With the internet and social media growing rapidly, there is always something new and exciting we have to keep up with. Same applies with companies… they have to change and evolve in order to stay competitive in the market or fall into decline… if they still won’t change then they run the risk of being replaced by new comers who will. One of these new comers is Instajunction.com.
Instajunction brings your social media closer to you; they allow you to create personalised items using pictures which you have already shared on your social media.
I was given £25 credit to use at the Instajunction website in order to check out the company and review their products. Usually I am not big on personalised items, mainly because it can take ages to get something just right and you have to go through 100’s of different steps before you can even dream about reaching the check-out. Instajunction is doing it different. Last week on Sunday I sat down and within 10 minutes I was done – my order was placed, paid for and a confirmation email all snuggled up in my inbox…
So how are they different?
First thing – they offer a slightly different product range compared to many other companies. Wrapping paper, sticker books or posters are all within your grasp.
Secondly – there is no need for an account. You can simply log on with your Instagram account and you are in. Once in all your pictures you have uploaded are visible and you can just pick whichever one you want to add to your purchase. No time wasted making an account, filling endless forms, refilling them again because you made one little mistake and it caused an error and then waiting for someone or something to send you a confirmation email. With Instajunction one click of the button and you are ready.
Finally the website is easy to use and extremely user friendly. I love the internet and I spend a lot of time messing around but sometimes I simply get lost while trying to order something. There are no worries of that happening when using Instajunction.
The ordering process has just 3 easy steps – chose the product you like – pick your pictures directly from your social media account – pay for your order. Then sit back and relax… and within the next 3-5 days your postie will knock on your door with a nice package for you.
So what did I order?
I actually wanted to get a Luxury Aluminium Plate but one is just not enough and I couldn’t really afford 4 of them 😦 so I settled for my 2nd choice from the product range. I ordered a set of 4 coasters as we use them every day and a set of 2 key-rings.
I placed my order on Sunday evening and it arrived on my doorstep on Friday. Well packed in a “please do not bend” envelope. Every component of my order was in a separate polythene bag plus a detailed invoice with my chosen products and pictures included.
What do you get?
A set of 4 hi-gloss finished photos on wooden coasters, measuring 9cm x 9cm. Their quality is astonishing. They are quite chunky and feel heavy compared to the other coasters we have already in the house. I have long nails so in a moment of boredom I tried to pick the top layer off to see how robust they are… no luck there… nothing sticking out or getting unglued. I took the Ode coaster and washed it… this also didn’t do any damage… When the Ode coaster had dried out it looked like new again 🙂 I also noticed that they make sounds… ok, I know coasters do not talk… I am not losing my mind… yet… but the top layer is a plastic-like material so when you place your glass on top, you can hear it landing with this sound that is not the usual bump sound you would expect. I like it.
Price – RRP £14.99
I had a quick online research session and found the price to be competitive. These coasters are definitely not the cheapest out there, but also not on the high end of the price spectrum. Now that I know the quality of the product I would be more than happy to pay a few extra £s for them.
What do you get?
Two plastic key-rings measuring 5.8 x 5.8cm, that can have prints on both sides of the fob. They feel good in your hand and you can tell that you are holding something solid. They aren’t too light and for sure don’t feel flimsy. The plastic clip holding the key ring fob is removable, so if you have another plan for your small plastic picture, you can remove it from the ring without fear of damaging the key-ring itself or the picture. Worth noticing is the fact that the whole picture part of the key-ring is in fact a single piece… this is not some picture sliding under a piece of plastic malarkey, no sir, this key-ring is solid. The plastic itself is very hard, it doesn’t bend at all… it also doesn’t break when dropped… yes, I am like a child but I just had to test it, on concrete from a height 🙂
Price – RRP £9.99
This is actually a very good price, especially given that you can design both sides of it. You can have a picture on one side and a personal note on the other, or anything your heart desires – just remember that you will have to make a note earlier and take a picture of it.
So what do I think?
