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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Score 8.6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Benchmark Email

For low volume non-profits, Benchmark Email provides a respectable free service. Ease of use is high and customization of the email is good. The discount for 501(c)(3) organizations and fully free use for non-profits that help children is commendable. Although the GUI editor is flexible and easy to learn, it does have some issues with certain detailed formatting concerns, like properly showing the newlines between paragraphs. Image/photo processing and presentation is similarly both easy to use, but frustrating due to some capability gaps and quirks, like specifying image sizes and display on hi-resolution devices.

Overall, Benchmark Email provides a good service that is easy to learn to expand your communication reach; however, the ROI and satisfaction may not be as high if paying fees comparable to other offerings.
Tim Colson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Campaign Monitor

Campaign Monitor is undoubtedly one of the best software for managing email marketing campaigns; it is a robust platform and can be adapted to any company. If you are not a developer and don't know any code, it has many pre-made templates to use. I highly recommend Campaign Monitor; it is perfect, does what needs to be done, and is very easy to use.
Korey Migdal | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

Benchmark Email
8.4
Campaign Monitor
8.7
WYSIWYG email editor
Benchmark Email
7.8
Campaign Monitor
8.7
Dynamic content
Benchmark Email
8.1
Campaign Monitor
8.2
Ability to test dynamic content
Benchmark Email
9.2
Campaign Monitor
8.0
Landing pages
Benchmark Email
9.6
Campaign Monitor
A/B testing
Benchmark Email
9.3
Campaign Monitor
8.6
Mobile optimization
Benchmark Email
8.9
Campaign Monitor
Email deliverability reporting
Benchmark Email
8.5
Campaign Monitor
10.0
List management
Benchmark Email
5.9
Campaign Monitor
Triggered drip sequences
Benchmark Email
8.2
Campaign Monitor

Reporting & Analytics

Benchmark Email
7.5
Campaign Monitor
10.0
Dashboards
Benchmark Email
7.6
Campaign Monitor
Standard reports
Benchmark Email
7.6
Campaign Monitor
10.0
Custom reports
Benchmark Email
7.3
Campaign Monitor

Pre-Send Testing

Benchmark Email
Campaign Monitor
9.0
Spam Testing
Benchmark Email
Campaign Monitor
9.0

Pros

Benchmark Email

  • Great native split testing for a/b groups.
  • Automation of list cleaning is a breeze -- very easy!
  • Native analytics are decent, but not amazing.
Blake Baron | TrustRadius Reviewer

Campaign Monitor

  • Campaign Monitor’s support is great. They have a great help page built out to help answer all your questions, and if you do have a question or issue that needs extra support, their support team responds within a couple hours to help resolve the issue.
  • The email builder is very clean and easy to use. It makes A/B testing, personalization, and dynamic content easy to implement.
  • I appreciate the insights reporting that Campaign Monitor provides. We use that regularly for our quarterly reporting to track list growth, as well as campaign performance from a high level.
  • The automation is very straight forward and has truly transformed our marketing. The learning curve is pretty low, so my entire team knows how to use it to create and edit automated email journeys.
Becca Sangwin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Benchmark Email

  • Scheduling emails can be a nightmare. I, for some reason, can never schedule an email at the correct time I want. They make the time zones confusing and it's in a 24 hour format which is annoying.
  • You can customize well in the editor but it can be an extremely painful experience if you make a mistake. There's no undo button after you save something.
  • Email automation is available but it's extremely basic.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Campaign Monitor

  • Managing different subscriptions requires some thinking and setup with custom fields/lists/segments. It's not really 'out of the box' to set up.
  • The WYSIWYG editor is pretty locked down, which makes it idiot-proof, but would be great to have a little more control over padding, line height, kerning, etc.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Benchmark Email

No score
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Campaign Monitor

Campaign Monitor 10.0
Based on 2 answers
The templates, while useful, are very locked down, This makes it very usable from a novice's standpoint, but also very inflexible from a designer's standpoint. Creating several version of the email campaign and using A/B testing was a powerful and easy-to-use feature, and the system also provides the option of automating the sending of emails once an A/B testing criteria is reached
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Benchmark Email

Of the free email marketing services I tried, Benchmark could only stack up against Zoho Campaigns and Moosend. as unfortunately, MailChimp has better signup form customization options, SendinBlue's free plan offers advanced automation and MailerLite offers advanced customization and the creation of landing page.I do believe that Benchmark email has a lot of potential, and if they fix the design issues and the allow signup forms to have their own URLs that can easily be shared, then they would stack up well against most free ESPs.
Abigail Nwaocha | TrustRadius Reviewer

Campaign Monitor

The ability to track the effectiveness of email marketing campaigns in real-time is what makes Campaign Monitor interesting to use. All the vital features that we need to run professionally designed email campaigns that look wonderful on any device so that we boost our business are included in this platform.
Emily Mok | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Benchmark Email

  • If we think particularly on the ROI then benchmark email gives you a definite amount of ROI. But it takes time, you will see the results after a six month span of time. Because sending an email itself is a slow and steady process to follow.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Campaign Monitor

  • As for now since we are a small business, we don't see any ROI from campaign Monitor yet, but I am sure we will in the future.
  • We see an improved open rate.
  • Price is $5 cheaper than former email software we used.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Benchmark Email

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?

Benchmark Email Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Campaign Monitor

General

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

Campaign Monitor Editions & Modules

Edition
Basic$91
Unlimited$291
Premier$1491
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Benchmark Email
8.0
Campaign Monitor
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

Benchmark Email
8.0
Campaign Monitor

Usability

Benchmark Email
Campaign Monitor
10.0

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