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Email Marketing Services Comparison Table

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This table is a companion resource to our Email Marketing Battle: Over 20 Companies Reviewed! that compares the most popular email marketing service providers.

Use it to help you make an informed decision when deciding on an email newsletter provider for yourself or your company. If you click on a company name in the header (or footer), you will be taken to an in-depth review of that email marketing service provider on the main article page.

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CompanyWinner: GetResponse2nd Place: Campaigner3rd Place: iContactBest for Large Companies: PinpointeBest for Small Businesses & Nonprofits: BenchmarkBest for Ecommerce: SendinBlueBest for Overall Value: MailigenBest Free Plan: MailChimpActiveCampaignAWeberCampaign MonitorConstant ContactEmmaExactTarget by SalesforceFireDrumFreshMailINinboxJangoMailMad MimiSharperEmailSharpSpring Mail+StreamSendVertical Response
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Free PlanNoNoNoNoUp to 2,000 contacts per month9,000 emails per month (unlimited subscribers)NoUp to 2,000 subscribers and 12,000 emails/ monthNoNoNoNoNoUnavailableUp to 100 contacts & 500 emails per monthUp to 500 subscribers & 2,000 emails per monthUp to 2,000 subscribers & 20,000 emails per monthNoUp to 100 subscribers, unlimited sendsNoNoNoUp to 1,000 subscribers and 4,000 emails/month
Lowest Price (Monthly)$15 (1,000 subscribers)$19.95 (1,000 subscribers)$14 (250 subscribers)$49 (5,000 subscribers) is the lowest price listed on their website$9.95 (600 emails)$7.37$10 (500 contacts)$10 (500 subscribers)$9 (500 contacts)$19 (500 subscribers)$9 (500 subscribers)$20 (500 subscribers)$54 (2,500 contacts)Unavailable$5 (up to 500 subscribers)$14 (up to 1,000 subscribers)$20 (up to 5,000 subscribers)$90 (18,000 emails)$10 (500 subscribers)$9.50 (1,000 emails)$5 (500 subscribers)$19.90 (2,000 emails)$11 (500 subscribers)
Up to 2,500 Subscribers$25$29.95 (up to 3,500 subscribers)$32Unlisted$28.95$7.37 (up to 40,000 emails, unlimited subscribers)$25$30$29$29$29$40$54Unavailable$20$23$20 (up to 5,000 subscribers)$90 (18,000 emails)$16$22.50$30$19.90 (2000 emails)$33
Up to 5,000 Subscribers$45$49.95$52$49$46.95$39 (up to 60,000 emails, unlimited subscribers)$40$50$45$49$49$60$76Unavailable$35$41$20$90 (18,000 emails)$27$42.50$50$39.90 (10,000 emails)$55
Up to 25,000 Subscribers$145$149.95Call$150$149.95$66 (up to 120,000 emails, unlimited subscribers)$120$150$135$149$199Call$186Unavailable$125$131$87$144 (for 100,000 emails)$89$129.95 (for 20,000 subscribers)$150$59.90 (20,000 emails)$160
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Customer ServiceM-F 9am-5pm Phone and Live Chat; Email 24/724/7M-F 6am-9pm EST via Phone and Live ChatM-F: 9am-6pm EST for Phone and Live Chat; 24/7 Email24/7 Live Chat, Email; Phone M-F: 7am-5pm PSTEmail, Phone (Hours Unlisted)Mon-Fri: 9am-4pm Weekends: ClosedM-F: 9am-5pm EST Weekends: ClosedPhone, Email, Live Chat: Hours UnlistedM-F: 8am-8pm EST Weekends: 9am-5pm EST24/7: Email; No Phone SupportM-Th: 7am-11pm EST F: 7am-9pm ESTM-F: 5am-7pm CSTUnlistedPhone, Email & Live Chat Support (Hours Not Listed)Limited Phone & Email Hours in U.S.Email OnlyM-F 7am-6pm EST Phone; 24/7 Emergency Email FormLive Chat M-F: 9am-6pm EST; Email 24 hours; Phone By Appt Only24/7M-F: 8:30am-5pm EST Phone; EmailM-F: 7am-5pm PST Weekends: ClosedM-F: 6am-5pm PST Weekends: 8:30am-5pm PST (Live Chat Only)
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SMS (Text) MessagingCheckmarkCheckmarkIntegration with GatherCheckmarkIntegration OnlyCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
SurveysCheckmarkIntegration OnlyCheckmarkFreeVia HTML LinkCheckmarkIntegration OnlyIntegration OnlyIntegration OnlyCheckmarkThrough Survey Monkey Integration OnlyThrough 123 Contact integrationIntegration OnlyIntegration OnlyCheckmarkIntegration with Survey Monkey OnlyIntegration OnlyStarts at $11.48/month
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Allows AttachmentsCheckmarkCheckmarkYes, One Attachment (1mb Limit) Per CampaignUp to 1mbUsing AMPScriptCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkUp to 5MB
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CompanyWinner: Get Response2nd Place: Campaigner3rd Place: iContactBest for Large Companies: PinpointeBest for Small Businesses & Nonprofits: BenchmarkBest for Ecommerce: SendinBlueBest for Overall Value: MailigenBest Free Plan: MailChimpActiveCampaignAWeberCampaign MonitorConstant ContactEmmaExactTarget by SalesforceFireDrumFreshMailINinboxJangoMailMad MimiSharperEmailSharpSpring Mail+StreamSendVertical Response


