Kartra Vs PayKickstart: Picking The Right Online Business Software

The battle of Kartra vs PayKickstart is pretty straightforward.

While there might be some overlap with these two tools, one overall has much more value.

So be sure to keep reading on to see which tool is going to be the best for you.

PayKickstart Vs Kartra: Quick Comparison & Winner

PayKickstart Vs Kartra. PayKickstart is all about checkout pages and affiliate management. Kartra offers everything for building and growing an online business.

It wouldn’t be a proper Kartra vs PayKickstart comparison without a video.

So that’s exactly what I did.

If you’d rather hear me talk about these two tools, simply click the play button below.

I also quickly cover who the winner of this comparison is:

And here is the link of the winner that I mentioned in the video above:

I also recommend that you keep reading on to get even more information.

If not, then at least be sure to check out the winner using the link above.

Either way, let’s start by talking about Kartra first.

Kartra: The Biggest Features And Advantages

Right off the bat, Kartra is going to be miles ahead of what PayKickstart has to offer.

This isn’t to say that PayKickstart isn’t worth using at all (far from it, actually).

It’s more so because Kartra just has too much to offer in terms of features and value.

As shown in the screenshot above, Kartra allows you to:

  • Create, market, and launch online.
  • Without hiring copywriters, designers, developers, or system integrations.

Regardless of what your online business experience is, this should be music to your ears.

All in all, the biggest difference between these two software tools is that:

  • Kartra is an all-in-one platform that has almost everything that you need.
  • PayKickstart focuses on shopping carts and affiliate management.

When you compare PayKickstart to Kartra that way, they seem very limited in features.

Plus, Kartra also allows you to create shopping carts and manage affiliates as well.

More about that very soon.

In the meantime, Kartra comes with a $1 trial which I highly recommend that you use.

To make things better, I figured out a way where you can extend that trial to 30 full days.

Kartra 30 Day Trial: Read the quick tutorial here.

Let’s take a look at some of these powerful Kartra features now.

Kartra For Landing Pages And Sales Funnels

This is one of the biggest reasons why people choose to use Kartra in the first place:

  • Landing pages.
  • Sales funnels.

Kartra allows you to create any type of landing page or sales funnel in the process.

And they do it quite well, too.

Unfortunately, there’s not a whole lot to compare to PayKickstart in this department.

Either way, here’s a little more about what you can expect from pages and funnels:

  • Seamless drag and drop builder.
  • Create an entire website (if you want).
  • Well over 100 templates for you to leverage.
  • Pop-ups for converting more leads and making more sales.
  • You can AB split-test your pages in order to help you increase conversions.

And there’s still a whole lot more when it comes to landing pages and funnels.

I don’t want to sell Kartra short.

So I’ll leave a link down below where you can see my complete review about them.

Further Reading: Review of Kartra.

The review above also talks about many of the features that Kartra has to offer.

Some of those features include:

  • Calendars.
  • Automation.
  • Video hosting.
  • Email marketing.
  • Membership sites.
  • Affiliate management.

As well as the ability to create checkout pages to sell products, offers, or services.

Let’s talk about that feature now since it’s very similar to what PayKickstart offers.

Checkout Pages For Selling More

So there’s going to be a ton of overlap when it comes to checkout pages.

In case you don’t remember:

  • PayKickstart solely focuses on checkout pages and affiliate management.
  • Kartra is an all-in-one platform that also offers both of those features.

So what can you expect from the checkout pages that come along with Kartra?

All of the important features.

A few of those important features include:

  • Multiple pricing points.
  • The ability to sell an unlimited amount of products.
  • The ability to sell with either a credit card or PayPal.
  • Upsells, downsells, and order bumps for increasing your sales.

Don’t forget about trials, one-time payments, as well as recurring payment subscriptions.

Down below is another great example of a checkout page (that pops up on the screen).

There’s also something that’s very important when it comes to Kartra’s checkout pages.

You can utilize them with so many other features.

With PayKickstart, you just get the checkout pages and related features and perks.

When it comes to Kartra, you get to leverage their checkout pages alongside:

  • All of your landing pages and sales funnels.
  • Your email marketing automation and tagging system.
  • Your membership sites where you can send customers when done.

And plenty of other great connecting features such as video hosting and customer support.

That’s a big advantage that Kartra has.

You not only get your checkout pages, but you also get everything else that you need.

Helpful Note: That link above allows you to extend their trial for 14-days to 30-days.

But how much is Kartra going to cost, especially when compared to PayKickstart?

Let’s take a look at the Kartra pricing plans right now.

How Much Is Kartra Going To Be?

For Kartra being an all-in-one platform, they certainly have great pricing.

Here is a quick list of the four plans that come along with Kartra right now:

  • The Starter Plan is $99 per month.
  • The Silver Plan is $199 per month.
  • The Gold Plan comes out to $299 per month.
  • The Platinum Plan comes out to $499 per month.

