AWeber vs. Mailigen

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
AWeber
Score 8.4 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
Mailigen
Score 7.1 out of 10
N/A
Mailigen is a web based integrated marketing provider offering email, mobile and social marketing. In the SaaS platform, you can gather subscribers, prepare, send or schedule email campaigns and receive real time reports. One can leverage statistics for behavioral segmentation and lifecycle email marketing. Mailigen offers several integration points including online surveys that you can use to segment your audience and send personalized emails.
$10
per month
Pricing
AWeberMailigen
Editions & Modules
AWeber Free
$0
Up to 500 subscribers & 3,000 email sends per month
AWeber Pro
$16.15
per month
Mailigen
$10.00
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AWeberMailigen
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
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 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.
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Community Pulse
AWeberMailigen
Considered Both Products
AWeber

No answer on this topic

Mailigen
Chose Mailigen
MailChimp, AWeber - which are all good products but we believe that MailiGen has better support and is more cost effective.
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
AWeberMailigen
Email & Online Marketing
Comparison of Email & Online Marketing features of Product A and Product B
AWeber
6.9
30 Ratings
Mailigen
7.4
1 Ratings
WYSIWYG email editor6.129 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Dynamic content7.92 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Landing pages4.83 Ratings00 Ratings
A/B testing6.16 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Mobile optimization6.125 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Email deliverability reporting7.557 Ratings9.02 Ratings
List management8.330 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Triggered drip sequences8.326 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Ability to test dynamic content00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
AWeber
5.2
30 Ratings
Mailigen
3.0
1 Ratings
Dashboards6.326 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Standard reports4.930 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Custom reports4.425 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Pre-Send Testing
Comparison of Pre-Send Testing features of Product A and Product B
AWeber
7.9
3 Ratings
Mailigen
-
Ratings
URL Validation8.53 Ratings00 Ratings
Link Tracking8.93 Ratings00 Ratings
Image Validation6.93 Ratings00 Ratings
Inbox Display6.93 Ratings00 Ratings
Spam Testing6.93 Ratings00 Ratings
Email Previews8.93 Ratings00 Ratings
User Ratings
AWeberMailigen
Likelihood to Recommend
6.7
(36 ratings)
8.0
(7 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
6.8
(6 ratings)
8.6
(6 ratings)
Usability
7.3
(2 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.1
(4 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
AWeberMailigen
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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Mailigen
Mailigen is great for designing and scheduling campaigns that do not require expert knowledge in the field. Creating specific lists, segmentation, & scheduling campaigns are very straightforward and user-friendly. Do not use Mailigen for email marketing blasts! If you are unable to provide documented evidence that the user 'Opt-in' to receive your campaigns, then expect the campaign to be flagged or contacted by your Mailigen Account Manager. You must comply with the CAN-SPAM Act ... no ifs, ands, or buts!
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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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Mailigen
  • Mail deliverability. MailiGen gets the mail delivered. We have our own data centre hosting and servers but struggled to get our bulk mails reliably delivered. Since we switched to MailiGen delivery rates have more than tripled.
  • Template editor and tools. There is a rich assortment of tools for preparation of mailers. They are easy to use and we often train customers is a single 2 hour session.
  • Mail List security and manageability. Cloud based mail lists are important best practices for some of our corporate customers, who often store mail address lists in Excel. These lists get lost, damaged and stolen. The MailiGen list management tools centralize list storage and provide tools for segmentation, importing and exporting.
  • Stats!! The mail campaign stats that MailiGen provides are world class. They are simple to understand and rich in depth. Our customers love the stats.
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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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Mailigen
  • Segment creating could be more functional and may include statistics from previous mails. Time to time I need to use more advanced functions like "send information to people who clicked on link A".
  • It does not allow the user to choose mobile/tablet friendly templates. I'd like to decide myself.
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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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Mailigen
We are satisfied with this cooperation and we don't see why we should change email marketing service provider at this point. Excellent service and rapid new feature development keeps us very satisfied.
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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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Mailigen
Although it is easy to use for basic users and people with no experience in e-mail marketing, but for more advanced users it still lacks functionality - really advanced filtering - on it's web interface. However everything is possible once you use API.
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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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Mailigen
Although time to time I send a support ticket, but more frequently I use the live support option on their website. I get instant feedback and feel that my problem is addressed immediately.
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Implementation Rating
AWeber
No answers on this topic
Mailigen
With most systems it is faily easy. It offers CSV import so transferring contacts should be easy.
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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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Mailigen
Mailigen falls short to Listrak due to Listrak's far superior contact, conversion, and message analytics. Some features are unavailable or not easily integrated with the Mailigen platform compared to its competition, but features such as model acquisition & shopping cart abandonment are available. The ability to integrate such features into your website may be easier when using a competitors platform, but easy usability comes with a price. Extra perks such Coupon managers & etc. are useful features that allow you to generate Barcodes & QR codes, as well as track various data analytics when implementing this feature. Small items as such are what Mailigen lacks in comparison to its competitors, but their price point kicks the rest out of the water if you can live without some of the bells and whistles.
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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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Mailigen
  • Better delivery of mail campaigns giving better ROI numbers
  • Better stats so that we can assess what works and what does not.
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