Kajabi is one of the foremost all-in-one digital product platforms; not only does it support multiple product types, but it also has powerful marketing and automation features.
However, the platform is very expensive – its entry-level plan starts at $149 per month.
Therefore, we’ve broken down Kajabi’s features and tools and compared them with New Zenler so that users can see if the platform is a more cost-effective solution for their business.
The key difference is that Kajabi is an all-in-one platform that supports many different digital product types, whereas New Zenler is chiefly focused on course creation and distribution.
- Kajabi supports courses, coaching, memberships, podcasting, and coaching
- New Zenler is a more cost-effective course creation, hosting, and sales solution
- New Zenler has a free Beta Plan, and Kajabi starts at $149 per month
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What Are Kajabi and New Zenler?
Kajabi is an all-in-one platform that supports many different types of digital product creation, hosting, delivery, and selling.
These products include:
Kajabi has an intuitive website, page, funnel, and email builder to sell these digital products.
Moreover, to help users manage their businesses, the platform has integrated payments, contact management, and analytics tools.
New Zenler is a ‘full-stack’ course platform primarily focused on course creation, selling, and delivery, as well as marketing and selling.
The platform’s marketing features include:
- Email marketing
- Average order increase tools
- Order bumps
The platform also supports community and membership site creation.
User Experience: Kajabi vs New Zenler
After you create a Kajabi account, the company redirects you to the platform’s dashboard.
There, you’ll be presented with the options to access its live training and product creation help.
These tools make the user experience of a new subscriber extremely smooth.
As soon as you navigate the element builders, you will find them easy to use and intuitive.
New Zenler also has an intuitive user experience. When a user signs into their dashboard, they are presented with three options to quickly get started.
After a user has decided what they’d like to create, they’re redirected to the page and guided through the setup process.
Moreover, the platform also has a help button on the bottom right of the screen, which redirects to a library of blog posts – anytime a user gets stuck, they can find the step-by-step guide that solves their problem.
Course Features: Kajabi vs New Zenler
As courses are the primary focus of New Zenler as well as a prominent product on Kajabi, we will break down and compare the competing features and tools for you to get a better idea of how the platforms compare.
When you create a course on Kajabi, you begin by entering the name and a description. From this information, the platform auto-generates an outline.
Users can populate the outline with their content and name each lesson by using it – Kajabi lets customers add videos, audio, and digital downloadables to their lessons.
New Zenler also has a comprehensive course builder for subscribers including:
- Uploading Content – The platform supports all of the main content types, including video, audio, e-book, PowerPoint, and live lessons.
- Prerequisites – This requires students to complete a lesson before they are able to continue to the next one.
- Check Your Knowledge – Creators can also give students a test at the end of a section that tests their understanding of the content.
- Bulk Upload – If your course content has already been created, you can upload it in one go.
- Discussion – Course owners can also enable a discussion, allowing learners to connect and discuss the topics they’ve covered.
Overall the course builders are neck and neck, with similar features and tools, and therefore no clear winner.
On both platforms after a learner has logged into their account, they’ll see a dashboard with their purchased courses.
Kajabi creators can pick from many templates to customize their course delivery.
Unfortunately, unlike Kajabi, New Zenler offers very little customization for this page, and therefore it will have the same white background.
Despite this, the course delivery is smooth and has graphics and hints to help users navigate.
A key disadvantage of New Zenler is that it doesn’t have a mobile app like Kajabi, which means consuming content on mobile devices isn’t as good of an experience.
Both New Zenler and Kajabi have comprehensive drip-content tools. They allow users to release content by selecting a specific number of days after enrollment or on a specific date.
Content dripped on a specific date allows users to pre-sell courses as well as build excitement around a new course release or update.
Once a lesson has been released, users can also send an automated email notification to alert them to it.
Gamification and LMS Features: Kajabi vs New Zenler
New Zenler and Kajabi have a few gamification features, including quizzes and surveys.
Creators can grade the quizzes and set a required percentage before allowing learners to progress to the next lesson.
It should also be noted that New Zenler supports SCORM/HTML 5 uploads and can therefore be used as an LMS also – Kajabi does not support SCORM/HTML 5.
Community Features: Kajabi vs New Zenler
Despite being less well advertised by the platform, New Zenler does offer a fully-fledged community feature.
It allows subscribers to customize them with branding and supports media types, including video, images, and links.
To increase user engagement, the platform also lets community members tag other members, which also sends them a notification.
In addition to all of New Zenler’s features, Kajabi also has challenges, meetups, live rooms, and leaderboards.
Moreover, community members can access their communities via the Kajabi app.
All these tools increase the members’ user experience and also engagement.
For these reasons, Kajabi is the clear community feature winner.
Coaching and Live Streaming: Kajabi vs New Zenler
Kajabi has an excellent coaching feature with an integrated calendar for scheduling, live video, conferencing, and shared notes.
Unlike Kajabi, New Zenler does not offer a specific coaching feature.
However, they do offer extensive live-streaming tools, which include:
- Live webinars
- Live interactive webinars
- Live classes
- Live streams
All these live features can be directly integrated into courses as lessons for users to consume.
Although you can live stream using third-party software on Kajabi, it’s harder to integrate, and therefore, the user experience is worse.
