Groove.Cm is all the craze and I’ve been fervently writing about and promoting it because of how great it is.
But why get Groove.Cm? What does Groove.Cm replace? Which tools should you be looking at saying goodbye to, to make the switch and hop on the Groove wagon?
In this article, I’ll be going over some of the tools and other services that Groove.Cm pretty much makes obsolete so as to hopefully have you picking it up and trying it out yourself.
You also have the chance of signing up for a FREE Groove.Cm account to test the platform out first. It’ll give you multiple tools from within the platform, that you can use at a limited version (lite version) if you so wish.
What Does Groove.Cm Replace?
Here is a little list of the different solutions and tools that Groove.Cm will be able to replace.
- Website Builders and Funnel Builders (GroovePages): Wix, Weebly, SuareSpace, ClickFunnels, Thrive Architect, LeadPages, etc
- Hosting Services (Free Groove.Cm Base Account): GoDaddy, Namecheap, Hostgator, BlueHost, etc.
- Blogging CMS (GrooveBlog): WordPress, Joomla, Magento, etc.
- Webinar Hosting Solution (GrooveWebinar): EverWebinar, WebinarJam, GotoWebinar, etc.
- Email Marketing Autoresponders(GrooveMail): Getresponse, Aweber, ConstantContact, Sendgrid, Sendlane, ConvertKit, SendinBlue, etc.
- Membership Site Builder (GrooveMember): Teachable, Thinkific, Eloomi, etc.
- Video Hosting Service (GrooveVideo): Vimeo, Wisita.
- Quiz And Survey Apps (GrooveQuiz, GrooveSurvey): SurveyMonkey, Bucket.io, involve.me, LeadQuizzes, ResponseSuite, etc.
- Calendar And HelpDesk Services (GrooveCalendar, GrooveDesk): ZenDesk, Calendly, etc.
- Social Proof apps (GrooveProof): UseProof, Proovely, etc.
- Affiliate Marketing Tool And MarketPlace (GrooveAffiliate): ClickBank, JvZoo, WarriorPlus, PayKickStart, etc.
- Steaming services (GrooveStream): Steamyard
- Digital And Physical Product Sales Platform (GrooveSell, GrooveKart): Shopify, Woocommerce, MemberPress, Teachable, Samcart, Infusionsoft, etc.
- All In One Solutions: Builderall, Kartra, etc.
Website Builders And Funnel Builders
Groove.Cm, has the power to create complete websites from scratch or by using the premade templates which it comes with.
This means that Groove.Cm (or more specifically Groovepages) can replace website builders like Wix.com and Squarespace and in some cases, even some of the SEO services that you might be paying to help you rank better in the searches.
If you’re using your pages to create sales pages and sales funnels, then you can replace expensive funnel building softwares like ClickFunnels or other options like LeadPages or something a bit more simple like Thrive Architect.
When it comes to hosting services, Groove.Cm has you covered here too.
You see, Groove.Cm allows you to get FREE hosting, for up to 3 custom domains on the free Groove.Cm base account.
This is unheard of, and most of the website builders that offer free trials will not give you a custom domain hosting, on their free plans, and will instead require you to upgrade.
Wix doesn’t do it, WordPress doesn’t do it, ClickFunnels doesn’t do it, Builderall doesn’t do it, neither does Squarespace, Kartra, Weebly…or any other website builder for that matter.
This means that Groove.Cm can replace your hosting companies! Thus, it replaces sites like GoDaddy, HostGator, BlueHost or Namecheap, for up to 3 websites.
Note: Even though Groove.Cm does replace your hosting (yes, even on the free plan) you’ll still need to register your domain name on one of the domain name registrars like Bluehost. You’ll later be able to point your domain towards the Groove.Cm nameservers, and take it from there.
Groove.Cm will also try to have you replace the WordPress.com content management system (CMS) or blog builder (which I’m not sure they’ll be able to do, but I’m excited to hear all about it) with its new tool GrooveBlog.
They’ve mentioned that GrooveBlog, will not be as powerful as WordPress, but they’ll be working on creating a plugin-style database, and will try to make it as similar and with as many of the same features as possible, so as to get you off of WordPress.
This tool is still in currently available for all of the users of the Groove.Cm platform, and you can even get 1 free blog (per domain) through their free Groove.Cm base account.
