Bold Subscriptions vs Recharge Subscriptions

Brands using Recharge are switching to Bold Subscriptions

Brands using Recharge are switching to Bold Subscriptions for Shopify Checkout for our long-standing subscriptions expertise, exceptional support and ability to maximize customer lifetime value by boosting average order value.

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Brands that value expertise trust Bold Subscriptions for Shopify Checkout
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Three reasons why brands are switching to Bold

Over a decade of experience

Trust the most experienced app developer on Shopify, with 760,000+ app installs, and 5,000+ installs on Shopify Plus

Industry leading support

Never outsourced, rely on our exceptional Canadian-based team of Shopify app experts

Boost AOV, maximize CLTV

Maximize customer lifetime value with the only Shopify subscriptions app designed to increase average order value

Bold Subscriptions for Shopify Checkout does it better

Looking for an alternative to Recharge Subscriptions? See why brands are switching to Bold Subscriptions to run their subscriptions business smoothly.

Industry leading support

Bold Subscriptions
  • Canadian-based team of seasoned Shopify app experts
  • Industry leading support, always included
  • Dedicated support available for enterprise brands
Recharge Subscriptions

  • Limited customer support dependent on service-level agreement
  • Poor response time reported
  • Costly

Free, white-glove migration service

Bold Subscriptions
  • The best, most-experienced migrations support in the industry
  • Never outsourced
  • Always free for brands switching to Bold
  • Get 3 months free when you switch to Bold!*
  • Support that doesn’t stop once the migration is complete
Recharge Subscriptions
  • Minimal migration support
  • Generally outsourced to external agencies lacking expertise
  • Costly
  • Limited post-migration support

Make more on every order

Bold Subscriptions
  • The only subscriptions app with a native upsell app, optimized to increase average order value so you can make more money
Recharge Subscriptions
  • No built-in subscription upsells

Ease of use

Bold Subscriptions
  • From install to subscriptions running on your store in less than 60 seconds!
  • User-friendly design you'll love
Recharge Subscriptions
  • Complicated setup geared towards agency assistance


Bold Subscriptions
  • 99.98% uptime - highest of any subscription app on Shopify!
  • Stable and robust product
Recharge Subscriptions
  • Code interdependencies and bugs
  • Features built quickly with single points of failure


Bold Subscriptions

Core: $49.99/month

+1% of orders containing subscription products

Custom enterprise pricing available

Recharge Subscriptions

Standard: $99/month
+1.25% and 19¢ per transaction

Pro (most popular): $499/month
+1% and 19¢ per transaction

(The 19¢ transaction fee equates to an additional 2% on a $10/month subscription, or 1% on a $20/month subscription, totalling 2-3.25% in transaction fees)

Some customers reported unexpected costs/price increases


Bold Subscriptions
  • Shopify Plus Certified
  • The first ever Shopify Plus Certified Subscription app
  • Designed, built, tested and certified for the biggest stores on Shopify
  • Built on enterprise grade infrastructure
Recharge Subscriptions
  • Shopify Plus Certified
  • Use add-ons for additional cost to scale


Bold Subscriptions
  • Extensive APIs to create, extend, and scale any unique subscription experience you can imagine
Recharge Subscriptions
  • APIs are available with limited documentation

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"Bold has the best apps, for the best price, with the best support. I’ve been using them for the better part of a decade and it finally became time for me to migrate away from Recharge when they raised the prices of our plan. Chaysen and his team made the process so easy. Everyone we worked with was incredibly responsive."

Switch from Recharge Subscriptions and get 3 months free!*

Customers using a legacy version of Recharge Subscriptions are required to migrate to Shopify Checkout by October 18, 2024. Let us help you seamlessly move your subscription business to Shopify Checkout and enjoy 3 months free* of Bold Subscriptions for Shopify Checkout.

Schedule your free migration

Industry leading white-glove migration

Get the white-glove treatment from our experts for an easy, seamless, always-free migration experience.

White-glove migration service, free of charge

Our in-house experts are the industry’s best. At Bold, we don't ever outsource or charge for migrations, and we won't pass you off to an agency to complete your migration to Shopify Checkout for a hefty price.

Zero downtime or interruptions

Get seamless migration with no downtime or interruptions to your existing subscriptions – your customers will never know!

Dedicated & friendly support before, during and after migration

Our support doesn’t stop once migration is complete. We’re here to assist with your subscriptions whenever you need us. At Bold, great customer service is who we are and critical to not only our success, but yours as well!

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Grow your business with the only subscriptions app designed to increase average order value

Brands make more money with Bold

Choose the only subscriptions app on Shopify designed to sell more to your most loyal customers. Pair with Bold Upsell for powerful upselling and cross-selling before, during and after checkout. Boost average order value, and maximize customer lifetime value.

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Fully customizable customer portal

Empower your subscribers with a fully customizable customer portal. They can manage their subscriptions, skip or pause orders, edit preferences, reschedule deliveries, and even swap products – all within a user-friendly environment.

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Seamless management

Engineered for seamless collaboration with a variety of other tools, guaranteeing uninterrupted workflows. Integrates effortlessly with marketing platforms, order management systems, service desks, and other critical tools without any compatibility issues.

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Plug and play

Bold Subscriptions works with the tools and solutions you already use, plus the freedom to integrate with others you choose.

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Scale and grow

Shopify Plus Certified

As a Shopify Plus certified app, Bold Subscriptions provides enterprise-level features and support for businesses looking to scale and succeed in the competitive ecommerce landscape.

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Frequently asked questions

How long does a migration take?

Migrations can easily be completed in less than a day once they are scheduled with our team. To experience our white-glove service, we recommend speaking with our migration experts who can assess your specific needs and work with you to build a timeline that works for you and your business!

How do I start a migration?

Simply reach out to our team here!

Is it difficult to migrate my existing subscriptions from Recharge to Bold Subscriptions for Shopify Checkout?

No matter what app you’re currently using, we can help you get set up with Bold. Every migration is unique, and we are committed to providing our customers with a personalized and hassle-free experience. So why wait? Make the switch and experience it today!

How much does it cost to migrate?

You can migrate without spending a dime! We believe that you should be able to migrate without worrying about additional costs and that is why we offer this service free of charge.

How will migration impact my customers?

We offer migrations with no disruptions to your customers. Your customers won’t even know a migration is happening!

How customizable are the subscription offerings with Bold Subscriptions for Shopify Checkout?

The subscription offering is highly customizable. With Bold Subscriptions, you can easily add a subscription option to your products, offer subscribe & save discounts, and a variety of frequency options to encourage recurring orders.

Our app supports standard subscriptions out of the box, allowing you to create, customize, and build your own unique subscription offerings. You can use the cutoff days feature to match your billing cycle with your fulfillment cycle for a seamless flow.

For more detailed information, please refer to the provided links:

Subscriptions Overview
Setup Subscriptions
Bold Subscriptions Product Page

For more FAQ, visit our product page.

*Migrations from any other subscription service such as Recharge, Paywhirl, Ordergroove, Appstle, Skio, etc, all qualify for 3 months of free subscription app fees with Bold Subscriptions on Shopify Checkout. Upgrades from Bold V1 qualify for 1 month free subscription fees.

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