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Podia

Website builder, community platform, and online courses

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Podia Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

Podia product overview

Price starts from

39

Per month

Flat Rate

What is Podia?

Podia is a platform for creators and independent online businesses to grow through their relationships with their audiences. Podia lets you build a free, no-code website, host a community (free or paid), and sell digital products.

Key benefits of using Podia

All-in-one (sell community, online courses and digital downloads in one place), 24/7 customer service for ALL pricing plans, free migration.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

Chat
24/7 (Live rep)
Phone Support
Email/Help Desk
Knowledge Base
FAQs/Forum

Training options

Live Online
Webinars
Documentation
Videos

Podia pricing information

Value for money

4.7

/5

76

Starting from

39

Per month

Flat Rate

Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
Pricing range

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Podia features

Functionality

4.5

/5

76

Total features

31

5 categories

Most valued features by users

Activity Dashboard
Learning Management
Alerts/Notifications
Progress Tracking
API
Content Management
Course Management
Tests/Assessments

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Podia users reviews

Overall Rating

4.7

/5

76

Positive reviews

Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9.51/10
Rating distribution

5

4

3

2

1

64

8

2

0

2

Pros
I cannot have made a better choice when I left other platforms for Podia. Customer service is just superb and great listeners.
I like that getting up and selling is easy. I appreciate their integration with Stripe versus relying on a proprietary payment software (like Shopify) because I might not trust it as easily.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, i tried a lot of website to try to sale my online courses : Podia is the best. The UI and the UX are amazing.
Cons
At the begining I thougth the missing of some functions were a Con.
A $390 small mistake for your small business could cost you everything if you do business with Podia.
No custom embed codes can be added to your sales pages.

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Want your sales pages, courses, and emails all in the same place?

Reviewed 2 years ago

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Tanya G.: Hi, I'm Tanya. I'm a creative online and I develop courses, and I give Podia a five star rating....

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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The best tool on the market

Reviewed 2 years ago

It has been a dream product to use

Pros

By far the sleekest design UX experience I have had with any e-learning platform, and I have used others in the past. The team were able to migrate me from Failjabi in less that 24 hours and the support is so personal and caring. It's also great value for money and I could not ask for better updated as the arrive month by month, I have just committed to another 12 months with Podia by paying upfront and I would never have dreamed of doing this with any other service Thank you Podia for such a great product I look forward to what 2020 brings, please accept crytpo payments in the future ;)

Cons

No crypto checkout, I know this might be difficult to implement but would be a great feature.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Stress-free course commerce

Reviewed a month ago

Podia lets me focus on teaching, and I never have to think about handling payments or tech support. The WYSIWYG website builder has also improved tremendously over the years, which allows us to continue bulking up our marketing site without hiring a designer.

Pros

As a software guy, I'm used to spending a lot of time fine tuning features, fixing bugs, and troubleshooting issues for customers. Thankfully with Podia all of these tasks are non-issues. Within a few minutes of opening our first of 2 schools in 2019, we had Stripe and Paypal payment gateways configured and were already making money with the simple presale landing page feature. Over the last few years...

Cons

There are several features (both big and small) that would make me rate Podia a 10/10 instead of ~8.5 / 10. For starters, an open API. Currently the Zapier integration is too limited to help us achieve what we want, namely trigger based emails linked to specific lectures in the course. I'd also like better analytics, such as seeing which students are in a given "cohort" (e.g. who finished Module 1 vs Module 3), so we can better nudge them along toward completion. Lastly, there are a few improvement opportunities to the course editor itself. For us this would include more rich text options, as well as embedded code snippets.

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Wish there were better reviews of Podia functionality before I bought

Reviewed 2 months ago

Horrible. Customer service is so kind, but that's it. They have advised me to change my domain, without telling me it could crash my site. Now the site has crashed, and they're all asleep so can't help fix it. The functionality is so bare-bones it's crazy. There's no concept of building out to have stronger/better functionality. I will be moving to Wix/Wordpress ASAP

Pros

Yes, it's easy to use and customer support is fantastic...but that's where the pros end

Cons

Horrible horrible functionality. Some BASIC website features aren't included, period: 1) No website backup functionality 2) No ability to have SKUs/units tracking 3) They sell you "coaching", but there's no way to track when someone books. 4) No way for a customer to book a coaching session twice (really?) 5) No way for a customer to book a "bundle" of coaching sessions (all you can do is "title"...

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Wow incredible customer service & great product!

Reviewed 2 months ago

I absolutely love it! The price is great & the mobile version looks beautiful & the customer service is out of this world incredible! Thank you guys again for everything!

Pros

I am new setting up a paid membership community & I have asked tons & tons of questions & I always get a quick, friendly & helpful response! I am blown away & it's probably the best customer service experience I've ever had! Thank you Podia! The product is also fairly simple to setup & it looks great on mobile devices!

Cons

Theres some not so pretty looking aspects on desktop but it's not that big of a deal. The videos I uploaded are extremely zoomed in for some reason... but I was able to fix that by putting my videos on youtube unlisted first then pasting the links in the content section of the posts I create & it looks awesome!

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Highly recommend Podia

Reviewed 5 months ago
Pros

I've been a user since the early days of this platform. It has grown and changed a lot, and that's what I love most. They are incredibly responsive to their users, frequently adding new features based on what people ask for. It can replace several tools and at a really competitive price. And their customer service is amazing.

Cons

If you are looking for the most robust and highly customizable email platform, this isn't it. It can do basics, but I still pay for an email service.

Podia FAQs and common questions

Q. What type of pricing plans does Podia offer?

Podia has the following pricing plans:
Starting from: $39.00/month
Pricing model: Free, Subscription


Q. Who are the typical users of Podia?

Podia has the following typical customers:
Freelancers, Non Profit, Public Administrations, Small Business


Q. What languages does Podia support?

Podia supports the following languages:
English


Q. Does Podia offer an API?

Yes, Podia has an API available for use.


Q. What other apps does Podia integrate with?

Podia integrates with the following applications:
Hotjar, ConvertKit, PayPal, Google Analytics 360, YouCanBook.me, ActiveCampaign, MailerLite, Calendly, Sumo, Zapier, Pinterest, Acuity Scheduling, Stripe, Google Ads, Drip, GetResponse, Fomo, Mailchimp, Facebook Business Suite, YouTube, AWeber, SavvyCal


Q. What level of support does Podia offer?

Podia offers the following support options:
Chat, 24/7 (Live rep), Phone Support, Email/Help Desk, Knowledge Base, FAQs/Forum

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