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Score 9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Adestra

Small businesses with even smaller marketing budgets and no email marketing experience would be better off selecting a lower-end email marketing provider. However, Adestra will provide a growing company with every email marketing tool along the way.
Joi Brooks | TrustRadius Reviewer

Drip Ecommerce CRM

If you're looking to take your email program to the next level with automation, you definitely need to consider Drip. Their support team is always timely and helpful whenever we've needed guidance on the platform or using the API.They are constantly improving their tools. It never feels stagnant or lacking in critical features. Their prebuilt workflows make getting started very easy and you can start driving more revenue almost immediately.
Charles Combs | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

Adestra
10.0
Drip Ecommerce CRM
8.7
WYSIWYG email editor
Adestra
10.0
Drip Ecommerce CRM
9.4
Dynamic content
Adestra
10.0
Drip Ecommerce CRM
7.5
Ability to test dynamic content
Adestra
10.0
Drip Ecommerce CRM
5.9
Landing pages
Adestra
10.0
Drip Ecommerce CRM
A/B testing
Adestra
10.0
Drip Ecommerce CRM
9.0
Email deliverability reporting
Adestra
10.0
Drip Ecommerce CRM
10.0
List management
Adestra
10.0
Drip Ecommerce CRM
10.0
Triggered drip sequences
Adestra
10.0
Drip Ecommerce CRM
10.0
Mobile optimization
Adestra
Drip Ecommerce CRM
7.7

Reporting & Analytics

Adestra
10.0
Drip Ecommerce CRM
7.4
Dashboards
Adestra
10.0
Drip Ecommerce CRM
8.2
Standard reports
Adestra
10.0
Drip Ecommerce CRM
8.2
Custom reports
Adestra
Drip Ecommerce CRM
5.8

Pros

Adestra

  • Adestra's "dynamic" list allows users to consolidate multiple lists in combination with data filters and exclusion lists. This implements segmentation and is a powerful marketing tool.
  • Adestra's MessageFocus API integration provides developer-tools for list, campaign or transactional automated requirements.
  • Campaigns can be sorted into project folders. This allows marketers to group campaigns together for management or reporting requirements. Moving or copying campaigns from one project to another is a simple process.
  • Data downloads via Reporting is available at every level, from overview to individual KPI.
  • Creating "core" tables helps marketers develop lists with similar attributes. Whether a list has many fields or simply the one required email address field, a "core" table helps to quickly map data labels from spreadsheet to online database. Creating data labels on the fly is a simple process, as well. The "core" table also groups similar contacts into one core database.
  • Any list can be quickly "emptied" for to manage refreshed data. The contacts within the "emptied" list would still be members of the "core" table and so the process does not negatively impact reporting.
  • Unsubscribes can be managed in one list (as a default) or individual lists. Creating individual unsubscribe lists -- dependent on business requirements -- would allow for a preference center, whereby recipients could be given a choice as to which campaigns they receive.
  • The Form tool creates signup forms, simple surveys and landing pages. These can be hosted via Adestra or otherwise on the web. The tool provides for branding and proprietary cascading stylesheets, with a number of actions available through a drag-and-drop interface.
Joi Brooks | TrustRadius Reviewer

Drip Ecommerce CRM

  • Simplicity + power. Drip is one of the quickest platforms to use in terms of setting up simple drip email sequences. Yet it also packs enormous power if you need to do complex automation.
  • Drip's direct integrations with other systems mean you can easily create hyper-personalized communications and anybody can set this up.
  • Drip's Javascript embed is easy to setup and great for helping to build deeper insights into customer behavior as well as triggering automation.
Steve Palfreyman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Adestra

  • As of this writing, there are at least 3 different editors available (a drag-and-drop, a WYSIWYG and HTML). However, only a small template library is available if requested through support. Those expecting to find ready-built templates for re-branding would find them through the third-party EDM Designer drag-and-drop editor.
Joi Brooks | TrustRadius Reviewer

Drip Ecommerce CRM

  • Possibly more email design templates for "new" users to automation, HTML coding, integrations, webhooks, etc.
  • Any supported integration partners are always good to see. They have expanded in this area, recently.
  • Some sort of WYSIWYG, drag-and-drop email editor, wouldn't hurt.
  • Sometimes, when trying to implement advanced HTML coding to an email template, the code doesn't stick, save or format as "native HTML."
Conrad Magalis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Adestra

Adestra 9.0
Based on 1 answer
I have been self-trained on different ESPs for over 10 years, so my experience isn't comparable to most users. However, I've trained people on various email marketing platforms, and with some training, clients have a positive user-experience with Adestra.
Joi Brooks | TrustRadius Reviewer

Drip Ecommerce CRM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Adestra

Adestra 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I have had campaign related issues solved very quickly. When there are technical issues, that involve more than one departmental, it may involve a longer turn-around and management.
Joi Brooks | TrustRadius Reviewer

Drip Ecommerce CRM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Adestra

For medium and large sized businesses, Adestra competes well with dotMailer. While many of the functions are available through either provider, creating campaigns, managing lists and reviewing metrics are somewhat different.As of this writing, dotMailer's drag-and-drop editor dominates that platform and performs well for low-end users with little-to-no HTML experience. Even high-end users will appreciate how quickly campaigns can be built via the drag-and-drop editor. While Adestra utilizes the EDM Designer drag-and-drop, the third-party functionality is not completely cohesive and lack of a template library gives dotMailer a bit of an advantage.
Joi Brooks | TrustRadius Reviewer

Drip Ecommerce CRM

Again, this is dependent on the use case. If you are a small- to medium-sized business that doesn't have a sales team, this is likely a great product for you. It is also a good price compared to larger enterprise software. Other software I have used worked better for other companies I worked for, but Drip fits best for my current company.
Jordan Comstock | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Adestra

  • For companies that focus on goals and analytics, Adestra provides all the necessary tools.
Joi Brooks | TrustRadius Reviewer

Drip Ecommerce CRM

  • Saves hours of typing redundant emails
  • Helps with our retention based on the constant contact with our current clients
  • Keeps our prospects up to date as we move through the stages of the sales cycle which also increases our capacity to handle more volume.
Matthew Gehrman | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Adestra

General

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

Drip Ecommerce CRM

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Adestra
10.0
Drip Ecommerce CRM
9.5

Usability

Adestra
9.0
Drip Ecommerce CRM

Support Rating

Adestra
10.0
Drip Ecommerce CRM

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