Webinar Hosting Solution
Groove.Cm will have its own live and automated Webinar hoster, that will allow you to run your own webinar. It’ll be called GrooveWebinar.
This tool will have all of the features necessary for you to run your own webinars with ease. Everything from prerecorded webinars to live webinars, syncing with the email autoresponder GrooveMail for automatic followup, real time chat box, prewritten comments for social proof…
Basically everything you’ll ever need to run a webinar smoothly.
Even though there is a free version of GrooveWebinar on the Groove.Cm free base account, it’ll be somewhat limited in functionality, so you’ll want to make sure to sign up for the Groove.Cm platinum payment plan to get all of the features.
The idea here, is to completely replace your webinar platform with the GrooveWebinar tools.
Email Marketing Autoresponders
Groove.Cm has an integrated email autoresponder solution (called GrooveMail) which allows you to do everything and anything that any one of the other alternatives out there can do, and at a lot cheaper price.
GrooveMail will allow for the usual: Automated sequencing, broadcasting, smart tagging, contact importing and exporting and so on.
The most interesting thing about GrooveMail, is that it will grant you the option to have up to 25,000 contacts on the paid plan, with which you can mail for free every day.
As such, GrooveMail at the 25,000 contact limit, will be able to replace softwares like Getresponse (145$/month for that amount), Aweber ($149/month for that amount), Sendlane ($319/month for that same amount), ConvertKit ($199/month) and more, since it’ll cost a lot less.
Also, the team at GrooveDigital has mentioned that for those people who have more than 25,000 contacts, that the price for sending out emails, at that amount, will a third of the price of what you can expect to pay with other automation services.
Of course, GrooveMail replaces your email autoresponder the best, the closer you get to the 25,000 customer list. If you’re working with 1,000 list subscribers, you’re better off using something like Getresponse or Mailchimp.
NOTE: If you want to test out the GrooveMail email marketing platform, you can sign up for a free Groove.Cm account here. It’ll give you access to many tools at a limited functionality, like GrooveBlog, GroovePages, GrooveFunnels, GrooveMember, amongst others, but also gives you access to the lite version of GrooveMail, which gives you up to 500 free contacts that you can email for free.
Membership Site Builder
If you’re building your own membership sites, where you want to deliver your trainings, teachings, courses and whatnot, Groove.Cm will be able to do so for you, by using the GrooveMember tool.
GrooveMember at unlimited capacity, will be available only for paid members of the software, but you can still create 1 free course and membership site even as a free user on their Groove.Cm free base plan. This allows you to test out the platform to see how it works, even before paying anything.
Video Hosting Services
If you want to host your own videos on sites other than big sites like Youtube for whatever reason (you want to brand your videos more, or want to keep people in that platform and not on Youtube, or if you simply want to have more freedom to say what you want on your videos without fear of having your account blocked…) then Groove will have a solution for you.
Groove.Cm will have its own video hosting platform, which will be called GrooveVideo, and which will allow you to do what other services like Wistia or Vimeo would allow you to do (video embedding, behavioral-based tagging, call to actions, analytics) but for a lot cheaper of a price.
GreooveVideo will allow you to upload up to 15 free videos on the free Groove.Cm base account, and will allow for unlimited videos and unlimited storage for their paid members, so that you’re not bothered by upload limits or upgrade fees that some of the other alternatives might have.
Quiz And Survey Apps
Survey and quizz softwares and apps, can be pretty darn expensive (from a couple of hundred dollars per year, to over a thousand) and will come integrated inside of the Groove.Cm paid plans, and will allow you to easily set them up with on your website pages, send them through email, or add them to a membership site.
Calendar And HelpDesk Services
As of the writing of this article, these tools are still under construction, so there is not too much more information to be had, but these will without a doubt, be high-quality and world-class tools.
Affiliate Marketing Tool And MarketPlace
This option is called GrooveAffiliate (and is currently free as part of the Groove.Cm base account) and allow you to sign up to promote high converting and high-quality products from the marketplace.
You’ll be able to see commissions, get links, see promotional material, add your bonuses, browse and one-click sign up to promote anything you like, amongst other things.
Another very cool thing, is that you’ll be able to automatically send bonuses to your customers, through email, and won’t have to have people send you an email instead.
