If you’re building a web site in today’s day and age – or heck, if you’re building any type of marketing campaign or brand at all – then you’re probably in the process of thinking about a logo for yourself. This is especially true of start-ups, first-time entrepreneurs, freelancers and the like. The good news is that finding a custom-designed logo in this day and age is not difficult at all.
The bad news? Well, it will cost you a decent piece of that start-up capital.
But, hey, how about some more good news? The prices are actually fairly reasonable. Whether you check out a site like Design Crowd or something more like LogoBee, as we’ll be discussing here, you can probably expect to pay somewhere in the range of $200+ for your logo. If you’re still living in the old-world way of getting things done, this can actually seem quite reasonable.
And since price is not a major factor in the world of logo design – because, heck, you’ll see LogoBee prices everywhere – we have to take some time and consider its offerings in greater detail if this LogoBee review is ever going to hit liftoff.
The Goods: Does LogoBee Have Them?
The first thing we have to ask about a design site like LogoBee is whether or not their designs, you know, actually look good. This can be tricky territory for a reviewer like myself, since individual designs crafted to specific projects can fluctuate in quality. Heck, if LogoBee always produced terrible designs that are exactly what their customers wanted, isn’t that actually a good way of going about things? So it’s not hard to see that deciphering LogoBee’s quality is going to be a challenge.
Discerning Quality, One Bee at a Time
One good hint comes on their own sample page – after all, if LogoBee in all of its design experience can’t muster just a few quality selections for its portfolio then there’s a good chance they didn’t really have many quality selections to choose from.
When it comes to this sample portfolio, the designs are sleek, well-tailored, and generally kind of square. Some look more web-ready than others, but that’s the nature of designing logos online: you’re not always going to be designing a logo that will go at the header to a web page. You’re sometimes designing logos for clients that went them on business cards and don’t really care how great or how poor their site looks.
So LogoBee will get a general thumbs-up for the designs, which are professional enough to keep my criticisms at bay for now. What about the next litmus test: the overall pricing structure? It’s always one of the most important variables to consider, so let’s dive right in.
The Price: What’s the Bottom Line?
Pricing, of course, does not occur in a vacuum. If I pay fifty cents for an orange, but the orange is half the size of the orange you bought for 75 cents, then you’re the one who got the deal, not me. A price should be inexpensive, but it should also be inexpensive relative to the services offered.
In the world of logo design, the ability to get revisions for these logos is closely connected to price. So it’s no surprise that LogoBee’s bottom pricing tier – dubbed the “Special” package – allows you six revisions, while the more expensive tiers allow you unlimited revisions. LogoBee is quick to unlock the “unlimited revisions” factor, and that always receives a positive grade in my book.
So let’s say you want those unlimited revisions and are interested in the “Silver” package, the next cheapest in the procession of prices. What will this yield you at LogoBee? Well, why don’t I just tell you:
- A price of $279
- 8 custom logo designs
- Delivered in 5 business days
- Unlimited revisions
- A satisfaction guarantee
When you consider that the “Silver” package is not far off in features from the much-more-expensive “Express” package, the Silver is what you’re going to want to opt for. Eight logo designs is enough to handle web site stuff, stationary, business cards and the like. You can wait an extra three business days for your delivery, and since you have a satisfaction guarantee and unlimited revisions, you’ll be good to go after this purchase.
Given how hard it can be to find a quality set of logos at this price, LogoBee’s “Silver” package is the highlight of the overall offerings, and certainly the one you’ll want to take the hardest look at.
So How Does It Work? And Other Conclusions
The process is actually really simple – with PayPal or a credit card, you’re ready to make the purchase right away on their web site, at which point you simply follow LogoBee’s instructions and take a look at what their designers are able to provide you with. My advice: be sure to take advantage of all of your revisions if you’re really not happy with what you get at first.
You’d be surprised how easy it is to accept a logo after the first or second round, when really you should be waiting for a logo that really inspires you and wows you. Carry the same rule whether you’re working with LogoBee or a host of other graphic design service sites.
So how does LogoBee stack up to the competition of other design offerings out there? It’s got a nice pricing package which is fair and provides unlimited revisions, it’s got professional-looking logos and it generally is easy to use and easy to understand. You can’t really ask for much more than that.
Sure, LogoBee doesn’t have me all giddy to go and get my own new logo right now, which is probably what would merit a 5/5 star review, but LogoBee’s overall quality can’t be anything less than a 4 out of 5.
If you’re in the market for a new logo and don’t want to work with freelancers because of unpredictability, a site like LogoBee is where you’ll want to go. It’s dependable, easy to figure out, and you know you’ll get quality. What else can you really ask for?