Recommended ForAnyone who wants a relatively straightforward sales funnel or website, with a modern, clean design.
Not Recommended ForAnyone who is selling a course that needs advanced features like drip content, ticking off modules that have been completed etc. If you want to run your own affiliate program, Simvoly will not be for you as they do not offer this feature yet.
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My Background With Simvoly
So, you’re on the lookout for a reliable, high-quality funnel or website builder and you need some recommendations from a trusted source.
If that is the case, you’re in the right place.
I’ve been a user of Simvoly for over two years now and I’ve set up around seven funnels on my account so far.
I’ve also got over 15 years of experience in web design and marketing so I know a thing or two about setting up websites.
In this post, I’m going to share my honest opinion about Simvoly so you can decide if it is the right tool for you.
In January 2019, I had the idea for a side hustle.
I wanted to create a simple, low-ticket digital product in the health niche.
There was little competition in the niche and I really thought I could sell a product to help this niche audience (I’ll write more about this journey in other posts).
So I needed some software to build a sales funnel.
As a web designer and marketer, I had read about and used lots of different tools over the years, but I’d never used a funnel builder in an in-depth way.
I reviewed many different options, including setting up my own system using something like Thrive Themes or WooCommerce with Cart Flows.
In the end, I decided these systems would take too long to set up.
I wanted a hosted solution that would allow me to get started quickly and focus on the marketing aspect of the product rather than designing, developing, and setting everything up myself.
This led me to some of the big names in the industry – Clickfunnels, Builderall, Kartra, and others.
I immediately rejected Clickfunnels and Kartra due to the high costs.
Sure, they might be great products but for someone who needed to prove the product could sell quickly and cheaply without investing a lot of money, they were not for me.
The user interface of Builderall amazed me with how bad it was. I ruled that out quickly too.
After those, I checked out some LMS platforms – Podia, Teachable, and Thinkific.
Out of those Podia looked the best but I ruled them all out because they were unable to support multiple currencies. I wanted to sell my product in multiple countries and default the checkout to the user’s local currency – a pretty simple request (or so I thought).
By this point, I thought I would need to go back to building my funnels myself with something like Thrive Themes.
It was with complete luck that I discovered Simvoly.
I was reading some posts in a Facebook group about marketing and quite a few people were recommending it.
I’d never even heard of Simvoly at this point but when I had a look at the website I was impressed. It seemed to be the ideal way to get started with my sales funnel.
I signed up for a free trial the next day and when my free trial ended I moved over to the business plan, which I am still on today.
What is Simvoly?
Simvoly is a website builder that can also build sales funnels.
The team behind Simvoly is based in Bulgaria and the company has been established since 2016.
Over the years Simvoly has evolved quite a lot.
When I first joined there were no features to allow quizzes to be built and there was no email marketing functionality. But now, those are just two of the great features of the platform.
If you need a funnel or website builder then this is the part you are really interested in.
So, what can Simvoly actually do?
- Build great looking funnels with 1 click upsells, downsells, and order bumps
- Build websites including e-commerce websites
- Build email marketing campaigns with automation built in
- Create membership areas
- Book appointments using a calendar
- Manage leads using their simple CRM
- Set up quizzes
- Sell the system to your own clients using their white label service
- Recurring payments
- A/B testing
- Funnel analytics
- Live chat support
The thing that impressed me most with Simvoly was the design quality – especially of the checkouts. They are so clean and user-friendly.
The templates and checkouts I regularly see from big names like Clickfunnels often look spammy and messy – nowhere near as modern and clear as Simvoly.
After launching my side hustle, I can confirm that they convert very well too.
Simvoly Multi-Currency Support
Earlier, I mentioned that a key requirement for me was having a multi-currency checkout.
Unfortunately, none of the solutions I looked at were able to do this, including Simvoly.
Luckily for me, Simvoly makes it so easy to set up funnels that I simply created a new funnel for each currency I wanted, and then I ran my ads in different countries to different landing pages that defaulted to the users local currency.
This workaround worked well for me, even though I had to duplicate lots of pages.
The pricing of Simvoly is one of the most attractive aspects of the system.
You get all of the features above for just $29 per month when you get billed annually. For month to month billing the price is currently $36.
