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Likelihood to Recommend

ActiveCampaign

If someone needs an economical entry into marketing automation features and does not require any comprehensive reporting, ActiveCampaign can be a suitable tool. If ad hoc reports and advanced list segmentation features are important, avoid it.
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Maxemail

Maxemail is perfect for sending newsletters to customers, as well as triggered emails and lifecycle emails. It proves vast ability for you to use customer data to make rich personalisation, and gives excellent deliverability.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

ActiveCampaign
7.9
Maxemail
9.3
WYSIWYG email editor
ActiveCampaign
7.7
Maxemail
10.0
Dynamic content
ActiveCampaign
7.6
Maxemail
10.0
Ability to test dynamic content
ActiveCampaign
7.7
Maxemail
10.0
Landing pages
ActiveCampaign
6.8
Maxemail
A/B testing
ActiveCampaign
7.4
Maxemail
10.0
Mobile optimization
ActiveCampaign
7.8
Maxemail
10.0
Email deliverability
ActiveCampaign
8.3
Maxemail
10.0
List management
ActiveCampaign
8.3
Maxemail
6.0
Triggered drip sequences
ActiveCampaign
9.3
Maxemail
8.0

Reporting & Analytics

ActiveCampaign
7.2
Maxemail
10.0
Dashboards
ActiveCampaign
7.2
Maxemail
10.0
Standard reports
ActiveCampaign
7.4
Maxemail
10.0
Custom reports
ActiveCampaign
7.0
Maxemail
10.0

Pros

  • Automation campaigns are excellent in ActiveCampaign. It allows granular control over what happens when to whom and how. You can create very complex automated campaigns to nurture leads at the right time with the right content.
  • Ability to create custom pipelines is great as it allows us to cater to different sales processes that vary depending on customer type and/or different services, so we can track the right information in a flow that makes sense in specific situations.
  • Sending 1-to-1 emails in CRM that are tracked so we know when contacts open emails.
  • Chrome extension for Gmail is really useful to access contact data within emails in Gmail and being able to track emails sent in Gmail.
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  • Maxemail provides great customer service.
  • Maxemail has a very powerful platform with a lot of capabilities.
  • Maxemail does dynamic email building and personalisation very well and gives you tools to do incredible things.
  • Maxemail provides fantastic deliverability for our emails.
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Cons

  • Lists vs. tags can be somewhat confusing -- I feel it could be all tags
  • UX is a slow and sometimes confusing
  • Snippets are difficult to use
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  • Maxemail lacks a lot of the 'add-ons' companies like mailchimp and others provide - such as landing pages and Zapier integration - but they don't need these features really and the features they do have excel above and beyond other companies.
  • Maxemail user interface looks daunting and was hard to teach to some people.
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Likelihood to Renew

ActiveCampaign10.0
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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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Usability

ActiveCampaign9.0
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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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Reliability and Availability

ActiveCampaign10.0
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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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Performance

ActiveCampaign10.0
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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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Support

ActiveCampaign9.0
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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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Implementation

ActiveCampaign10.0
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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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Alternatives Considered

As mentioned before, Infusionsoft is a very robust system, but we often found it too complicated for what we needed. The system was often slow, it's expensive, and we only used a handful of the many features Infusionsoft offered. ActiveCampaign was definitely the better choice. It does everything we need it to and it allows us to grant our franchises more access over their own lead systems.
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Maxemail had the perfect blend of the features we needed with pricing that works for us and incredible customer service. They did not have pushy sales, just transparent quality.
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Scalability

ActiveCampaign10.0
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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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Return on Investment

  • Through ActiveCampaign we were able to sell out our first ever business conference we ever held, and by keeping in touch with them through ActiveCampaign we were able to get 6 - 10 new clients in the first few months of implementation.
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  • Maxemail was more experienced than our previous provider but the additional cost is small compared to the much higher quality.
  • Maxemail has given us flexbility to try a lot of things that have improved our email metrics.
  • Maxemail's customer service is quick and responsive so saves us time trying to get things done.
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Pricing Details

ActiveCampaign

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

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