Autoklose vs. Mailchimp

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
Mailchimp
Score 7.9 out of 10
N/A
Mailchimp is the email marketing and marketing automation platform. Most email marketing platforms tell you how your campaigns perform, but Mailchimp goes a step beyond and tells you why by analyzing the data from half a billion emails sent through the platform every day to offer personalized recommendations for improving content, targeting, automations, and driving revenue using emails
$0
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Pricing
AutokloseMailchimp
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AutokloseMailchimp
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
AutokloseMailchimp
Considered Both Products
Autoklose
Chose Autoklose
For me, the most important "why" I selected Autoklose against other platforms is because it had a cheaper price, a very professional team, and it has everything I needed in order to be productive, keep in touch with my team, and use my personal email. And one very important …
Chose Autoklose
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.
Chose Autoklose
Autoklose is a much more "sales" focused tool. It is great at getting emails to the right destination.
Chose Autoklose
The ones I have used in the past were parts or pieces of the flow. Something goes wrong it's back and worth, this has to talk to that, I don't have the patience or the time. Now I can use one tool for a greater part of the client life cycle from lead to partner.
Mailchimp

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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
AutokloseMailchimp
Email & Online Marketing
Comparison of Email & Online Marketing features of Product A and Product B
Autoklose
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Ratings
Mailchimp
8.0
476 Ratings
4% above category average
WYSIWYG email editor00 Ratings8.1441 Ratings
Dynamic content00 Ratings7.8424 Ratings
Ability to test dynamic content00 Ratings7.8405 Ratings
Landing pages00 Ratings7.5327 Ratings
A/B testing00 Ratings8.0358 Ratings
Mobile optimization00 Ratings8.1435 Ratings
Email deliverability reporting00 Ratings8.5463 Ratings
List management00 Ratings8.1463 Ratings
Triggered drip sequences00 Ratings7.8320 Ratings
Lead Management
Comparison of Lead Management features of Product A and Product B
Autoklose
-
Ratings
Mailchimp
9.1
2 Ratings
16% above category average
Lead nurturing automation00 Ratings6.22 Ratings
Lead scoring and grading00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Data quality management00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Automated sales alerts and tasks00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Campaign Management
Comparison of Campaign Management features of Product A and Product B
Autoklose
-
Ratings
Mailchimp
8.1
51 Ratings
6% above category average
Calendaring00 Ratings8.446 Ratings
Event/webinar marketing00 Ratings7.836 Ratings
Social Media Marketing
Comparison of Social Media Marketing features of Product A and Product B
Autoklose
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Ratings
Mailchimp
8.1
45 Ratings
7% above category average
Social sharing and campaigns00 Ratings8.243 Ratings
Social profile integration00 Ratings8.036 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Autoklose
-
Ratings
Mailchimp
7.6
461 Ratings
2% above category average
Dashboards00 Ratings7.7124 Ratings
Standard reports00 Ratings8.0459 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings7.250 Ratings
Platform & Infrastructure
Comparison of Platform & Infrastructure features of Product A and Product B
Autoklose
-
Ratings
Mailchimp
7.4
45 Ratings
2% below category average
API00 Ratings7.833 Ratings
Role-based workflow & approvals00 Ratings6.57 Ratings
Customizability00 Ratings5.62 Ratings
Integration with Salesforce.com00 Ratings8.421 Ratings
Integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM00 Ratings7.618 Ratings
Integration with SugarCRM00 Ratings8.12 Ratings
Third-party software integrations00 Ratings7.640 Ratings
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User Ratings
AutokloseMailchimp
Likelihood to Recommend
8.6
(33 ratings)
8.0
(500 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(2 ratings)
8.5
(51 ratings)
Usability
9.2
(30 ratings)
8.4
(373 ratings)
Availability
9.1
(1 ratings)
9.5
(6 ratings)
Performance
9.1
(1 ratings)
9.0
(7 ratings)
Support Rating
8.5
(30 ratings)
7.9
(15 ratings)
In-Person Training
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.1
(2 ratings)
7.5
(22 ratings)
Configurability
9.1
(1 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Ease of integration
9.1
(1 ratings)
8.0
(4 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.1
(1 ratings)
9.5
(6 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
9.1
(1 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
9.1
(1 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
AutokloseMailchimp
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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Mailchimp
With Mailchimp we are able to revive and enhance our personal connect with the customers. The easy-to-use tools allows us to personalize the email content, segregate and target important leads & send relevant messages. Also, it offers interactive analysis on the performance of a particular campaign. We can judge the effectiveness of our mailers in real time.
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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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Mailchimp
  • Mailchimp allows you to manage your mailing list really well. You can subscribe people, unsubscribe people manage the mailing list directly into segments, and what not.
  • Mailchimp has features where you can create campaigns based on your mailing lists and send out newsletters to your subscribers based on a multitude of parameters that you can setup. Such as send email daily, weekly, monthly and they also have event based mails that you can send out.
  • Mailchimp also has a feature where you can design your emails. The look and aesthetics are very important when sending emails to your subscribers and all those needs are addressed here.
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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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Mailchimp
  • The interface remains a cluttered, non-intuitive mess. That's true from the haphazard way features are organized to the actual email layout.
  • Analytics have never been a priority, and I don't see that changing with Intuit's new ownership. I'm very frustrated over the limited choices for reporting, even when using third-party solutions. If I needed that function, I would not use MailChimp.