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Carine
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Carine

Have you heard of Infusionsoft? And is it an effective email marketing tool? How does it compare to the others? Appreciate your expert advice.

Kimberly Alt
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Saurabh Singh
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Saurabh Singh

Does mailchimp have geo location feature? Actually sales-push have a good feature I’m current user of this esp and getting a good services.

Kurencja.com
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Why is the position for Constant Contact so low? Do you have really up to date data?

Kimberly Alt
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Kimberly Alt

Our data is current as of the date at the top of the article (May 30, 2016). If you see that a company has updated its offerings feel free to let us know so we can update our content accordingly. We stand by our rankings and do audits regularly to keep our content current.

lan99
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I’ve been using StreamSend for a couple clients. It’s not as well known, but they’ve been around a while and the pay-per-email model really works if you have a large client/prospect base and only email once or twice per month.

Samantha
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Samantha

I love GetResponse! 🙂

James Carlsen21
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James Carlsen21

Hello Sally, really an interesting comparison you have given, and I think nobody should want to avoid this comparison. Currently I’m using 2 email marketing services one is Mailchimp free account and second one is mVizz email marketing services. Really they are very cost effective email marketing services with a good result.

Annie Boilard
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Annie Boilard

I am located in Canada and therefore subject to the Canadian law regarding emails. I am currently using Constant Contact and I am facing issues regarding law compliance. For example, tracking the type of consent is not enough – I need to be able to demonstrate that the customer themselves gave it to me (that the consent was not manually up-loaded). Which provider offers this type of services?

Kimberly Alt
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Kimberly Alt

Hi Annie, sounds like a tricky law! It’s hard to recommend a particular service because we aren’t familiar with a service like this. Here are a couple links to learn how best to comply with the law. I would also try to contact a person of authority and ask them specifically how to best comply with the law and if they have a company they suggest. Perhaps contact Constant Contact or another EMSP to ask about how they comply with Canada’s law.

http://support2.constantcontact.com/articles/FAQ/4017
http://www.verticalresponse.com/blog/4-things-you-should-know-about-canadas-anti-spam-legislation/

Nicksal Rafeek
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Nicksal Rafeek

SendinBlue has a very long validation process which is annoying. So long that it took them a great deal of time to validate my account and my account validity expired by the time they finished validation. Lost my money!

gary2beach
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gary2beach

Hi all, I have been using Mad Mini for quite some time and have been happy with it. Yet it is time to add a new revenue stream to our client services and that is email list hosting and newsletters. We want to white label the service under our company banner and sell the service. I have found a few companies that offer white label service. Can anyone provide me company names that I may call who offer this service?

Kimberly Alt
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Kimberly Alt

We know that Contactology offers white label email marketing service. Maybe see if they have everything you need and try them out.

gary2beach
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gary2beach

Thanks, they have been bought by Campaigner, I have a call into them for pricing. They seem a bit high for standard email service, will see what discount plan is for White Label.

