Templett vs Canva?

by | Jul 20, 2023 | Digital Products, Sell on Etsy, Weekly Tips and Tricks | 0 comments

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👋Hi Friends,

In today’s age, we have a plethora of online design platforms available to us and it can be difficult to navigate which one to choose. The two platforms that I have been asked the most about are Templett vs Canva.  To be honest, I actually like them both for different reasons.

Just a quick note – usually with software people provide affiliate links – however, I am not including any affiliate links in this email, so you know it’s a true comparison.

What is Templett?

Its an online platform that specializes in customizable templates for digital downloads such as invitations, greeting cards, and wedding suites. The platform offers a range of templates for various occasions, and users can edit the templates with their own content and color schemes.

What are the key benefits of using Templett?

  • Easy to use:  user-friendly and offers an intuitive interface, making it easy for users to customize their templates.
  • Mobile friendly editing: Your customers don’t need a computer to edit, but can edit directly on their tablet or phone.
  • Protects your IP: Templett links once delivered can not be shared around, protecting your work from competitors.
  • Integrates directly with Etsy: Templett works directly with Etsy, and is connected by a listing ID (it looks like this [id:15449611] ) – this saves so much time as you don’t need to create a unique downloadable each time you create a listing.
  • Super fast for one page designs: I have found it really speeds up how quickly I can work, and its amazing for batching your product creation as you can easily and quickly duplicate your products. 

What are the potential drawbacks to using Templett?

  • Not great for large documents: While Templett is amazing for smaller things like invitations, it isn’t perfect when it comes to large documents (for example a 60 page ebook). This is one of the reasons I don’t use it for my business niche stores.
  • No built in resource library: With the rise of Canva we have gotten used to beautiful decked out resource libraries however Templett doesn’t include this in its standard subscription. You absolutely upload your own elements though, or Templett does have its own element shop which is very competitively priced.

Is Templett right for you?

I find Templett quite beginner friendly, and its my go to software for all my stationery stores. Its ideal for anything which hasn’t got a huge page count.

What is Canva?

Canva is an online design platform that offers a range of design tools, including templates, images, and illustrations. The platform can be used to create a range of designs, including social media graphics, marketing materials, and presentations.

What are the key benefits of using Canva?

  • Free: Canva has a fully usable free version that you can use to create digital products for sale.
  • Huge resource library: Canva has a huge resource library – even on the free plan which is pretty amazing and incredible if you are starting out and on a shoestring budget.
  • Collaborative: Canva allows multiple users to work on a design project simultaneously, making it a useful tool for teams and to get someone to assist on your designs. 
  • SVGs: Unlike Templett, Canva allows you to export SVGs which are a whole niche of their own on Etsy.
  • A beef cake: Canva is super tank when it comes to loading templates – we are talking 100 page count and not even phased. I love it for social media templates and anything page layout related which is why its my go to for the business or planner niche.

What are the potential drawbacks to using Canva?

  • People can share your links: The biggest downfall of Canva is that, unfortunately, people can take what you create and share / resell links, breaking your copyright as a creator. While there’s such a small number of people who would do this – it is a pitfall to be aware of. However, Canva Pro (the paid version) does keep an extensive log of creation from the beginning which can serve as detailed proof of ownership. You can find it in the menu under version history. 

Is Canva right for you?

If you are starting out on a tight budget, this will be a great option for you as you can create and start selling with just the free plan. I personally love and use Canva for anything business niche related or planner related as the ability to handle the large page count is really awesome.

Ultimately, the choice between Templett and Canva will depend on your specific design needs and preferences. Both platforms offer unique benefits and potential drawbacks, and it’s important to choose the one that will help you achieve your design goals and the one you feel the most comfortable with.

It’s also important to know that, no matter what you choose – your software doesn’t define you and your success doesn’t hinge on what you choose. Both options are brilliant, but what makes a successful digital product store is the digital products themselves.

Wishing you a fantastic week! 

Best regards,

Jessa B


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I have created 18 successful Etsy Stores all in the Digital Products niche, now I have turned this passion into helping others to do the same!