What is New Zenler?
New Zenler is one of the up-and-coming online teaching tools that offers an all-in-one platform.
It's still in the beta stage but has a lot of promise and is rapidly building a base of raving fans that refer to 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 has an edge over most competitors when it comes to features, including:
One note: New Zenler is likely the only online course platform offering to natively host webinars and lives (with up to 500 attendees on the Premium plan).
New Zenler Page & Funnel Building
New Zenler page-building capabilities is rather impressive, even when compared with other platforms!
It offers several templates and blocks 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.
Each section comes with templates too and the process of setting up a new page is very intuitive overall.
You can save sections as template to re-use on other pages! Which is very handy when building your website initially.
There is also the possibility for global elements which once updated will reflect across the site (wherever you've used them).
A very flexible Popup feature is available, where you can set Triggers based on click, exit intent or just delay time. This can be very effective for list building.
Pages can be then grouped into funnels with a nice visual flow that will help you keep track of performance but also the different steps of your sales process:
A/B testing is currently not available.
Overall the page builder compares fairly to other popular platforms! It's very fast and shouldn't be much of a steep learning curve for anyone that's used front-end page builders. before.
Lastly, New Zenler has introduced a Blog feature that will allow you to easily create posts and organic content with high SEO potential for organic reach!
New Zenler Email Marketing
Moving on to another important feature for course creators: the ability to set up email campaigns and automated sequences.
Email broadcast are a little basic in their design but at least the setup is easy.
Don't expect to be able to setup anything fancy though:
To be fair, plain text emails are proven to have a higher delivery rate than emails with loads of images.
One thing to note: you can either use Zenler email as your SMTP or connect your own.
That's if you have a big list and email your contacts regularly, which could mean a potential to build a better sender's reputation than by using the default Zenler emails.
Looking at Automations now, where you can setup email drip sequences to go out based on different triggers:
A fairly basic feature again but you should find anything you need.
Emails can be sent after a certain time delay or on specific dates.
You'll use the same email builder than Broadcasts be easily be able to take people out of the sequence based on what they do (eg if they purchase a product).
Of course, you'll get a report on your email performances too:
Not as advanced as some other platforms or a dedicated email marketing tool but unless you're trying to do anything very advanced it should be enough!
New Zenler Checkout
New Zenler allows you to take payments and deliver your online course directly through the platform in a seamless process.
Note that it's not suited to sell physical products.
You can setup a checkout from your Course funnel, these pages are very flexible and can be customized just as easily as other pages:
Prices can be setup at the course level with a range of choices: free, one-off, flexible recurring payments or payment plans.
You can have several pricing options on the same checkout.
This checkout feature is more flexible than most popular platforms including Kajabi and Teachable!
On top of that, New Zenler makes it easy to handle taxes.
You can add tax rates from several countries and include them in the final price on checkout.
New Zenler even offers to take care of EU VAT for you!
This could save you a lot of time and headaches in the accounting department.
Lastly, New Zenler allows to create an affiliate program for people to spread the word.
You can setup standard commission or specific for some users, create different links, set up a custom window of attribution.
Your affiliate will get a custom dashboard to see and track their affiliate revenue and performance:
It's a powerful tool that has pretty much anything you need to run a successful partner program.
Note that, as it is standard in the industry, payouts to affiliate will have to be done manually and the New Zenler system is just meant to help with tracking.
New Zenler Online Course
Hosting and delivering your online course through New Zenler is of course one of the main appeal of the platform.
The dedicated course builder will enable you to create your curriculum and add a range of content there:
Video, audio but also Powerpoints, SCORM, Live and downloadable,...
This is an impressive range of content type you don't find in many online course platform!
You can add several pieces of content to 1 lesson if you want!
Unfortunately, the course in the front-end is limited in design and you won't be able to customize its layout in any way:
It's a standard side bar + main content layout which is simple enough to navigate for your students.
Last note: you can easily make your course be release in Drip by setting up sections to go live after a certain amount of days or on a specific date.
Overall the online course feature compares relatively well to other platforms in the industry, the main drawback again being the lack of customization for its design.
New Zenler Webinar
One of the most unique feature New Zenler offers is its dedicated webinar tool.
This means that you can create a native live video experience directly within the platform and without using Zoom or other conference software.
This will let you do live webinars to sell your products, live classes to deliver to your students including group classes too!
You can even setup an evergreen/automated webinar system with everything integrated! (though it might not be as feature-rich as a dedicated webinar software).
This feature is available on the Pro and Premium plan with the following limits:
100 Total Live Sessions per month
300 Total Live Sessions per month
New Zenler Community Feature
The community tools are 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 which lets you post text, video and images.
However, this leads to one critical flaw in New Zenler, and really every all-in-one platform, all-in-one platforms do everything well but not great.
What that means is that when you start wanting things like advanced customization for your member's portal, complex automation and email sequences behavior, you'll hit a wall - you've been warned!
New Zenler Mobile App
In 2022, New Zenler released their app which allows your students to consume your online programs natively on their phone!
- Saving progress so that they can pick up where they left off.
- Searching for content through your course.
- Interacting with Community and Lesson discussions.
- Get Push message notifications for updates in Community and Lesson discussions.
Note that this isn't meant to be an app for your as an admin to log into and check your sales or make changes to your site/courses.
You will however have the options to change the branding colors and push notification settings.
User Experience: Is New Zenler Easy To Use?
User experience is New Zenler’s biggest weakness. At least when compared to a Kajabi or Teachable which both have very slick user interfaces, New Zenler falls short.
The page builder is often clunky, and has enough bugs to make creating a page take longer than it should, even with all the useful templates!
This is because while building a page in New Zenler, often menus don't display properly, and the margin and padding get wonky.
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 everything does end up functioning.
That 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 features than making the current ones more intuitive.
Obviously, more features is beneficial but it’s frustrating from a user’s point of view that they are spending less time fixing bugs than developing new tools.However, note that the user experience in New Zenler isn’t terrible. It’s just that in comparison to other platforms that have made the user experience important in their product development, like Kajabi, it has room to grow.
To be fair, the platform is still advertised as a beta release. So these bugs may be fixed over time.
Pricing: 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!
New Zenler is an affordable option for an all-in-one, and much cheaper than Kajabi which starts at $1,428 a year.
And this is why we've ranked New Zenler #1 for Most Value for Your $$$
Again this is still beta pricing and is a limited offer, but it's been running for quite a while, so prices may 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 provides very responsive and competent support.
With a helpful knowledge base, you'll find everything you need to start learning the platform and get assistance when something goes wrong.
New Zenler also has a good community with a small but might Facebook group. Although it’s small, the Facebook group 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 competitor in the industry as an all-in-one online teaching platform. 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 the kinks of the current features to improve the user interface and fix some of the bugs!
New Zenler FAQ
You can get started on the free plan to get your feet wet but this won't unlock all the features the platform has to offer.
New Zenler is an all-in-one online platform used mostly by course creators and membership owners. That being said you could sell pretty much anything there (coaching,services,etc.).
New Zenler is aiming to replace any need for website hosting (WordPress, Wix, Squarespace), or email marketing systems (Mailchimp, ConverKit, Mailerlite), as well as video hosting (Vimeo,Wistia).
Yes, although the platform isn't really catering to ecommerce needs, but it's still possible to some extent!