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Likelihood to Recommend

ActiveCampaign

For the small business who is just getting started or has a list smaller than 2,500 contacts, ActiveCampaign is a leader in smart communication. Compared with free (or cheap) alternatives like MailChimp or Constant Contact, the feature set provides a lot more value. The one real caveat here is that you have to really want to use the features. For someone who is happy to just send out their monthly newsletter, this might be more than you need.
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Zoho Campaigns

It is very well suited to get the traffic on our social media platforms and our website. It is very helpful in interacting with subscribers on those social media platforms. It establishes client engagement. I didn't find it well suited in transnational emails. It did not give satisfactory results.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

ActiveCampaign
7.9
Zoho Campaigns
6.8
WYSIWYG email editor
ActiveCampaign
7.7
Zoho Campaigns
6.5
Dynamic content
ActiveCampaign
7.5
Zoho Campaigns
6.9
Ability to test dynamic content
ActiveCampaign
7.7
Zoho Campaigns
6.0
Landing pages
ActiveCampaign
6.8
Zoho Campaigns
8.0
A/B testing
ActiveCampaign
7.4
Zoho Campaigns
7.2
Mobile optimization
ActiveCampaign
7.8
Zoho Campaigns
7.0
Email deliverability
ActiveCampaign
8.3
Zoho Campaigns
7.1
List management
ActiveCampaign
8.3
Zoho Campaigns
7.0
Triggered drip sequences
ActiveCampaign
9.3
Zoho Campaigns
5.8

Reporting & Analytics

ActiveCampaign
7.2
Zoho Campaigns
7.4
Dashboards
ActiveCampaign
7.2
Zoho Campaigns
7.6
Standard reports
ActiveCampaign
7.4
Zoho Campaigns
6.8
Custom reports
ActiveCampaign
7.0
Zoho Campaigns
7.8

Pros

  • The automation interface is fairly intuitive to work through and offers powerful, flexible features.
  • For the price and features it offers, it's the best value of any automation service that exists today.
  • It has a TON of options for the advanced user to tinker and test with.
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  • The best thing about this software is its integration with G-suite.
  • It's user interface is so easy that any user can learn it quickly. And it is very easy to operate.
  • It helps users to engage subscribers via various social media platforms.
  • It allows users to compare various email campaigns.
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Cons

  • 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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  • Its campaign tracking tool is not very comprehensive. Sometimes I find difficult to trace the status of some of my subscribers.
  • Limitation of pre-loaded templates.
  • It doesn't allow users to create their own templates. Users have to use pre-loaded templates only. They can edit those templates as per their requirements.
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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

I think overall ActiveCampaign is more of an all-in-one solution than other similar products we have tried. The price is also a factor, ActiveCampaign is much more affordable and still has great support. I think that the editor and sequences in ActiveCampaign are more natural and user-friendly than Infusionsoft and MailChimp.
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Campaigns came with Zoho CRM, so that's the ONLY reason I use this product. I can't justify paying for MailChimp when I have a free product. BUT, if I paid for this I would have switched a long time ago. In fact, I would have never picked it because it doesn't even compare to what providers like MailChimp can offer.
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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

  • We saved hours of emails & phone calls with our onboarding automation and custom options.
  • The CRM has custom fields option that makes it easy to create a deadline funnel based on the custom field information.
  • I wish ActiveCampaign could send automated emails that did not appear so impersonal.
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  • It allows us to communicate with all our customers or lists together or individually, and to track how successful our campaigns are.
  • Customer Service is a target area of why we use Zoho Campaigns, and it meets our needs greatly.
  • To date we have not really measured the ROI or impact that Zoho Campaigns has on our marketing efforts but with this product it certainly has the means to do such.
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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

Zoho Campaigns

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