Constant Contact vs. Zoho CRM

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Constant Contact
Score 8.0 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
Zoho CRM
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
Zoho CRM is a simple, very low-cost CRM option for the smaller end of the SMB segment. The product has several useful integrations with other products, including QuickBooks, and Google Apps and Google Docs. The product also has an integrated project management module.
$14
per month
Pricing
Constant ContactZoho CRM
Editions & Modules
Lite
Starting at $12.00
per month
Standard
Starting at $35.00
per month
Premium
Starting at $80.00
per month
Standard
$14.00
Per User/Per Month
Professional
$23.00
Per User/Per Month
Enterprise
$40.00
Per User/Per Month
Ultimate
$52.00
Per User/Per Month
Plus
$57.00
Per User/Per Month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Constant ContactZoho CRM
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup fee$14 /user/month
Additional DetailsThe SMS Marketing tool can be added to any Standard or Premium Constant Contact account. SMS is only available in the US for Standard and Premium 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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Community Pulse
Constant ContactZoho CRM
Considered Both Products
Constant Contact

No answer on this topic

Zoho CRM
Chose Zoho CRM
Quickly managing our customer support and interactions with the customer is made more accessible by Zoho CRM. It's simple to use and has helped us generate leads from our marketing funnel. Using the Zoho Suite add-ons, you can extend its functionality for a minimal additional …
Chose Zoho CRM
We jumped to Zoho CRM from previous trial periods with Hatchbuck and Insightly. Zoho CRM is better suited for larger, growing organizations as it has more capabilities and features than Hatchbuck and Insightly. We liked to think of those CRMS as "starters" for small businesses …
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Features
Constant ContactZoho CRM
Email & Online Marketing
Comparison of Email & Online Marketing features of Product A and Product B
Constant Contact
8.1
118 Ratings
0% above category average
Zoho CRM
-
Ratings
WYSIWYG email editor8.1101 Ratings00 Ratings
Dynamic content7.8102 Ratings00 Ratings
Ability to test dynamic content8.482 Ratings00 Ratings
Landing pages8.076 Ratings00 Ratings
A/B testing7.171 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile optimization8.586 Ratings00 Ratings
Email deliverability reporting9.0114 Ratings00 Ratings
List management8.3116 Ratings00 Ratings
Triggered drip sequences7.260 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Constant Contact
8.0
115 Ratings
4% above category average
Zoho CRM
-
Ratings
Dashboards8.488 Ratings00 Ratings
Standard reports8.3113 Ratings00 Ratings
Custom reports7.458 Ratings00 Ratings
Pre-Send Testing
Comparison of Pre-Send Testing features of Product A and Product B
Constant Contact
8.1
67 Ratings
2% below category average
Zoho CRM
-
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 Check8.054 Ratings00 Ratings
Spam Testing6.026 Ratings00 Ratings
Email Previews9.266 Ratings00 Ratings
Sales Force Automation
Comparison of Sales Force Automation features of Product A and Product B
Constant Contact
-
Ratings
Zoho CRM
7.7
274 Ratings
0% above category average
Customer data management / contact management00 Ratings8.3266 Ratings
Workflow management00 Ratings7.9253 Ratings
Territory management00 Ratings7.3186 Ratings
Opportunity management00 Ratings8.2240 Ratings
Integration with email client (e.g., Outlook or Gmail)00 Ratings7.4239 Ratings
Contract management00 Ratings7.5191 Ratings
Quote & order management00 Ratings7.6190 Ratings
Interaction tracking00 Ratings7.9237 Ratings
Channel / partner relationship management00 Ratings7.2182 Ratings
Customer Service & Support
Comparison of Customer Service & Support features of Product A and Product B
Constant Contact
-
Ratings
Zoho CRM
7.1
210 Ratings
5% below category average
Case management00 Ratings7.2203 Ratings
Call center management00 Ratings6.9163 Ratings
Help desk management00 Ratings7.3181 Ratings
Marketing Automation
Comparison of Marketing Automation features of Product A and Product B
Constant Contact
-
Ratings
Zoho CRM
8.1
253 Ratings
7% above category average
Lead management00 Ratings8.2248 Ratings
Email marketing00 Ratings8.0210 Ratings
CRM Project Management
Comparison of CRM Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Constant Contact
-
Ratings
Zoho CRM
7.8
251 Ratings
3% above category average
Task management00 Ratings8.1236 Ratings
Billing and invoicing management00 Ratings7.6171 Ratings
Reporting00 Ratings7.8230 Ratings
CRM Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of CRM Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Constant Contact
-
Ratings
Zoho CRM
7.9
246 Ratings
4% above category average
Forecasting00 Ratings7.6206 Ratings
Pipeline visualization00 Ratings7.9224 Ratings
Customizable reports00 Ratings8.1237 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
Constant Contact
-
Ratings
Zoho CRM
7.9
265 Ratings
5% above category average
Custom fields00 Ratings8.4263 Ratings
Custom objects00 Ratings7.9210 Ratings
Scripting environment00 Ratings7.3170 Ratings
API for custom integration00 Ratings7.8193 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Constant Contact
-
Ratings
Zoho CRM
8.4
253 Ratings
1% above category average
