Autoklose vs. Customer.io

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Autoklose
Score 8.6 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
Autoklose headquartered in Toronto provides an SEP solution, presenting a combined package of sales email automation and tracking, contact and email campaign management with sequence templates and optimization, sales intelligence with contact verification, follow-up tracking, and integration with commonly used CRMs (e.g. Salesforce), marketing suites (e.g. Hubspot), and email marketing tools (Mailchimp) to coordinate activites between them.N/A
Customer.io
Score 8.5 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
Customer.io is a customer engagement platform that enables marketers to build sophisticated automated messaging campaigns. With access to real-time behavioral data, users can create personalized and relevant messages to engage and retain customers. This includes sending emails, push notifications, SMS, in-app messages, and more through a visual building experience. Built for scale, Customer.io boasts users among over 5,300 companies, sending over 17 billion messages per year.
$100
per month
Pricing
AutokloseCustomer.io
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AutokloseCustomer.io
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalOptional
Additional DetailsEssentials: For startups and small teams engaging customers on their mobile and web apps. - Up to 5,000 profiles*, Send Emails, Push, In-App, and SMS, Visual Workflow Builder, Segmentation, Two Workspaces, Email Support, Customer Community Premium: For high-growth companies looking for greater control over their messaging outcomes. - Everything in Essentials, Custom Data + Message Volume, Premium Product Features, Additional Workspaces, 90-day Onboarding Program, Premium Email & Chat Support, Managed Deliverability, Dedicated IPs, Parcel Pro Licenses, HIPAA Compliance Enterprise: For at-scale companies looking to create world-class customer experiences. - Everything in Premium, Managed Infrastructure*, Customer Success Manager, Quarterly Success Reviews, Technical Account Manager*, Audit Logging & Data Governance*, Parcel Business Licenses, Migration Support*, *Available by consultation.
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User Ratings
AutokloseCustomer.io
Likelihood to Recommend
8.6
(33 ratings)
9.8
(8 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(2 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Usability
9.2
(30 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Availability
9.1
(1 ratings)
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Performance
9.1
(1 ratings)
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Support Rating
8.5
(30 ratings)
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In-Person Training
9.1
(1 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Online Training
9.1
(1 ratings)
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Implementation Rating
9.1
(2 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Configurability
9.1
(1 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
9.1
(1 ratings)
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Product Scalability
9.1
(1 ratings)
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Vendor post-sale
9.1
(1 ratings)
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Vendor pre-sale
9.1
(1 ratings)
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User Testimonials
AutokloseCustomer.io
Likelihood to Recommend
VanillaSoft
If someone only runs a campaign using email and telephone communication, Autoklose is perfect, and I highly recommend it. If someone uses a more diverse set of tools and wants a more complex type of sequence, Autoklose does not allow their users to program communication tools that some other tools and software allow.
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Customer.io
This tool is well-suited for companies looking to run email marketing campaigns or send out newsletters regularly to their users/customers. The workflow setup is especially useful for companies who want to send specific emails based on user behavior - i.e. they've not logged in recently, have bought a specific product, haven't opened any emails, etc. This could also be useful for freelancers like me since you can create different workspaces within Customer.io. I have configured it this way to handle email marketing for a few of my clients, and the software keeps everything organized and separate. This might not be the best tool for small businesses, considering the price. It may be better to start out with a cheaper email marketing tool, and then if/when necessary, scale-up with a tool like Customer.io.
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Pros
VanillaSoft
  • It is helping in editing, managing, and send[ing] out large marketing campaigns.
  • It is easy to handle multiple emails in appropriate sequence.
  • Our company [has been] using this for a very long time. It is one of the perfect email solutions we found for our organization.
  • I have been very much impressed by their support staff.
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Customer.io
  • Managing users, attributes and events. You are easily able to modify any user, based on their ID, and add or remove attributes, assign events to them. That makes it very easy to segment later and to assign them to several campaigns based on behavior. Just a warning: this integration isn't so easy (at least it wasn't for us).
  • Creating workflows of campaigns is very easy. You can quickly create behavioral campaigns based on attributes, segments and add elements to the workflow. You can send an email, then wait, then send another, then exit the campaign if they converted, etc. The workflow is easy to configure and very powerful for automation.
  • We don't use many email templates (we make them in MJML) but it's very easy to add senders, to change templates and in general to test designs.
