What users are saying about
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring#question3' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener noreferrer'>Customer Verified: Read more.</a>
Top Rated
298 Ratings
4 Ratings

ActiveCampaign

<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring#question3' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener noreferrer'>Customer Verified: Read more.</a>
Top Rated
298 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener noreferrer'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 8.9 out of 100
4 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener noreferrer'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 8.6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

ActiveCampaign

ActiveCampain is a full-featured enterprise-level email system, with integrations for any number of automations with any length of sequencing. Due to the depth of features and abilities, it isn't a lightweight email platform that can be learned in a weekend. If you just need to send out a monthly or weekly email blast to all of your contacts, this isn't the system for you. However, if you need to be able to tag and segment each and every one of your contacts—no matter how many—based on interests, page visits to your website, buying history, and interests in your emails while being able to create personalized, highly segmented emails to educate and inspire more visits and loyalty while increasing amount and frequency of purchases, then this should be in your final list for review and testing.
Stephen Scott | TrustRadius Reviewer

Privy

Privy is a great software for anyone who wants to turn their visitors into a relationship. Here's the deal: Websites can convert from 1-4% (great ones can convert at 10%), and landing pages can convert up to 30% (great ones can convert higher). What happens to that other 70-99%? That's what email capture is for. It's vital for every site, business, and store owner to provide an offer and collect email information... So that you can develop the relationship through email marketing. Privy is well suited to users at many different levels because of its flexibility and customization ability. I rarely say "everyone" should be doing a particular thing or another...Marketing plans usually mandate tailor-based solutions for specific problems... But in this case, it's hard to imagine anyone who wouldn't be able to use this software. Though, those who are driving paid traffic to their site and a strong offer will see greater conversion. Those who have no offer, a poor offer, bad branding, and low traffic may see a poor result using this software...
page V | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

ActiveCampaign
8.3
Privy
WYSIWYG email editor
ActiveCampaign
8.1
Privy
Dynamic content
ActiveCampaign
8.3
Privy
Ability to test dynamic content
ActiveCampaign
7.9
Privy
Landing pages
ActiveCampaign
7.1
Privy
A/B testing
ActiveCampaign
8.5
Privy
Mobile optimization
ActiveCampaign
8.2
Privy
Email deliverability reporting
ActiveCampaign
8.8
Privy
List management
ActiveCampaign
8.6
Privy
Triggered drip sequences
ActiveCampaign
9.4
Privy

Lead Management

ActiveCampaign
7.8
Privy
Lead nurturing
ActiveCampaign
7.7
Privy
Lead scoring and grading
ActiveCampaign
7.8
Privy
Data quality management
ActiveCampaign
7.2
Privy
Automated sales alerts and tasks
ActiveCampaign
8.3
Privy

Campaign Management

ActiveCampaign
7.9
Privy
Calendaring
ActiveCampaign
7.1
Privy
Event/webinar marketing
ActiveCampaign
8.7
Privy

Social Media Marketing

ActiveCampaign
8.2
Privy
Social sharing and campaigns
ActiveCampaign
8.8
Privy
Social profile integration
ActiveCampaign
7.6
Privy

Reporting & Analytics

ActiveCampaign
7.8
Privy
Dashboards
ActiveCampaign
7.9
Privy
Standard reports
ActiveCampaign
7.8
Privy
Custom reports
ActiveCampaign
7.7
Privy

Platform & Infrastructure

ActiveCampaign
8.2
Privy
API
ActiveCampaign
8.8
Privy
Role-based workflow & approvals
ActiveCampaign
7.9
Privy
Customizability
ActiveCampaign
7.9
Privy
Integration with Salesforce.com
ActiveCampaign
8.1
Privy
Integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM
ActiveCampaign
8.3
Privy
Integration with SugarCRM
ActiveCampaign
8.2
Privy

