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How easy is it to connect your email platform with everything else?

MailerLite works as a discount email marketing tool. But if you want to sell courses, create a community, offer coaching, or grow beyond digital downloads, you’ll need to integrate it with something else (which just adds cost and confusion).

MailerLite vs. Podia Email

MailerLite is a standalone email platform. Podia brings your email marketing into the same place as the rest of your business. Which option makes the most sense for you?

Podia

Free plan with 100 subscribers
Send unlimited emails on all plans
Email templates
Segmentation and automation
Free website
Free online community
Sell digital products, courses, and coaching
Customer messaging
Unlimited email support on all plans + chat support on paid plans

MailerLite

Free plan with 1000 email subscribers
Send unlimited emails only on paid plans
Email templates
Segmentation and automation
Free website
x No online community
x No digital products, coaching, or courses
x No customer messaging
x Limited support on the free plan

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Comparing Podia vs. MailerLite

Podia

MailerLite

Free plan

Podia is yes

MailerLite is yes

Free plan subscriber limits

Podia is100

MailerLite is1,000

Unlimited email sends on free plan

Podia is yes

MailerLite is no

Email templates

Podia is yes

MailerLite is yes

Visual email builder

Podia is yes

MailerLite is yes

Audience segmentation

Podia is yes

MailerLite is yes

Tagging

Podia is yes

MailerLite is yes

Automation

Podia is yes

MailerLite is yes

A/B Testing

Podia is no

MailerLite is yes

Website

Podia is yes

MailerLite is yes

Landing pages

Podia is yes

MailerLite is yes

Sell digital products

Podia is yes

MailerLite is yes

Sell subscriptions

Podia is yes

MailerLite is yes

Online courses

Podia is yes

MailerLite is no

Community

Podia is yes

MailerLite is no

Coaching

Podia is yes

MailerLite is no

Webinars

Podia is yes

MailerLite is no

Affiliate marketing management

Podia is yes

MailerLite is no

Integrations

Podia is1,900+

MailerLite is139

Support

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

MailerLite is30-day support on free plan, email support on all paid plans, chat support on Advanced plan

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.

“What sets Podia Email apart from other email service providers is the fact that it is contained together with all the other parts of the Podia system. The communication between the email, the subscribers, and the products is seamless, and that saves time and errors.”

  • Gloria Sloan-Castellanos, Asociación ASISTE

Earn money on Podia's free plan.

Podia’s free plan includes email broadcasts and campaigns for up to 100 subscribers, as well as a digital download, coaching product, community, and website. There’s no upfront cost, so you can start earning money off your passions and building your email list without opening your wallet.

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Unlimited email sends, even on the free plan.

Many email marketing platforms restrict the number of emails you can send in a given month, but not Podia. Whether you’re sending one message or one hundred, we won’t cap your email sends on any plans, including the free plan.

A support team that's here for you.

The number one reason people cite for loving Podia? Our customer service. We’re always here to help, with real people offering email support on all plans, and email + chat support on all paid plans.

Why creators choose Podia over MailerLite

Here are some reasons experienced entrepreneurs and technology beginners alike 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 intuitive and affordable. You can manage your email list, customers, products, and affiliates under one roof.

Create unique audiences with unlimited segments and tags.

Talk to specific people in your audience, or grow multiple audiences around different interests using our powerful segmentation and tagging features. You can also send an email to people based on how many products they’ve purchased, how much money they’ve spent with you, and other advanced filters.

Launch bigger with built-in product waitlists.

Let people opt-in to get emails about a product before it goes live. Then when you make it available, send an email to all the people interested. Ka-ching!

Track which emails generate the most sales.

Podia’s email dashboard will show you how many products you sold from a specific email and the total earnings for each of your email marketing campaigns so you can see what resonates with your audience.

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. MailerLite: Which one is right for me?

Podia and MailerLite both work well for managing and automating your email marketing, but while MailerLite primarily focuses on email, Podia gives you a wide range of tools for running your entire business.

Every creator business has different needs, so to help you make the best choice for you, let’s see how Podia and MailerLite stack up.

Pricing and plan limits for Podia and MailerLite

Both Podia and MailerLite have competitively priced email marketing tools, but what you get on the free plan differs.

With MailerLite, the free plan includes up to 1,000 subscribers, but you have a limit of 12,000 email sends per month. You can build a website but you’re limited to 10 landing pages and you cannot sell digital products. Additionally, you only get access to support for the first 30 days of your subscription.

Podia’s free plan includes up to 100 subscribers and unlimited email sends. You can sell one digital download, one coaching product, and create a membership community. You can also build a full website with unlimited landing pages, and you have unlimited email support for as long as you need.

When you’re ready to upgrade, both Podia and MailerLite have paid plans that can accommodate your growth.

With Podia, you can choose the Free, Starter, Mover, or Shaker plan and add on email subscribers as needed.

