Kajabi is a great platform to sell your digital products: online courses, memberships, coaching, community or downloads.
But can it also help creators to sell physical products?
Creating a connection with your audience is great to establish online, but there is something different about sending them something they can hold in their hand.
We explore the different avenues you can sell these physical products when using Kajabi for your business.
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Can you sell physical products just using Kajabi?
Before we start looking for other tools to integrate with Kajabi, let’s look at whether we can do this natively!
In theory there are only a few steps needed to sell your physical products:
- Build a store page with your product description.
- Have a payment page for people to place an order.
- Ship the product to their doorstep.
Surely Kajabi should work here as it already helps with more complex processes than this, right!?
Well… not exactly.
Can you build a physical store page on Kajabi to display products? Yes
Can you take payment for these physical products? Kind of…
Does Kajabi help with shipping products? Nope
Although Kajabi is an all-in-one platform, it still is a specialist tool to specifically help course creators sell digital products.
Here are the problems you’ll come up against when trying this:
- There is no “quantity” selector when selling products on Kajabi (also no easy way to offer variations of the same product: color, size,etc.).
- Selling on Kajabi requires people to create a user account.
- There is no “Add To Cart” functionality on Kajabi.
- You can’t specify different shipping cost, you have to bake it in your pricing.
- Order will manually need to be fulfilled.
Again, this just isn’t what Kajabi is made for.
Now maybe you have a very simple 1 or 2 products to sell and volume will be low…
In which case Kajabi might still just do, but if you’re really wanting to be serious about making physical products an important part of your business, let’s explore options.
How To Use Shopify To Sell Physical Products on Kajabi?
Shopify is probably the most popular eCommerce platform out there.
And there’s no doubt it does a great job at helping you sell physical products.
Shopify starts at $29 per month and takes an additional 2% + 25p for online sales.
There is some overlap in what kind of features the platform provides and Kajabi. For example, many users use it as their sole tool online.
You can create a website, checkout, send customer emails for example (all things handled by Kajabi too).
Using Shopify to complement Kajabi in selling physical products is done in a few simple steps:
- Setup your Shopify account and information
- Setup your products, variation and pricing in Shopify.
- Setup shipping options and details
- Embed on a Kajabi page.
The first 3 steps are things you handle in Shopify, when that’s done you’ll be able to create a widget.
This can then be embedded on a Kajabi page with a snippet of code:
Technically, your customers will be checking out and paying through Shopify (not Kajabi).
Meaning that payments and payout will be handled there.
Shopify is more suited to sell products that you fulfill from beginning to end.
If you plan on selling “merchs” then maybe Spring is a better option.
How To Use Spring To Sell Print On Demand Products?
Spring is a popular platform to sell print-on-demand physical products.
The main difference between Shopify and Spring is that they handle product’s printing, shipping and customer service.
All you have to do is customize your product design online by using their visual builder.
You can add logos, images, text, change colors,etc. Among 180 different kinds of physical products.
The good news? Spring is free.
They make money on the product’s base price. In other words they only make money when you make a sell.
All you have to do is set your pricing above that base price and keep 100% of the profit.
Spring is also one of the only platforms that integrates natively with platforms like YouTube and Instagram to sell directly on your social media.
Similarly to Shopify, payments will be handled through Spring and not Kajabi if you use the two platforms together.
Note that products are shipped from the US, but international shipping options are available.
Let’s again walked through the steps to use Spring (formerly TeeSpring) and Kajabi together:
- Setup your Spring account and information
- Design your products and set a retail price for it.
- Embed on a Kajabi page.
You can embed your store view directly into a Kajabi page using a snippet of code you’ll get from Spring.
This is a great way to easily incorporate physical products to your offering, especially as Spring is free of cost.
Spring Vs Shopify With Kajabi?
Shopify and Spring are direct competitors and offer similar features.
The main difference we’ve outlined so far between the two is that Shopify is more catered to sell your own products, whereas Spring is used for print-on-demand products.
That being said, Shopify also has print-on-demand apps you can use…
But as mentioned, Shopify is a paid platform and probably suited for creators with a decent sales volume.
Spring can be a better option for print-on-demand simply because of the fact that the platform is free.
When it comes to their integration to Kajabi, both platforms work the same: the embed of a widget on a Kajabi page with a code snippet.