Issuu

Content creation and distribution software for designers

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Issuu Overview

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.

Using Issuu, publishers can create custom reading experiences for audiences by adding background colors or logos to the interface and creating, distributing, and promoting content using visual stories and virtual subscriptions. Marketers can create articles, GIFs, presentations, brochures, or catalogs, drive campaigns across social platforms, and monitor the number of reads, impressions, or average time spent by audiences. Designers can also share created content with employees, targeted audiences, or customers and collaborate with editorial teams to handle approvals.

Issuu integrates with various third-party systems such as Dropbox, Google Docs, Adobe InDesign, and Google Drive. Managers can also track the status or deadlines on tasks, assign articles to team members, and create visual stories for Facebook and Instagram to engage with followers.

Issuu Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$22.00/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Issuu is offered across five pricing plans, outlined below. A discount is given for annual commitments.
Basic: Available for free
Starter: $22 per month and $19 per month billed annually
Premium: $45 per month and $40 per month billed annually
Optimum: $299 per month and $269 per month billed annually
Enterprise: Please contact Issuu directly for pricing information


Issuu Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada, Australia, Germany, Mexico
Supported Languages
English

Media

Issuu embed content on websites
Issuu story editor
Issuu share stories
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Issuu Reviews

Issuu Reviews

Overall rating
4.7
/
5
Excellent
80

Very good
18

Average
3

Poor
1

Terrible
1

Value for Money
4.3
Features
4.5
Ease of Use
4.7
Customer Support
4.2
95% recommended this app
Crystal W.

Engaging and Easy to Use

Overall, I have been quite happy with Issuu.


Rose L.

We Couldn't Function without Issuu

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.


Ivan enrique R.

Perusal Material

I am rather satisfied with the product.


David W.

Issuu is just what we needed

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.


Amanda E.

Perfect for Online Publishing


Crystal W.
Industry: Media Production
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Engaging and Easy to Use

Used Other for 1+ year
Reviewed on 18/12/2020
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Rose L.
Industry: Graphic Design
Company size: 2-10 Employees

We Couldn't Function without Issuu

Used Monthly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 29/12/2020
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Ivan enrique R.
Industry: Music
Company size: Self Employed

Perusal Material

Used Other for 2+ years
Reviewed on 22/12/2020
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 6.0/10

David W.
Industry: Education Management
Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees

Issuu is just what we needed

Used Weekly for 1+ year
Reviewed on 17/12/2020
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Amanda E.
Industry: Education Management
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Perfect for Online Publishing

Used Other for 2+ years
Reviewed on 22/12/2020
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
9/10
Based on 103 user ratings
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Issuu Pricing

Issuu Pricing

Starting from
US$22.00/month
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Issuu is offered across five pricing plans, outlined below. A discount is given for annual commitments.
Basic: Available for free
Starter: $22 per month and $19 per month billed annually
Premium: $45 per month and $40 per month billed annually
Optimum: $299 per month and $269 per month billed annually
Enterprise: Please contact Issuu directly for pricing information

Issuu is offered across five pricing plans, outlined below. A discount is given for annual commitments.
Basic: Available for free
Starter: $22 per month and $19 per month billed annually
Premium: $45 per month and $40 per month billed annually
Optimum: $299 per month and $269 per month billed annually
Enterprise: Please contact Issuu directly for pricing information

Value for Money
4.3/5
Based on 103 user ratings
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Issuu Features

Issuu Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Automatic Notifications
Content Management
Customisable Branding
Customisable Templates
Data Import/Export
Drag & Drop Interface
Electronic Payments
Inventory Management
Order Management
Product Catalogue
Reporting & Statistics
SEO Management
Search Functionality
Social Media Integration
Template Management
Third Party Integration
Website Management
eCommerce Management
Features
4.5/5
Based on 103 user ratings
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Additional information for Issuu

Additional information for Issuu

Key features of Issuu

  • Advertising Management
  • Campaign Management
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Content Management
  • Conversion Tracking
  • Distribution Management
  • Document Management
  • SEO Management
  • Video Management
  • Workflow Management

Benefits

• 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.

Issuu FAQs

Issuu FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Issuu.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Issuu offer?

Issuu offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$22.00/month

Pricing model: Free, Subscription

Free Trial: Not Available

Issuu is offered across five pricing plans, outlined below. A discount is given for annual commitments. Basic: Available for free Starter: $22 per month and $19 per month billed annually Premium: $45 per month and $40 per month billed annually Optimum: $299 per month and $269 per month billed annually Enterprise: Please contact Issuu directly for pricing information

Q. What are the main features of Issuu?

Issuu offers the following features:

  • Advertising Management
  • Campaign Management
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Content Management
  • Conversion Tracking
  • Distribution Management
  • Document Management
  • SEO Management
  • Video Management
  • Workflow Management

Q. Who are the typical users of Issuu?

Issuu has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Large Enterprises, Freelancers, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does Issuu support?

Issuu supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does Issuu offer?

Issuu has the following pricing plans:

Free, Subscription

Q. Does Issuu support mobile devices?

Issuu supports the following devices:

Android, iPhone, iPad

Q. What other apps does Issuu integrate with?

Issuu integrates with the following applications:

Adobe Creative Cloud, Google Docs, Google Drive

Q. What level of support does Issuu offer?

Issuu offers the following support options:

Online Support, Knowledge Base, Video Tutorials, FAQs