When it comes to landing pages and funnels, one has lot of options to choose from. One of the most talked about - both positive and negative - funnel tool is Clickfunnels. In this blog post I'll review Clickfunnels Alternative Convertri, and talk about similarities and differences of these platforms.
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Clickfunnels Alternative - Convertri
Convertri is UK based start-up Andy Fletcher that provides landing pages and sales funnels with a slogan "Faster Funnels, Higher Conversions".
Convertri is the new kid on the block and one that certainly deserves a closer look. Their slogan promises faster funnels and after testing I can say that they win on download speed hands down comparing to Clickfunnels. More on this later though.
Pages load INCREDIBLY FAST! And we all know speed matters when doing business online.
What Makes Convertri Better than Clickfunnels
This is not to say Clickfunnels is bad but there are few things that Convertri just does better.
When using Clickfunnels you pretty soon find out the limits it has on the page builder, and on few other things.
Their marketing message is to "abandon your website now" and just use Clickfunnels of course can kinda be done, but it is not recommended as you will run into so many problems and issues with their page builder and lack of intuitive interface.
If your business required nothing more than a landing page, you can build the site with Clickfunnels or any other landing page app, otherwise you just can not.
This is a big one and Convertri wins this by a mile, or multiple seconds.
Converti landing pages are lightning fast and win Clickfunnels by more than 4 seconds (more than enough to lose many, many sales!) when tested same page built on Clickfunnels and Convertri.
Speed is key to conversion. People leave the page if it has not loaded within 4 seconds so if your page takes longer you'll lose a sale.
Both offer same features and integrations so I am not going to focus on those in this post.
Below you'll find how Convertri works slightly different than Clickfunnels.
Convertri has an interesting "funnel planner" which is great visual tool to use to design your complete funnel. This allows you to stop using whiteboards to draw up your funnel - just do it directly on the platform and move parts around freely. This is powerful.
Their pages builder is also free form editor allowing you to design the pages as you like where Clickfunnels you are restricted by columns!
One of the most annoying thing about Clickfunnels is lack of Undo button - and believe me if you work with funnels or any website, UNDO is a must!
I can't tell you how many times I have accidentally deleted a section and only way to get it back is to build it again from scratch. So frustrating! (And if you ask me, big enough reason to move to Convertri!)
Convertri has an undo button. This is big, honestly, really big thing!
Once you work with funnels for a while, you'll know what I mean and feel the frustration... and I can guarantee you'll be checking out other tools that offers the undo button.
It's always the little things.
First of all ease of use - Convertri's interface is really easy to learn and you really do not have to be a geek to figure it out.
It is simple and straightforward, and if you get stuck at any point, there are plenty of how-to-videos available on Convertri support pages. Both offer drag-and-drop for their pages but one does make this way easier than the other.
Convertri has an awesome interface with genuine drag-and-drop function. Clickfunnels does have one too but it does not work as well as Convertri's.
Price is often an important deciding factor when choosing a tool to use. It should not be the main factor by any means as it is an investment into making more money.
Clickfunnels starts at $99 / month for basic account.
Convertri starts at $99 / month, but offers $79 / month when paid annually.
So pretty even pricing as of June 2020.
Both offer trials to test out. And I highly recommend testing both!
Marketing & Hype
Clickfunnels wins this 10-1. But is that a good thing?
I am not so sure it is. There is lot of hype around Clickfunnels and #funnelhackers are popping out everywhere on social media.
Yes, Clickfunnels are awesome in their marketing - they truly know how to create a "cult" of followers who buy anything and everything they offer. They do offer great things don't get me wrong, but their marketing works like well oiled machine.
Convertri on the other hand is like the quiet high achieving student in the corner who no one really knows much about - yet.
Convertri marketing is lacking compared to Clickfunnels, and they are lead by the lead developer - which may be the reason for lack of focus on hype marketing and focus on tech that matters aka page load speed.
There is market for every type of business and marketing.
Which is Better
If you ask me, Convertri does offer a lot for someone looking to build landing pages and funnel. Page Load speed and undo-button are big enough reasons to make the move from Clickfunnels to Convertri.
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