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 how the two are not the same. This is why we have created this post 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 14-day free plan as well. Unlike Teachable, on the 14-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, PDFs, Prezi Presentations, Add assessments, and even conduct Live Online Training Sessions using Knorish! You can set course expiry dates to ensure students finish the courses in the stipulated time, share discount coupons on your courses as well. 

THE NEXT BIGGEST DIFFERENCE

Conduct as Unlimited Live sessions as you need. With each Knorish Paid Plan monthly or annual, you get a FREE ZOOM ENTERPRISE Account to conduct live sessions - be it a single, multiple or ongoing sessions! This Zoom Account worth INR 12,500/month - you get it at No EXTRA COST. With Teachable, you need a separate Zoom account for conducting webinars or live sessions or need other expensive webinar solutions. 

 PLUS, there's more

Knorish helps you grow your online coaching business. With Sales funnels and automation, you can actually build your business to a 6 figure business in just months. Funnels, automation 

Knorish makes it easier for your students to pay for the courses by automating payment collection. You can get paid for the course in Indian Rupees and US Dollars via Paytm, other digital wallets, UPI, Debit cards, Credit cards, Net Banking, EMI option for students and more. Something that’s not natively available on Teachable. 

Further PayPal, Stripe, Razorpay Integration is also available on the platform should you want to use your custom payment gateways. 

To manage students, you get to automate course access post-payment completion, automate emails and notifications, offer preset course curriculum, Conduct endless live sessions, webinars, enable drip content feature, Traffic Analytics, etc. 

 

THE NEXT BIGGEST DIFFERENCE between Knorish and Teachable is that the Knorish provides dedicated support for all our customers. You can actually pickup the phone and call usIn 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. 

When you sign up on our annual plans, Knorish offers 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 as well! However, Teachable does not provide dedicated support rather has only email and Ticket support for customers’ queries which are attended on a first-come-first-served basis.

And this is just the beginning. There are so many other core features available on Knorish that make 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 weekly 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, it’s a DIY platform.

In terms of site security, both Knorish and Teachable offer security features such as SSL Certificates, SSO (Single 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

Weekends: 4 Hours

Days

Onboarding Training Sessions

Yes

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 rightly so. Knorish has kept this in mind and has several functionalities that address this area. 

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, net banking, debit cards, credit cards, etc.

Yes. Default Options

Not possible without additional integrations

 

 

Knorish

Teachable

Marketing & Selling

 

 


Course expiry/ Time-bound courses/  Limit Course Sales

Yes

No

Advanced Paid Ads & Digital Marketing Integrations: Facebook Pixel, Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager 

Yes

Yes

Email Marketing & Automation: MailChimp Integration

Yes

Yes

Discount Coupons

Advanced, by price or by percentage, by categories, 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

Set up Auto Payouts

Yes

No

GST Invoices

Yes

No

Automatic GST Invoice Generation

Yes

No

Course Creation

Course Creation is easy on both 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

Unlimited Zoom Live/Concurrent Sessions

Yes

No

Graded Assessments: Pass/Fail

Yes

Yes

Include Hints

Yes

No

Shuffle Question Order

Yes

No

Multimedia content: pdf, 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 between 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. The webinar feature is a premium enterprise feature that we have bundled with your paid Knorish account. Even if you have more than one Instructor going live at the same time, our integration allows multiple concurrent live sessions too.

You get unlimited session recordings that can be made available post the session through your Knorish dashboard.

We also have a 14-day 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, a custom domain with a free SSL certificate, onboarding training sessions, and a 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 $249 per year. Plus there are high transaction fees on top of the monthly fees.

 

Knorish

Teachable

Pricing

 

 

Annual Pricing

From $29 to $299 plans

Free 14 day trial


Plus get a free ZOOM account worth $690/year  with each paid plan. Conduct live sessions, webinars, or meetings.  Visit Knorish Pricing on Knorish.com for more details.

From $29 to $249

Free Trial. Just the platform, most other features such as webinars, emails, etc., you have to pay extra by getting other solutions added.

Transaction Fees

3.95%

Up to 5%, depending on your plan

Discounted Pricing Available

Yes

Depends


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.