The 5 Best Shop2App Alternatives

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In this article, we'll give you a brief overview of Shop2App, how it works, and the pros and cons. We'll compare it to 5 different Shop2App 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 Shop2App?

Shop2App is a Shopify-focused app builder with a range of features and integrations.

Now let's take a look at Shop2App's pricing.

Shop2App Pricing

Shop2App has 3 tiers of pricing:

  • Basic: $299/mo
  • Growth: $699/mo
  • Enterprise: starts at $1,299/mo

The Basic plan offers both Android & iOS apps with unlimited design blocks and automated push notifications. If you need app integrations, you can opt into the Growth plan. It gives you everything in Basic plus 2 integrations, a customizable PDP, and a dedicated app designer. The Enterprise plan is for those who want custom development, more integrations, and a personalized home screen & cart.

Shop2App Pros & Cons

Shop2App is well-regarded and is capable of building decent apps. As a drag-and-drop, block based app builder though it has its limitations - and will not be able to completely recreate your web store with all its existing features and functionality. For what it is, it is also on the pricier end.

Now we've had an overview of the tool, its pricing, and its pros and cons. It's time to move on and start looking at some Shop2App alternatives, starting with our own site-to-app platform, MobiLoud.

Shop2App Alternative #1: MobiLoud

MobiLoud powers thousands of top apps, and allows you to convert your site into native eCommerce apps in just days, for a fraction of the cost of custom development.

Our eCommerce app platform integrates with any CMS - whether it's Shopify, WooCommerce, PrestaShop, or any other - and let you reuse every plugin, feature and functionality from your main web store.

MobiLoud is the best way to convert your web store into native eCommerce apps for iOS and Android, as well as the best alternative to Shop2App.

There are several key reasons why:

  1. No templates, no blocks, no APIs - we don't restrict you to our pre-built front-ends, we allow you to convert your web store completely, and to reuse all your existing plugins, themes, and tech stack.
  2. Keep what works - you already built your ideal site for the web, tweaking it endlessly for conversions and sales. With MobiLoud you can translate that directly into m-commerce native apps, without needing to reinvent the wheel. You already did the hard part, we handle the rest!
  3. Easy Management - many app builder platforms like Shop2App gives you an extra CMS to manage, adding work for you and your team. Since MobiLoud apps sync with your web store in real time, this work is eliminated, you just need to keep managing and updating your store as usual, and if you want to change something specifically for the apps, use our easy no-code UI.
  4. Done for you - there's no need for you to fiddle, drag-and-drop, or waste time trying to set the apps up. You just need to tell us any special requirements, add some key information, and our team handle all technical aspects of the app build including submissions to Google Play and the AppStore.

MobiLoud Pricing

We have two standard pricing tiers:

  • Startup - For fast launching and validation: $170/month
  • Growth - Perfect for more established businesses: $382/month

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

The difference between MobiLoud and Shop2App is clear.

For a lower price point, MobiLoud packs far more value than Shop2App, allowing you to integrate everything from your site in the ideal native shopping app UX.

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Now we've blown our own trumpet, here are a few other Shop2App alternatives that you're likely to see around the web.

Shop2App Alternative #2: Tapcart  

Tapcart is a platform designed for businesses to build mobile apps for Shopify. It offers features like push notifications, in-app messaging, and Shopify plugin integrations.

Tapcart Pricing

Tapcart has three plans:

  • Core - 15 blocks, basic features, and basic integrations - $200/mo
  • Ultimate - unlimited blocks, advanced features, and integrations - $400/mo
  • Enterprise - unlimited custom blocks, dedicated customer success manager, and premium integrations - $1K/mo

The more costly the plan is, the better app features and benefits you get.

Shop2App Alternative #3: Vajro

Vajro is a cost-effective app builder focused on Shopify, suitable for smaller eCommerce businesses. They utilize templates and drag-and-drop widgets to create branded apps integrated with Shopify using API. Nonetheless, the heavy reliance on templates means that users will not be able to precisely recreate their web stores, even on higher-tier plans.

