Kajabi vs. X-Cart

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
X-Cart
Score 7.8 out of 10
N/A
X-Cart is an eCommerce and shopping cart platform built through PHP code.
$199
per month
Pricing
KajabiX-Cart
Editions & Modules
Basic
$149.00
per month
Growth
$199.00
per month
Pro
$399.00
per month
Platform
Starting at $199
per month
Auto
Starting at $299
per month
Marketplace
Starting at $399
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
KajabiX-Cart
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
KajabiX-Cart
Online Storefront
Comparison of Online Storefront features of Product A and Product B
Kajabi
8.3
6 Ratings
8% above category average
X-Cart
7.7
1 Ratings
0% above category average
Product catalog & listings8.36 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Product management8.76 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Bulk product upload9.01 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Branding8.24 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Mobile storefront8.45 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Product variations8.45 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Website integration8.45 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Visual customization8.25 Ratings10.01 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
X-Cart
9.5
1 Ratings
23% above category average
Abandoned cart recovery8.63 Ratings9.01 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
X-Cart
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
X-Cart
8.7
1 Ratings
15% above category average
Promotions & discounts8.26 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Personalized recommendations9.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
SEO7.85 Ratings6.01 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
X-Cart
9.2
1 Ratings
17% above category average
Multi-site management9.54 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Order processing9.73 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Inventory management9.02 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Shipping9.02 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Custom functionality8.43 Ratings10.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
KajabiX-Cart
Likelihood to Recommend
8.2
(15 ratings)
8.0
(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
KajabiX-Cart
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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Qualiteam eBusiness Solutions
X-cart uses Smarty Templates in a PHP environment which means there are many developers who could probably pick it up relatively quickly to provide new features. The smarty template engine is very robust and well documented, and the cost of x-cart is very low which makes it easy for anyone to get started with their e-commerce business. It is a really great e-commerce software and suitable for every business. I actually cannot find any serious objection to what it does. They regularly update it, add new features, fix flaws, offer support. The software itself offers many integrations for shipping and payments, everything you need for sales. Although it covers many things, there will always be something missing, because many things happen in between customer visit and final delivery. Therefore, if you plan to expand your business, also plan to expand your X-Cart - but do not worry, it won't be hard.
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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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Qualiteam eBusiness Solutions
  • For everyone. From small to huge business you get everything out of box. Just setup company details, payment and shipping methods and you are ready to go.
  • Upgradable. There are many plugins one can integrate with X-Cart. Over time, many of them became part of the software, and you are one click away to enable them.
  • Well organized code. It uses Smarty template engine, which I find great, specially for debugging (famous Webmaster mode).
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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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Qualiteam eBusiness Solutions
  • Creating new plugins the way X-Cart wants is maybe not complicated, but hard to implement because there are no hooks. One has to manually change each file. This is similar to patching the core and therefore one has to know basics of web development.
  • Even if you get everything styled correctly with base skin, there is a bunch of unused styles you have to cope with. Start skin should be much cleaner. You may find thousands excess lines of code.
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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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Qualiteam eBusiness Solutions
No answers on this topic
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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Qualiteam eBusiness Solutions
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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Qualiteam eBusiness Solutions
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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Qualiteam eBusiness Solutions
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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Qualiteam eBusiness Solutions
No answers on this topic
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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Qualiteam eBusiness Solutions
  • Flexibility in presentation as well as functionality
  • Full open source software allows for unlimited possibilities with the store function, though some developers who create modules do encode their modules which have errors in their code which therefore can't be fixed
  • A fully functional professional level application at a fraction of the cost of similar applications such as magento.
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