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Score 8.7 out of 100
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Feature Set Ratings

    SEO and Conversion Optimization

    7.2

    ClickFunnels

    72%

    ShortStack

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    ClickFunnels ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Landing page A/B testing:

    8.1
    81%
    10 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Dynamic page text replacement

    7.6
    76%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Real-time analytics dashboard

    7.4
    74%
    11 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    SEO tools

    6.1
    61%
    9 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Optimization recommendations

    6.6
    66%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • ClickFunnels is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.6

    ClickFunnels

    86%
    32 Ratings
    8.4

    ShortStack

    84%
    4 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    10.0

    ClickFunnels

    100%
    2 Ratings

    ShortStack

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Usability

    10.0

    ClickFunnels

    100%
    2 Ratings

    ShortStack

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    9.6

    ClickFunnels

    96%
    22 Ratings

    ShortStack

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    9.0

    ClickFunnels

    90%
    1 Rating

    ShortStack

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    ClickFunnels

    Great for an all-in-one marketing package. From the web page to lead and email capture. Running ads to a sales funnel page to capture leads to a sale on a shopping cart page and the ability to up-sell and down-sell products with ease. Whether your business is face-to-face or online ClickFunnels has everything and more that you require to run marketing.
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    Pancake Laboratories Inc. (Shortstack)

    I love ShortStack's customer support. For the most part, they are available immediately through chat and respond to email inquiries within a very reasonable timeframe. As a longtime customer, they have accommodated my needs. Their platform is set up for all users - whether you are not very tech-savvy or an IT person, you can find ways to utilize your skills.
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    Pros

    ClickFunnels

    • The ease of building landing pages is incredible. It's just drag and drop, and still very customizable. It's simple enough that anyone can build a page, not just a designer. They have simple templates to start from and you can make a great branded page easily from there.
    • It's great at generating leads. You can embed simple opt-in forms in webpages at the top of your landing page and integrate with your CRM and it also stores your leads in the system as well. Opting in can trigger a number of different actions, including a thank you page, a second offer, or trigger an automated email.
    • ClickFunnels's biggest strength is sales funnels. Easily create a continuous set of pages that get someone from a visitor to a subscriber, and to a paid customer. You don't have to "glue" a bunch of different systems together like a page builder, shopping cart, eCommerce tool, email marketing tool, or CRM. It's all interconnected so you can churn out sales quickly, all automated.
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    Pancake Laboratories Inc. (Shortstack)

    • Easily select Facebook Comment Content entries
    • Create custom contest landing pages with ease
    • Customer support team is very friendly and helps out
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    Cons

    ClickFunnels

    • End USER EXPERIENCE - OH. MY. GOODNESS. This software needs help in the design department. I don't like critiquing people or products, but in this case, you need to get someone to help you with design to really make your landing page look professional (this is attached to your brand image). A lot of direct response marketers use this platform for younger brands, so typically the designed landing pages on this software don't look great.
    • User navigation - It's not necessarily user intuitive.
    • The software has interior platforms for membership courses - But this is not a great user experience for your course. A micro-course, 7-day trial, or mini-course as an opt-in offer might work here, but COACHES, do not use this as the delivery system of your membership course. Go elsewhere for that, like Teachable, MyKajabi, or Thinkific.
    • They need to make more room for templates. The basic plan of $99 only allows you to have 20 landing pages. According to industry leaders, you should have 40 per offer.
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    Pancake Laboratories Inc. (Shortstack)

    • No API integration for email collection in real-time to major ESPs such as Responsys.
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    Pricing Details

    ClickFunnels

    Starting Price

    $97 per month

    Editions & Modules

    ClickFunnels editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    ClickFunnels$97.001
    ClickFunnels Platinum$297.002
    TwoCommaClubX$2497.003

    Footnotes

    1. per month
    2. per month
    3. per month

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    ShortStack

    Starting Price

    $99 per month

    Editions & Modules

    ShortStack editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    BUSINESS$991
    AGENCY$2492
    BRAND$4993
    ENTERPRISEContact Sales4

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

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    Likelihood to Renew

    ClickFunnels

    I use the funnel on a daily basis and spent a significant sum to hire someone to set this up and design the funnel, there's no way I won't renew the funnel. It is easy to maintain, very cost-effective, and doesn't require a lot of my time to manage properly.
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    Pancake Laboratories Inc. (Shortstack)

    No answers on this topic

    Usability

    ClickFunnels

    Very easy to use and manage. There have been a few times I have needed to make some edits or change the flow of the funnel, and even though I didn't do the initial setup, I have no problems figuring out how to make the changes on my own without their help.
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    Pancake Laboratories Inc. (Shortstack)

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    Support Rating

    ClickFunnels

    I don't think you should have to wait for more than an hour or two to get in touch with someone when you need support. Because they primarily have overseas help, it's typically at least until the next business day until you get help. Then there is the language barrier to deal with. It's not ideal. I have contacted support a few times and have gotten answers. However, I consider myself much savvier than most in terms of understanding all the behind the scenes issues that go on with building a website and online marketing funnels. So if I were a beginner or not as familiar with how to code and create websites, I would think the support is terrible.
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    Pancake Laboratories Inc. (Shortstack)

    No answers on this topic

    Implementation Rating

    ClickFunnels

    Yes, I highly recommend you hire an expert for this. While CF claims that anyone can set up a funnel, there's a difference between having a funnel and having a funnel that works. Between the design and the copy you use, unless you have a marketing background, hire an expert.
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    Pancake Laboratories Inc. (Shortstack)

    No answers on this topic

    Alternatives Considered

    ClickFunnels

    I went with ClickFunnels due to recommendation by a digital marketing mentor. WordPress to me had too much maintenance in the background and it was more time consuming to build pages at the time. Mailchimp is an email marketing software with a website builder and landing page builder but the payment integrations where limited. Kajabi was simply out of my budget at the time and it had more features than i needed
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    Pancake Laboratories Inc. (Shortstack)

    They’re similar, but not the same type of product. Both offer great flexibility for a business.
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    Return on Investment

    ClickFunnels

    • My clients make more money with it than without it
    • Other builders aren't necessarily better...we've tried and keep coming back to CF
    • If CF 2.0 (which launches around March I'm told) is anywhere near as impressive as Russell Brunson makes it sound, it will be a TOTAL game changer when compared to the current version...(which will still be available as well)
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    Pancake Laboratories Inc. (Shortstack)

    • Fan engagement increase
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