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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Score 8.7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Email & Online Marketing

    7.0

    AWeber

    70%

    Mailgun, from Pathwire

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    AWeber ranks higher in 8/8 features

    WYSIWYG email editor

    6.3
    63%
    29 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Dynamic content

    7.9
    79%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Landing pages

    4.7
    47%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    A/B testing

    6.0
    60%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Mobile optimization

    6.2
    62%
    25 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Email deliverability reporting

    7.9
    79%
    57 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    List management

    8.6
    86%
    30 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Triggered drip sequences

    8.5
    85%
    26 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Reporting & Analytics

    5.3

    AWeber

    53%

    Mailgun, from Pathwire

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    AWeber ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Dashboards

    6.3
    63%
    26 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Standard reports

    5.0
    50%
    30 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Custom reports

    4.5
    45%
    25 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Pre-Send Testing

    7.9

    AWeber

    79%

    Mailgun, from Pathwire

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    AWeber ranks higher in 6/6 features

    URL Validation

    8.7
    87%
    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
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Email Previews

    9.0
    90%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • AWeber is rated higher in 2 areas: Usability, Support Rating
    • Mailgun, from Pathwire is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    6.8

    AWeber

    68%
    36 Ratings
    9.1

    Mailgun, from Pathwire

    91%
    25 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    6.8

    AWeber

    68%
    6 Ratings

    Mailgun, from Pathwire

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Usability

    7.3

    AWeber

    73%
    2 Ratings
    7.0

    Mailgun, from Pathwire

    70%
    1 Rating

    Availability

    AWeber

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Mailgun, from Pathwire

    100%
    1 Rating

    Performance

    AWeber

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    Mailgun, from Pathwire

    90%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    9.1

    AWeber

    91%
    4 Ratings
    7.4

    Mailgun, from Pathwire

    74%
    9 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    AWeber

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Mailgun, from Pathwire

    100%
    1 Rating

    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

    Mailgun, from Pathwire

    Mailgun's pay-as-you-go pricing structure is fantastic, especially if you don't need to send that much email. The pricing, including the free tier, is much more generous than what you can get with some pricier providers, like SendGrid. I mainly just use Mailgun as an SMTP server for web services, and the service has been set-up-and-forget, which is great because I never even have to log onto the Mailgun website and do any work. Mailing list support also looks great for rolling-your-own and not relying on more expensive mailing list services.
    Sam Lepak | 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

    Mailgun, from Pathwire

    • Its SMTP is very easy to use and it integrates easy with all CMS and frameworks.
    • It allows you to have a record of the incoming/outgoing emails and get useful statistics about them.
    • Thanks to their 5000 free emails per month, it is a very good option to startups and small companies.
    Anonymous | 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

    Mailgun, from Pathwire

    • No built-in templating features (This was a bit sad after coming from Mandrill which excelled at this)
    • Dashboard UI (although easy to use) is a bit dated in appearance
    • Logs are cumbersome compared to Mandrill
    • Setting up TLD (top level domain) names (things like .online or .church) that are not common require an email to tech support (this is annoying)
    • Sometimes can be slow in delivery
    • Shared IP addresses can be SPAM filtered or delayed (requires an email to support to have a new one assigned - Note: this can be mitigated by buying a dedicated one for a monthly fee)
    Joshua Weaver | 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.

    Mailgun, from Pathwire

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $35 per month

    Mailgun, from Pathwire Editions & Modules

    Edition
    FlexFree
    Foundation$352
    Growth$802
    Scale$902
    1. none
    2. 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

    Mailgun, from Pathwire

    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

    Mailgun, from Pathwire

    Mailgun, from Pathwire 7.0
    Based on 1 answer
    It could be more up-to-date and could offer some extra features that other competitors do like templating and better querying and filtering. As it is right now most things are easy to use but seem rather barebones next to Mandrill. The API is easy to implement thanks to the great documentation which is why I recommend Mailgun so often.
    Joshua Weaver | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Reliability and Availability

    AWeber

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Mailgun, from Pathwire

    Mailgun, from Pathwire 10.0
    Based on 1 answer
    There have been a few minor outages through the years, but nothing more than a few minutes. These small outages are to be expected in any kind of a SaaS product, but Mailgun handles them very well. We designed our software to just retry sending after a while if there is an outage. As far as I know, we have never had to do more than a few retry cycles. This is all automated on our end, so we rarely even notice. Our customers have never noticed any mail sending outages.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Performance

    AWeber

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Mailgun, from Pathwire

    Mailgun, from Pathwire 9.0
    Based on 1 answer
    The API and the deliverability of emails is excellent. Their API is very responsive and performs perfectly fine. I have no complaints there. Their management interface though (accessed through the web) is pretty slow though. Searching through lists of emails when I'm tracking down a problem for a customer can take 10+ seconds which is annoyingly high for a modern web app.
    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

    Mailgun, from Pathwire

    Mailgun, from Pathwire 7.4
    Based on 9 answers
    You can't seem to get ANY support until you shell out hundreds of dollars per month. I even did this when we could not deliver mail with Mailgun, and the response was slow and inadequate. Nor would they refund my money. I'll never be a customer of Mailgun again.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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

    Mailgun, from Pathwire

    MailGun is more expensive than SparkPost and about the same price-wise as SendGrid. MailGun had a notably easy set-up process, since they are the first SMTP service we signed up with, and their support has been very helpful in identifying deliverability issues, providing documentation on IP reputation management, and recommending best sending practices.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Scalability

    AWeber

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Mailgun, from Pathwire

    Mailgun, from Pathwire 10.0
    Based on 1 answer
    Over the past six years, Mailgun has scaled with our growth very easily. We haven't had to make any code changes to handle our larger volume today, and their pricing has scaled naturally with our growth. As far as I know, there is nothing we will need to do in order to grow 10-fold. Mailgun just handles the load really well.
    Anonymous | 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

    Mailgun, from Pathwire

    • By not investing in our mail server, we have saved huge amount of money and time. For configuration and installation of an email server on Linux-based server, we would have to hire a network administrator.
    • If email delivery is an issue in a hosting provider, another solution is to switch the hosting. Fortunately with Mailgun, we didn't need to try different hosts and experiment which one works best for emails. We can stick to our existing web hosting provider and would not need to change it just for the sake of improving email deliverability.
    • The pricing of Mailgun is very cheap and straightforward. First 10K emails are free every month and that's a big advantage for our organization because our volume of emails is rarely more than 10K per month.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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