What is the difference between Knorish and Teachable?

To take your training or coaching business online, you need a website, an online course builder, a payment gateway, and several other features that help you run the entire business with ease. And if a solution offers all of this and more in one platform, there can be nothing better. However, what you truly require is a platform that simplifies this journey for you without breaking the bank. 

It is no secret that Knorish is often compared with Teachable. And we have always been happy to share on how the two are not the same. This is why we have created this page to show you how Knorish is very different from Teachable and even better!

So let’s get down right to it!

There are several features that Knorish already has in place that teachable is yet to offer. Plus, with Knorish, you can quickly start with either one of our paid plans. Otherwise, if you wish to try the platform out, there’s a free plan as well. Unlike Teachable, on the 30-day free trial plan there are no restrictions on how many students you can have. Additionally, even on the trial plan, you get to create an amazing website for yourself, build courses, and automate payment collection for your courses. In fact, besides the website builder, every user gets a theme library with beautifully designed themes that you can use for your site. Using our simple drag and drop functionality, you can then quickly add sections you want from the snippet section that has hundreds of different combinations, then quickly change text, change images or videos and you are all set. 

 

Plus, the course builder is probably one of the easiest course builder tools you have seen. You can add Videos, PPTs, PDFs, Prezzie Presentations, Add assessments, and even conduct Live Online Trainings using Knorish! You can set course expiry dates to ensure students finish the courses in stipulated time, share discount coupons on your courses as well. 

THE NEXT BIGGEST DIFFERENCE

Knorish makes it easier for your students to pay for the courses by automating payment collection. You can now get paid for the course in Indian Rupees and US Dollars via PayTm, other digital wallets, UPI, Debit cards, Credit cards, net-banking, PayPal and more. Something that’s not available on Teachable. 


To manage students, you get to automate course access post payment completion, automate emails and notifications, offer preset course curriculum, drip feature and a lot more. 

THE NEXT BIGGEST DIFFERENCE between Knorish and Teachable is that the Knorish provides dedicated support for all our customers. In fact, our support teams go to the extent of creating the entire website for you so that you can focus on the main thing that is building and selling online courses. 

You see, if you sign up on our annual plans, the platform even offers you a one-time website design service wherein you can choose a theme from the library, share the content per section, share images/ videos you want to use on your website and our team will design the website for you!

Plus, we are available via Phone, Emails, Chat and respond within a few hours and not days! However, Teachable does not provide dedicated support rather has only email support for customers queries to which are on a first come first served basis.


And this is just the beginning. There are so many other core features available on Knorish that makes it super easy for you to take your business online. 

Knorish vs. Teachable
Detailed Features Comparison

Support channels & Security Features

We offer support across channels. Be it emails, phone or chat and promise constant support for all your questions and queries. Besides an extensive Knowledge base, we also offer regular interventions in the form of webinars and courses that would help you scale your academy faster. Something that is not available with teachable. Teachable only offers email support and their knowledge base. Beyond that, you are expected to do everything on your own. 

In terms of site security, both Knorish and Teachable offer security features such as SSL Certificates, SSO sign on and secure cloud hosting to ensure your site is safe and secure.

  Knorish Teachable

Chat Support
Yes No
Email Support Yes Yes
Phone support Yes No
Support Timelines: First Response Weekdays: 2 Hours Days
Onboarding training sessions Weekends: 4 Hours No
Additional Support Available Onboarding support, launch preparedness call, and account manager for your site. No

 

Course Payments, Sales & Marketing

Possibly the most important reason for any creator to launch online courses is the sales aspect of it. With the world moving online, selling online courses has now truly become a lucrative business and right so. Knorish has kept this mind and has several functionalities that address this. 

