Grade.us Software


 

Grade.us is a cloud-based review and reputation management solution designed for businesses of all sizes. It offers feedback collection, multi-channel management and campaign management within a suite.

Users can collect customer reviews from multiple channels such as emails and SMS campaigns. The software also offers review management, which allows users to create drip campaigns for review acquisition. Review streamlining lets users select and publish reviews on social media sites. The product also offers integration with Wordpress.

Review reporting tools allow users to track recently published reviews on third-party websites. Users can also create customized reports on campaign performance, such as click-through and conversion rates.

Grade.us is available in three different pricing plans: Professional for marketers, Agency for local agencies and SEO and Partner for large agencies and franchises.

 

Grade.us - Analytics
 
  • Grade.us - Analytics
    Analytics
  • Grade.us - Recipient status
    Recipient status
  • Grade.us - Review-invite dashboard
    Review-invite dashboard
  • Grade.us - Review-now option
    Review-now option
  • Grade.us - Review reporting
    Review reporting
  • Grade.us - Reviews table
    Reviews table
Supported Operating System(s):
Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 8

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Abhishek from Mas callnet India Pvt Ltd
Specialty: Software / IT
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

September 2017

September 2017

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The way it combines various campaigns in the suite is amazing. It helped a lot to monitor every platform in one suite whether it be emails or SMS. They have covered every aspect of the same.
Moreover, the data security aspect is also taken care of.

Cons

On the go access of the platform is missing. If an app could be made for the suite for anytime access would be great and one would not have to have laptop everytime.

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Sarah from WSI Priority Media
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

December 2018

December 2018

We Love Grade.us

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The ease of use from the user side to our side. We have worked with other review systems that were complicated and impossible to get a hold of customer service wise. Grade.us solved all of our issues, and has amazing customer service to boot.

Cons

Slightly more expensive than other systems we have used, but only marginally so and you get what you pay for.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Grade Us, Grade Us, Inc.

Date: December 2018

December 2018

 

Thanks for the awesome review, Sarah! We love you too!

I'll let the support team know that you appreciate them! This review is one of those that really gets our week off to a great start and puts a little pep in our step, so thank you for that!

You're right, you get what you pay for! We're happy to have you as a customer. Hope your holiday season is going well :)

~ Garrett

 


December 2018

December 2018

Solid Tool For More Online Reviews. Great Support

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It's surprisingly difficult to get people to leave online reviews. This definitely will help. I was able to capture a few reviews for our agency during the 14-day trial period, so I was happy with that. I haven't yet decided whether I'm going to integrate this into our offering. To justify the monthly cost, you'd definitely want to capture a decent volume of email addresses on a monthly basis.

Pros

I run a small agency, and have been considering supplementing our services with a reputation/reviews management tool. Did the 14-day trial, and was very impressed with the product. Really enjoyed the ease of use. Easy to setup and initiate a campaign. Lots of flexibility in terms of how you would like to manage your campaigns, but I found the default settings to be spot on for me. I liked the real time reporting, that indicated what actions (if any) the recipients took after receiving the email. Really good product overall.

Cons

Struggling to come up with a dislike. Wish it was free!

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Grade Us, Grade Us, Inc.

Date: December 2018

December 2018

 

Thanks for the great review! We're happy to hear that the free trial accomplished what you were hoping. I'll share your kind words with the team.

You're right, getting reviews can be a major challenge when you don't have the right system in place. A lot of agencies are adding review management as a supplementary service for their clients. It's really becoming a differentiator for selling digital marketing services.

Feel free to reach out to our team if you want to discuss the white label options for offering Grade.us to your clients. Many of our customers are agencies who have found it to be a great foot-in-the-door service, since business owners truly understand the power of online reviews.

 


December 2018

December 2018

Great review acquisition platform!

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Pretty dang happy with Grade.us. We have tried getting reviews ourselves and it just seems like Grade.us does a better job overall.

Pros

I really like that it's simple to set up.

Cons

I wish there were more workflow options - multiple samples of how the most successful companies are using the product workflows/content.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Grade Us, Grade Us, Inc.

Date: December 2018

December 2018

 

Thanks so much for the kind review! We feel it's important to keep setup simple as well.

Your suggestion of providing other examples of the workflow is great. It's something I'll communicate to marketing and see if we can get some more clients to participate in sharing their best practices.

 

John from Lemonade Stand Inc.
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

December 2018

December 2018

Best review wizard tool for agencies

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Simple to use and a great solution for agencies looking to offer review wizards to their clients.

Pros

- Great solution for agencies to white label their review wizard
- Easy to set up
- The thumbs up, thumbs down solution is great for the end-user
- Custom domain mapping

Cons

- The email drip functionality could be a little better (i.e. if someone opens/clicks don't re-send)
- Integration with something like mailchimp would be awesome

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Grade Us, Grade Us, Inc.

Date: December 2018

December 2018

 

Hey John,

Thanks for this great feedback about our email campaign functionality. Great news! We do offer the ability to deactivate a campaign based on open or click.

