5 Shopify Plugin Success Stories [2024]

Updated: November 19th, 2023
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Here are some real life success stories of starting a shopify plugin:

1. Kiwi Sizing ($432K/year)

The founder of Kiwi Sizing used to run a dropshipping store that sold dog clothing and pet accessories, but he always struggled with setting up size charts for the pet products.

He faced two main issues when it came to sizing: each product had different sizing, and the vendor only provided sizing in centimeters.

As a result, he had to manually convert each number from centimeters to inches using Google search, which was a time-consuming process. At the time, there were two size chart apps available on the Shopify app store, but neither of them offered unit conversion features.

This meant that he had to waste hours adding up to 20-30 new merchandise each week. The business started because the founder, being an engineer, was highly motivated to create a tool that could help him automate this tedious process.

How much they make: $432K/year
How much did it cost to start: $300
Current team size: 1


How I Developed A $36K/Month Ecommerce Sizing Plugin

Kiwi Sizing is an e-commerce plugin that simplifies size charts and offers fit recommenders, generating over $36k/month in revenue with a 5% month-over-month growth, and serving over 13,000 active stores worldwide.

Samping started Kiwi Sizing almost 6 years ago
Samping grew the business to $36K/month
It cost Samping $300 to start the business
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2. Rush - Ship, Track, Notify ($240K/year)

providing value and a unique experience through our app. We listen to our ideal customers and constantly work to improve and meet their needs. We also prioritize building strong customer relationships and offering exceptional customer support. As a result, we have received positive feedback and reviews, which has helped to attract new customers and retain existing ones. Additionally, our blog has been a valuable resource for e-commerce-related topics, further attracting traffic and potential customers to our website.

How much they make: $240K/year
How much did it cost to start: $300K
Current team size: 9


This Dropshipper Built A $20K/Month Shopify Order Tracking App

Rush co-founder Kiril Kirilov has developed an all-in-one post-purchase solution for Shopify businesses that has achieved $20k in monthly recurring revenue, boasting impressive last mile updates and notifications, customizable tracking pages, and upselling and cross-selling options.

Kiril started Rush - Ship, Track, Notify about 4 years ago
Kiril grew the business to $20K/month
It cost Kiril $300000 to start the business
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3. CartHook ($1M/year)

How much they make: $1M/year
Current team size:


LinkedIn Outreach, New Features vs. Fixing Bugs and More Listener Questions with Jordan Gal

CartHook, a Shopify app, has helped increase income and AOV for e-commerce businesses by adding a post-purchase upsell tool, handling over $1 billion in transactions and was founded by Jordan Gal, who previously generated $500k in revenue with his own e-commerce business.

Jordan started CartHook almost 11 years ago
Jordan grew the business to $83.3K/month
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