  • Free (10% transaction fee): Includes a website, community, one digital download, one online coaching product, and customer messaging
  • 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), includes everything on the Starter plan plus unlimited digital products, unlimited courses, and our simple online course builder
  • Shaker: $89/month or $75/month when paid annually, includes everything on the Mover plan plus affiliates and embeddable checkout

All plans include 100 email subscribers for free, and if you need more, you can pay as you go.

  • Up to 500 subscribers: $9/month
  • Up to 1,500 subscribers: $17/month
  • Up to 2,500 subscribers: $25/month
  • Up to 5,000 subscribers: $42/month
  • Up to 10,000 subscribers: $63/month
  • See the full pricing scale here

MailerLite has the following plans:

  • Free: Free for up to 1,000 subscribers with a limit of 12,000 email sends per month
  • Growing Business: Starts at $10/month for up to 500 subscribers with unlimited email sends
  • Advanced: Starts at $20/month for up to 500 subscribers with unlimited email sends

The Growing Business and Advanced plans increase in price as you gain more subscribers.

Let’s say you have an email list with about 10,000 subscribers. With Podia, you could use the free plan with the email add-on, bringing your total cost to $63/month. You would also have all the perks of Podia’s free plan, including your full website, community functionality, customer messaging, and the ability to sell a digital product and coaching offer.

With MailerLite, you would not be eligible for the free plan so you’d have to use the Growing Business or Advanced plan. The Growing Business plan costs $73/month for 10,000 subscribers and the Advanced plan costs $110/month for 10,000 subscribers, but neither of these plans include a community, customer messaging, or the ability to sell coaching.

Can I use segments and automations

Segments and tags make it easy to communicate with a particular subset of your audience. Automations allow you to automatically send emails when subscribers take certain actions, like opt-in to your email list, buy a product, or join your membership.

Podia Email filtering, segments, and tags

Both Podia and MailerLite allow you to create as many audience segments as you like. You also get unlimited tags with Podia but MailerLite has a cap of 250 tags on all plans. Both platforms also allow you to schedule and automate your email campaigns and newsletters on all plans.

How much creative control do I have over my email design?

You want your emails to look great. Podia and MailerLite both include an easy-to-use email builder with pre-styled blocks so you can design to your heart’s content. You can also use a template as your starting point.

Newsletter and email templates are included on all Podia plans, including the free plan, so you can feel confident that your message looks professional and on-brand.

Podia Email customizing templates

With MailerLite, you can only use newsletter templates on the Growing Business plan and Advanced plan, but not on the free plan. If you want access to the template library, upgrading is required.

Are websites and landing pages included?

A full website with pages where you can promote your email list is included with Podia and MailerLite. Both come with a free subdomain and web hosting, so you don’t have to worry about setting that up on your own.

With Podia, you can build a website and unlimited pages on the free plan. Podia’s website page builder is easier than drag and drop and you can customize your fonts, colors, layouts, header, footer, and every section on the pages of your website. You can see examples of real Podia websites here.

With MailerLite, you can create a website and ten landing pages on the free plan, but you’ll need to upgrade to the Growing Business plan if you’d like unlimited landing pages.

Sell your products and manage your email list from one platform

You can sell digital products on Podia and MailerLite, but the key difference is that Podia lets you start selling on the free plan while MailerLite requires a paid plan for selling products.

On Podia, you can sell one digital download, one coaching product, and online community memberships on the free plan, making this a great option for starting out. For many creators, being able to test out business ideas and products without the commitment of a monthly payment takes the pressure off.

As your business grows, you can upgrade to sell unlimited digital products, including courses, community plans, webinars, coaching, and any type of file you can imagine. You can also offer product bundles, set access duration limits, create drip email courses, run cohort programs, and increase revenue through upsells. You can use Stripe or PayPal as your payment processor with Podia.

On MailerLite, you can test out selling products with a free trial, but you’ll need to upgrade to the Growing Business or Advanced plan to continue selling products after your 30-day trial ends. There’s no built-in online course platform or community feature, so you’re more limited in the type of products you can offer your audience. You can use Stripe as your payment processor with MailerLite.

How can I get support if I get stuck?

Even the most tech-savvy entrepreneurs will have questions as they grow, and it’s important to have quick and reliable access to support when you need it.

With MailerLite, email support and live chat support are only available for the first 30 days. After that, you have no support on the free plan aside from knowledge base documents. If you need hands-on help, you can upgrade to the Growing Business plan for email support or the Advanced plan for email and 24/7 live chat support.

Podia users get expert support, help docs, free training courses, guides, video tutorials, and access to our welcoming Creator Community on all plans. Email support is available to everyone regardless of plan type and paid users also get quick chat support.

Good support means less time agonizing over technical details and more time doing what you love.

If you’re ready to launch your dream online business, create courses, sell products, manage your email marketing, and grow alongside a friendly team who gets it, 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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