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Score 8 out of 100
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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

Springbot

Well Suited For:
  • Small businesses with small marketing teams.
  • Shopify Customers.
  • Small businesses that want more reporting/segmented lists.
  • Businesses that are upgrading from a service like Constant Contact or Mailchimp.
Less appropriate
  • Customer who are currently using Klaviyo.
  • Business who do not have a Shopify website.
Alex Mills | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

Adestra
10.0
Springbot
8.7
WYSIWYG email editor
Adestra
10.0
Springbot
8.6
Dynamic content
Adestra
10.0
Springbot
9.1
Ability to test dynamic content
Adestra
10.0
Springbot
8.2
Landing pages
Adestra
10.0
Springbot
8.2
A/B testing
Adestra
10.0
Springbot
9.1
Email deliverability reporting
Adestra
10.0
Springbot
8.6
List management
Adestra
10.0
Springbot
9.1
Triggered drip sequences
Adestra
10.0
Springbot
8.6
Mobile optimization
Adestra
Springbot
8.6

Reporting & Analytics

Adestra
10.0
Springbot
9.1
Dashboards
Adestra
10.0
Springbot
9.1
Standard reports
Adestra
10.0
Springbot
9.1
Custom reports
Adestra
Springbot
9.1

Lead Management

Adestra
Springbot
8.9
Lead nurturing
Adestra
Springbot
8.6
Lead scoring and grading
Adestra
Springbot
9.1
Data quality management
Adestra
Springbot
8.6
Automated sales alerts and tasks
Adestra
Springbot
9.1

Campaign Management

Adestra
Springbot
7.5
Calendaring
Adestra
Springbot
8.6
Event/webinar marketing
Adestra
Springbot
6.4

Social Media Marketing

Adestra
Springbot
8.2
Social sharing and campaigns
Adestra
Springbot
7.3
Social profile integration
Adestra
Springbot
9.1

Platform & Infrastructure

Adestra
Springbot
7.7
API
Adestra
Springbot
9.1
Role-based workflow & approvals
Adestra
Springbot
8.2
Customizability
Adestra
Springbot
7.3
Integration with Salesforce.com
Adestra
Springbot
7.3
Integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM
Adestra
Springbot
7.3
Integration with SugarCRM
Adestra
Springbot
7.3

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

Springbot

  • 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.
Melissa Best | 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

Springbot

  • I'd love for Springbot to continue to expand on their email offering - the platform and automations are excellent, and I'd like additional conditionals as I build out my flows.
Anonymous | 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

Springbot

Springbot 7.7
Based on 3 answers
I think Springbot is pretty user-friendly overall. The only down-side is that the website is often updated, leaving the customer to hunt certain features down that are now in a different spot. So I think it would be helpful if every so often they sent an email that let customers know what changes were made and where to access everything
Alex Mills | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Springbot

Springbot 9.1
Based on 2 answers
Maybe the part that I value the most, is the partnership that I've developed with Springbot. Out of the gate, there is absolutely work to do to get things set up and they don't sugar coat that. While much of the onboarding was smooth - we had a few obstacles to work through, and I'm thankful my Success Manager kept me up to date as we resolved anything that came up, and was proactive with her outreach and recommendations to get the most out of the platform.  I find myself learning something new each time I chat with her, whether it be optimizations to my automations, new marketing ideas, or ways to increase engagement as I go into the holidays. 
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Springbot

Springbit is more expensive, more complicated and delivered less.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Adestra

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

Springbot

  • 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.
Melissa Best | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Adestra

General

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

Adestra Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Springbot

General

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

Springbot Editions & Modules

Edition
Platform Base Package$199/month1
  1. for up to 5,000 subscribers (includes email marketing, social hub, reporting and dashboards, signup forms, automations, account management, support and onboarding. See website for additional package options.
Additional Pricing Details
See website for pricing calculator for additional pricing options.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Adestra
10.0
Springbot
5.5

Usability

Adestra
9.0
Springbot
7.7

Support Rating

Adestra
10.0
Springbot
9.1

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