Printfection vs. Workplace from Meta

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Printfection
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
Printfection is a swag management platform that aims to simplify the buying, managing, and distribution of swag and branded merchandise, from the company of the same name in Denver. They offer a suite of online swag management tools and APIs alongside custom printing, inventory management, and distribution. The vendor states their customers use the platform to drive more leads, reward customers, and engage employees.N/A
Workplace from Meta
Score 7.9 out of 10
N/A
Facebook at Work allows users to interact with co-workers through the Facebook interface.
$4
per month per user
Pricing
PrintfectionWorkplace from Meta
Editions & Modules
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Enterprise Live
$2.00
per month per user
Enhanced Admin & Support
$2.00
per month per user
Workplace Core
$4.00
per month per user
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
PrintfectionWorkplace from Meta
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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User Ratings
PrintfectionWorkplace from Meta
Likelihood to Recommend
8.9
(81 ratings)
7.4
(55 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.4
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
7.5
(4 ratings)
5.6
(2 ratings)
Availability
8.6
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
8.6
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.5
(81 ratings)
8.4
(21 ratings)
In-Person Training
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.4
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Configurability
8.6
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
8.6
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
8.6
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Professional Services
6.1
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
8.6
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
8.6
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
PrintfectionWorkplace from Meta
Likelihood to Recommend
Printfection
It is well suited for a one-stop shop that gets everything done in one place (sizing, order, warehousing, shipping, drop-shipping, ability to do one-off orders, support in the process). It is less appropriate if you need something very specific and what they have doesn't work for you or if you like to be very involved in the complete process. It is also less appropriate if price is a major factor.
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Well suited: - leadership communication. When our CEO posts a video to all company - it always gets the highest engagement - recognition/achievements posts - live streams for education, knowledge sharing - we are a company of 12000 associates and there is no other corporate channel for us to gather more than 500 people in one place. Less appropriate: - sharing some very targetted messages - it's impossible to do at Workplace without creating a group. So we use email channel for such targetted communications - instant communication like in a chat (probably it's less appropriate in our specific case because we use MS Teams for such quick communication instead of WP chats)
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Pros
Printfection
  • The swag catalogue has lots of items to choose from and they try to source anything else you need
  • Takes care of the logistical challenges of getting swag to offices, events and to customers
  • Their customer team are really hands on and helpful
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  • Bring groups of people together to share info, stories, updates, etc.
  • The chat app is pretty decent.
  • Workplace Live is a good large-group meeting broadcast platform.
  • It's pretty intuitive to use for anyone who's used Facebook.
  • It provides different levels of "security" for groups, allowing you to have open, closed, and "secret" groups.
  • It's easy to paste images into your posts and comments, without having to necessarily go through the process of saving an image as a file, etc.
  • It has search capabilities for finding old information.
  • It's available for both desktop/laptop and mobile devices.
  • It's secured to allow only those within the company to see company-related info (but it also has a few inter-company groups, which can be useful, too).
  • Workplace Chat has the ability to set it to Do Not Disturb.
  • You can set notifications, including email notifications, if you want to be alerted to new activity in your groups, etc.
  • You can use Markdown to format your text
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Cons
Printfection
  • Their Giveaway feature was made some improvements but I would like to see it be more flexible
  • Being able to get more samples of products and printing prior to ordering
  • Swag photography/ items in stock in our closet- we had to provide photos of these items
  • Better updates on swag items that are low in stock
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  • It would be helpful if a review confirmation checkbox was able to be placed by files that needed to be read or reviewed. Along the same line, approve, review again, etc. would be helpful checkboxes to add by files, proposals.
  • The layout is clean but suffers a bit from the center column width with two sidebars and a lot of empty space. It almost looks like a going out of business sale retail store where you notice the empty shelves. Workplace feels a bit bare at times. I think some good design modifications can help. Now on mobile, it is a great layout. I am addressing specifically the desktop browser login.
  • An admin control dashboard would be really effective and even more so with more users on the platform.
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Likelihood to Renew
Printfection
We are currently extremely satisfied with printfection. The quality of swag is very good, but the customer service ranks high above any other swag company. I have been working closely with my Printfection manager (Tyler Rowland) and he has been more than helpful from the start.
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Usability
Printfection
The product is really easy to use and manage. We love using Printfection. It's easy to order, ship and manage everything. I did remove one rating point because their set up for "giveaways" is a little cumbersome and I wish their platform notified you when products in your giveaways are running low.
