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Score 6.4 out of 100

Litmus

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Score 8.3 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Cheetah Messaging

I think CheetahMail, being one of the main ESPs in the market, is a quality choice. However, I would suggest that it's really only valuable for a bit larger of an organization, generally having staff of 100+ and revenues in tens of millions -- this is mainly to justify the amount of investment required, so may be cost-prohibitive to some. You also need to make sure that you understand the entire "level of support" you will gain through your specific contract.... the key is understanding what types of resources are within your organization (who's doing the coding? who comes up with the next campaign? What's the overall strategy?) Depending on these questions and resources, may help determine your final needs from a services point of view. CheetahMail can provide a wealth of various services specific to needs (and changes over time as your business changes), but a clear understanding of what you have before you bring them on will really help getting up and running quickly. Also be sure to truly understand the costs for the initial integrations, setups, IP senders, etc.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Litmus

After using some other email testing services, I've found Litmus to be the most robust tool with the most features. Beyond providing a good product, they provide excellent support, maintain an involved community of email marketing professionals, and provide industry-leading information in their blog and free webinars. Litmus is best suited for organizations needing to efficiently turn custom coded email campaigns or companies that have many different email templates. If your organization is only sending a monthly newsletter and your template is well tested, Litmus may be overkill for your needs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

Cheetah Messaging
6.1
Litmus
4.8
WYSIWYG email editor
Cheetah Messaging
6.0
Litmus
5.0
Dynamic content
Cheetah Messaging
7.0
Litmus
5.9
Ability to test dynamic content
Cheetah Messaging
7.0
Litmus
7.1
Landing pages
Cheetah Messaging
4.0
Litmus
3.7
A/B testing
Cheetah Messaging
6.0
Litmus
2.7
Mobile optimization
Cheetah Messaging
5.0
Litmus
8.5
Email deliverability reporting
Cheetah Messaging
8.0
Litmus
7.5
List management
Cheetah Messaging
7.0
Litmus
2.1
Triggered drip sequences
Cheetah Messaging
5.0
Litmus
1.0

Reporting & Analytics

Cheetah Messaging
3.7
Litmus
6.7
Dashboards
Cheetah Messaging
4.0
Litmus
6.5
Standard reports
Cheetah Messaging
4.0
Litmus
8.0
Custom reports
Cheetah Messaging
3.0
Litmus
5.7

Pre-Send Testing

Cheetah Messaging
Litmus
9.0
URL Validation
Cheetah Messaging
Litmus
9.1
Link Tracking
Cheetah Messaging
Litmus
8.1
Spam Testing
Cheetah Messaging
Litmus
9.3
Email Previews
Cheetah Messaging
Litmus
9.5

Pros

Cheetah Messaging

  • Internal management - This is a great web-based tool that allows our users to see what emails go to whom.
  • Organization - Many layers of organization for templates since there are many types of remarketing emails that we send out.
  • Historical Records - CheetahMail sends us the raw text files of all email actions so we can upload them to our database.
Duncan Hernandez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Litmus

  • Inbox renders are the prime reason I use Litmus, I am confident they represent reality.
  • Litmus helps legitimize the struggles of every email developer.
  • Litmus makes it very easy to share results, whether they are inbox renders or email analytics, with my entire team.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cheetah Messaging

  • The organization of CheetahMail could at times be better, as you create more and more mailings, they just pile up in a long list. It would be useful to be able to create folders to store specific mailings in. (ex. editorial, newsletters, marketing, etc.)
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Litmus

  • I very much like using Litmus Builder, however, I have recently had issues with it taking a very long time to load from Checklist to Builder, and also very long wait times for giving links to share with other developers.
  • I'd like to see more up-to-date devices offered for Android and Gmail for Android - such as the more recent Galaxy versions offered by Samsung.
  • It would be great to see an actual support ticket when submitting to litmus in order to more easily communicate any issues that may have developed since submitting that ticket.
Samantha Brady | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Cheetah Messaging

Cheetah Messaging 7.6
Based on 3 answers
As I have begun exploring competitors, I've come to realize that every competitor offers so much more functionality and integration than CheetahMail does. When we first signed our contract, CheetahMail was much more innovative and at the forefront of email. Since being bought out by Experian, we've seen a huge decline in service and innovation. They have laid off much of their staff and moved their account representatives to Costa Rica. They also heavily rely on on third parties which you will have to pay large amounts of money for while other Email Service Providers have integrated new technologies into their platform. You will get more for your money going to a different email service such as Responsys, Silverpop, Listrak and the like,
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Litmus