There is also a cheaper plan for just $12 per month but you don’t get access to all features on that plan. Even so, it will be ideal for some users who don’t need quizzes, funnel checkout, order bumps, upsells and downsells.
For this price you get 1 website and 5 funnels with 6 domain connections. This is the plan I currently use.
For the next plan up ($59), you get 20 funnels and 21 domains.
Their top tier plan costs $149 per month and this plan allows unlimited funnels, domains and pages but still only 3 websites.
So Simvoly is very well priced when compared to other players in this area. For example, Clickfunnels start at $97 per month for the basic package and is $279 per month to get all of its features.
Simvoly Website Builder
In this section, I’m going to tell you about one of the most important parts of a website builder – the page builder.
This is the system that is used to allow you to create your pages by dragging and dropping various elements.
You’ve probably heard of or used some already.
Divi and Elementor are some well-known drag and drop website builders built for WordPress.
So how does the Simvoly website builder compare?
The Simvoly website builder is functional and easy to learn but it can be quirky and annoying.
For example, when you copy a widget to use it again, it does not tell you what the widget contains so you just have to go through your saved widgets and guess which one to drag onto your page.
Another downfall of the website builder is that you don’t get many options to tweak the design of elements on different devices.
Simvoly tries to automatically adjust settings for mobile layouts but does a poor job sometimes. For me, this resulted in padding and spacing issues, incorrect font sizes, and images being set to the wrong size.
Overall though it does get the job done and allows funnels and websites to be built quickly.
You can drop various widgets into your page using the Simvoly website builder – headings, titles, containers, columns, buttons – the usual things you would expect. It would be great to have more options on some of these widgets though.
The Simvoly website builder really shines with its pre-defined blocks.
This allows you to insert entire pre-designed sections. They look better than anything I’ve seen from competitors. If you don’t need to change the designs too much you can set up pages very quickly.
This is what they look like:
The block section design leads nicely to this section – Simvoly templates.
How good do the page templates look?
Very good. Just take a look at some of the excellent landing pages, checkout pages, contact pages, lead generation pages, and more that you can generate with one click:
One problem I did find with the templates was that they did not look as good on mobile devices as they did on desktop devices.
It seemed like the team at Simvoly simply overlooked a lot of the templates when it came to viewing them on mobiles.
There were lots of times when I’d spend some time making my landing pages look great and when I previewed them on mobile they just looked terrible.
The main issues were the text in headings being squashed up and spacing and padding around some elements being off.
These may sound like small issues, but Simvoly provides very little control of the elements on mobile devices and try to automatically adjust things for you – with poor results.
This led to a lot of frustration and time spent trying to work around these problems.
Simvoly team – if you ever read this, please address these issues!
Simvoly Email Marketing
One of the newer features of Simvoly is their built-in email marketing platform.
I’m really happy that they added this feature because it makes it easier to set up your funnels and website as you no longer need a third-party email marketing solution like MailChimp.
Simvoly charges for their email marketing platform on top of what you pay for your website and funnel building software.
For example, if you have less than 500 subscribers, you won’t have to pay anything, but the following payments tiers are in place for websites with over 500 subscribers:
- 500 – 100 subscribers : $9
- 1000 – 2500 subscribers : $19
- 2500 – 5000 subscribers : $29
- 5000 – 10,000 subscribers : $49
- 10,000 – 15,000 subscribers : $79
- 15,000 – 25,000 subscribers : $109
- 25,000 – 50,000 subscribers : $159
- 50,000 – 75,000 subscribers : $289
- 75,000 – 100,000 subscribers : $349
- 100,000+ subscribers : $399
Simvoly makes it very easy to set up email campaigns and automation.
For example, you can send automated messages to people who download your lead magnet and try to upsell your paid product to them.
You can set a delay to send your messages at specific times and you can send different messages depending on tags that you set during your checkout process.
If you prefer to use a separate email provider like MailChimp you can do that easily too but it will take a bit longer to set up.
Simvoly integrates fully with providers like Mailchimp – just provide your API key from MailChimp and Simvoly will do the rest.
It will then be up to you to tag your buyers and send different emails depending on the tags you have set within MailChimp (or any other provider you choose).
Setting Up Simvoly
When I first signed up for Simvoly there were some important things I needed to get done quickly:
- Connect my custom domain
- Integrate Google Analytics
- Integrate the Facebook pixel
- Connect to Mailchimp to send emails
- Integrate Stripe and Payal to collect payments
I was expecting some of these tasks to be difficult and time-consuming but Simvoly made them very easy to do. Each task was done within minutes.
