See how Lifetimely stacks up versus other Shopify analytics apps to decide what’s best for your business.
Hey there! If you’ve found this page, you’re probably either new to the market or wondering if a change in analytics software is right for you.
Of course, we would love to have you with us. We think that Lifetimely delivers the most useful features at the greatest value, which has made us the leading Shopify app in the industry.
But different businesses have different needs. And depending on your budget and the features you’re looking for, you might be better off with one of our competitors.
To help you compare the leading solutions on the market, we’ve broken down the main features and selling points of each app while addressing FAQs of potential subscribers. We’ll take you through these considerations at a high-level first, and then with individual pages that compare Lifetimely with each major alternative.
|Peel Insights||Glew||BeProfit||Omniconvert||Polar Analytics|
|All plans under $150/mo|
|Pricing not tied to revenue|
|All basic integrations (Google, FB, Bing)|
|Integrations with all other major ad platforms (Snapchat, Pinterest, and TikTok)|
|Comprehensive P&L metrics|
|Advanced Customization Options|
|Lifetime Value cohort analysis|
|Month-to-month LTV projections|
What do most Shopify analytics solutions cost?
How much you pay generally depends on which features you want, which integrations you need, and how big your store is (in terms of revenue or order volume).
In general, you can expect to pay:
- $20-50 a month for no frills P&L tracking at relatively low volumes
- $50-150 a month for more advanced analytics or if you have a medium-sized store
- Several hundred dollars a month for niche integrations or if you have a large store
What makes Lifetimely different is that we’re the only major Shopify analytics app that doesn’t tie pricing to the revenue of your store. All four of our plans are under $150/month no matter how much you scale. This makes our pricing both the simplest and most affordable on the market.
Let’s look at some examples of how much you’ll pay in different scenarios:
Example store A
- 250 orders a month
- Only want basic P&L tracking
Example store B
- 1000 orders a month
- Want P&L metrics, LTV cohort analysis, and other advanced reports
Example store C
- 2000+ orders a month
- Want full access to premium features and integrations
|Store A||FREE or $34||$50||FREE or $79||$40 or more#||FREE|
|Store B||$75||$200 or more*||$79 or more* (but no cohort analysis)||$155 or more#||$299 or more* (but no cohort analysis)|
|Store C||$149||Custom pricing||Custom pricing||$450 or more*||Custom pricing|
* Depends on revenue
# BeProfit charges up to $0.30 per extra order above your plan's order limit
^ Glew requires a minimum 12-month subscription
Which apps have the integrations I need?
You can expect almost every app to integrate with Facebook/Instagram Ads, Microsoft/Bing Ads, Google Ads, and Google Analytics.
Beyond that, you can refer below to see which apps accommodate which integrations.*
Lifetimely: Google Sheets, Klaviyo, Magento, Pinterest Ads, ReCharge, ShipBob, ShipStation, Snapchat Ads, TikTok Ads.
Peel Insights: Klaviyo, Kno Commerce, ReCharge, Slack, TikTok Ads.
Glew: Very long list of niche integrations that you can refer to here. Many require a custom-priced plan. Some common ones like Pinterest Ads are lacking.
BeProfit: Aliexpress, Amazon, Outbrain, Pinterest Ads, Snapchat Ads, Taboola, TikTok Ads, Wix, Woo.
Omniconvert: Gorgias, Klaviyo, ReCharge, Sendgrid (but no Microsoft/Bing Ads integration).
Polar Analytics: Criteo, Klaviyo, Pinterest Ads, ReCharge, Snapchat Ads, TikTok ads.
(*Competitor integrations current to summer 2022)
Does every app have the same basic P&L metrics and reports?
Every Shopify app pulls the majority of P&L data straight from Shopify. This means that you likely won’t see much variation in the data itself aside for minor differences in names or definitions.
But there’s a major gap between apps in how easy they make it to 1) review your most important metrics and 2) quickly identify potentially concerning trends in your data.
The key thing to look for is customization options. Does the app allow you to build and organize your own dashboards with your choice of metrics and reports? Can you set custom alerts to notify you if a metric drops above or below a defined range? Can you set custom goals and targets?
Lifetimely, Peel Insights, and Glew offer all of the above.
BeProfit and Polar Analytics offer very basic customization, essentially only allowing you to decide whether or not to include certain metrics in your home dashboard.
And Omniconvert doesn’t offer any customizations at all - all customers are limited to stock reports.
Do different apps have different Lifetime Value calculations?
Yes. Once you go beyond fundamental P&L metrics and move into more advanced analytics and reports, you’ll start to find major differences between apps.
These differences are most apparent and most critical with Lifetime Value calculations. For LTV figures to hold up to any measure of accuracy, reliability, and actionability, they MUST be calculated using cohort analysis.
Lifetimely, Peel Insights, BeProfit, and Polar Analytics all calculate LTV with cohort analysis. Among these four, Lifetimely offers the most options for much more detailed segmentation and analysis.
On the other hand, both Glew and Omniconvert calculate LTV with extremely simplified equations that are functionally useless. This is a major faux pas for what should be the most insightful and actionable advanced metric in your arsenal, and it should be a major consideration in your choice of software.
What features does Lifetimely have that competitors don’t?
Lifetime Value Report with predictive data
Lifetimely has always had the most sophisticated Lifetime Value calculations and cohort analysis on the market. We’re also the only app that offers month-to-month projections of LTV. These AI-generated projections are incredibly useful for revenue forecasting and financial planning.
Benchmarks against other stores in your category
Another differentiator is our Benchmarks tool, which scores your store’s performance versus your competitors and charts your major metrics on a bell curve of Shopify businesses in your industry. No other app offers a comparable alternative.
Lifetime Value Drivers
Our LTV Drivers report is another unique feature. This report gives you automated insights about the products, tags, and discount codes that are most effective in increasing average LTV. In other words, the report pulls out the data that gives you the most leverage for making customer-centric decisions for your business.
Our focus has always been to ship the features that will have the greatest impact on actionability and decision-making. We also build what our members want! You can see our user-generated product roadmap here: lifetimely.upvoty.com.
What features do competitors have that Lifetimely doesn’t?
Every app’s features depend on its integrations, so the few features that Lifetimely lacks generally relate to the integrations that we haven’t built yet.
For example, Peel Insights' integration with Slack makes it easier to share reports internally with a team. Another example is BeProfit’s compatibility with Wix and Woo platforms, which give it more versatility for sellers with a more diverse portfolio of shops (whereas for now we're focused only on Shopify).
Some apps are also more CRM-oriented. Glew has a beautiful CRM that allows you to open up individual customer profiles and analyze an individual customer’s likelihood of churning. This is a great option for sellers who prioritize metrics on the level of the individual.
Of course, no one app will have every feature, and it’s up to you to decide which features are most important to you and which option provides those features for the greatest value.
If Lifetimely is one of the options you’re considering, we hope you give us a shot! You can sign up for our Free plan or give one of our premium plans a free 14-day trial here.
And if you have any questions about any of the features we offer, feel free to send us a message at [email protected]. We’d love to hear from you!
For more information on how we stack up vs a specific alternative, you can click on one of the profiles below for more detail.
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