Shopify Apps

Recharge vs Skio vs Loop: Which is a better Shopify subscription app for your DTC brand?

Vipul Babbar
March 12, 2024
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In this post, we will conduct an in-depth comparison between two subscription platforms, Recharge and Skio and also tell you why Loop Subscriptions is the best alternative in the market to both these platforms

Let's dissect the Recharge vs Skio comparison and give a breakdown in terms of pricing, features, customization and integrations.

Recharge: One of the established subscription apps

Recharge is popular amongst Shopify brands as well as BigCommerce and WooCommerce brands. It is considered as the venerable captain of the ship in the domain of subscription management. It has a well-established presence in the D2C industry.

Quick Feature overview of Recharge Payments

  • Subscription management: Recharge offers a subscription portal for brands to enable their customers to manage subscriptions
  • Bundles: Brands can create bundles on their store
  • Loyalty: Recharge also has a loyalty feature that integrates with their subscriptions offering
  • Flows: Helps brands to automate their subscription workflow

Brands can customize the functionalities available in Recharge to meet their needs.

Recharge Payments Pricing

Recharge offers three types of plans on their website starting from $99. This includes different features in different plans. They also charge 1.25% transaction fees + 19¢ per order in their Standard plan.

Recharge Support & Integrations

To know more about Recharge support, one should see their Shopify App reviews.
Recharge integrates with Shopify and apps like Klaviyo, Gorgias, Attentive, TapCart and others.

One of the reasons why brands migrate to Loop is because of a far better support and ideal pricing plans for a great feature set

Why is Loop considered a great alternative to Recharge Payments?

We have created a platform that has been built directly with the feedback of DTC community

  • Fully customizable bundles and portal
  • Inbuild smart dunning management solution
  • Automate and personalise subscriber journeys with Loop Flows
  • Best-in-class cancellation flows

Loop Subscriptions's pricing structure is designed to accommodate businesses of all sizes, making it an excellent option for startups and established enterprises alike.

We charge only 0.75% transaction fees and no additional charges - 0¢ per order

Here is a detailed comparison of Loop vs Recharge

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Skio: New App on the Block

In the world of subscription management, Skio is an emerging app. It uses Shopify subscription APIs and powers subscriptions through the native checkout.

Quick Feature overview of Skio

  • Quick checkout with Shop-pay: Customers can buy subscriptions from DTC brands with Shop Pay
  • Create subscriptions manually: Brands can create subscriptions inside the merchant portal
  • OTP-less and password-less portal login to manage subscriptions
  • Bundles: Skio also gives the ability to create Bundles on the store.

Skio Pricing

Skio offers two types of plans i.e. Dog Plan and a Cat Plan and their pricing starts from $399 as mentioned on their website. They also charge 1% on order fee + 20¢ transaction fee 

The features depend upon the plan you select.

Support & Integrations

Skio integrates with Shopify and apps like Klaviyo, AfterSell, Attentive, Postscript and others.

To know more about Skio support, one must see the Shopify App reviews. One of the reasons why brands migrate to Loop is because of a far better support and ideal pricing plans for a great feature set.

Why do brands choose Loop over Skio?

Loop holds an edge over Skio with our fully customizable portal and bundle builder.
One of the brands that shifted from a Skio to Loop observed an immediate improvement in the UI/UX of the customer portal and saw a decrease in the number of support tickets generated to manage subscriptions.

We have -

  • In-built gamification feature
  • Fully customizable bundles and customer portal
  • Inbuilt smart dunning management solution
  • Automate and personalise subscriber journeys with Loop Flows
  • Best-in-class cancellation flows

Loop Subscriptions's pricing structure is designed to accommodate businesses of all sizes, making it an excellent option for startups and established enterprises alike.

We charge only 0.75% transaction fees and no additional charges - 0¢ per order

Here is a detailed comparison of Loop vs Skio

Recharge vs Skio vs Loop Comparison Table

RECHARGE VS SKIO VS LOOP
Recharge Skio Loop
Transaction Fees 1% (Pro) 1% (Standard) 0.75% (Enterprise)
Shopify App Reviews 1489* 166* 205*
No-code bundle builder ? ? Yes
Includes bar trends of the last 6 months of cancellation reasons, Average orders before cancellation ? ? Yes
Add A Free Merch (Product) On 5th (Any) Order ? ? Yes
Gamify customer portal by adding a banner - "X orders away from free merch". Increases LTV ?
Not possible without developer
? Yes

*Last updated in October 2023.

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