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Why create a digital download with Podia?

Of the 25,000 creators on our platform, many of them use Podia to host digital downloads. Why? Because digital downloads — whether you sell them or give them away as lead magnets — are the first step toward growing an audience, acquiring new customers, and eventually, building a profitable online store.

And here’s the best part: with Podia, you’re not just getting a place to host your digital products. You’re getting a complete sales funnel that allows you to capture emails, market to your list, collect money, sell digital downloads, and even upsell with additional products like online courses, memberships, and more. It’s truly an “all-in-one” platform for digital content creators.

All-in-one

Podia has everything you need to host, market, and sell digital downloads. This means you can consolidate your workflow and pay just one flat fee for everything you need, including:

  • Hosting
  • Storefront
  • Sales pages
  • Custom pages
  • Email capture and email marketing tools
  • Selling tools such as coupons, upsells, affiliates, and more
  • Fast & secure payment processors 
  • Student management
  • Complete sales funnel

No transaction fees

Unlike many other e-commerce platforms, we never take a dime of your earnings. This means every dollar you make, you keep. It’s that simple.

Unlimited everything

Unlimited customers, digital goods, sales, emails, support, and anything else you can think of! There are no limits — not now, not ever.

No technical headaches

Say goodbye to technical frustrations forever. With Podia, you focus on creating and selling online courses, while we handle all of the hosting, coding, and technical issues.

Full control over your customers and money

You control your content, customer list, and earnings. We’re here to help you succeed and we’ll never try to take what’s yours.

Affordable

We offer a variety of affordable plans ensuring every creator, whether they’re brand new or a seasoned veteran, can make a living doing what they love.

Simple for you and your customers

With Podia, it’s never been easier for you to sell digital downloads and to provide your customers with a beautiful, user-friendly learning experience.

World-class support from real people

Can’t figure something out? Feeling lost and confused? Our awesome support team is there for you every step of the way on chat, email, webinars, and video tutorials!

What kind of digital download creators love Podia?

The best ones, of course 😉. Okay, maybe we’re biased, but we’ve noticed that a lot of our 25,000+ creators love Podia for many of the same reasons. For example, some people love that they can sell unlimited digital products without worrying about growing fees, while some love the easy customer experience.

There are teachers like Gary

who want a simple, glitch-free learning experience at a reasonable price…

Coming from Gumroad, Podia is a breath of fresh air. Their fees are reasonable, and their tech support is fast and top-notch!

Gary Friedman

Photographer & Writer
Gary Friedman

There are small businesses, like Belt Creative

that are using downloads as free lead magnets to build their email list the easy way…

Podia is the perfect course platform. Easy UX, powerful features, and legendary support. Trust me, this is the solution you've been looking for.

Collin Belt

Web & Proposal Design Strategist.
Collin Belt

There are designers like Vanessa

who love that Podia offers her an all-in-one experience, so she can sell her digital products, online courses, and memberships in one place…

OMgee. I have finally found a platform that lets me sell my templates, courses and membership without having a gazillion plugins that always glitch or cost a ton of money. After trying almost every selling platform out there, Podia became a favorite super quickly because of how easy it is to start selling products beautifully.

Plus, being able to sell directly from my website is such gold so I can use my own sales page designs! I love Podia for making such a beautiful and easy to use platform.

Vanessa Ryan

vanessaryan.co
Vanessa Ryan

There are bloggers like Matt & Steph

who wanted a simple and easy way to sell their recipe eBook, without the technical headaches…

Podia is awesome! Product, support, team, everything. With Podia’s straightforward and simple to use product, we didn’t have to stress about technical details or custom coding. Using Podia made selling our first eBook quick, efficient, and fun.

Matt & Steph

Plant-based food bloggers
Matt & Steph

There are entrepreneurs like Shawn

who have tried other e-commerce platforms and are ready for a simpler solution that “just works”…

Podia just works. It's easy to use and includes everything you need to sell digital products. I've tried all the alternatives, and Podia is hard to beat.

Shawn Leamon

Certified Divorce Financial Analyst.
Shawn Leamon

There are coaches like Amy

who want to offer their customers a simple but beautiful learning experience in a fast and efficient way…

Podia is by far the fastest, easiest way to create and sell digital products and online courses. Beautiful, simple UX and amazing support.

Amy Mitchell

Systems Specialist.
Amy Mitchell

…And 25,000+ more!

There are thousands of creators who have all chosen Podia for their own reasons. Want to see even more?

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What kind of digital downloads can I create with Podia?

You can create any kind of download your heart desires. ❤️ Podia supports all kinds of digital products, from text, images, and links to more complex files like PSDs, audio files, and so much more. If it’s downloadable, you can upload and sell it on Podia!

  • Text files 
  • eBooks
  • Templates
  • Image files
  • PDFs
  • PSDs
  • Audio files
  • MP3 files
  • Quizzes
  • A mix of file types
  • And more!

