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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

Sendinblue

SendinBlue is great for simple email marketing, especially for small businesses. It's very easy to get the account setup and create an email compared to other services like MailChimp. It's also very user-friendly for those who may not be technically savvy. If you have a much larger scale email list or regularly import lists from outside SendinBlue, then you may want to look elsewhere. SendinBlue is great if you stay within the system, but can cause trouble if you import email lists outside of the system.
Tim Sleeper | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

ActiveCampaign
8.2
Sendinblue
7.1
WYSIWYG email editor
ActiveCampaign
8.0
Sendinblue
8.1
Dynamic content
ActiveCampaign
8.1
Sendinblue
7.7
Ability to test dynamic content
ActiveCampaign
7.9
Sendinblue
6.9
Landing pages
ActiveCampaign
6.7
Sendinblue
6.0
A/B testing
ActiveCampaign
8.3
Sendinblue
6.5
Mobile optimization
ActiveCampaign
8.0
Sendinblue
8.1
Email deliverability reporting
ActiveCampaign
8.7
Sendinblue
8.0
List management
ActiveCampaign
8.6
Sendinblue
6.5
Triggered drip sequences
ActiveCampaign
9.4
Sendinblue
6.2

Lead Management

ActiveCampaign
7.3
Sendinblue
Lead nurturing
ActiveCampaign
6.8
Sendinblue
Lead scoring and grading
ActiveCampaign
6.9
Sendinblue
Data quality management
ActiveCampaign
7.6
Sendinblue
Automated sales alerts and tasks
ActiveCampaign
8.0
Sendinblue

Campaign Management

ActiveCampaign
7.9
Sendinblue
Calendaring
ActiveCampaign
7.9
Sendinblue
Event/webinar marketing
ActiveCampaign
7.9
Sendinblue

Social Media Marketing

ActiveCampaign
7.1
Sendinblue
Social sharing and campaigns
ActiveCampaign
7.5
Sendinblue
Social profile integration
ActiveCampaign
6.8
Sendinblue

Reporting & Analytics

ActiveCampaign
7.6
Sendinblue
7.0
Dashboards
ActiveCampaign
7.6
Sendinblue
8.0
Standard reports
ActiveCampaign
7.6
Sendinblue
6.2
Custom reports
ActiveCampaign
7.5
Sendinblue
6.8

Platform & Infrastructure

ActiveCampaign
7.9
Sendinblue
API
ActiveCampaign
8.2
Sendinblue
Role-based workflow & approvals
ActiveCampaign
7.8
Sendinblue
Customizability
ActiveCampaign
7.8
Sendinblue
Integration with Salesforce.com
ActiveCampaign
7.8
Sendinblue
Integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM
ActiveCampaign
8.0
Sendinblue
Integration with SugarCRM
ActiveCampaign
8.0
Sendinblue

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

Sendinblue

  • Fast newsletter delivery to a large subscriber base
  • Fair pricing allows small companies to get use of the features with a small subscriber base and then scale up as their subscriber base grows.
  • APIs allow you to fully automate the process of generating and delivering newsletters. My web staff updates the website information, and sends the newsletter from my website back end. They do not ever even have to log in to SendinBlue. This creates a level of simplicity that prevents errors.
Cameron Andrews | 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

Sendinblue

  • Would like to have emails sent directly from our server (without extra charge). We noticed recently emails now come from sendinblue.com vs. a server with a series of numbers so this is a definite improvement!
  • Would like to see our actual subscriber base number (total minus blacklist)
  • Was initially difficult to figure out how to create newsletter signup to match the layout of our website but eventually our developer figured out a workaround.
  • Sometimes when you click on the editing box, you end up going out to the hyperlink specified instead of edit box, this is sometimes annoying.
Michelle Young | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

ActiveCampaign

ActiveCampaign 9.1
Based on 6 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

Sendinblue

Sendinblue 9.4
Based on 4 answers
SendinBlue is providing an excellent value to my business by simplifying and speeding up the way that we interact with our customers
Cameron Andrews | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

