Who Uses This Software?

Small businesses, enterprise-level businesses and agencies use ShortStack to build creative, engaging and sharable campaigns -- contests, sweepstakes, forms, landing pages, promotions and more.

Average Ratings

40 reviews
  • Overall 4.5 / 5
  • Ease of Use 4 / 5
  • Customer Service 4 / 5
  • Features 4 / 5
  • Value for Money 4 / 5

Product Details

  • Starting Price $13/month
  • Pricing Details $13 with an annual plan. $29 if paying monthly.
  • Free Version Yes
  • Free Trial Yes, get a free trial
  • Deployment Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training Live Online
    Documentation
  • Support 24/7 (Live Rep)
    Online

Vendor Details

  • ShortStack
  • https://www.shortstack.com/
  • Founded 2011

About ShortStack

ShortStack is a digital marketing platform built for engagement, lead collection and marketing automation. Run contests and build landing pages to increase engagement, gain followers and collect email addresses.

LANDING PAGES: Build mobile-responsive landing pages in minutes using our readymade, customizable templates.

CONTESTS & PROMOTIONS: From refer-a-friend and photo-vote contests to hashtag contests and simple sweepstakes, use our templates to launch a contest in minutes.

ShortStack Features

  • Awards Management
  • Blind Judging
  • Entrant Management
  • Entry Fee Processing
  • Entry Management
  • Forms Management
  • Fraud Detection
  • Judging Management
  • Scoring
  • Skills Contests (Photo, Essay, Design, etc)
  • Social Media Management
  • Social Promotions
  • Sweepstakes
  • Timeline Management
  • Voting Management
  • A/B Testing
  • Analytics
  • Drag & Drop
  • Form Creation
  • Real Time Editing
  • Responsive
  • SEO Management
  • Templates
  • Contact Discovery
  • Contact Import/Export
  • Lead Capture
  • Lead Nurturing
  • Lead Scoring
  • Lead Segmentation
  • Pipeline Management
  • Prospecting Tools
  • Visitor Identification
  • Activity Tracking
  • Campaign Management
  • Lead Capture
  • Lead Distribution
  • Lead Nurturing
  • Lead Scoring
  • Lead Segmentation
  • Pipeline Management
  • Prospecting Tools
  • Source Tracking
  • A/B Testing
  • Analytics/ROI Tracking
  • Customizable CTAs
  • Drip Campaigns
  • Dynamic Content
  • Landing Pages/Web Forms
  • Lead Scoring
  • Sales Intelligence
  • Search Marketing
  • Segmentation
  • Social Marketing
  • Website Visitor Tracking

ShortStack Most Helpful Reviews

Easy to use, customizable look and to needs, with a few additions it could do everything you need!

Translate with Google Reviewed on 10/26/2018
Jennifer Heaton
Marketing Analyst
CMC Microsystems
Semiconductors, 13-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source 
Source: asdf
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
Not Likely Extremely Likely

Comments: Ability to embed a contest on our webpage, collect submissions efficiently, and close the contest seamlessly hiding some text (e.g., submission form) and displaying other text (e.g., "contest closed" text).

Pros: Ease of use. Fresh looking designs. Customizable to needs (voting/no voting). Widgit editing functionality (move content blocks). Visibility features (to be creating something without showing it, and timing features to swap out what is displaying).

Cons: A few rough spots to be improved upon.
Entry form -- Default has First and Last name boxes beside each other, couldn't seem to make any other entry boxes beside each other.
Text formatting – can’t have two lines with different font sizes without a space between lines. Gallery Widget – Doesn’t work in all browsers (looks bad in Chrome?). It stacks the images, instead of laying them side by side. Displaying Entries - more options for the layout of these would be preferable. Particularly what entrant info displays - and in each entries info, ability to add fields if we want to put certain info on each entry when displaying them (info that wasn't in submission form).
Also - love the timing feature, but pretty sure one didn't work the way it should have. I had set to show something on a date and hide something on a date and it only did one of the two things. Couldn't figure out why the other wouldn't have worked.
Email confirmation - only sends once per email address. I wish you could override this (we allowed multiple entries, would prefer they got an email for each one and it could reference one of the submission boxes like "photo caption". E.g., "Thank you, we received your entry "SEM image of microchip".

Vendor Response

by ShortStack on 10/30/2018

Hey Jennifer! Thanks so much for your review and your detailed feedback! We really appreciate it. We're always working toward making the ShortStack platform better, so learning what features our users are looking for is always so helpful. In the future, if you ever need help troubleshooting a feature, our support team is eager to jump in. Just email us at [email protected] Thanks again for this great review!

Stacks up to the hype

Translate with Google Reviewed on 7/24/2018
Kate Okeeffe
Senior Graphic Designer
BIA
Business Supplies & Equipment, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source 
Source: asdf
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
Not Likely Extremely Likely

Comments: We have been using shortstack platform to create promotional competitions for seasonal campaigns which in turn has increased our sales during these times. Overall it’s a great tool and allows businesses like ours to not pay more for pricey developers we can do this ourselves for minimal cost but great results.

Pros: Ease of use, If you have some coding experience and can learn quickly this platform can be easy to implement once you get the hang of it. I could also adapt to suit my needs by adding unique code. Any questions I had were quickly and expertly answered by the support team. The framework of the design was easy to work with and design our own backgrounds and elements for also which made the end result presentation much more professional looking.

Cons: It can take a while to get the hang of the platform particularly if you are using sporadically. It would also be good to have the platform save all your data inputted without deleting if you don’t have monthly subscription - this would work better for us for seasonal campaigns as we only use 2 or 3 months but have to pay for 12 to make sure our data not deleted. The data tools also could be more refined ie it would be good to know which people clicked on which element within the design I don’t think this is possible atm from what I have seen.

Vendor Response

by ShortStack on 7/27/2018

Thanks so much for your thoughtful review! I wanted to let you know about our option to pause your account. You can pause an account for up to 90 days, during which time, you won't be charged the monthly subscription fee. It's a way to keep the data in your account without having to pay for the full 12 months. I hope that helps you out! If you have any more questions, we can be reached at [email protected]

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