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This is a one-stop-shop for all my digital product needs, especially as a YouTube creator. Whether it’s creating online courses & digital products to having memberships to even dripping out automated email campaigns, Podia has got it all!

Sef Chang

Sef Chang

Product developer and idea licensing expert.

Are there any limits on content or customers?

Nope. None. Nada. Zero. Zilch (okay, you get the picture). Our “unlimited-ness” is just another reason why so many creators love Podia.

  • Unlimited products
  • Unlimited customers / students
  • Unlimited content / digital files
  • Unlimited emails
  • Unlimited email lists
  • Unlimited sales
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I've tried a few learning platforms but the main reason I chose Podia is its beautiful & simple interface - it makes my admin work easy and makes my students' learning experience smooth & efficient. Win-win! Also, their support team is the best. They helped me out with everything, even on weekends.

Nicole Saidy

Nicole Saidy

UX Designer, Speaker & Blogger

What if I already have a digital download on another platform? Can you migrate it for me?

Absolutely! We’re happy to migrate any of your existing digital products to Podia for FREE, whether it’s hosted on another platform or saved somewhere else. Just let us know when you sign up and we’ll take it from there.

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We love that Podia offers a platform for digital downloads, courses, AND memberships so that when we expand our offerings we can handle it all in one place! It's a very intuitive platform so you can be up and running in minutes with a beautiful storefront.

Ciera and Kristy

Ciera and Kristy

VenturePOP Founders

What if I have an idea for a digital download, but it’s not “there yet.” Can you help me bring it to life?

Yes! If you know what you want to share, but you’re not sure how to turn that knowledge into a ready-to-distribute PDF, we can help! Our Digital Download Generator was built to make creating digital products feel like magic. Just answer a few questions about your download, and we’ll create a beautiful PDF just for you.

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Podia is like an awesome swiss army knife for selling anything online. You can sell courses, memberships, and digital downloads all in one place, and they eliminate all of the technical headaches for you!

Corbett Barr

Corbett Barr

fizzle.co

What will my digital download look like on different devices?

Your download, whether it’s a PDF or an eBook, will look stunning on every device, including desktop, mobile, tablet, and more.

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Podia is so easy to use and set up, I recommend it all the time. They have such a great resource of learning materials, it makes it super straight forward to get started.

Ben Tossell

Ben Tossell

makerpad.com

How does Podia fit into my sales funnel?

Because Podia is an “all-in-one” tool, it fits perfectly into existing sales funnels and can also be used to build entirely new sales funnels. If you’re an established creator, we’ll migrate your content and customers for you so you can quickly start expanding your product offerings and upselling customers. If you’re a new creator, you’ll have everything you need to build your sales funnel, including capturing emails, marketing to your audience, collecting payments, and more.

Website building tools

Host your website on Podia with a product Storefront, sales pages and unlimited custom pages.

Email capture tools

Build your list by giving away digital downloads for free, or capture emails with a beautiful sales page and newsletter embeds. 

Email marketing tools

Nurture your email list by sending newsletters as often as you like. Automatically engage new customers with drip campaigns that are designed to engage and sell more products.

Expand your offerings

Start with digital downloads, then expand your offerings to include online courses, memberships, and more. 

Embed anywhere

Sell your digital products on your website, your blog, or any other page on the internet. 

Seamless payment collection

Automatically collect credit card payments quickly and securely via Stripe or PayPal. No more sending people random payment links or tracking down missing money.

Automatic delivery

As soon as a sale is processed, your digital product will be automatically delivered to your customer on the page, as well as via email with a download link.

Fast payouts with zero transaction fees

Get paid as soon as you make a sale. There’s no holding period and zero transaction fees.

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Podia is the solution I've been looking for. It's easy, beautiful, and the customer service is great. It also helps me launch a new course twice a month, and my customers love it.

Antoine Blanchemaison

Antoine Blanchemaison

Entrepreneur and Podcaster.

How do I market my digital download to my audience?

As an “all-in-one” platform, Podia has everything you need to capture email addresses, send campaigns to your email list, create landing pages, and more. If you have an existing email list, you can immediately begin sending newsletters and drip campaigns. If you’re building your list from scratch, you’ll have everything you need to capture emails, communicate with your audience, and start selling!

Free lead magnets

Offer free content (like checklists or PDFs) as a way to collect email addresses and build your target audience; free lead magnets are a great way to start relationships and lay the foundation for future sales.

Email marketing

Build your email list, nurture it, and create one-on-one relationships with your audience by sending newsletters and drip campaigns to your students; segment lists by audience type, while tracking and analyzing performance at every step.

Pre-launch products

Have a great idea you want to bring to life? Start collecting emails from potential customers before you launch, ensuring you’re investing time in products your audience actually wants.

Pre-sell products

Have an audience that’s chomping at the bit for your latest download? With Podia, you can pre-sell yourproducts before your official launch.

