Shoppy VS Tapcart
If you’re reading this article you may want to increase sales, increase the credibility of your brand, strengthen the relationship with your customers or offer them the best possible mobile experience. There’s a way to achieve these objectives with just one solution: creating a custom mobile app for your brand.
There are a few ways to create it, you can create your app from scratch, but this solution can be pretty costly and time consuming. The second solution is the most cheap and fast: you can use Shoppy or TapCart to make your app but you should consider the differences between these services.
This is an important decision for your brand and its future. In this article you’ll find a comparison between TapCart and Shoppy on some fundamental characteristics that will help you take the best decision. The elements we’re analyzing are:
- Mobile App Design
- Available integrations
- Easiness to development through Admin
Mobile app design
Results – Shoppy wins 4 to 1
This is one of the hottest UX Designer themes: which navigation approach is the most efficient?
The so-called hamburger menu can be opened by tapping the icon with three lines (☰), also it appears and disappears, the tab-bar instead is always visible on the bottom of the screen.
The first arguments about menus date back to 2014, when the hamburger menu was very used in many famous applications (e.g. Facebook, Spotify).
Here you can read the main reasons why tab-bar navigation is recommended over the hamburger menu one:
- Efficiency: hamburger menu is less efficient because it requires the user two taps, one to open the menu and another to choose the section to go. By using a tab-bar instead, the user can always visible the main app sections.
- Visibility: the hamburger menu “hides” the sections that are not immediately visible inside a side menu.
- Accessibility: As the size of smartphone screens increases, the button to open the menu burger, located at the top right or left, has become less and less accessible.
When a news is published on the app, it is also possible to send a linked push notification. This way users can be tempted to open the application to read the new article.
Being able to customize your app in detail is very important. Shoppy provides way more elements you can add to your homepage compared to TapCart. For example you can add collections or single products, a carousel or a grid of collections/products, news, images, videos, search bar and much more. You can really customize the look and feel of your app. TapCart permits you to customize the product image, Shoppy doesn’t let you do this.
Results – Shoppy wins 1 to 0
Shoppy will guide you step-by-step during the creation of the app for you Shopify store. Shoppy team i s 100% Italian and it has a great experience in the ecommerce field. You can easily book a free demo from this website without obligation.
The Shoppy team will support you from the initial idea until the final release of your app, regardless from which plan you will activate: Seed, Grow or Bloom. You will then receive support whether you are a small business, a growing brand or a structured one.
Results – Shoppy ties with TapCart
What is an integration? Integrations are a way to extend the functionalities of your App. It is known that the more features the app has, the more you would be able to create targeted marketing actions and build customer loyalty.
With Shoppy you can install a limited amount of integrations, number that grows with the pricing plan until the Bloom one, where you can add unlimited integrations.
Even Tapcart, increasing the level of the activated plan, increases the number of integrations that can be connected, but what changes? Some integrations are accessible only in the ‘enterprise’ plan, for example:
- Klaviyo: to create and customize push notifications
- Algolia: to manage filters and offer targeted and effective queries
These integrations are already included in the Seed Shopify plan.
TapCart has surely the advantage over the wide variety of integrations available but Shoppy is particularly keen on the satisfaction of its partners and customers. Clients can even affect the roadmap at any time by suggesting new integrations.
Admin & Builder
Results – Shoppy wins 2 to 1
Let’s start with the common element between the two services: simplicity. Both tools let you reach the objective without needing for coding skills.
“The most boring part of creating an ecommerce is to add products or collections, adjust the settings… will I need to do that also with the app?“
If you’ll be choosing Shoppy the answer is NO. Products, collections and settings of your Shopify store will be automatically synchronized on your native app. This will let you use your time to customize your design thanks to our simplified configurator.
“What if I change some settings from my Shopify Store?”
No big issue, on the app it will be all synchronized.
Results – Shoppy wins 1 a 0
Last, but not least, Shoppy price is way more accessible compared to TapCart. Below you can see the comparison between the plan prosed by the two platforms.
Shoppy studied pricing plans to fit the needs of the shops on Shopify.
The Seed plan is better suited for small realities that search for a simple and easy solution.
The Grow plan is dedicated to expanding brands that want to build customers loyalty.
The Bloom plan on the other hand is dedicated for structured brands that want to take advantage all the potentials of a mobile app.