What is a great service for graphic designing and web development? One which offers great services, one which offers a rich experience, one which lets you do more with less, and the one which is prices exactly according to your budget and allows flexibility. All these qualities can easily be found in the two competitors we are going to review in this comparative analysis. Draftss has been a very lucrative option for the clients. In terms of pricing, it is highly affordable and in terms of services, it is very qualitative. On the other hand, DesignTork is highly qualitative and comes with a wide range of services too. From graphic designing to web development, both of these competitors are a perfect fit to be put against each other for the analysis.
Draftss has been offering flexibility, affordability, and ease of availing the services in a very structured and organized manner. On the other hand, DesignTork has got a mission to offer the services of their domain in the most affordable and most accessible way.
Both of these service providers, however, have been competing over the unlimited graphic designing services package. These services offer an unlimited number of requests to be fulfilled for the client by the service provider. A number of competitors entering this domain are making it even more competitive and staying ahead in the competition requires a lot of great designers, resources, skills, and absolutely excellent propositions.
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In this piece of the guide, we have tried to explore the dimensions of the services provided by Draftss as well as DesignTork and thus, aim to conclude a better option for the type of requirements a client may have.
Draftss – Overview
Draftss is known for its unlimited graphic designing services as well as the flexibility it possesses in its highly affordable subscription packages. It offers you to have a complete designing team at your service without you hiring any graphic designer on the basis of subscription packages. Further, the subscription package for graphic designing services starts at just $89 per week. In addition, Draftss is backed by a number of reviews, for its flexibility, consistency, & speedy services. The service provider is a one-stop-shop for all the designing and development needs for startups, founders, freelancer, developers, and design & development agencies to get their tasks worked out with an expert and skilled team of professionals.
The package at Draftss starts at just $89 per week. In just a price as little as this, Draftss delivers quality and speed and hence becomes a win-win deal for everyone. Draftss has been a one-stop-shop for all the graphic designing and development solutions. This makes Draftss a very good option for the clients and caters to a very wide range of services. Draftss allocates highly specialized designers for each of the specific requirements of the clients.
DesignTork – Overview
DesignTork has a wide variety of services which is impressive for the clients and visitors. A very few of the competitors in the market are the ones who have been successfully able to compete with Draftss over the range of services. On the other hand, the mission of the service provider talks about making the services affordable and accessible. These two are the most competitive parameters in the industry of graphic design and web development.
The service provider is driven by the values of growth, flexibility, love, productivity, quality, and dependability. It also offers a 15 days money-back guarantee. The service provider also holds a monthly contest where the participants are offered a free subscription of the designing service package on winning. DesignTork also has got resources that are compatible and highly required to give a competition to the services provider like Draftss. DesignTork has got its own dedicated dashboard for the clients to manage their tasks and requests. It also has a fair range of technology to work upon.
Pricing – Draftss vs DesignTork
Pricing already plays a crucial role in the domain of unlimited graphic designing and web development. Additionally, with the goals of the two competitors aligned with making the services affordable and acessible, it become even more of an important factor to test who has been able to perform well before the clients.
Draftss Subscription Cost
Draftss offers a range of plans that is fairly justifiable and highly affordable. It has a great pricing model. It offers its clients to subscribe for Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly & specially customized Annual Plans.
To be noted is the weekly plan offered which is very rare to come across a service provider in the industry. It is best suited for clients and businesses looking for smaller tasks to be worked upon.
Draftss is very lucrative as well as an easy to go service provider. In comparison with all the other services, the subscription prices are fairly low and affordable which makes it easy for the clients to subscribe and thus get the projects worked out swiftly with a highly skilled team.
DesignTork Subscription Cost
DesignTork has one of its missions to provide graphic design and web development services in an affordable and accessible manner. To a great extent, it has been able to succeed at the goal. However, the flexibility in the pricing model plays a major role in making the affordability of the services useful. The packages of the service provider start as low as $208 per month. With an annual billing of the package, the initial two months of the services are free to use for the clients. However, the package lacks in turnaround time, has no option of web design, and comes with no development support.
The second plan at DesignTork is priced at $374 with two months of free service on annual billing, This plan however offers the services of web design as well as front-end development. But even this package has a turnaround time of 1-3 business days which seems to be a bit longer than every other provider in the industry. The third plan at DesignTork is priced at $724 with the free service of 2 months on annual billing. This plan offers the same turnaround time but allows multiple brands to use the services. It also enables 2 design requests to be worked out at once.
