Gravitec is a relatively unknown Push Notification provider. However, off late, it's getting a lot of traction. So, is Gravitec Worth it? Let us find out in this Gravitec Review.
Gravitec Review 2022 Summary
Gravitec isn't one of the cheapest plugin even with their generous free tier. However, if you are buying it from AppSumo, their Lifetime Deal is worth every penny.
Gravitec is a feature-rich plugin. You will find a useful option which you can't find in any other plugins. But segmentation based on Signup is difficult to implement
Gravitec provides support only through tickets. I am yet to interact with customer support for real queries, so can't really comment on the quality of the support.
Summary: Gravitec is a great Push Notification plugin. If you can do away with their basic reports and can take out time to understand how to create a segment based on subscription page, it is a must buy even at regular price and with AppSumo LTD, it's a steal deal.
Gravitec AppSumo Deal: Gravitec is currently running a Life Time Deal (LTD) on Appsumo. With this AppSumo Deal, you can get get unlimited websites with 30K Subscribers per website for an unbelievable price of $49 (Lower than monthly price for the same amount of subscriber)
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Gravitec Review 2022
Gravitec is push notification plugin that has created quite a lot of buzz recently. So, is Gravitec worth it or is it just another push notification provider? Let us find out the same in this Gravitec review.
Gravitec is a relatively unknown Push Notification service provider that was started by 4 Digital Marketing enthusiasts in 2016. It has offices in Poland and Ukraine.
At the time of writing the review, Gravitec was used by more than 11,000 websites including Blogging Ocean. Some of the elite customers of Gravitec include brands like Xiaomi, Toyota and Jaguar.
Plans And Pricing
Gravitec offers two plans, Free Plan and Business plan. The free plan is free up to 10K subscribers which is a decent number. However, it comes with Gravitec Branding and limited automation options. Another limitation with the free plan is that you cannot add users to your account.
The Business plan of Gravitec comes with all the all features left out in the free plan. It starts at $40 per month for up to 10K subscribers.
Registering And Onboarding (Set-up)
Registering with Gravitec is a simple. First you need to visit their Pricing page by clicking on the button below
Next, you can choose the plan of your choice. Irrespective of what option you choose, you will be taken to their signup page where you just need to add your email and password. Next, Gravitec will send you a verification email. Upon clicking the link in the email, you will straight away be taken to their quick set-up.
On the first page, you can choose the type of integration, enter your website URL as well as upload your square logo that should appear along with notifications.
Next, you will be asked to enable Push Notifications, Smart Digest and Push Inbox Widget. We will talk about it later. You can either configure them now or just skip to configure them later.
Lastly, based on the type of integration you selected on the first page, Gravitec will guide you to add a subscription prompt on your website. For WordPress websites, it will ask you to install the Gravitec Plugin and then use "Connect To Existing Account" option in plugin settings to make it working. It's as easy as that
Features Of Gravitec
You'll find hundreds of Push notification providers. However, the features that they offer set the best apart from the rest. So let us check out the features available with Gravitec
1. Create A Campaign
The create a campaign option is pretty straight-forward and very much like other push notification providers. You can create a push notification by setting the Title and Text for the push notification. For URLs, you can either add manually or use the Autofill option which will try to automatically pull the link from your RSS feed.
You can also add UTM parameters and select whether to send the push notification immediately or at a specific time. The Time To Live (TTL) option is also present. So, if you want your users to see you Black Friday Offer for 1 day, users who access their device after 1-day won't see your push notification.
There's also a Quick Mode option wherein you just have to add the URL of your post or page and Gravitec will automatically pull the Page Title, Meta Descriptions and Featured Image and use it as Title, Text and Push Notification icon respectively for your push notification. Of course, you can edit before sending the out the push notification.
2. Push Automations
Gravitec provides more push notification options than any other plugin I've used or tested. So, let us go through each one of them.
a. RSS To Push
As the name suggests, the RSS To Push automation option sends out Push Notifications as and when it detects a new post in your RSS Feed. Users can control during what time the Push Notification should be sent and what's the maximum number of notifications to be sent.
