Autoklose vs. ExpressPigeon

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
ExpressPigeon
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
ExpressPigeon is an email marketing system for small to medium sized enterprises from a relatively new (2011) company with an emphasis on look and viewability across multiple devices (i.e. mobile-accessibility) and browser compatibility. Beyond this, ExpressPigeon supports A/B testing and segmentation, for optimization and personalization, and is extensible via its API. A free version is available for contacting up to 500 subscribers, and 50% discounts are offered to non-profits who sign up for…
$9.99
per month
Pricing
AutokloseExpressPigeon
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AutokloseExpressPigeon
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
AutokloseExpressPigeon
Email & Online Marketing
Comparison of Email & Online Marketing features of Product A and Product B
Autoklose
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Ratings
ExpressPigeon
10.0
1 Ratings
20% above category average
WYSIWYG email editor00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Dynamic content00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Ability to test dynamic content00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Landing pages00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
A/B testing00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Mobile optimization00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Email deliverability reporting00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
List management00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Triggered drip sequences00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Autoklose
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Ratings
ExpressPigeon
10.0
1 Ratings
24% above category average
Dashboards00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Standard reports00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
AutokloseExpressPigeon
Likelihood to Recommend
8.6
(33 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
9.2
(30 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.5
(30 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
In-Person Training
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.1
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Configurability
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
9.1
(1 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
AutokloseExpressPigeon
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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ExpressPigeon
ExpressPigeon is well suited for a small team that needs to utilize marketing for their business. I can tell you now that my entire team knows how to use ExpressPigeon. It may not be well suited for someone that is looking to really automate their marketing efforts, but definitely suited for teams that really have their hands from beginning to the end of a campaign.
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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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ExpressPigeon
  • Easy to Use - ExpressPigeon really is easy to use. Creating templates and messages has never been easier.
  • Cost Efficient - For the budget that we have for marketing, this really fits our needs.
  • Customer Service - Their team is very hands on and helpful when needed.
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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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ExpressPigeon
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Likelihood to Renew
VanillaSoft
We love it and it works
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ExpressPigeon
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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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ExpressPigeon
No answers on this topic
Reliability and Availability
VanillaSoft
We have really had no issues.
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ExpressPigeon
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Performance
VanillaSoft
Always loads fast.
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ExpressPigeon
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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ExpressPigeon
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In-Person Training
VanillaSoft
Jelena is amazing! Very knowledgable. Great instructor.
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ExpressPigeon
No answers on this topic
Online Training
VanillaSoft
Jelena is fantastic. She always responds to emails immediately.
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ExpressPigeon
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Implementation Rating
VanillaSoft
It is extremely easy to implement and start using right away
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ExpressPigeon
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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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ExpressPigeon
While ExpressPigeon is not as "advanced" in some senses, when compared to those other tools, it provides us with the core functions that we need to run the business. They are also constantly upgrading and adding functionality, such as automation, which helps when needed. Overall, stacks up fairly well for the costs associated to it.
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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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ExpressPigeon
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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ExpressPigeon
  • ROI - We have seen an increase in business with the use
  • Customer Service - Positive reinforcement of things we are doing well and how to best utilize the product
  • Automation
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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