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CourseStorm Pricing

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4.5

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Price starts from

2.49

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Our pricing model is designed to help your program grow. CourseStorm charges a small percentage of each transaction and ask the registrant to pay $1.99 per registration. Your program pays 4% for each transaction.* That’s just one of the reasons why we’re so passionate about helping programs reach their potential.

* Standard payment processing fee applies.

What users say

Great options in terms of payment - sliding scale, payment plan, free classes, discounts, customized forms and student questionnaires super helpful.
Cost is well worth the product value; fees withheld without an invoice. Fast and friendly responses whenever I reach out to customer support.

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Teresa M.

Hospital & Health Care, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Excellent Registration Software

Reviewed 5 years ago

I found this software online accidentally at 4 am in January of 2018, and it had me hooked me within minutes. The more I read about it, the more I loved it. CourseStorm gets our classes noticed with an option to add inviting pictures. The customized payment plans have been exceptionally smooth when registering and collecting payments.

Pros

* Ease of initial setup when I first found this software. * Classes are set up for registration in minutes. * Classes are duplicated for even quicker reposting. * Cost is well worth the product value; fees withheld without an invoice. * Fast and friendly responses whenever I reach out to customer support. * Customer Reps stay in touch to ask if I am satisfied. * Customized mass emails to all class registrants. * Payment process allows for reversals, if necessary, up until class date; this avoids deposit and refund. * Custom Payment Plans permitted for each class individually.

Cons

* No name badge template. Possibility of using Excel roster to create. * Classes default listing is Alphabetical vs. Chronological. * Probably other concerns but no time to find them while the product is working so well.

Vendor response

Thank you for the review! Our customer support reps appreciate the compliment, and we plan to keep up that level of support as long as you're with us. I also appreciate the feedback you provided for us, and if there is anything else that you feel could benefit from improvement, let us know!

LB
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Lorrie B.

Education Management, 201-500 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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So Happy I Switched to CourseStorm

Reviewed 5 years ago

I am so thankful we switched to CourseStorm. Our work life is so much easier and happier now! Though it is more expensive than our old system, it is worth every penny in the staff time we save and the customer satisfaction we are experiencing with our community. The staff time we save with this system, we are money ahead - it pays for itself!

Pros

1. First and foremost I have to compliment CourseStorm on your customer service. The customer service I have received from you and CourseStorm staff is amazing. I feel very attended to - that our success using this system is a priority for your company which I greatly appreciate. You all have been so very responsive to all of our inquiries. You all have been very attentive to our needs! 2. ...

Cons

This is not applicable. We have not encountered anything that we don't like about this system.

Vendor response

We are so happy to hear that CourseStorm has improved your day-to-day! We think of our customers not as customers, but as partners. For that reason, your success is of the utmost importance to us. At CourseStorm, we want you to work smarter, not harder, so feedback like this is much appreciated!

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Sam C.

Education Management, 11-50 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Intuitive, Easy to Use...but most of all...increased enrollment in our enrichment program.

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

The pros...easy to use, pretty intuitive. ...and GETS THE JOB DONE. For those who have yet to implement an online registration platform for your education programs...it is a MUST. We implemented Coursestorm a few months ago to try and increase enrollment in our Enrichment Program....and we have succeeded in doing so EXPONENTIALLY. This was accomplished via strategic marketing tactics, advertising,...

Cons

As has been mentioned in other reviews...it lacks some features that I would like to see implemented. Bit I've sent some suggestions and have confidence the support team will implement. With that said...there's a delicate balance between ease of use and feature-rich. The more features you add to a product...the more confusing it can be to set up and use. As long as they keep the product intuitive...I onle see it getting better and better.

Vendor response

Thank you so much for your review. We love that you've found the platform so easy to use and it has made such an impact in your registration volume so quickly! I'm glad you were able to stick with it to get the administration to approve it. And you're right, the more advanced the features, the more we risk things becoming less intuitive. Therefore we take Ballot Box suggestions very seriously and take time to design solutions that work best for as many of our customers as possible, all while keeping the features and platform easy to use.

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Glory B.

Libraries, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Courestorm is the Fisher Price of Student Enrollment

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

I have trained several coworkers on using Courestorm and always emphasize that as long as you follow the prompts you will get where you need to go in this program. It's incredibly user-friendly and logically designed. We've also appreciated the consistent, high quality and speedy response from Courestorm when troubleshooting any issues we've had, which are few and far between. Ease of use, friendly customer support and lack of design clutter are my three favorite things about using this program.

Cons

When Courestorm transitioned away from email logins as the way to verify a student/their account, I have been running into more duplicate student accounts. I am grateful for how easy it is to merge accounts, but considering the breadth of duplicates am a little worried about these growing tumbleweeds in our student database. I am advocating for this software to be used in the larger library, which...

Vendor response

Thank you for your praises and feedback. We have logged your suggestions in our Ballot Box for future system development. We're also reviewing how images are uploaded to the system and will have new documentation on our help site soon based on feedback we've been hearing from customers.

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Alyssa E.

Professional Training & Coaching, self-employed

Used monthly for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Good at the basics, but could be great with a facelift and additional features

Reviewed 5 years ago

Overall, it has been a good experience and I've been pleased with the service even with the limitations. When I initially contacted CourseStorm to inquire about their services, cost, etc., I spoke with a representative who was highly responsive and helpful and checked in with me periodically after I signed up. I then had an on-boarding session, which was helpful. I've had good experience with their customer service.

