Comparison of Shopify Membership Apps

With an increasing number of membership apps available on the Shopify app store, we wanted to offer merchants a comprehensive comparison of the current apps. We hope this will make it easier to choose the app that’s right for your membership business.

For summaries of Simplee Memberships vs. other apps, use these links to skip down:

Simplee Memberships vs. Conjured Memberships || Simplee Memberships vs. Bold Memberships || Simplee Memberships vs. AAA Memberships

App Name
Shopify Reviews
Pricing
Detailed pricing below
App Trial
Buy Products along with Membership
Works with Shopify Discount Codes
Standard Perks
Restrict Pages / Content
Restrict Products
Restrict Collections
Restrict Blogs
Restrict Prices
Restrict Cart Button
Advanced Perks
Shopify POS Integration
Free Shipping
Storewide Discount
Product / Collection Discount
Free Gift on Signup
Advanced Features
Custom Form Fields
Merchant Notifications
Failed Credit Card Recovery
Member Email Notifications
Customer Portal
Free Trials
Discounted Trials
Lifetime Memberships
API Access
Integrations
Klaviyo
MailChimp
Churnbuster
Email Services
Pricing
50 Members
1,000 Members
5,000 Members
10,000 Members
Simplee Memberships
(14)
Starts at $14.99 + $0.20/member
14 Days
Shopify's Checkout

Offer POS discounts to members

Using Shopify Discount Code or 3rd Party App

Using Shopify Discount Code or 3rd Party App

Using Shopify Discount Code or 3rd Party App

Get additional information when members sign up

Send emails when important events take place

Email customers and retry failing credit cards

Send members emails when their membership starts

Beautiful portal to update billing and manage membership

via Shopify Customer Tags

Mailgun
$24.99/month
$189.99/month
$549.99/month
$799.99/month
Conjured Memberships
(4)
Starts at $69 + 1% transaction fee
30 Days
Shopify's Checkout

Using Shopify Discount Code or 3rd Party App

Using Shopify Discount Code or 3rd Party App

Using Shopify Discount Code or 3rd Party App

Email customers and retry failing credit cards

Send members emails when their membership starts

Basic portal

Only on $499+ plan

SendGrid
* Assuming transaction fees on a $20/mth membership
$79- $504/month
$269 - $599/month
$999/month
$1,499/month
Bold Memberships
(272)
Starts at $9.99
14 Days
Requires Stripe account - does not use Shopify

Using Shopify Discount Code or 3rd Party App

Using Shopify Discount Code or 3rd Party App

Using Shopify Discount Code or 3rd Party App

Send members emails when their membership starts

Basic portal
$9.99/month
$49.99/month
$199.99/month
$299.99/month
AAA Memberships
(51)
Starts at $7.99
7 Days
Requires Stripe or PayPal account - does not use Shopify

Using Shopify Discount Code or 3rd Party App

Creates Shopify Draft Order

Using Shopify Discount Code or 3rd Party App

Send members emails when their membership starts

Basic portal
$19/month
$149/month
$249/month
$349/month

Simplee Memberships vs. Conjured Memberships

The following is a list of items where we believe Simplee Memberships is a better choice over Conjured Memberships. Please contact us if any of this information is incorrect.

Pricing
POS Integration
Customer Portal
Summary
Simplee Memberships
Starts at $9.99 + $0.20 / member
Only membership app to offer POS discounts
Attractive Portal
Overall, Simplee and Conjured offer many of the same features. Their app is priced much higher than ours, and is missing some key features that might be important to your business.
Conjured Memberships
Starts at $69 + 1% fee
Basic Portal

Simplee Memberships vs. Bold Memberships

The following is a list of items where we believe Simplee Memberships is a better choice over Bold Memberships. Please contact us if any of this information is incorrect.

Checkout Used
POS Integration
Customer Portal
Features
Summary
Simplee Memberships
We use the Shopify Checkout. This is a huge advantage over Bold Memberships. It is a much better experience for customers.
Only membership app to offer POS discounts
Attractive Portal
We have several features not offered by Bold, and have many coming out later this year.
Simplee and Bold offer very different apps. Bold's membership app has not been updated in years, and uses older technology
Bold Memberships
Requires a totally separate checkout experience using Stripe. It's a bad customer experience.
Basic Portal
Features have not changed in years

Simplee Memberships vs. AAA Memberships (or Membership Management Suite)

The following is a list of items where we believe Simplee Memberships is a better choice over AAA Memberships. Please contact us if any of this information is incorrect.

Checkout Used
POS Integration
Customer Portal
Features
Summary
Simplee Memberships
We use the Shopify Checkout. This is a huge advantage over Bold Memberships. It is a much better experience for customers.
Only membership app to offer POS discounts
Attractive Portal
We have several features not offered by Bold, and have many coming out later this year.
Simplee and AAA offer very different apps. While AAA does offer discounting without requiring discount codes, it's a limited type of discount that doesn't outweigh the cons.
AAA Memberships
Requires a totally separate checkout experience using Stripe. It's a bad customer experience.
Basic Portal
Features have not changed in years

Why does the checkout matter?

It’s important for you to consider the two classes of membership apps available on Shopify today: those who use the Shopify Checkout, and those who don’t. Today, the only membership apps which do use Shopify’s Checkout are Simplee Memberships and Conjured Memberships.

Why are different checkouts used?

Until November, 2020, Shopify did not allow its apps to use the Shopify Checkout for recurring payments. This is why apps like ReCharge and Bold Subscriptions created their own checkouts, and why Bold Memberships and AAA Memberships also use their own checkout. Bold and AAA decided not to build a custom checkout, but to use basic checkouts by Stripe and PayPal.

Why is this important?

Because customers must purchase memberships using a custom form embedded somewhere on your store, the customer experience is fairly bad. Here are some of the reasons why using the Shopify Checkout is better:

  •  You can sell memberships using existing Shopify products. This means you can use the same product page as all your other products, track inventory, sell the membership as a digital good, optionally collect shipping information from your customers, etc…
  • Customers can purchase their membership along with any other products in your store. This means that instead of selling a membership alone, then requiring customers to come back for other products, they can add memberships with any other products from your store in a single cart!
  • You can leverage existing Shopify emails when the order is generated, and the order will reflect that it is a membership product
  • You can use Shopify discount codes for your memberships – whether you want to discount the first order, or the entire membership, Shopify discount codes have you covered!
  • You can use Shopify’s automatic discounts to offer discounts on memberships when specific criteria are met
  • Your Shopify analytics will show all membership orders
  • The overall experience is simply better for customers