Big Cartel vs. Podia

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Big Cartel
Score 10.0 out of 10
N/A
Big Cartel is an eCommerce platform built for artists, such as artists, designers, and musicians, to build an online store.
$9.99
per month
Podia
Score 8.1 out of 10
N/A
Podia in New York offers their ecommerce platform for managing memberships and selling courses online.
$39
per month
Pricing
Big CartelPodia
Editions & Modules
50 Products
$9.99
per month
250 Products
$19.99
per month
500 Products
$29.99
per month
5 Products
Free
Mover
$39.00
per month
Shaker
$79.00
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Big CartelPodia
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Big CartelPodia
Top Pros

No answers on this topic

Features
Big CartelPodia
Online Storefront
Comparison of Online Storefront features of Product A and Product B
Big Cartel
10.0
1 Ratings
26% above category average
Podia
7.9
1 Ratings
3% above category average
Product catalog & listings10.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Product management10.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Branding10.01 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Mobile storefront10.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Product variations10.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Website integration10.01 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Visual customization10.01 Ratings8.01 Ratings
CMS00 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Online Shopping Cart
Comparison of Online Shopping Cart features of Product A and Product B
Big Cartel
10.0
1 Ratings
28% above category average
Podia
10.0
1 Ratings
28% above category average
Checkout user experience10.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Online Payment System
Comparison of Online Payment System features of Product A and Product B
Big Cartel
10.0
1 Ratings
18% above category average
Podia
10.0
1 Ratings
18% above category average
eCommerce security10.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
eCommerce Marketing
Comparison of eCommerce Marketing features of Product A and Product B
Big Cartel
10.0
1 Ratings
29% above category average
Podia
8.5
1 Ratings
13% above category average
Promotions & discounts10.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
SEO00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
eCommerce Business Management
Comparison of eCommerce Business Management features of Product A and Product B
Big Cartel
10.0
1 Ratings
25% above category average
Podia
-
Ratings
Order processing10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Inventory management10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Shipping10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Custom functionality10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
Big CartelPodia
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Big CartelPodia
Likelihood to Recommend
Big Cartel LLC
It's well suited for simple e-commerce and basic inventory management needs.
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Podia
In my experience, Podia has been well suited in every way! I am a small company with a couple of independent contractors, and I don't know how to build my own website. I am not very techy. I get lots of compliments on how my website looks! I have had some people support me with setting up my group emails for my email list and setting up automations, and these techy people complained that they needed to do more customization in the email formatting and programming, so I switched to Mailchimp for those needs. Otherwise, I have been very happy with Podia and I am grateful to have a platform that offers so many services/features. It's affordable and user friendly. My clients and students are happy using it, too
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Pros
Big Cartel LLC
  • It's very easy to use and does not require a lot of configuration or setup.
  • It has been extremely reliable. Clients never have issues with purchasing from it and it has always has been up for us.
  • It's very fast. It loads quick both on the consumer/front end and also admin/backend.
  • Pricing model is flat, not percentage of transactions.
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Podia
  • Web Builder
  • Storefront
  • Digital course creator
  • Bundling workshops/programs
  • easy to update and add to my website
  • customer service is awesome
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Cons
Big Cartel LLC
  • For our needs I really can't think of anything!
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Podia
  • I sometimes wish there was more that I could customize on my website and digital programs
  • I wish their email service (for broadcasts/group emails) had more features and customization
  • I would like to use my brand font
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Alternatives Considered
Big Cartel LLC
No answers on this topic
Podia
Kajabi had lots of features all in one place. I liked their digital course creator program. I liked the ease of their their membership site program/host, too. It had an app for my clients to use. There were some problems with not being able to customize the look of pages, but they allowed coding/programming if you had training, so I sometimes hired someone to do that for me. I couldn't figure out how to use their website builder, so I didn't do much there. When it came down to it, I could use Podia and it was cheaper and easier to use. GoDaddy was my website host for a few years. I did a lot on there. It was my website builder and host and I liked it. It was easy to use. My website looked great. It had more features than Podia with blogging and connecting to social media. I had a storefront but it wasn't great for selling digital products. Back then, it wanted to show my inventory and shipping options, which don't apply for services and digital products. I did a little with my digital courses on there, but in the end, I liked other sites better for this. It didn't work out. Weebly was just a starting point for me when I create my first digital course. I liked how it looked and it was easy to build, but there are better options for this sort of thing now.
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Return on Investment
Big Cartel LLC
  • The basic plan at $10/month easily saves us that in time from having to manage our own e-commerce system on our own site.
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Podia
  • Increased sales by $8000 from January to June (Added 2 more programs quickly and easily)
  • Saved almost a thousand dollars in the first year in costs by switching to Podia
  • Improved customer satisfaction by using 1 site instead of 4
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