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556 Ratings
9 Ratings
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Score 7.6 out of 100
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Score 7.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Constant Contact

Constant Contact is terrific for an organization with a marketing budget that would like to send out a variety of emails with visuals, videos, surveys and/or coupons. It's a quick way to reach thousands of potential and/or current customers at a reasonable price. However, for the startup or the company that is very concerned about budget, there is no free version and the monthly paid versions can be a bit more pricey than some comparable competitors.
Jason Carlage | TrustRadius Reviewer

Makesbridge

Makesbridge is great for email marketing and Salesforce integration. It is great for a startup or large company. Support is terrific. You can't go wrong with the service.
Michelle Rogers | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

Constant Contact
8.5
Makesbridge
7.7
WYSIWYG email editor
Constant Contact
8.4
Makesbridge
6.9
Dynamic content
Constant Contact
8.0
Makesbridge
8.0
Ability to test dynamic content
Constant Contact
8.1
Makesbridge
8.0
Landing pages
Constant Contact
8.6
Makesbridge
7.0
A/B testing
Constant Contact
9.0
Makesbridge
8.4
Mobile optimization
Constant Contact
8.1
Makesbridge
7.9
Email deliverability reporting
Constant Contact
8.9
Makesbridge
8.2
List management
Constant Contact
8.8
Makesbridge
7.2
Triggered drip sequences
Constant Contact
8.2
Makesbridge
8.2

Reporting & Analytics

Constant Contact
8.4
Makesbridge
8.0
Dashboards
Constant Contact
8.0
Makesbridge
7.6
Standard reports
Constant Contact
8.6
Makesbridge
8.4
Custom reports
Constant Contact
8.7
Makesbridge
8.1

Lead Management

Constant Contact
Makesbridge
8.1
Lead nurturing
Constant Contact
Makesbridge
8.2
Lead scoring and grading
Constant Contact
Makesbridge
7.6
Data quality management
Constant Contact
Makesbridge
8.2
Automated sales alerts and tasks
Constant Contact
Makesbridge
8.2

Campaign Management

Constant Contact
Makesbridge
8.1
Calendaring
Constant Contact
Makesbridge
7.7
Event/webinar marketing
Constant Contact
Makesbridge
8.4

Social Media Marketing

Constant Contact
Makesbridge
8.8
Social sharing and campaigns
Constant Contact
Makesbridge
8.5
Social profile integration
Constant Contact
Makesbridge
9.1

Platform & Infrastructure

Constant Contact
Makesbridge
7.6
API
Constant Contact
Makesbridge
7.1
Role-based workflow & approvals
Constant Contact
Makesbridge
8.1
Customizability
Constant Contact
Makesbridge
7.2
Integration with Salesforce.com
Constant Contact
Makesbridge
8.2

Pros

Constant Contact

  • We are a huge fan of the numerous templates that may be used for designing emails.
  • Constant Contact also allows for our organization's brand (logo, colors, and fonts) to be easily incorporated into designs.
  • The metrics and data gathered from email campaigns is very detailed and helpful.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Makesbridge

  • Makesbridge had the highest reviews in customer service on the Salesforce app exchange. This was the major reason that I chose them. Some of the implementation was over my head, but this was not a problem since they were always available to help with any issues that came up.
  • The team has even taken suggestions and implemented them quickly when I voiced a need for a particular Salesforce integration. Makesbridge has been a fantastic addition to my company.
Bryan Barnes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Constant Contact

  • This system is great and I do not have much to say against, I just wish they could improve the search filter of email campaigns made previously, and include a search field that allows you to find campaigns related to the phrase name included in that field of search.
  • I really don't have any dislikes with the software now that I am familiar with the product.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Makesbridge

  • I would like for users to be able to see campaigns and templates created by other non-admin users. I'd like the option as the sysadmin to select which parts of the application should be open to all users, and which I'd like to gate. (Permissions, if you will).
  • Configuration of training materials. The content is great, I just have had difficulty locating the specific article that would be most relevant to the situation. I'd love step-by-step guides for campaign creation, etc.
Julie Bylow | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Constant Contact

Constant Contact 8.0
Based on 19 answers
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.
Ty Swartz, CPP, USN Ret. | TrustRadius Reviewer

