Let’s dive in

Trying to decide on the right online course platform? In this comparison, we look at Kartra and Teachable, two leading platforms in online course creation and digital marketing.

Kartra

Kartra is an all-in-one platform tailored for entrepreneurs, course creators, and coaches who want to build, market, and sell online without the tech overwhelm.

Teachable

Teachable is a dedicated course creation and community platform designed for educators and creators looking to simply create a community and sell courses.

While Kartra and Teachable both offer robust features, their primary focus and target audiences differ. Kartra caters to solopreneurs, course creators, coaches, experts and small businesses looking to establish, scale, and promote their online presence with a comprehensive suite of content creation and marketing tools. Teachable, on the other hand, is specifically designed for course creation and delivery, offering tools that simplify the creation and sale of an online course or community.

Kartra vs. Teachable tools for creating content

Features
Kartra
Teachable
Memberships and courses
Unlimited pages
Forms
Unlimited products
Interactive video features
Funnels
Funnel mapping
Native surveys & quizzes
Native webinar integration

Memberships and Courses

Both Kartra and Teachable support memberships and courses, offering robust tools for content delivery, progress tracking, automation, and drip scheduling. However, Kartra’s additional marketing tools provide a more integrated solution for course creators who want to market their content without having limitation caps on products, memberships, and courses at any level.

Unlimited Landing Pages

Both platforms allow the creation of unlimited landing pages, enabling robust and diverse web presences.

Forms

Forms are available on both platforms for lead capture and customer engagement. Kartra offers a wider range of fields and customizations compared to Teachable.

Unlimited Products

Kartra allows the creation of unlimited products, catering to businesses with diverse offerings. Teachable limits product creation to courses and related materials.

Interactive Video Features

Kartra includes interactive video features such as calls-to-action and overlays. Teachable lacks these features, focusing on straightforward video hosting for courses.

Funnels and Funnel Mapping 

Kartra offers comprehensive funnel creation and mapping tools, aiding in structured customer journey planning. Teachable does not provide these features, as it is more focused on course delivery than marketing funnels.

Native Surveys & Quizzes 

Both platforms offer surveys and quizzes. Kartra’s implementation is more integrated with its marketing tools, while Teachable’s quizzes are geared towards enhancing the learning experience.

Native Webinar Integration 

Kartra offers native webinar integration, enabling both live and automated webinars. Teachable does not have native webinar integration, requiring third-party integrations for this functionality.

Kartra vs. Teachable tools for digital marketing

Features
Kartra
Teachable
Lead capture
Lead management
Sales management
Funnels and campaigns
Unlimited email
Product coupons & upsells
Product downsells
Native SMS integration
Multi-Step checkout pages
Native calendar integration
Funnel simulation
Real-time funnel analytics

Lead Capture

Kartra excels in lead capture, offering a seamless experience for growing customer bases. Teachable does not focus on lead capture, centering its features on course sales and delivery.

Lead Management

Kartra provides comprehensive lead management tools, including lead scoring and segmentation. Teachable lacks these features, being more focused on student management.

Sales Management

Kartra offers robust sales management tools, including pipeline visualization and analytics. Teachable provides basic sales tracking specific to course purchases.

Funnels and Campaigns

Kartra’s funnel and campaign tools are extensive, offering pre-built “Done-for-You” campaigns to reduce the marketing experience needed. Teachable does not offer funnel creation tools.

Unlimited Email

Kartra supports unlimited email campaigns, ideal for large-scale marketing efforts. Teachable does not include built-in email marketing, requiring third-party integrations.

Product Coupons and Upsells

Both Kartra and Teachable offer product coupons and upsells, enhancing sales strategies.

Product Downsells

Both platforms provide downsell features to maximize sales opportunities.

Native SMS Integration

Kartra includes native SMS integration for expanded communication channels. Teachable lacks native SMS features.

Multi-Step Checkout Pages

Kartra’s customizable multi-step checkout pages enhance the purchasing experience. Teachable offers simple checkout pages tailored to course purchases.

Native Calendar Integration

Kartra offers calendar functionality for appointment scheduling, ideal for coaches looking to set meetings. Teachable lacks this feature.

Funnel Simulation

Kartra offers funnel simulation tools to optimize marketing strategies and campaigns so you can visualize the customer journey and experience. Teachable does not provide this feature.

Real-Time Funnel Analytics

Kartra provides real-time funnel analytics for detailed campaign tracking and real-time performance. Teachable focuses on course analytics, but does not offer funnel-specific analytics.

Kartra vs. Teachable tools for scaling your business

Features
Kartra
Teachable
Course Analytics
Automated email sequences
Affiliate management
Helpdesk support
Helpdesk live chat

Course Analytics

Both Kartra and Teachable offer course analytics, but Kartra’s analytics are more comprehensive, integrating with broader marketing data. Teachable’s analytics focus specifically on course engagement and performance.

Automated Email Sequences

Both platforms support automated email sequences. Kartra’s email builder is more intuitive and integrated with its broader marketing suite, while Teachable’s automation are course-focused.

Affiliate Management

Both platforms offer affiliate management. Kartra’s affiliate tools are more comprehensive, including dashboards for tracking affiliates and managing commissions. Teachable provides basic affiliate tracking specific to courses.

Helpdesk Support and Live Chat

Kartra includes helpdesk support and live chat for addressing customer issues quickly. Teachable does not offer built-in helpdesk or live chat features, requiring third-party integrations for similar functionality.

Kartra vs. Teachable advanced tools for larger businesses

Features
Kartra
Teachable
API access
Custom code page
Advanced automations
Agency capacity

Both Kartra and Teachable provide API access, allowing for external integrations. Kartra includes custom code pages and advanced automation features, enabling more customizations and sophisticated workflows. Teachable does not offer custom code pages or advanced automations.


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