You can find those settings under your invite tab, but feel free to reach out to support if you'd like to have a screen share walkthrough on how to activate it for your clients.

I'll pass your feedback along to product. As reporting and email marketing analytics continue to grow in importance for agencies like yourself, that type of intelligent conditional behavior would definitely make sense!

I'll also let product know that you appreciate the white label solution is really working for you and your clients.

Thanks for being a fantastic customer!

Garrett

 

Randy J from President Tiny Giant Web Solutions
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

November 2018

November 2018

Best Value Review Management System

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Everytime we have a service request we get emmediate response and customer service is awesome.

Pros

I like the White Label version because my clients log in straight from my website to send review invites. It handles both email and SMS funnels and it allows negative responses to be funneled to a contact form versus hitting the review channel.

Cons

We have not yet found a negative yet as the SAS has been working seamlessly for the past year.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Grade Us, Grade Us, Inc.

Date: November 2018

November 2018

 

Thanks for the great review, Randy!

We're so happy to hear that the platform has worked well for your clients. We take pride in our ability to provide a white labeled solution for our digital marketing companies.

I'll share your appreciation with the customer service team! Hearing stuff like this really validates all of the hard work that they put in.

 

Nate from Income Store
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

November 2018

November 2018

Very Smart and Extremely Useful

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-Fantastic layout for looking over reviews
-Very valuable if your business relies on word-of-mouth reviews online
-Good customer support

Cons

-Reports are not super customizable
-Not really any true cons

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Grade Us, Grade Us, Inc.

Date: November 2018

November 2018

 

Wow, thanks for the thoughtful review Nate! So happy to hear that the free trial worked for you. I'll let the support team know that you appreciate them and the product team that you liked the layout. (I'll also relay about the customizability of the reports)

~Garrett

 

Joey from WebDrvn
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

November 2018

November 2018

Excellent solution, great customer service

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Before grade.us I was using a more manual + custom code solution. It was cumbersome and any changes were slow to build and required lots of testing, etc. It was NOT an easy solution. I tried a few other competitors of grade.us prior to finding them (local search forum) and immediately saw an increase in productivity (on boarding new clients) and an overall ease of management. Overall very good solution!

Pros

Very flexible and intuitive. Easy to setup and easy to use. I am able to change the reviews flows for each client, quick and easily.

Cons

The email/html editor could be a little bigger, less clunky.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Grade Us, Grade Us, Inc.

Date: November 2018

November 2018

 

Thanks for the fantastic review, Joey! We really appreciate your continued support. It's been awesome working with you. I'll let the team know what you said. :)

~Garrett

 

Dean from Nashville Marketing Systems Inc
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

November 2018

November 2018

My favorite SEO software

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The customer service has ALWAYS been top notch. I get fast help whenever I need it, even in the evenings. They are absolutely one of my favorite SEO companies.

Pros

I love the fact that it is my least expensive piece of software, but it's the one my clients like the best. There's something about providing an avenue for positive feedback that appeals to every business owner.

Cons

I'd like to be able to clone all aspects of a campaign and copy them to new ones.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Grade Us, Grade Us, Inc.

Date: November 2018

November 2018

 

Thank you for the kind words, Dean!

I shared your message with Boris and the support team. We appreciate that you've been a customer with us for so long!

 


November 2018

November 2018

A great way to get into reputation management

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Overall, it is a great product. You give up a little on the support/UI side in order to get a great price, but it is still worth it, in my opinion, if you are a company managing fewer than 75 locations. Grade.us integrates with other reporting tools, so you really don't even need to look at the Grade.us-generated reports. Lots of value for the money, and the tool works almost flawlessly. If you're on the fence about what tool to go with, choose Grade.us until you make up your mind.

Pros

- The price is a no-brainer if you are managing multiple locations and/or clients. Great value for the price.
- The tools has everything you need from reports, to widgets, to monitoring, to email/text outreach!
- The company keeps up with compliance issues. When Google announced the update regarding sentiment and reviews, Grade.us was the first (that I noticed) to make necessary changes to its platform to stay compliant.

Cons

- The UI is not great, at all. It will make you feel less productive by just looking at it.
- The auto-generated reports are not pretty. They do the job, but they aren't something most companies would be proud to show off to a client.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Matt from Bloomington Carpet One
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

October 2018

October 2018

Perfect for capturing reviews

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Simple, easy to use system to send out text and email reminders for your customers to leave online reviews on the websites of your choosing. Mobile pages look great on the consumers end.

Cons

I can be time consuming entering multiple customers in if you don't have them already listed in the proper format to mass-upload.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Grade Us, Grade Us, Inc.

Date: October 2018

October 2018

 

Thanks, Matt! So glad to hear that everything has been working really well for you. I'll share your appreciation with the team!

 

Steven from Tulsa Renew
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

October 2018

October 2018

Excellent to work with

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Great service and great experience

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Love how everything is so simple and how everything is collaborated and gathered into one central place

Cons

Nothing… I really enjoyed working with this company over the years and Wes in customer service is phenomenal!

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Grade Us, Grade Us, Inc.