Makesbridge

Makesbridge 9.1
Based on 2 answers
Great product, exceptional support. I'm going to be honest and say that I was apprehensive that the Makesbridge team was actually as wonderful as the app exchange reviews claim...How often does that actually happen?! But now, I can honestly say that the glowing reviews are spot-on, and my only concern is that they do not do justice in describing the product, support and service Makesbridge provides.
Julie Bylow | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Constant Contact

Constant Contact 8.9
Based on 8 answers
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
Giselle Aguiar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Makesbridge

Makesbridge 8.8
Based on 2 answers
I'm not an IT guru. The layout and workflows make sense, and I appreciate not having to involve a developer for every change I'd like to make.
Julie Bylow | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Constant Contact

Constant Contact 9.0
Based on 2 answers
No major problems in sending out the email campaigns and accessing the analytics
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Makesbridge

Makesbridge 9.1
Based on 2 answers
Their tech support staff is the BEST I have worked with!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Constant Contact

Constant Contact 10.0
Based on 2 answers
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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Makesbridge

Makesbridge 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Best tech support in the software industry.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Constant Contact

Constant Contact 3.0
Based on 8 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Makesbridge

Makesbridge 8.2
Based on 2 answers
While their phone/chat support is outstanding, I wish there was more documentation and how-to information available online. There are many features that I have not used because I don't understand how to use them as well as I should
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Constant Contact

Constant Contact 8.0
Based on 4 answers
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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Makesbridge

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Constant Contact

I think if I were coming in with nothing in hand, I would have chosen MailChimp over Constant Contact. Constant Contact won because it was the incumbent and we're satisfied.The time and operating cost of moving from one platform to another was higher than the expected return on that change. I don't think anything about Constant Contact is much better or worse, in my view, than the other.Pretty lukewarm, I know. But it's honest!
Jeff Bramhall | TrustRadius Reviewer

Makesbridge

Makesbridge was easier to use and has a much better help desk. We were originally impressed with sales and then the technical side. At one point we handled e-mails with an internal program, what a headache, especially the list management.
Warren Wear | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Constant Contact

Constant Contact 10.0
Based on 1 answer
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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Makesbridge

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Constant Contact

  • Many of our clients use a variety of email management services, and Constant Contact is usually chief among them. This keeps our team sharp and up to date for customer service inquiries.
  • Constant Contact is extremely reliable. It's been applicable and has grown with trends in digital marketing over the last decade to stay at the top as a best-in-class provider.
  • The reporting tools help to give a sense of how well campaigns are performing (or not performing) and gives insight on how to create future campaigns in more effective ways.
  • The lack of Google Analytics integration on the app is a hinderance for marketing managers who use the robust API on a variety of other platforms that seamlessly integrate with the service.
  • Higher pricing for integrating social media and surveys, and other additional service, is a drawback for the average user on a budget – especially when competitors offer those services for free.
Jorden Beatty | TrustRadius Reviewer

Makesbridge

  • Good customer service and allows us to use our leads without much restriction.
  • Price still considered quite high for a very small business like us.
Cymon Tan | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Constant Contact

General

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

Constant Contact Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Makesbridge

General

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

Makesbridge Editions & Modules

Edition
Pay As You Go1
Mini$292
SMB$752
MKS PRO$1503
Enterprise$5004
Engage$1,5005
  1. Custom Pricing
  2. per month (1 account)
  3. per month (5 accounts)
  4. per month (10 accounts)
  5. per month (25 accounts)
Additional Pricing Details
Makesbridge offers a range of pricing plans and packages to comfortably accommodate any combinate of needs and budget. Pay As You Go plans are just that - companies only pay for what they use in a given month. Alternative packages - PRO, Enterprise and Engage - are for companies with consistent use patterns and willingness to pay a minimum monthly fee. In all cases there is no long term obligation; 30 days notice is all that's required to cancel a PRO, Enterprise or Engage.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Constant Contact
8.1
Makesbridge
8.2

Likelihood to Renew

Constant Contact
8.0
Makesbridge
9.1

Usability

Constant Contact
8.9
Makesbridge
8.8

Reliability and Availability

Constant Contact
9.0
Makesbridge
9.1

Performance

Constant Contact
10.0
Makesbridge
9.1

Support Rating

Constant Contact
3.0
Makesbridge
8.2

Online Training

Constant Contact
10.0
Makesbridge
5.5

Implementation Rating

Constant Contact
8.0
Makesbridge

Scalability

Constant Contact
10.0
Makesbridge

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