Nicky
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Nicky

I read about Growmail in the UK in the comment below. I tried them and I love it 🙂 They have really good prices and great support! Thanks

Kimberly Alt
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Kimberly Alt

Glad you have enjoyed Growmail, Nicky!

sanjeev saxena
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sanjeev saxena

Very nice article on various email and SMM systems. I want to know which is best for a starter with less than 100 emails a month and in India. Some facilities are not available in India.

Grabiel Vega
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Grabiel Vega

Send in Blue meets all the criteria, except the ability to make surveys, but it offers the ability to send SMS marketing messages!

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Does Constant Contact or IContact have the ability to merge names into the email so it is personalized such as Dear XXX rather than Dear Customer?

Also – does either of these accept foreign languages such as Spanish. Do the accents stay intact?

Product Junkie Reviews
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You can do that in iContact’s system by simply adding [name] in any email. The application will automatically fill in the name.

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This comparison table is really helpful. I had no idea there were so many services. I’m trying to find a service that doesn’t do de-duplication when importing a list and I can’t find one. I am a long-time user of InFacta’s Group mail service but want to stop using my own outgoing mail server. GroupMail allowed the user to choose whether to turn on or off de-duplication but none of the current services that I’ve checked allow this option: MailChimp: No aWeber: No Benchmark: No Constant Contact: No? VerticalResponse: No? Campaigner: No? GetResponse: Maybe? (Waiting for confirmation to tech support… Read more »
Product Junkie Reviews
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In iContact’s system when adding and creating lists, if an email has been added multiple times, that email will only get the email once and not multiple times if that is what you are referring to.

Anonymous
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I am a little confused about the various charges. We have 1600-1700 subscribers, but we send three newsletters a day (about 112,200 per month). So do I look at the monthly fee for 1700?

Luke Miller
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Luke Miller

Hey, at Growmail you could only pay 25 USD / month. I use them, and they are really good and cheap.
http://growmail.co.uk

Guest
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I recently had the misfortune of dealing with a company that sent everyone a public email stating that they did not get hired for a position. There were many more messages that followed where others were just as upset as I was. This is one company that could certainly use a better email solution. I understand the need to send out a mass email, but it must be done correctly. I think this was extremely poor judgment on the part of the company. As someone who owns several online businesses, I understand the need to send out a mass email… Read more »
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I have to say that I really thought that email marketing services were going to be a lot more expensive than they are listed as here. I mean, they do get kind of expensive, but I think if you have 25,000 or so subscribers, you are probably doing quite a bit with your email marketing campaign and can easily afford the prices. This is a key point for me because I do like to try free services to start with. But when prices are as low as these are, there really is not any reason to try the free email… Read more »
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I am really shocked at the prices listed here. I have no idea why, but for some reason I thought that email marketing services charged far more than what is listed here. Even the most expensive plans are not that expensive when you consider the number of subscribers that are serviced with these plans. I have been wanting to work up and email marketing plan, but was reluctant to do so because I was not sure that I could afford to pay for such a service. I do realize that you have to spend money to make money, but sometimes… Read more »
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Once again, thanks for an in-depth resource. This comparison table makes choosing an email marketing service much easier than if I would have just asked around on Facebook or tried to do my own research . I did not even know that most of these companies existed until I read this table. I also did not know about some of the services email marketing services provided. Of course I love any service provider that offers a service for free, even if it is for a limited time. But then again, sometimes you get what you pay for, so you have… Read more »
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I was so happy to find this table because it made it so much easier to compare all the information. As a new business owner, I know that I don’t need to be able to contact more than 1,000 users. However, I do want my business to grow and hope that at some point I will need to contact several thousand users. I also want to make sure that I choose a company that grows with me as I need more features to reach my growing amount of users. I want to be able to stand out from other companies… Read more »
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As someone who is working on creating a strong online presence, I had considered creating a newsletter for my website, but didn’t know how to proceed. I have sent out newsletter through email in the past, but it was time-consuming. I was very happy to find this chart and have all the information I needed in one spot. The only real question I have is which plan is best to start out with. Obviously, I want my company to succeed well past 100 subscribers, but don’t want to pay for more than I need. My website currently has only 33… Read more »
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I really did not think I would be doing anything like picking an email marketing service this early in the game. But, things have picked up enough for me to think it might be a good idea to start working on my email marketing plan. I thought I would offer some of the things I consider as I try to figure out which email marketing service provider is the one that will work best for me. Of course, price is a consideration, but it looks like these services are set up to make things easier for people who may not… Read more »
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Great table! I very much like the way the prices go up as the subscribers go up. That makes it easy to adjust the cost to the response. I was afraid these services would just charge a flat rate for an amount of subscribers that I do not even have yet. I will probably start with a free plan and see how it goes before I start using a paid plan, assuming the one I want to try has a free plan. For me, cost is only part of the issue. One of the other biggest parts is the ability… Read more »
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I love this email marketing table! I can’t think of a better way to compare email marketing service providers. I know what I want from a service provider, but it is so exhausting to keep trying to compare them without using some sort of table like this. Constant Contact is a brand I’ve heard a lot about. Of course, they have gone to great lengths to promote their services, so their name is bound to be mentioned frequently. But I don’t need to have a service with a well known name. What I need is a service that does what… Read more »
The Internetress
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The Internetress

