Osortoo and Simpliers are two different platforms that allow you to pick giveaway winners from comments on social media posts. Both of them have other services available but in this article we will focus on Social Media Picker by Osortoo and Giveaway Picker by Simpliers.
For this study we are going to compare both platforms with a consumer eye and be as honest as possible for you to be able to pick the tool that best fits your needs. In the following table we will compare the two platforms based on criteria that will allow us to differentiate them and show their strengths and weaknesses. We have decided not to include criteria that both platforms do not offer and focus on what they do offer.
|Need to create an account||yes||no|
|Maximum number of comments for free draw||50||not always available|
|Multi platforms winner picker||yes||yes|
|Filter: minimum of @mentions in a comment||yes||yes|
|Filter: include comment replies||yes||no|
|Filter: remove duplicate users||yes||yes|
|Filter: only comment that have a special “text”||yes||yes|
|Filter: add extra entries||yes||no|
|Filter: blacklist users||yes||no|
|Filter: more tags gives more chances to win||yes||no|
|Filter: more comments gives more chances to win||yes||no|
|Filter: check if winner follows account||no||yes, in business plan|
|Pick multiple winners||yes||yes|
|Asks for authorisations to access your content||yes||no|
|Asks for the links of your posts||no||yes|
After this comparison, we can see that both products produce similar end results but work very differently. With Osortoo, you can only make a draw if you have previously created an account, which is not necessary to do with Simpliers. In terms of pricing, Simpliers & Osortoo have similar offers but Osortoo would be cheaper than Simpliers. Osortoo has more filters that can be applied to the draw. On the visual part, both platforms give out a template to announce the winner on social media.
Osortoo also allows you to access your previous draws at any time in your account, unlike Simpliers. Both platforms allow you to draw a new winner if you want to. Both have an option where you can record the whole process of your draw to prove to your audience its legitimacy. Finally, in terms of customer service, they can both be contacted via email and social media if you have questions or need assistance. Osortoo even has a live chat available.
We now have a good idea of what each platform does and doesn’t. It is your time to choose the right one for you. As a summary, Osortoo has more filters that can be applied to your draw and ends up being the cheapest option. Whereas, Simpliers is more adapted for a one time experience where there is no need to set up your account even if you pay a little extra.