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Modern email platforms can do so much more than they used to

When we asked what you wanted from your email marketing platform, you told us that you wished you could manage your email in a single platform that was already interconnected with the rest of your online business. You wanted to have one focus, not lots of platforms pulling your attention in different directions. So that’s what we built.

Aweber vs. Podia Email

Aweber is a simple, old-school email platform, and it was a lot of people’s first email platform when they started out. Podia Email is focused on the features most likely to grow your business, and it’s in the same platform you can use for your website, community, and digital products. Which option is right for you?

Podia

Free plan with 100 subscribers
Unlimited automations on all plans
Unlimited segments on all plans
Send unlimited emails
Email templates
Free website with unlimited pages
Sell digital products
Online course builder
Online community feature
Affiliate management

AWeber

Free plan
x Limited automations on Free and Lite plans
x Limited segments on Free and Lite plans
Send unlimited emails on Lite and Plus plan
Email templates
x No website feature
Sell digital products
x No online course builder
x No online community feature
x No affiliate management

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Comparing Podia vs. AWeber

Podia

AWeber

Free plan

Podia is yes

AWeber is yes

Unlimited email sends on all plans

Podia is yes

AWeber is no

Email templates

Podia is yes

AWeber is yes

Visual email designer

Podia is yes

AWeber is yes

Segmentation

Podia is yes

AWeber is yes

Tagging

Podia is yes

AWeber is yes

Automation

Podia is yes

AWeber is yes

A/B testing

Podia is no

AWeber is yes

Website

Podia is yes

AWeber is no

Landing pages

Podia is yes

AWeber is yes

Sell digital products

Podia is yes

AWeber is yes

Subscriptions

Podia is yes

AWeber is yes

Memberships

Podia is yes

AWeber is yes

Payment plans

Podia is yes

AWeber is yes

Online course builder

Podia is yes

AWeber is no

Online community platform

Podia is yes

AWeber is no

Webinars

Podia is yes

AWeber is no

Affiliate marketing management

Podia is yes

AWeber is no

Integrations

Podia is yes

AWeber is yes

Need help moving your products and customers to Podia?

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Podia email in action

Wondering if Podia is the best email marketing software for you? Go behind the scenes in this video walkthrough, where Ben will show you the ins and outs of Podia’s email features.

“Having an in-house email service with Podia has been game-changing. It streamlines my workflow and keeps my branding more consistent. The new email features level up your campaigns making them more professional and attractive. I’ve seen an obvious spike in metrics since sending out emails using the new Podia Email features!

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Build a full website and unlimited landing pages for free.

No need to pay extra for third-party landing page builders. Podia gives you a beginner-friendly website tool with unlimited pages so you can customize your online home however you like. Plus, you can seamlessly add eye-catching email opt-in forms with a few clicks.

Simple and fair pricing.

With Podia, you get 100 email subscribers for free on every plan. After that, you can add on more for an affordable price as you grow. No email send limits, complicated pricing scales, or hidden fees.

A support team that's here for you.

The number one reason people cite for loving Podia? Our customer service. Hit the ground running with beginner-friendly help docs, tutorials, and learning resources. We’re always here to help, with real people offering email and chat support 7 days a week on all paid plans.

Why creators choose Podia over AWeber

Here are some reasons entrepreneurs choose Podia to power their businesses.

Your email automatically connects with your digital products

Sell online courses, digital products, community, coaching, webinars, and anything else you want using a tool that’s already linked to your email list.

Live chat messaging included on the free plan

Want to connect with the people who visit your website? Enable our free chat widget directly on your Podia site to answer questions, offer customer support, and gather leads.

Unlimited segments and tags

Talk to specific people in your audience or grow multiple audiences around different interests using Podia’s powerful segments and tags. You can send emails to people based on how many products they’ve purchased, how much money they’ve spent, and other advanced filters on all plans, even free.

Grow your list with lead magnets

Entice potential customers to join your list by giving away valuable lead magnets. Create a free product like a checklist, ebook, or mini-course and grant automatic access whenever someone subscribes to your list.

What could your emails look like? Here are some of the free email templates available with Podia

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Podia vs. AWeber: Which one is right for me?

