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ShortStack is a cloud-based solution for campaign creation. It is used to design campaigns through widgets, themes, and templates. The aim is to create contests, sweepstakes, landing pages, special offers, and custom forms.

The software also offers features like action gaiting to help users capture the visitor’s contact through the landing pages.




  • Analytics/ROI Tracking
  • Awards Management
  • Blind Judging
  • Customizable CTAs
  • Customizable Templates
  • Dashboard
  • Drag & Drop
  • Drip Campaigns
  • Dynamic Content
  • Entrant Management
  • Entry Management
  • Form Builder
  • Forms Management
  • Fraud Detection
  • Judging Management


  • Deployment: Cloud Based, Web Based, SaaS Based


  • Live Online
  • Documentation

Language Support

  • English

Company Details

  • Company Name: ShortStack

  • Headquarter: United States

  • Full Address:


Overall: I used ShortStack for several years as part of a social media/community manager role for both brand awareness, product spotlights and related contests/givewaways
Pros: ShortStack makes it really easy for a guy like me with no design or coding background to manage social media contests almost 100% by myself. Designing, launching, monitoring and measuring the contests and their results was really easy thanks to the platform’s intuitive workflow.
Cons: After a few years of using this software, the designer and I started to reach the limits of its abilities. Part of what makes it so valuable is how plug-and-play some otherwise complicated design/programming features. However, that templated framework has its limits, keeping you from realizing fully customized ideas outside that framework.

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Overall: We were able to use ShortStack in order to gather user images to use on social media. We ran a photo contest where the winner wins free product and we gather e-mail and contact information from entrants and voters to use in future e-blasts.
Pros: I love that I am able to use this software in full for free. For a simple contest, we have free use of the platform as well as free support from the company. If we need to add features, it is easy to upgrade without a contract.
Cons: The software can take a little getting use to when it comes to design. There are design options within design options which can make it a little confusing. But you can always preview your design to make sure it looks okay.

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What do you like best?
Ease of use, customer service, lots of customization and options, very affordable

What do you dislike?
I’ve only ever received one package of great ShortStack swag from their customer service department, love my green ShortStack t-shirt. Seriously though I can’t think of anyting I really dislike.

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What do you like best?
It truly is definitely very simple to established up a contest or landing site rapidly, with simple to switch templates plus the new topic customization. You could insert your very own codes and scripts to provide you with more characteristics as opposed to the wide range you’ll find currently.

What do you dislike?
Information: retrieval and exportation are rather confined to your tiny amount of applications, as well as the deficiency of an API implies that there is certainly no workaround. My organization utilizes electronic mail and CRM resources which are not supported by Shortstack so all knowledge retrieval needs to be a handbook, which just isn’t wonderful if we would like to call entrants ASAP.

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