Ironically enough, both Kartra and PayKickstart both start at $99 per month.

While the pricing is the same, Kartra certainly offers much more for the price.

In other words, Kartra provides a lot more features and perks.

I’ll add a link down below where you can learn more about their four pricing plans.

Read More: Pricing for Kartra.

So those are just some of the advantages that Kartra has over PayKickstart.

Let’s flip the Kartra vs PayKickstart script and take a look at PayKickstart now.

This section won’t be as long, given the fact that I’ve talked about them quite a lot already.

PayKickstart: The Biggest Features And Advantages

As recently stated, PayKickstart is a great software when it comes to:

  • Leveraging shopping carts to sell more.
  • Utilize affiliate management to recruit affiliates and make more sales.

PayKickstart also comes with a wide variety of extra perks and features that you’ll love.

I’ll talk about those very shortly in the next section.

Also similar to Kartra, PayKickstart comes along with a 14-day trial for testing them out.

Rather instead, it is completely free as opposed to being one dollar (like Kartra):

So what type of extra features and perks does PayKickstart come with?

Let’s move to the section right now.

Checkout Pages And Affiliate Management

Right off the bat, PayKickstart has the advantage when it comes to payment integrations.

This is certainly important if you want more flexibility overall.

As shown in the picture above, these payment integrations for your shopping cart includes:

  • EasyPayDirect.
  • Authorize.net.
  • Braintree.
  • PayPal.
  • Stripe.

Another big advantage that PayKickstart has comes down to its revenue retention features.

Most specifically the Dunning Management feature.

All in all, this specific feature allows you to do a few things which include:

  • Minimize your churn rate.
  • Automatically recover payments that might have failed from your customers.

If you’re selling any type of subscription-based billing, then you’ll certainly like that.

However, PayKickstart then begins to even out with Kartra with many similar features.

Those features include:

  • Trials.
  • Coupons.
  • Order bumps.
  • One-click upsells.
  • Payment plans for customers.

And there are still plenty more features that PayKickstart has to offer.

I’ll leave you with a link where you can learn more about all of PayKickstart’s features.

As I also don’t want to sell them short on what they have to offer.

And what about the PayKickstart pricing plans?

Let’s take a look at them right now.

How Much Is PayKickstart Going To Be?

As shown above, you can see three of the PayKickstart pricing plans.

There is also one more, but you will need to contact support for the official cost.

Either way, here’s a quick list of the pricing plans in case they are harder to see above:

  • The Starter Plan is $99 per month.
  • The Growth Plan is $199 per month.
  • The Scale Plan comes out to $299 per month.

These plans are identical to what Kartra has to offer.

So you can pay $99, $199, or $299 per month and get:

  • Checkout pages and affiliate management with PayKickstart.
  • Or everything that you need to build and grow your online business with Kartra.

I think that this is a very big aspect when it comes to PayKickstart vs Kartra.

Given the fact that the pricing is identical, Kartra comes with more bang for your buck.

Either way, let’s move to the end of this post now and wrap things up.

Kartra Vs PayKickstart: Closing Summary

kartra vs paykickstart

Kartra Vs PayKickstart. Kartra is an all-in-one platform with many more features, while PayKickstart focuses on checkout pages and affiliate management.

The summary above is a quick and easy comparison of these two tools.

Plus, this comparison was much easier given the fact that the prices were identical.

So who should you pick when it comes to these two software tools?

The answer should most likely be pretty obvious by now.

Kartra Is Going To Be The Winner

There are quite a few reasons why you’ll want to use Kartra over PayKickstart.

Here are two of the biggest reasons for using Kartra.

  • Kartra can do what PayKickstart can (at the same exact price).
  • Kartra offers so much more for building and growing your online business.

For getting started, you can pay $99 per month with PayKickstart and get:

  • Checkout pages.
  • Affiliate management.

For the same amount with Kartra ($99 per month), you can get:

  • Helpdesks.
  • Memberships.
  • Video hosting.
  • Checkout pages.
  • Affiliate management.
  • Email marketing automation.
  • Landing pages and sales funnels.

And many more features and perks that I didn’t get to mention in this article.

So at the end of the day with Kartra, you get much more bang for your buck.

And that’s all.

I hope that this helped you out when it comes to picking the best software tool.

I’ll leave a bunch more Kartra comparison posts below in case you want more information.

Kartra Up Against Other Software Tools

Related Kartra And Email Comparison Posts

Thanks again for taking the time to read this article, and enjoy your software!

James Canzanella

A former personal trainer who went from unemployment to online business success. He's been marketing since 2012 and (still) enjoys lifting weights, listening to rock music, and relentlessly quoting movie lines.

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