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Score 8.6 out of 100
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Feature Set Ratings

  • Sendblaster ranks higher in 2 feature sets: Email & Online Marketing, Reporting & Analytics

Email & Online Marketing

6.9

AWeber

69%
8.6

Sendblaster

86%
Sendblaster ranks higher in 7/9 features

WYSIWYG email editor

6.1
61%
29 Ratings
6.5
65%
2 Ratings

Dynamic content

7.9
79%
2 Ratings
7.5
75%
2 Ratings

Landing pages

4.7
47%
3 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

A/B testing

6.0
60%
6 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Mobile optimization

6.1
61%
25 Ratings
7.5
75%
2 Ratings

Email deliverability reporting

7.6
76%
57 Ratings
9.5
95%
4 Ratings

List management

8.5
85%
30 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 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%
2 Ratings

Reporting & Analytics

5.0

AWeber

50%
8.0

Sendblaster

80%
AWeber ranks higher in 2/3 features

Dashboards

6.2
62%
26 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Standard reports

4.8
48%
30 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Custom reports

4.2
42%
25 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Pre-Send Testing

7.9

AWeber

79%

Sendblaster

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

Email Previews

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

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

Likelihood to Recommend

6.6

AWeber

66%
36 Ratings
9.5

Sendblaster

95%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

6.8

AWeber

68%
6 Ratings

Sendblaster

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

7.3

AWeber

73%
2 Ratings

Sendblaster

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

9.1

AWeber

91%
4 Ratings

Sendblaster

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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Sendblaster

Sendblaster is a great tool for any environment. It's particularly good in organizations that do not have a full featured CRM that manages bulk email marketing and communication. Even if an organization has a great CRM, Sendblaster is still great for those marketing or communication campaigns that go out to recipients who are not already in the CRM, custom groups, bulk sending that you want to keep separate from your other CRM(s), etc.
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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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Sendblaster

  • Rendering HTML source code
  • Managing mailing lists
  • You can control the speed of email broadcasts
  • Ease of importing lists
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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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Sendblaster

  • The user interface could be more polished. It's very easy to use, but the appearance of the user interface looks a little old fashioned for a desktop software. Of course recipients don't see that interface, so that is not very consequential.
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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.

Sendblaster

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Sendblaster editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    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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    Sendblaster

    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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    Sendblaster

    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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    Sendblaster

    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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    Sendblaster

    Doesn't apply.
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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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    Sendblaster

    • Customer service was greatly improved because of Sendblaster. We were able to design our communication exactly the way we wanted to improve communication effectiveness.
    • Sendblaster helped our brand because email recipients have been very impressed by the polished visual appearance of our outgoing messages, consistent branding and use of logo, wordmark, and other identifiers, etc.
    • We saved a lot of money with Sendblaster. Our organization can send unlimited messages, and the Sendblaster software we paid for places no limit on messages sent. So, since there are no ongoing subscription fees or volume fees after paying for the the software, we saved a lot. Other "software as a service" options would have cost a minimum of $50 per month, and potentially a lot more than that for high-volume email communication.
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