ActiveCampaign vs. Mailjet

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ActiveCampaign
Score 7.9 out of 10
N/A
ActiveCampaign helps small teams power big businesses with a platform for intelligent marketing automation. It provides email marketing, marketing automation, and CRM tools that help businesses to create incredible customer experiences.
$15
per month
Mailjet
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
Mailjet is an email solution designed for both marketers and developers. Mailjet allows them to create, send, and track marketing and transactional emails via a user interface or APIs. EMAIL MARKETING Mailjet’s user interface is available in 5 languages (English, French, German, Spanish, and Italian) and enables marketing teams to create, test, and send emails. Its drag & drop email builder helps users create responsive emails. The user management…
$7.49
per month
Pricing
ActiveCampaignMailjet
Editions & Modules
Starter
$15
per month
Plus
$49
per month
Pro
$79
per month
Enterprise
$145
per month
Basic
$9.65
per month
Premium
$20.95
per month
Free
Free
Enterprise
Custom Pricing
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ActiveCampaignMailjet
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsNo matter what plan you choose, our services are designed to help you get the most out of your investment — so you can focus on running your business. ActiveCampaign services included in all plan tiers: ActiveTraining Community access Contact migration Customer enablement workshops Video tutorials Chat and ticket support Knowledge base & help guidesBASIC - All of Mailjet’s core features for a low price. PREMIUM - Advanced features to leverage email strategy.
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Community Pulse
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Considered Both Products
ActiveCampaign

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Mailjet
Chose Mailjet
Mailjet is just pretty straightforward there is no more "rocket science" needed to create/design templates for general marketing campaigns or for automation campaigns. For general campaigns, it can be compared with Mailchimp or Active, and yes maybe in my particular opinion Acti…
Chose Mailjet
Its email layout are very well designed for my products. They are very much relate-able. So I always prefer to use it for building customer relationship even after our sales process. My CRM team utilize this software effectively for proper communication with our clients. My …
Top Pros
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Features
ActiveCampaignMailjet
Email & Online Marketing
Comparison of Email & Online Marketing features of Product A and Product B
ActiveCampaign
9.0
664 Ratings
15% above category average
Mailjet
8.3
15 Ratings
2% above category average
WYSIWYG email editor9.6581 Ratings10.013 Ratings
Dynamic content9.2520 Ratings6.010 Ratings
Ability to test dynamic content8.8471 Ratings00 Ratings
Landing pages7.9338 Ratings00 Ratings
A/B testing9.3380 Ratings5.08 Ratings
Mobile optimization9.4526 Ratings10.014 Ratings
Email deliverability reporting7.0631 Ratings10.015 Ratings
List management9.7650 Ratings9.015 Ratings
Triggered drip sequences9.7574 Ratings00 Ratings
Lead Management
Comparison of Lead Management features of Product A and Product B
ActiveCampaign
7.6
524 Ratings
2% below category average
Mailjet
-
Ratings
Lead nurturing automation9.3491 Ratings00 Ratings
Lead scoring and grading8.0359 Ratings00 Ratings
Data quality management9.3401 Ratings00 Ratings
Automated sales alerts and tasks9.3355 Ratings00 Ratings
Lead segmentation and distribution1.81 Ratings00 Ratings
Campaign Management
Comparison of Campaign Management features of Product A and Product B
ActiveCampaign
9.6
374 Ratings
23% above category average
Mailjet
-
Ratings
Calendaring9.7295 Ratings00 Ratings
Event/webinar marketing9.6286 Ratings00 Ratings
Social Media Marketing
Comparison of Social Media Marketing features of Product A and Product B
ActiveCampaign
9.6
287 Ratings
24% above category average
Mailjet
-
Ratings
Social sharing and campaigns9.7254 Ratings00 Ratings
Social profile integration9.5250 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
ActiveCampaign
8.4
627 Ratings
11% above category average
Mailjet
10.0
14 Ratings
26% above category average
Dashboards8.0597 Ratings10.014 Ratings
Standard reports8.0584 Ratings10.014 Ratings
Custom reports9.2377 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform & Infrastructure
Comparison of Platform & Infrastructure features of Product A and Product B
ActiveCampaign
9.3
491 Ratings
20% above category average
Mailjet
-
Ratings
API9.6391 Ratings00 Ratings
Role-based workflow & approvals9.4267 Ratings00 Ratings
Customizability9.5420 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with Salesforce.com9.492 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM9.860 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with SugarCRM9.856 Ratings00 Ratings
Third-party software integrations7.520 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
ActiveCampaignMailjet
Likelihood to Recommend
7.7
(676 ratings)
8.9
(15 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.5
(25 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
7.8
(38 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
9.1
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
7.1
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
1.3
(41 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
In-Person Training
9.1
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
7.3
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.7
(14 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Configurability
6.4
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
9.0
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
1.3
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
6.4
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
7.2
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
ActiveCampaignMailjet
Likelihood to Recommend
ActiveCampaign
ActiveCampaign is brilliant for small businesses wanting a secure, reliable and user friendly email capture software that filters users emails into the appropriate category/tags and have endless options when it comes to having different lead magnets and ways users may sign up. It's been super handy for my small business to send regular emails and be able to analyse the success rates and open rates of emails and the ability to resend them with a different subject line. It's made email marketing really easy peasy.
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Sinch (formerly CLX Communications)
I raised a ticket. It’s been four days and they won’t reply. So I raised another ticket asking why they are not replying. The issue was quite urgent. Then in a very short time, I saw the ticket was closed. So they have time to close my ticket, but they don’t have time or they don’t want to reply to a ticket. Very interesting.

