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14-day free trial
 
$15 - $2000/month
 
Monthly subscription
  • Starter: $15/mo + 5% transaction fee
  • Lite: $200/mo + 4% transaction fee
  • Basic: $500/mo + 3% transaction fee
  • Pro: $1000/mo + 2% transaction fee
  • Business: $2000/mo + 1% transaction fee

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Client Interview
Mar 16 2017

Online Promotions e-Commerce Website

4.5

Features: 
5.0
Ease of use: 
5.0
Support: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
the reviewer
 
$0 - $50/mo. spend
 
Internet
 
1-10 Employees
Owner, Promotions Website
 
Verified
The Review
Recommendations

A daily deals website uses GetSocio as their online store. They like the flexibility of the tool, as well as the responsive support and development team it offers. However, as a deals website, they'd like their users to have the ability to get scannable vouchers on the platform, instead of having to print them. 

Background

Can you provide a brief description of your company and the role that you play there?

The company is a daily deal website similar to Groupon. We launched the first daily deal website in Qatar. I’m the owner. 

Solution

What was the business challenge your company was facing that initiated the need for this platform?

We don’t have in-house developers, so we like that GetSocio had a ready-made platform. We didn’t have to hire any developers, and it was on a profit-share basis. That helped us launch our business without having to invest in the initial phases of our launch. As we started getting more clients, we started hiring GetSocio developers to do some custom work on our site. 

Was your company considering other platforms? Why this platform?

When we were looking for the right platform, we were looking for people that responded quickly. GetSocio’s sales team was efficient, and we felt that they would be there when we needed them. Their pricing structure was also competitive. We were worried about working with other platforms where the time difference was greater, so it made sense to work with GetSocio.

How does your company implement this platform or software?

The platform is really straightforward. Everything on our site, we input ourselves. GetSocio provides the means to input data so we can log in and put in information, upload photos, etc. Once we save it and schedule it to launch, everything is automated through their platform. We upload the user information. Users can subscribe themselves to our site, or we can add them. GetSocio provided the support to link the payment gateway and to make our site secure with Norton. We have different themes we use throughout the year for the design. We create what we want and send that to GetSocio, and their developers upload that online. The site features an application for us to make a newsletter. We track and trace all of our transactions, which are all stored on the backend.

On an annual or monthly basis, how much does your company spend to utilize the platform?

In the beginning, we were paying $15 per month, plus they were taking 5% per sale on our site. They no longer charge us a percentage per transaction. We are on the diamond plan which is custom made for us because of our long-term partnership. Now, we pay $2,000 a month. 

Results

Can you share any success, metrics, or overall results of your implementation of this platform?

Without this platform, we wouldn’t have a business. As long as they keep upgrading their platform, our sales will continue to increase. They’ve made a lot of upgrades since we started using their platform, and that really helped us increase sales and become more efficient. 

Features

How flexible is the interface?

It’s very flexible. We have full access to all information on the site. When it comes to domain name information and payment gateway, our team is not too familiar with the mechanics of those. I rely on GetSocio to handle these matters if we have any issues.

Were there any software features that you were really impressed by?

The layout is extremely user-friendly. We’ve seen platforms that can do much more but to actually understand the platform is much more difficult than working with GetSocio. GetSocio’s developers put themselves in the place of the end user to make it as easy as possible for people who lack the experience to do what they want to do. When we first started working with GetSocio, if we wanted to upload something, we had to learn HTML, which was difficult for us as non-technical people. They heard our frustration and updated their platform so that now it’s more like using a Word document.

Are there any areas of the software that could be added or improved upon?

It would be nice if they had a feature where our users wouldn’t have to print vouchers. 

4.5
Overall Score I would dock them for not being able to scan vouchers. Their competition that has similar pricing and ease of use also doesn’t have that feature. The suppliers that have that feature would require thousands of dollars in setup fees.
  • 5.0 Features
  • 5.0 Ease of Use
    It’s really easy. If it wasn’t easy, we wouldn’t have continued working with them.
  • 5.0 Support
    We had some bumpy rides with them. In the early stages, they had some instability with their staffing. For the past two years, the support has been great. They’re there whenever we need them.
  • 5.0 Willing to Refer
    We like customers to think we’re the developers, so it’s highly unlikely that we’d share that we use GetSocio. But, if we ever have to or we have someone that needs help, we’re happy to recommend them. It’s a great platform to start with.
 
