Top 12 Shopify Flash Sale Apps (Best For Your Store)

Written by Franklin Hatchett

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Flash sale became popular in the 2000s. It is a kind of sale where specific products are sold at a great discount, but the sale happens for a very short period of time. Also, the flash sale is never announced. Most of the time, the sale offers a discount between 50% and 70%.

They work best for items or inventory that you want to dispose of immediately. In this kind of promotion, the buyer has no choice but to buy it now, or he will lose the chance to get the item. It takes advantage of what is called “fear of missing out.”

If you have a Shopify store, and you already found dropshipping products that sell, you must have a flash sale from time to time. The question is: what app should you use? Today, I will show you the top 12 Shopify flash sale apps.

1. Urgency Pack Ultimate by KILATECH

This app has several features that will allow you to do a flash sale. It has a sales-pop-up, a countdown time, trust badges, and an inventory count system.

Here are the features of the app:

  • Countdown timer – offers four transition timers; you can customize the text to fit the occasions.
  • Stock counter – this shows the customer how many more items are available.
  • Sales pop-up – you can create a custom notification to show your site user about a sale that was made. You can do it in real-time or show “fake” sales.
  • Trusted badges – you can choose from more than 100 badges like credit card and security symbols.

The great thing about this app is that it is 100%. There are no plans and there are no trial versions. You can use this app regardless of the Shopify plan you are subscribed to.

2. Countdown Timer Ultimate by KILATECH

This app is from the same developer as the previous one, but this is dedicated to the countdown timer. There is a free plan, but you can also opt for the paid version that costs $3.99 per month.

Here are the features:

  • Clock design – all the clocks for the timer are in digital format, but there are 12 designs that you can choose from.
  • Customization – if you do not like the default colours and fonts, you can change them.
  • Mobile-friendly – it does not matter what browser the customer is using; the app will auto-adjust and make it viewable on the phone or tablet.

In the paid plan, the Kilatech logo will be taken off from the timer. That is all that you get. Whether you get the free or paid one, all the features are the same.

3. Easy Countdown Timer by Henrpiel

This is a free app that allows you to create a countdown timer to be used as a banner. The banner will be displayed in the pages you selected, but not for specific products.

Here are the features:

  • Customizable – you can edit the time, colour, and the size of the text.
  • No coding – the app is embedded in your Shopify theme and no coding is required.
  • Manageable start and end dates – it is up to you to choose what time your sale will start and end.

This app is great for a flash sale that is applied site-wide. You cannot use this if you want to create a flash sale by product category or per collection. I recommend this only if you have a massive sale on specific occasions like Black Friday, Christmas, Graduation, and other holidays.

4. Countdown Sales Timer by Pixel Union

This is another free app where you could supercharge your sales. It allows you to create urgency by launching a timer at the top of your website.

Here are the features:

  • Instant installation – there is no need to learn how to code; just install it and make changes on the timer’s settings and you should be good to go.
  • Recurring timers – you can create a timer that resets back to the original setting every 24 hours.
  • Advanced scheduling – you can create a timer now, but only make it active at a time you specify in the settings. You can also set the end date and it will stop automatically.

You can use it for your flash sales, holiday promotions, and product launches. Like the previous app, you cannot use this for individual products or collections. Apart from flash sale on your site, you can also use it as an announcement for special deals like free or discounted shipping.

5. Countdown Timer Bar by Hextom

You can choose from two plans here: one is free and the other one costs $9.99 per month. For the paid plan, you will get all the features from the free one, plus you will have access to unlimited active bars.

Here are the features:

  • Multiple types – you can create different types of timers to suit your needs. You can create a daily or weekly countdown, and you can also create a timer based on visitor session count.
  • Call-to-action – you can add a CTA button with your timer; this is likely to improve your revenue. If the user clicks it, he will be taken to the product page or add the product to the cart.
  • Geo-target – you can program the timers and announcement bars to appear based on where the site visitor is from.

The app also has a scheduling feature, plus you can use the auto-recurring feature where the timers will reset once they have reached zero.

6. Ultimate Sales Boost by Hextom

Another product by Hextom, this one is also offered as a free app with a paid version. The app focuses on your ability to put special price tags and timers on specific items.

Here are the features:

  • Collection pages – you can create timers on specific collection pages. These timers have text and clocks, plus labels and sales sticker images.
  • Product pages – for your product pages, you can add a countdown timer, buy-one-get-one offers, and “get-it-by” offers.
  • Targeting – you can make your marketing more strategized if you program the app to show your sale announcement to specific users-based location, customer tags, spending habit, and product tags.

