AWeber vs. ClickFunnels

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
AWeber
Score 7.5 out of 10
N/A
AWeber is an email marketing and automation solution. It provides support for mobile-friendly HTML email newsletters, autoresponder campaigns, subscriber segmentation and management, RSS-to-email features, signup forms for websites or blogs, and more.
$0
Up to 500 subscribers & 3,000 email sends per month
ClickFunnels
Score 7.4 out of 10
N/A
ClickFunnels offers a web page designer oriented around setting up a sales funnel easily, for those with no coding and design experience.
$97
per month
Pricing
AWeberClickFunnels
Editions & Modules
AWeber Free
$0
Up to 500 subscribers & 3,000 email sends per month
AWeber Lite
$14.99
per month
AWeber Plus
$29.99
per month
ClickFunnels
$97.00
per month
ClickFunnels Platinum
$297.00
per month
TwoCommaClubX
$2497.00
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AWeberClickFunnels
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsAWeber offers a free plan up to 500 subscribers and 3,000 email sends per month. Pricing for the Plus Plan is determined based on the total number of subscribers in your account. Pricing starts as low as $29.99/month (or $20/month if billed annually).
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Community Pulse
AWeberClickFunnels
Considered Both Products
AWeber
Chose AWeber
AWeber just needs to improve landing page features and ready-made templates.
ClickFunnels

