Podia is the best fit for me!
August 26, 2022

Podia is the best fit for me!

Meredith Brough | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Podia

I am a sleep coach for parents of young babies and toddlers with clients all over the world. I am also an instructor; I teach professionals how to use my methods/approach. I use Podia as my website host to attract new clients and instruct parents. I need my website to showcase free resources such as my blog, social media, articles on other websites, a Facebook Group and my podcast. I also use it to design and host my digital programs and workshops.

When I signed up with Podia, I needed an affordable platform that offered a website builder, a storefront for selling my digital products and coaching services, email services, and a place to build my digital courses and a membership site. I used to use 4 sites for all of these needs and it was expensive. Switching to Podia cut my costs dramatically. It's very convenient and they are always adding new features and trying to improve what they offer.

Pros

  • Web Builder
  • Storefront
  • Digital course creator
  • Bundling workshops/programs
  • easy to update and add to my website
  • customer service is awesome

Cons

  • 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
  • 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
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.



Do you think Podia delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Podia's feature set?

Yes

Did Podia live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Podia go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Podia again?

Yes

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.

Podia Feature Ratings

Product catalog & listings
10
Product management
10
Branding
6
Mobile storefront
10
Product variations
10
Website integration
5
Visual customization
8
CMS
4
Checkout user experience
10
eCommerce security
10
Promotions & discounts
10
SEO
7
Multi-site management
Not Rated
Order processing
Not Rated
Inventory management
Not Rated
Shipping
Not Rated
Custom functionality
Not Rated

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