Affiliates

Do you have any super fans in your audience? Put your biggest fans to work by giving affiliate partners a commission for selling your products.

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The Podia team was super helpful before I even paid them a single dollar. Their platform has let me focus on creating content and growing my audience rather than fighting with technology. Plus, it provides just the tools needed to make a course and site that work well (and look great!) without getting too into the details!

Bryan Zavestoski

Bryan Zavestoski

Designer & teacher

How do I sell my digital download?

With Podia, you have the complete toolkit for selling digital products, from earning your first dollar to collecting recurring revenue. As you make sales, all of your customers’ info is stored in your store dashboard and all money is captured safely through secure payment gateways. We will NEVER charge you transaction fees or hold your money. Plus, you have a variety of tools that can help you sell more, from coupons and bundles to upsells and affiliates.

Accept online payments

Automatically accept credit card payments and securely store payment information for future and recurring purchases.

Coupons

Nudge your customers to buy with coupons that can be customized with time or usage limits. Turn them on or off as you see fit!

Embeds

Offer downloads from your own website with embeddable “buy” buttons, which create a complete, high-converting checkout experience on your own website.

High-converting checkout

Whether you’re selling on your storefront or your own website, students can purchase your digital products in just a few clicks; our fast and simple checkout ensures more sales and less drop-off.

Bundle products

Entice people to buy more by selling similar downloads or related products like online courses or memberships together as a bundle or package.

Payment plans

Make it easier for people to afford your products by giving them the option to pay in monthly installments. Automatically collect payments each month and even send automatic reminders for credit cards that may have expired.

1-click Upsells

Boost the size of every order by offering relevant upsells (like online courses or memberships) to customers who purchase your downloads.

Cross-sell products

Easily pitch new products to existing customers by segmenting your list and offering relevant products to the people who are most likely to buy.

Affiliates

Put your biggest fans to work by giving affiliate partners a commission for selling your downloads or other products.

Instant payouts

Get paid as soon as you make a sale; there’s no holding or waiting period, so you get your money as quickly as possible.

No transaction fees

Sell as many digital products as you want, without Podia charging any transaction fees. 

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If you are looking for a one stop shop to house your website, landing page, email sign-ups, payment, and programs all in one roof without all the techie stuff, Podia is the way to go.

I was able to get my website up and running in one day and sold my first program the first night my website was up. Oh, and if you have any questions along the way the Podia crew is quick to help you out! They are the best platform I've ever worked with!

Amir Karkouti

Amir Karkouti

amirkarkouti.com

Can I sell my digital download on my own website?

Absolutely! You can embed a buy button on any page on the web as a way to capture email addresses and make more sales. With the embed option, you can offer your download as a free lead magnet on your website, or you can create a page dedicated to your products and allow customers to checkout without ever leaving your site.

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Podia allowed me to set up my store front in an hour and start accepting payments. With Podia I can invest my time on the most important thing for any business, which is my customers.

Krishna Teja Karnam

Krishna Teja Karnam

Salesforce Expert & Trainer

How do I manage and communicate with my customers?

Unlike other digital content platforms, you have full access and complete control over your customers. And because you have all of your customer’s information (including names, email addresses, payment info, etc), you can easily communicate with them through email, content updates, and more.

  • Reach out to customers via email
  • Communicate with customers directly via your membership site
  • Issue coupons or refunds
  • Grant or remove access to content
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Podia is one of the best all-in-one platforms that's a great value for money. The way by which they managed to effectively bring all the features like course creation, memberships, digital downloads, affiliate platforms, heck even email marketing is commendable.

Akshay Hallur

Akshay Hallur

akshayhallur.com

What about my other apps like Mailchimp, Google Analytics, ConvertKit, etc?

We’ve got ‘em! You can easily connect all your favorite apps, plugins, and extensions including Mailchimp, Convertkit, Facebook Pixel, Google Analytics, social media platforms, and more.

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After considering multiple platforms for my online courses, I luckily discovered Podia. Their features were everything I wanted on a platform plus they have a slick, modern interface. Creating content is enough work already. Podia makes it simple.

Sander van Dijk

Sander van Dijk

Artist and animator.

Do you support my language and currency?

Oui oui (in other words: yes!). Our creators are located all over the world, which is why we currently support 11 languages and 22 currencies. Need a language or currency that’s not currently supported? Let us know and we’ll see what we can do.  

  • 11 languages including French, Spanish, German, and more
  • 22 currencies including USD, GBP, EUR, CAD, AUS, and more
  • More added all the time!
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Podia has a beautiful interface, page builder, and done-for-you affiliate tools. Not to mention the most robust membership program I've seen, which is critical for turning a one-time course sale into an ongoing customer relationship.

Ryan Kulp

Ryan Kulp

Startup founder

What if I try Podia, but decide it’s not for me?

You’re stuck with us for life! 😝 Just kidding. If you try Podia and decide it’s not the right fit for your online store, just let us know within 30 days and you’ll get your money back.

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