I love it! It is fast and you can get an awesome gift at a good price. I can see Instajunction being very handy around Christmas time – they are perfect for creating unique gifts. We are thinking: wall calendar for Nan Flo, as she loves pictures and we can make something special for her, which she will cherish the whole of next year; sticker book for kids so they can share pictures from their play dates in a totally different form, I bet it will bring them much more joy than a standard printed picture; set of vinyls for my sis, they are redecorating and I am sure she will love some of her pictures on the wall…
What do you think? Would you use a company which allows you to create products using pictures from your Instagram account?
Oh, and I almost forgot… I have a 25% discount code which I can share with my friends. Code is FRIEND25BM and it must be used before 8/12/2013.
Or if you miss this deadline I also have 15% discount code FR10BT6X which is valid until 31/12/2013. They are both multi-use.
I received £25 credit from Instajunction via FuelMyBlog for review purposes. The opinions expressed in this review are honest and my own.
- Instajunction: Make the most of your Instagram photos (digital-diva.co.uk)
- Review: Instajunction Brings Instagram To Life (fivesafellowship.com)
35 responses to “Review – Instajunction.com – straight from your Instagram”
ooo sounds interesting. looks like a cute Idea for xmas presents x
This is what we were thinking… not too expensive but so effective and personal
Ooh this looks cool. Like steph said, it’s great for xmas presents 🙂
What cute stocking stuffers those would make!
Interesting app! Beautiful and good for this coming holiday and gift-giving season 🙂 giglove
I love things like this, so personal unusual! Your dogs look just fab adorned on different items!
Now they can feel like they are allowed everywhere in the house… dinning table included 😉
woah, this is so interesting 😀
sounds very cool. I love the coasters
Thank you, so do we 🙂
Wow!! This is awesome! I have to check this site out! GIGLOVE
omg super cute idea!!! I have so many photos that I want to turn into something like that!
it is so cool 🙂 we can have many options
OMG! Im in love with the wrapping paper idea…. I always print my instagram pics with printstagram, but will have to check here for more options ^^
xoxo! giglove ^^
cool app but never shop wrapping paper online yet!
it is good to try something new… wrapping paper with my own pictures sounds awesome to me
this is such a great idea! ive only seen ones that just only prints photos. will definitely have to check it out
I just LOVE this idea! I heard about them but hadn’t gotten a chance to check it out yet – I will totally be putting my cat on everything now!!! ❤
I absolutely love this whole Instajunction – I think I’ve become an IG fan the last few months and would absolutely love to turn my photos into this. Definitely will be checking them out.
That’s cool that you don’t have to set up an account giving them all of your personal info. I have to admit that (GASP) I don’t have an Instagram account, but I have been wanting to get one, so maybe being able to use this site with it is the push I need to finally sign up for an Instagram. 🙂 LOL
Those coasters look so cute! I like how easy the customization and the ordering is! I’m definitely going to utilize those coupons 😉
Ah I would love to have my dog’s pic on my key ring! And wow you have 4 pets at home… to cuddle & play!
I had one instamagnet I did and put on fridge too!! So cool isn’t it?
I love this idea 🙂 I have heard about them before but I wasnt too sure of placing an order 🙂
I’ve did this before for a friend, it makes such a thoughtful and sentimental gift! =)
This is such a cute. I definitely want to try this on my own. I couldn’t imagine having my instagram photos always with me – I want it so much I’m going to check it out just NOW. 🙂
At first I thought why should we use Instagram pics, but then again, you insta them cos they mean something to you. Then now, fancy having them on a key-ring! I just might get this as a Christmas present….for myself! 😀
OMG!!!! How cute and creative these ideas are .. How fancy this thought is, having your own IG phots in key-rings and coasters 😀 And i guess this will be perfect X-mas gift too. I’ll be def checking them out xx
Cool! Might give it a try! 😀 Thanks for sharing hun! 😀
Oh, your new coasters are super cute. 🙂 I agree, this site can be very handy for Christmas time.
get out!! what a great idea! 🙂 there are so many photos i would love to get printed from instagram lo. perfect for Christmas presents!! or stocking stuffers
ooohh this is soo cute!! i love this idea! i can just imagine using my dog’s pics!!!
This sounds so cool! I’m off to download this app.gig
looks cool! might give it a try or recommend to my client who’s really addicted in IG right now!
so cute!!! I want to try them! Im in dire need of some personalized items with my new baby’s face on it!!