  • I would love to develop a workflow screen that lets me focus on the things that I use all the time. Customizing the interface where the content actually goes into the software would help.
  • I never understood why we couldn't import a document into a MC template. At best, we're spending time copying-and-pasting from one app into MC.
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Likelihood to Renew
VanillaSoft
We love it and it works
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Mailchimp
We've had Mailchimp for about ten years, I want to say. I started with the company about four years ago, and I don't see us ever diverting to another source. It's easy for us to use, and we have all our clients already built into the database. I imagine we'll use them for as long as we have the company.
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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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Mailchimp
Our team use Mailchimp almost every week. Overall UI is simple for anyone to get started with it. The resource library around using particular features is also there, so we don't have to train our team on this product. We also used a lot of other features as well.
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Reliability and Availability
VanillaSoft
We have really had no issues.
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Mailchimp
I have, in the 4+ years that I've used Mailchimp, never seen an issue that restricted the use of their software/tools. I don't know of a single time when they're system crashed or went down. I could be wrong, but I honestly haven't experienced any issues with outages, errors or unplanned downtime
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Performance
VanillaSoft
Always loads fast.
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Mailchimp
I haven't noticed any slow speeds from Mailchimp or their tools. I think the landing pages load quickly and look nice. The email reports and editing operates smoothly and doesn't take time to load. Additionally, when I use Mailchimp in conjunction with Zapier + Hubspot I don't notice any drag between any of these tools
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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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Mailchimp
Website tools were easy to use and understand so a novice can easily meet or exceed their client's expectations! Loved that we were able to totally customize so that the e-mail we created conveyed our client's overall messaging consistent with their branding! Client love that we can provide turnkey services to support their sales and marketing teams!
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In-Person Training
VanillaSoft
Jelena is amazing! Very knowledgable. Great instructor.
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Mailchimp
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Online Training
VanillaSoft
Jelena is fantastic. She always responds to emails immediately.
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Mailchimp
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Implementation Rating
VanillaSoft
It is extremely easy to implement and start using right away
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Mailchimp
It's pretty easy to get up and running! There's a slight learning curve on a few things, but once you find where everything is located, you can import your list and send your first email. It really makes our clients feel great to see how quickly they can get that first email out.
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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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Mailchimp
Mailchimp is a means to an end and a way to stay within GDPR laws. We may not use it if this wasn't a requirement. Other platforms are better for design or management of contacts, but Mailchimp offers that secure storage of data that is required. I have not tried other bulk mail applications, so am unable to compare these.
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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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Mailchimp
Mailchimp over the years I've used it has grown in leaps and bounds. They have added so many additional features than were previously available. They are truly an all-in-one marketing platform now. If you're a small operation and just want to add email to your marketing efforts, they're there for you. If you're a larger operation and want to start sending postcard advertisements, they can do that. If you'd good with that and want to kick up your marketing by going social, you can do that on their platform. They are truly able to be as small as you need, but also get quite large in whatever it is you'd like to do through their system.
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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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Mailchimp
  • Mailchimp has allowed us to communicate effectively with thousands of customers with ease.
  • Mailchimp's use during our second year of business helped us expand our list of brands considerably (almost 30% YTD) because of regular interactions that we've launched.
  • Mailchimp ramp-up time is minimal for new users so I can turn things over to junior staff - saving me time and money.
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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

Mailchimp Screenshots

Screenshot of Mailchimp's advanced analytics and reporting tools. These are used to monitor trends, track performance, and get actionable insights that help users to create better campaigns and drive customer engagement.Screenshot of Mailchimp's precise audience segmentation. Its AI simplifies the workflow by generating complex customer segments for highly personalized campaigns.Screenshot of omnichannel marketing. Campaigns can be built across multiple channels, and then managed from one convenient place.Screenshot of marketing automations with the Customer Journey Builder. This is used to reach the right people with the right message at exactly the right time, which helps to drive more repeat business, increase customer retention, and see more orders.Screenshot of Mailchimp's SMS marketing. SMS can be integrated into email, automations, and social campaigns.Screenshot of Mailchimp's AI, used to deliver relevant content faster. It can generate professionally written, on-brand marketing emails with the press of a button. The user only needs to review, edit, and send.