ShortStack

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Create Facebook apps and build engaging social media marketing campaigns contests, promotions, and much more.

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ShortStack review by <span>Jay T.</span>
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Very effective lead generation tool for any company looking to run competitions!

What do you like best?

It's really simple to set up a competition or landing page quickly, with easy to modify templates and the new theme customisation. You can insert your own codes and scripts to give you even more features than the wide variety there are already.

What do you dislike?

Data: retrieval and exportation is very limited to a small number of apps, and the lack of an API means that there's no workaround. My company uses email and CRM tools which aren't supported by Shortstack so all data retrieval has to be manual, which isn't great if we want to contact entrants ASAP.

Embedding: there's only an iframe embed option which isn't always ideal. A JavaScript method would be preferable as iframes have limitations when it comes to page resizing.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you're wanting to explore how competitions and contests can work for your company and you've only got a small budget, then Shortstack is fantastic! Spend some time making your themes and page templates if you're planning to run a few similar campaigns.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We started doing competitions 18 months ago when we got Shortstack, and it's proved to be an invaluable method of lead generation, paying for itself many times over. It's allowed us to expand our prospects database and reach customers we wouldn't otherwise have gotten in front of. It's also helped us to gather user-generated content, giving us more content for subsequent marketing campaigns.

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ShortStack review by <span>Lexie M.</span>
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Awesome, user-friendly platform

What do you like best?

I love how easy it is to build great looking landing pages for our clients. Our web designers can use code to customize a look, but those of us with no coding knowledge can also easily create a nice looking page that get results. With the forms, we are able to seamlessly generate leads for our clients, collect emails through contests and make changes on the go without missing a beat.

What do you dislike?

There's not a whole lot I don't like, but if I had one complaint, it would be that we can't have more than two users without paying a premium.

Recommendations to others considering the product

ShortStack has been an invaluable tool for our agency. We are able to offer our clients a variety of features through ShortStack that have in turn grown their businesses as well. It's so easy to use and the service and customer support is top-notch.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Shortstack has given us a an easy way to develop a mobile website for a specific campaign without have to code one on our clients website. This saves us so much time, and it's super easy to make changes and updates as we go. It's also been a great tool for email capture and lead generation.

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ShortStack review by <span>Eric L.</span>
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Amazing Product

What do you like best?

This product is great for giving you the tools to produce what you want, without a need for extensive CSS or programming knowledge. It is extremely user friendly, and the support team is very helpful and responsive. The widget based platform allows you to more easily visualize what is happening, allowing you to think of what else is possible for future ideas.

What do you dislike?

Although the new template design tools are a major step forward in terms of being user friendly, it can still be difficult to identify what exactly you are changing. It would be very helpful if there was a pop up help icon that gave a brief description and example screenshot of the section the option controls.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Give it a try! You will be shocked at what even the most amateur of users can create with it's intuitive UI.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Shortstack is allowing us to quickly create and run campaigns with little to no involvement from anyone with actual development experience. This saves both time and money in regards to the potential cost of hiring a developer.

ShortStack review by <span>Paul M.</span>
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Shortstack a Steep Learning Curve

What do you like best?

If you learn the ins and outs of the tools available to you, you can actually achieve what you want to achieve in most instances.

What do you dislike?

The interface is fairly confusing and seems perhaps a bit dated. Again, it can be a bit of a learning curve to fully unpack all of the tools in there. Also, the actually public facing element of the database was not terribly flexible or responsive.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Updating the interface and making the front end more responsive.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Shortstack allowed us to run a video competition across different categories and to hide content on certain dates, plus to allow voting on each category. Very useful indeed.

ShortStack review by <span>Chris P.</span>
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Invaluable tool for rapidly assembling promotions/landing pages/competitions

What do you like best?

If you run a fast based business with multiple social media/marketing channels, and need to run promotions or special content quickly and without much in the way of technical skills, then give ShortStack a go,

What do you dislike?

There's nothing significantly problematic which is in the control of ShortStack, the API's offered by social platforms are sometimes a little lacking, but we can normally figure out a way to achieve what we need.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Our current web platform doesn't work well on mobile devices and is quick technical to use (we're fixing that!), but right now, ShortStack lets us build content quickly and easily for mobile targeted marketing.

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Powerful tool for lead generation

What do you like best?

ShortStack has given our marketing team the ability to create lead generation campaigns without waiting for web development resources. We are agile and can optimize our social channels to grow email marketing lists.

What do you dislike?

I would like to see some live training events or Q&A sessions for users, in addition to self-serve resources.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would involve all team members to brainstorm ways to use ShortStack. We created a "wish list" and also approached ShortStack with custom development questions as a collaborative effort. We also make sure to use Shortstack each month to get the most out of our subscription.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are using ShortStack to grow out customer base and email marketing lists. After promoting sweepstakes or other gated content, we have used names collected to see a 30% increase in sales of new products.

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