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A Shopify alternative that’s actually built for selling digital products

Shopify is great for physical goods, but if you’re selling downloads, courses, coaching, webinars, or communities, choose a digital-first platform like Podia.

Built just for digital products.

We designed Podia with digital — not physical — products in mind. From content hosting to product delivery, we make life easier for you and your customers.

A custom site you can be proud of.

Build an entire website for your business, complete with unlimited sales pages, with our easier-than-drag-and-drop page builder. From hosting to content delivery, we’ve got you covered. Best of all? It’s free.

More features to help you sell.

With Podia, you can run your entire business on a single platform and sell digital downloads, online courses, webinars, coaching, and communities. Podia also includes affiliate management, email marketing, and more, helping many creators replace 3-6+ tools, including Shopify.

Video demo

Podia in action

Wondering if Podia is a better platform for you? Go behind the scenes in this video walkthrough, where Ben will show you the ins and outs of Podia’s software and how it can help your business.

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Comparing Podia vs. Shopify

Podia

Shopify

Free plan

Podia is yes

Shopify is no

Price

Podia isFree, or $39/month - $199/month

Shopify is$9/month - $299/month

Free migrations

Podia is yes

Shopify is no

Online courses

Podia is yes

Shopify isRequires third-party integration

Memberships

Podia is yes

Shopify isRequires third-party integration

Downloads

Podia is yes

Shopify is yes

Webinars

Podia is yes

Shopify isRequires third-party integration

Coaching

Podia is yes

Shopify isRequires third-party integration

Email marketing

Podia is yes

Shopify is yes

Unlimited products

Podia is yes

Shopify is yes

Unlimited customers

Podia is yes

Shopify is yes

Unlimited membership plans

Podia is yes

Shopify is no

Your own website

Podia is yes

Shopify is yes

Teammates

Podia is yes

Shopify is yes

Buy buttons

Podia is yes

Shopify is yes

Messaging

Podia is yes

Shopify is yes

Built-in affiliate program

Podia is yes

Shopify isRequires third-party integration

Video hosting

Podia is yes

Shopify is yes

Chat support

Podia is yes

Shopify is yes

Need help moving your products and customers to Podia?

Need help moving your products and customers to Podia?

Learn about migrations

Why creators are making the switch from Shopify to Podia.

Here are some more of the reasons creators have shared for why they’ve chosen Podia to power their business.

The happiest customers on the internet.

Podia’s customer satisfaction (NPS) scores are in the top 0.01% of all companies on the internet. Feel free to Google our reviews and see for yourself!

Create a thriving online community.

Build brand loyalty, make connections, and provide value to your audience through an online community. With Podia, free and paid communities are included on all plans. No need for extra integrations or messy algorithms.

A support team that's here for you.

The number one reason people cite for loving Podia? Our customer service. We’re always here to help with real people offering chat support 7 days a week.

Free migrations.

Sit back, relax, and let us do the heavy lifting. Our migration service makes switching to Podia easy, and is completely free on all annual plans.

I love Podia because it gives creators the opportunity to sell their products and services all in one place, be it an ebook or an online course. I also love good design, and it makes me happy to know that the team at Podia takes design seriously.

— Jonathan Rudolph, Founder of logoinspirations

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FAQS

Quick answers

Don’t see your answer? Reach out to us, we’d love to help!

  • We would LOVE to have you join us on our live weekly demo, every Tuesday at 2PM ET. Register here. If that time isn’t convenient for you, you can still register and receive a replay in your email inbox a few hours after the demo.

  • Yes! We offer free (and hassle-free) migrations on any annual plan. Get started here.

  • Podia is completely free to try for 14 days, no credit card required and no strings attached. If you’re not head-over-heels in love with it at the end of your trial, you don’t pay a dime!

  • Absolutely! You can see how Podia stacks up to many of our competitors right here.

    We also have some head-to-head comparisons of other leading platforms in case you’re choosing between those, including:

  • We’d love to. Podia’s customer support is here for you, seven days a week. Just reach out to us on live chat and a real, friendly person will be delighted to help you out.