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5 Best Custom Checkout Apps for Shopify

5 Best Custom Checkout Apps for Shopify

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Chris Rausch
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June 21, 2024

Checkout is one of the most important pages in your Shopify store. After spending all that money finding leads, engaging prospects, and convincing them to become customers, you can’t afford to lose them at the finish line.

Shopify’s base checkout page is pretty boring–even if you’ve upgraded to the news one-page checkout for Shopify. It has all of the features you need to be able to collect payment from your customers, but it doesn’t necessarily encourage them to complete their purchase.

That’s where customizing your checkout page comes in.

In the past few years, Shopify’s checkout switched from code-based checkout.liquid to app-based Checkout Extensibility. It’s now far easier than ever to customize your checkout page–all you have to do is install the right custom checkout app for Shopify.

In this article, we’ll highlight some of the best options to consider and help you choose the right checkout customizer app for you.

The top custom checkout apps to check out for Shopify

When it comes to customization tools, the more options you have, the better. Fortunately, there are a variety of things you can do with these apps.

You can use custom checkout apps to change the look, feel, and function of the checkout page, including adding custom elements, branding the experience, controlling how customers can pay, and much more.

However, it should also be easy to use without developer help and cost-effective for your business.

Here are five options to consider.

#1 - UpsellPlus

UpsellPlus is a full-featured checkout customization and upselling app that gives you a variety of ways to tailor your checkout to your business. You can brand your checkout and add custom visual content like banners, images, and text to capture your customers’ attention as well as payment icons and social proof to help give them the confidence to check out.

UpsellPlus also lets you customize your checkout fields, including adding text boxes for special instructions or notes that are added to the order summary. You can remove unnecessary fields, change their labels, reorder them, add your own fields, and even add validation to address fields to avoid shipping interruptions.

With UpsellPlus, you can also make conditional changes to both your payment and shipping options. You’re able to offer free delivery to customers based on their location, adjust shipping options and times based on distance, allow cash payment and local pickup for local customers, restrict certain payment methods internationally, and more.

In addition to customizing how the page works, you can also upgrade it with checkout upsells. These offers can be customized based on cart contents to ensure you’re offering relevant bundles and upgrades, and they come in multiple display types to help them fit in your custom checkout. Plus, UpsellPlus also supports product, cart drawer, cart page, post-purchase, and ‘thank you’ page upselling to create an all-in-one app that saves you time and money.

Pricing options

UpsellPlus offers a 7-day free trial to get you started. Plan costs depend on the monthly upsell revenue you generate using the app.

  • Launch Plan (non-Plus stores): $49/month for up to $500 monthly upsell revenue, includes payment and shipping method customization only
  • Pro Plan: $119/month for up to $3,000 monthly upsell revenue, includes all features
  • Advanced Plan: $199/month for up to $10,000 in monthly upsell revenue, includes all features
  • Scale Plan: $299/month for up to $15,000 in monthly upsell revenue, includes all features
  • Additional Scale and Unlimited plans are available for enterprise stores.

Features offered

  • Custom text, image, banner, and social proof elements
  • Condition-based shipping and payment customizations
  • Simple branding and styling options
  • Customizable fields with address verification
  • Upsell support for every step of the sales process

#2 - Qikify Checkout Customizer

Qikify offers checkout and post-purchase customization, leveraging Checkout Extensibility’s checkout app functionality for fast branding. You can add a variety of custom elements to checkout, including buttons, text, images, banners, and social proof elements like return policies. Custom fields can be added or removed to save time at checkout or collect more essential information for a more complete experience. It also supports checkout upselling to help you increase revenue at checkout, including add-ons and cross-sells like warranties or free gift minimums. Limited post-purchase customization is also available.

Qikify lacks additional upselling support, however, so you’re limited to upselling at checkout only.

Pricing options 

Qikify offers a 14-day free trial for their paid plans, but also has a free plan with limited features.

  • Free plan has custom payment, delivery, and branding customization
  • Premium: $99/mo for all features

Features offered

  • Checkout upsells
  • Custom fields and add-ons
  • Timers and free gift elements
  • Post-purchase widgets
  • Payment and delivery customizations

#3 - Checkout Blocks

Checkout Blocks makes it fast and easy to customize checkouts using their drag-n-drop editor with a variety of different elements. You can add images, text, additional checkout fields, dynamic elements like timers or free gift minimums, and more. They also support limited checkout upsells to streamline growing your AOV. You can also implement checkout blocking to limit who can place orders and what they can offer, and can use address validation to avoid undeliverable purchases. Finally, they support shipping and payment customization based on customer or location data.

Checkout Blocks doesn’t include additional upselling support past checkout, doesn’t include post-purchase customization, and has pricing based on revenue that’s higher than most competition. Their support got some bad reviews from merchants for being slow and unhelpful.

Pricing options 

Checkout Blocks provides a 7-day free trial with their paid plans as well as a free plan offering basic functionality.

  • Free plan: Basic customization features (no upsells)
  • ‘Revenue’ plans: $200/mo for up to 4,000 monthly orders, scaling up to $450/mo for up to 9,000 monthly orders (with upsells)
  • Unlimited plan: $499/mo

Features offered

  • Checkout upsells and cross-sells (‘Revenue’ plan)
  • Time-based and other interactive elements
  • Drag-n-drop visual editor
  • Custom field creation, editing, and validations
  • Customize payment and shipping options

#4 - Checkout Buddy

Checkout Buddy offers a wide range of checkout customizations, including the ability to upsell and cross-sell at checkout. They have over 30 blocks you can add to checkout, including informational options like text and banners, interactive options like date pickers and dynamic form fields, and upselling offers. They also offer multi-language support, custom rules for displaying payment and shipping options, address validation, and support for post-purchase pages.

Checkout Buddy can only offer upsells at checkout and basic layouts and styling options, which limits how engaging your pages can be.

Pricing options 

Checkout Buddy offers a 10-day free trial for their paid plan and a limited free plan.

  • Free plan: Basic customization options
  • Business: $49/mo for all features, including upsells

Features offered

  • 30+ elements to add
  • Checkout upsells
  • Multi-language support
  • Shipping and payment customization
  • Address validation and custom checkout fields

#5 - Checkout Plus

Checkout Plus supports checkout, post-purchase, and ‘thank you’ page customizations that include custom text, images, buttons, social proof elements, and more. You can change payment and shipping options based on customer information, location, cart contents, and other conditions, including blocking checkout before they accept terms and conditions. They offer basic checkout upsells that can be integrated into your custom checkout to grow AOV, which includes upgrades and product recommendations you create manually.

Checkout Plus only supports checkout upsells and restricts their features behind different paid plans, which can limit how effective the app is depending on your budget.

Pricing options 

Checkout Plus offers a 7-day free trial for all paid plans and a free developer version.

  • Basic: $14.99/mo for basic non-checkout customizations (not limited to Shopify Plus)
  • Plus: $29.99/mo for checkout customizations (requires Plus)
  • Advanced: $39.99/mo with upsells (requires Plus)

Features offered

  • Checkout upselling (with Advanced plan)
  • Checkout, post-purchase, ‘thank you’ page customization
  • Notes, custom fields, and delivery instruction boxes
  • Social media and sharing elements for post-purchase pages
  • Payment and shipping customizations with address validation

Get started with UpsellPlus today with a free 7-day trial

When it comes to an all-in-one solution for upgrading your checkout process, there’s no option that’s more complete than UpsellPlus. You’ll have access to a world-class upselling app and a complete checkout customization app in one, allowing you to build engaging, high-converting checkouts with upsells that lead to more revenue and a higher AOV.

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