Kajabi vs. PatronManager

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
PatronManager
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
PatronManager is a nonprofit CRM that handles ticketing, subscriptions, fundraising and email marketing built on the Salesforce platform, from the company of the same name in Pittsburgh.N/A
Pricing
KajabiPatronManager
Editions & Modules
Basic
$149.00
per month
Growth
$199.00
per month
Pro
$399.00
per month
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
KajabiPatronManager
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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Features
KajabiPatronManager
Online Storefront
Comparison of Online Storefront features of Product A and Product B
Kajabi
8.3
6 Ratings
8% above category average
PatronManager
-
Ratings
Product catalog & listings8.36 Ratings00 Ratings
Product management8.76 Ratings00 Ratings
Bulk product upload9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Branding8.24 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile storefront8.45 Ratings00 Ratings
Product variations8.45 Ratings00 Ratings
Website integration8.45 Ratings00 Ratings
Visual customization8.25 Ratings00 Ratings
CMS7.65 Ratings00 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
PatronManager
-
Ratings
Abandoned cart recovery8.63 Ratings00 Ratings
Checkout user experience8.26 Ratings00 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
PatronManager
-
Ratings
eCommerce security8.45 Ratings00 Ratings
eCommerce Marketing
Comparison of eCommerce Marketing features of Product A and Product B
Kajabi
8.3
6 Ratings
10% above category average
PatronManager
-
Ratings
Promotions & discounts8.26 Ratings00 Ratings
Personalized recommendations9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
SEO7.85 Ratings00 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
PatronManager
-
Ratings
Multi-site management9.54 Ratings00 Ratings
Order processing9.73 Ratings00 Ratings
Inventory management9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Shipping9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Custom functionality8.43 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
KajabiPatronManager
Likelihood to Recommend
8.2
(15 ratings)
6.0
(2 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
KajabiPatronManager
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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Patron Technology
PatronManager is probably best for a larger organization with a dedicated technology expert because a lot of the features require someone to understand the back end a little bit more, especially when you need help (and a lot of the webinars or feature releases are way over the average person's head!). Data mining becomes frustrating because the reporting features are very backwards. PatronManager is very user friendly on the ticketing center and its easy to train new employees on this side.
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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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Patron Technology
  • Building custom reports is intuitive and user friendly.
  • Integration with third party apps such as MailChimp is seamless and functional.
  • Support requests are handled quickly, and the annual user conference offers special training and in-person demos.
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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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Patron Technology
  • Reporting features are difficult to use.
  • Built for orgs that have IT management, challenging at a small shop.
  • Not easily customizable.
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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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Patron Technology
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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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Patron Technology
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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Patron Technology
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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Patron Technology
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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Patron Technology
The PatronManager user experience is far superior, and custom report-building is the easiest I have ever seen on a CRM platform. Pricing is also competitive, and customer service + support far exceeds other platforms I have used in the past.
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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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Patron Technology
  • PatronManager has saved us a lot of money compared to former ticketing software (Vendini).
  • PatronManager has less ticketing fees associated, enabling audiences to up their purchase with an add-on donation that we get to keep.
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