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ActiveCampaign

Top Rated
58 Ratings

GetResponse

Top Rated
38 Ratings

ActiveCampaign

Top Rated
58 Ratings
Score 8.5 out of 101

GetResponse

Top Rated
38 Ratings
Score 7.7 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

ActiveCampaign

For the small business who is just getting started or has a list smaller than 2,500 contacts, ActiveCampaign is a leader in smart communication. Compared with free (or cheap) alternatives like MailChimp or Constant Contact, the feature set provides a lot more value. The one real caveat here is that you have to really want to use the features. For someone who is happy to just send out their monthly newsletter, this might be more than you need.
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GetResponse

You need GetResponse when you want to send thousands of emails to your clients. Another interesting scenario where GetResponse could work very well is if you are a blogger. You can create subscription lists and have all your contacts informed about new posts, interesting information, and promotions that you can offer to your fans. Apart from this, you can create specific promotions for products or services that you offer and send them as email marketing, and segment people according to their interests!
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Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

ActiveCampaign
7.8
GetResponse
7.3
WYSIWYG email editor
ActiveCampaign
7.7
GetResponse
7.0
Dynamic content
ActiveCampaign
7.4
GetResponse
6.2
Ability to test dynamic content
ActiveCampaign
7.5
GetResponse
6.3
Landing pages
ActiveCampaign
6.7
GetResponse
7.3
A/B testing
ActiveCampaign
7.2
GetResponse
6.8
Mobile optimization
ActiveCampaign
7.7
GetResponse
6.6
Email deliverability
ActiveCampaign
8.3
GetResponse
8.5
List management
ActiveCampaign
8.1
GetResponse
8.5
Triggered drip sequences
ActiveCampaign
9.3
GetResponse
8.4

Reporting & Analytics

ActiveCampaign
7.0
GetResponse
7.6
Dashboards
ActiveCampaign
7.1
GetResponse
7.3
Standard reports
ActiveCampaign
7.3
GetResponse
8.2
Custom reports
ActiveCampaign
6.7
GetResponse
7.3

Pros

  • Marketing Automation
  • Click/Link Tracking
  • Email Integration with Gmail via a Chrome extension
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  • It allows you to import contacts fast and safe.
  • Allows integration with platforms such as Wordpress, WooCommerce, Shopify.
  • It allows you to develop beautiful and professional subscription forms and newsletters.
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Cons

  • Campaign sending has a few too many steps to go through, would love to see more on one page
  • More organizational tools for sent, drafts, and different list emails other than just one level tagging would be great
  • Visual email scheduling for newsletters on a calendar would be a huge improvement to the list style. Drag and drop to reschedule emails would be a godsend!
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  • Need responsive forms
  • A/B testing is strong, but the analytics are slow and confusing
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GetResponse9.0
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Its comfortable for us and easy to use. Sending out emails is easy as pie and enjoyable. I would recommend
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Alternatives Considered

Backend user experience is much more streamlined and robust than AWeber. AWeber also triggers weird spam wall blocks occasionally when integrating with other system’s automated forms. MailChimp simply doesn’t have the features I need.
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Not the top of the heap and certainly far from the bottom. GR is arguably one of the best solutions for Home based or small shops. It is out of the box whereas some of the others are not as complete or more difficult to unpack. It lacks some features but over-delivers on others.
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Return on Investment

  • Easy to track open rates
  • Easy to track link clicks and tag
  • Can retarget hot leads via email activity
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  • GetResponse is a cost-effective alternative when the desired results are fitted with what the platform can provide.
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Pricing Details

ActiveCampaign

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

GetResponse

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Additional Pricing Details