Pros

ActiveCampaign

  • Email automation - Automated email marketing to potential customers, follow up with existing customers, and automated messaging to outside parties.
  • Flow building - This software allows companies to build simple or complicated sequences in a visual builder so that you can see exactly where people are in the sequence of messages.
  • CRM - Customer relationship data. Maintaining data points across a user journey (tagging a UTM source, current activity. If you have someone - and want to know where they are in the journey, there's a way to find that data and label a profile with that).
  • Integrations - ActiveCampaign integrates with almost everything. Seamlessly. You can trigger behaviors in other apps through Zapier, or import data from other software you use. It's a very easy experience to integrate with others.
  • Customer support - Every team member I've encountered has been exceptionally helpful. They are probably the bar for customer support in the tech industry, to be honest.
  • Email systems for the long-haul (and for sequences and emails that are expected to bring in a lot of $$$). Email marketing should be 30-50% of revenue for most businesses. It's THE platform that we recommend for coaches and other businesses to help them earn 6 & 7 figures from email. You can track A LOT of data through this software as a platform, which makes it a great candidate for businesses who want to grow and visualize where their customers are in the overall purchase process, as well as maintaining them as multiple purchases customers.
page V | TrustRadius Reviewer

Privy

  • Privy is phenomenally user friendly, email campaigns are very easy to create.
  • Privy has great customer service and implementation, our rep is Melissa who went above and beyond in getting everything setup.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

ActiveCampaign

  • ActiveCampaign is so powerful and so versatile that it can sometimes be a challenge to use. There are certainly plenty of online resources available to help you get up to speed, but there are times when the process can seem a little overwhelming. I got a lot of help by attending a "Study Hall" in-person classroom session that was sponsored by the company. Chris Davis was the instructor; he did an amazing job of clarifying priorities and procedures for getting the most out of ActiveCampaign. After going to that session my productivity with ActiveCampaign increased enormously, but in retrospect, I felt like I should have been able to get that kind of expert guidance with the software much earlier, instead of using ActiveCampaign at far less than its maximum capability for several years before feeling like I was really getting my feet on the ground.
  • There doesn't seem to be a way to create or accommodate multiple email addresses for a single contact in the system. When people get into the system with multiple email addresses, they show up as multiple contacts. This can create problems with proper list segmentation; it should be easy enough to resolve this problem, but it's a nagging headache whenever it pops up.
Tim Bost | TrustRadius Reviewer

Privy

  • Their A/B test option needs a little improvement - It can be hard to find where the second design is so that you can edit it.
  • Their embeddable forms need greater flexibility - To be GDPR compliant, you need the ability to give granular user options and provide a few checkboxes. Our team has to use other embed options or create custom HTML for our Euro users.
  • Social support group - Right now the software doesn't have a social group. They have a slack channel for partners but they don't have a social group for users. (common for most software these days to connect users to one another).
page V | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

ActiveCampaign

ActiveCampaign 9.1
Based on 8 answers
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.
Ben Marcoux Roofing Lead Generation Expert | TrustRadius Reviewer

Privy

Privy 10.0
Based on 1 answer
  • Flexible options: The software allows so many different kinds of opt-in form solutions: Full-page, pop-up, bar at the top of the page, embedded, etc.
  • Easy UX: This software is easy to use for just about anyone on my team. It's easy to implement and work with. Design, form field determination, and integration is all relatively very easy to perform.
  • Great support: We've had in-person calls with their support team, and they've been answer specific questions and offer relevant strategies. They've been willing to get on the phone with me and my clients to help us solve problems.
  • Multiple integrations - No matter what CRM you're using, there's likely a way to integrate Privy forms into it.
  • Easy installation on sites: Just a strip of code.
  • Visible, measurable results: Tracking and data with visits, conversion events, and conversion $ tracked to the forms.
page V | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

ActiveCampaign

ActiveCampaign 8.2
Based on 6 answers
It's a lovely clean interface and easy to customize! It can sometimes be a little slow in that some elements require multiple clicks (eg: selecting an email to edit as part of an automation) but overall it's quick and easy.
Arlene Caffrey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Privy

