What is New Zenler?
New Zenler is one of the new-coming as an all-in-one.
It’s still in “beta” stage but has a lot to promise and is rapidly building a base of raving fans to refer the platform, as it can only be accessed by invite.
Features: What Can You Do With New Zenler?
New Zenler has it all… even for an all-in-one, the platform clearly has an edge from most competitors when it comes to features:
A particular note on this last one: New Zenler is maybe the only online course platform currently offering to natively host webinars and live (up to 500 attendees on the Premium plan).
New Zenler Page & Funnel Building
New Zenler page building capabilities has nothing to envy to other competitors!
It offers a lot of templates and block preset for its page and funnel builder, which isn’t always the case for other self hosted platforms.
On top of that, it's a real front-end drag and drop builder allowing you to easily create beautifully designed pages and tweak them to your liking.
You'll easily be able to group these pages into funnel via the native Marketing funnels tab in the platform:
From there you can intuitively add Funnel Steps and monitor analytics and results.
New Zenler Email Marketing
The email section, although limited in design does have all the automations and tools you’d want from it, deliverability is just as good as other platforms.
The community tools is similar to Kajabi - read: limited. You can easily create multiple communities but wouldn’t have the capabilities of a full fledged forum with different topics, feeds and community functions.
You’ll have to use the simple feed allowing text, video and images to be posted:
This maybe leads into a critic that - far from being only true for New Zenler - all-in-one platforms do everything well but not great.
What that means is that when you start wanting things like advanced customisation for your member's portal, complex automations and email sequences behaviour,... you'll hit a wall - you've been warned!
User Experience: Is New Zenler Easy To Use?
This is the biggest weakness of New Zenler. At least when comparing to a Kajabi or Teachable that have a very slick user interface, New Zenler falls short…
The page builder is often clunky and enough bugs are happening to make creating a page a longer process that it should, even with all the useful templates!
Menus don’t display properly, margin and padding get wonky...
And generally, the back-end is not very intuitive and you’ll need a little bit of time to wrap your head around how things work. Even if in the end everything does end up functioning properly in the back-end perspective.
This is common with drag and drop builder but New Zenler hasn’t quite hit the nail on the head for this right now and seems to be more focused on adding more features than making the current ones easier to navigate. Which can pay off for them but is frustrating from a user point of view.
Again that's only in comparison to other platforms like Kajabi that have made the User Experience something very important in their product development.
That being said and to be fair, the platform is still advertised to be in “beta”.
Affordability: How Much Is New Zenler?
Pricing is a big highlight right now for New Zenler, since you’ll have access to the platform for the Pro plan at $647/year and the Premium at $1447/year or you can go for a monthly plan too!
Which is a very affordable option for an all-in-one and cheaper than a Kajabi for comparison that would start at $1428 per year for the cheapest plan.
Again this is supposedly still a beta pricing and limited offer, but it’s been running for quite a while so we’re starting to doubt it will go up soon…
How is the Support & Community for New Zenler?
Like any platform in its infancy, support is an important element, especially with the little quirks mentioned further above… But New Zenler has a very responsive and competent support to provide.
With a helpful knowledge base, you’ll find everything you need to start learning the platform and get assistance when something goes wrong.
On the community side, their facebook group, although small, is a raving base of users ready to answer questions and engage with fellow New Zenler fans or those still on the fence.
Our Overall Rate: 8.25/10
Community & Support Rating:
New Zenler is a serious competitors in the industry as an all-in-one. The rapid amount of features it keeps adding to the platform seem to have a direct correlation with the quick growth of its user base.
We just hope they also think about working out some of kinks of the current features to improve the user interface and fix some of the bugs!