Constant Contact vs. G-Lock EasyMail7

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Constant Contact
Score 7.9 out of 10
N/A
Constant Contact is a full-featured email marketing solution with capabilities such as social media integration, drag-and-drop editing, and real-time reporting. It is a bulk email tool designed for SMB customers. Since 2019, Constant Contact also offers marketing automation features, a website and landing page builder, and other tools to support midsize businesses.
$12
per month
EasyMail7
Score 5.0 out of 10
N/A
EasyMail7 from the Belarusian G-Lock Software founded in 2009 is used by more than 7,500 customers as in-house email marketing automation Platform for Windows to manage contacts, send emails and track results. It features the email marketing essentials of newsletter sending, campaign scheduling and management, and email personalization, along with bounce processing (and deletion of addresses that cause it), email throttling (to accommodate ISP limitations), preview for editing, interval…
$159
one-time fee
Pricing
Constant ContactG-Lock EasyMail7
Editions & Modules
Lite
Starting at $12.00
per month
Standard
Starting at $35.00
per month
Lead Gen & CRM
Starting at $449.00
per month
Premium
Starting at $80.00
per month
Personal
$159
one-time fee
Business
$259
one-time fee
Enterprise
$1569
one-time fee
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Constant ContactEasyMail7
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsThe SMS Marketing tool can be added to any Core or Plus Constant Contact account. SMS is only available in the US for Core and Plus paid plans. SMS can be added when logged in to an account after purchase. Plans start at $10/month for up to 500 messages.
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Constant ContactG-Lock EasyMail7
Top Pros
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Features
Constant ContactG-Lock EasyMail7
Email & Online Marketing
Comparison of Email & Online Marketing features of Product A and Product B
Constant Contact
8.0
101 Ratings
2% below category average
G-Lock EasyMail7
6.0
1 Ratings
30% below category average
WYSIWYG email editor6.387 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Dynamic content8.587 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Ability to test dynamic content8.382 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Landing pages8.761 Ratings00 Ratings
A/B testing7.058 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile optimization8.486 Ratings00 Ratings
Email deliverability reporting9.097 Ratings6.01 Ratings
List management8.499 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Triggered drip sequences7.451 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Constant Contact
7.9
98 Ratings
1% above category average
G-Lock EasyMail7
-
Ratings
Dashboards8.388 Ratings00 Ratings
Standard reports8.296 Ratings00 Ratings
Custom reports7.458 Ratings00 Ratings
Pre-Send Testing
Comparison of Pre-Send Testing features of Product A and Product B
Constant Contact
7.9
50 Ratings
7% below category average
G-Lock EasyMail7
-
Ratings
URL Validation8.231 Ratings00 Ratings
Link Tracking7.934 Ratings00 Ratings
Image Validation8.832 Ratings00 Ratings
Inbox Display8.535 Ratings00 Ratings
Email Accessibility Tools7.928 Ratings00 Ratings
Spelling and Grammar Check7.239 Ratings00 Ratings
Spam Testing6.126 Ratings00 Ratings
Email Previews8.449 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
Constant ContactG-Lock EasyMail7
Likelihood to Recommend
7.1
(116 ratings)
5.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.7
(23 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(10 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
9.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
10.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(9 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
10.0
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Configurability
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Constant ContactG-Lock EasyMail7
Likelihood to Recommend
Constant Contact
Constant Contact is the best tool for communicating information in an attractive way to multiple people with customizable pictures, content, and links. It is also the best option for tracking information regarding what constituents received the email, clicked through, unsubscribed, etc. This platform makes keeping track of data for multiple levels of constituents manageable.
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G-Lock Software
It helps with managing email lists and reaching out to new potential customers.
It's a decent marketing automation solution for creating and managing drip campaigns. It works, but the fact that it isn't cloud-based, makes it seem like it rarely, if ever, gets improvements to its interface when it could really use some. Its interface feels outdated, when a fresher, more modern design and format could be really useful. The upside to it not being a cloud-based service is you don't have to "rent" it and it's a one-time fee.
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Pros
Constant Contact
  • Market segmentation is great: my main segmentation is by region because that's how our sales team is divided.
  • Lists: making customized email lists is easy and intuitive; the custom fields allow some flexibility in case our fields don't exactly line up with Constant Contact's.
  • Campaigns: creating campaigns is quick and simple. I especially appreciate the 'resend to non-openers' option. I am constantly using this feature.
  • Subject line generator: I like using the recommended subject lines. I'm able to plug in their recommended ideas, or sometimes, this feature helps me generate my own ideas.
