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A Shopify alternative that’s actually built for selling digital products

Shopify is great for physical goods, but if you’re selling downloads, courses or memberships, choose a digital-first platform like Podia.

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See why Amanda Boleyn loves Podia.

"I love that they keep their product simple, there are no hidden upcharges, only one flat investment each month and you can create as many courses or products as you want."

Shopify vs Podia for Selling Digital Products

See how we compare side by side

Podia
Shopify
Pricing

Starts at $39/mo

Starts at $29/mo

FREE migrations

Yes, with Shaker (or annual Mover) plan

No

Messaging

Yes

No

Video hosting

Yes, unlimited

No

Sell Online Courses

Yes

No

Sell Memberships

Yes

No

Email marketing

Yes

No

Live chat support

Yes

No

Built-In Affiliate Program

Yes, with Shaker plan

No

Why creators are making the switch.

A digital storefront built for digital products

We designed Podia with digital — not physical — products in mind. From content hosting to product delivery, we make life easier for you and your customers.

A buying experience your customers will love

Don’t just dump files on your customer’s lap. Podia gives your customers a simple and beautiful experience with their own login, on-page delivery, a course viewer to watch videos and consume content online, account management and more.

More features to help you sell

Grow your online business by selling digital downloads, online courses and memberships, all from one platform.

Grow your digital product business on a platform that’s built for it

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See how other creators are using Podia to sell online courses

How to Grow a Dream Team

How to Grow a Dream Team

By Joy Cho
View Joy's Online Course

I’ve wanted to offer e-courses for a while but always felt overwhelmed with how to set it up. Podia has made it super easy to create a website for this new part of my business. The tools are super easy to navigate, and their team is super quick to help answer any questions you have.

Joy Cho

Joy Cho

Founder & Creative Director, Oh Joy!
The Tiny Product Manual

The Tiny Product Manual

By Marc Eglon
View Marc's Digital Download

The simplest setup I’ve ever used. Podia is a game changer for makers.

Marc Eglon

Marc Eglon

Scientist, writer, designer, & publisher.
Marketing for Developers

Marketing for Developers

By Justin Jackson
View Justin's Online Course

I'm moving all my courses and eBooks over to Podia as we speak.

Justin Jackson

Justin Jackson

Podcast host, teacher, and author.

Sit back, relax and let us do the heavy lifting

Our FREE migration service makes switching to Podia easy.

Need some help moving your online courses, membership or downloads to Podia, and switching your customers over from Shopify?

Good news: we’ve got you covered.

Migrations are completely FREE with our Shaker plan (billed yearly or monthly) or our Mover plan (billed yearly).

Just sit back, relax and let us do the heavy lifting by moving all of your content and customers to Podia.

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Sell faster with free onboarding + migrations

How does a free moving truck sound? We’d be happy to migrate you for free! Just tell us where your stuff is, and we’ll move it quickly and efficiently onto Podia. We’ll also give you a free demo and make sure all of your questions are answered before you start selling.

Sell all kinds of digital products

Podia is a Shopify competitor that goes beyond digital downloads and lets you grow your business by selling online courses and memberships to your audience.

Make more sales with the easiest checkout ever

Forget complicated checkout experiences that cause frustration and drop off. Our 2-step checkout is the simplest one on the market and it’ll never cost you customers.

Support that actually responds

Your satisfaction is our #1 priority. We never let issues go unchecked and you’ll never feel like you’re alone in tackling a problem. If something is wrong, let us know, and we’ll be in touch within 24 hours or less (usually less).

Still have questions?

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