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Meta Platforms Inc
Having to download multiple apps just to use the tool is very cumbersome. Facebook would have make this better by wrapping it in as a main feature within their app, but having to use multiple apps to see discussions and walls is so frustrating.
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Reliability and Availability
Printfection
Prinfection's availability has been great. There was one time when a product we needed wasn't available, but our Printfection rep made sure to get what we needed.
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Meta Platforms Inc
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Performance
Printfection
Printfection's performance has been top-notch. We have been using Printfection for only about 8 months, and have not had any issues with performance.
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Support Rating
Printfection
Every step of the way, I have been helped by someone who feels like a friend. They know their stuff and they get back to me in a timely manner. It gets frustrating when you need help but the "experts" don't offer any. Printfection isn't like this at all. They've done a great job making sure I understand everything I need to have a successful campaign for our employees.
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Meta Platforms Inc
Workplace by Facebook is an excellent fit in respect of support and documentation. It has excellent tutorials and documentation, as well. The UI and UX are already great as it is developed and maintained by Facebook, so most of the times, there is no need for any support or documentation.
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In-Person Training
Printfection
Tyler led some of our staff through training and was very helpful. Tyler was also always available for any questions after training was complete.
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Meta Platforms Inc
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Online Training
Printfection
We completed online training with a Printfection rep leading us through the process. This made the whole experience easy and helpful.
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Meta Platforms Inc
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Implementation Rating
Printfection
Their team is very helpful in getting set up and we felt like they worked with us on price and also getting our previous inventory we had at our offices set up in Printfection. The only down side of shipping in your items to Printfection is the photography of the items (which clients can see) is pretty terrible if you don't have clear product photos prior to sending the items to Printfection warehouse.
**All items purchased through Printfection the product photos look better (so this issue won't be the case with those who aren't shipping existing swag to their warehouse)
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Meta Platforms Inc
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Alternatives Considered
Printfection
There were a couple of reasons we selected Printfection: price and contract/level of commitment (we are on a month-to-month plan). To be honest, there are products that integrate better with Salesforce and have more capabilities but we were looking for something that didn't require us to sign a year contract and was a reasonable price. After purchasing, we are extremely impressed with their team and consider this a huge benefit of going with Printfection.
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Meta Platforms Inc
Workplace by Facebook is so much more than just a project management tool like Basecamp or Slack. The ability to disseminate information to employees is easier and better with Workplace by Facebook. It can also be used for informal messaging and sharing of information. It combines the best features of both with the same look and feel as Facebook.
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
Printfection
Simple pricing and easy to pitch to stakeholders
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Meta Platforms Inc
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Scalability
Printfection
Only a few of our departments will be using Printfection, (like HR and Customer Success), but both departments find Printfection flexible and scalable.
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Meta Platforms Inc
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Professional Services
Printfection
There aren't many professional services besides what is related to their product. What would have been great was to get design services included in our membership since we dont have one in house
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Meta Platforms Inc
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Return on Investment
Printfection
  • Previously we had a "welcome" kit for certain new customers with custom packaging and great messaging. It was very successful in helping kick off a new customer relationship.
  • If the platform was integrated with our CRM we'd have more metrics to be able to measure ROI.
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Meta Platforms Inc
  • We can meet the project times, that with the communication in real time.
  • We provide solutions to our suppliers in a reliable and efficient manner.
  • When a business can save time and at the same time respond to the demands of customers, this translates into greater market capture of action for the company.
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ScreenShots

Workplace from Meta Screenshots

Screenshot of Use groups to communicate with a team, region or entire company. Make sure that important updates get to the right people, and listen to feedback through comments and reactions on posScreenshot of News Feed helps every employee stay up to date with the information they care about, without getting distracted by the rest.Screenshot of The Knowledge Library is a new home for your key resources. It's a single place to create, store and share static content such as HR policies or working from home advice on desktop or mobile, so your company knowledge is accessible and discoverable.Screenshot of Go live from a mobile phone or Portal. It's the perfect way to check in with your team, especially when you can't be together in person. And unlike email, you can get feedback or answer questions in real time through comments, likes and reactions.