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Score 8.6 out of 100
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Score 8.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Campaign Monitor ranks higher in 3 feature sets: Email & Online Marketing, Reporting & Analytics, Pre-Send Testing

Email & Online Marketing

6.9

AWeber

69%
8.9

Campaign Monitor

89%
Campaign Monitor ranks higher in 5/9 features

WYSIWYG email editor

6.2
62%
29 Ratings
8.5
85%
8 Ratings

Dynamic content

7.9
79%
2 Ratings
8.9
89%
21 Ratings

Landing pages

4.7
47%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

A/B testing

6.0
60%
6 Ratings
9.3
93%
21 Ratings

Mobile optimization

6.1
61%
25 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Email deliverability reporting

7.7
77%
57 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

List management

8.5
85%
30 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Triggered drip sequences

8.5
85%
26 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Ability to test dynamic content

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Reporting & Analytics

5.1

AWeber

51%
10.0

Campaign Monitor

100%
AWeber ranks higher in 2/3 features

Dashboards

6.2
62%
26 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Standard reports

4.8
48%
30 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Custom reports

4.3
43%
25 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Pre-Send Testing

7.9

AWeber

79%
8.6

Campaign Monitor

86%
AWeber ranks higher in 5/6 features

URL Validation

8.6
86%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Link Tracking

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Image Validation

6.9
69%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Inbox Display

6.9
69%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Spam Testing

6.9
69%
3 Ratings
8.6
86%
4 Ratings

Email Previews

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Campaign Monitor is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability

Likelihood to Recommend

6.7

AWeber

67%
36 Ratings
7.8

Campaign Monitor

78%
25 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

6.8

AWeber

68%
6 Ratings

Campaign Monitor

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

7.3

AWeber

73%
2 Ratings
10.0

Campaign Monitor

100%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

9.1

AWeber

91%
4 Ratings

Campaign Monitor

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

AWeber

AWeber is best suited for small to midsized B2B companies and smaller ecommerce suppliers who don't have huge mailing lists (20,000 or fewer subscribers) and don't need sophisticated automation sequences or personalization. Because of its pricing model (based on subscribers, but no limit on emails) it's great for vendors who do multiple mailings each month but to a reasonably small list. Larger companies will likely look for a more sophisticated offering or bring this in-house with marketing automation software.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Campaign Monitor

Campaign Monitor is undoubtedly one of the best software for managing email marketing campaigns; it is a robust platform and can be adapted to any company. If you are not a developer and don't know any code, it has many pre-made templates to use. I highly recommend Campaign Monitor; it is perfect, does what needs to be done, and is very easy to use.
Korey Migdal | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

AWeber

  • Aweber manages mailing lists particularly well. By this I mean that it handles subscribe and unsubscribe requests automatically, so you never have to worry about annoying people by accidentally sending them information they opted out of.
  • Aweber provides reliable scheduling of messages. This works for newsletters that you want to write and schedule in advance as well as auto-responder sequences that you create for a specific campaign. It also connects directly to your blog and social media profiles so that you can post in one location and have it show up on all your profiles. That's really handy!
  • Aweber provides detailed analytics for all of your broadcasted messages without overcomplicating things. You can easily see who received, opened, and clicked the links within your messages, so that you can consistently refine your marketing efforts.
  • Aweber is also affordable. Some mailing list applications cost an arm and leg, but Aweber can easily fit into just about any budget. It's reasonable cost also allows it to pay for itself very quickly.
Greg Dungan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Campaign Monitor

  • Campaign Monitor’s support is great. They have a great help page built out to help answer all your questions, and if you do have a question or issue that needs extra support, their support team responds within a couple hours to help resolve the issue.
  • The email builder is very clean and easy to use. It makes A/B testing, personalization, and dynamic content easy to implement.
  • I appreciate the insights reporting that Campaign Monitor provides. We use that regularly for our quarterly reporting to track list growth, as well as campaign performance from a high level.
  • The automation is very straight forward and has truly transformed our marketing. The learning curve is pretty low, so my entire team knows how to use it to create and edit automated email journeys.
Becca Sangwin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