Vajro  Pricing

Vajro has four plans:

  • Starter - basic features and integrations - $99/mo
  • Core - advanced features and integrations - $249/mo
  • Premium - premium features and integrations - $499/mo
  • Plus - premium features, integrations, and priority support - $999/mo

The more costly the plan is, the better app functionalities and benefits you get.

Shop2App Alternative #4: Shopney

As an easy-to-operate app builder for Shopify eCommerce stores, Shopney is known for its robust integrations, themes, and features. It can serve well if you're looking for a simple app that mirrors your site's product catalogue. However, being a template-based builder, it can't convert your site entirely into iOS and Android apps or let you reuse your existing plugins, themes, and features. For unique and complex businesses, this will pose limitations as you have to squeeze your web store into their pre-build mold.

Shopney Pricing

Shopney has four plans:

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

Shop2App Alternative #5: MageNative  

MageNative is a well-known Shopify mobile app builder, targeting fashion, food, and marketplace apps with pre-built themes. It provides an affordable option for creating eCommerce apps on iOS and Android. While generally well-reviewed, some users complain about the platform's inflexibility and the difficulty of converting their web stores. With drag-and-drop, template-based app builders like MageNative, you will need to compromise on features and functionality and will never be able to truly recreate your web store.

MageNative Pricing

MageNative has three plans:

  • Basic - 3 free themes and core features - $49/mo
  • Growth - 6 free themes and enhanced support - $69/mo
  • Enterprise - 9 free themes and unlimited features - $99/mo

The more costly the plan is, the better benefits you get.

Let's Build Your eCommerce Apps

We've looked at a few Shop2App alternatives, and given you some key information about each.

As we've seen, many of these tools share the same fatal flaws. On the one hand - their reliance on blocks, themes, templates, and pre-built widgets does allow you to build and launch (some kind of) eCommerce app fast, affordably and easily compared to custom development. On the other, this same reliance puts you and your brand in a straightjacket.

It means that you will only ever approximate your web store, and you'll be forever at the mercy of whatever pre-built features they have as well as whatever data they can fetch via API (which can change). The apps will be a branded shell with some of your data pulled in and not much more.

While this is OK for simple stores is basic and small product ranges and features, this will almost always be a deal breaker for serious eCommerce brands. You probably have a finely-tuned tech stack, along with all the plugins, third-party integrations, and custom features you need to drive sales and revenue optimally. To discard all this hard work for cookie-cutter apps with your logo on will rarely make strategic sense.

That's why, although we're biased of course, we believe MobiLoud is not only the best Shop2App alternative but a superior alternative to every eCommerce mobile app builder on the market.

The first key reason: we allow you to reuse everything from your site in the apps.

If it already works well on the mobile web, it'll be even better as iOS and Android apps. It makes no sense to ditch that winning formula and those painstakingly chosen tools just to compromise with restrictive templates. That's too much of downgrade from what you've already built, and with MobiLoud - unnecessary. Keep what already works.

The second core reason: it's so simple to manage MobiLoud apps.

Platforms like Shop2App will often add hours per week to your workflow with effectively a new CMS to manage. In contrast - MobiLoud apps sync in real time with your site. There's no need to manually add new product lines, update pricing, or worry about keeping the apps up to date. The apps will reflect changes and updates to your site instantly.

This goes for any core changes you make to your site too. You can switch out plugins, pull off a major rebrand, or build whatever custom functionality you choose. It doesn't matter what it is - it'll work straight out of the box in the apps, which can grow with your brand into the future.

On top of this, our team handle any ongoing updates and maintenance needed as part of our service, along with all fiddly aspects of the app build and bringing them live to Google Play and the AppStore. We work with you to ensure your apps are a success, and we're only ever an email or phone call away.

MobiLoud allows you to combine the best of the web with the best of native apps. It's a winning formula, check out the success these eCommerce brands have had:

  1. Rainbow Shops
  3. Bestseller
  4. John Varvatos

Over 1000 other businesses have used MobiLoud to build winning apps - and you can too.

Unlike with Shop2App, there's no risk. We don't do long-term contracts and we'll refund you if you're unhappy with the apps. If you're like most of our eCommerce customers - the apps will pay for themselves almost immediately.

It all starts with a call with one of our app experts, where we go over your exact requirements for the apps and answer your questions.

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