FYI, Constant Contact does have a free plan – up to 100 subscribers. Over that, you pay.

Anonymous
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I have been trying to find a good way to research these marketing newsletters but it is so hard to decide who is best. Thank you for this helpful table that makes it easy to see which one works best for me. I will go with Vertical Response for my company.

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One feature I’m looking for with an email platform is the ability to have multiple accounts/users log in and send emails – each with their own limited access – but one shared subscriber database across all accounts. For example, one organization has multiple departments or entities that each have their own newsletters. A subscriber might be interested in signing up for multiple newsletters at one time. However there are different people in charge of sending those different newsletters. (ie a school district with multiple schools) MailChimp – Has multi-user, but only a few options for limiting access Constant Contact –… Read more »
Mark
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Mark

I don’t see a $30/month option for Emma anymore. It looks like it starts at the $45/month option that you have on your comparison table. By the way, this a great comparison of products. Thank you very much!

Kimberly
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Kimberly

Thanks for pointing this out to us Mark! Companies are always changing their pricing. It’s very helpful when our readers point out that something has changed. Thanks for reading and commenting!

-Kimberly

Nuclear
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Nuclear

This is an extremely in depth comparison! I help run MarketMailer in the UK and would love to see how you would pit us against the rest of the guys mentioned above.

We provide state of the art email marketing at awesome prices – our USP:

“We pride ourselves on our customer support, whether you have a free account or a paid one you can call us up 9 – 5 mon – fri and we endevour to do everything in our power to help you out”

Kimberly
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Kimberly

Hi Nuclear, thanks for reading and commenting. Since you are a UK company, we won’t review you at this time, but we hope to in the future.

-Kimberly

mellecomm
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mellecomm

I’m working with a company that uses Vertical Response. VR’s double opt-in is not optional, it is required. Also, we discovered that recipients unsubscribing via link in sent email are opting out of all emails sent by VR customers, not just my clients. In addition, another feature not reviewed, but important to my client is the ability to have a single opt-in page for all their lists. Just a few of the many things not ideal with VR, so I’m recommending they switch ESP’s.

Kimberly
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Kimberly

Wow! Thanks for sharing with us mellecomm. That’s a not so good feature if someone chooses to unsubscribe from another VR customer and they end up opting out of all VR emails. That needs to be fixed ASAP! Thanks again for reading and commenting. We have made the appropriate changes in our article and comparison table.

-Kimberly

Juliet Fay
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Juliet Fay
This is a very valuable resource which I’d like to share with my followers. Thanks for putting it together. Just one thing…… Mail Chimp’s free package now allows up to 2,000 subscribers, and you can send up to 12,000 emails per month before you have to pay, though there are a few conditions, like having their badge on your campaigns. Can you update your table, as I’d love to share this piece with my followers? I write articles on email marketing and offer training workshops in Wales, UK. I use Mail Chimp for my own campaigns but I’m not affiliated… Read more »
We Rock Your Web
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We Rock Your Web

HI Juliet and thank you for the helpful details. We have updated the chart to reflect this corrected info. Thanks for sharing and we are now following you on twitter @WeRockYourWeb. All the best!

