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1 Million+

courses published

$1.7 Billion

earned by creators on Thinkific

378 Million+

course enrollments

Trusted by 800,000+ creators, including:
Later
Hootsuite
Shopify
Keap
CFI

Thinkific vs. Teachable

Top FeaturesThinkific logoTeachable
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Starting price

$49/mo

$39/mo

Create courses with any content type
Host Live Events (free or paid)
Offer Digital Downloads (free or paid)
Advanced Sales and Marketing Tools (e.g. order bumps, custom pricing, email marketing)
Branded mobile app for Courses and Communities

$199/mo add-on

Email and chat support
Live phone support

Available on Grow Plan

Student course reviews
App integrations

90+ in the Thinkific App Store

20

Automated tax collection

What’s important to course creators?

The right tool can help you build, market, and sell an unforgettable course experience worth paying for. Let’s take a look at some of the differences between Thinkific and Teachable.

An easy-to-use course builder is the most important part of any course platform. It should allow you to create an engaging and memorable learning experience for your students.

Teachable offers the features necessary to build a standard course. Creators looking for deeper learning tools may quickly run into limitations when it comes to building an engaging learning experience that will keep students coming back.

Thinkific offers a course builder designed for creators. It’s simple and gives creators the ability to build their entire course without a big learning curve. Simply put, we offer a design and build experience that is approachable for everyone, and that will drive student engagement and retention.

A great learning experience is vital to your success as a course creator. It will help your students learn more effectively and make them want to share it with their friends — helping you grow your business.

Teachable offers a no-frills learning experience. Students are brought into an experience that is expected out of any online course platform.

Thinkific offers an unmatched suite of functionality that extends beyond what's capable in most course platforms, and offers a seamless learning experience across all devices. These features help turn a student’s experience from exciting to extraordinary.

After publishing your course, you need to get it in front of the right audience. Sales and marketing tools enable creators to gain visibility and earn revenue.

Teachable provides a number of sales tools needed and a few basic marketing features to help you earn revenue from your course. Creators should be aware of hefty transaction fees for those in tiers below Teachable Professional.

Thinkific offers sales and marketing features to enable any course creator to get started. With 90+ integrations in the Thinkific App Store; use the best tools in the business for marketing and email automation, increasing sales, and enhancing the learning experience through gamification. Gain the extensibility and flexibility of apps like ActiveCampaign, Mailchimp, Constant Contact, Shopify, Salesforce, and many more. These apps are created by developers for Thinkific and can be downloaded, installed, and implemented without any coding required for all Thinkific users. Thinkific also offers funnels features that allow you to drive leads, nurture your audience, and streamline your sales.

It’s important to choose a course platform that you can trust. Getting the answers to your questions should be easy and your data should be secure.

Teachable’s support is limited to asynchronous email support. Creators on the Business and Professional tier can take advantage of live chat support and group coaching calls.

Whether you’re looking for a network of experts, a community of peers, or a responsive support team; Thinkific has you covered. In addition, as your business grows and your learning platform becomes mission-critical, Thinkific offers more security and support options to ensure your success.

A course platform is a big investment. Not only do you want a tool that fits your budget, but it should also satisfy your needs now and into the future.

Teachable offers four pricing tiers that work well for solopreneurs. The low entry point gives you access to tools that fit those just starting out.

Thinkific offers tiers for early-stage businesses all the way to enterprise. With add-on features like a Branded Mobile app ($199/mo) and more, no matter what stage you’re in, you have access to the functionality you need. Thinkific provides the tools that are trusted by many growing learning business.

These powerful yet easy-to-use features were designed to help you sell more and save time on demanding accounting and admin tasks so you can focus on what you do best: creating content and growing your business.

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Thinkific is rated "Excellent" based on 785 reviews on Trustpilot

4.3

Teachable is rated "Poor" based on 311 reviews on Trustpilot

2.4
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Basic
$36/month$49/mo
Save $156 by billing annually

Gain access to core features and essential tools you need to successfully launch your online learning business.

  • Free access to our Accelerator Program

  • Unlimited Courses

  • 1 community

  • 5 spaces per community

  • 5 Digital Downloads

  • 5 Live Events

  • 1 administrator

  • Unlimited Students

  • Email and live chat support

  • Branded Mobile (Add on)

    Deliver your course content and communities to your audience with your own white-labeled mobile app.

  • Includes all Free features

  • Custom domain

  • Coupons & discounts

  • Affiliate selling

Start
$74/month$99/mo
Save $300 by billing annually

Unlock additional features designed to help drive student engagement and create an amazing student experience.

  • Free access to our Accelerator Program

  • Unlimited Courses

  • 1 community

  • 10 spaces per community

  • Unlimited Digital Downloads

  • Unlimited Live Events

  • 1 administrator

  • Unlimited Students

  • Email and live chat support

  • Branded Mobile (Add on)

    Deliver your course content and communities to your audience with your own white-labeled mobile app.

  • Includes all Basic features

  • Assignments

  • Bundles and add on packages

  • Memberships & payment plans

  • Live lessons

  • Advanced course-building options

  • Advanced website code editing

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Grow
$149/month$199/mo
Save $600 by billing annually

Grow your online business with more advanced tools that will help you sell more and expand into multiple learning products.

  • Free access to our Accelerator Program

  • Unlimited Courses

  • 3 communities

  • 20 spaces per community

  • Unlimited Digital Downloads

  • Unlimited Live Events

  • 2 administrators

  • Unlimited Students

  • Phone and priority email support

  • Branded Mobile (Add on)

    Deliver your course content and communities to your audience with your own white-labeled mobile app.

  • Includes all Start features

  • Remove Thinkific branding

  • Thinkific Analytics

  • Bulk student emailer

  • Bulk enrollments

  • API access

Grow with Thinkific

Thinkific helps you get off the ground quickly without limiting your future potential.

Easy to use

Our user-friendly platform is designed so that the only expertise you need is the one you already have.

Puts you in control

​​Access deeper learning tools that’ll make your content stand out and fully customize your site however you want.

Deliver the experience you want

Build your unique learning experience that lets you wow your audience and have them telling all their friends about it.

Technology and people you can trust

Get support when you need it, a community of course creators to cheer you along, and a network of partners to bring you to the next level.

"The other platforms wanted to nickel and dime me on everything. Thinkific's packages are simplistic and easy to follow. I love how user-friendly it is, and there is a ton of support. I like knowing that when I need something, I can get a response quickly."

George Pitts, The Income Academy & Wealth Streams Academy

Curious how Thinkific compares to other platforms?

We've broken down key differences and features below, to help guide your research.