Soapbox vs. Wistia

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Soapbox
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Soapbox from Wistia is a free Chrome extension that provides screen and video capture and sharing designed to produce quick walkthrough and explanatory videos, content marketing vids or vlogs, or customer stories, with additional features on paid plans, and integration with Wistia for Marketing.
$300
per user/per year
Wistia
Score 8.9 out of 10
N/A
Wistia specializes in Brand Affinity Marketing for small and medium-sized businesses. Wistia's video marketing software is designed to enable companies to create captivating viewing experiences on their sites and gives them the tools to find, engage and grow a community of brand advocates. Founded in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the vendor boasts presently more than half a million businesses across 50 countries depend on Wistia's products to build their brands and their businesses,…
$25
per month
Pricing
SoapboxWistia
Editions & Modules
Solo
$300
per user/per year
Free
Free
Teams
Contact sales team
Free Account
$0
Pro Plan
$99.00
per month
Advanced Plan
$399.00
per month
Premium Plan
$999.00
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
SoapboxWistia
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsPlease see wistia.com/pricing for plan features.
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Community Pulse
SoapboxWistia
Considered Both Products
Soapbox

No answer on this topic

Wistia
Chose Wistia
Wistia is pretty comparable to Vimeo but it seems to cost more for the same features. I liked the Wistia brand and the great educational and entertaining content they produce which is largely why we chose Wistia. With a smaller budget, I would probably go with Vimeo next time …
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User Ratings
SoapboxWistia
Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(2 ratings)
9.3
(71 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(10 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(13 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(11 ratings)
Support Rating
8.5
(2 ratings)
10.0
(11 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(11 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
SoapboxWistia
Likelihood to Recommend
Wistia
Soapbox is excellent for meeting management - it helps propose an agenda and questions to kick off one on ones. This is very helpful for managers who need a little nudge when asking the right questions to move the meeting forward. This is where the Soapbox structure serves well. If you need more complex software to handle custom processes, you may need to look elsewhere.
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Wistia
For companies that want to integrate their videos into actionable steps like behavioral follow up through a CRM, Wistia is the best tool to use. You can automate your systems to track when a video is viewed, engaged with or how long a person has been watching along with heatmaps to show where people were most interested and least interested so you can adjust your videos to optimize their performance.
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Pros
Wistia
  • Beautiful user interface -- an absolute delight to use.
  • Editing options are easy and useful options within the web-app editor.
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Wistia
  • Wistia enables a lot of customization in the video player, making it personalized to your business.
  • The user experience is pretty intuitive and easy to use without too much training.
  • Wistia's help articles, blog and instructional videos were very helpful as we began investing more resources into video production.
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Cons
Wistia
  • Lacks ability to give surveys
  • Lacks robust features
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Wistia
  • Obtaining embed codes for a significantly large number of videos can be very time consuming as there is no way to automatically pull a report.
  • Within a project, there is no way to set the list to show a specific number of videos and you may only have a certain number of videos shown unless you click to expand the list and continue to do so.
  • Once the list is expanded and you click in to a video, when clicking back, the list reloads and you must expand the entire list again which can become very time consuming.
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Likelihood to Renew
Wistia
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Wistia
Wistia is super easy to use and very reliable, anytime a video needs to be updated, the existing media can be replaced, but the url remains the same so anywhere this media is shared or embedded, it is immediately updated. Their support is extremely helpful, and there is very rarely any issues with this product.
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Usability
Wistia
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Wistia
Great, simple, usable product. Would have given it higher marks, but sometimes the folders and permissions aren't the most intuitive. Interface for uploading, tagging, describing videos is simple. Sharing is also relatively intuitive. Overall, a clean and simple interface and most of our marketing team had no issues using it. I think it was easier than using Vimeo.
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Reliability and Availability
Wistia
No answers on this topic
Wistia
After several years, we have not come across a situation for which Wistia was not available when needed.
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Performance
Wistia
No answers on this topic
Wistia
I have never had any technical issues with Wistia. The service is fast and reliable. video play back begins as soon as a few seconds of video have buffered. The stats are accurate and available within a few hours of current use. I have integrated it with Marketo and found that the integration is clean and is easily incorporated into the campaign logic flow. (ex. If the user played more than 50% of the video, do Action-A, otherwise do Action-B.
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Support Rating
Wistia
We haven't had the chance to reach out to Wistia about Soapbox support, but I know Wistia (as a brand) is epic on all fronts -- sales, marketing & support. So if I had the need to reach out, I'm sure I'd get a reply in a prompt and satisfactory manner.
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Wistia
We have only had to reach out to Wistia support a handful of times in the 4 years we have been using Wistia. They have always been quick to respond and help us solve the problem. The system is self-service so there should be very little to no need to reach out to support on a regular basis.
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Implementation Rating
Wistia
No answers on this topic
Wistia
We were in the process of changing our website so that took some time to get Wistia implemented in to our website.
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Alternatives Considered
Wistia
Where Zoom and GoToMeeting focus on the meeting itself, Soapbox goes more in-depth and gives the structure that a lot of managers are looking for. In my case, it was the question prompts, shared meeting notes, and meeting feedback that provided the most value. Seeing changes to agenda and notes in real-time is also very helpful.
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Wistia
Wistia is for business. Period. Vimeo has none of the benefits for a business that Wistia offers. The SEO value and SUPER FAST playback speed are essential. Wistia has it all. Personally, I can rarely get thought a video if hosted on Vimeo because of the glitchy playback and slow rendering.
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Scalability
Wistia
No answers on this topic
Wistia
We use many platforms and Wistia has been a standout in terms of reliability and scaleability.
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Return on Investment
Wistia
  • It's reducing friction when explaining complex topics to leads & customers.
  • We've had more memorable emails for leads, as they see a custom video is recorded for them.
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Wistia
  • Doubled lead capture from lead magnet on website from one year to the next.
  • Increased email interaction on newsletters when embedding Wistia video thumbnail into email campaigns (10-15% links clicked bumped to 30-40% links clicked).
  • Can save us about 50+ hours of one-on-one client meeting time per year for pointing clients to video content rather than presenting the same info in a live setting.
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