Client Interview
Mar 24 2017

Great for Selling Deals and Coupons

4.0

Features: 
4.0
Ease of use: 
5.0
Support: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
the reviewer
 
$251 - $1000/mo. spend
 
E-commerce
 
1-10 Employees
 
Chicago, Illinois
President, Online Deals Marketplace
 
Verified
The Review
Recommendations

The user is a company that sells digital coupons and deals. They use GetSocio to set up their online marketplace. They like that the platform doesn't require a lot of effort of coding to set up. However, they would like more layout options, more frequent updates, and a different pricing model. They recommend it for deal and coupon companies looking to set up their online marketplace. 

Background

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Our company sells digital coupons and advertising. I’m the president.

What challenge were you trying to address with GetSocio?

We wanted a site that would make it easy for our customers to purchase a digital download for a coupon and make payments. We needed to have variable verification codes on the coupons, and enable merchants to log into the backend of the platform to redeem the coupons with a unique verification code.

Solution

What was the process for getting it set up, and what features have you used?

The process to get it set up was quite simple. It was pretty much a platform in a box, so we just had to fill in the blanks with our logo, information, contacts, terms of use, and so forth. It was very seamless and easy.

A lot of the work was drag-and-drop. The coding involved was very minimal.One great feature is that we can run multiple options under one deal. Customers may purchase a variety of coupons for the same merchant.

Does the platform give you analytics on users or traffic?

We track traffic through our email service, not the platform itself. We can track customers’ previous purchases and credits. It’s very easy to track because the history in GetSocio is very thorough.

Did you consider other platforms? Why did you choose this one?

This platform had everything we needed. The other platforms we looked at were lacking one or several of the options that were available on GetSocio, such as the merchant redemptions and the variable verification codes. We needed one thing in a box, and GetSocio had it without any plug-ins or coding.

How much have you invested with GetSocio?

There are different pricing tiers. We’ve gone back and forth between tiers, but right now we’re spending $215 a month, plus 5% commission of gross sales. I think it’s high, but I understand they need to make their money. It’s not the cheapest platform out there.

Results

Has the platform helped your business increase sales or efficiency, or any other benefits you’ve gotten from GetSocio?

It’s a seamless platform. They’ve thought about the process of making a purchase and all the stuff the customer needs to do to get that purchase done. I think they’ve done very well with what they have, but it is a little dated. They say they do upgrades, or that upgrades are coming, but we don’t see them.  

Features

Is there any specific feature on the platform that really impressed you, or anything a potential buyer should know about?

If someone is looking to get into this industry, they should know what they’re looking for and what they need. There are things on GetSocio that we don’t use, but we do use a majority of the options.

Our experience has been positive. I’m a price guy and I'm always shopping around, but I’m also realistic in terms of what you get for the money you pay. I think they should do away with the high percentages we have to pay for the gross. We’ve done close to a million dollars in business. When you multiply that by their gross fee, it adds up to a lot of money. It’s a competitive industry, and the platforms out there are very competitive. I think they should be more affordable, and then they can build up their client list and make themselves more relevant in the industry.

I know that the reviews out there say that they’re expensive, but you get what you pay for. If you’re looking to do something short-term, it’s fantastic. However, for companies like ours that use the platform long-term, it could be almost like having an employee. You have to pay them a lot of money. Paying $215 a month is not a problem, but the percentage it takes off your gross adds up.

It’s an older platform. I don’t think they’ve done many upgrades with feature options to stay in the game in 2017

Is there anything that could be improved or added to make it a better platform for your company?

One thing they should consider is more options for the layout. Right now, they only have four layouts, and two will never work for us. We’ve gone back and forth with the other two.

Have you used their support resources? If so, has that been useful?

They’re pretty responsive considering they’re in a different time zone. When we have questions or problems, they’re handled in a timely manner.  

4.0
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Features
  • 5.0 Ease of Use
  • 5.0 Support
  • 5.0 Willing to Refer