Podia and AWeber are both tools for managing your email marketing, but Podia goes a step further by providing a wide range of tools for building an online business.

Every creator has different needs, so to help you make the best choice for you, let’s see how Podia vs. AWeber compare.

Pricing and plan limits for Podia and AWeber

Podia and AWeber each have a free plan and several paid options.

With Podia, you’ll start by choosing the Free, Starter, Mover, or Shaker plan.

  • Free: Includes a website with unlimited pages, community, one digital download, one online coaching product, and customer messaging
  • Starter: $9/month, includes everything on the Free plan plus a custom domain, integration with Google Analytics, and live chat support
  • Mover: $39/month, includes everything on the Starter plan plus unlimited digital products, unlimited courses, and our simple online course builder
  • Shaker: $89/month, includes everything on the Mover plan plus affiliates and embeddable checkout

All plans include your first 100 email subscribers for free. You can add more subscribers for an additional fee.

  • Up to 100 subscribers: Free
  • Up to 500 subscribers: $9/month
  • Up to 1500 subscribers: $17/month
  • Up to 2500 subscribers: $25/month
  • Up to 5000 subscribers: $42/month
  • Up to 10000 subscribers: $63/month
  • See pricing for more subscribers

There is no email send limit with Podia, so you can send as many messages as you like on all plans. All plans have full email marketing features like segments, tags, automations, and campaigns, so you only need to upgrade if your subscriber list grows.

With AWeber, you can choose from the following plans:

  • Free: Up to 500 subscribers
  • Lite: Starting at $14.99/month for up to 500 subscribers
  • Plus: Starting at $29.99/month for up to 500 subscribers
  • Unlimited: $899/month with unlimited subscribers

AWeber’s free plan includes up to 500 subscribers but you can only send 3,000 emails per month. You’re also limited to one automation, one email list, and one landing page. You’ll get ecommerce functionality that works through Stripe, and you’ll have access to email and chat support.

Lite and Plus plans increase in price as you add more subscribers, but you’ll get unlimited email sends. On the Unlimited plan, you can add as many subscribers as you want for a flat rate, but your email sends are limited to 12x subscriber volume per month.

To illustrate, let’s say you have an email list with 5,000 subscribers. With Podia, you could use the free plan and add 5,000 subscribers for $42/month. For that price, you’d get your full website, unlimited pages, a digital download, a coaching product, and an online community, as well as unlimited segments and automations.

With AWeber, you could choose between the Lite, Plus, and Unlimited plans for the following prices:

  • Lite: $44.99/month for up to 5,000 subscribers
  • Plus: $59.99/month for up to 5,000 subscribers
  • Unlimited: $899/month for unlimited subscribers

On the Lite plan, you’d get three email automations, three landing pages, and one custom segment. The Plus and Unlimited plans both come with unlimited automations, landing pages, and custom segments.

Can I use segments, tags, and automation?

You can use segments, tags, and automation to organize your list with Podia and AWeber.

Podia makes it easy to create custom tags and add people to segments based on their interests or actions. You can also filter audience members by how much money they’ve spent with you, how many products they’ve purchased, and their level of engagement with your emails.

Podia email filtering options

Once you have your audience organized the way you like, you can use campaigns and broadcasts to send messages to specific people. Automatically send a welcome sequence when someone joins your list, a nurture sequence when someone downloads a free lead magnet, a sales funnel to warm leads, or additional resources when someone purchases a product.

With AWeber, you can create one list profile and one automation on the free plan. You can make three automations on the Lite plan, and the Plus and Unlimited plans both come with unlimited lists and automations. You can create one custom segment on the Lite plan and unlimited custom segments on the Plus and Unlimited plans.

How much control do I have over my email design?

Both Podia and AWeber make it easy to design professional-looking emails. With both tools, you can customize your design with images, text, buttons, dividers, and other elements. You can use a template as a starting point or create fresh emails that reflect your unique style. Additionally, you can preview your emails to see how they will appear on different devices and screen sizes.

Podia Email builder

Can I sell digital products?

Podia is an all-in-one platform that makes it easy to sell digital products in the same place you manage your email marketing. Podia has a beginner-friendly online course builder and online community feature, so you can house your creative work in the same place where you manage sales and marketing.