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

Thank you for updating reviews of systems which are constantly changing. Two things:

1) In your chart, for Free Plans, it looks like you have the MailChimp info under Aweber, and Aweber doesn’t have a free plan.

2) I have a client asking me about Benchmark Email which I’m not familiar with. Will you be adding that to your review? I’ve seen some good things about them.

Thanks!

We Rock Your Web
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We Rock Your Web

Hi Elizabeth,

Thank you and you are 100% correct. Our chart has been updated to include the correct data on free plans for both Mail Chimp and aWeber. As for Benchmark Email service, we are currently working on an update to include them in our comparison. You will see at the bottom of that article that we mention we are in-process on the Benchmark review. Thanks and take care!

a web rocker
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a web rocker

We have a list of 400,000 opt-in subscribers dating back to 2004. We know that many of the e-mail addresses are old and out-dated. Do any of these providers help you scrub your list? We are know that they can send another “opt-in” e-mail, but we don’t want that. We want a service that will check to see if the address is still a valid address.

We Rock Your Web
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We Rock Your Web

GetResponse is one of the rare email marketing service companies that manually works with you to import and clean up your opt-in list to make sure you get the full benefit of both what you are paying for to create and send newsletters but also of all the work you have already done to create a loyal readership and customer base. Contact GetResponse to better understand how they can help. Very few companies will offer this if you keep digging so thanks for asking this important question. Keep us posted on how it goes. Thanks!

dawn
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dawn

What about for non profits?? Vertical response says that it’s free for 501b?

We Rock Your Web
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We Rock Your Web

Hi Dawn, You are correct. VerticalResponse does offers nonprofit email marketing to 501(c)(3) organizations in the form of free credits.

a web rocker
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Hi, I’m so glad I found your site and your chart. Very helpful info! Wondering if you can help …. I’ve heard that some programs such as MailChimp are very strict about the anti-spam thing and can quickly and easily shut you down if you exceed a certain number of unsubsribes or spam reports? About us: We NEVER e-mail to anyone that hasn’t contacted us at some point in time and have thereby given us permission to contact them, yet sometimes because of the sheer volume of inquires we get it’s impossible not to get a fair number of unsubsribes… Read more »
Sidika
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Sidika

Thanks for the very useful comparison. I’ve recently discovered Simplycast – would be great to have this included – it has a free plan for up to 5000 subscribers and many other free services.

I’d also like to know which services offer a second stage opt-in form – e.g. simple name and email optin goes to a Thank you page which has another optin form with additional fields such as country, age, interests which is added to the original list. I know iContact can do this.

Thanks!

Andrew
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Andrew
This is a great comparison of many email marketing services, but what I am having the most trouble comparing, is opt-in requirements. I see there are many mailers like Aweber requiring a strict double opt-in process for importing lists. Some require a single opt-in to upload list. A very few allow for sending to lists without proof of opt-in, but instead displaying just the opt-out choice like Email2Leads.com . Some of my clients want to use auto-responders and broadcasts to their audience who “opt-in” verbally, on physical signup sheets or forms not connected to the emailing service. These are legitimate… Read more »
Anonymous
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Anonymous

When was this written? Constant Contact allows attachments.

Jeff
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Jeff

Constant Contact does not allow attachments and they list three reasons on their website:

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Prevents the user from unknowingly sending viruses
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The size of attachments can sometimes prevent them from being delivered
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Sometimes the recipient does not have the correct software to open an attachment

a web rocker
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a web rocker

Nice summary, but Vertical Response does have a free plan for non-profits using up to 10,000 emails a month.

Anonymous
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Anonymous
This article is something that can help anyone who is interested in using an email service provider. The information here is pure gold! I really liked the fact that it was so thorough and really broke everything down into a number of sections and categories. There are a number of tables which provide important information at a glance, such as a basic price comparison chart and the number of subscribers which each company allows under their specific plans. I think you will also appreciate the individual reviews for each company which provides a bit more detail. Another really huge bonus… Read more »
Lchan
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Lchan

We are a user of Constant Contact. Contrary to your comparison table above, they do not offer A/B testing as a feature (you have to do it the hard way, by splitting your list and importing them as separate lists).

Kimberly
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Kimberly

Thanks for letting us know Lchan. We have updated our table to reflect the change. Hope Constant Contact is treating you well and thank you for reading!

