7Sheep vs. Mailchimp

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
7Sheep
Score 8.0 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
7Sheep is a marketing automation tool that concentrates on delivering features for what they consider 7 key components of marketing automation software: contact storage, form building, automation triggers, e-mail and text message campaigns, prospect tracking, integration and translation interface.
$0
Above 10 users
Mailchimp
Score 7.9 out of 10
N/A
Mailchimp is the email marketing and marketing automation platform. Most email marketing platforms tell you how your campaigns perform, but Mailchimp goes a step beyond and tells you why by analyzing the data from half a billion emails sent through the platform every day to offer personalized recommendations for improving content, targeting, automations, and driving revenue using emails
$0
per month
Pricing
7SheepMailchimp
Editions & Modules
Entrepreneur
$59
Single User
Small Team
$249
Per month, up to 5 Users
Business
$389
Per month, up to 10 users
Enterprise
Above 10 users
No answers on this topic
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
7SheepMailchimp
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
7SheepMailchimp
Considered Both Products
7Sheep
Chose 7Sheep
I've used MailChimp before and I liked their product as well, however, data protection is key in our organization. As we are working in multiple countries, some of which have very strict data protection laws, and it was important that we kept the data stored on servers in …
Chose 7Sheep
We can synchronise our systems and also produce form letters.
Chose 7Sheep
We all are more effective using 7Sheep and like the additional insight. Personal support is very important for us and we get that with 7Sheep.
Chose 7Sheep
It offers the email marketing solution we need with addition!
Chose 7Sheep
It does what we need now and we can start doing more marketing with it.
Mailchimp

