service, a more extensive track record, far more flexibility with your app, and a tried and tested process that results in a great app out of the box.

Want to learn more? Book a free discovery call now and talk with one of our app experts.

Now let's look at some other OmniShop alternatives on the market.

#2: Shopney  

Shopney provides a user-friendly, drag-and-drop app builder for Shopify eCommerce stores, notable for its integrations, themes, and features.

It's a good choice for those needing a basic app that duplicates their site's product catalogue in a basic way. However, due to its template-based nature, it can't convert your site into iOS and Android apps or fully utilize your plugins, themes, and features.

For businesses with unique complexities, this will be restrictive, requiring your store to align with their pre-set templates.

Shopney  Pricing

Shopney has four plans:

  • Silver - basic features with flexible design - $99/month
  • Gold - basic features with flexible design with 20 elements - $199/month
  • Platinum - advanced features and unlimited design elements - $499/month
  • Enterprise - premium features and functionalities and a dedicated success manager - starting from $999/month

#3: Plobal Apps

Plobal Apps is another app builder tailored for Shopify, giving you a drag-and-drop system to create apps. It's a decent system with various integrations, yet it's not without limitations. Primarily, you can't repurpose your web store's features, themes, and plugins. You can only use their pre-built integrations, and if they don't have what you need - you're out of luck.

Plobal Apps  Pricing

Plobal Apps has three plans:

  • Growth - basic features with 4 standard integrations - $199/month
  • Essential - enhanced features with 7 standard integrations - $499/month
  • Enterprise - premium features and unlimited advanced integrations - starts at $1199/month

#4: Mowico  

Mowico is another app builder specifically designed for eCommerce brands. It's easy to use, as it employs a drag-and-drop, block-based system.

Mowico is compatible with Shopify and WooCommerce, and soon it will also work with PrestaShop, BigCommerce, and Wix. Mowico offers integrations with Smile, Langify, and, along with pre-set features like push notifications and AR shopping.

However, it's important to understand that Mowico has its limitations, the same ones shared by all similar platforms. While it can create a basic eCommerce app displaying your products and logo, it can't fully replicate the advanced features, design, and plugins of your existing web store.

When they mention "integration" with Shopify, it simply means they can access some Shopify data. You cannot reuse all your existing plugins and tech stack from the web. For that you need a site-to-app converter like MobiLoud.

Mowico  Pricing

Mowico has three plans for each eCommerce platform. For Shopify, they have:

  • Startup - basic features - $79/month
  • Growth - everything from Gold plus enhanced features - $399/month
  • Enterprise - premium features, custom feature integrations, and tailor-made development - custom

The pricing may vary for each eCommerce platform but keep in mind that, the more costly the plan is, the greater benefits you get.

#5: JMango360  

JMango360 is a well-established app builder with a strong focus on the eCommerce market. They offer mobile app platforms for various eCommerce CMSes, such as Shopify, Magento, BigCommerce, and Prestashop.

JMango360 provides plugins and integrations for each platform, allowing you to design apps using their drag and drop interface called the JMango360 Backoffice and connect them to your web store.

While JMango360 has a good reputation and a well-built product, like any app builder, it has limitations due to its reliance on templates and APIs. You won't be able to fully replicate your web store, as their pre-built integrations and features are only a small portion of the web's ecosystem.

For a simple eCommerce app as an additional channel, it works well, but for a more comprehensive web store recreation, you might need a more flexible solution like MobiLoud.

JMango360 Pricing

Jmango360 has three plans to choose from:

  • Essential - basic features - $299/month
  • Advanced - everything in Essential plus advanced features and integrations - $649/month
  • Enterprise - everything in Advanced plus additional integrations and custom development possible - custom

Build Your eCommerce App with a Proven Solution

OmniShop presents an interesting solution for converting eCommerce websites into mobile apps. But MobiLoud does all they do, plus more, and with a track record that shows you're in safe hands.

OmniShop is slightly cheaper, in terms of both their recurring subscription and setup fee. But you're going to get a lower quality output, and there's more uncertainty to deal with.

Do you really want to skimp and save a few dollars on a project that could be revenue and retention machine for your business?

With MobiLoud, you know what you're going to get. It'll be your website, packaged as an app, with all the small touches necessary to make your app look and feel the same as a six-figure custom app.

The Jack & Jones app, built with MobiLoud

We've helped thousands of companies launch the perfect app for a minimal investment in time, money and energy. Check out Rainbow Shops, SYN•DI•CATE, Bestseller and John Varvatos for a few examples.

Want to start the process of converting your store into mobile apps? Get a free, personalized demo now and learn what MobiLoud can do for you.

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