Here’s a deeper look into the feature differences:

  Knorish Teachable

Payment Collection
   
Collect payments in INR & USD Automatic. No inputs required to enable this. 
Not available for INR
Collect Payment via PayTm, PhonePe, Other digital wallets, UPI, netbanking, debit cards, credit cards etc. Yes. Default option Not possible without additional integrations

 

  Knorish Teachable
Marketing & Selling    

Course expiry/ time bound courses
Yes No
Advanced paid ads & digital marketing integrations: Facebook Pixel, Google Analytics, Yes Yes
Email Marketing & Automation: Mailchimp Integration Yes Yes
Discount coupons Advanced, by price or by percentage, one month or for extended periods. Yes
Individual course sales pages Yes Yes
Blog Yes Basic
WordPress website connection Yes Yes
Your site as a marketplace of courses Yes No

Complete white labeling to highlight your brand
Yes Yes

Earnings & Transactions

One of the core benefits of using Knorish is that we offer you the ability to collect payments in Indian Rupees. Something that is not available on Teachable. Additionally, to make it easier for our creators, we also provide pre-integrated payment gateways so that you don't have to bother with that and can focus on the more important bits of academy i.e. launch of your academy and course sales. 

  Knorish Teachable
Earnings & Transactions    
Earnings details in INR Yes No
Setup auto payouts Yes No
GST Invoices Yes No
Automatic GST Invoice generation Yes No

Course Creation

Course Creation is easy on both the platforms. Both the platforms give you the option to create courses with sections and chapters wherein each section can have either one chapter or multiples with a variety of content. Drip functionality is available on Knorish and Teachable, however that’s where the similarities end. 

Differences in Course Creation Features:

  Knorish Teachable
Prezi Presentations for course content Yes No
Content Locking/Drip Content  Yes Yes
Live online training/webinar setup Yes No
Graded Assessments: Pass/Fail Yes Yes
Include hints Yes No
Shuffle question order Yes No
Multimedia content: pdf, ppts, videos Yes Yes
One click course content upload Yes No
Easy to use course builder tool Yes No
Course Content Options: Videos, Documents, PDFs, Live events, assessments, embedded videos/prezis Yes Yes

Easily move course sections/ chapters  
Yes Yes

Website Design

Knorish offers a wide array of themes available in the theme library that can be used as a base for your website design. Simply change the images, texts, and videos where necessary and your site is ready. 

But there’s more. Here are the detailed differences in the two platforms:

  Knorish Teachable

Drag and Drop website builder tool
Yes No
Website Theme library Yes No
Beautifully designed themes Yes No
Customizable design Yes Yes
Custom HTML/CSS Code Yes Yes
Preview mode and live changes Yes No

Student Experience - A complete learning experience

Knorish offers a wide variety of features to students for that complete learning experience. Resume course on any device, automatic email notifications and email pipelines, mobile responsiveness, and course discussion boards, customer support integration with Freshdesk and many other such features that allow you to interact with your students more effectively.

  Knorish Teachable

Automatic email notifications
Yes Yes
Resume course on any device Yes Yes
Mobile responsive websites Yes Yes
Chat/Course discussion boards Yes No

 

Pricing

Knorish is the more affordable and more robust option among the two. The three paid plans are available as part of the annual subscription. Plus, the annual plans offer an automatic 20% discount on the monthly subscription prices. 

We also have a free trial plan which allows you to get started on your academy for free and then scale up as your academy grows. So as your business grows you grow with Knorish. 


To take a deeper look at the pricing, read more here: Knorish Pricing

All plans have Unlimited video hosting, unlimited site pages, custom domain with free SSL certificate, on-boarding training sessions and pre-integrated payment facility built in. Additionally, when you sign up on our annual plans, we offer our website design service as well.

Teachable prices start from $29 and go up-to $299 per year. Plus there are high transaction fees on top of the monthly fees.

  Knorish Teachable
Pricing    
Annual Pricing From $30 to $299 plans
Free Trial
From $29 to $249
Free Trial
Transaction Fees 3.95% Upto 10%, depending on your plan
Discounted pricing available Yes -

 

That’s really it. We truly believe that Knorish truly offers a wide variety of features and support that is not available with Teachable or any other platform for that matter. Additionally, our team is constantly working on releasing new features that help our users scale their academies even further.