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Likelihood to Recommend

ClickFunnels

Perfect for my business or any business that wants to generate and track leads from the get-go. The system does require some understanding of funnels and human behavior, I highly recommend working with a marketing expert especially one with ClickFunnels experience. But, once it's in place, it is mostly set it and forget it.
Dr. Lorne Lavine | TrustRadius Reviewer

ShortStack

ShortStack is great for agency use and has been a great tool to use for our clients. I can't speak for a smaller individual companies, but it has also been recommended to several clients who administer their own contests regularly
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

SEO and Conversion Optimization

ClickFunnels
8.2
ShortStack
Landing page A/B testing:
ClickFunnels
7.9
ShortStack
Dynamic page text replacement
ClickFunnels
8.8
ShortStack
Real-time analytics dashboard
ClickFunnels
8.0
ShortStack
SEO tools
ClickFunnels
8.0
ShortStack
Optimization recommendations
ClickFunnels
8.5
ShortStack

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.
Bailey Witt, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer

ShortStack

  • Flexible templates that can be modified to meet internal branding guidelines or can be used as a starting point to create completely new experiences.
  • Ability to embed any analytics tags to track conversions or retargeting tags.
  • Built with the marketer in mind, not the developer.
Kelly Saux | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
page V | TrustRadius Reviewer

ShortStack

  • If you are not using the contest feature regularly it can get pricey
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

ClickFunnels

ClickFunnels 9.7
Based on 2 answers
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.
Dr. Lorne Lavine | TrustRadius Reviewer

ShortStack

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

ClickFunnels

ClickFunnels 9.6
Based on 2 answers
It's decent, but the interior user experience and end user experience needs a lot of improvement. I would want some UX individuals to go through the site and make specific recommendations and changes: User navigation, user experience feels a bit cheap. It needs to be standardized with spacing, and sometimes the platform can be buggy as well. The user does need some education to use it - straight out of the box, it may or may not make sense
page V | TrustRadius Reviewer

ShortStack

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

ClickFunnels

ClickFunnels 7.2
Based on 21 answers
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.
Kate Murray, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer

ShortStack

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

ClickFunnels

ClickFunnels 9.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Dr. Lorne Lavine | TrustRadius Reviewer

ShortStack

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

ClickFunnels

ClickFunnels in my experience has been the best for me because it propels me to build extremely powerful sales funnels that ignite my entire marketing automation. With ClickFunnels, I only need to launch my marketing sales funnels with [a] few clicks into my WordPress website. My conversion is always getting better.
foster senu | TrustRadius Reviewer

ShortStack

Shortstack is a niche product that does sweepstakes/contests very well. It is not as feature rich as ion interactive, which can produce any type of experiences (DR landing pages, squeeze pages, content marketing pages, etc.) that one can dream up, but what it does (sweepstakes/contests), it does very well.
Kelly Saux | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

ClickFunnels

  • Through my landing page registration funnel, I've been able to bring 300+ followers into my email list and Facebook group.
  • I've signed 3 clients within a month of having these funnels.
  • I'm able to have the hands-off ability of finding and signing clients, therefore it is less stressful.
Cora Matheson | TrustRadius Reviewer

ShortStack

  • ShortStack has increased our social media following through contests
  • Shortstack has helped us increase engagement on posts
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

ClickFunnels

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

ClickFunnels Editions & Modules

Edition
ClickFunnels$97.001
ClickFunnels Platinum$297.001
TwoCommaClubX$2497.001
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

ShortStack

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

ShortStack Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ClickFunnels
8.2
ShortStack
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

ClickFunnels
9.7
ShortStack

Usability

ClickFunnels
9.6
ShortStack

Support Rating

ClickFunnels
7.2
ShortStack

Implementation Rating

ClickFunnels
9.0
ShortStack

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