How does Podia compare with the competition?

We want you to choose the best platform for you, even if it’s not us.

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Check out our comprehensive Buyer’s Guides that include:

Read the online course platform buyer's guide

A buyer's guide for choosing the best online course platform for you... Even if it's not us!

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Read the Membership Site Platform Buyer’s Guide

A buyer's guide for choosing the best membership site platform for you... Even if it's not us!

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Feature-by-feature comparisons

There are lots of digital selling platforms out there, and choosing one can be overwhelming.

We want to make it as easy as possible for you to pick the best platform for you, even if it’s not Podia.

Here are a couple of handy feature-by-feature comparisons to help you compare us to the competition:

Online Course Platforms

Kajabi
Teachable
Thinkific
LearnDash
Pricing
Starts at $39/mo
Starts at $129/mo
Starts at $39/mo
Starts at $49/mo
Starts at $159/y
Transaction fees
No
No
Yes, 5%
Yes, 5%
No
“Free” Plan
No
No
Yes, with $1 + 10% transaction fee
Yes, with limited features and 10% transaction fee
No
Free migration
Yes, with Shaker (or annual Mover) plan
No
No
No
No
Payout
Instantly
Instantly
30 day delay
Instantly
Instantly
Video hosting
Yes, unlimited
Yes, unlimited
Yes
Yes, unlimited
No
Sell Memberships
Yes
No
No
No
No
Sell Downloads
Yes
No
No
No
No
Live chat support
Yes
No
No
No
No
Unlimited products
Yes
No, 5 product limit
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unlimited students
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unlimited storage
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
N/A
Unlimited emails
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Take a deeper look at Online Course Platforms →

Membership Site Platforms

Memberful
MemberMouse
Mighty Networks
Patreon
Pricing
$79/mo
Starts at $25/mo
Starts at $19.95/mo
Starts at $16/mo
Free
Transaction fees
No
Yes, 4.9%
Billing not supported
Yes, 3%
5%, plus payment type-specific fees
“Free” Plan
No
Yes, with limited features and 10% transaction fee
No
Yes, with limited features and 5% transaction fee
Yes
Billing included (no third-party plugin required)
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Free migration
Yes
No
No
No
No
Payout
Instantly
Instantly
Billing not supported
Instantly
Up to 30 day delay
Video hosting
Yes, unlimited
No
No
No
Limited (200MB size limit, and members can’t play video online, but must download)
Sell Online Courses
Yes
No
No
Yes, limited course platform on the “Business” plan
No
Sell Downloads
Yes
No
No
No
No
Live chat support
Yes
No
No
No
No
Unlimited Membership Plans
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unlimited members
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Your own membership site
Yes
No, only works with existing site
No, only works on WordPress
Yes
No, must be on Patreon’s site
Take a deeper look at Membership Site Platforms →

Prepare your business for growth

Think about what you want the next several years of your business to look like.

Whether you sell Online Courses, Membership or Digital Downloads, will you continue to only sell one type of product?

Or would you like to expand to other streams of revenue as well? If so, make sure your platform lets you sell those, too.

This will let you keep your online business — products, customers, payments and all — in one place, with no need to juggle multiple software tools.

Podia vs. our competitors

See how Podia stacks on one-on-one against the competition.

Podia vs Teachable

Podia vs. Teachable

No glitches, no bugs, just beautiful sales pages & storefronts, responsive support, and a team you can rely on.

Podia vs Thinkific

Podia vs. Thinkific

Modern designs, affordable pricing, and responsive customer support that won’t leave you hangin.’

Podia vs Kajabi

Podia vs. Kajabi

Simple setup, beautiful designs, and all the features you already love, for about one third the price.

Podia vs Gumroad

Podia vs. Gumroad

Sell way more than just downloads, and do it without bugs or long support wait times.

Podia vs Udemy

Podia vs. Udemy

Take full control over your customers, data, and money, all on your own custom domain.

Podia vs ClickFunnels

Podia vs. ClickFunnels

Take the technical headaches out of hosting your Memberships, Online Courses and Digital Downloads.

Podia vs LearnDash

Podia vs. LearnDash

Sell online courses on your Wordpress site without worrying about hosting, installations, or updates.

Podia vs Memberful

Podia vs. Memberful

Launch your membership with no transaction fees, a beautiful interface, and more features to help you sell.

Podia vs Patreon

Podia vs. Patreon

Say “no thanks” to transaction fees, and get a fully custom membership site with 24/7 support from a team that’s on your side.

Podia vs Zippy Courses

Podia vs. Zippy Courses

Go all-in-one with Podia, a platform that hosts your online course content (including videos) and requires no third-party software.

Podia vs Vimeo

Podia vs. Vimeo

More than just a hosting platform, Podia is focused on making you money by letting you sell exclusive access to your videos, in the form of a membership or online course.

Podia vs Sellfy

Podia vs. Sellfy

Sell more than just downloads, with no limits on products and no transaction fees.

Podia vs Wild Apricot

Podia vs. Wild Apricot

Tired of stale, buggy software? Try a beautiful, modern alternative instead.

Podia vs FastSpring

Podia vs. FastSpring

Forget about juggling half a dozen tools to run your business; Podia let’s you do it with just one.

Podia vs MemberPress

Podia vs. MemberPress

Never worry about remembering to run regular software updates or doing maintenance again.

Podia vs WishList Member

Podia vs. WishList Member

Bring everything under one roof instead of needing half a dozen software products to run your business.

Podia vs Easy Digital Downloads

Podia vs. Easy Digital Downloads

No more nickel-and-diming. Switch to Podia and forget about paying extra for every single feature you want.

Podia vs Ruzuku

Podia vs. Ruzuku

Get all of the features you need at less than half of the price.

Podia vs SendOwl

Podia vs. SendOwl

Why put limits on your growth? Unlike SendOwl, Podia offers unlimited everything.

Podia vs PayHip

Podia vs. PayHip

Say goodbye to transaction fees and keep what you earn!

Podia vs Selz

Podia vs. Selz

Waiting 7 days to get paid? We don’t think so.

Podia vs s2Member

Podia vs. s2Member

Your membership site should be beautiful enough to make you proud, and with Podia, it will be.

Podia vs PayLoadz

Podia vs. PayLoadz

Bring your sales, marketing and content management all under one roof.

Podia vs E-junkie

Podia vs. E-junkie

Never worry about coming up against your account limits, because with Podia, you won’t have any.

Podia vs MemberMouse

Podia vs. MemberMouse

Build a gorgeous custom storefront and sales pages with no design expertise required.

Podia vs SamCart

Podia vs. SamCart

Everything you need to sell digital products, at a lower cost to you.

Podia vs Mighty Networks

Podia vs. Mighty Networks

Keep things simple with no transaction fees, 24/7 support and all of your content hosted for you.

Podia vs WooCommerce

Podia vs. WooCommerce

Tired of wrestling with complicated tech? Try a simpler alternative (that’s us).

Podia vs Shopify

Podia vs. Shopify

Shopify is great for physical goods, but if you’re selling digital products, it doesn’t measure up.

Podia vs WordPress

Podia vs. WordPress

You could string together 15 plugins to sell a single course. Or, you could use Podia instead.

Podia vs Squarespace

Podia vs. Squarespace

Digital products aren’t an afterthought for Podia; everything we do is to help you sell.

Podia vs Etsy

Podia vs. Etsy

Lose the transaction fees and stop trying to stand out in a crowded see of Etsy shops.

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