Services Offered by Draftss & DesignTork
Draftss offers a wide range of services as well as DesignTork offers services in an affordable rate. Outsourcing the services in this domain helps the firms reduce their effort and use their time more efficiently and effectively. Let’s lok at the service offering by the two service providers.
Offering by Draftss
Draftss comes with a team of expert and brilliant designers who do not only cater to the graphic designing needs but also to the web development and coding needs of the clients. With a very compact and smooth structure of workflow, Draftss can quickly work out the submitted tasks by the clients with a team of expert designers and a dedicated project manager. Collaboration over a number of platforms and software programs makes the complete process effortless for clients & assures nothing less than great designs! The onboarding process at Draftss makes it, even more, easier for the clients to quickly get on board with the platform.
The effectiveness & efficiency of the service provider helps to decrease the turnaround time for each design task and hence helps the clients in getting more number requirements fulfilled and thus more value for money.
Offerings by DesignTork
The basic motto of DesignTork is to offer unlimited graphic designing and development servies to their clients in a very affordable and accessible manner. It offers to work on various technologies and frameworks with a quick turnaround and easy collaboration mechanism. Although it also claims to have an experienced team, it has worked only on a few projects as per its portfolio.
Let’s have a sneak peek into the services offered by the two available in a wide range:
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As claimed by the online platform of DesignTork, they have a very large range of limitations upon the complexity of whatever they work and hence may not be referred to as experts. This may make clients a bit apprehensive of making DesignTork a choice for their tasks.
On the other hand, Draftss acts as a one-stop solution for all the designing as well as coding needs for its clients with a vast range of services & offerings. Draftss also serves all the technological needs of the clients by supporting a wide variety of software programs like CorelDraw, Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Adobe XD, Figma, Sketch, Powerpoint, Keynote, WordPress & Page builders.
In other terms, Draftss can get anything done for you if it is possible to design it in the supported software programs.
In addition, Draftss has been in the industry for the last 10 years and has successfully served a number of leading businesses. The best quality of Draftss is:
- It is highly responsive.
- It’s Fast & highly responsive services.
- Equipped with a very strong team of designers and coders.
Putting the long story in short, Draftss has to offer a service that is highly responsive, quick, and efficient.
Portfolio – Draftss vs DesignTork
It is no more a fact to elaborate and express more that a portfolio is very critical to attract the clients and users to use services and convey your quality and expertise in the domain. Draftss on one hand has got a very extensive portfolio. DesignTork on the other hand has got a fairly limited set of designs on its portfolio. Let’s explore more.
Portfolio of Draftss
The portfolio of Draftss comprises of the particulars like logo, t-shirt designs, packaging designs, web and app UI/UX, and other designs among many. Thus, the portfolio at Draftss comprises of everything a client might be looking forward to avail. For the parameters of quality, customer experience, and attention to the sharpness of the designs, a number of testimonials and feedback show Draftss to be a very positive add-on for all its clients and customers.
Portfolio of DesignTork
As per the claim that DesignTork makes over the website of its designers being very experienced and brilliant, there might be some questions in the minds of the visitors and potential clients who visit the portfolio of the service provider before signing up for them. The number of designs and the variety is very limited and the portfolio has very little of the sample work displayed. The quality is fair and thus the skillset can for once be accepted. Also, the majority of the designs are related to the promotional aspect of the business and hence can be considered as very particular and specific in nature. DesignTork has also created some minimalistic and classy designs with bright colors that look soothing and good making a little impression on the visitors.
Quality at Draftss
Draftss, for all these years in the industry, has delivered not just good designs but great designs. Therefore, Draftss equips the clients and their tasks with highly specialized designers of the domain which makes the design come out as a masterpiece.
Draftss collaborates with the clients over a number of platforms which makes it easier for clients to collaborate, unlike other platforms. Keeping the clients updated and completely in the loop of the designing process makes it easy & reliable for clients to have the designers at their service. Draftss also let the clients avail the facility to talk to the designer over the voice call for better understanding and to deliver the best experience for the customer support throughout the process. What brings out the best in the services of Draftss is that the service provider allocates highly specialized designers for the tasks. This makes each of the tasks become a masterpiece and deliver the maximum value to the clients.