  • Deliverability works very well, at least for us. It sends emails pretty fast and without issues.
  • Exporting is very quick and easy. Importing wasn't a feature until recently, but it works well too.
  • Seeing activity it's also useful. In general, logs are awesome (be it of a customer, of activity on the site, email sends, etc.).
  • We don't use environments, but it might be very useful for a bigger company.
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Cons
VanillaSoft
  • AutoKlose uses your own email, (e.g. Microsoft Outlook), so it runs the risk of exceeding the Microsoft Message Rate Limit, which can be problematic for your Outlook account.
  • Additional throttling limits for the SMTP Authentication protocol are:
  • 30 messages per minute
  • Recipient rate limit of 10,000 recipients per day.
  • Exceeding these limits will cause the following issues:
  • Exceeding the per minute limit causes email delivery delays, any excess in message submission will be throttled and successively carried over to the following minutes.
  • Exceeding the per day limit causes the following error message:
  • 554 5.2.0 STOREDRV.Submission.Exception:SubmissionQuotaExceededException.
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Customer.io
  • Push notifications are very rudimentary. Everything has to be done by hand unless you're sending an extremely simple message.
  • A bit too email centric.
  • Lacks an ability to schedule messages on a daily, weekly, etc. basis.
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Likelihood to Renew
VanillaSoft
We love it and it works
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Customer.io
No answers on this topic
Usability
VanillaSoft
Whether it's setting up integrations, creating email campaigns, managing conversations with prospects, Autoklose is a well-designed tool that provides clarity along the way for users to find their bearings, and understand what to do. The help documentation is excellent, the support is great, but the tool is built in a way that simply makes sense when you're using it.
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Customer.io
No answers on this topic
Reliability and Availability
VanillaSoft
We have really had no issues.
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Customer.io
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Performance
VanillaSoft
Always loads fast.
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Customer.io
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
VanillaSoft
Our Autoklose rep is amazing! Jelena has always gotten back to us within 24 hours, despite living on a different continent. She is completely proficient with the tool and is usually able to answer our questions with a brief email or short virtual meeting.
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Customer.io
No answers on this topic
In-Person Training
VanillaSoft
Jelena is amazing! Very knowledgable. Great instructor.
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Customer.io
No answers on this topic
Online Training
VanillaSoft
Jelena is fantastic. She always responds to emails immediately.
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Customer.io
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
VanillaSoft
It is extremely easy to implement and start using right away
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Customer.io
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
VanillaSoft
I think that I have already said it, Autoklose has much better support and is really quick to set up and use compared with any of the other systems that I have used over the years.
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Customer.io
Customer.io was really the first pure, full-featured drip email program on the market and as far as I know, it's still the simplest and best overall for that specific function. SendGrid has also added drip campaign features, but I would seriously evaluate Customer.io against any other drip email provider because they really have all the key elements you need to make it work.
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Scalability
VanillaSoft
It's expensive to have a single seat for each salesperson, so the alias feature will be the perfect addition to this product.
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Customer.io
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
VanillaSoft
  • I feel the increased prospect engagement and business opportunities created supported the cost. In my industry 1 customer can support positive ROI.
  • I saw an overall increase in mass emailing effectiveness and we were able to automate majority of our campaigns which increased productivity for marketing & sales.
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Customer.io
  • Fast testing for new products to specific groups. It saves a lot of time and money.
  • Removed workload from marketing = more time to make it better.
  • Better contact with specific groups, seeing a increase in sales because of this.
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ScreenShots

Autoklose Screenshots

Screenshot of Step 01: Set up your campaignScreenshot of Step 02: Choose your recipientsScreenshot of Step 03: Select the best converting templateScreenshot of Step 04: Customize your e-mail sequence

Customer.io Screenshots

Screenshot of data-driven or manual segments that can be created in the no-code builder for recipient lists, campaign triggers, filters, and conversion goals.Screenshot of the code editor for email, that helps navigate code and iterate.Screenshot of account performance, visible at a glance from the Dashboard view.Screenshot of drag and drop messages, time delays, and branches where desired, to build cross-channel campaigns.Screenshot of triggered campaigns based on forms submissions, customer attributes, customer actions, and dates.Screenshot of localization for global audiences. One message can be delivered in multiple languages.