Post Planner allows users to do exactly what the tool is entitled - schedule viral photos, trending articles and proven status ideas to a number of social media profiles to drastically increase engagement. The purpose of the tools is simply to help campaigns reach more people and increase engagement without having to spending tons of time analyzing data and identifying the best content. They specialize in Facebook and have a blog that teaches business or campaign managers how to improve their social media strategy.
Post Planner is designed to take a once difficult and time-consuming process and turn social media management into a complete seamless process. The entire platform was built on the premise of increasing engagement by making it simple to find, plan, and post content. The content that is posted is scientifically proven to increase social media engagement on both Facebook and Twitter.
There are three different pricing plans for marketers or users that decide to use Post Planner to increase engagement through quality content. All three packages make social media engagement easier, but to varying degrees. The pricing platforms are broken down as follows:
Other common features associated with the various pricing packages include the following: access to viral photos and top articles, suggestion and ideas for status updates, ability to bulk upload, and a sharebar. Some packages also include a custom domain and email opt-in option.
According to statistics of current users, 94% of users saved time managing their social media profiles through Post Planner and 83% of users have seen a significant boost in engagement. All in all, roughly 94% of users would recommend the app to colleagues. It is also important to note, that Post Planner includes a 100% satisfaction guarantee to clients.
Two areas that Post Planner appears to struggle with are the platform's ability to monitor and provide data. While it is an excellent tool for campaign management, the platform does not necessarily help users analyze and strategize their efforts moving forward. For example, the following features, while standard for many social media tools, are not included in the Post Planner platform:
There are account limits and social network limits to keep in mind too. The number of accounts that can be managed through Post Planner range from 10-50 depending on the pricing package selected. While they are compatible with a number of social networks, the focus of Post Planner really falls on bolstering engagement on Facebook and Twitter specifically.
As others have stated, my experience with post planner has been horrible. I signed up for the Guru plan paying less than $15 per month. At some point in time they "upgraded" me to a much more expensive plan for free. After the year was up, WITHOUT notification they began charging me for the MUCH more expensive plan! For something that was supposed to be a free year upgrade...are you kidding me. I'm talking $522 dollars a year versus the $10-15/month plan I signed up for. I'm all for trying out new free upgrades but this is outrageous to automatically enroll the user for the plan and start charging for it. I do not even recall upgrading my account (if I did it must have been one of those "click this button" to upgrade for free year) but there is NO way I would have gone with that expensive of a plan. Guru plan allows for many accounts (FB Pages, Twitter pages, etc.). At my business we use 2. Insane that I would ever knowlingly consent to an upgrade that allows 100+ accounts. There is absolutely no use for that type of account for my business. Now lets move onto the cancellation process: You login to cancel and upon cancelling you have to stay in the plan another FULL year. So I would have had to pay another $500+ for something I never signed on for and couldn't even use. Fraud is the only word that comes to mind. So the only real way out at this point is change up your credit card number. So I'm now going to be calling to cancel and renew my credit card so this fraudulant company cannot charge me for something I never agreed too. Save your money and use this alternative: Use HOOTESUITE. They are a reputable company and would never do this. I used to use Hootesuite and made the mistake of trying Post Planner. Switching back and won't look back. If anyone wants to join in a class-action lawsuit, I'm in.
My experience is exactly the same as the previous 2 one-star reviews. No matter what services a company provides, the ability to cancel and modify plans and payment methods should always be clear. I took advantage of what they promoted as $3 to start for the first month, then without notice, they had enrolled me into the annual plan and charged my credit card. While following their support documentation outlining cancellation and refund, no "cancellation" button is actually anywhere to be seen even though it is mentioned in the documentation, and neither is the ability to remove original credit card info. The process is extremely scam-like, and definitely UNETHICAL!
I have used the software in the past, but find it is very limiting. They don't have as much new content as they had in the past, and their graphics capability is severely limited compared to other software I've used. I am currently seeking a refund for the unauthorized auto-renewal. There was no prior notice that they would be billing my account, and they have told me that their policy does not allow refunds! WTH! Who does that???? I am not about to pay for a year's worth of services that I no longer wish to use!
The concept of this service is great. I love the idea of having all kinds of content pulled for the user to distribute to their own pages and accounts. However, I found myself surfing for content waaaayy too long for the price with post-planner. It made no difference for me. The worst part is that they will auto-renew your yearly subscription months before you're due to renew, and then when you cancel, they won't give you a refund and ake you $100. There is no number to call, and it will take multiple messages for them to address your concerns and then refuse a refund. This is horrible business practice by today's standards. If you look at their Facebook page, you can see that you can't review it because there would be plenty of negative reviews.. Google "Post Planner Reviews" and you see others very upset about the same thing. Companies can't stay in business with this type of "fine print" practice. Very unethical!