Single sign-on capability00 Ratings8.4220 Ratings
Role-based user permissions00 Ratings8.4248 Ratings
Social CRM
Comparison of Social CRM features of Product A and Product B
Constant Contact
-
Ratings
Zoho CRM
8.1
158 Ratings
11% above category average
Social data00 Ratings8.1157 Ratings
Social engagement00 Ratings8.1149 Ratings
Integrations with 3rd-party Software
Comparison of Integrations with 3rd-party Software features of Product A and Product B
Constant Contact
-
Ratings
Zoho CRM
7.7
200 Ratings
7% above category average
Marketing automation00 Ratings7.9197 Ratings
Compensation management00 Ratings7.5130 Ratings
Platform
Comparison of Platform features of Product A and Product B
Constant Contact
-
Ratings
Zoho CRM
7.7
219 Ratings
3% above category average
Mobile access00 Ratings7.7219 Ratings
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Score 10.0 out of 10
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Score 9.8 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
VerticalResponse
VerticalResponse
Score 10.0 out of 10
Creatio
Creatio
Score 9.2 out of 10
Enterprises
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Score 8.6 out of 10
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User Ratings
Constant ContactZoho CRM
Likelihood to Recommend
8.1
(133 ratings)
8.3
(298 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.8
(23 ratings)
7.0
(38 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(10 ratings)
8.5
(170 ratings)
Availability
9.0
(2 ratings)
9.2
(5 ratings)
Performance
10.0
(2 ratings)
8.1
(6 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(9 ratings)
6.2
(67 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Online Training
10.0
(1 ratings)
6.4
(7 ratings)
Implementation Rating
10.0
(5 ratings)
5.9
(14 ratings)
Configurability
10.0
(1 ratings)
8.1
(112 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
-
(0 ratings)
9.5
(21 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
7.1
(5 ratings)
Product Scalability
10.0
(1 ratings)
7.7
(4 ratings)
Professional Services
-
(0 ratings)
8.3
(7 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
8.6
(12 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
8.7
(12 ratings)
User Testimonials
Constant ContactZoho CRM
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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Zoho
For customizing a CRM without needing specialist support, Zoho CRM is great. The admin UI is pretty intuitive and easy to use. Zoho CRM also works great for tracking contact records and relationships to other records. For instance, we run 10+ different programs, and we need to track every contact's relationship to any and all of our programs. Besides the program relationship, we also track organization/employer relationships, host site relationships for interns, team relationships for several of our programs, and we are starting to track grant disbursement as well. Zoho CRM's "joiner modules" handle all of these different connection points fairly well, though the data import process can be a pain.
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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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Zoho
  • Zoho CRM has so much space to capture lots of information.
  • Zoho CRM can be customized for your organization's needs.
  • Zoho CRM is great for running reports to help make business decisions.
  • We love all the different dashboards we can create.
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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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Zoho
  • our team found it very challenging to integrate directly to our wordpress site
  • while there may be a way to integrate to the SMS system, we have not discovered how a sales rep would be able to get an sms when customers leave their contact info (not through the app)
  • we have one team member who still works with outlook calendar. it was easy to integrate with google calendar, but a second calendar, depending upon the user
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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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Zoho
i have already renewed my subscription twice. I am in the 3rd Year now. I have been using it for a while and have been recommending to my friends as well.. have attended ZOHOLICs the annual program of zoho and it gave me new insights of managing the crm solutoin.
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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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Zoho
The methodology of the 'out of the box' user interface is fairly easy to learn. In some cases however, the interface is not consistent throughout the software. Upgrades to the interface has certainly improved some of this--- but now we are seeing the same kinds of inconsistencies across Zoho apps, particularly those more recently added to their platform. This issue is not major in that everybody on staff seems able to learn how to work the programs--- it's just annoying and less than efficient when inconsistent user interfaces or inconsistent terms are used in the programs and/or the requisite documentation.
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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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Zoho