There are two other price points over the free one. One is for $9.99 per month and the other is for $29.99 per month. The most expensive plan gives you access to buy-one-get-one promos, smart labels, and the capability to target customers based on spending patterns.

7. Bulk Discount & Price Editor by DLA Group

If you are planning to offer bulk discounts, then you have to consider this app. It allows you to create a discount if a customer met some conditions.

Here are the features:

  • Discount rules – you can apply the rules to a maximum of 300 products per minute. You can set the discount based on a percentage or fixed amounts.
  • Scheduling – you can schedule the discounts on a specific time or turn them in auto-pilot mode.
  • Choose the products – the discount you make may be applied to specific items or a group.

There are three plans on top of the free one priced at $12.99, $19.99, and $29.99 per month. You will get the same features on each plan, but the last plan allows you to apply the discounts on an unlimited number of products.

8. BD Bulk Discount Price Editor by Ten Growth

Another bulk discount app, this also comes in a free and a paid plan.

Here are the features:

  • Scheduling – you can schedule a sale and it will activate at the time you want even if you are asleep.
  • Automatic reset – once the discount period is over, all the prices of your products in your store will be back to normal.
  • Mass or specific – you can create mass discounts, or you can apply them to specific products; you can do bulk pricing, or you can also apply the discount to a specific collection only.
  • Bulk sale – you can do a bulk discount pricing applied to all products; use this for specific holidays.

There are three plans you can choose from. These plans cost $9.95, $14.95, and $24.95 per month. The main differences are the number of products with which you can apply discounts. For the most expensive plan, you can use the discount app on an unlimited number of products.

9. Bulk Discount & Sales Manager by Amai

This app is what you need if you need to manage your upcoming sales. This Shopify flash sale app helps you change the prices of hundreds of products at the same time.

Here are the features:

  • Badges editor – the badge editor allows you to highlight a product. You can choose from 30 sales badges that will be applied to the products you choose, or you can use your own stickers.
  • 1-click bulk discount – if you want to have a flash sale for all products, you do not have to change the prices manually for each. Use this app to set a condition, and then apply the discount to all products in your shop.
  • Discount types – you can apply a percentage discount or a fixed price; you can also automatically round off the prices if you want to.

There are two other price points in this app. The first costs $18.95 per month, and the other at $27.95. The plans vary according to what kind of support you get, and you will also have a dedicated manager if you get the most expensive plan.

10. Daily Deals: BFCM Flash Sales by Unstack Software LLC

This flash sale app combines countdown timers and add-to-cart buttons. It can help you increase your revenue with several functionalities.

Here are the features:

  • Scheduling – you can schedule a discount and then choose to run it daily.
  • Discount type – you can create a percentage discount or fixed price one.
  • Promotions – you can create a discount landing page and then use this in your ads or social media campaigns.
  • Upsells – you can also schedule an upsell after the customer has already made a purchase.

This app has a free version and three paid plans. They cost between $19.99 per month and $99.99 per month. The paid plans will let you have 1,000 or 5,000 sessions plus priority support. the most expensive plan allows you to have unlimited sessions.

11. Disco: Flash Sales & Discounts by Product Essentials

This app has a free version, but the paid one only gives you a 10-day free trial. It is one of the most popular Shopify flash sales apps with a rating of 4.0 stars out of five.

Here are the features:

  • Storewide sales – you can create a flash app that will be applied to all products.
  • Announcement – you can create an announcement bar that rotates.
  • Sale collection – a dedicated page that contains all products that are offered at a discount.

This one also has a countdown timer, and you can program it to appear on the product page or on a specific page.

12. Bold Discount by BOLD

Our last Shopify flash sale app is not a free one. It costs $19.99 per month and it is offered with a 14-day free trial.

Here are the features:

  • Scheduling – schedule a flash sale and it will launch on your selected date.
  • Live countdown – you can create countdown timers for selected products.
  • Customer sale icons – you can create stickers and make your discounted products become more visible.

This app also allows you to create a storewide sale. What this means is that you can program a discount, and this will be applied to the entire store.

Summary: Top 12 Shopify Flash Sale Apps

If you do not have a flash sale app yet, you have to choose from the top 12 that I mentioned here. It is an important marketing strategy to increase your revenue. It is completely up to you to choose either a free or a paid version.

Whatever it is, my advice is that you choose a software that has everything that you need. If the software has a free version, check the features of the paid version, and then decide if you would need it later on. If you do, get the free one first and then just upgrade later.

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