Their attitude of doing nothing is the worst and the rudest I’ve ever seen in my years of working with several email service companies. And I see that they blame this on the pandemic. But many other good companies, they are not doing this. Your problem is your problem, don’t try to blame someone else.

So, please DO NOT buy it, consider others.
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Pros
ActiveCampaign
  • The graphic design is very good, especially fonts, colours and templates
  • Flexibility of design and functionality
  • Takes a little while to learn it, but generally user-friendly
  • Looks very professional but doesn't cost much to get started
  • There are masses of integrations for ActiveCampaign, and the ones I tried all worked well and didn't take long to figure out.
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Sinch (formerly CLX Communications)
  • Mailjet is good at "links", it's really easy to link your content and photos to outside links.
  • Mailjet is good at getting emails out in a timely fashion.
  • Mailjet is really cost-effective compared to their competitors for what all you get.
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Cons
ActiveCampaign
  • The email designing part could be easier to use. There are certain simple shortcuts that don't work, for example, adding links is more complicated than it should be, moving blocks around is hard, etc.
  • There's no good way to filter by 'active' and 'inactive' subscribers when editing en-mass.
  • I'd like more reporting data on one page.
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Sinch (formerly CLX Communications)
  • Customer service is not excellent.
  • My email list's integrity was in question. They repeatedly turned off our service questioning my results.
  • Multiple times I went to use the service in need of sending out an email and our service was not working.
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Likelihood to Renew
ActiveCampaign
I am committed at the moment. Rebuilding the automations I have would be a huge time drain. Plus the cost of learning a new system and the risk to deliverability of porting a 6,000 person list to a new platform. Also, AC offers everything I need ast a reasonable (but a little high) price. So, why not a 10? Because, early 2023, AC dropped a massive 2x price hike on long-term customers. They knew few would shift, so this feels like a cynical cash grab and left a bad taste, If they do something like this again, this camel will have a broken back.
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Sinch (formerly CLX Communications)
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Usability
ActiveCampaign
ActiveCampaign has been the easiest marketing automation software we have ever used. They provide tips throughout the entire process of anything you are building. Their support team through LIVE CHAT has been extremely fast and helpful. The monthly meetings provided with the enablement team has helped us through several large and urgent needs.
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Sinch (formerly CLX Communications)
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Reliability and Availability
ActiveCampaign
I haven't experienced application errors or unplanned outages at all. Active Campaign is ultra reliable and I would not be using them if that were the case. Also, the helpful emails they send are welcomed and informative, and present very practical tips and guidance for using the platform. They're always demonstrating new features and I'm thankful for that.
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Sinch (formerly CLX Communications)
No answers on this topic
Performance
ActiveCampaign
Oh my gosh, Active Campaign's performance gets an A+++ in my book. The pages load quickly and so do the reports. I haven't noticed any slowdowns when it's integrating with other programs and it performs excellently on all levels.
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Sinch (formerly CLX Communications)
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
ActiveCampaign
This might be the best part. The chat support lady offered to make a video to help me solve my problem. I worked in customer service for years and I've never done that, lol. So, if they're offering things like that, I can only imagine that they'd be able to handle most any issue you throw at them.