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G-Lock Software
  • Manage various lists.
  • Manage different campaigns.
  • Allow you to unsubscribe recipients easily.
  • Allow you to create an email flow and date them.
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Cons
Constant Contact
  • Drag and drop interface can be buggy. For example, when you drag in a component, sometimes the email template keeps scrolling, so you're not able to actually drop in the component.
  • Reporting is a bit confusing. There are 2 different ways to access reporting and I believe only one of them allowed you to view click rates for embedded links.
  • Limitations on the drag and drop interface. For example, you're not able to create a sidebar that spans the entire length of the email, which was a request from a client.
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G-Lock Software
  • The functionality of the product could be easier.
  • It can be tough to find features you're looking for within the product (but they're usually there).
  • Scheduling process could be clearer.
  • Most features could be streamlined or simplified better.
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Likelihood to Renew
Constant Contact
There is no doubt that we are going to renew Constant Contact. We have not just invested a lot of time in learning and creating a great looking product but we have developed a strong database of information that allows us to track how we are doing for each newsletter. This supports our goals of creating products that residents desire and are excited to receive.
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G-Lock Software
No answers on this topic
Usability
Constant Contact
There is always room for improvement. I don't know how they test their systems, but they should invite not-so computer savvy people to test it. If I, as an expert have problems, they need to think like the technophobe. Since I've used Constant Contact in the past as part of my former employment, I have not viewed any of the tutorials and just jumped in to work on my client's newsletter. With that said, I found some areas easy and some a bit cumbersome
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G-Lock Software
No answers on this topic
Reliability and Availability
Constant Contact
No major problems in sending out the email campaigns and accessing the analytics
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G-Lock Software
No answers on this topic
Performance
Constant Contact
The system seemed quite slow sometimes. Specifically, there was sometimes a delay in sends if it was during a high traffic period. There were time-outs when uploading new code for an email, and a lag in reporting analytics which was sometimes as long as 72 hours
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G-Lock Software
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
Constant Contact
I think the overall support for Constant Contact has always been incredible; I have nothing negative to say. Our customer support representative was attentive, easy to understand, and very knowledgeable. I never felt like I wasn't a priority of his and my issues, while very small, were fixed in a very short time frame.
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G-Lock Software
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
Constant Contact
Implementation is very easy for someone who wants to send out the “batch and blast” type newsletters. If you want to use their templates with no customizations, the product works fine. However, the more customizations you get into involving link color, etc, that’s where things can get tricky for someone who may not be familiar with coding
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G-Lock Software
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
Constant Contact
We tried Mailchimp. We could send messages to larger groups for free with Constant Contact. And we simply found more people read the emails and responded more frequently when we used Constant Contact. I think it's because it didn't feel as much like a marketing tool as when we contacted them with Mailchimp.
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G-Lock Software
No answers on this topic
Scalability
Constant Contact
Very reliable in sending email campaigns and controlling the recipients so that no contact is sent the same email more than once, even if they are on a resent list
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G-Lock Software
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
Constant Contact
  • Good email marketing option that we need to expand on
  • We have not had a strong determinable ROI, but we do not always know if a donation resulted from an email
  • Very affordable and we plan in keeping it as a resource
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G-Lock Software
  • Low risk for investment cost.
  • Potential for greater reach to new or existing clients.
  • Clumsy interface causes use to take more time, however.
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ScreenShots

Constant Contact Screenshots

Screenshot of The AI Content Generator can be used to create content for emails, social posts, or SMS.Screenshot of Advanced Automation workflows make sure marketing is always on.Screenshot of Hundreds of pre-built email templates are available or a simple drag-and-drop email editor is available to start from scratch.Screenshot of The Social Posting tool is used to plan and post Social media messaging across platforms.Screenshot of SMS Marketing can reach customers wherever they are.Screenshot of E-commerce tools can be integrated with Constant Contact to sell more.