AWeber

  • Aweber's drag and drop email designer could be a little easier to use.
  • It is difficult to design templates for the casual user, they almost always need help.
  • The user interface is a little friendlier to a techy than a noobie. MailChimp is much easier to use but I would NEVER recommend MailChimp for serious marketers.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Campaign Monitor

  • Managing different subscriptions requires some thinking and setup with custom fields/lists/segments. It's not really 'out of the box' to set up.
  • The WYSIWYG editor is pretty locked down, which makes it idiot-proof, but would be great to have a little more control over padding, line height, kerning, etc.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

AWeber

General

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

Starting Price

$0 Up to 500 subscribers & 3,000 email sends per month

AWeber Editions & Modules

Edition
AWeber Free$01
AWeber Pro$16.152
  1. Up to 500 subscribers & 3,000 email sends per month
  2. per month
Additional Pricing Details
AWeber offers a free plan up to 500 subscribers and 3,000 email sends per month. Pricing for the Pro Plan is determined based on the total number of subscribers in your account. Pricing starts as low as $19.99/month. Additional savings are available by paying quarterly or annually.

Campaign Monitor

General

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

Starting Price

$9 per month

Campaign Monitor Editions & Modules

Edition
Basic$91
Unlimited$291
Premier$1491
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

Likelihood to Renew

AWeber

AWeber 6.8
Based on 6 answers
AWeber is easy and intuitive for me use. I really like the simplicity and the structure of the work flow as it saves me time. AWeber also integrates with all the other programs, systems and gateways that I use on a daily basis (WordPress, Paypal, LeadPages, Facebook and more) and if I have any questions or have trouble the AWeber customer service technicians are very helpful.
Nichol Skaggs | TrustRadius Reviewer

Campaign Monitor

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

AWeber

AWeber 7.3
Based on 2 answers
See previous answers ... the design / customization interface could be more intuitive and elegant .. for example, for me it has been difficult to easily figure out how to place pictures / images to the right, left or center of text.
Yvonne Herbst | TrustRadius Reviewer

Campaign Monitor

Campaign Monitor 10.0
Based on 2 answers
The templates, while useful, are very locked down, This makes it very usable from a novice's standpoint, but also very inflexible from a designer's standpoint. Creating several version of the email campaign and using A/B testing was a powerful and easy-to-use feature, and the system also provides the option of automating the sending of emails once an A/B testing criteria is reached
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

AWeber

AWeber 9.1
Based on 4 answers
I have always received prompt phone or live chat support that has resolved my issues on the first call in a competent, knowledgeable and friendly manner. By contrast MailChimp offers no live chat or phone support; they only offer email support and the response time for MailChimp is slow by comparison to AWeber.
Yvonne Herbst | TrustRadius Reviewer

Campaign Monitor

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

AWeber

We often use Canva to design our content and then export it as an image to upload into Aweber, as Aweber designs and limitations are too much of a hindrance to our needs. Canva is a brilliant tool for marketing and saves you a lot of time being able to adapt or change an existing template you create.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Campaign Monitor

The ability to track the effectiveness of email marketing campaigns in real-time is what makes Campaign Monitor interesting to use. All the vital features that we need to run professionally designed email campaigns that look wonderful on any device so that we boost our business are included in this platform.
Emily Mok | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

AWeber

  • If the campaign is well designed in the first place, ROI is immediate.
  • Occasionally, when we do test runs, we find AWeber can even show us ways we can make our campaign even better, or catch something we had not foreseen.
Jackie Bassett | TrustRadius Reviewer

Campaign Monitor

  • Because it's easy to use, we can design and send out newsletters easily and quickly, spending little time.
  • It's a great tool for aggregating all of the things our organization is up to and making sure people are aware of them.
  • Sometimes I wonder how many emails are sent to the Spam folder, but there are great tools to see how many opens you get.
Sarah Bandy | TrustRadius Reviewer

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