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ActiveCampaign

Top Rated
58 Ratings

Springbot

2 Ratings

ActiveCampaign

Top Rated
58 Ratings
Score 8.5 out of 101

Springbot

2 Ratings
Score 10 out of 101

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ActiveCampaign

ActiveCampaign works well for onboarding, deadline countdowns, informational emails, and marketing. I think that ActiveCampaign could improve it's one-to-one sales email options to really be an all in one solution with it's CRM.
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Springbot

If you have a small marketing team with a small budget and you use Mailchimp & Adroll, Springbot might work for you. Otherwise, there are other more robust tools out there to accomplish the same goals. They need to work on more integrations with other ESPs and retargeting providers. And they need to work on making sure the data being sent to their customers is accurate.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

ActiveCampaign
7.8
Springbot
WYSIWYG email editor
ActiveCampaign
7.7
Springbot
Dynamic content
ActiveCampaign
7.4
Springbot
Ability to test dynamic content
ActiveCampaign
7.5
Springbot
Landing pages
ActiveCampaign
6.7
Springbot
A/B testing
ActiveCampaign
7.2
Springbot
Mobile optimization
ActiveCampaign
7.7
Springbot
Email deliverability
ActiveCampaign
8.3
Springbot
List management
ActiveCampaign
8.1
Springbot
Triggered drip sequences
ActiveCampaign
9.3
Springbot

Reporting & Analytics

ActiveCampaign
7.0
Springbot
Dashboards
ActiveCampaign
7.1
Springbot
Standard reports
ActiveCampaign
7.3
Springbot
Custom reports
ActiveCampaign
6.7
Springbot

Online Storefront

ActiveCampaign
Springbot
9.0
Website integration
ActiveCampaign
Springbot
9.0

eCommerce Marketing

ActiveCampaign
Springbot
5.0
Personalized recommendations
ActiveCampaign
Springbot
5.0
SEO
ActiveCampaign
Springbot
5.0

Pros

  • Easy to implement detailed if/then email Automation
  • Templates are easy to use and access
  • Integrates with click funnel
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  • The demographic data was great. I could see how many males vs. females, ages, income, married, with or without children. It gave me a good idea of who my customers were.
  • Using their tracking URLs in all of our campaigns allowed us to get a better idea of what exactly was driving revenue.
  • Not only could I see top performing products, which I can do within Magento, I could also see top selling categories and colors.
  • I can pull a Coupon Usage report our of Magento, but Springbot gave me additional info like AOV and ROI on those codes.
  • Springbot also gave me a lot of info about our abandoned carts. It shows us which products are most abandoned along with views, conversion rates, etc.
  • Springbot gave us an Instagram Shop page that allowed us to curate social shares and then tie them to products on our site.
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Cons

  • Campaign sending has a few too many steps to go through, would love to see more on one page
  • More organizational tools for sent, drafts, and different list emails other than just one level tagging would be great
  • Visual email scheduling for newsletters on a calendar would be a huge improvement to the list style. Drag and drop to reschedule emails would be a godsend!
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  • Daily reports sometimes didn't arrive in my inbox. I'd have to contact my rep and wait several days before the issue was fixed. Sometimes the data on the daily report was incorrect. I would check revenue against the sales report in Magento and Google Analytics and the numbers didn't match up. It made it impossible for me to trust the data I was being given.
  • The Springbot shortened URLs were not adopted by our social engagement specialist because she felt they looked like spam links and our fans weren't clicking on them.
  • My social engagement specialist also didn't like the social posting tool. She felt it was more difficult to schedule her posts and decided to use Hootsuite instead. This took out an entire channel that we should have been able to track in Springbot.
  • All of the daily marketing suggestions pertained to SEO. Most of the time suggesting we increase the word count on our product descriptions. I would have loved to be able to turn off the SEO suggestions and find more actionable items than rewriting 900+ product descriptions which we had paid an SEO company thousands of dollars to write.
  • Our abandoned cart reporting was working at first and then stopped. When I asked why they said it was interference from another platform we were using on our site. But that platform was being used when the abandoned cart report was working, so that didn't make sense to me.
  • Springbot only integrated with MailChimp. At the time we were using Bronto for our ESP. My rep kept suggesting sending Welcome emails and Abandoned cart emails through Springbot. However, that would have screwed up my data in Bronto. Also, I didn't feel like I could customize the triggered emails enough to look like the emails going out in Bronto without having to bring a coder in.
  • We weren't able to use the trackable links in Google Adwords, which is where most of our revenue comes from. The trackable link caused a problem with Google Adwords' own tracking URLs.
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Usability

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Springbot9.0
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It's very easy to use, just not always accurate.
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Alternatives Considered

Before ActiveCampaign we were using both MailChimp for some stuff as well as Hatchbuck for other stuff. The main reason we went with ActiveCampaign is the comprehensive automated campaigns you can set up. Hatchbuck's automated campaigns were very limited, you couldn't do much behavioral targeting. Same applied for MailChimp, automated features were limited. Plus, with MailChimp your contacts are stuck on one list and you can't easily move them around or segment across lists based on keywords/tags. That's where ActiveCampaign truly shines.
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We are looking at using Tealium to segment our customers now, something we had hoped Springbot would allow us to do. Tealium allows us to segment and send to any channel and any ESP. Springbot would allow us to create segments based on a few demographic, product and purchase criteria. However, we would have to download those segments and import them into Bronto. Springbot only connects to Mailchimp. And we couldn't use those segments in Retargeting or On-site Personalization. We realized we just needed a more robust data collection platform after using Springbot.
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Return on Investment

  • ActiveCampaign is the base of our marketing communications operations. So all the leads that we generate and nurture go through ActiveCampaign, which means most of not all of our revenue directly or indirectly is related to ActiveCampaign. It helps us operate and grow the business.
  • It helps us provide more personalized experience for new leads as well as our existing customers.
  • It makes communication more efficient, especially with the Gmail integration.
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  • Springbot gave us a better idea of who our customer was. We just launched in January 2015 having been B2B previously. So we weren't really sure who we were marketing to.
  • I only paid $200/month for the service so I didn't waste a ton of money trying it out. They have a 30 day cancellation policy so I wasn't stuck in a year long contract.
  • It was a let down because I had such high hopes of everything it would allow me to do and see with one platform. Give them a couple more years and I think they will work out the kinks.
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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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Springbot

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