I've compared every Shopify affiliate app for you and narrowed them down to my top 3 picks. I've done the research and found that these three Shopify affiliate apps offer a rich selection of features, ease of use, and a good bang for your buck in their respective categories. This isn't to say that another app isn't good or wouldn't work for you, but based on my extensive research, these three apps are a great place to start your search. You can also check out my Shopify Affiliate App Comparison Chart to see all your available affiliate software options, or fill out this short questionnaire and I can recommend one for you. Otherwise, continue below to my Top 3 Picks.
Winner for Features vs Value: LeadDyno
Plans & Price: $29/mo – $349/mo
All plans include unlimited affiliates, orders, phone, e-mail, and live chat support. The bigger plans include more unique visitors per month to your site.
Highlight Features: Discount Code Tracking, Recurring Commissions, SKU Specific Commissions, Affiliate Specific Commissions, Assign Customers to Affiliates, Automatic Shopify Refund Sync, Two-Tier Affiliates Levels, Multiple Stores, On-Domain Affiliate Signup Pages & Dashboard, Affiliate Marketplace
Review: LeadDyno was founded in 2012 by a Sacramento, CA development team. Their software plays very nice with Shopify via their official Shopify app. And without sacrificing an easy to use interface, they're able to offer a full suite of features that you'd expect from a moderately priced affiliate software. They offer more than the traditional 3 plans that other company's offer which means you won't break the bank while growing your store revenue. Additionally, they offer phone, e-mail, and live chat support on all plans. Overall, another great solution for e-commerce stores big and small.
Winner for Medium/High Ticket Item Stores: Refersion
Plans & Price: $89/mo / Custom Pricing for Higher
All plans include unlimited affiliates and monthly visitors, the ability to track sales by discount code, emails, or SKU, and the ability to offer different commission rates for individual affiliates or products. The Professional Plan is limited by the quantity of affiliate sales generated in a month. The Custom plan includes a higher quantity of sales.
Highlight Features: Unlimited Monthly Visitors, Discount Code Tracking, SKU Specific Commissions, Multiple Stores, Gift Card Payouts, Affiliate Marketplace
Review: Since Refersion charges based on the quantity of affiliate sales processed in a given month, I recommend them for medium/higher ticket item stores, or stores with an average checkout of $30-$60 or higher. At that level, their fee structure becomes very attractive because you're only paying incrementally for sales, and not for traffic, whereas many other apps charge based on the number of visits regardless of where they originate from. Whereas if you're a high volume low ticket store, you might prefer paying for traffic and getting unlimited sales.
Winner for Small Startup Stores: Affiliatly
Plans & Price: $16/mo – $39/mo
All plans include unlimited visitors, tracking requests, orders, and sales. The bigger plans include more affiliates.
Highlight Features: Easy Setup, Discount Code Tracking, Per Visitor Rewards, Recurring Commissions, SKU Specific Commissions, Two-Tier Affiliates Levels, Gift Card Payouts
Review: If you're a do-it-yourselfer running your own Shopify store who doesn't have much website coding experience, are working with a limited budget, or want to test the waters with an affiliate management software that's easy to setup and get running, I recommend checking out Affiliatly. Plans begin at $16/month after a free 30 day trial and every plan offers the full suite of features, limited only by the number of affiliates allowed. Even though I recommend this software for budget-conscious startup stores, it's actually quite feature rich and would be great to run your mid-sized affiliate program too. I use Affiliatly to power the affiliate programs on a couple of my print-on-demand t-shirt stores. Anytime I've needed help, the support team has responded back within a few hours, and I've never had any hangups with the software. Affiliatly is one of the first places I recommend looking for new store owners.
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