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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

Everest (Return Path + 250ok)

Return Path definitely helps provide directional guidance on where/how emails are being delivered, and it certainly provides some feedback and insights when there are delivery issues. I would not say that it is 100% accurate, though, on Inbox/Spam/Missing placement details for all ISPs. It certainly helps identify issues, though I would not use it as proof that we were fully put into the inbox (or spam folder).The inbox preview and rendering features are good, and I love the integration with Marketing Cloud. There are other rendering preview options available in the market, and this offering is solid. Just not the strongest. The direct integration with Marketing Cloud certainly makes it easy to use. Budgets permitting, using Return Path as part of a larger portfolio of tools for inbox placement monitoring, blacklist checking, email rendering, etc. would be advised. But it certainly works well as a starting point.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

Cheetah Messaging
6.1
Everest (Return Path + 250ok)
6.5
WYSIWYG email editor
Cheetah Messaging
6.0
Everest (Return Path + 250ok)
5.0
Dynamic content
Cheetah Messaging
7.0
Everest (Return Path + 250ok)
6.7
Ability to test dynamic content
Cheetah Messaging
7.0
Everest (Return Path + 250ok)
6.7
Landing pages
Cheetah Messaging
4.0
Everest (Return Path + 250ok)
5.0
A/B testing
Cheetah Messaging
6.0
Everest (Return Path + 250ok)
5.8
Mobile optimization
Cheetah Messaging
5.0
Everest (Return Path + 250ok)
4.1
Email deliverability reporting
Cheetah Messaging
8.0
Everest (Return Path + 250ok)
9.3
List management
Cheetah Messaging
7.0
Everest (Return Path + 250ok)
7.6
Triggered drip sequences
Cheetah Messaging
5.0
Everest (Return Path + 250ok)
8.0

Reporting & Analytics

Cheetah Messaging
3.7
Everest (Return Path + 250ok)
6.5
Dashboards
Cheetah Messaging
4.0
Everest (Return Path + 250ok)
8.1
Standard reports
Cheetah Messaging
4.0
Everest (Return Path + 250ok)
6.0
Custom reports
Cheetah Messaging
3.0
Everest (Return Path + 250ok)
5.5

Pre-Send Testing

Cheetah Messaging
Everest (Return Path + 250ok)
7.0
URL Validation
Cheetah Messaging
Everest (Return Path + 250ok)
6.2
Link Tracking
Cheetah Messaging
Everest (Return Path + 250ok)
6.4
Image Validation
Cheetah Messaging
Everest (Return Path + 250ok)
6.4
Inbox Display
Cheetah Messaging
Everest (Return Path + 250ok)
7.0
Email Accessibility Tools
Cheetah Messaging
Everest (Return Path + 250ok)
7.1
Spelling and Grammar Check
Cheetah Messaging
Everest (Return Path + 250ok)
7.7
Spam Testing
Cheetah Messaging
Everest (Return Path + 250ok)
7.5
Email Previews
Cheetah Messaging
Everest (Return Path + 250ok)
7.5

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

Everest (Return Path + 250ok)

  • Individualized attention. They really dug in to understand our products and services.
  • Easy-to-understand training and actionable items that you can sustain over a long period of time.
  • They're embedded in our instance of Exact Target, so I'm able to review the entire email program and don't have to open up a separate tool to gather this information.
Joni Kalstrup | 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

Everest (Return Path + 250ok)

  • Device Previews use old Litmus API and therefore slow, would be nice to have a quicker interface
  • No content builder integration, system relies on emails to be sent to platform often increasing development times
  • Old user interface, interface has been the same and clunky for many years
Anonymous | 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

Everest (Return Path + 250ok)

Everest (Return Path + 250ok) 8.2
Based on 5 answers
We have two separate areas for using Return Path. Our web ecommerce area that is using only transactional emails and a marketing email program that is partnered on the backend with Return Path. I see Return Path continuing to be utilized with our marketing emails, but over time I see less need for our transactional emails to maintain Return Path components.
Dan Sixbury, PMP, MBA | 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

Everest (Return Path + 250ok)

Everest (Return Path + 250ok) 7.3
Based on 1 answer
I find it fairly easy to use, though the interface is a bit clunky and I may be missing some revolutionary use because it's lost in the clutter.
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

Everest (Return Path + 250ok)

Everest (Return Path + 250ok) 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Absolutely fantastic support. It runs circles around the competition. They regularly reach out and chat, even if it's just to see if there's any issues we need to discuss. They clearly want the business and don't forget you once you sign the contract which is an issue with other similar services.
Brett Schenker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Cheetah Messaging

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Everest (Return Path + 250ok)

Everest (Return Path + 250ok) 8.2
Based on 1 answer
I joined my company after the implementation was nearly complete. We used the Return Path tool as we slowly increased our send volume in Marketing Cloud to monitor IP reputation and inbox placement.
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

Everest (Return Path + 250ok)

Return Path was the first solution that we looked into based on the native integration with Salesforce Marketing Cloud. That was the biggest selling point for us. We didn't do a lot of research on other products but 250ok was one we did look at but ultimately liked Return Path that much more
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

Everest (Return Path + 250ok)

  • It has helped identify inbox issues and thus helping our clients reach more inboxes.
  • They have negatively impacted client relations on numerous occasions. They have reached out and told clients they are having issues or need certain products when they are already our clients and we are proving solutions for them.
  • They provide solid customer support when you create a support ticket. They are usually very quick to respond and give you an answer.
Anonymous | 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

Everest (Return Path + 250ok)

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
Everest (Return Path + 250ok)
7.8

Likelihood to Renew

Cheetah Messaging
7.6
Everest (Return Path + 250ok)
8.2

Usability

Cheetah Messaging
4.0
Everest (Return Path + 250ok)
7.3

Support Rating

Cheetah Messaging
2.0
Everest (Return Path + 250ok)
9.1

Implementation Rating

Cheetah Messaging
Everest (Return Path + 250ok)
8.2

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