SamCart vs. Thinkific

Thinkific is a great platform for creating courses, but only SamCart’s profit-boosting, conversion-driving features can move the needle on sales.


The Big Problem With Most Course Delivery Platforms

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While having all of your marketing needs inside one platform sounds simple, there’s one huge downside. It’s almost impossible for one piece of software to do everything well. And when it comes to building your course business, you deserve every advantage. Thinkific has a simple user interface, is easy to create courses without coding, and allows you to directly upload videos. But when it comes to helping you sell your courses, they fall a little short.
You can’t sell anything other than digital products
You have trouble upselling customers
You have to force your customers through a multi-step checkout process
You can’t easily use other email marketing platforms like Infusionsoft, ConvertKit, etc.
You can’t split users by paid and unpaid
You can’t use monthly payment options on the lower tier plans
You don’t know which pages are converting
On top of all that, it’s one of the most expensive pieces of software you pay for. But here’s the good news, SamCart solves all of those problems for you, at an affordable price…and lets you keep using Thinkific to deliver your courses if you choose to. At SamCart, we focus on just one thing: building features that help you get more customers.

Here’s Everything SamCart Lets You Do, That Thinkific Doesn’t.

Building Product Pages
Create Unlimited Pages
Pre-Designed Templates
Drag & Drop Page Builder
Save Designs As Templates
Your Own Branding on Pages
Edit Mobile View
Easily Test Purchasing
Custom Checkout Fields
Custom Thank You Pages
Custom Domains
Boosting Conversions
1 Step Checkout Process
Abandoned Cart Recovery
Coupons + Discounts
A/B Testing
Checkout Anywhere
Maximizing Average Order Value
Post-Purchase 1-Click Upsells
Multiple Upsells
Post-Purchase 1-Click Downsells
Upsell Page Editor
Payment Options on Upsell Pages
PayPal with 1-Click Upsells
Pre-Purchase Order Bumps
Products You Can Sell
Digital Products
Physical Products
Billing Your Customers
1-Time Payments
Recurring Subscriptions
Limited Payment Plans
Provide Multiple Payment Options
Free & Paid Trials
Subscriptions (sold via PayPal)
Weekly/Monthly/Quarterly Billing
Pay What You Want (PWYW)
Managing Your Business
Sales Reporting
Page Conversion Report
Sales Channel Report
Failed Charges Report
Sales + UTM tracking
Google Analytics
Google eCommerce Sync
Smart Pixel Tracking
Subscription Management
Failed Subscription Recovery
Sales + VAT Tax Support
Sell Unlimited Products
Collecting Payments
Apple & Google Pay
Buy Now, Pay Later
MailChimp + ConvertKit
Aweber, ActiveCampaign, Drip, GetResponse, iContact, Constant Contact
Infusionsoft, HubSpot, Ontraport, Maropost, Klaviyo
Email Support
Chat Support
Industry Leading 99.9% Uptime
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Introducing, SamCart.

SamCart is the highest converting checkout platform on the internet today, which is why tons of Stan Store's top sellers have made the switch. Here's how it works...

Make The Sale On Any Page

Deploy a lightning-fast checkout wherever you need it – no coding or design skills required.
  • Brings eCommerce to any site or landing page you have (regardless of what tool you built it on)
  • 35% faster than any other checkout online
  • Mobile-first design for frictionless checkout on every device

Get More Customers With Our Plug & Play Add-Ons

Our checkout isn't just fast & flexible, it's built to get you more customers around the clock…
  • 1-Click Checkout with Apple Pay, PayPal, CreditCard, Klarna, AfterPay & Affirm
  • Sell 1-time fees, recurring subscriptions, payment plans, 'Pay-What-You-Want', free trials & paid trials
  • AI-powered ‘Adaptive Acceptance’
  • Built-In Cart Recovery to bring back lost sales

Double Your Average Order Value

Let your customers easily buy everything else you sell with just a a few clicks:
  • Unlimited Pre & Post order cross-sells & up-sells
  • Product Tiers that generate upgrades
  • Built-In A/B Testing to drive up results

Drive Up Repeat Purchases

Encourage more back-end sales, recover failed payments, and scale up your business with ease.
  • 1-Click Back-end Sales with securely stored cards.
  • Identify Top Customers for back-end sales campaigns.
  • Automatically Update Cards with Customer Hub
  • Automatic Subscription recovery
  • Turn Customers Into Brand Ambassadors with Affiliate Center.

