My First Taste with CartFlows. A Clickfunnels Alternative.


For a recent project, I am building a full customer experience. Not just a website with an e-commerce portal, but more of a shopping journey.

For this, I thought CartFlows would be one of the best ways to make that experience both unique and profitable. I've heard Adam Preiser talk about it a lot and I think this is a good use for it, time will tell.

I'm not reviewing CartFlows now. But I've heard some people say that CartFlows is "just as good or better" than ClickFunnels. I've heard one or two variations of that phrase before and always makes me raise an eyebrow in slight disbelief.

I might get into all the features and review the product later, but so far, so good. CartFlows is different in many ways, but the most important differentiator about it as compared to ClickFunnels is that it is built for WordPress. Clickfunnels is a software as a service offering (SAAS), while CartFlows is a self-hosted software package.

As with everything built on WordPress, it comes with benefits and trade-offs. I will look into these as I progress through the project.

So many questions! I'm going to list the questions I have so far right here and maybe if this turns out to be awesome, I'll do a series of posts with tutorials or q&a. So here are some questions and notes.

  • Can we use the Woocommerce standard check-out WITH the cartflows offers?
  • Should we disable woocommerce checkout and use cartflows checkouts exclusively?
  • If we use only CartFlows will the "shopping cart" be missed by customers?
  • Can we tie multiple "flows" to each other and sort-of-daisy-chain them?
  • The integration with Elementor is ok, but I was hoping for a bit more.
  • It seems "heavy" maybe this is just me right now, bogged down with building, testing, designing, etc.
  • How well does it integrate with its cousin, cart abandonment plugin.

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