purchasing apps versus monthly payment?

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just starting a shopify store.  was previously on magento where most extensions/apps you could purchase for a one-time fee.  In looking at app store, all of the apps I have looked at only have a monthly fee option - is that pretty much the norm?  thank you in advance for your input

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Shopify Partner
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Hi @ga81 welcome to Shopify Community

Yes, that's pretty normal on Shopify, almost all apps you can find on Shopify Apps have a monthly fee.

Pricing model can be different from apps to apps but usually are tiered. Plans could be:

  • "features based":
  • "volume based" (e.g. number of orders, number of customers, total pageviews)
  • "plan based"(eg. Shopify Advanced, Shopify Plus etc.)
  • or a mix of everything

Some of them offer discounts if you pay annually.


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Shopify Partner
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Hi @ga81 

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Shopify App Store offers lots of great apps that are aimed to provide various solutions and cover different aspects. Most of the applications have monthly fee plans. Therefore, I would suggest you consider apps that have several features within one app, so-called "all-in-one applications". For instance, Growave replaces 5 apps and offers Reviews, Wishlist, Rewards & Loyalty, Social Login, a shoppable Instagram gallery on Shopify store under one dashboard.

Also, I recommend taking advantage of free trials in order to understand whether certain app suits your business or not.

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