-Kimberly

Hillary
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Hello! I work for a non-profit and we’ve been using Constant Contact for about 3 years. We’ve been satisfied with CC until this summer, when all our CC emails landed in people’s junk folders. We talked to CC’s tech support several times, but were always told we had done something wrong and it was our problem, not theirs. Recently, we’ve had trouble with CC’s EventSpot, again we were told it was something we had done, even though a similar email with embedded “Attend Our Events” list had gone out two weeks earlier. Does anyone have any suggestions for a one… Read more »
Kimberly
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Kimberly

Hi Hillary, thanks for reading our article and your question! Have you considered Vertical Response? They have great customer service and the first 25 surveys are free. You can see what you think by trying their free trial. GetResponse is our number one email marketing service provider. They offer free surveys so if you plan on using tons of surveys they could be the solution for you. They offer a free trial as well. Let me know if there are any other questions you have!

Thanks,

Kimberly

Brand Manager for WRYW

Anonymous
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My firm signed up with iContact after trying to go it alone for six months with an email marketing campaign that, shall we say, was sporadic at best and probably completely ineffectual. (Though the bosses were trying to put a more positive spin on it than that.) Both the employees and the customers are happy with the email marketing campaign at this point, and iContact proved to be very helpful. They had a lot of different campaign templates to choose from, and we had no trouble with the simple and straightforward customization of the ones we picked. We got some… Read more »
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This is a nice thorough evaluation of several key email platforms. There are a few enterprise ESPs missing, but I realize these types of evaluations are time consuming. Is there a way to download a spreadsheet version of the above tables so all the vendors can be compared side by side?

Kimberly
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Kimberly

I’m glad this comparison article has been helpful for you. Unfortunately, we no longer offer a PDF download.

Jessica
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Jessica

Thank you so much for making a PDF for us readers! It’s so helpful in making an important decision for me. This is definitely the best article I have read on email marketing services and has a great amount of information in it. Again, thanks so much! 🙂

Stephanie
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Stephanie
I am a representative with JangoMail and we have recently done some updating to our system. Below is some correct information about JangoMail! As of 7/3/13: * Our Free Trial plan is for 500 emails per month. This is UNLIMITED. We require no credit card information until you decide to upgrade to a paid account. * All of our pricing levels are based on per emails sent, not per subscriber. * Our lowest monthly price is $25 for up to 2,500 emails per month. * We have three other pricing levels in between 5,001 and 30,000 emails. * Yes we… Read more »
Jeff
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Jeff

Thank you for the updates to the JangoMail service! We have edited the table to reflect these changes.

Chip
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Chip

Bronto, SilverPOP, What Counts, Blue Sky Factory, responsys, Blue Hornet.

We are looking at using Windsor Circle, which is a platform that works in conjunction with your email platform to send timely and highly targeted (segmented) emails for better conversions. Windsor Circle lists a number of email platforms that it already integrates with and these include many of the email platforms you reviewed as well as the ones I’ve mentioned above. We’d love to see these included in your review to help us decide on which email platform to use with Windsor Circle.

Tony
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Tony

Have you considered reviewing Savvy Sender (http://www.savvysender.com)?

Ron Blaisdell
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Ron Blaisdell
Two points – you can do attachments on Mailchimp. You upload them to the “files” area, and link to them in your newsletter. I do this all the time with flyers for events. Also, Mailchimp, in their basic email template, provides you a responsive design that will adapt wonderfully to various mobile devices – phones & tablets … no specially coding required on your part – and they provide you a preview of what it will look like! Now, not all mobile email clients are equal (c’mon Gmail, fix your conditional CSS support!) – but this gives you a great… Read more »
Email Guru
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Email Guru

Brilliant information here, however I know of a fantastic provider called Variant4. They offer very flexible contracts and pricing structures tailored to various needs. Packed with features and constantly being upgraded. You receive a dedicated Account Manager for all technical queries and training, etc. They also offer a free trial allowing full access and a broadcast of up to 50,000 mailings.

Definitely worth a look!

Anonymous
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Anonymous

I’m looking at Jibbio.com which is an email program and five other tools like online scheduling and Paypal integration. What do you think?

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