A few years ago, I wanted a cart system to start dabbling in digital products. I got my options down to Kajabi and Thrivecart and ultimately went with Thrivecart because of the one-time payment as opposed to spending $100+ per month.. (I mean, it felt like a super obvious best choice).
Now, as a Showit web designer and business coach, I rely on ThriveCart for selling digital products, my monthly coaching membership (yay for the Thrivecart subscription feature), and even my courses with their Learn+ option.
ThriveCart Review & Benefits
Thrivecart has been pretty seamless for me – it’s easy to create a product, create a checkout page, add upsells, and then add the link to my Showit website. I used Zapier to import customers onto my e-mail list with Flodesk – so easy!
The affiliate program inside of Thrivecart is another huge win, because I can easily set up their percentages and payouts and then they can easily access the affiliate link when they want to share it for some passive income.
So even though I had Thrivecart, for some reason I built my first course ever within something called Podia. After only a month, I realized that I was paying the highest monthly subscription for what I had already paid for within Thrivecart. I easily transferred over my course to the Thrivecart Learn and cancelled $100+/ month with Podia.
The Brave Business Collective
I recently opened up a monthly membership called The Brave Business Collective and used Thrivecart for member sign-ups. Thrivecart has a subscription option with which you can charge monthly, weekly, quarterly, whatever! All I had to do was link the Facebook Group at the product delivery step for members to access the Collective after checkout.
Digital Product Sales
I’m a member of literally 32847 fellow Showit web designers’ affiliate programs and I can only tell you 2-3 of them do not use Thrivecart as their template shop cart system. The majority use Thrivecart and so most of my affiliate links are all within my dashboard – it makes it *so* easy and convenient to grab links as I want to share.
Thrivecart ranges from $400-$950 and it’s just a one-time payment and you’re a lifetime member. This is huge, because like I’ve mentioned before, popular platforms charge $100+/month for the same things Thrivecart offers.
I suggest just going with ThriveCart Pro and Learn+ (upgrades). And there are still no monthly subscription costs and no transaction fees.
*All blog posts may contain affiliate links, but I only share products I know, love, and trust – promise.