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Likelihood to Recommend

ActiveCampaign

ActiveCampaign is great for any company looking to leverage email marketing effectively to share content that builds goodwill and makes sales. They make it simple, fast, and easy to set up lists and automations so that you can easily keep in touch with your customers. Whether you send out a weekly newsletter or are much more aggressive with your email marketing, ActiveCampaign can handle just about anything you throw at it.
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Maropost

To be absolutely honest, I don't see why anyone would choose Maropost over the hundreds of other ESPs that are available. For e-commerce especially, there are so many more options with better functionality and features. For media wherein the goal is to drive traffic and simply send.an.email. nearly any other ESP would suffice.I couldn't even recommend Maropost based on price as it is not cheap at all. It is very bare bones, and for the price, you could likely find something more premium.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

ActiveCampaign
7.9
Maropost
4.6
WYSIWYG email editor
ActiveCampaign
7.7
Maropost
3.5
Dynamic content
ActiveCampaign
7.6
Maropost
7.0
Ability to test dynamic content
ActiveCampaign
7.7
Maropost
8.0
Landing pages
ActiveCampaign
6.8
Maropost
1.0
A/B testing
ActiveCampaign
7.4
Maropost
4.0
Mobile optimization
ActiveCampaign
7.8
Maropost
4.0
Email deliverability
ActiveCampaign
8.3
Maropost
5.0
List management
ActiveCampaign
8.4
Maropost
4.5
Triggered drip sequences
ActiveCampaign
9.4
Maropost
4.5

Reporting & Analytics

ActiveCampaign
7.2
Maropost
6.8
Dashboards
ActiveCampaign
7.2
Maropost
8.0
Standard reports
ActiveCampaign
7.4
Maropost
8.0
Custom reports
ActiveCampaign
7.1
Maropost
4.5

Pros

ActiveCampaign

  • Simple, easy, and fast setup for lists. You can set up a new list in just seconds. And also, they allow you to have an unlimited number of lists and tags that keep things organized.
  • Powerful automations and a clean interface to build them. ActiveCampaign is a powerful tool, allowing you to segment users and send them congruent messaging.
  • Great deliverability. Email marketing is only as useful as the number of emails that get received. If your emails don't send or wind up in spam or junk or promotions folders, that will severely inhibit your email marketing efforts.
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Maropost

  • Support: we were given a go to support person who is basically an account executive who oversaw our progress and was there to assist us with whatever we may need.
  • Email open rates and testing abilities: Maropost supplies an array of different ways you can test to make sure you are getting the best opens and CTR's you can.
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Cons

ActiveCampaign

  • One-to-one email automation (all automations have unsubscribe / impersonal req'd fields)
  • Sometimes the Chrome plugin does not work properly.
  • The email builder could use improvement on the UX end.
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Maropost

  • Reporting is awful, the metrics shown in the dashboard are not helpful, and to glean any useful information users need to export the reports manually. There is no attrition reporting at all.
  • Segmentation takes a really long time. If you want to construct multiple audiences, good luck. It takes forever.
  • UI is not intuitive. Many buttons are placed too closely or in the wrong places.
  • There is no true "test send" feature. Any opens or clicks recorded from the test (while QA-ing proofs, for example) will be recorded.
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Likelihood to Renew

ActiveCampaign

ActiveCampaign 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I've tried over half a dozen email autoresponders and ActiveCampaign is by far my favorite. The ability to send emails is the backbone of my business. The "cheap" email marketing tools designed for the mass market are not powerful or intuitive to set up and also don't have the best deliverability. And the "expensive" ones are usually super confusing to use.
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Maropost

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

ActiveCampaign

ActiveCampaign 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It's super easy and fast to set up automations and email lists. In under five minutes, you can be mailing your list. I'm not a fan of complexity, and I'm also not a fan of being hamstrung by weak tools, so I really like using ActiveCampaign. It's the perfect blend of simplicity and power.
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Maropost

No score
No answers yet
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Reliability and Availability

ActiveCampaign

ActiveCampaign 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I've never had ActiveCampaign down for maintenance. I'm sure they update things, but they always seem to manage to stay live. Also, I've had very few errors, if any. None come to mind. This might be to due to the fact I focus on building things as simply as possible, but I also believe it's due to the quality of the software.
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Maropost

No score
No answers yet
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Performance

ActiveCampaign

ActiveCampaign 10.0
Based on 1 answer
ActiveCampaign works seamlessly with the other tools I use. It integrates directly with most. And if no direct integration is available, there is almost always one you can make using Zapier. I've yet to run into a technical error that prevented me from doing something I wanted to be able to do.
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Maropost

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support

ActiveCampaign

ActiveCampaign 9.0
Based on 1 answer
I have only had to reach out to ActiveCampaign support a couple of times, and every time they have helped me out quickly and efficiently. They get back to you pretty quickly and usually have the solution figured out within just a couple of message exchanges. Please keep in mind I use the simple features of ActiveCampaign, so if there's a complication solution you're looking for help with, your experience with support might be a little different.
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Maropost

No score
No answers yet
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Implementation

ActiveCampaign

ActiveCampaign 10.0
Based on 1 answer
If your email marketing strategy is clunky and confusing then it doesn't matter what tool you use or need to set up. It will take time to set it up. However, if you favor simple and effective email marketing strategies then you'll find that setting up ActiveCampaign is a breeze. And the results you'll get with it will far outweigh the time it takes to set it up.
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Maropost

No score
No answers yet
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Alternatives Considered

ActiveCampaign

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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Maropost

Klaviyo has much faster segmentation, better segmentation rules and is much more suited for ecommerce brands
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Scalability

ActiveCampaign

ActiveCampaign 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I've tried several of the email services available today. ActiveCampaign makes it easy and fast to get set up. And they have some of the best email deliverability available today as well. That's really important when it comes to email marketing, because winding up in spam or promotion folders makes your email marketing efforts and uphill battle.
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Maropost

No score
No answers yet
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Return on Investment

ActiveCampaign

  • Easy to track open rates
  • Easy to track link clicks and tag
  • Can retarget hot leads via email activity
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Maropost

  • Helping to reduce Churn by an estimated 20%.
  • Email deliverability was at 99.6%
  • Email open rates were north of 20%
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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

Maropost

General

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

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