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Nonetheless, a bit hefty huh? Well, some would say so, and I can see why-especially if you compare to LeadPages, a similar (overlapping, but definitely not identical) service which starts at $25 a month. However, it is important to keep in mind ClickFunnels’ main service is to make funnels more efficient, and it does a pretty good job. I personally consider it a good investment.
The main differences between an entry level account and a premium account are as follows: StartUp gets the main service, the funnel-builder, with some limitations on the amount of pages (100), visits (20,000), custom domains (3), and only some of the full list of features.
However, both plans have unlimited contacts, unlimited members, all advanced funnels, A/B split tests, and a few other commonalities Thinkific or ClickFunnels.
Etison/Full Suite has a full list of features, including the following: one-time payments (this is a Backpack feature that lets you characterize a product as a one-time payment product for your payment gateways); subscription plans (another Backpack feature, but unlike one-time payments, this lets your customers pay for a subscription service); 3 SMTP integrations (StartUp has 1); unlimited funnels, pages, visits, and custom domains; priority support and template requests; as well as Actionetics and Backpack Thinkific or ClickFunnels.
If you’re confused with Etison/ Full Suite, don’t worry, it is confusing. This part I think ClickFunnels could really clean up. We’ll go into more detail in the following section of this ClickFunnels review.
To summarize the differences, StartUp essentially carries the core feature of ClickFunnels, which is called (you guessed it!) ClickFunnels. Easy! Full Suite, on the other hand, packages the cornerstone tool ClickFunnels with two other services-Actionetics and Backpack-and also gives you the full set of ClickFunnels features. You can view the full official list here.
Features Overview – Clickfunnels Review
How are ClickFunnels’ features overall? I think they’re solid and you get everything you need. They’re largely intuitive and give you a good amount of control. The template editor and integration management system are good examples of this and are very important functions, so I’ll be giving them separate sections.
A/B split testing is a smaller feature, but definitely a notable one.
If you duplicate a page and make changes to the copy, the split test basically lets you choose what percentages of your traffic you want to see per page, letting you test conversion rates very handily. It’s a great function and very easy to use.
I also think ClickFunnels is overall flexible and straightforward for other settings, like your account details or integrations. Maybe very tech literate people would find them restrictive (a common theme among some criticisms), but as the service is supposed to be easy to use, I thought the basic features were pretty good.
There are quite a few types of available pre-made funnels, oriented to different types of businesses, and you can of course build your own funnel from scratch too.
Actionetics and Backpack
I’ll just take a moment in this Clickfunnels Review to talk about Full Suite. In my opinion, Full Suite is three products being packaged together as one: ClickFunnels, Actionetics, and Backpack. Then ClickFunnels No Page Matching This Path Found
What is Actionetics? Well, it’s what many would call an email auto-responder or just an auto-responder, but it’s a little more complicated. The main goal of Actionetics is smart analytics that result in smart auto-responding, but the auto-responding involves snail mail as well as email, and a few other goodies. Along with Actionetics comes Backpack (formerly Backpack CRM), a tool supposed to make managing an affiliate program easier and more efficient.
But are these features, or separate products? Actionetics sounds a bit like ClickFunnels trying to sell an iffy email auto-responder to me, but maybe I’m just cynical. In any case, it makes Full Suite a bit confusing and removes the coherency you get with the original ClickFunnels.
Here’s the full list of StartUp features
- 20 funnels
- 100 pages
- 20,000 visitors
- unlimited contacts
- 3 custom domains
- A/B split tests
- Email integrations
- Optin funnels
- All advanced funnels
- Sales funnels
- Membership funnels
- Unlimited members
- Auto webinar funnels
- Hangout funnels
- Order pages
- Upsell pages
- Downsale pages
- Share your funnels
- 1 SMPTP integration
- ClickFunnels Huge Opportunity
- 1 billing integration per type
You can view the full list of features, along with Full Suite features, here. If you’re in a position where you can afford to try Etison for a bit and you also absolutely need an efficient, simple way of increasing sales, I don’t think you would find yourself shorted. By that same token, I don’t think Actionetics and Backpack provide such a huge benefit that you can’t do without them: for most users, just StartUp will provide a comprehensive enough package.