Pros

Ease of use, simple interface for both administrator and registrants, no monthly fee but instead there is a percentage taken from total registration payment, and the registration process is relatively straight forward. I appreciate the option for somebody to register another person, as that has come in useful several times over the past several months. Refunds are also very simple to issue.

Cons

The site looks a bit outdated and not as professional as I'd like. My biggest issue has been the lack of ability to post unscheduled, future training topics to get the word out about future training before they're scheduled, or to register people for online/ongoing training. There simply isn't an option for this, as you must put a date or date range. My online training is through Thinkific, but I'd like to be able to list all my training (in-person and online) options in one location. A few month after offering my first course, I conducted an ROI analysis, and the projected annual cost ended up being about the same as other similar services that had monthly fees. If I offered my more expensive training more often, CourseStorm might be more expensive for me than other services.

Vendor response

Thank you for your thoughts about CourseStorm, I'm happy to hear you find it so easy to use! I also have some good news; we have some tools available that let you integrate CourseStorm into your own website so you can control the overall look of the site when students are registering! The main tool is our CourseStorm WordPress Plugin. We also have an option to list dateless and priceless classes so you can use them as "informational" posts vs. registrations; though admittedly the set up is not all that intuitive. In light of this, we'll be adding a how-to document for this to our help site soon!

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Morgan D.

Libraries, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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We love CourseStorm!

Reviewed 7 years ago

I chose CourseStorm for our lifelong learning program because it has all the features I want and is very affordable. We take credit/debit card payments, both in-house and online, as well as cash and check payments for class enrollment. We can easily process all types of payment in one place and we only pay a percentage of the card payments. This makes the software very affordable. Because the online...

Pros

We love the CourseStorm staff. They are not only helpful, but friendly and always get back to us so quickly! Even when we have suggestions for features or software updates, they take them seriously and let us know when they have been implemented!

Cons

There are some features we would still love to have, like a shopping cart, but it just doesn't stack up against the wonderful things we love about it!

Vendor response

Thank you, Morgan! We've been so happy working with Salina Public Library. Thank you for all you've done to help us make CourseStorm so useful for programs like yours.

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Marge D.

Music, 11-50 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend3/10

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Not for music schools

Reviewed 2 years ago

We use the software for our soft launch in the summer semester of our school. We used it for 3-6 months, And then switch to something different. It was a huge choice, as it took a good amount of time and effort to get the coursestorm platform actually set up. But in the end, we are so much happier with what we have now.This software would be great if you had Just a few events. If you're offering 5-8 classes that run for a full semester, then this is pretty easy and convenient. If you're running a larger entity, with several different teachers offering several different classes, it's just going to get way too out of hand and unmanageable.

Pros

Online sign upDigital collection of payments and information

Cons

The overall cost of this was much more expensive than the software we ended up switching to. Especially if you start having to do refunds!There is absolutely no ability to control your brand, aside from having your logo on the page.You could do what the software does with a Google form and a Venmo link, and save yourself the 7% plus credit card fees plus whatever usage cost they have. In fact, if I had a Google form, I would have had significantly more control over the info I was getting and how it was being categorized. It would have been so much easier to have just done it in house.

Vendor response

Hi Marge! Becky with CourseStorm's Customer Success Team here. Thank you so much for taking the time to share this feedback with us. We aim to meet as many needs as possible, but we understand that some needs may fall beyond our scope. I also understand there was some confusion regarding our pricing structure. Details about our pricing breakdown can be found on our updated pricing page at https://www.coursestorm.com/pricing....

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vanessa M.

Primary/Secondary Education, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Ease of use

Reviewed 5 years ago

Very positive experience. Customer service is responsive and open to suggestions. Software is simple and easy to use.

Pros

I've tried a lot of registration software and was looking for something to save time on the management side of my business. Coursestorm does that. My teachers are able to input their own class information and track their own students which is very helpful. It is also very simple and straight forward.

Cons

The cost is higher than of systems.

Vendor response

Thank you for your review. One of our missions at CourseStorm is to save programs time on the administrative side of course registration so they can focus on building the overall program. We're so happy to hear CourseStorrm is doing just that for you!

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Katherine S.

Education Management, 10,001+ employees

Used weekly for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Elective Course Registration

Reviewed a year ago
Pros

The CourseStorm site was very easy to set up and any questions I had were immediately helped by the support team. They were even able to help me with some situations unique to our purposes. We had 100s of students use the site with no issue.

Cons

Currently, you have to write a cost for a course on the course description, but you can write FREE. People are also able to sign up other people and this feature can't be turned off.

Vendor response

Hi Katherine! Thanks so much for your review and comments. Our team loves finding solutions to unique use cases, and we're thrilled that your organization is having a great experience with our software and our team so far. Thank you also for the feedback regarding the pricing field requirements and the "Add a Student" feature. I will make sure your comments are shared with our product team. Please let us know if you have any other feature requests or feedback by reaching out to our Support Team any time.

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E-Learning, self-employed

Used weekly for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Easy to pilot a project

Reviewed 5 years ago

The customer service is great, and I had a good experience overall.

Pros

CourseStorm allowed my to pilot test my courses without building an actual website. It provided an easy registration and payment site for the students. The services come at reasonable cost for a starting e-teacher like me, compared to Outschool and other online platforms.

Cons

It does not provide much freedom in page design, but is definitely valuable as a first step.

Vendor response

We are happy to hear that you've been having good experience with CourseStorm and our customer success team. Thank you for your review!