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Sinch (formerly CLX Communications)
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Implementation Rating
ActiveCampaign
Very satisfied with our implementation in our professional medical practice, allowing us to be on top of client service, and not miss out on crucial information and insights. Marketing is often neglected in professional practices and ActiveCampaign solved this problem with aplomb.
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Sinch (formerly CLX Communications)
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Alternatives Considered
ActiveCampaign
I moved to ActiveCampaign from Mailchimp. Admittedly, I was using the free version of Mailchimp, but I had numerous episodes of subscriber data NOT being added to Mailchimp, despite using API to integrate with my mailing list. Obviously, I couldn't pay for clicks and not capture subscriber data, so I had to find something else. ActiveCampaign has been 100% reliable in testing.
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Sinch (formerly CLX Communications)
Mailjet was much easier to set up, and much more affordable for us than other solutions we evaluated, such as SendGrid. SendGrid may be better suited for organizations with larger volumes or more technical staff, but for us, Mailjet was a superior solution at this time. We also looked at other competitors, but Mailjet impressed us the most with their ease of use and excellent customer support.
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Scalability
ActiveCampaign
My web designer told me about Active Campaign and although I don't recall which platform I had before, I LOVE Active Campaign and its user friendliness. The transition was seamless and I've never had a problem with functionality or server failure.
Active Campaign provides so many features, and makes it easy for non-techies to maneuver around the site with ease. They capture information and put it in an easy-to-read format.
At this point, I don't think I'd ever use any other platform!
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Sinch (formerly CLX Communications)
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
ActiveCampaign
  • I haven't monetized my list yet so no clear ROI but great from a list-building perspective
  • The software is not cheap so at times I feel like I may not be getting the most out of the product because I'm not using all of the features
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Sinch (formerly CLX Communications)
  • Changing from active campaign to Mailjet decreased our mail spend by more than 50% in savings.
  • Been able to send so many emails for different campaigns increases our retention with active users who became engaged users. In our case, it is important to be in constant communication with customers.
  • Mailjet needs to be complemented with other tools, such as Zapier, in order to create better implementations. It might cost you for additional software but it is still cheaper than solutions that charge you by the number of users.
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ScreenShots

ActiveCampaign Screenshots

Screenshot of tagging, that when combined with conditional content helps to put the right message in front of each customer.Screenshot of marketing automationScreenshot of audience segmentation based on engagement, purchase activity, lead score, or any other dimensionScreenshot of live chat, site messaging, email, and a unified inbox that can be used to build relationships with customers.Screenshot of the CRM, which helps sales reps to get more done in less time

Mailjet Screenshots

Screenshot of Passport is Mailjet’s email editor that helps you create responsive emails in minutes and enables you to collaborate in real-time with other users inside the builder!Screenshot of Work as a team with Mailjet by inviting your team members to your accounts and defining each person’s role to increase productivity and ensure brand consistency.Screenshot of Check your campaign’s real-time statistics including opens, clicks, bounces, and more.Screenshot of Integrate Mailjet in less than 5 minutes and start sending emails via SMTP relay or Send API.Screenshot of Mailjet’s flexible infrastructure can process millions of emails per hour for customers worldwide with infinite scalability, real-time statistics, server availability, and distributed architecture.