How It Works
In Bucketlist your recognition program can be manager-to-peer or peer-to-peer and the points used can be monetary or non-monetary. Users are given a certain number of points they can give out each week, month, quarter, or year, which do not rollover and are refreshed at the start of every period. Earned points can be exchanged for gift cards, charity donations, and location-specific experiences.
Bucketlist does not have publicly available pricing and you must go through their sales process to receive a quote. We've seen pricing in th range of $1-$4 per user per month, depending on company size.
Bucketlist has a rewards "float", which is a sitting balance of funds that only gets touched when points are redeemed for rewards. This will depend on the volume of reward redemptions in your account, but must be refilled in order for users to continue redeeming rewards.
You can get started with Bucketlist in one of two ways: requesting a demo or requesting a 14-day trial. Both require an initial sales meeting and act as different entry points into Bucketlist’s sales process. Using this process, Bucketlist helps guide you through setup and implementation and remain hands-on up through launch to ensure rollout goes smoothly.
Ease of Use
Bucketlist’s user interface has a fairly standard look, if a bit bland, but there is no complexity in the navigation. Standard users should be able to find their way around without hassle. Using the platform’s primary functions like giving recognition, interacting with the feed, and redeeming rewards is straightforward.
The additional options available to admins are similarly simple. While this means you won’t be getting bogged down in a sea of menus, it also means there aren’t a lot of configuration options.
The rewards available in Bucketlist range from small gift cards to local and international experiences as well as charity donations. Experiences are negotiated to the lowest rates by Bucketlist and include things like helicopter tours and swimming with dolphins, but availability of experiences will vary greatly based on location.
Location also has a big impact on other rewards, as international users can see limited options. Though Bucketlist does allow the addition of custom rewards that must be fulfilled by the company instead of Bucketlist.
Bucketlist has a few pre-configured human resources information system (HRIS) integrations, which allow you to connect it to your HRIS to automatically keep your users updated. This usually requires setting up API access to your HRIS. You can also connect to other HRIS via file transfer from your HRIS to Bucketlist, which will require some coordination between Buckelist and your HRIS.
Bucketlist provides a couple pre-made single sign on (SSO) integrations, which allows users to sign into Buckelist with the same credentials they use to access other applications. You'll need to configure a custom SSO setup with Buckelist if using any of the other SSO providers aside from the couple Buckelist natively supports.
Common Tool Integrations
Buckelist has the standard Slack and Microsoft Teams integrations, but there is also an integration with the workforce managment and communications platform Beekeeper, so users can give recognition and view activity without leaving these apps with which they are already comfortable.
Buckelist also offers integrations with Microsoft Outlook and Gmail, giving users the ability to give recognition from within these programs as well.
Bucketlist has a widget that can be used to dsiplay the latest recognition wherever you can include an iframe, such as in an internal intranet like Microsoft Sharepoint.
Analytics & Reporting
Outside of some minimal default reports, Bucketlist doesn’t provide much data to dig into. For those who are not particularly interested in analytics, however, the basic reports should be enough to cover the major areas of interest, like rewards reporting for tax purposes.
Buckelist’s primary modes of support are email and phone support during standard business hours.
Their help center is a bit sparse, but covers most of what you need for basic account administration and integration setup.
Buckelist has mobile apps for Android and Apple devices. The apps let you carry out standard functions like seeing feed activity, posting recognition and redeeming rewards.
- Can setup incentivized events with Bucketlist handling invites, check ins, and thank you notes.
- Built-in newseletter functionality allows you to post and email individuals, teams, or the entire company.
- Can setup target rewards which allow you to set targets to improve productivity and instantly reward teammates for hitting goals.
- Can create nomination-based custom awards and let users vote for a winner.
The Bottom Line
Bucketlist has the fundamentals in place to create a solid recognition program and few platforms are as willing to be involved in every aspect of implementation and launch. However, it may lack the configuration options and feature set needed to support more demanding use cases.