Who Uses This Software?

Creators and entrepreneurs who want to reach more people to build their online business.


Average Ratings

16 Reviews

  • 5 / 5
    Overall

  • 5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $39.00/month/user
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • Podia
  • www.withcoach.com
  • Founded 2014
  • United States

About Podia

Sell Memberships, Online Courses, and Digital Downloads to your audience. Podia is the easiest way to earn a living from your passion. Create a beautiful storefront in minutes and start selling your digital products. No technical knowledge needed, and no third-party plugins required. Handle everything from content creation to sending newsletters to your audience to securely processing payments, all on one simple platform. Plus, we'll migrate you for FREE from your current platform.


Podia Features

  • Academic/Education
  • Asynchronous Learning
  • Blended Learning
  • Built-in Course Authoring
  • Corporate/Business
  • eCommerce
  • eLearning Companies
  • Gamification
  • Learner Portal
  • Mobile Learning
  • SCORM Compliance
  • Synchronous Learning
  • Video Conferencing

Podia Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Powerful platform for delivering digital products & online courses.

Apr 20, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: - Beautiful design

- Wonderful support

- Incredibly easy to use

- Great for my conversion rates

Cons: I've sat here for 5 minutes and can't actually think of a con, imo. :)

Overall: I signed up to Coach about 5 months ago now and have NEVER looked back. I've used other solutions and online platforms before to host my courses and digital products and downloads, but I've never been fully happy with how they integrate or the interface.

Coach was a breath of fresh air from my very first convo with the Founder of Coach, when he went above and beyond to tell me all about the product and see if it fitted my needs. And even though I knew it didn't have every feature I had at the time, I was confident they'd deliver on what I needed - so I signed up there and then.

Since then Coach has consistently released new features - many that we customers have asked for and are highly anticipated (for example - they've just released their ConvertKit integration. Yay!!) and many others that have been a total surprise, but just as brilliant.

What makes Coach for me, though, is the customer service - I really feel like the Coach team care about each of us as an individual and really want to help us succeed, by making the best product they can and giving the best support I've ever come across in an online platform. I don't feel like a number or a statistic - but a real person that the team at Coach are constantly happy to help out.

On top of that, Coach is mighty beautiful to both look at (great for your audience!) and use (great for us!) - as a designer, it's important to me that I use tools that are easy to use and help me get the job done quicker. Coach helps me do that, and more. My conversion rates for my freebie opt-in on my site have gone from less than 1% to over 6.5% at last count and I've no doubt Coach has played a huge part in that. :)

Tl;Dr;

- Platform is so easy to use & launch with

- New features are being brought out all the time

- The customer support is incredible

- Design is fantastic & converts well with my audience

I recommend Coach now to everyone I know that wants to create digi products & online courses - and I'd never go anywhere else. :)

Recommendations to other buyers: If there's something you want to see from Coach, ASK THEM. They listen, they respond to the customers and pivot their roadmap based on what their customers (like me!) want to see. :)

Vendor Response

by Podia on April 21, 2017

Thanks so much for your kind review, Rachel. Of everything you said, what makes me happiest is that your conversion rate improved by over 5% when switching to our platform.

Your success is the most important to us. :)

FINALLY a platform that gets it right!

Mar 13, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: So simple to set up. So accommodating of their clients' needs: Think subscribers that are segmented from the get-go, newsletters and email drip campaigns that are as easy to write, beautify and send as an email, a pretty and sleek storefront, fully implemented with your website.

Also think ZERO cut from your earnings, NO restriction on your content. You pay the monthly fee and that's it!

One more thing: Podia takes care of invoicing, VAT - depending on where you are and where your buyers are ... a constant hassle to get that right and Podia just takes that load of your shoulders!

Cons: The only thing that bugged me was that I couldn't personalize the emails, like address them to a person by name - - and Podia has that on their agenda.

When you find a platform where that's the ONLY thing that bugs you? Feels like I finally found my online home.

Overall: The setup was super easy, the team helped me tremendously by taking over feeding my email list into the system and they were super quick with all their replies to my questions.

I watched one of their weekly ask-all live webinars before signing up and really EVERY question was answered. In addition to their fab features and superstar support, that's what got me hooked.

After setting up the dashboard, building the storefront for our freebies and the subscriber signup was childsplay.