With Podia, you can sell:

  • Digital files like ebooks, printables, audio files, and video files
  • Self-paced, cohort, drip, and limited-access online courses
  • Subscriptions and memberships
  • Free and paid online community access
  • Live and pre-recorded webinars
  • Coaching sessions

All your files, course content, and customers live in Podia’s ecosystem, so you can feel confident that everything is connected correctly from day one. Podia connects with Stripe and Paypal for payment processing.

AWeber is different because it doesn’t actually host your products, but it does have a checkout feature. With AWeber Ecommerce, people can pay via Stripe and enter an email sequence where you send them a link to a product (for example, a link to a Dropbox file or an unlisted YouTube video).

This means it’s technically possible to sell digital products, but it’s a bit more complicated to set up since the products aren’t stored with AWeber directly. Plus, if you want to sell a course or community access, you’ll need to integrate with an online course platform or community platform which could come at an extra cost.

Are websites and landing pages included?

Your website is your opportunity to tell the world about your business, and Podia includes a full website for free on all plans. Use Podia’s point-and-click website builder to customize the look and feel of your site with professionally designed text, image, grid, bio, email form, featured, link, FAQ, testimonial, category, and product sections.

Podia website builder sections

Podia automatically generates a sales page for each product you create, plus you can build as many email opt-in landing pages as you like. You can check out examples of real Podia websites here.

AWeber does not include a website tool so you’ll need to integrate with a third-party website platform like Squarespace, WordPress, or Shopify. You can build one landing page on the Free plan, three on the Lite plan, and unlimited pages on the Plus and Unlimited plans.

How can I access support?

Email marketing software can have a steep learning curve. Luckily, Podia is easy to use out of the box, but if you do need some extra help, our friendly support team is here for you.

Podia customers get expert email support, help docs, free training courses, guides, video tutorials, and access to our welcoming Creator Community on all plans. Paid users also get quick chat support.

AWeber offers email and chat support on all plans, plus phone support on the Plus and Unlimited plans. There are also help docs, video tutorials, and blog articles to help you if you get stuck.

Podia and AWeber can both help you run your email marketing, but Podia can take your business to the next level with powerful features for selling, scaling, and building relationships.

If you’re looking for one tool where you can manage your marketing automations, email campaigns, newsletters, digital products, website, community, and affiliate program with a creator-friendly price tag, give Podia a try today.

FAQs

Quick answers

Don’t see your answer? Reach out to us, we’d love to help!

  • Podia is an all-in-one creator platform with a full website builder, digital products, online course creation, webinars, coaching, community, affiliate marketing, email marketing, embeds, integrations, analytics, and customer messaging.

    See Podia’s full feature list here.

  • Yep! Podia Email is completely free for up to 100 subscribers, so you can start building your email list today. Once you reach 100 subscribers, you will have the option to upgrade to a paid plan.

  • Podia Email is completely free for up to 100 subscribers. If you have more than 100 subscribers, Podia Email plans start at $9 per month ($7 per month annually). See the exact price for your number of subscribers on the pricing page.

  • Podia Email is a full-featured email platform with everything you need to run your online business. See how Podia Email stacks up against other email service providers in our detailed comparison articles:

  • Sure thing! We can migrate your subscribers when you sign up for an annual Podia Email plan. The free migration includes your subscribers’ names, email addresses, tags, and existing automations. Learn more about Podia Email migrations.

  • Absolutely! Podia Email has an easy to use visual email designer, so you can create beautiful looking emails in no time. You can use one of the pre-designed templates to get started, or create your own. Customize your colors, fonts, images, sections, backgrounds, buttons, and more. Plus all emails sent from Podia Email are fully mobile responsive so they will look great on any device.

  • Absolutely! You can check out our Podia demo site, which we’ve built to show you what the Podia experience will look like for both you and your customers.

    There are also dozens of creator example sites on our Examples page, so you can see what other creators just like you have built using Podia.

  • We’d love to. Podia’s customer support is here for you, seven days a week. Just reach out to us on chat and a real, friendly person will be delighted to help you out.

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