Date: October 2018

October 2018

 

Thanks for your kind words, Steven! I'll pass along your thoughtful review to Wes and the rest of the team. I know they're appreciate it!

~Garrett

 


October 2018

October 2018

Awesome Review Management Software

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After using a software that was a lot lower quality with a higher price and after comparing others before choosing Grade.us, I found that Grade.us offers a superior product for a highly competitive price!

Pros

There are many things that I like about Grade.us; my top two are the price (great for small/medium size agencies to easily make a profit when offering the service to our clients) and the functionality (setup of profiles is a breeze).

Cons

I do not have much to say that is negative about the software, but there are just a few things that can be simplified with the day-to-day usage of the software like setting up the white label branding and customizing the review display settings with the WP Plugin.

Review Source: Capterra
 


October 2018

October 2018

Perfect for marketing agencies looking to white label and resell review aggregation software

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We realized our clients were being solicited by companies offering similar services that Grade.us provides. We wanted to keep clients within our marketing ecosystem as much as possible, so we signed up with the white label agency plan that Grade.us offers and resold it to our clients. It has been a great success for us and our clients!

Pros

A few things that our company really likes about Grade.us

- You can request reviews through email or text messages

- helps stop negative reviews if used preemptively

- You can funnel reviews into virtually any platform (google, yelp, health grades, etc)

- Easy to use admin dashboard

- they offer a package where you can white label and resell the service, and go as far as to offer marketing materials to go with it to help pitch to new clients and upsell current clients

- Setting up a new client is dead simple. You put in their business info, and the software aggregates all the info you need to create a marketing funnel.

- Really liked that each profile you create can be customized with a logo, CSS, and personalized text

- It automates reports to be sent out clients to show progress for whatever time period you would like

Cons

We've used Grade.us for the past two years, and over that period of time we've had to reach out to support maybe 3-4 times. Not too shabby at all, but the response time seemed pretty slow. They always resolved the issue, but i feel like support is an area of improvement that they should focus on.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Kristin from Baton Rouge Telco Federal Credit Union
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

October 2018

October 2018

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Overall, I did not have a good experience with Grade.us. I ended up cancelling with them and signing a contract with Birdeye. I would not recommend them until they update their software and hire more support team.

Pros

Setup was fairly simple. I liked that there was no contract so you could cancel at any time, which I ended up needing.

Cons

The support response time was awful. There was an issue with texts not going through on AT&T cell numbers, and their response was to either 1) chance it and some will go through or 2) not send SMS messages. Unacceptable. They hadn't even reached out to AT&T to resolve the issue yet.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Grade Us, Grade Us, Inc.

Date: October 2018

October 2018

 

Hi Kristin,

We want to thank you for your honest review. After reading through your correspondence with our staff, we completely understand your frustration. Continuous improvement in our app and services has been a huge focus for us these past few months and although we did not show you the best of Grade us in the past, we know we can in the future if you ever do decide to return.

Kristin O'Neill
Customer Success Director

 

Dennis from Dott Digital Marketing
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

October 2018

October 2018

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While the support, once engaged is great, there is a reluctance to hop on a call for quick resolution of a problem When one has to wait after setting aside time to onboard, it would be nice to have that happen. The exchange of multiple emails to get to the bottom of an issue is time intensive. I would prefer live help.

Pros

It produces results for my clients at a price that allows my agency to make a decent margin.

Cons

It is not intuitive enough. Mistakes can be made and the difference between the funnel and the invites is confusing. Even after using for over a year, I am still not confident when I set up a new client.

Review Source: Capterra
 

ashkan from Hope & Order
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

September 2018

September 2018

Simple UX Great Results!

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I love the user-friendliness of the tool. Easy to integrate with small businesses and highly effective.

Cons

I wish they'd expand on the offline tools they offer such as business cards, etc. The design options are limited.

Review Source: Capterra
 


September 2018

September 2018

Love the platform

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The product is easy to learn and use and the people are very helpful.

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I haven't come across anything that I don't like about the product. I'm thrilled.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Owen from ACES pest control
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

August 2018

August 2018

This program works!

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Very happy, it does as it says. Worth their fee.

Pros

It contacts all my customers for me and gives them an option to reviewing my business

Cons

has had a few glitches. Once customer got seven e mails instead of the three! But the admins explained that this was a glitch.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Britney from Anchor Wave

July 2018

July 2018

The support staff are great to work with!

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Simple and understandable user software. Easy to explain to my clients but should an error arise, support is always happy to help out as well.

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No complaints just yet. Support is always available to jump in and assist if a small error arises but overall no complaints.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Julie from Grapevine Virtual

June 2018

June 2018

Anytime I have questions, there is a polite and patient person there to help!

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I like how easy it is to grasp the program. The support team it super kind and helpful. They have never been impatient when I call with 'silly questions'.

Cons

Over the last few months, there has been a longer wait time to be able to talk directly with a support person. Calling and getting through right away hasn't happened in a long time, and returned calls usually take several hours or the next day. However, if you send an email with your problem, they are very quick to respond. There isn't anything I 'like least' about this program.

Review Source: Capterra