Everything looks super pretty, in our brand colors, and, NO KIDDING; our email list that we had built over 14 months with MailChimp DOUBLED in just 10 weeks.

On Podia, we host 2 separate freebies, the complete recordings of our weekly webcasts, and an online course. Everything interacts perfectly.

100% recommended!

Beautiful and easy to use! Awesome software!

Dec 14, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: - Design, better design of all the LMS I have tested.

- Very easy to use.

- All in one solution. It includes all you need to make a online course and to SELL your course: monetization, marketing, affiliate program...

- They are adding new features in a non stop way!

- Enjoyable user experience for my customers. Awesome interface in the student side, beatuiful and clear.

Desing.

- They have an exceptional chat customer service. If you have any problem, you can just ask them and they answer really fast. If you use their product you will feel that they work for you.

- Price. Fair price and they do not claim a percent of your sells.

- And the best Pro: I love use it!! I enjoy working and creating my courses. I feel I'm creating something my students will love.

Cons: - At the begining I thougth the missing of some functions were a Con. For example: messages between teacher and students, but actually students prefer use habitual communications tools like email, social networks, WhatsApp... So I don't see this as a misspoint now.

- Nothing else! It has everything you need to sell courses or to set up a virtual classroom. And they are adding new functionality all time!

Overall: I am using Podia as a virtual classroom for my students and I love it! And my students love it even more! It is easy to use and a lot more atractive that the usual virtual classrooms that we use in Spain: Moodle, Leandash... Make the study enjoyable it's the best you can do for your students.

I don't give five stars easily

Apr 01, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Podia lets you host online courses, but it gives all power to YOU, the user. You own your data, your content, and your customers. Podia is made by people who care about online creators (like me) and who want creators to succeed. They're not just out to make as much money off of you as they can.

The Podia support is particularly amazing. I've gotten personal help from the CMO, among others. Can't speak highly enough of these folks.

Did I mention that they pay you out daily (via Stripe)? You don't have to wait a month to get paid, like with some other platforms.

Cons: Some points for improvements for Podia would be that I'd like to see some built-in analytics for my course sales page. Also, they support a variety of coupons, but I'd love to see them add a coupon that is both user-specific and time-specific. As in, one of my users can use it in the next 24 hours.

This is advanced stuff. Otherwise I'm super happy with Podia!

Overall: Podia hosts my online course and allows me to give my customers a great experience when they take my course. That's the most important thing. And they make me feel good and feel supported. What else could you ask for?

5 Star Review for Podia as an online class platform

Feb 14, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Podia is easy to use and it is BEAUTIFUL.

The staff is super available for support and the platform is growing and being added to all the time.

I LOVE how the storefront is integrated, so I was able to close my shopify account (with all the other class platforms I was looking at, I would have had to keep shopify as well). It is truly all in one.

I love the ability to sell courses, digital downloads, AND memberships all in one place-- no extra apps or add ons needed. It's simple, easy, and clear.

Cons: There are a few limitations still with the exact customizations to my sales and course pages BUT they are minimal, and in the month I have been involved in Podia, there have already been big improvements in this area so I know more are coming!

Overall: My overall experience has been wonderful. While I was getting set up, I sent a LOT of questions every day and someone was always available and super willing to help. I have just REALLY enjoyed the platform. I haven't taught classes through an online platform before (only as separate digital downloads people purchase) and Podia has made the transition SO easy.

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Exceptional service

Jun 14, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Ease of learning and use. Clean interface and easy to navigate.

I can have my own URL that links to my current website. I love this option available on the smaller plan.

The transfer was made by Podia of my courses in Thinkific to my podia platform by the podia staff which saved me so much time.

I love being able to have all my digital products and courses in the one place. And subscriptions can be included when I have them up and running.

I just love this platform and would recommend it to anyone both as an online course creator starting up or established.

Cons: They don't have quizzes yet but I've been told this is coming.

The support is outstanding but if you live in Australia you have to wait until the next day or communicate during the night local WA time.

I can't think of anything else.

Overall: Courses, digital products and subscriptions all on the one site.

Ease of use is a time saver.

Support is exceptional

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Clarity, simplicity, easy to use

Dec 14, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: The simplicity for doing action what ever it is in podia.

Almost no need of help, it is no intuitive that i have needed a little time to stop making simple things become complicate like before using podia.

