What users are saying about

7Sheep

24 Ratings

AWeber

48 Ratings

7Sheep

24 Ratings
Score 8 out of 101

AWeber

48 Ratings
Score 7.3 out of 101

Add comparison

Likelihood to Recommend

7Sheep

I use 7Sheep for marketing as a sales person. This works well for me as a single user. I do not think I could use the software together with my colleagues. Although we could have separated lists the access rights might not fit our use case. It has a strong marketing focus and cannot replace a full CRM system.

AWeber

Aweber is particularly suited to small to medium businesses and organizations who need to manage their mailing lists and communicate periodically with their customers or members.Aweber is not particularly suited to agencies who need to broker and provide these services to multiple clients. It's mainly an end-user application.

Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

7Sheep
7.3
AWeber
6.8
WYSIWYG email editor
7Sheep
8.3
AWeber
6.3
Dynamic content
7Sheep
6.9
AWeber
Ability to test dynamic content
7Sheep
5.9
AWeber
Landing pages
7Sheep
6.6
AWeber
A/B testing
7Sheep
6.3
AWeber
6.7
Mobile optimization
7Sheep
7.8
AWeber
5.4
Email deliverability
7Sheep
8.4
AWeber
8.4
List management
7Sheep
7.9
AWeber
6.4
Triggered drip sequences
7Sheep
7.6
AWeber
7.5

Lead Management

7Sheep
7.4
AWeber
Lead nurturing
7Sheep
8.0
AWeber
Lead scoring and grading
7Sheep
6.6
AWeber
Data quality management
7Sheep
7.8
AWeber
Automated sales alerts and tasks
7Sheep
7.1
AWeber

Campaign Management

7Sheep
8.6
AWeber
Calendaring
7Sheep
9.1
AWeber
Event/webinar marketing
7Sheep
8.0
AWeber

Social Media Marketing

7Sheep
8.3
AWeber
Social sharing and campaigns
7Sheep
8.3
AWeber
Social profile integration
7Sheep
8.3
AWeber

Reporting & Analytics

7Sheep
6.8
AWeber
7.0
Dashboards
7Sheep
6.4
AWeber
6.7
Standard reports
7Sheep
6.4
AWeber
7.4
Custom reports
7Sheep
7.6
AWeber
7.0

Platform & Infrastructure

7Sheep
7.6
AWeber
API
7Sheep
8.5
AWeber
Role-based workflow & approvals
7Sheep
6.8
AWeber
Customizability
7Sheep
7.8
AWeber
Integration with Salesforce.com
7Sheep
7.3
AWeber

Pros

  • Sporadic mailings to my clients via the e-mail campaign feature. I create personlised HTML emails with the visual editor and schedule them to be sent during the day when I am on the road.
  • After initial contact with new clients I setup a series of timed emails to stay in contact. Based on flags I have in the system they are automatically adjusted.
  • Existing clients get automated emails after certain events like visits or deliveries.
  • I often get in touch with support to ask for best practice examples and they are always helpful.
  • Aweber's email deliverability is among the best in the industry. I have used other email services and Aweber is superior in deliverability.
  • It is easy to setup an autoresponder sequence, a series of time delayed emails delivered over a period of time. This makes it super easy to follow up with leads and customers.
  • Aweber's blog broadcast features makes it easy to notify subscribers of new content on your blog. It can be setup to broadcast when ever you make a new post or summarize posts on a periodic basis.

Cons

  • It would be useful if some standard email templates were available.
  • They could find a way to make the form questions easier/quicker to reorder.
  • I would like to be able to change user roles so that only certain people could see certain contact lists.
  • AWeber could use some improvement in the functionality and range of what options they provide in the editor. For example, it would be nice to have more font choices and if the editor would remember font color choices that are most used (it refreshes after saving). Sometimes the editor doesn't hold your font choice and so you have to go back and select your font choice again.
  • AWeber's editor functionality takes a little getting used to. Sometimes you have to line your image or paragraph blocks up differently than it looks in the editor. I always TEST my emails to make sure images and text aline nicely in the final email, overall it is a good layout and is still easier and less time consuming than writing html newsletters:)
  • It would be nice if AWeber created more customizable social media share buttons you could insert (as an option) that can be used when creating newsletters and blogs.
  • The url/link button could use some improvement as far as work flow goes, it is easy to link text or make a url live, but not easy to break the link on words, usually you have to delete and re-write the words.
  • AWeber should move the pop up image edit box over to the right more for a better work flow, so it doesn't overlap the editor, it makes it hard to delete and move blocks when it is overlapped with the pop up editor.
  • AWeber blog broadcasts are not very appealing visually.
  • It would be nice if AWeber provided more plain/customizable templates for your own branding that allows for background colors that match your branding for newsletter and blogs.

Likelihood to Renew

7Sheep8.2
Based on 3 answers
Because it's affordable and really useful to me as a freelancer - I don't see that changing anytime soon!
AWeber6.8
Based on 6 answers
While I was with the company, we renewed our use of AWeber. Over all it was easy to use and everyone in the office knew how to use it.

Usability

7Sheep7.0
Based on 2 answers
It is easy to use and if I do have a problem or question I receive an answer almost immediately.
AWeber7.3
Based on 2 answers
See previous answers ... the design / customization interface could be more intuitive and elegant .. for example, for me it has been difficult to easily figure out how to place pictures / images to the right, left or center of text.

Support

7Sheep8.2
Based on 3 answers
With both chat and email support I have always had enough ways to get through to them! Their support is good, honest and most importantly supportive. They helped us set up and start using the tool when we got stuck. Moving from Mailchimp where there were some semantic lessons to learn and they took the time to help us get used to 7Sheep
AWeber9.1
Based on 2 answers
I have always received prompt phone or live chat support that has resolved my issues on the first call in a competent, knowledgeable and friendly manner. By contrast MailChimp offers no live chat or phone support; they only offer email support and the response time for MailChimp is slow by comparison to AWeber.

Alternatives Considered

Better integration in our workflow and in our own application.
It is easier of a solution to work with when compared to other alternatives such as SendinBlue or MailChimp. Ultimately what I valued is the deliverability and quality to be able to deliver our emails. If you are seeking a more robust enterprise-level solution I would then suggest Bronto's marketing solution.

Return on Investment

  • Spending less time on sending newsletters.
  • Optimised engagement with partners and the press.
  • Getting a full picture of all our donor and contact information.
  • Needed to train our team on using an additional software.
  • Needed to invest time for the integration of the 3 systems.
  • Has helped my build my lists
  • One of the main benefits to our bottom line is the affiliate program. We sign all new email marketing clients up with accounts of their own through our own affiliate program which generates passive monthly income.

Pricing Details

7Sheep

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
7Sheep Editions & Modules
7Sheep
Edition
Entrepreneur
$591
Small Team
$2492
Business
$3893
Enterprise
4
1. Single User
2. Per month, up to 5 Users
3. Per month, up to 10 users
4. Above 10 users
Additional Pricing Details

AWeber

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
AWeber Editions & Modules
AWeber
Additional Pricing Details
After a 30-day free trial, pricing is determined based on the total number of subscribers in your account. Pricing starts as low as $19/mo. Additional savings are available by paying quarterly or annually.