Comparisons

Substack vs beehiiv

We know this is a big decision for you, so let's make it easy.

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Considering moving your newsletter to beehiiv? This is where we shine relative to their offerings:

Creator-friendlyAll the upside without any transactional fees. We give you the tools to succeed, and all of the revenue is yours.

CustomizationYour newsletter and site shouldn't look like everyone elses. We've got the tools to make your newsletter standout in the inbox.

All-in-oneBest-in-class editor, campaign metrics, referral program, subscription management, and more. All you'd ever need to scale a successful newsletter, fully integrated under one roof.

Proven track recordBuilt by a team who has first-hand experience scaling a newsletter into the millions and beyond. Now you have access to the same tools the big players have πŸš€

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  • Web hosted content

    βœ…Yes

    βœ…Yes

  • Newsletter focused

    βœ…Yes

    βœ…Yes

  • No code needed

    βœ…Yes

    βœ…Yes

  • Supports premium subscriptions

    βœ…Yes, and you keep 100% of your revenue

    βœ…Yes, but you lose 10% of your revenue

  • Open API Access

    βœ…Yes

    ❌No

  • Paywall and user authentication built in

    βœ…Yes

    βœ…Yes

  • Customizable email templates

    βœ…Yes

    ❌No

  • Fully-integrated referral program

    βœ…Yes

    ❌No

  • Custom URL support

    βœ…Yes

    βœ…Yes

  • Flat-rate predictable pricing

    βœ…Yes

    ❌No, costs scale with revenue

  • Embeddable subscribe forms

    βœ…Yes

    βœ…Yes

  • Custom HTML support in emails

    βœ…Yes

    ❌No

  • Gmail clipping warnings

    βœ…Yes

    ❌No

  • Email validation and fraud detection

    βœ…Yes

    ❌No

  • Unlimited team members included

    βœ…Yes

    βœ…Yes

  • Twitter embed integration

    βœ…Yes

    ❌No

  • Seamless content and subscriber import

    βœ…Yes

    ❌No

Migrate to beehiiv in just 5 minutes

We've built a suite of tools specifically to make the migration from Substack to beehiiv seamless, and without any disruptions to your current readers.

Upload subscribers

Download a csv of your existing email list and upload it directly to beehiiv. Estimated time: 1 minute.

Import existing content

Drop your Substack URL into our content import tool and we'll do the rest. Estimated time: 1 minute.

Transfer premium subscriptions

Connect your Stripe account and use our migration tool to transfer your active subscriptions from Substack to beehiiv. Your readers won't be notified of the switchβ€”their payment method, billing cycle, and other settings will all remain unchanged...and now you'll keep 100% of your revenue. Estimated time: 3 minutes.

Create. Monetize. Grow.

Leverage our comprehensive suite of tools to take your publication to the next level.

We have a dedicated team of support engineers to provide white glove service upon request. Contactconciergeso we can ensure everything goes smoothly.

The beehiiv advantage

Built by the same team who created Morning Brew’s internal tools and infrastructureβ€”trust us when we say you’re using the best tools the newsletter space has to offer.

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