Quality at DesignTork
Talking of the quality of the designs taht can be expected from DesignTork, the designers have done some fairly good work to showcase and impress the visitors. However, the portfolio is liited and hence a very extensive review of the designs might not be possible for the graphic designing at DesignTork. Also, DesignTork offers a 15 days money back guarantee just to let the clients explore the services and decide what they feel suitable with.
The quality of the services however can be termed as good. They have got their own dedicated dashboard and other supporting services which help the process of graphic designing to be eased. They also have got a fair turnaround time of about 1-3 business days for the first look of the design to be delivered. However, the designs might need further editions that would require more time. Also, the quality of the designs is highly dependent on the smoothness of the process. As the team claims itself to be growth-oriented in its basic nature, it is expected that they are very productive as well as efficient.
Design – Draftss vs DesignTork
While DesignTork has done fairly well at some of the supporting aspects of the process of graphic designing in competition with Draftss, it is time to have a review of their designing upon the different aspects and requests that a client might have.
Design at Draftss
Designing at Draftss is all about the client and the team equipped with the client for assistance and designing. As soon as a client signs up for a subscription package upon the website of Draftss, it equips the client with a team of designers and a dedicated project manager. With a full-fledged team of expert designers and developers, Draftss also at times equips a designer who specializes in a specific domain if the design is very specific in nature making the output even better. Sharp designs and an attentive approach towards the designs are two of the major skills all of the designers at Draftss possess.
Design at DesignTork
DesignTork has not talked very openly about its variety and diversification of the types of designs it can work upon. However, for the initials, it is confident in its designing for website and online platforms, promotional and marketing designs, print designs, as well as some other basic design categories. Hence, the designing of the service provider can be termed as limited in nature however, it may also cater to some additional designs which are not included in the portfolio and have never been worked before in very simple and basic nature.
Development – Draftss vs DesignTork
There are very less number of service providers who understand the importance of web development cmbined with Graphic designing. Draftss is one of them and DesignTork is another.
Developmemt at Draftss
Draftss not only designs apps & web UI/UX for startups, founders, entrepreneurs, & businesses, but also helps in the development of the designed particulars. This feature is very unique to Draftss and can be found rarely with any competitor agency. Draftss works well on the critical factors of designing, speed, mobile responsiveness, & overall health of the digital platforms of its clients.
Further, the list of service of Draftss helps the clients build upon the software programs like HTML/CSS, WordPress, Page Builders, & Elementor, among many others. Thus, providing the solution for the development of the designs & web platforms, Draftss has a big edge here over other similar service providers in the industry. A business may avail both the facilities from Draftss and may not have to look for two different options to get a design from one and get the development done from another.
Development at DesignTork
DesignTork comes with a few limitations and development is not the one fortunately. DesignTork calims to have a very wide and skilled pool of resources to work upon multiple and a variety of services and technologies. It showcases its development expertise fairly and thus seems to be confident on the development of the complex aspects of the domain however, it only cater to the front-end development of the platforms. It thus becomes a very difficult and confusing situation for the client to choose DesignTork for the web developmental needs as it can offer only partial solutions to a request. For any further development that has to be done, a client might have to look for another option which would become a major problem.
Process – Draftss vs DesignTork
Businesses and the owners stay on tightly packed up schedules. It is thus always a good idea to offer them with the easy and quick onboarding process for any service being offered to them.
The on-boarding process at draftss is quick and simple.
- Visit the website and choose a plan.
- Fill out the form for on-boarding and done!
The team gets back to you and gets you going!
The onboarding process at DesignTork however also seems to be very short, crisp, and time efficient. Although the limitation of the plans being only monthly stays, the client can submit a request through their website and can start working with them.
For the clients on board with Draftss, the service provider follows a simple & very smooth process. To cater to the ease of communication, Draftss has a channel for all. Therefore, you can use E-mail, Trello, Slack, Whatsapp, Telegram, and just about every other project management tool that you have been using OR the submission form by Draftss to submit your design tasks. This makes the submission process very handy & easy for the clients of Draftss.
On the other hand, DesignTork also operates through its dedicated dashboard to accept the new task submissions. This makes the client find DesignTork resourceful and accessible.
Draftss gives you revisions until & unless you’re satisfied with the design upon your screen. You don’t like it? No problem! Draftss will revise it. Draftss understands the importance of revisions and hence allows the clients to ask for as many revisions as required. Therefore, it’s not a problem if the first output does not fit the best! The clients at Draftss always have got a second chance.
