Kajabi vs. LemonStand (Discontinued)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Kajabi
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Kajabi is a web hosting platform for online learning or membership websites, featuring landing pages and support for email marketing, video hosting, and codeless web building tools.
$149
per month
LemonStand (Discontinued)
Score 8.6 out of 10
N/A
LemonStand was an eCommerce platform bulit for professionals with features such as design fliexiblity and checkout customization. LemonStand was acquired by Mailchimp March 2019, and June 2019 LemonStand was discontinued.N/A
Pricing
KajabiLemonStand (Discontinued)
Editions & Modules
Basic
$149.00
per month
Growth
$199.00
per month
Pro
$399.00
per month
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
KajabiLemonStand (Discontinued)
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details20% discount for annual pricing.
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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
KajabiLemonStand (Discontinued)
Online Storefront
Comparison of Online Storefront features of Product A and Product B
Kajabi
8.3
6 Ratings
8% above category average
LemonStand (Discontinued)
8.9
1 Ratings
15% above category average
Product catalog & listings8.36 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Product management8.76 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Bulk product upload9.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Branding8.24 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Mobile storefront8.45 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Product variations8.45 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Website integration8.45 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Visual customization8.25 Ratings5.01 Ratings
CMS7.65 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Online Shopping Cart
Comparison of Online Shopping Cart features of Product A and Product B
Kajabi
8.4
6 Ratings
10% above category average
LemonStand (Discontinued)
10.0
1 Ratings
28% above category average
Abandoned cart recovery8.63 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Checkout user experience8.26 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Online Payment System
Comparison of Online Payment System features of Product A and Product B
Kajabi
8.4
5 Ratings
1% above category average
LemonStand (Discontinued)
10.0
1 Ratings
19% above category average
eCommerce security8.45 Ratings10.01 Ratings
eCommerce Marketing
Comparison of eCommerce Marketing features of Product A and Product B
Kajabi
8.3
6 Ratings
10% above category average
LemonStand (Discontinued)
10.0
1 Ratings
29% above category average
Promotions & discounts8.26 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Personalized recommendations9.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
SEO7.85 Ratings10.01 Ratings
eCommerce Business Management
Comparison of eCommerce Business Management features of Product A and Product B
Kajabi
9.1
5 Ratings
16% above category average
LemonStand (Discontinued)
8.5
1 Ratings
9% above category average
Multi-site management9.54 Ratings00 Ratings
Order processing9.73 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Inventory management9.02 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Shipping9.02 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Custom functionality8.43 Ratings4.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
KajabiLemonStand (Discontinued)
Likelihood to Recommend
8.2
(15 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
KajabiLemonStand (Discontinued)
Likelihood to Recommend
Kajabi
I wouldn't recommend Kajabi for someone that's starting to figure out what their product is going to be and who is the target audience. While one could argue the starting price point isn't high compared to having a brick and mortar store, it's also not practical pay between $100-$200 a month while the business figures out their offer. Kajabi is better suited for someone who has already tested their product, specifically courses, and can start selling it relatively soon after launching their Kajabi site. While Kajabi has come out with a coaching and community products, those are still in their infancy. The strength of Kajabi is in their course content delivery supported by the ability to have a simple website and email marketing system in the same platform.
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Mailchimp
  • Good alternative to Shopify and similar services.
  • More than basic template adjustments will require programmer hours.
  • If you want a slick store with great features LemonStand's for you.
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Pros
Kajabi
  • With a featured button as opposed to just a hyperlink, it is incredibly simple to link to a page within an email.
  • The marketing strategy's functionality and the ability to customize emails allow me to communicate with every client.
  • Course creator to create digital products from your content.
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Mailchimp
  • LemonStand is cloud based on AWS.
  • You get: Instant deployment whenever you choose to publish, automatic software updates, Site-wide SSL, and PCI/DSS compliant infrastructure.
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Cons
Kajabi
  • The inbuilt themes are excellent but sometimes a small change is required to improve it - that then requires a code change which must then be reapplied if Kajabi issue an upgrade.
  • Once you get the "hang" of it, Kajabi is a very powerful platform. But it does take an investment of time. Kajabi also has a best-practice way of doing things and I feel that it is worth paying for skilled support to get through the setup quickly.
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Mailchimp
  • LemonStand has a limited number of templates. Each template has a different set of features that can be modified in the back office theme customization area.
  • LemonStand claims their templates are highly customizable. To accomplish this, they expose individual web page code in page templates and widget blocks. These are windows into the template where you can modify, add and delete html code. However, as in all PHP/CSS/HTML templates, even those written with Twig as LemonStand templates are, the coding goes very deep through many files. I don't think it would be cost or time effective for a small company to attempt more than superficial customization. This is pretty much the same for Shopify and PrestaShop. As a store front and blogging platform, LemonStand is elegant but it is not a website development tool like Wix, Weeble or even Squarespace.
  • LemonStand manages this expectation with excellent email support. There is no user forum and no third party templates for LemonStand, and this is a good thing. When I wanted to modify a specific aspect of the template, I emailed the issue/question to LemonStand support and consistently received advise including instructions on how to adjust the widget or exposed page code to resolve my problem.
  • Documentation is out of date and could use a good proofread. Videos and tutorials are too simple to be really helpful.
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Likelihood to Renew
Kajabi
We are committed to it and once we get "really good" at using it, I think it is a excellent platform and links well to Hubspot. At present, we are still just barely scratching the surface with our use of its features
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Mailchimp
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Usability
Kajabi
Kajabi is very usable. But it is complex and if you haven't used it for a few weeks you have to remind yourself how to do things. It is very important to treat it like any major system and be very disciplined about how you file things and name documents
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Mailchimp
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
Kajabi
The Kajabi Support people are helpful, fast and knowledgeable. I usually call in a panic - because I have lost something, messed something or am on a deadline. Sometimes we speak, or we do a chat. Always my angst is eliminated. I often thank the person for being "so patient" with me. LOL
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Mailchimp
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
Kajabi
These platforms are big complex pieces of software. Mor recently - Kajabi provides a done for you example which you can borrow and customise - but those were not available when we started.
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Mailchimp
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
Kajabi
ClickFunnels is a great tool for funnel automation, landing pages, and lead generation but when it comes to product delivery for content creators it lacks functionality as it reality it was not meant for that purpose. Originally, we used ClickFunnels for our funnels but we found out that we could do exactly the same with Kajabi, so we migrated all of our funnels to Kajabi
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Mailchimp
I looked closely at every e-commerce product I could find.
  • LemonStand had very high satisfaction from current users.
  • Email support is polite, accurate and fast.
  • Company is located in Canada.
  • Refund policy appears to be ethical.
  • Shopping experience is sharp! I like it a lot.
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Return on Investment
Kajabi
  • When we used Kajabi to launch new programs we achieved the ROI of our monthly investment each time.
  • With Kajabi, the ability to offer old programs that have been offered in the past is easy to present to one-off customers or when not in a launch series.
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Mailchimp
  • I expect ease of use and mobile look and feel will increase customer sales.
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