Gravitec also allows you to set the order in which Title, Text and Icon would be pulled from your website
b. Drip Campaigns
The Drip campaigns feature in Gravitec allows you to send a series of push notifications to your subscriber. All you have to do is add the URLs to the drip campaign and Gravitec will automatically fetch all the required details from your web page. Of course, here too you have the option to edit your Title, Text as well as Icon.
c. Push Digests
The Push Digest feature allows you to send daily and weekly digests of the top content posted on your website. This feature is useful for News websites and blogs who publish several times each day
You can even preview how your test digest would look like. Since I publish once in a while, there's nothing in my test push digest
d. Tweet To Push
If you are an active Twitter user, Gravitec can create push notifications from your Tweets. However, for this feature to work, the Tweet must contain an external URL.
You can also choose to send push notifications for Tweets that contain a certain hashtag. If you Tweet too often, you can restrict the number of Tweet To Push Campaigns per day.
d. Welcome Message
Last, but not the least, Gravitec allows you to send a Welcome Message to your new subscribers.
3. Prompt And Bell Option
The prompt and bell option allows you to manage your permission prompt notification, Block Override and the Bell option. Let ius go through each one of them in detail
a. Permission Prompts
A Push Notification provider would be incomplete if it doesn't let you control the appearance and location of permission prompts. Gravitec here too won't disappoint you as it allows you to seamlessly control Permission Prompts
You can easily manage the Appearance and Location of the permission prompts separately for Mobile and Desktop. You can also delay the permission prompt till a certain time or after the user scroll certain percentage of the page. You can also show the prompt to users who browse a certain number of pages on your website.
Of course, you can change the text as well as customize the appearance of the permission prompt. Another thing that caught my attention was Gravitec's option of adding the text in multiple languages.
b. Block Override
The Block Override tab allows you to show a bell icon to your visitors who have either manually or automatically blocked your push notification. Clicking on the bell icon will guide your visitors how to re-subscribe to your push notifications.
Within this tab you can also adjust when or if you want to show re-show subscription prompt to subscribers who have blocked your notifications.
The bell option is one of the most interesting options from Gravitec. It allows the visitor to see all the notifications that you sent him just like an email inbox. You can also allow the user to select the categories of push notifications they want to receive.
The RSS option shows you all the pages on your website including details like the number of visitors to each page and if you have sent a notification for the URL in question.
You can click on the arrow in the Action column to send a push notification for that page or post.
The reports option in Gravitec is very basic. It allows you to see the number of notifications sent, delivered, seen, opened and closed. If you are looking for advanced reports, Gravitec isn't the right choice for you.
6. Campaign History
As the name suggests, the Campaign History option allows you to see all your past campaigns along with the basic report data for them.
In the Subscribers option, you can see all the details of your subscribers including their Country, City, Browsers, etc. You can even filter the number of subscribers based on specific criteria.
As the name suggests, in the segments section, you can create segments for your subscribers based on your Browser, Country, City, OS and Language.
Strangely, you cannot segment your audience based on page where they subscribed, out of the box. Though you can implement it if you have some basic coding knowledge. Though for me, that's one but a big con of Gravitec.
9. WordPress Settings
Apart from the Gravitec Dashboard, you can also find a couple of options on Gravitec WordPress Plugin Dashboard. From the WordPress plugin, you can select an option which will automatically send out a push notification whenever a new post is published on your website.
You can also create push notifications straight from your WordPress Dashboard.
Gravitec provides support only through ticketing system. However, since I never needed to contact their support team, I can't really tell if they are good or bad.
Final Words On Gravitec Review
Gravitec is a great option for push notifications. It has some useful options which you won't find in any other plugins. However, it does miss one useful option of segmenting the users based on their subscription page, out of the box. Also, it's reporting is very basic.
So, if these aren't much of an issue for you, Gravitec is a must-buy push notification provider.