When it comes to live streaming, New Zenler is the clear winner.
Marketing Features: Kajabi vs New Zenler
Email and SMS
The platform’s email features are very similar because they both include:
- Email broadcasts
- Marketing funnels
- Email templates and scripts
Both platforms also do not have native SMS features; therefore, users that want this functionality have to use a third-party integration.
For these reasons, we would rank Kajabi’s and New Zenler’s email and SMS tools equally.
Kajabi’s automation feature lets users pick the ‘When’ and ‘Then’ options, which can be used for courses, emails, events, and other types of activity.
New Zenler also has several native automation tools, including filters, segmentation, funnels, and courses.
However, compared to Kajabi they certainly aren’t as extensive, and it has no specific automation area for users to configure.
Landing Pages and Funnels
Kajabi has seven funnel templates for users to pick from or create their own from scratch.
These templates include lead magnets, sales pages, email sequences, and integrated marketing tools.
On the other hand, New Zenler only has two templates for customer funnels.
The platform’s builder is simpler than Kajabi’s, as you only have two funnel types and fewer customizations.
Therefore, it’s clear to us that Kajabi has the more powerful funnel and page builder.
Integrations: Kajabi vs New Zenler
Both New Zenler and Kajabi offer integrations as core features, including Zapier Basic and Advanced.
However, New Zenler is the only platform to offer API access to its users. Subscribers that want this feature must have the Premium Plan or above.
Affiliate Programs: Kajabi vs New Zenler
New Zenler supports affiliates selling access to your course and community products.
Kajabi also has an affiliate program available to subscribers with a Grow Plan or above.
The features have comparable functionality; the only difference is the price of the subscription plan on each platform to access it.
Reporting and Analytics: Kajabi vs New Zenler
Both platforms offer course reporting, which allows you to track an individual student’s progress. Other reporting on the platform includes offers, sales, emails, and funnels.
The primary difference between them is that Kajabi also offers customers analytics on reporting dashboards, including graphs and charts, making it easier to digest and understand.
Another smaller reporting feature that Kajabi has is subscription metrics. This shows customers the number of paying subscribers and the revenue generated.
Blogging and Podcasting: Kajabi vs New Zenler
Kajabi has a comprehensive podcasting feature that allows subscribers to create and import them.
After creation, users can then decide to distribute it to all or select public platforms or charge for access.
As New Zenler offers no similar podcasting feature, Kajabi is the clear winner.
When it comes to blogging, both Kajabi and New Zenler have native blogs that allow users to publish posts; moreover, both include SEO as a core feature to help your post rank.
Support and Migration: Kajabi vs New Zenler
If you have an existing community, course, or membership site that is built on another platform, then changing companies can be a daunting task – the last thing you want is to mess it up.
Although Kajabi says they have a migration course, we could only find their blog posts and articles that give tutorials.
The platform does not list help in migration as a feature, even for the most expensive plans.
Although New Zenler also doesn’t have a comprehensive migration solution, they do offer help that is limited to course migration.
Other than this, the platform doesn’t offer additional migration support or help.
We would therefore consider their migration support and help option tied. If you have existing customers, we suggest hiring a migration expert to ensure it goes smoothly.
Affordability: Kajabi vs New Zenler
Kajabi is considerably more expensive; its entry-level plan costs $149 per month. In contrast, New Zenler has a free Beta Plan that lets users demo the platform and get started at no cost.
Moreover, New Zenler’s two paid subscription offerings cost $97 per month and $197 per month.
Both platforms offer 0% on all transactions for all subscription plans when comparing transaction fees.
Given the fact that Kajabi is considerably more expensive, despite the features being similar, we have to say New Zenler is the more affordable option.
As we’ve seen, both Kajabi and New Zenler have similar course building, analytics, and community features, the key difference being the types of digital products you can create, host, and sell.
If you’re looking to sell coaching, podcasts, and coaching, then Kajabi will be the platform better suited to you.
However, if you’re price sensitive and are primarily focused on courses then New Zenler is a brilliant alternative.
Frequently Asked Questions
New Zenler has fewer features than Kajabi. Features that Kajabi has that New Zenler doesn’t include a website builder, podcasting, coaching, and a mobile app.
Kajabi does have many additional features than New Zenler, but it is also more expensive. Therefore, if you’re solely focused on creating and selling courses, New Zenler may be the better alternative. However, for users that need features such as podcasting, coaching, and a mobile app, Kajabi is the better option.
Yes, New Zenler is considerably cheaper than Kajabi. New Zenler has a free Beta Plan, and two paid subscriptions that cost $67 per month and $197 per month. In contrast, Kajabi has three plans that range in price between $149-$399 per month.
New Zenler is chiefly focused on course creation, hosting, and selling, whereas Kajabi supports many different digital products, which include courses, communities, podcasts, memberships, and coaching. Therefore, based on the features alone, it depends on what products your business sells.
Both platforms have great user experience and design; moreover, they also have intuitive courses, funnel, and marketing builders that make getting set up and selling very easy.
Yes, New Zenler has a free Beta Plan that gives you access to most of the platform’s features. Kajabi also has a 14-day free trial available to all new subscribers.
Kajabi and New Zenler both have similar course building features and tools. The only difference is that Kajabi has many course player templates that allow you to customize the display to match your branding.