Benchmark Email vs. DirectLync

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Benchmark Email
Score 6.4 out of 10
N/A
Benchmark is an email marketing platform on a global mission to help businesses everywhere ignite relationships with their customers, from the company of the same name in St.Louis, Missouri.
$0
per month
DirectLync
Score 9.8 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
DirectLync is an all-in-one marketing platform that is designed to help small businesses achieve their sales and marketing goals. The platform brings together contact management, email marketing, social media management, and website CMS into one platform. It provides integrated reporting for all channels saving marketers hours a week in time spent collecting and analyzing data from different sources. Integrated reporting easily enables marketers to get a comprehensive view of their campaigns.…
$20
Month
Pricing
Benchmark EmailDirectLync
Editions & Modules
Pro
Starting at $13
per month
Enterprise
Custom
Basic
$20.00
Month
Essential
$99.00
Month
Pro
$249.00
Month
Premium
$599.00
Month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Benchmark EmailDirectLync
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Benchmark EmailDirectLync
Top Pros
Top Cons

No answers on this topic

Features
Benchmark EmailDirectLync
Email & Online Marketing
Comparison of Email & Online Marketing features of Product A and Product B
Benchmark Email
9.5
7 Ratings
16% above category average
DirectLync
8.5
1 Ratings
11% above category average
WYSIWYG email editor7.86 Ratings00 Ratings
Dynamic content10.06 Ratings00 Ratings
Ability to test dynamic content9.34 Ratings00 Ratings
Landing pages10.04 Ratings00 Ratings
A/B testing10.06 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile optimization10.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Email deliverability reporting10.06 Ratings8.01 Ratings
List management10.07 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Triggered drip sequences8.24 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Benchmark Email
8.3
7 Ratings
7% above category average
DirectLync
-
Ratings
Dashboards7.66 Ratings00 Ratings
Standard reports10.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Custom reports7.23 Ratings00 Ratings
Pre-Send Testing
Comparison of Pre-Send Testing features of Product A and Product B
Benchmark Email
10.0
1 Ratings
16% above category average
DirectLync
-
Ratings
Inbox Display10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Email Previews10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
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Benchmark EmailDirectLync
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User Ratings
Benchmark EmailDirectLync
Likelihood to Recommend
7.0
(7 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Benchmark EmailDirectLync
Likelihood to Recommend
BenchmarkONE
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.
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DirectLync
Girls PACT receives regular compliments on its website! The audience for our website is potential donors. DirectLync nailed it! The design is clean, modern, professional, user friendly, intuitive and really represents our brand. They gave us some great coaching and guidance as we were creating and preparing content. It was a really fun project!
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Pros
BenchmarkONE
  • 2,000 contact list space available with no time limit to those who can't upgrade.
  • The AB Testing feature helps to improve the performance of your emails by experimenting with different content and send times to determine what works best. Thus great emailing objectives are easier to achieve.
  • There is a feature where website and email engagement trigger an automatic email series. For example, the automatic flow of a subscriber from a leads list to a customer list upon making a purchase is awesome.
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DirectLync
  • DirectLync is knowledgeable in their field, which saves us time (and money).
  • They have a creative team onsite to answer questions promptly.
  • Regularly updating products and services to better serve its customers.
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Cons
BenchmarkONE
  • List maintenance -- navigating multiple lists is a cumbersome activity.
  • Analytics about user engagement could be better. It's not super robust, especially if you're used to Google Analytics.
  • Customer support is kind of slow to get back to us.
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DirectLync
  • Girls PACT is located in Los Angeles. Newsletters are scheduled for PST, yet distributed on EST. It’s an odd glitch and may be a user error.
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Alternatives Considered
BenchmarkONE
I stated this plenty of times in my previous responses but we moved to Benchmark from Mad Mimi. Mad Mimi's feature set is extremely basic and only suited for start-ups or very small businesses. Benchmark provides enough customization to take the next step in your email marketing program. It's also fairly affordable
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DirectLync
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
BenchmarkONE
  • 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.
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DirectLync
  • DirectLync has saved our marketing budget thousands of dollars! They have been so generous supporting the marketing needs of Girls PACT, a nonprofit organization.
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ScreenShots

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DirectLync Screenshots

Screenshot of Home DashboardScreenshot of Email EditorScreenshot of List SegmentationScreenshot of Social media channel reportScreenshot of Scheduled postScreenshot of Marketing Calendar