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Skio vs. Bold

Skio
Bold
Skio
Bold

Monthly pricing
$299/month (annually) or $399/month (month-to-month)
$49.99/month

Monthly pricing
$299/month (annually) or $399/month (month-to-month)
$49.99/month

Transaction fee
(orders with a subscription)
1% + 20¢
1%

Transaction fee
(orders with a subscription)
1% + 20¢
1%

SMS pricing
Free
1%

SMS pricing
Free
1%

Number of Shopify App Store reviews
(as of 6/15)
Claims to have migrations available for a limited # of merchants
(most customers seem to be stuck on the legacy app)

Number of Shopify App Store reviews
(as of 6/15)
Claims to have migrations available for a limited # of merchants
(most customers seem to be stuck on the legacy app)

More than 100 live brands
Claims to have migrations available for a limited # of merchants
(most customers seem to be stuck on the legacy app)

More than 100 live brands
Claims to have migrations available for a limited # of merchants
(most customers seem to be stuck on the legacy app)

Founder(s) with engineering background
(important for hiring world-class engineers)

Founder(s) with engineering background
(important for hiring world-class engineers)

Founder(s) with agency background
(Wieden+Kennedy)

Founder(s) with agency background
(Wieden+Kennedy)

Public investor page for transparency

Public investor page for transparency

(increase conversions by 72%, aka. native Shopify checkout)
(unavailable on old Bold app)

(increase conversions by 72%, aka. native Shopify checkout)
(unavailable on old Bold app)

(easy 4-digit code by SMS and email, reduce customer tickets by 25%)
Password

(easy 4-digit code by SMS and email, reduce customer tickets by 25%)
Password

(we've partnered with Source Medium to have them power our subscription analytics)
Password

(we've partnered with Source Medium to have them power our subscription analytics)
Password

(increase AOV and reduce churn with build-a-box out of the box)

(increase AOV and reduce churn with build-a-box out of the box)

(increase AOV since customers get rewarded for bigger orders)

(increase AOV since customers get rewarded for bigger orders)

(autologin to Shopify when you log in passwordlessly with Skio. requires Shopify Plus)
Unknown

(autologin to Shopify when you log in passwordlessly with Skio. requires Shopify Plus)
Unknown

(customers can gift their next order to a friend instead of skipping)
Unknown

(customers can gift their next order to a friend instead of skipping)
Unknown

(skip next order by half the interval)
Unknown

(skip next order by half the interval)
Unknown

(passwordless login is optional)
Password

(passwordless login is optional)
Password

(React, Next.js, GraphQL)
$50,000 + $500/month
(Shopify theme developer project + maintenance cost)

(React, Next.js, GraphQL)
$50,000 + $500/month
(Shopify theme developer project + maintenance cost)

(add-on feature, invite-only while we get statistically significant data, similar to Sprint & Spotify family plans)

(add-on feature, invite-only while we get statistically significant data, similar to Sprint & Spotify family plans)

(similar to ElectricSMS)

(similar to ElectricSMS)

(make it easy for customers to add your number as a contact with picture)

(make it easy for customers to add your number as a contact with picture)

(direct integration)

(direct integration)

(take actions with 1-click by email, supports 1-time upsell similar to ARPU)

(take actions with 1-click by email, supports 1-time upsell similar to ARPU)

(SKU swapping, native checkout)

(SKU swapping, native checkout)

(split one subscription into multiple frequencies, payment methods, and more)

(split one subscription into multiple frequencies, payment methods, and more)

(native Shopify checkout)

(native Shopify checkout)

(place order regardless, place order for in-stock items, skip order, retry order daily)

(place order regardless, place order for in-stock items, skip order, retry order daily)

(fine-tune day/hour range for billing customers)

(fine-tune day/hour range for billing customers)

(change any of the text in the subscription portal without calling in a developer)

(change any of the text in the subscription portal without calling in a developer)

(unavailable on legacy Bold app, available on native Bold app)

(unavailable on legacy Bold app, available on native Bold app)

(set retry intervals, maximum retries, and cancel after # of retries)
Unknown

(set retry intervals, maximum retries, and cancel after # of retries)
Unknown

(send customizable emails/SMS after failed payments with an option to reset payment method)
Unknown

(send customizable emails/SMS after failed payments with an option to reset payment method)
Unknown

GraphQL API

GraphQL API

Cat and dog pricing plans

Cat and dog pricing plans
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Bev
Bev
Muddy Bites
MatchaBar
Remedy Organics
Facetheory
Krave Beauty
Stryx
One Blade
Doe Lashes
Barukas
Red Bay Coffee
Gooey.
Siete Foods
Sunsoil
Ugmonk.
Munkpack
Simulate
Everyday Dose
Backbone
ZBiotics
Semaine Health
Somos
Magic Mind
Uprising
Zox
Huron
XCJ
BelliWelli
Culture Pop
Bubs Naturals
Summer Water
Strong Coffee
Ritual Zero Proof
Wellnesse
Heights
Taika
Immi
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Ready to sell subscriptions without ripping your hair out?

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A world-class subscription experience requires world-class engineers.
It's painful hiring said world-class engineers, but we've done it (hence why Skio ends up being best-in-class).

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