21 Shopify App Business Ideas You Can Start Today [2024]

Updated: July 23rd, 2023

Interested in starting a shopify app business in 2024?

We put together 21 of the best shopify app businesses you can start in today.

For each business idea, we’ll show you real-world examples of other shopify app businesses to help you see what it really takes.

Here's the full list:

1. Start an on-demand printing apps business

How much you can make: $15,000 — $700,000/month

Generating $15K/Month In Extra Income With A Graphic Design Library

Designious co-founder Alex Dumitru shares how the graphic design library generates $12-13k in monthly revenue by creating digital products that appeal to print-on-demand entrepreneurs and graphic designers, while also offering a flat-rate membership and useful resources that solve little problems.

Alexandru started Designious about 16 years ago
Alexandru grew the business to $15K/month
Read by 4,210 founders

2. Start a marketing automation apps business

How much you can make: $10,000 — $8,333,333/month

How I Started A $70K/Month Business Selling Software For MLMs

Epixel Solutions, LLC provides MLM software as a complete solution to manage and organize direct selling and MLM businesses, and has seen significant growth since launching, currently making a monthly revenue of around $70,000 and completing over 200+ projects in different sectors around the world.

Sajin started Epixel Solutions over 8 years ago
Sajin grew the business to $150K/month
Read by 7,177 founders

3. Create a wholesale hub with affordable pricing app

How much you can make: $10,000/month

This 35-year-old made $100,000 reselling clothes and no longer needs to work
They started Costume Baldor about 8 years ago
They grew the business to $10K/month
Read by 936 founders

4. Start a landing page builder apps business

How much you can make: $10,000 — $1,500,000/month

How I Launched A $2.5K/Month Landing Page Builder

The founder of Unicorn Platform, Alexander Isora, created a landing page builder which generates over $2,200 in MRR and hosts 2,819 websites. Isora developed an MVP, created crowdfunding, and attributes the success of his product to a good MVP, reputation, and offering good support for customers.

Alexander started Unicorn Platform over 5 years ago
Alexander grew the business to $14K/month
It cost Alexander $500 to start the business
Read by 8,168 founders

5. Start an all-in-one social media sharing app business

How much you can make: $99,996 — $333,333/month

How I Bootstrapped A Social Media Automation Tool To $2MM/Year

MeetEdgar, a bootstrapped social media automation tool founded in 2014 by Laura Roeder, has grown to $4 million in annual recurring revenue and more than 5,000 customers, with a team size of two dozen, achieved through content marketing, social media marketing, and organic search.

Chris started MeetEdgar over 10 years ago
Chris grew the business to $333K/month
Read by 14,147 founders

6. Start an image compression app business

7. Start an upsell and cross sell apps business

How much you can make: $96,000/month

I Made An Ecommerce App That Generated Over $50M Of Extra Revenue For My Clients

Exto.io's CEO and founder shares how they grew their flagship product, Recom.ai, into a full-fledged marketing tool with a $96K monthly turnover, attracting a diverse range of customers from small mom-and-pop shops to enterprise companies using a performance marketing approach and prioritizing customer feedback.

Artyom started Exto.io over 5 years ago
Artyom grew the business to $96K/month
It cost Artyom $80000 to start the business
Read by 3,094 founders

8. Start a product page view count app business

9. Start a shopping cart apps business

10. Start a market research app business

How much you can make: $550,000/month

Attest: Growing a SaaS From Zero to First Million ARR in 7.5 Months - with Jeremy King

How Jeremy King turned a $650K fundraising effort into a $100M+ business with Attest, a fast-scaling SaaS technology platform offering top-level accuracy & speed to over 125 million customers across 58 countries worldwide.

Jeremy started Attest about 9 years ago
Jeremy grew the business to $550K/month
Read by 510 founders

11. Start a marketplace integration apps business

How much you can make: $50,000/month

How We Built A $600K/Year E-Commerce Platform

Launch Cart CEO and founder Greg Writer created a new and faster e-Commerce platform to compete with Shopify, with over 35,000 registrations to date, and a Source and Sell Marketplace that allows entrepreneurs to source drop-ship and affiliate marketing products, driving promising growth as their future looks bright as a viable alternative to Shopify, Amazon, and Etsy in the e-Commerce industry.