No answer on this topic

Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
7SheepMailchimp
Email & Online Marketing
Comparison of Email & Online Marketing features of Product A and Product B
7Sheep
7.3
21 Ratings
6% below category average
Mailchimp
8.0
476 Ratings
3% above category average
WYSIWYG email editor8.321 Ratings8.1441 Ratings
Dynamic content6.916 Ratings7.8424 Ratings
Ability to test dynamic content5.914 Ratings7.8405 Ratings
Landing pages6.616 Ratings7.5327 Ratings
A/B testing6.35 Ratings8.0358 Ratings
Mobile optimization7.820 Ratings8.1435 Ratings
Email deliverability reporting8.421 Ratings8.5463 Ratings
List management7.921 Ratings8.1463 Ratings
Triggered drip sequences7.617 Ratings7.8320 Ratings
Lead Management
Comparison of Lead Management features of Product A and Product B
7Sheep
7.4
21 Ratings
5% below category average
Mailchimp
9.1
2 Ratings
16% above category average
Lead nurturing automation8.016 Ratings6.22 Ratings
Lead scoring and grading6.65 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Data quality management7.820 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Automated sales alerts and tasks7.116 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Campaign Management
Comparison of Campaign Management features of Product A and Product B
7Sheep
8.6
10 Ratings
12% above category average
Mailchimp
8.1
51 Ratings
6% above category average
Calendaring9.11 Ratings8.446 Ratings
Event/webinar marketing8.010 Ratings7.836 Ratings
Social Media Marketing
Comparison of Social Media Marketing features of Product A and Product B
7Sheep
8.3
2 Ratings
10% above category average
Mailchimp
8.1
45 Ratings
7% above category average
Social sharing and campaigns8.32 Ratings8.243 Ratings
Social profile integration8.32 Ratings8.036 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
7Sheep
6.8
21 Ratings
9% below category average
Mailchimp
7.6
461 Ratings
2% above category average
Dashboards6.420 Ratings7.7124 Ratings
Standard reports6.421 Ratings8.0459 Ratings
Custom reports7.612 Ratings7.250 Ratings
Platform & Infrastructure
Comparison of Platform & Infrastructure features of Product A and Product B
7Sheep
7.6
20 Ratings
0% above category average
Mailchimp
7.4
45 Ratings
2% below category average
API8.510 Ratings7.833 Ratings
Role-based workflow & approvals6.813 Ratings6.57 Ratings
Customizability7.818 Ratings5.62 Ratings
Integration with Salesforce.com7.31 Ratings8.421 Ratings
Integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM00 Ratings7.618 Ratings
Integration with SugarCRM00 Ratings8.12 Ratings
Third-party software integrations00 Ratings7.640 Ratings
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Enterprises
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User Ratings
7SheepMailchimp
Likelihood to Recommend
8.1
(22 ratings)
8.0
(500 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.2
(3 ratings)
8.5
(51 ratings)
Usability
7.0
(2 ratings)
8.4
(373 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.5
(6 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(7 ratings)
Support Rating
8.2
(3 ratings)
7.9
(15 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.5
(22 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(4 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
9.5
(6 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
7SheepMailchimp
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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Mailchimp
With Mailchimp we are able to revive and enhance our personal connect with the customers. The easy-to-use tools allows us to personalize the email content, segregate and target important leads & send relevant messages. Also, it offers interactive analysis on the performance of a particular campaign. We can judge the effectiveness of our mailers in real time.
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Pros
7Sheep
  • 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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Mailchimp
  • Mailchimp allows you to manage your mailing list really well. You can subscribe people, unsubscribe people manage the mailing list directly into segments, and what not.
  • Mailchimp has features where you can create campaigns based on your mailing lists and send out newsletters to your subscribers based on a multitude of parameters that you can setup. Such as send email daily, weekly, monthly and they also have event based mails that you can send out.
  • Mailchimp also has a feature where you can design your emails. The look and aesthetics are very important when sending emails to your subscribers and all those needs are addressed here.
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Cons
7Sheep
  • 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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Mailchimp
  • The interface remains a cluttered, non-intuitive mess. That's true from the haphazard way features are organized to the actual email layout.
  • Analytics have never been a priority, and I don't see that changing with Intuit's new ownership. I'm very frustrated over the limited choices for reporting, even when using third-party solutions. If I needed that function, I would not use MailChimp.
  • I would love to develop a workflow screen that lets me focus on the things that I use all the time. Customizing the interface where the content actually goes into the software would help.
  • I never understood why we couldn't import a document into a MC template. At best, we're spending time copying-and-pasting from one app into MC.
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Likelihood to Renew
7Sheep
The tool serves our needs and we like the user interface. The few times we contacted support they were super helpful and responsive. When we asked for more integrations they confirmed the integrations we need (e.g. Hipchat) for the near future.
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Mailchimp
We've had Mailchimp for about ten years, I want to say. I started with the company about four years ago, and I don't see us ever diverting to another source. It's easy for us to use, and we have all our clients already built into the database. I imagine we'll use them for as long as we have the company.
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Usability
7Sheep
It is easy to use and if I do have a problem or question I receive an answer almost immediately.
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Mailchimp
Our team use Mailchimp almost every week. Overall UI is simple for anyone to get started with it. The resource library around using particular features is also there, so we don't have to train our team on this product. We also used a lot of other features as well.
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Reliability and Availability
7Sheep
No answers on this topic
Mailchimp
I have, in the 4+ years that I've used Mailchimp, never seen an issue that restricted the use of their software/tools. I don't know of a single time when they're system crashed or went down. I could be wrong, but I honestly haven't experienced any issues with outages, errors or unplanned downtime
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Performance
7Sheep
No answers on this topic
Mailchimp
I haven't noticed any slow speeds from Mailchimp or their tools. I think the landing pages load quickly and look nice. The email reports and editing operates smoothly and doesn't take time to load. Additionally, when I use Mailchimp in conjunction with Zapier + Hubspot I don't notice any drag between any of these tools
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Support Rating
7Sheep
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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Mailchimp
Website tools were easy to use and understand so a novice can easily meet or exceed their client's expectations! Loved that we were able to totally customize so that the e-mail we created conveyed our client's overall messaging consistent with their branding! Client love that we can provide turnkey services to support their sales and marketing teams!
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Implementation Rating
7Sheep
No answers on this topic
Mailchimp
It's pretty easy to get up and running! There's a slight learning curve on a few things, but once you find where everything is located, you can import your list and send your first email. It really makes our clients feel great to see how quickly they can get that first email out.
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Alternatives Considered
7Sheep
I've mostly used survey monkey and google forms and doodle for small inexpensive jobs - anything more sophisticated always seemed to cost more than the actual fee I charge. 7sheep does everything they do, but it automates a lot of the processing, for a cost which is affordable and makes me more efficient - as I can use my subscription for different clients.
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Mailchimp
Mailchimp is a means to an end and a way to stay within GDPR laws. We may not use it if this wasn't a requirement. Other platforms are better for design or management of contacts, but Mailchimp offers that secure storage of data that is required. I have not tried other bulk mail applications, so am unable to compare these.
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Scalability
7Sheep
No answers on this topic
Mailchimp
Mailchimp over the years I've used it has grown in leaps and bounds. They have added so many additional features than were previously available. They are truly an all-in-one marketing platform now. If you're a small operation and just want to add email to your marketing efforts, they're there for you. If you're a larger operation and want to start sending postcard advertisements, they can do that. If you'd good with that and want to kick up your marketing by going social, you can do that on their platform. They are truly able to be as small as you need, but also get quite large in whatever it is you'd like to do through their system.
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Return on Investment
7Sheep
  • With the translation support we have translated forms into Spanish for our producers and this has been a really positive benefit for them as a partner.
  • I am able to monitor interest in different products very easily and so re-target particular varieties to specific regions.
  • Text message campaigns mean that we can directly engage: especially for physical meetings, tasting reminders and so forth.
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Mailchimp
  • Mailchimp has allowed us to communicate effectively with thousands of customers with ease.
  • Mailchimp's use during our second year of business helped us expand our list of brands considerably (almost 30% YTD) because of regular interactions that we've launched.
  • Mailchimp ramp-up time is minimal for new users so I can turn things over to junior staff - saving me time and money.
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ScreenShots

7Sheep Screenshots

Screenshot of Welcome pageScreenshot of Consolidated Contact/prospect View with TrackingScreenshot of Drag and drop HTML e-mail editorScreenshot of Create field for formScreenshot of Edit field for formScreenshot of E-mail delivery statistics

Mailchimp Screenshots

Screenshot of Mailchimp's advanced analytics and reporting tools. These are used to monitor trends, track performance, and get actionable insights that help users to create better campaigns and drive customer engagement.Screenshot of Mailchimp's precise audience segmentation. Its AI simplifies the workflow by generating complex customer segments for highly personalized campaigns.Screenshot of omnichannel marketing. Campaigns can be built across multiple channels, and then managed from one convenient place.Screenshot of marketing automations with the Customer Journey Builder. This is used to reach the right people with the right message at exactly the right time, which helps to drive more repeat business, increase customer retention, and see more orders.Screenshot of Mailchimp's SMS marketing. SMS can be integrated into email, automations, and social campaigns.Screenshot of Mailchimp's AI, used to deliver relevant content faster. It can generate professionally written, on-brand marketing emails with the press of a button. The user only needs to review, edit, and send.