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What if your email marketing platform made running your business less stressful?

The best way to keep your email marketing headache-free is to go with a platform that’s already connected to everything else you do. Brevo, formerly SendinBlue, is a solid CRM tool with lead tracking and SMS messaging. But unless you need those specific features, you may end up paying more than you need.

Brevo vs. Podia Email

Brevo has email marketing, a CRM tool, and SMS messaging (and pricing based on how many emails you send). 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
Send unlimited emails on all plans
Segmentation and automation on all plans
Email templates
Email sign-up forms
Live chat customer messaging
Full website
Unlimited landing pages
Sell digital products, courses, and coaching
Build your online community

Brevo

Free plan with up to 300 daily email sends
x Email send limits on all plans
Segmentation and automation
Email templates
Email sign-up forms
Live chat customer messaging
x No website
x Landing pages only on Business & Enterprise
x No integrated ability to sell digital products
x No community feature

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Comparing Podia vs. Brevo

Podia

Brevo

Free plan

Podia is yes

Brevo is yes

Unlimited email sends on all plans

Podia is yes

Brevo is no

Email templates

Podia is yes

Brevo is yes

Visual email builder

Podia is yes

Brevo is yes

Segmentation

Podia is yes

Brevo is yes

Tagging

Podia is yes

Brevo is yes

Email automation tools

Podia is yes

Brevo is yes

Campaigns

Podia is yes

Brevo is yes

A/B testing

Podia is no

Brevo is yes

Lead magnets

Podia is yes

Brevo is no

Website

Podia is yes

Brevo is no

Customer chat widget

Podia is yes

Brevo is yes

Landing pages

Podia is yes

Brevo isOnly on Business & Enterprise

Sell digital products

Podia is yes

Brevo is no

Subscriptions

Podia is yes

Brevo is no

Memberships

Podia is yes

Brevo is no

Online course builder

Podia is yes

Brevo is no

Online community

Podia is yes

Brevo is no

Webinars

Podia is yes

Brevo is no

Affiliate marketing management

Podia is yes

Brevo is no

Integrations

Podia is yes

Brevo is yes

Support

Podia isEmail support on all plans, chat support on paid plans

Brevo isEmail support on all plans, phone + chat support on Business and Enterprise

Need help moving your products and customers to Podia?

Need help moving your products and customers to Podia?

Learn about migrations

Video demo

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.

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.

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 training resources, and if you get stuck, our friendly support team is available to answer your questions. 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 Brevo

Here are some reasons entrepreneurs, creators, and small business owners choose Podia to power their businesses.

Your email automatically connects with your website and digital products

Streamline your business by keeping everything in one place. Sell online courses, digital products, community, coaching, webinars, and anything else you want using a tool that’s already connected to your email list. No complex integrations required.

Simple and fair pricing

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

Track which emails generate the most sales

Podia’s email dashboard will show you how many products you sold from a specific email and your total earnings for each of your email marketing campaigns.

Live chat messaging included on the free plan

Want to connect with the people who visit your website? With Podia, you can embed a chat widget directly onto your Podia site to answer questions, offer customer support, and gather leads.

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

Get your free Podia account

Join the 150,000+ creators who use Podia to create websites, sell digital products, and build online communities.

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

Podia and Brevo are both tools for managing and automating your email marketing, but Brevo focuses more on customer relationship management and lead generation while Podia gives you 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. Brevo compare.

Plans, pricing, and email send limits

Podia plan prices vary depending on how many subscribers you have on your list, while Brevo plan prices are based on how many emails you’d like to send per month.

With Podia, you’ll start by choosing a base plan:

  • Free (10% transaction fee): $0/month
    • Includes your full website, a membership community, and the ability to sell one digital download and one coaching product
  • Starter: $9/month or $4/month when paid annually (8% transaction fee)
    • Includes everything on the Free plan plus a custom domain, integration with Google Analytics, and live chat support
  • Mover: $39/month or $33/month when paid annually (5% transaction fee)
    • Everything on the Starter plan plus unlimited digital products, unlimited online courses, and our easier-than-drag-and-drop online course builder
  • Shaker: $89/month or $75/month when paid annually
    • Everything in Mover 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 so you only need to upgrade if your subscriber list grows.

