Can NewZenler replace tools like elopage and ActiveCampaign?

I was recently asked whether Zenler is a good all-in-one solution for selling coaching and online courses and could replace e.g. elopage, Zoom and ActiveCampaign. This article will not be a full test or comparison of the solutions, but perhaps the answers will help others.

One of my customers wanted to use Zenler as an all-in-one platform and gave up after 2 months. For another customer, we can only use Zenler because we handle all billing and marketing via WooCommerce and ActiveCampaign. Zenler has translation problems in some places and is still struggling with reliability issues. Also, not all payment methods that customers in German-speaking countries are used to are connected.

If this is not a problem with the payment options, you could consider using Kajabi. This offers a reliable marketing solution and can be used via Zapier with German billing tools such as Fastbill or you can use Stripe's billing function.

Of course, all of this depends on exactly what kind of platform you want to build, i.e. how many people participate, what revenue you generate, etc. I currently find a WordPress-based solution with LearnDash and the deep integration with ActiveCampaign via WP Fusion to be a very good solution. This can also map 1:1 coaching.

Partly, but not nearly as detailed segmentation as with ActiveCampaign. You can send campaigns with NewZenler and create simple automations linked to courses. However, I find it very limited and have often been annoyed by emails being sent incorrectly or not at all. Errors are often not traceable.

Things like sending a specific email when a contact has clicked on a link in a campaign can only be done with ActiveCampaign, for example. I wouldn't rely on Zenler for that.

No, that's not possible. However, if you use Google Workspace, for example, the integrated booking function there is very comparable as far as the basic functions are concerned.

In part. Where a Facebook group is too chaotic, a community in Zenler is, in my opinion, too simply structured. There is no good search function for posts, no hashtags, etc. And the disadvantage of Zenler is that participants can't network themselves. You can't see each other's profiles or write to them privately. That's different in a Facebook group.

However, the advantage of a Zenler community is that everyone sees every post. In Facebook groups, posts are not always shown to everyone.

I'm not really a fan of any of them. With one customer, we are currently switching back to using the comments of lessons, as this is how you can find topics again. No one has yet complained that we no longer use the community... But I still think the lack of networking is a problem.

It always depends on the type of community you have or want to develop. There is, for example, a service called Circle.so, which is also easy to connect to WordPress and makes it possible to build very nice, interactive communities. All the video software is already integrated and it has a mobile app for participants. Many people only use this software for online courses, but it is not cheap. I would probably recommend this route: Facebook groups if you absolutely have to, and otherwise comments under the lessons. With Learndash, there is also an extensive social network. As I said, it's always a question of how much work you can put into developing a community. By that I mean less technical work than moderation and activation to encourage participants to use it. In my opinion, an empty community is worse than no community at all.

Yes, Zoom is integrated in Zenler, no additional software would be necessary for this, it's a pretty good solution.

However, this would not be the case if you use Google Workspace, for example. Google Meet is also a good solution and is included in packages with Google Workspace.

The pages are stored on the Zenler platform. Some of the sales pages are not fully translated and you have to create the payment process for each course individually. This has advantages because you can create a separate funnel for each course, i.e. a separate sales process with additional offers etc., but it also costs a lot of time if you have several similar products, as you can copy courses, but the pages are not all copied as well.

For one customer, we programmed a direct integration for login. As this store runs on a WordPress site and the customers already have an account, they can log in automatically with their WordPress access data and do not need to remember any duplicate access data.

All in all, Zenler is not a bad solution, but currently cannot keep the promise of being an all-in-one platform, struggles somewhat with the reliability of sending automated emails and is not yet fully adapted to the German market.

Basically, it can be helpful if you are not completely dependent on one platform. In any case, take a look at other platforms such as Coachy or Member spot* or book a free initial consultation where we can take a closer look at your project.

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