Privy 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Super easy - Choosing the form fields - easySetting up the entire form - easy Integration with other crms - easy Designing the forms - relatively easy Measurement - very visible Support - greatThe only thing it lacks is a little more visibility in the B variations of A/B tests and the price - It's very low at first, but the more that you earn off of your pop-ups, the more that they will charge you. However, even compared to the revenue gained, this cost is not much.
page V | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

ActiveCampaign

ActiveCampaign 9.4
Based on 2 answers
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.
Ben Marcoux Roofing Lead Generation Expert | TrustRadius Reviewer

Privy

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

ActiveCampaign

ActiveCampaign 8.1
Based on 2 answers
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.
Ben Marcoux Roofing Lead Generation Expert | TrustRadius Reviewer

Privy

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

ActiveCampaign

ActiveCampaign 8.9
Based on 8 answers
There are a few different ways to get support:
  • Chatbox in the lower corner. This is tech support, and they can answer a slew of different questions on demand (during service hours).
  • 1:1 support calls - 30 minutes of 1:1 call with a team member to address your needs
  • Rep - You can have calls and emails into your rep.
Every person I've come in contact with really goes above and beyond to answer questions, and provide support for your needs. The owners of the company must have really invested in this part of their business, because it's the bar that all other companies should be evaluated by (personal opinion). One minor caveat - Our client does have a rep, and there was a misunderstanding (we were held accountable for information we didn't know, so there could still be some growth with expectation setting & understanding their company user journey), but the reason why they didn't set our expectations was because they were trying to support our needs (providing answers to questions). My understanding is that the company is working and growing in this area, and we've had many instances where a team member worked past hours or over and above to help us.
page V | TrustRadius Reviewer

Privy

Privy 10.0
Based on 2 answers
  • Real people! We've got email addresses for real people inside the company, who have been more than willing to help us.
  • Personal calls available - We have been on the phone with members of their team to get our problems resolved.
  • Quick resolution - we were able to get our questions answered quickly and help with implementation.
  • Flexibility - We've found that they've been very flexible in their solutions to our problems.
page V | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

ActiveCampaign

ActiveCampaign 7.4
Based on 3 answers
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.
William Ainslie | TrustRadius Reviewer

Privy

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

ActiveCampaign

ActiveCampaign strikes the right balance of simplicity versus power. Unlike heavyweights such as AWeber, ActiveCampaign is a breeze to use. However, at the other side of the spectrum other easy to use tools like MailChimp are severely lacking in their ability to integrate automations with your website's business logic. Based on hitting the sweet spot, I can clearly recommend ActiveCampaign over it's competitors to most website businesses.
Ben Gelsey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Privy

After having used quite a few email marketing platforms, I can say out of all of them we like Privy the best. Privy's integration with the BigCommerce platform makes it much easier to use than the others we tried in the past and we are happy with the results we have gotten and their excellent customer support which is superior especially to Mailchimp which can only be reached by email.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

ActiveCampaign

ActiveCampaign 9.4
Based on 2 answers
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.
Ben Marcoux Roofing Lead Generation Expert | TrustRadius Reviewer

Privy

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

ActiveCampaign

  • The fortune is in the follow through, and ActiveCampaign makes the follow through easier. Drip campaigns and triggers strengthen granular follow up opportunities.
  • The granular messaging options coupled with attractive pricing have made this our go to service for businesses who need more automation features, but are just getting started in the space.
Nicholas De Salvo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Privy

  • We have had better conversion rates on our emails.
  • We spend less time creating email marketing campaigns that look professional.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Pricing Details

ActiveCampaign

General

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

Privy

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ActiveCampaign
9.1
Privy
10.0

Likelihood to Renew

ActiveCampaign
9.1
Privy
10.0

Usability

ActiveCampaign
8.2
Privy
9.0

Reliability and Availability

ActiveCampaign
9.4
Privy

Performance

ActiveCampaign
8.1
Privy

Support Rating

ActiveCampaign
8.9
Privy
10.0

Implementation Rating

ActiveCampaign
7.4
Privy

Scalability

ActiveCampaign
9.4
Privy

Add comparison