With Brevo, plans are determined based on features and how many emails you’d like to send per month. You can have unlimited contacts, but there are email send limits on all plans.

Brevo plans:

  • Free plan: Includes email campaigns, templates, and workflows
    • Email limit of 300 sends per day
  • Starter plan: Everything in free, plus analytics and no email send limits
    • Starting at $25/month for 20,000 monthly email sends
    • $69/month for 100,000 monthly email sends
  • Business plan: Everything in Starter plus a landing page builder, unlimited automations, AB testing, and phone support
    • Starting at $65/month for 20,000 monthly email sends
    • $129/month for 100,000 monthly email sends
  • Brevo Enterprise: Everything in Business plus advanced security, more integrations, and personalized support
    • Custom pricing

Plans go up to one million monthly email sends, but if you need more than that you can contact Brevo for a custom plan.

Let’s say you have 5,000 email subscribers. You’d like to send a weekly newsletter and periodically promote your digital products, so you expect to send between 20,000 and 40,000 emails per month (or 4-8 emails per subscriber).

With Podia, you could use the free plan and purchase an email add-on for 5,000 subscribers for a total of $42/per month. You get unlimited email sends on all plans, so you don’t have to worry about going over. If you have a longer campaign or want to send more reminder emails during a launch, you’re free to do that without worrying about extra charges.

With Brevo, the free plan would be challenging since you can only send 300 emails per day. You couldn’t send a message to your entire list on the same day, so you’d have to use a paid plan.

Brevo plan costs for 40,000 monthly email sends:

  • Starter: $35/month
  • Business: $75/month

Keep in mind that the Starter plan doesn’t include landing pages, and no Brevo plans include the ability to sell digital downloads, so you may have to pay for third-party tools to get these features. Also, if you go over the 40,000 email send limit in a given month, you have to pay overage fees.

Email builder and design elements

Podia and Brevo both have an email editor and templates you can use to jumpstart your creativity.

Podia’s point-and-click email editor makes it easy to add design elements like text, dividers, buttons, images, social sharing icons, and file downloads.

Podia Email Builder Section Options

You can customize your fonts, colors, buttons, and padding for every section of your email so your message stands out from the crowd, and if you need some inspiration to get you started, you can choose from a library of beautiful pre-made templates.

Podia Email Templates

Brevo also has design features so you can create emails that match your branding, including a library of templates you can use to get started.

Website and sales pages

With Podia, you can build your website and sales pages in the same place you manage your email marketing and products. A full website and unlimited pages are included on all plans, including the free plan.

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

Brevo does not include a website tool so you’ll need to integrate with a third-party website platform like Squarespace, WordPress, or Shopify. One landing page is included with the Business plan, but if you’d like to create more, there’s an extra charge of $24/month for five additional pages.

Digital products and courses

Managing your email and digital products in the same place streamlines your business. Podia gives you the ability to create and sell online courses, digital downloads, webinars, coaching services, subscriptions, and community access so you won’t need to set up complicated integrations or pay for extra software.

Instead, you’ll have your products, payment processors (Podia connects with PayPal or Stripe), delivery system, waitlists, email marketing campaigns, upsells, and customer contacts under one roof.

Brevo does not include the ability to sell digital products or services, so you may need to purchase additional ecommerce tools and connect them through Zapier to get this functionality.

Support

Learning how to use your email marketing software shouldn’t feel like climbing Mt. Everest. 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.

Brevo offers email support on the Free and Starter plans and phone plus chat support on the Business and Enterprise plans. Brevo also has training courses and a help center.

Podia and Brevo can both help you run your email marketing, but Podia goes a step further with features for creators at each stage of their online businesses.

If you’re looking for one tool where you can manage your emails, marketing automations, campaigns, newsletters, digital products, website, community, and affiliates without restricting email send limits, 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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