Litmus 7.7
Based on 2 answers
I will always like to continue using Litmus because of the features it offers. Always very easy to use and excellent results in terms of testing emails
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Cheetah Messaging

Cheetah Messaging 4.0
Based on 1 answer
CheetahMail has a high learning curve to master and requires a lot of backend work with tech teams to set up. Navigation is not the best and everything that should be automated is still extremely manual.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Litmus

Litmus 8.6
Based on 4 answers
Litmus has integrations that make the software an integrated part of my work every day. Being able to test right within my email builder is just brilliant. Daily I also use the web interface to review analytics and spam testing. Overall it is one of the pieces of software I use daily without any complaints or issues.
Yosa Addiss | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Cheetah Messaging

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Litmus

Litmus 8.2
Based on 2 answers
I rarely encounter any issues like that.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cheetah Messaging

Cheetah Messaging 2.0
Based on 2 answers
Account reps have a quick response time but a very slow resolution time. Because account reps do not have technical knowledge, there is a long long lead time between flagging a problem and tech team resolution.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Litmus

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

In-Person Training

Cheetah Messaging

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Litmus

Litmus 8.2
Based on 1 answer
It was very informative one on one session for me. I was able to use Litmus without any issues.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Cheetah Messaging

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Litmus

Litmus 7.3
Based on 1 answer
It has all the required information.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Cheetah Messaging

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Litmus

Litmus 8.2
Based on 4 answers
Atleat one members in every team should have access to it and should be able to integrate it when required.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cheetah Messaging

If we are comparing apples to apples for just sending emails, all the tools were about the same. Upload a list, code email, send email. For that they are all pretty much the same. The thing that brings Cheetahmail down is the support. The support is not bad but because they are in a different country it makes it tough to fix issues in a timely manner.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Litmus

The only other email rendering services I have tried is the Email on Acid integration built into Sailthru. It was a stripped-down version of the EoA platform and was difficult to navigate. At that point, I had used Litmus for nearly three years and did not have much trust in the EoA integration when I saw some rendering disparities.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cheetah Messaging

  • Our efficiency has decreased with CheetaMail actually. Too many service calls to find out why something isn't working as expected, account setup questions, issues with PiP, takes too long to get a simple form built, customer service response time, etc...
  • Reporting is not very streamlined. This has caused us to take our reporting offline and use a method with better visibility.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Litmus

  • The price is absolutely worth the investment. We have seen increased engagement with emails (e.g., the heat map 'lights up' in more areas, a lower unsubscribe rate, and users scrolling further down the email) and the back-and-forth between me (the creator), and my testing team has been minimized because I can catch issues before sending out the email to be tested. It significantly reduces the time it takes to create, test, and schedule an email.
  • While the webinars are free, they cost time. And they're almost always worth it, even if they're just on in the background. The State of Email content they generate - and offer FOR FREE (it's a LOT of data they're giving you for free) - is an amazing side bonus. They offer a ton of email productivity tips and really helpful content. And again, for free!
  • Although I haven't really mentioned this in previous sections, the Builder tool is sometimes really useful to code in also. I generally preferred Sublime Text , but lately I've been using the Builder tool instead, as it allows you to see your code changes in real time (vs loading up previews each time). Then you can save it and preview across all devices. It's a huge time saver in that sense as well.
Steffany Winkelmann | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Cheetah Messaging

General

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

Litmus

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cheetah Messaging
4.0
Litmus
8.5

Likelihood to Renew

Cheetah Messaging
7.6
Litmus
7.7

Usability

Cheetah Messaging
4.0
Litmus
8.6

Reliability and Availability

Cheetah Messaging
Litmus
8.2

Performance

Cheetah Messaging
Litmus
8.2

Support Rating

Cheetah Messaging
2.0
Litmus

In-Person Training

Cheetah Messaging
Litmus
8.2

Online Training

Cheetah Messaging
Litmus
7.3

Implementation Rating

Cheetah Messaging
Litmus
8.2

Scalability

Cheetah Messaging
Litmus
7.3

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