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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.
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AWeber

AWeber is best suited for small to midsized B2B companies and smaller ecommerce suppliers who don't have huge mailing lists (20,000 or fewer subscribers) and don't need sophisticated automation sequences or personalization. Because of its pricing model (based on subscribers, but no limit on emails) it's great for vendors who do multiple mailings each month but to a reasonably small list. Larger companies will likely look for a more sophisticated offering or bring this in-house with marketing automation software.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

7Sheep
7.3
AWeber
7.3
WYSIWYG email editor
7Sheep
8.3
AWeber
7.0
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
6.4
Mobile optimization
7Sheep
7.8
AWeber
6.5
Email deliverability
7Sheep
8.4
AWeber
9.0
List management
7Sheep
7.9
AWeber
7.5
Triggered drip sequences
7Sheep
7.6
AWeber
7.7

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
7.7
Dashboards
7Sheep
6.4
AWeber
7.4
Standard reports
7Sheep
6.4
AWeber
8.2
Custom reports
7Sheep
7.6
AWeber
7.6

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

  • When preparing an event, 7Sheep takes care of pretty much everything you need to select, inform, and register participants, as well as prepare materials for the events, such as name badges and signature lists.
  • We also use 7Sheep for reporting on communications activities.
  • 7Sheep allows you to build simple or complex forms and questionnaires which we use both for events and independent surveys.
  • The drag and drop HTML editor makes things look good without a lot of extra effort.
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  • List building: AWeber makes it easy to grow opt-in subscribers through customizable signup forms as well an integration with tools like Sumo and Hustle Pro.
  • List segmentation: with a little more information about each subscriber, it's easy to create custom segmented lists based on different criteria.
  • Deliverability: AWeber enforces opt-in rules to keep spammers out of its system and improve deliverability rates for reputable users. We rarely have issues with our messages from AWeber being routed to spam folders.
  • Double opt-in: AWeber makes it easy to set up double opt-in to make extra certain you have a high-quality mailing list.
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Cons

  • I know that they are working on a simpler way to send a test e-mail to yourself. This will streamline my activities as well and I look forward to that system change (which was suggested by a client. I have also suggested improvements which have been implemented.)
  • I miss an easy unsubscribe feature (like you get in MailChimp). Overall, 7Sheep's system is more flexible (good) but that does make it more complex to split up (not so good).
  • Setting up the SPF record in our DNS system was flexible and easy but for DKIM integration we had to contact the 7Sheep support. They do not check or show the necessary records in the tool. Customer service was great, though, so not a very big problem, just a bit of a nuisance.
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  • I'd love to see more extensive analytics options become available. It would be great to see tracked emails where I could see when someone opened one of my emails, forwarded that email, etc. Details like this would help our organization better hone in on when our target audience is active.
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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!
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AWeber6.8
Based on 6 answers
AWeber is easy and intuitive for me use. I really like the simplicity and the structure of the work flow as it saves me time. AWeber also integrates with all the other programs, systems and gateways that I use on a daily basis (WordPress, Paypal, LeadPages, Facebook and more) and if I have any questions or have trouble the AWeber customer service technicians are very helpful.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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Alternatives Considered

It offers the email marketing solution we need with addition!
Andrea Galizia profile photo
My organization used AWeber for about a year and has since moved to the HubSpot CRM. This was for a variety of reasons, but in terms of email marketing in particular, AWeber is still a very strong contender. If I were to start my own business, I would absolutely go back to using AWeber.
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Return on Investment

  • Our two drip campaings make staying in touch so much easier.
  • A big plus is to have all contact data for leads and clients in one tool to use with newsletters etc.
  • Constant communication during onboarding can be a pain and this is now easier.
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  • We get our money's worth.
  • AWeber has a positive ROI.
  • Nowadays it's just a cost of doing business online, and AWeber does email marketing very well.
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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.