Cratejoy vs. sticky.io

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Cratejoy
Score 10.0 out of 10
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Cratejoy is an online subscription billing solution that provides clients with features such as a website builder to create a subscription store, flexible product options, customer accounts, and inventory management. In addition to the traditional subscription billing and eCommerce features, Cratejoy also provides search engine optimization, email and social media marketing, and robust diverse analytics reporting.N/A
sticky.io
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
sticky.io (formerly LimeLight), headquartered in San Francisco, offers their subscription business management platform supporting ecommerce transactions and recurring billing along with customer management, payment gateway, and fraud protected transacting.N/A
Pricing
Cratejoysticky.io
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Cratejoysticky.io
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Cratejoysticky.io
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User Ratings
Cratejoysticky.io
Likelihood to Recommend
1.2
(3 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Cratejoysticky.io
Likelihood to Recommend
Cratejoy
I will not recommend Cratejoy to anyone I know because I had a very poor experience with them. Initially, in my research, I had contacted Cratejoy to understand their platform more. I was led to believe that selling on their 'marketplace' would allow me to take advantage of a lower selling fee. We discussed how I would set up my shop and they assured me that it was done correctly so I would pay the lower amount. It took me over a year to realize I was paying the higher fee, which is about 10 times higher than the lower one. Fees are not listed anywhere in the Cratejoy administrative panels. They are not being emailed and there is no information about them anywhere UNLESS you think to go into your payment processor and look at individual transactions. Clearly, it's my responsibility to look at these things and see why the math is not adding up. However, at the time I signed up this information was not clear and I was given incorrect answers to my questions. I was operating on an assumption that took me a long time to realize and ended up costing me thousands in fees.
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LimeLight
Lime Light CRM was built specifically for online marketers, helping them to manage their online sales, contacts, orders, and payments. The software combines a number of features and 3rd party provider integrations to offer the ability to store customer data, build online eCommerce campaigns, create sales reports, and automate order management activities, as well as track, store and report on affiliate data.
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Pros
Cratejoy
  • Markets your boxes in their marketplace
  • Sets up shipping so it's easier and cheaper
  • Helps get your online subscription boxes started
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LimeLight
  • For an easy to learn CRM this would be it, you can fully train someone on Limelight in less than a few days
  • It allows for various wildcard searches to be performed in different fields, which speeds up productivity and requires less request to repeat information to locate accounts while speaking to clients.
  • The CRM holds multiple user accounts and products, and shows failed attempts to purchase and gives reason codes for why the purchase was not successful. Allows for different views to review client accounts.
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Cons
Cratejoy
  • Fees
  • Transparency
  • Customer service
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LimeLight
  • Note taking can be a hassle, when writing notes there is not a separate tab, or dedicated area which allows for multiple users to leave notes for future users, or administrators to reference regarding actions made to the account, users must search per line item to view notes, or go to a different view to see all notes which is still per line item as you toggle through the notes
  • If the client has been with the product for several months or years it is a lot of notes you have to reference through which hurts productivity and creates longer calls. A huge con is when you are canceling out a user account, or if you are changing a recurring date if the user clicks the back button after the tasks completes refreshing the webpage to reflect the new dates, the new changes will go undone and revert back to the original data as if no changes were made resulting in user error. The client continues to be billed and discounts continue to apply.
  • The CRM needs to fix this to prompt "Do you want to undo discount/date change/cancellation?" if the back button is clicked to eliminate user error based on the software limitations. Features which can be customized to automatically perform after actions are done on an account need a function to allow for agents to resend emails if the user did not get them. If automatic emails go to users canceling and they did not get it you have to restart the product then cancel it again to have another automatic email sent to the client/customer or manually send an email. For refunds, if the automatic email did not go out you have to manually send out the email which is time-consuming allocating to another agent or for the current agent. There is a need for an upgrade which allows that after an automatic email has been sent a button will appear which says "resend cancellation" "resend refund" this should also be true if the user inputted the email wrong and it was only noticed by agent after the automatic email was sent and the agent needs to update the email for the client/customer to be able to receive the email at the correct address.
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Support Rating
Cratejoy
Whether it be their upper management or their customer support crew, they have always acted and treated me like they care. Probably because we make them a lot of money, but nonetheless they do a great job whenever any issue comes up. I even met them in person!
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LimeLight
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Alternatives Considered
Cratejoy
Cratejoy streamlines the process so there's less to figure out on your own.
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LimeLight
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Return on Investment
Cratejoy
  • Lots of sales!
  • 10% commission paid to them
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LimeLight
  • Customizable Reporting
  • Automatic Reminders
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