Trusted by the Industry’s Biggest Creators

Pay Flynn

“SamCart doubled my conversions instantly. Being able to easily do subscriptions + recurring membership, our LTV is skyrocketing.”

Kimberly Ann Jimenez
Jenna Kutcher

“Switching to SamCart was one of the best decisions I’ve made. The order bump, upsell, and split testing features have allowed us to methodically increase our AOV to double what it was before.”

Will Hamilton
Pat Flynn

“SamCart transformed my sales exponentially in a short period of time.”

Daniela Saioni
Pat Flynn

“SamCart has made building our agency so much easier. The simplicity of the billing process alone was worth the switch.”

John Florey
Pat Flynn

“SamCart has made it so easy for us to quickly launch new products, and find simple ways to maximize our sales.”

Lewis Howes
The School of Greatness

Frequently Asked Questions

Doesn't this mean I have to pay for another tool?
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Technically, yes. But the average Thinkific user that makes the switch increases their sales conversion by 22%. If your business generates $1,000,000 per year, that’s a $220,000 increase in sales. So SamCart really ends up paying for itself, and then some.

How do my customers get their course after they buy?
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SamCart is one of the very few tools that have a direct integration with Thinkific. As soon as someone buys your course, they immediately get access to it inside Thinkific. All it takes is a few clicks to setup.

Does SamCart take a percentage of my sales like other cart software providers?
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No, we don’t take any percentage of your sales.

Does SamCart allow me to use my own email service?
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Yes, we have direct integrations with many of the top email services. That means you don’t have to use a third-party tool like Zapier to effectively run your business. We will automatically send your customers to your email list, as well as your Thinkific course.

Can I only sell my Thinkific courses?
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No! SamCart allows you to sell all kinds of products including physical products, free + shipping offers, and we even automatically deliver digital files.

Are SamCart pages mobile responsive?
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Yes, all SamCart pages are mobile responsive. In fact, you can edit the mobile version of your pages to ensure they look just how you want them.

Can you add Facebook and Google pixels to a SamCart Page?
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Yes, you can add any pixel you want to any page on SamCart. You can even fire conversion pixels with platforms like Facebook, so you get accurate sales data.

Do I need to set up a course in Thinkific if I just want to sell an ebook?
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No, we will take care of everything for you if you’re selling an ebook. We will safely deliver your ebook to your customers through our digital file upload feature.

Does SamCart have order bumps?
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Yes, SamCart provides you with the ability to add Order Bumps to your product pages. Not only that, but you can now take advantage of our newest feature by adding multiple order bumps to your product page.

Can I have more than one upsell on SamCart?
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Yes, SamCarts 1-Click Upsells feature allow you to add as many as 4 upsells and 4 downsells for your offers so that you can easily and effectively increase cart value.

Am I able to split test my pages?
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Yes, Samcart allows you to increase your conversion rates by running live split tests right on your pages. You’ll have the ability to create a variation of your checkout page to see what converts best! You can create one variant or multiple, and the checkout page will automatically rotate the control and variation pages your customers view.

Can I integrate with other systems instead of Thinkific?
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Of course! SamCart allows you to integrate with many other systems including Kajabi, Membermouse, Memberpress, Digital Access Pass and much more.

Does SamCart allow me to control the SEO of my page?
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Yes, SamCart allows you to customize your Page Title, Description, and Featured Image to ensure your links are always on-brand when shared on social media, in marketing ads, or even over text messages! In addition, you’ll also be able to enable search engine crawling for your product page if you want it to show up in search engine results.

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