Greg started Launch Cart, Inc. over 4 years ago
Greg grew the business to $50K/month
It cost Greg $2500000 to start the business
Read by 2,993 founders

12. Start a forum app business


Tripadvisor is a global travel advice network with over 1 billion reviews and recommendations from almost 8 million companies that generated 902 million U.S. dollars in global revenue in 2021, representing a 49% increase from the previous year.

Stephen started Tripadvisor about 24 years ago
Stephen grew the business to $114M/month
Read by 986 founders

13. Start a guest author apps business

How much you can make: $4,998/month

How We Launched A $2,500/Month Visitor Management System

Vizitor, a smart visitor management solution, has experienced 40% month-on-month growth and expanded since launching its free plan for small organizations, with plans to integrate with access control hardware and become a million-dollar company by the end of the year.

Gaurav started Vizitor almost 6 years ago
Gaurav grew the business to $5K/month
Read by 6,021 founders

14. Start a cash on delivery with OTP app business

15. Start a double discount app business

16. Start a social media live chat app business

How much you can make: $2,535 — $41,400,000/month

I Built A Website Chat Tool & Grew It To $30K ARR

Boei is a chat widget that integrates with social channels like WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger, which has made a gross profit of over $20,000 in just ten months and has over 2,088 customers and growing.

Ruben started Boei about 4 years ago
Ruben grew the business to $2.54K/month
It cost Ruben $100 to start the business
Read by 2,556 founders

17. Start a visual countdown timer app business

How much you can make: $8,333/month

How We Built An $8K/Month Niche Online Tool [Business Idea Validated On Reddit]

Stagetimer generates $8,000 in monthly revenue by providing a simple online countdown timer for event producers to keep meetings and presentations on time, built based on a need in the market and validated through word of mouth and search engine optimization.

Lukas started stagetimer.io over 2 years ago
Lukas grew the business to $8.33K/month
Read by 13,496 founders

18. Build a warehouse management app

Warehouse management apps automate processes involved in running a warehouse. These operations include but are not limited to receiving, organizing warehouse space, scheduling labor, inventory management, order fulfillment, and other operations.

Wholesalers and companies are looking for solutions to help them simplify these operations. As they open warehouses, the demand for an automation app is increasing tremendously. If you have basic app development skills and understand warehouse operations, you can use your skills to create an app that will help in the management of warehouse operations.

19. Start a refer a friend app business

How much you can make: $100,000/month

How We Developed A $25K/Month Referral Software For Tech Startups

Co-founders of B2B SaaS startup GrowSurf, Derek and Kevin, developed a referral software for tech startups that has brought in around $25k MRR with a 6% monthly growth rate, overcoming generic messaging and a compromised product that wasn't a good fit for anyone.

Kevin started GrowSurf over 6 years ago
Kevin grew the business to $100K/month
Read by 7,139 founders

20. Create an automatic one-click order fulfillment app

How much you can make: $25,000,000/month

How This Immigrant Entrepreneur Built A $60M/Year Fulfillment Business

ShipMonk, a technology-driven fulfillment center, went from $130K in revenue in 2014 to nearly $30M in 2018 and was named America's Fastest Growing Fulfillment Center, with projected revenue of $60M for 2019.

Jan started ShipMonk over 10 years ago
Jan grew the business to $25M/month
Read by 16,627 founders

21. Start a product sharing app business

How much you can make: $10,000/month

I Bootstrapped A $120K/Year Business Management SaaS From Pakistan

Agiled is a bootstrapped business management software company founded by Asad Ali that has generated $10k/month serving over 5,000 companies, with a goal of reaching $100k MRR by the end of next year.

Asad started Agiled about 5 years ago
Asad grew the business to $10K/month
It cost Asad $10000 to start the business
Read by 5,059 founders

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Pat Walls

I'm Pat Walls and I created Starter Story - a website dedicated to helping people start businesses. We interview entrepreneurs from around the world about how they started and grew their businesses.