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Score 7.2 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

250ok

250ok is a great tool for companies that have recently switched ESPs to monitor inbox placement or for companies that historically have been having email deliverability issues and would like to learn about the root cause and improve. Unlike ReturnPath, 250ok doesn't offer certification, but honestly, you don't need certification if you follow the Gmail/Microsoft/AOL/Yahoo bulk sender guidelines. I haven't seen a company which significantly improved their results with that certification and I've been working for one major ESP for 7 years. 250ok is a good diagnostic/monitoring tool but it is not a panacea for those who continue to violate sender guidelines due to poor list/content management.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

iContact

I would only recommend it if someone was a small business. I think they are the best suited for companies who will send out a coupon or offer here and there. The most recent updates made it more complicated to use for more complicated processes. It is easy to train someone on the program, and so quick to learn. But I would also only stick to the simpler things. I also think the colorful templates are great, and show great creativity. But again, it is hard to justify recommending the program when it isn't WYSIWYG.
Patrick Stephens | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

250ok
8.2
iContact
7.0
A/B testing
250ok
8.0
iContact
6.5
Mobile optimization
250ok
10.0
iContact
7.9
Email deliverability
250ok
8.9
iContact
8.5
List management
250ok
5.9
iContact
7.3
WYSIWYG email editor
250ok
iContact
6.6
Dynamic content
250ok
iContact
6.8
Ability to test dynamic content
250ok
iContact
6.2
Landing pages
250ok
iContact
6.5
Triggered drip sequences
250ok
iContact
6.9

Reporting & Analytics

250ok
7.0
iContact
7.4
Dashboards
250ok
7.6
iContact
7.6
Standard reports
250ok
7.1
iContact
7.5
Custom reports
250ok
6.3
iContact
7.2

Pros

250ok

  • They provide a wide-ranging tool to view your email templates in many different email clients under different circumstances. We used this tool to identify specific issues we couldn't test that a small subset of users had complained about.
  • The Seedlist Optimizer Tool does the legwork for you to identify which ESPs are used the most and gives you a custom seed list for testing.
  • The Campaign Diagnostics report shows immediate feedback after sending on how your email is performing and where you can improve in the future.
Joe Hallissey | TrustRadius Reviewer

iContact

  • Contact management. iContact is really great for entering all your contact. You are able to put them onto different lists, and let them choose which lists they would like to be a part of as well. There are many data fields provided to fill in information.
  • Emailing. We use the email feature at least once a month. They are always improving and adding new features, which is very helpful in presenting content in a new and exciting way to our readers. There are many options with remade templates and themes, or you can add your own.
  • Insights. It is really helpful being able to have the data to see what is working and what isn't. It is nice to be able to go back and see how things went in the past compared to now. Opens, clicks, shares, etc.
Kirsten Rodriguez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

250ok

  • Does not specifically identify which email addresses are spam traps
  • This is software as a service, so it's not managed and you need to have team members who can make adjustments to your email program
  • Would be nice if 250ok had a direct relationship with ISPs and could reach out on your behalf
Kevin Scally | TrustRadius Reviewer

iContact

  • We also would like to send transactional messages which don't require an opt-out, this is a challenge with iContact. (May be a feature with pro?)
  • The regular version of iContact doesn't support event management or logic flows for automated messaging.
  • Custom form fields have limited field type options (can't build a drop-down).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

250ok

No score
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iContact

iContact 3.4
Based on 19 answers
iContact has been a quick and easy way to send any announcements and news directly to email and social media subscribers. Its tracking and reporting capabilities turn a simple email into a marketing campaign that can be used as a tool to efficiently gauge reader response and customer satisfaction, and ultimately to reach potential customers. The consistency and excellent customer service is what makes this program a pleasant experience.
Zeenath Haniff | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

250ok

No score
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iContact

iContact 8.0
Based on 6 answers
I rate iContact as an easy to use program due to its user friendly dashboard and user interface. Most companies of small to medium size do not have a dedicated marketer, therefore it is someone multitasking who may or may not have this kind of experience. iContact makes it relatively simple and can actually expand one's knowledge in the area of business promotion.
Charlene Botet Pelaez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

250ok

No score
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iContact

iContact 9.0
Based on 1 answer
iContact is regularly up and running. Only once has it been unavailable for maintenance, which is to be expected and even desired for optimal performance when needed.
Zeenath Haniff | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

250ok

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

iContact

iContact 9.8
Based on 9 answers
They have always been responsive to any issues or concerns that have arisen with our account. Our customer account manager participates in our monthly county-wide communicators meetings via telephone to ensure that we are getting the most from the service. He also analyzes our lists to help us weed out inactive contacts.
Todd McGee | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

250ok

No score
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iContact

iContact 8.5
Based on 2 answers
i wouldn't be using it if i wasn't satisfied. time is money
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

250ok

It’s cheaper than its competitors and it has dmarc tracking.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

iContact

I didn't have a say in the decision because I wasn't with the company at the time. I listed HubSpot here because I know we used it in conjunction with iContact for email automation, but HubSpot Email was only recently built-out to the point where it is today. Now, iContact and HubSpot are no longer integrated.
Malarie Knox | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

250ok

No score
No answers yet
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iContact

iContact 7.0
Based on 1 answer
iContact stays the same with the number of users added or taken away. It certainly remains reliable despite increased usage, and so, can be considered scaleable in that aspect.
Zeenath Haniff | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

250ok

  • Easy real-time inbox placement and deliverability monitoring for IPs and domains.
  • Proactive problem resolution to avoid potential issues.
  • Great addition to other deliverability tools to get the full picture on performance.
  • Easy to partner with and to get trained.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

iContact

  • We have a template for webinars that we send every month. We just edit it and send. This couldn't be easier (once you know where to find it).
  • We like the breakdown of statistics in the dashboard. They're easy to read.
  • iContact isn't a comprehensive solution, so it is only one of a few products we use for marketing.
Karen Chamberlain | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

250ok

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

iContact

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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