Similarly, with the monthly subscription package, DesignTork also offers unlimited revisions of the designs.
At Draftss, clients finalize the design only when it is exactly what is needed. Therefore, until and unless it is perfect, it is not finalized. The client is also offered a number of options of format to get the designs.
DesignTork also offers the same service. They do offer their clients to finalize the designs and download when satisfied.
Communication – Draftss vs DesignTork
When it is about services, good communication always makes way for rich customer experience. A service provider which has a communiction channel for all is the one which is loved by the clients. Staying handy, easy, and accessible can make one sign up for any service.
Communication at Draftss
Draftss offers all its clients the flexibility to communicate over a number of channels depending upon the clients’ comfort and thus becomes way more approachable and handy to converse with in comparison to any of its competitors.
To provide ease and not confine the clients with limited options, Draftss offers its clients to communicate with the design team over a single chain of E-mails, Slack, WhatsApp, & a number of other project management tools. The design team is highly responsive & quick to provide the required assistance.
Communication at DesignTork
DesignTork only works upon the dedicated dashboard where it lets the clients talk to the account manager. Account manager handles all the requests made by the clients and also conveys the feedback to the designers. However, it is a great way to manage projects, but communication might be hindered. Not all clients are handy woth an absolutely new dashboard before them. Thus, realizing the same, DesignTork also comes to collaborate with clients on Slack. This makes its communication policy fair and to a competitive level.
Turnaround Time Per Task
One of the most important factors to analyze & judge a service upon is the turn-around time it takes for the service provider to complete the task and get back to the client. Turnaround time is inversely proportional to the number of designs worked.
Turnaround at Draftss
Draftss provides a realistic turnaround time for the most common design tasks and for other specific tasks, it depends on the complexity of the design. Hence, simpler tasks take lesser time, complex tasks take more time. You can check out the turnaround time for all types of tasks here. Draftss efficiently works on illustrations, labels, stickers, logos, and many more particulars.
The client is told about the turnaround time of a project while subscribing for a plan for a shorter duration or the projects for a long term plan. Draftss also saves time by making a great design at one go and thus prevents the revisions and the time consumed in the process.
Turnaround at DesignTork
DesignTork takes a bit more time as an average turnaround time for the requests assigned. The average turnaround time ranges from 1-3 business days for a general request of the graphic design. However, one can expect more time to be taken considering the iterations and feedback after the fort concept of the design is delivered. Thus, the turnaround time is fairly good if it strictly is followed. Therefore, one can expect a good value based on time out of a subscription from DesignTork.
Whitelabel – Draftss vs DesignTork
White Labeling Services at Draftss
From clients to businesses looking forward to extending similar services in the market, Draftss is open for all. Draftss thus lets the partner firms use its design & development services with the partners’ mark upon the services. The services to the partners are offered at a very affordable subscription price. A number of businesses in their initial phase may not possess the same standard of quality and resources. Draftss offers them its white labeling services and lets them become the partner and hence equips them with the Draftss team for providing the services to the partner’s clients with the mark of a partner.
It thus helps to avoid the resources of the firm to get diluted by spending huge on the designers who possess absolute brilliance to design and work out the tasks without compromising on the quality of services like Draftss. Thus, the team of professionals and experts at Draftss acts as an extended team for the partner and works for the partner’s clients with the same level of dedication and quality assurance.
White Labeling Services at DesignTork
DesignTork sadly does not have this service to offer and can be counted as another limitation at the service provider’s end. DesignTork, however, has a Winfree design contest where the service provider offers free subscriptions.
What To Choose?
Draftss has been a service provider competing not just only on the quality of the services but also on the range of the service it has got to offer. However, DesignTork, like every other competitor, seems to not be able to put up to the same range and hence make up for the service provider which has to satisfy its clients for less.
In terms of the quality of designs and services, the two have performed well. Now that the range is a point of differentiation for both of the services, Draftss in this case has a very important advantage of offering very affordable packages as well as the flexibility of weekly packages as well. At a competitive price. Draftss offers more options to make requests for and thus the value of the subscription increases significantly.
Prices of services offered by DesignTork is very affordable but the number of limitations that come with it are numerous.
Some of them are white labeling services, the backend developement, as well as branding services. These are definitely considerable measures to analyze the two competitors and their performance. Hence, for this set of reviews, Draftss has a great advantage to offer to its clients than DesignTork can offer to its clients.
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