Cons: Nothing for the moment.

The first days, i was asking question like "why can't we do this or that with podia? It was things i was able to do before with the other but very complicate system...

But then, i realize that podia helps me simplify my job and that i work well without all the other options i had in the past.

Overall: It helps me spending less time of the technical aspect when publishing a product.

I start to have more time to create instead of spending my time solving problem with funnels bugs agoin and again.

It remind me my experience the day i decided to move from windows to Mac...

Difficult decision but since then (in 2013)... it is just a dream to use all my Mac and Apple system.

I have the same feeling now using podia.

Loving Podia

Mar 18, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Probably the thing that I appreciate most from Podia is their customer support. I trial tested a few different platforms, and even though Podia doesn't have all the bells and whistles of the others, their unbelievably fast and friendly customer service was way ahead of the pack! It's really important to me that my students are able to get the help they need with the software or any issues that I can't handle on my end.

Podia is also just incredibly easy to use, you can get a course up and running in a matter of hours. I've really enjoyed creating on their platform.

Cons: So far, the only thing I dislike is the inability to categorize products. Having everything on your storefront in a big, long list isn't the most user-friendly way to show things.

Overall: I am creating online courses for meditation. So far, I have LOVED the fact that I can offer digital downloads as well as courses, free products and everything is very mobile friendly - which is extremely important for the work that I do, as most people will be listening to meditations on their phones!

LOVE IT!!! MUST HAVE

Mar 01, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: It is so easy to use! Has everything I was looking for in one site! A must I feel for anyone!

Cons: Nothing at all. No complaints here at all.

Overall: Awesome customer service. They are quick to answer and help me if I need help with something and I have loved that everything I spent hours looking for on other websites come included in this ONE website! Who wants tons of different websites for their courses and email list, etc. I sure dont! This site has everything and is such a time saver!

Great All-in-one Solution

Mar 14, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: All-in-one platform for those interested in providing multiple products under one user interface; Podia doesn't not take a percentage of your profit but rather a monthly/yearly fee; customer service is quick to respond and very helpful; new users now are getting in early and have the ability to assist in shaping and improving the product; and Podia is better solution than other similar platforms I have used and since abandoned.

Cons: More features are being added over time and membership are currently payable via PayPal (though Podia is working diligently to fix this).

Overall: Great experience. I have used other similar online products but over time, I was not impressed with their user/creator interface and they took a percentage of my profits on top of monthly/yearly fees.

Podia for the Win!

Mar 11, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: It's easy to use and set-up. No coding. Drag and drop makes it easy to get your store/site looking right. Plus, you get lots of examples and help to set everything up too!

Cons: I do wish there was a way to completely host my blog site on it too. That would be amazing to add to all the other features.

Overall: I test-drove at least two other "big name" online course/funnel/membership sites but none can compare to how easy it is to set-up and use Podia. PLUS, no hard-sell tactics, just real people who you can talk to and get help from. Plus, the price is good and competitive with other sites that do less.

Great for video lessons!

Apr 13, 2019
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
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Pros: The beautiful and modern layout is what attracted me to Podia!

Cons: The text editor is pretty basic and the pricing is quite steep.

Overall: I enjoyed participating in video-based course on this platform!

I Love It. Really!

Feb 13, 2019
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: What I like most about Podia is the ease of use. It's pretty intuitive. The store has a great design and is visually appealing. It's cost effective, too'

Cons: I'm sure there are some cons to Podia, just because nothing is 100% perfect. I just haven't found it yet.

Overall: Podia gives my students quick, easy access to digital downloads for class and my clients have easy access to my products.

Reat aesthetics

Oct 11, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: A simple way to make great looking online courses behind a paywall. Also, allows code injection on landing page, which is useful.

Cons: 1) the price adds up, though, in fairness, it's cheaper than its biggest competitor. 2) you can make just one landing page per product

Pretty good site for high volume sellers

Apr 15, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: The ui is easy to use and compared to similar sites, the prices are pretty good.

Cons: If you aren't a high-volume seller, the costs associated with Podia are too steep to make sense.

Love it

Apr 09, 2019
4/5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Love the affiliate marketing feature. Easier to use than teachable

Cons: Podia accepts card payments with stripe only, there is no stripe in my country. So I had to opt for teachable