I've not yet experienced any unscheduled downtime with Zoho CRM. Furthermore, planned maintenance is really well communicated in ZOHO CRM, and a 'banner ad' is prominently positioned on the ZOHO CRM system notifying of times/dates when maintenance is scheduled and the system may be down for a period.
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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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Zoho
Using zoho by itself has never been a problem. However one has to check for its compatibility/sync with other software. For example, it does not have a clear and full sync with getresponse since a long long time
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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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Zoho
We did the training and that was a huge waste of money. The information provided was basic and the instructor was sloppy (he even forgot to turn off his mic when he used the restroom - no one should ever hear what we heard). I offered up a 9 because we were able to find what we needed on your website.
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In-Person Training
Constant Contact
No answers on this topic
Zoho
It was harder to learn when there were mostly real estate users in the room. We are sales solely.
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Online Training
Constant Contact
No answers on this topic
Zoho
The online training consisted of watching youtube videos and pre-recorded webinars. They helped us learn what we needed, but there's still a need to learn more and where to access that information.
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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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Zoho
When you switch CRMs, you can automatically assume everything isn’t going to match up correctly. We had used Salesforce for 10+ years and had a ton of data and customizations. It was not a clean transfer, but we were able to sort it all out. The only issue that really bothered me was Zoho support. Even simple questions couldn’t be answered over chat, and we would have some team members try for hours to find the right answer
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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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Zoho
Zoho is the only product we have used. Our company is fairly new and before purchasing Zoho a few years ago, client files were only saved and looked at through our company server. Because of how great Zoho has been, we have never considered looking for another product because there really is no need
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
Constant Contact
No answers on this topic
Zoho
I think Zoho CRM is priced at a reasonable amount. Simply put, you get what you pay for and Zoho does not disappoint. My organization is comfortable with what we pay and pleased with continually renewing the software. The billing frequency is just right. There are no complaints on our end
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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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Zoho
We're still in the early stages of scaling this across departments. We have high aspirations of doing this, but it takes time to migrate to the new system and to help people get acquainted of doing their work in a different way thru Zoho.
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Professional Services
Constant Contact
No answers on this topic
Zoho
In addition to being a user of Zoho CRM, we are a reseller as well. Often, at times our Partners request for on-boarding the platform configuration for them. During such requirements, we have utilized the Professional services team directly from the Zoho CRM team. Our partner feedback was quite positive, throughout.
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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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Zoho
  • ROI is good, providing your entire team is involved with the program and uses it
  • During busy season, Zoho keeps the flow going with reminders for quote follow-ups
  • Our company saw an estimated 20% gain in closing sales that went through Zoho as compared to quotes not answered through Zoho
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ScreenShots

Constant Contact Screenshots

Screenshot of the AI Content Generator that can be used to create content for emails, social posts, or SMS.Screenshot of the advanced automation workflows that make sure marketing is always on.Screenshot of some of the pre-built email templates that 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 generated with Constant Contact, used reach customers wherever they are.Screenshot of the e-commerce tools that can be integrated with Constant Contact to sell more.

Zoho CRM Screenshots

Screenshot of Deals - Cash in on all opportunities. Close more deals. Great sales management is all about prioritizing, tracking, and monitoring the deals in your pipeline. Zoho CRM gives you everything you need to manage deals across territories and sales structures.Screenshot of Activities - Keep track of all the tasks, meetings, calls, events, or activity records. Neatly organize the numerous records along with the activities associated to them such as follow-up, pre sales and post sales activities, phone conversations etc.