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Issuu

Content creation and distribution software for designers

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Issuu Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

Issuu product overview

Price starts from

$

22

/momonth
Per Feature

What is Issuu?

Issuu is a content creation and distribution software designed to help businesses in publishing, real estate, education, travel, sports, and other industries transform PDF, images, or text into digital content and share them across social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and more. Designers can embed magazines, personalized sales collateral, and marketing catalogs on corporate websites and optimize content to improve rankings or outreach on search engines.

Key benefits of using Issuu

• Integrate Issuu into your marketing tech stack to automate content marketing and distribution for web, blog, social, email and more.
• Transform PDFs into online flipbooks, and retain visual design aesthetics, optimized for mobile
• Easily embed videos and live links into flat designs to make content more engaging and interactive
• Embed content into websites, blogs, landing pages, and LMSs
• Remix content into stories for Instagram and Facebook, GIFs for email campaigns and more.
• Measure campaign success with statistics.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

Email/Help Desk
FAQs/Forum
Knowledge Base

Training options

Videos

Issuu pricing information

Value for money

4.2

/5

116

Price starts from

$

22

/momonth
Per Feature

Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
Pricing range

Issuu features

Functionality

4.4

/5

116
Total Features37 6 categories

Most valued features by users

API
Third Party Integrations
Content Management
Reporting & Statistics
SEO Management
Collaboration Tools
Cataloging/Categorization
Magazines

Issuu users reviews

Overall rating

4.7

/5

116

Positive reviews

95%

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Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8.9/10
Rating distribution

5

4

3

2

1

86

24

3

2

1

Pros
I love that it's so easy to create an digital catalog to share on your social channels. I also like that it has some analytics, that is great to show your sellers.

CE

CRYSTAL E.

I love the ease of uploading my company's catalog; and how easy it is to share the URL for it with my customers.

VA

Veronica A.

It's been amazing for helping me make my business more efficient and it saves me money on postage. That's all a win in my book.

RR

Rachel R.

Cons
I had a really bad experience with this plugin. First of all because I no longer want to use their plugin and continued to charge me.

PL

Patrick L.

There wasn't anything that stood out to me as a negative.

JH

Jenn H.

Missing the earlier days of analytics for all users.

MT

Margot T.

Overall rating contenders

Overall Rating

The Best Platform for Your Companies Material

Reviewed a year ago

Transcript

Karissa: My name is [Karissa 00:00:01]. I am the editor in chief and I give Issuu a five-star rating....

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Ben B.

educator

Education Management, 1-10 employees

Review source

Overall Rating

Wonderful Product!

Reviewed a year ago

Transcript

Ben: Hi, I'm Ben. I'm a guidance counselor, and I would give Issuu five-star rating. Click below to see...

Overall Rating
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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Engaging and Easy to Use

Reviewed a year ago

Overall, I have been quite happy with Issuu.

Pros

Issuu offers a very simple, easy to use and easy to understand platform which is refreshing. I also appreciate the options to add extra content like articles/stories to increase engagement on different devices.

Cons

The only problem we have run into with Issuu is the limited update and replace options. Other programs we have used in the past offered the option to replace a single page in the total publication - rather then having to re-upload the entire publication. When we are putting together a 100+ page publication, having to re-upload and re-link the entire thing if we find an issue on a single page can be a bit frustrating.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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We Couldn't Function without Issuu

Reviewed a year ago

We love Issuu! Not only has this helped us to convert more sales, but it helps our clients display their pricing & other offerings in a way that's really unique, easy to use, and beautiful. There's really no reason NOT to give this company a shot, as they allow you to get started with no strings (or moolah) involved.

Pros

For the last ten or so years, we've been uploading our magazine designs to Issuu so other creatives can see how our templates look and can be displayed. It's the only site we've found that allows users to flip through a publication like an actual magazine while allowing for clickable links. You can also choose to send over your publication digitally by sending clients your Issuu url, and you can hide your publication from the public, if needed. Without Issuu, we wouldn't have sold thousands and thousands of our magazine templates. Their product was a GAME-CHANGER!

Cons

Without paying for a premium account, ads will be displayed below your publication. It definitely wasn't a deal-breaker, as we continue to use (and love) the free version of their software. For larger businesses, I'd suggest upgrading so clients have a seamless branding experience across all platforms.

Overall Rating
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  • Ease of use
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  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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Perusal Material

Reviewed a year ago

I am rather satisfied with the product.

Pros

The opportunity to upload original material for others to peruse in a personal website is good. The ability to maintain it secure could be better but is also good.

Cons

I would love it to be more affordable or have student options, or even options for super small business that don’t yet make profit.

Overall Rating
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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Issuu is just what we needed

Reviewed a year ago

In the pandemic climate, digital media is king. We have found great engagement with our ISSUU publications across our website, social media, and email campaigns. ISSUU makes it easy to share our work with anyone and everyone. The price is just right and they truly deliver on what they offer and promise. Utilize this software in anyway you can.

Pros

We like the digital design and delivery aspects of ISSUU. It is simple and understated, but robust at the same time. The auto recognition of email addresses and web links is a big plus. AND, the fact that we can create stories for social media is a pretty nice advantage over other providers.

Cons

Sometimes the software could be easier to use. For instance, uploading single pages to replace former pages might be a nice addition. In our line of work, little things change all the time (available degrees, contact persons or numbers, etc). Being able to update those easier would be a game changer.

Overall Rating
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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Perfect for Online Publishing

Reviewed a year ago
Pros

We publish our literary magazine once a year with a print version, and we use Issuu for the online version. I love the way it allows for full-screen viewing and simulates page flipping. We simply export our InDesign files as a pdf and upload to Issuu. It's also a great place to find other literary magazines for inspiration!

Cons

No complaints. It would be nice to have the ad-free version, but in education the budget is tight, so we really appreciate the free version with ads.

Issuu FAQs and common questions

Issuu has the following pricing plans:
Starting from: $22.00/month
Pricing model: Subscription
Free Trial: Available


Issuu has the following typical customers:
Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations, Small Business


Issuu supports the following languages:
English


Issuu supports the following devices:
Android, iPad, iPhone


Yes, Issuu has an API available for use.


Issuu integrates with the following applications:
Google Docs, Google Drive, Mailchimp, Adobe Creative Cloud


Issuu offers the following support options:
Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base

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