ActiveCampaign

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

Sendinblue

Sendinblue 9.2
Based on 2 answers
I am a web designer and systems admin. I have not found anything with this system that was hard to use. Other systems make it hard to do simple tasks and is very limiting. SendinBlue doesn't limit you.
Kenny Williamson | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Ben Marcoux Roofing Lead Generation Expert | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sendinblue

Sendinblue 9.1
Based on 1 answer
I have never had any planned outages in the time I have been using the software and have had no issues with accessing it.
Nathaniel Bradley | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Ben Marcoux Roofing Lead Generation Expert | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sendinblue

Sendinblue 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Everything loads very quickly, it saves as you go along so you're unlikely to loose work if your computer fails. Reports are there immediately too so you're able to act quickly on customer engagement.
Nathaniel Bradley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

ActiveCampaign

ActiveCampaign 9.0
Based on 4 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

Sendinblue

Sendinblue 9.0
Based on 4 answers
These people helped me identify errors when setting up DKIM and were more than helpful in trying to diagnose low open rates with a few campaigns identifying where improvement can be made and how to more effectively manage contact lists. The support is excellent.
Justin Germino | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

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.
Ben Marcoux Roofing Lead Generation Expert | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sendinblue

Sendinblue 10.0
Based on 1 answer
If you follow all the steps of the setup process they give you, any one can set this up in about 1 - 2 hours.
Kenny Williamson | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Sendinblue

Sendinblue advertises itself as being better than Mailchimp, which if you think about it is awful advertising campaign, putting one company down to raise another. But despite this, Mailchimp actually lets people use their account for good whereas Sendinblue seems to be doing the opposite. Plus Mailchimp is easier to use and navigate around, and doesn't take a long time to set up. The only downside is that you can't have unlimited contacts which is why we changed to Sendinblue.
Emi Howell | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Ben Marcoux Roofing Lead Generation Expert | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sendinblue

Sendinblue 9.1
Based on 1 answer
They have multiple options for upgrading bigger senders or if you need more emails sent in a month.
Nathaniel Bradley | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Sendinblue

  • Deliverability: SIB protects their sending IP and this shows with the rate of delivery. Junk senders are cautioned, this is not the solution for you.
  • Simplicity: Cut the time it takes to get professional email campaigns out to your audience. Less time = less labor expense.
  • All in one solution allows you to capture and maintain both SMTP and SMS under one program and this has made segmentation and campaigning less annoying and tedious.
David Faustina | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

ActiveCampaign

General

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

ActiveCampaign Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Sendinblue

General

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

Sendinblue Editions & Modules

Edition
Free0.001
Micro$252
Bronze$393
Silver$664
Gold$1735
Platinum$3346
Diamond$6037
  1. 600 / Day
  2. 40,000 / Month
  3. 60,000 / Month
  4. 120,000 / Month
  5. 350,000 / Month
  6. 750,000 / Month
  7. 3 Million / Month
Additional Pricing Details
SendinBlue pricing is based on the number of email messages sent, rather than the number of contacts you keep in your account. Try SendinBlue with a free account and send up to 9,000 emails per month (300 emails per day). As your business grows, you can upgrade to a plan that meets your needs without breaking the bank! Send up to 40,000 emails per month for just $7.37 -- or send even more emails at great prices.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ActiveCampaign
9.0
Sendinblue
6.6

Likelihood to Renew

ActiveCampaign
9.1
Sendinblue
9.4

Usability

ActiveCampaign
8.1
Sendinblue
9.2

Reliability and Availability

ActiveCampaign
10.0
Sendinblue
9.1

Performance

ActiveCampaign
10.0
Sendinblue
9.1

Support Rating

ActiveCampaign
9.0
Sendinblue
9.0

Implementation Rating

ActiveCampaign
10.0
Sendinblue
10.0

Scalability

ActiveCampaign
10.0
Sendinblue
9.1

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