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
Thryv
Score 8.8 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
Thryv is an all-in-one small business marketing solution providing CRM, marketing automation, calendaring and appointment reminders, directory listings, and other features.N/A
Pricing
Constant ContactThryv
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
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Constant ContactThryv
Free Trial
YesNo
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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Features
Constant ContactThryv
Email & Online Marketing
Comparison of Email & Online Marketing features of Product A and Product B
Constant Contact
8.0
116 Ratings
1% below category average
Thryv
9.2
8 Ratings
19% above category average
WYSIWYG email editor8.199 Ratings00 Ratings
Dynamic content7.9100 Ratings8.97 Ratings
Ability to test dynamic content8.482 Ratings9.17 Ratings
Landing pages8.074 Ratings10.01 Ratings
A/B testing7.070 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile optimization8.586 Ratings8.88 Ratings
Email deliverability reporting9.0112 Ratings9.17 Ratings
List management8.3114 Ratings8.96 Ratings
Triggered drip sequences7.258 Ratings9.73 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Constant Contact
8.0
113 Ratings
3% above category average
Thryv
6.6
7 Ratings
9% below category average
Dashboards8.388 Ratings9.27 Ratings
Standard reports8.3111 Ratings8.67 Ratings
Custom reports7.458 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Pre-Send Testing
Comparison of Pre-Send Testing features of Product A and Product B
Constant Contact
8.1
65 Ratings
5% below category average
Thryv
-
Ratings
URL Validation8.231 Ratings00 Ratings
Link Tracking7.934 Ratings00 Ratings
Image Validation8.832 Ratings00 Ratings
Inbox Display8.635 Ratings00 Ratings
Email Accessibility Tools7.928 Ratings00 Ratings
Spelling and Grammar Check8.052 Ratings00 Ratings
Spam Testing6.026 Ratings00 Ratings
Email Previews9.164 Ratings00 Ratings
Lead Management
Comparison of Lead Management features of Product A and Product B
Constant Contact
-
Ratings
Thryv
8.1
7 Ratings
11% above category average
Lead nurturing automation00 Ratings8.76 Ratings
Data quality management00 Ratings8.66 Ratings
Automated sales alerts and tasks00 Ratings7.06 Ratings
Campaign Management
Comparison of Campaign Management features of Product A and Product B
Constant Contact
-
Ratings
Thryv
9.0
5 Ratings
9% above category average
Calendaring00 Ratings9.05 Ratings
Event/webinar marketing00 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Social Media Marketing
Comparison of Social Media Marketing features of Product A and Product B
Constant Contact
-
Ratings
Thryv
6.7
8 Ratings
8% below category average
Social sharing and campaigns00 Ratings9.48 Ratings
Social profile integration00 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Platform & Infrastructure
Comparison of Platform & Infrastructure features of Product A and Product B
Constant Contact
-
Ratings
Thryv
8.3
6 Ratings
15% above category average
API00 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Role-based workflow & approvals00 Ratings8.92 Ratings
Customizability00 Ratings8.15 Ratings
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User Ratings
Constant ContactThryv
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(131 ratings)
9.5
(8 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.7
(23 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(10 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Availability
9.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
10.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(9 ratings)
10.0
(4 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 ContactThryv
Likelihood to Recommend
Constant Contact
Constant Contact is an excellent tool for sending out flyers and newsletters. However, I feel the content's appearance is typically all the same. When I receive an email from Constant Contact, I can immediately identify it - the templates usually all look the same. When sending out communications with images, it is easy to use Constant Contact and link webpages. However, the email layout is always vertical and can get very lengthy. I prefer a more flip-book approach with options to flip the page.
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Thryv
What I have found to be the most critical for my business as a customer of Thryv is the ability to provide an invoice and accept payment with direct linking to my bank account. This has had a dramatic positive impact on my cash flow.
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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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Thryv
  • Customer service is FANTASTIC!
  • Put regularly used and needed tasks under one umbrella.
  • Makes it easy to schedule and post to Social Media
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Cons
Constant Contact
  • It would be nice if we had more customizable options for emails - like moving around pictures and text boxes, rather than a set spot for everything to go.
  • I would like it if multiple people could work on a document at one time. So if I'm in charge of graphics, I can get those updated while someone else is entering content, etc.
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Thryv
  • Offer an automated rewards program for my customer based on their spending and their referrals.
  • Since I use Shopify and they host me it would be nice to get a financial break for not using that part of the package.
  • Maybe providing apps.
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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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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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Thryv
It is very easy to use and the features are great for the ones we utilize. If you have any issues at all, customer service or our sales rep is great to work with and fixes what issues I have. They are always willing to help out and to follow up to make sure you don't have any more issues.
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Reliability and Availability
Constant Contact
No major problems in sending out the email campaigns and accessing the analytics
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Thryv
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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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Thryv
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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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Thryv
Although getting through to the right person may take a while, they have the ability to take over your screen and always assist with whatever you need.
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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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Thryv
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Alternatives Considered
Constant Contact
Constant Contact is much more intuitive for people who are not tech-savvy. Also, while sendgrid offered more options in it's drag and drop interface, it displayed differently across different email clients, which made it very cumbersome to use. It also took much longer to upload contact lists and it was harder to manage existing contacts. Performance in sendgrid was much slower as well, and the Preview feature was quite buggy. Our team initially chose sendgrid because of the integration options that it's API offered, but we ultimately switched to Constant Contact because it was much easier to build campaigns and better suited our requirements.
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Thryv
Let's say use this software because it gives a lot of benefits to the company and we no other software use do not.
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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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Thryv
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Return on Investment
Constant Contact
  • I have had nothing but positive impacts from using Constant Contact.
  • The church is large, and there are many subgroups and axillary groups within the church. Setting up specific groups based on responsibility, interest, member goals, and service needs allows me to send information quickly, saving valuable time for other tasks.
  • Constant Contact allows leadership to stay personally engaged with the members I work with, without over-taxing my time. It feels so seamless.
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Thryv
  • Increased Social Media Presence has kept us in touch with clients
  • I believe our overall package has resulted in increased web traffic. More clients are finding us through social media and web searches than any other year before.
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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.

Thryv Screenshots

Screenshot of Reputation MonitoringScreenshot of Email MarketingScreenshot of Social Media ManagementScreenshot of Automated Campaigns to Nurture Leads/ClientsScreenshot of Accept Online Payments