Customer engagement app suite for social media promotions3.38/5 (8 reviews)
Starting from: $37.00/month
Pricing model: Free, Subscription
Free Trial: Available
A 30-day, no credit card required, a free trial is available.
A limited selection of six apps is available for free on an on-going basis.
$30 per month for all Woobox Apps for up to 20,000 fans per month, up to one page.
$100 per month for all Woobox Apps for up to 100,000 fans per month, up to five pages.
$500 per month for all Woobox Apps for unlimited fans, up to 25 pages.
$3,000 per month for all Woobox Apps, including Sweepstakes, for unlimited fans, and unlimited pages.
2 reviewers had the following to say about Woobox's pricing:
Woobox did the job. It hosted our little video contest, and it did it without breaking the bank. I had a few issues along the way, but support was helpful at each hurdle. There was a slightly sour note though… It's one of those services that is easy to sign up to, not so easy to cancel. You hand over your credit card number, and your subscription will keep renewing (in advance) until the day you shut down the whole thing. There's no way to pre-cancel the subscription renewal, say if you know you want to end the contest on a certain date. And if you forget to cancel before another month ticks over… well, officially they say tough luck, or 'As per our terms and conditions, we do not offer refunds'. However, they did refund our unused month when we asked. If, like me, you can't work out how to cancel, here's the process, exactly as described to me by Woobox support: 'To cancel, click on the name of the business page in the upper right corner of your dashboard and select "All Businesses" from the drop-down. Click the red "x" to the right of the business under the plan header and confirm on the pop-up to remove the business from the plan (repeat for all pages). Once the business pages have been removed, click the blue "Cancel Subscription" link under the plan header, and confirm on the pop-up to cancel the plan and stop auto-renewal.'
Value for money. I couldn't find another video contest platform that offered the same features for this price. Some companies want to charge $500 a month for unlimited entries, where Woobox gives you that for $32 per month. (The videos have to be hosted on third-party sites, which was absolutely fine by me.) Overall, the UI was pretty usable. There were a few gotchas, but when I did get stuck, support was responsive and helpful.
Woobox is basically a widget that you embed in your site, with its own very basic navbar. If you want nicer integration with your site, such as providing your own navigation to the entry form and gallery, it's not so easy. (One workaround is to use the JS method to embed one, and the iframe method to embed the other.) Gallery customisation is limited. You can add all the options you want to the entry form, but if you want to display that info alongside each entry, you're out of luck. For voting fraud protection, you have to choose between Facebook Users and IP address restrictions. Not everyone uses FB (believe it or not) and the IP option means people from the same household/workplace/etc can’t all vote. (I suggested they could easily offer FB, with a fallback to IP for everyone else, which would be a better solution.)
Likelihood to recommend: 7/10
This has been a favored marketing software for my business and has done a great job with building my email lists over the years. It's easy to use and also provides fun for potential consumers.
I like to run several giveaways per quarter to bring brand awareness, and Woobox has been a favorite platform for many years. It is simple to set up, customize, and track analytics, and there are different plans with more features depending on your marketing goals. Integration is easy on Facebook, websites, or you can opt for a stand alone landing page. The viral sharing options offer a very quick way to build email lists and extend the reach of your message. Woobox does not stop at sweepstakes- it can be configured for polls, voting contests, and much more.
Some of my giveaway participants in the past complained about Woobox not correctly tracking their entries. This can be considered a small problem for a business owner (especially with thousands of overall successful entrants) but would be something to look out for if transparency with customers is desired. The pricing can be steep depending on which features you desire.
Likelihood to recommend: 8/10