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.
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
Starts at $39/mo
Starts at $29/mo
Yes, with Shaker (or annual Mover) plan
|Sell Online Courses|
|Live chat support|
|Built-In Affiliate Program|
Yes, with Shaker plan
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
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 ChoFounder & Creative Director, Oh Joy!
The simplest setup I’ve ever used. Podia is a game changer for makers.
Marc EglonScientist, writer, designer, & publisher.
I'm moving all my courses and eBooks over to Podia as we speak.
Justin JacksonPodcast 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.
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?
Your search for a Shopify alternative is over
See why digital creators like you are making the switch.