Digital And Physical Product Sales Platform
Groove.Cm can replace any one of the online sales platforms or plugins, for digital products, like in the case of MemberPress or WooCommerce (or even softwares like Teachable) through their own tools GrooveSell (which you can actually get for free, here) and GrooveKart respectively.
GrooveSell will allow for the creation of sales processing features and checkout features (order bumps, discounts, trials and more) and the delivery will be done through email (which you can use GrooveMail for). If you’ll be delivering your product through a membership, you’ll have to use GrooveMember.
In the case of physical product stores, Groove.Cm also allows you to replace things like Shopify.com, through their physical store building app GrooveKart. GrooveKart even allows you to import your Shopify store (only for paying customers) so that you can completely ditch your expensive Shopify fees and start using the Groove platform instead.
If you want to test out the GrooveKart app in particular, you can get 1 free store by signing up to the free Groove.Cm base account. As mentioned, you’ll get 1 store, and you also have a 2% store fee that Groove.Cm charges for your sales. If you decide to upgrade to the Groove.Cm platinum plan and become a paying customer, you get unlimited stores and no fees.
All In One Solutions
There are some “one for one” straight alternatives to Groove.Cm out there.
I call these “one for one” because you could, in theory, alternate between Groove.Cm and that competitor and in terms of tools, you wouldn’t see too much of a difference (but in terms of quality and price, you might).
Also, these tools are the most similar to the Groove.Cm platform, in that they are a compilation of a bunch of other tools, that you would have to get individually.
If you were using Builderall (like I was) you’d probably want to switch boats and get into Groove.Cm, since it basically does better. Plain and simple.
Yes Groove.Cm can be a bit more expensive, but you simply can’t compromise on quality.
If you’ve tried Builderall out at some point, you probably know how painful it can be. They’re constantly changing the platform. Changing their pricing, changing their layouts, their tools…etc.
I think Builderall was at its peak in 2018, right after launch into the US market after which the software was just all over the place it was kind of a mess.
So if you’re using Builderall, you can replace it with Groove.Cm. You might lose out on the magazine builder, mockup studio and social media automation tools…but you’ll probably not miss them and they might even be added to Groove.Cm anyways.
Kartra is probably the most similar product, that Groove.Cm can substitute (one for one).
“Why are they so similar?” you might be thinking.
Well…it turns out that the CEO of Groove.Cm, Mike Filsaime is the former CEO of Kartra too!
This is why so many of the Kartra features are almost toe-to-toe the same as with Groove.Cm. I’ve also created a Groove.Cm Vs Kartra review here in case you want to learn more about them individually.
With Kartra, you get charged more, based on the number of leads and custom domains you have (all the way up to $499/month for 50 thousand contacts) and you’re also limited in the number on funnels on the main plan.
With Groove.Cm you get a set of tools on each plan, but you get unlimited pages on the main plan and will always get 25,000 contacts regardless.
If you’re already using Kartra, there is not a real reason to switch, unless you want to have a more up to date software or if you want to spend less money.
NOTE: Groove.Cm also has a limited time lifetime membership deal which will allow you to get it for a one-time price. This is like getting Kartra, at a just one price…but without having to pay monthly ever again. This can potentially save you thousands, and even multiple thousands of dollars per year.
Groove.Cm is an awesome solution for those of you who want to start your own online business and make use of the most revolutionary and highest quality products out there.
Groove.Cm replaces multiple of the tools that you’ll need to make your online presence be known, and does so at an incredibly cheap price when compared to all of the other tools out there that you would need to achieve the same level.
From email marketing softwares, a webinar platform, a website builder, website hosting, survery and proof tools, and more…Groove.Cm really has everything that you need, while also maintaining a high quality platform and modern looking design.
Even some of the tools like GrooveMail or GrooveWebinar, can pay for the Groove.Cm platinum platform by itself, and in some cases you can save yourself a bunch of money AND get a ton of additional tools that you don’t have, by comparing what you’re paying for your tools today and realizing that you could make the switch.
Plus, you don’t have to worry about interoperability, because all of the Groove.Cm apps interact between each other and (in case you decide to keep using other softwares and not switch to Groove) also integrate with the most well-known marketing platforms and tools out there.
With that said:
- If you want to test out Groove.Cm, you can do so here, or by clicking on any one of the buttons on this page.
- If you want to get Groove.Cm at a one-time price and never pay monthly, you can try getting the platinum lifetime option while it’s stil available (check availability here).