Some useful apps like Mailchimp can be set up with just a few clicks:
The most time-consuming part was setting up the Facebook pixel because I needed custom code added to each stage of the checkout to track various events, but this was still very simple.
You can also add global styling when you set up your website or sales funnel.
You can set default fonts, colors, and layout styles which makes setting up your pages much quicker.
Simvoly has some great reviews already and I can see why.
The comments about Simvoly in the Facebook group that first told me about Simvoly were very positive too.
Simvoly White Label
I can’t talk about Simvoly without mentioning the white label program.
If you provide websites or sales funnels to clients, you can sell them Simvoly as your own platform and set your own pricing.
The client would never know that they are using Simvoly and you can brand the system as your own – a very cool feature that I’ve not seen with other providers.
Simvoly white-label pricing is only $59 per month for their basic package and $199 per month for their pro package.
Simvoly Membership Sites
This is an important topic to cover because many people who want a funnel builder want to sell access to a membership area.
Simvoly can do this but has limitations.
In my case, I wanted to sell access to a members area where customers download some file from one page.
Simvoly is perfect for this. The checkout process is fast and simple. The customer sets a password and then gets access to the file area.
But if you wanted a members area with course content where members can access multiple pages, possibly with the ability to check off modules and see their progress, then Simvoly will not be suitable as it does not have these features.
Simvoly Online Stores (e-commerce)
If you want to set up a more traditional, multi-product e-commerce store, Simvoly can do this for you.
Personally, I would use something like Shopify though if I wanted a traditional online store.
This is because the feature list and addons for something like Shopify are far superior to what Simvoly can offer. Things like abandoned cart recovery, shipping options, and stock tracking are just some of the things that I would want my online store to do.
Where Simvoly really shines is single product online stores or digital product stores.
Simvoly Affiliate Management
Wouldnt it be amazing if you could get affiliates to promote your product for you once you launched it so you can give them a cut of your earnings as a reward?
Having your own affiliate program can be amazing, but if you do decide to use Simvoly then you will need a separate affiliate management system.
For me, affiliate management was a nice to have feature. I was not ready to launch an affiliate program so Simvoly was still ideal for me.
If you’re all set on Simvoly and do want affiliate management as well – all is not lost.
You can easily create your own affiliate system with a separate service like Tapfiliate. This won’t be a cheap option (pricing starts at $89 per month) but you will get one of the best affiliate management solutions running alongside your Simvoly funnel or website.
Simvoly support is basic but effective. You get live chat access and I’ve never had to wait more than a few hours.
The support is usually direct and to the point. You don’t get any polite conversation but they have always been able to resolve my issues or answer questions.
This is certainly an area that Simvoly should look to improve in the future as many of their competitors do have highly-rated support.
Simvoly Funnel Academy
Although support from Simvoly could be better, they have put lots of effort into education to reduce the chances of their members needing to contact support in the first place.
They have created the Simvoly Funnel Academy which is a useful and detailed training area where you can learn everything you need to set up effective sales funnels within Simvoly.
Simvoly has done a great job with this and it is also very useful for users of other systems too – not just Simvoly.
Clickfunnels vs Simvoly
As Clickfunnels is the best known sales funnel software, it is natural to compare Simvoly with Clickfunnels.
I’ve already touched on some of the differences, the most obvious one being pricing.
With Clickfunnels you do also get access to all kinds of marketing materials and access to a range of marketers online who use Clickfunnels and can share their tips. Simvoly has a much smaller community.
On Clickfunnels most expensive tier at nearly $300 per month, you do get more features than Simvoly. This includes Backpack – an affiliate management program.
Overall, I would opt for Simvoly over Clickfunnels unless I needed their advanced features such as affiliate management.
My Simvoly Review Summary
I hope you’ve found this Simvoly review helpful.
I’ve enjoyed using Simvoly over the past few years and if you’re on the lookout for an easy to use and cheap funnel builder then Simvoly is a great option. In fact, it is one of the best website builders on the market right now.
Simvoly still feels like it has some work to do to feel like a premium funnel builder but this should not put you off – you get a lot of value for money with Simvoly.