No answer on this topic

Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
AWeberClickFunnels
Email & Online Marketing
Comparison of Email & Online Marketing features of Product A and Product B
AWeber
7.6
31 Ratings
7% below category average
ClickFunnels
-
Ratings
WYSIWYG email editor8.530 Ratings00 Ratings
Dynamic content7.13 Ratings00 Ratings
Landing pages5.94 Ratings00 Ratings
A/B testing7.77 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile optimization6.926 Ratings00 Ratings
Email deliverability reporting7.831 Ratings00 Ratings
List management7.931 Ratings00 Ratings
Triggered drip sequences8.727 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
AWeber
8.2
31 Ratings
4% above category average
ClickFunnels
-
Ratings
Dashboards8.627 Ratings00 Ratings
Standard reports8.531 Ratings00 Ratings
Custom reports7.526 Ratings00 Ratings
Pre-Send Testing
Comparison of Pre-Send Testing features of Product A and Product B
AWeber
7.7
3 Ratings
10% below category average
ClickFunnels
-
Ratings
URL Validation7.83 Ratings00 Ratings
Link Tracking8.53 Ratings00 Ratings
Image Validation7.13 Ratings00 Ratings
Inbox Display7.13 Ratings00 Ratings
Spam Testing7.13 Ratings00 Ratings
Email Previews8.53 Ratings00 Ratings
SEO and Conversion Optimization
Comparison of SEO and Conversion Optimization features of Product A and Product B
AWeber
-
Ratings
ClickFunnels
4.5
12 Ratings
45% below category average
Landing page A/B testing:00 Ratings5.211 Ratings
Dynamic page text replacement00 Ratings4.27 Ratings
Real-time analytics dashboard00 Ratings4.912 Ratings
SEO tools00 Ratings4.010 Ratings
Optimization recommendations00 Ratings4.18 Ratings
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Small Businesses
ReachMail
ReachMail
Score 10.0 out of 10
Leadpages
Leadpages
Score 7.9 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
VerticalResponse
VerticalResponse
Score 10.0 out of 10
HubSpot Marketing Hub
HubSpot Marketing Hub
Score 8.5 out of 10
Enterprises
Emma by Marigold
Emma by Marigold
Score 8.6 out of 10
Adobe Marketo Engage
Adobe Marketo Engage
Score 8.2 out of 10
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User Ratings
AWeberClickFunnels
Likelihood to Recommend
7.9
(37 ratings)
5.6
(33 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
6.8
(6 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Usability
8.0
(3 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(3 ratings)
10.0
(12 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
AWeberClickFunnels
Likelihood to Recommend
AWeber
AWeber is an excellent email marketing solution for small to mid-sized businesses, especially those that are just starting with email marketing campaigns. AWeber is also good for bloggers. But it's not perfect for an affiliate marketer who wants to make a landing page on AWeber. Businesses that require advanced segmentation options may need to consider other email marketing platforms.
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ClickFunnels
Great for an all-in-one marketing package. From the web page to lead and email capture. Running ads to a sales funnel page to capture leads to a sale on a shopping cart page and the ability to up-sell and down-sell products with ease. Whether your business is face-to-face or online ClickFunnels has everything and more that you require to run marketing.
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Pros
AWeber
  • List building: AWeber makes it easy to grow opt-in subscribers through customizable signup forms as well an integration with tools like Sumo and Hustle Pro.
  • List segmentation: with a little more information about each subscriber, it's easy to create custom segmented lists based on different criteria.
  • Deliverability: AWeber enforces opt-in rules to keep spammers out of its system and improve deliverability rates for reputable users. We rarely have issues with our messages from AWeber being routed to spam folders.
  • Double opt-in: AWeber makes it easy to set up double opt-in to make extra certain you have a high-quality mailing list.
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ClickFunnels
  • The ease of building landing pages is incredible. It's just drag and drop, and still very customizable. It's simple enough that anyone can build a page, not just a designer. They have simple templates to start from and you can make a great branded page easily from there.
  • It's great at generating leads. You can embed simple opt-in forms in webpages at the top of your landing page and integrate with your CRM and it also stores your leads in the system as well. Opting in can trigger a number of different actions, including a thank you page, a second offer, or trigger an automated email.
  • ClickFunnels's biggest strength is sales funnels. Easily create a continuous set of pages that get someone from a visitor to a subscriber, and to a paid customer. You don't have to "glue" a bunch of different systems together like a page builder, shopping cart, eCommerce tool, email marketing tool, or CRM. It's all interconnected so you can churn out sales quickly, all automated.
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Cons
AWeber
  • Aweber would be even better if it had the ability to host landing pages. I have to use a tool like landingpages.net to do this if I don't want to create the landing pages as part of my client's website. If I manage their site, it isn't a problem, but it keeps me from using Aweber for clients who manage their own sites or dont' have one.
  • Aweber would greatly benefit from a more robust reseller program. Firms like mine have multiple clients and, with each client needing an individual Aweber account, it would be nice to have access to margin so that we could resell the services.
  • Along the lines of a reseller program, it would be great of Aweber allowed resellers to white label the interface and administrate multiple accounts from one agency account.
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ClickFunnels
  • End USER EXPERIENCE - OH. MY. GOODNESS. This software needs help in the design department. I don't like critiquing people or products, but in this case, you need to get someone to help you with design to really make your landing page look professional (this is attached to your brand image). A lot of direct response marketers use this platform for younger brands, so typically the designed landing pages on this software don't look great.
  • User navigation - It's not necessarily user intuitive.
  • The software has interior platforms for membership courses - But this is not a great user experience for your course. A micro-course, 7-day trial, or mini-course as an opt-in offer might work here, but COACHES, do not use this as the delivery system of your membership course. Go elsewhere for that, like Teachable, MyKajabi, or Thinkific.
  • They need to make more room for templates. The basic plan of $99 only allows you to have 20 landing pages. According to industry leaders, you should have 40 per offer.
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Likelihood to Renew
AWeber
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.
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ClickFunnels
I use the funnel on a daily basis and spent a significant sum to hire someone to set this up and design the funnel, there's no way I won't renew the funnel. It is easy to maintain, very cost-effective, and doesn't require a lot of my time to manage properly.
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Usability
AWeber
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.
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ClickFunnels
Very easy to use and manage. There have been a few times I have needed to make some edits or change the flow of the funnel, and even though I didn't do the initial setup, I have no problems figuring out how to make the changes on my own without their help.
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Support Rating
AWeber
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.
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ClickFunnels
I don't think you should have to wait for more than an hour or two to get in touch with someone when you need support. Because they primarily have overseas help, it's typically at least until the next business day until you get help. Then there is the language barrier to deal with. It's not ideal. I have contacted support a few times and have gotten answers. However, I consider myself much savvier than most in terms of understanding all the behind the scenes issues that go on with building a website and online marketing funnels. So if I were a beginner or not as familiar with how to code and create websites, I would think the support is terrible.
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Implementation Rating
AWeber
No answers on this topic
ClickFunnels
Yes, I highly recommend you hire an expert for this. While CF claims that anyone can set up a funnel, there's a difference between having a funnel and having a funnel that works. Between the design and the copy you use, unless you have a marketing background, hire an expert.
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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.
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ClickFunnels
I went with ClickFunnels due to recommendation by a digital marketing mentor. WordPress to me had too much maintenance in the background and it was more time consuming to build pages at the time. Mailchimp is an email marketing software with a website builder and landing page builder but the payment integrations where limited. Kajabi was simply out of my budget at the time and it had more features than i needed
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Return on Investment
AWeber
  • Aweber delivers my email fast and reliably, never had a problem tech support could not handle (by the way, their support is great!)
  • Since I have been with Aweber for so many years, I have an unlimited plan for a very affordable rate
  • Aweber may not be a sexy as some of the new kids on the block, but it is a solid offering you should consider when choosing an autoresponder
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ClickFunnels
  • My clients make more money with it than without it
  • Other builders aren't necessarily better...we've tried and keep coming back to CF
  • If CF 2.0 (which launches around March I'm told) is anywhere near as impressive as Russell Brunson makes it sound, it will be a TOTAL game changer when compared to the current version...(which will still be available as well)
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ScreenShots

AWeber Screenshots

Screenshot of Email marketing tools to run email marketing programs.Screenshot of Can automatically deliver a sequence of messages to new subscribers with autoresponders.Screenshot of The Canva direct integration feature can be used to create emails.Screenshot of Professional email newsletters can be created and sent in a matter of minutes with a drag-and-drop editor.Screenshot of Responsive landing pages.Screenshot of Sign up forms to build lists.