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Score 8.3 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

Privy

Adding Privy to your ecommerce store is a no brainer. You can very quickly increase your on-site email acquisition conversion rate through the Spin To Win wheel and other templates that Privy offers. You can also use it for additional on-site messaging like announcement bars and landing pages
John Laudisio | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

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

Reporting & Analytics

Benchmark Email
7.5
Privy
Dashboards
Benchmark Email
7.6
Privy
Standard reports
Benchmark Email
7.6
Privy
Custom reports
Benchmark Email
7.3
Privy

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

Privy

  • Segments website visitors to your site: It can recognize who has been to your website once or many times. It allows you to present an offer to different user groups, present an offer, and then capture their email address.
  • Provides flexible opt-in form options: Embedded opt-in forms, pop-ups. bars at the top of your site. You can redirect to a landing page or a thank you window, create a form that takes up the entire screen, provide an offer at the end, or simply thank users for their information.
  • Easy user experience: Different options for designs, easy drag + drop builder. Easy installation, trackable results.
  • Support their users: Holy cricket. Their support is so helpful. Privy was one of the first software companies that I've encountered that has really gone above and beyond for my team.
  • Measurability: Privy understands that digital marketers want to track - They want to be able to split-test their options, track their results - not only views but conversions and $ conversions. Privy gives its users this ability.
page V | 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

Privy

  • It gets some getting used to setting up emails with pictures.
  • Service isn't cheap but you get what you pay for.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Benchmark Email

Benchmark Email 8.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Privy

Privy 10.0
Based on 1 answer
  • Flexible options: The software allows so many different kinds of opt-in form solutions: Full-page, pop-up, bar at the top of the page, embedded, etc.
  • Easy UX: This software is easy to use for just about anyone on my team. It's easy to implement and work with. Design, form field determination, and integration is all relatively very easy to perform.
  • Great support: We've had in-person calls with their support team, and they've been answer specific questions and offer relevant strategies. They've been willing to get on the phone with me and my clients to help us solve problems.
  • Multiple integrations - No matter what CRM you're using, there's likely a way to integrate Privy forms into it.
  • Easy installation on sites: Just a strip of code.
  • Visible, measurable results: Tracking and data with visits, conversion events, and conversion $ tracked to the forms.
page V | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Benchmark Email

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Privy

Privy 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Privy is very easy to use and is intuitive to new users. The templates they provide give you a head start on campaign builds and their customer success team is approachable and knowledgable about the product. You do not have to be a tech wizard to get rolling with Privy, but the results will make you feel that way.
John Laudisio | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Benchmark Email

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Privy

Privy 10.0
Based on 3 answers
The customer support team from Privy is incredible (shout out to Simone). Every person I have worked with has been knowledgable, helpful, polite, and responsive. They have a live chat feature and all CSRs do a great job.
John Laudisio | 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

Privy

After having used quite a few email marketing platforms, I can say out of all of them we like Privy the best. Privy's integration with the BigCommerce platform makes it much easier to use than the others we tried in the past and we are happy with the results we have gotten and their excellent customer support which is superior especially to Mailchimp which can only be reached by email.
Anonymous | 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

Privy

  • Positive impact for our clients - Our clients can see exactly how many views each opt-in has seen, how it has converted, and how much revenue has been generated from that opt-in and email sequence that it is linked to. (We have used this tool + paid traffic + email to generate more than $15k for some of our clients. And that's just one part of their marketing systems...That's about 150x ROI).
  • Positive impact for us - We only want to recommend and use tools that have proven use cases and conversions. This is true here - and it means that we can reliably recommend and use it as a tool to grow revenue for our clients in combination with paid traffic and email marketing. They also support their partners - that means we're more efficient. Time is money - so that's a win here, too.
page V | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Benchmark Email

General

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

Privy

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Benchmark Email
8.0
Privy
8.9

Likelihood to Renew

Benchmark Email
8.0
Privy
10.0

Usability

Benchmark Email
Privy
9.0

Support Rating

Benchmark Email
Privy
10.0

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