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How does Podia compare with the competition?

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

Just starting your search?

Check out our comprehensive Buyer’s Guides that include:

  • Key questions to ask when evaluating platforms ❓
  • The most important features to look for ⚡
  • Next steps to start selling 🤑

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!

Read the online course buyer's guide

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!

Read the membership site buyer's guide

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

Podia
KajabiTeachableThinkificLearnDash
Pricing

Starts at $39/mo

Starts at $129/mo

Starts at $39/mo

Starts at $49/mo

Starts at $159 / yr

Transaction fees

No

No

Yes, 5%

No

No

“Free” Plan

No

No

Yes, with $1 + 10% transaction fee

Yes, with limited features and 10% transaction fee

No

FREE migrations

Yes, with Shaker (or annual Mover) plan

No

No

No

No

Video hosting

Yes, unlimited

No

Yes

No

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

No

No

No

Unlimited students

Yes

No

No

No

No

Unlimited storage

Yes

No

No

No

N/A

Unlimited emails

Yes

No

No

No

No

Take a deeper look at Online Course Platforms

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Membership Site Platforms

Podia
MemberfulMemberMouseMighty NetworksPatreon
Pricing

$79/mo

Starts at $25/mo

Starts at $19.95/mo

Starts at $16/mo

5-12% of sales ($300 minimum in monthly fees for Premium)

Transaction fees

No

Yes, 4.9%

Billing not supported

Yes, 3%

2.9-6%, plus per-transaction 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

No

No

No

No

FREE migrations

Yes, with Shaker (or annual Mover) plan

No

No

No

No

Payout

Instantly

No

Billing not supported

No

Up to 30 day delay

Video hosting

Yes, unlimited

No

No

Yes

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

Monday - Friday

No

No

No

Unlimited Membership Plans

Yes

No

No

No

Yes

Unlimited members

Yes

No

No

No

No

Your own membership site

Yes

No, only works with existing site

No, only works on WordPress

No

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 CoursesMembership 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.

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Podia vs. our competitors

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

Podia vs. Teachable

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

Compare Podia vs. Teachable

Podia vs. Thinkific

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

Compare Podia vs. Thinkific

Podia vs. Kajabi

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

Compare Podia vs. Kajabi

Podia vs. Gumroad

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

Compare Podia vs. Gumroad

Podia vs. Udemy

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

Compare Podia vs. Udemy

Podia vs. ClickFunnels

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

Compare Podia vs. ClickFunnels

Podia vs. LearnDash

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

Compare Podia vs. LearnDash

Podia vs. Memberful

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

Compare Podia vs. Memberful

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.

Compare Podia vs. Patreon

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.

Compare Podia vs. Zippy Courses

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.

Compare Podia vs. Vimeo

Podia vs. Sellfy

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

Compare Podia vs. Sellfy

Podia vs. Wild Apricot

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

Compare Podia vs. Wild Apricot

Podia vs. FastSpring

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

Compare Podia vs. FastSpring

Podia vs. Kartra

Stop wrestling with expensive, complex software and end the technical headaches.

Compare Podia vs. Kartra

Podia vs. MemberPress

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

Compare Podia vs. MemberPress

Podia vs. WishList Member

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

Compare Podia vs. WishList Member

Podia vs. Easy Digital Downloads

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

Compare Podia vs. Easy Digital Downloads

Podia vs. Ruzuku

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

Compare Podia vs. Ruzuku

Podia vs. SendOwl

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

Compare Podia vs. SendOwl

Podia vs. PayHip

Say goodbye to transaction fees and keep what you earn!

Compare Podia vs. PayHip

Podia vs. Selz

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

Compare Podia vs. Selz

Podia vs. Simplero

A simpler all-in-one selling platform that saves you money.

Compare Podia vs. Simplero

Podia vs. s2Member

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

Compare Podia vs. s2Member

Podia vs. PayLoadz

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

Compare Podia vs. PayLoadz

Podia vs. E-junkie

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

Compare Podia vs. E-junkie

Podia vs. MemberMouse

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

Compare Podia vs. MemberMouse

Podia vs. SamCart

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

Compare Podia vs. SamCart

Podia vs. Mighty Networks

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

Compare Podia vs. Mighty Networks

Podia vs. WooCommerce

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

Compare Podia vs. WooCommerce

Podia vs. Shopify

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

Compare Podia vs. Shopify

Podia vs. WordPress

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

Compare Podia vs. WordPress

Podia vs. Squarespace

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

Compare Podia vs. Squarespace

Podia vs. Etsy

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

Compare Podia vs. Etsy

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