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16 Ratings
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Score 8.4 out of 100
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Score 8.5 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • ConvertKit ranks higher in 2 feature sets: Reporting & Analytics, Pre-Send Testing
  • AWeber and ConvertKit are tied in 1 feature set: Email & Online Marketing

Email & Online Marketing

6.9

AWeber

69%
6.9

ConvertKit

69%
ConvertKit ranks higher in 6/9 features

WYSIWYG email editor

6.1
61%
29 Ratings
4.8
48%
2 Ratings

Dynamic content

7.9
79%
2 Ratings
6.9
69%
2 Ratings

Landing pages

4.8
48%
3 Ratings
6.9
69%
2 Ratings

A/B testing

6.1
61%
6 Ratings
6.9
69%
2 Ratings

Mobile optimization

6.1
61%
25 Ratings
6.4
64%
2 Ratings

Email deliverability reporting

7.5
75%
57 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

List management

8.4
84%
30 Ratings
6.4
64%
2 Ratings

Triggered drip sequences

8.4
84%
26 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Ability to test dynamic content

N/A
0 Ratings
6.9
69%
2 Ratings

Reporting & Analytics

5.1

AWeber

51%
6.6

ConvertKit

66%
ConvertKit ranks higher in 2/3 features

Dashboards

6.2
62%
26 Ratings
5.4
54%
2 Ratings

Standard reports

4.8
48%
30 Ratings
5.4
54%
2 Ratings

Custom reports

4.3
43%
25 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Pre-Send Testing

7.9

AWeber

79%
8.5

ConvertKit

85%
ConvertKit ranks higher in 7/8 features

URL Validation

8.6
86%
3 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Link Tracking

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Image Validation

6.9
69%
3 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Inbox Display

6.9
69%
3 Ratings
6.9
69%
2 Ratings

Spam Testing

6.9
69%
3 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Email Previews

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
6.9
69%
2 Ratings

Email Accessibility Tools

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Spelling and Grammar Check

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Attribute Ratings

  • AWeber is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

6.6

AWeber

66%
36 Ratings
6.4

ConvertKit

64%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

6.8

AWeber

68%
6 Ratings

ConvertKit

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

7.3

AWeber

73%
2 Ratings

ConvertKit

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

9.1

AWeber

91%
4 Ratings

ConvertKit

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.
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ConvertKit

It is perfect for artists and content creators. It is perfect for service based providers who want to house their potential leads. Entry level entrepreneurs can also benefit. It is not an all in one type of platform, but it is useful for list building and setting up automation. If you have less than 1K subscribers, this is the route to go until you need to use automation. Then, just feel free to upgrade.
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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.
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ConvertKit

  • Emails landing in subscribers inbox.
  • Free mailing address that customers can use.
  • Robust tagging system for managing funnels and targeting users with optimized emails.
  • Broad integrations available for other platforms and optin form plugins.
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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.
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ConvertKit

  • When I first started using ConvertKit, I found it hard to create a landing page. I am pretty technical but when I had to customize my page using HTML, I got lost. I thought I could get up and running within an hour (build the page, create the list, and set up automation), but I soon realized I had to upgrade to use automation and setting up took me more than 3 hours. The learning curve had me stuck. I got frustrated and reached out to support.
  • ConvertKit is not for a non-tech person. There are not enough templates to get up and running within an hour.
  • ConvertKit is simply email marketing and landing pages for list building. It could offer a little more.
  • The analytics can be a bit more in depth.
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Pricing Details

AWeber

Starting Price

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

Editions & Modules

AWeber editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
AWeber Free$01
AWeber Pro$16.152

Footnotes

  1. Up to 500 subscribers & 3,000 email sends per month
  2. per month

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional 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.

ConvertKit

Starting Price

$29 per month

Editions & Modules

ConvertKit editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Creator$29.001
Creator Pro$59.002

Footnotes

  1. per month
  2. per month

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

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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ConvertKit

No answers on this topic

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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ConvertKit

No answers on this topic

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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ConvertKit

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.
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ConvertKit

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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.
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ConvertKit

  • Incremental traffic generation from a reliable source.
  • High-converting leads from sales funnels.
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