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Likelihood to Recommend

Constant Contact

It’s best suited when you are not in a position with your business, industry or budget to implement a fully integrated and industry-leading CRM and email marketing platform as this is an ideal setup. For example, a fully integrated Hubspot or Salesforce tech stack. For many businesses this type of high cost, sophisticated system is not realistic and in these cases, Constant Contact is superior for managing all email strategies or in our case, just a portion of them. For us, we handle drip content or interest-based remarketing through our CRM but use Constant Contact for all other email strategies because of its ease of use and low cost. It’s also exceptional as a low-cost email database management solution where you can’t daily centralize, protect and maintain (unsubscribes, dead contacts, etc) your email contact database.
Thomas Pittman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zoom

I [suppose] every organization has different needs and based on that they can choose the app that suits them. There are several apps now like Google Meet, Zoho Meetings, Cisco, Teams, etc. Zoom is useful for instant meets and where you don't have a large number of participants. We felt Zoom was more than enough for our work and it could be easily accessed anywhere from any device.
Rakshith Ramesh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

Constant Contact
7.8
Zoom
WYSIWYG email editor
Constant Contact
7.7
Zoom
Dynamic content
Constant Contact
7.7
Zoom
Ability to test dynamic content
Constant Contact
7.6
Zoom
Landing pages
Constant Contact
8.1
Zoom
A/B testing
Constant Contact
6.9
Zoom
Mobile optimization
Constant Contact
8.2
Zoom
Email deliverability reporting
Constant Contact
8.7
Zoom
List management
Constant Contact
8.5
Zoom
Triggered drip sequences
Constant Contact
6.4
Zoom

Reporting & Analytics

Constant Contact
7.8
Zoom
Dashboards
Constant Contact
7.5
Zoom
Standard reports
Constant Contact
8.3
Zoom
Custom reports
Constant Contact
7.8
Zoom

Pre-Send Testing

Constant Contact
8.4
Zoom
URL Validation
Constant Contact
9.3
Zoom
Link Tracking
Constant Contact
8.1
Zoom
Image Validation
Constant Contact
8.2
Zoom
Inbox Display
Constant Contact
8.4
Zoom
Email Accessibility Tools
Constant Contact
8.0
Zoom
Spelling and Grammar Check
Constant Contact
8.6
Zoom
Spam Testing
Constant Contact
7.8
Zoom
Email Previews
Constant Contact
9.0
Zoom

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

Constant Contact
Zoom
8.5
High quality audio
Constant Contact
Zoom
8.8
High quality video
Constant Contact
Zoom
8.9
Low bandwidth requirements
Constant Contact
Zoom
7.7
Mobile support
Constant Contact
Zoom
8.7

Screen Sharing

Constant Contact
Zoom
8.8
Desktop sharing
Constant Contact
Zoom
9.1
Whiteboards
Constant Contact
Zoom
8.4

Online Meetings / Events

Constant Contact
Zoom
8.5
Calendar integration
Constant Contact
Zoom
8.5
Meeting initiation
Constant Contact
Zoom
8.9
Integrates with social media
Constant Contact
Zoom
7.8
Record meetings / events
Constant Contact
Zoom
8.6
Slideshows
Constant Contact
Zoom
8.6

Online Events Collaboration

Constant Contact
Zoom
8.3
Live chat
Constant Contact
Zoom
8.7
Audience polling
Constant Contact
Zoom
8.1
Q&A
Constant Contact
Zoom
8.3

Online Events Security

Constant Contact
Zoom
8.5
User authentication
Constant Contact
Zoom
8.6
Participant roles & permissions
Constant Contact
Zoom
8.5
Confidential attendee list
Constant Contact
Zoom
8.5

Pros

Constant Contact

  • Importing new emails is extremely fast and easy. This is important because there are times where emails need to be sent out ASAP, so being able to import a new mailing list quickly allows that to happen in a timely manner.
  • Customization of the look and feel of the email. Sending out emails that look the same becomes boring to the recipients, so being able to change the look every time makes it more likely they will engage in the material.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zoom

  • It just works. Biggest complaint with our previous solution is that it took 10 minutes to connect to a meeting. Now, our users connect instantaneously.
  • Dashboard is fantasitic. Can access real time information to troubleshoot calls.
  • Admin ports offers quite a bit of information. Like that it's a one stop shop to access everything I need to administer the site, users, run reports and access the dashboard.
  • Tickets get resolved quickly.
  • Feature requests are realized quickly.
Diana Anderson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Constant Contact

  • Maybe make a bit more intuitive
  • Have it make suggestions for what you could or should do
  • More storage room for pics, logos, etc. (without additional cost)
  • While I think it is user friendly in general, I need a bit more guidance with options and possibilities
Terri Betts | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zoom

  • Using it for recording practice interviews and playing back for critiquing, is awkward and kludgy at best. The steps are: Record the session, then END THE MEETING so that Zoom can save the recording. Then get the recording ready to play, then have the client log in AGAIN, you log in AGAIN, share the screen, play the recording.
  • Zoom should make it possible to have the interviewer, especially if the practice interview is recorded, to make themselves SMALL throughout the whole recording so that *the candidate* is the focus on the screen. Neither the Speaker view or the Gallery view does this.
  • There should be a separate timer on Zoom for the recording portion of the screen. I realize I can do this myself manually, but why can’t Zoom do it for me?
  • Zoom needs to have a way to get feedback like this. I could not find a way to give them this feedback on their product, on their site or in the dashboard. All we get is a database that is tone deaf. Nowhere could I find any "Feedback? Click here." Not good.
  • If by these suggestions I’m asking for more functionality, I understand an increased cost. But small companies like mine cannot pay hundreds of dollars a month - please have a very functional version that small firms can still afford. Thank you.
Joanne Meehl | 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

Zoom

Zoom 9.5
Based on 15 answers
We're sticking with Zoom for the foreseeable future--given its compelling feature set, ease of use, and advanced technology, there's just no other competition to be excited about. Plus it's a Gartner-recognized industry leader, so it's a rather easy choice.
Stefan Scherbik | 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

Zoom

Zoom 9.0
Based on 17 answers
Everything is easy to understand and use, new users need no training. On the flipside there are minor annoyances such as calendar export being cumbersome (need re-auth every time) and also not having recordings shared within a team or forcing people to name them.
Matthew Gardner | 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

Zoom

Zoom 10.0
Based on 2 answers
There have been less than a handful of outages during our two years with Zoom, and whenever there was one, an email informing us of the outage went out immediately, and they had the issue resolved shortly thereafter.
Stefan Scherbik | 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

Zoom

Zoom 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Zoom has among the best performance of any video conference platform, as I've mentioned several times. Besides that, their Chat platform works great, and their back end always runs smooth. It's unfortunate that reporting can now only be done by one month at a time, but nonetheless, it only takes a second to run any kind of Zoom report, whether it's an attendee report, Poll results, a user report, a list of meetings from the past month, etc.
Stefan Scherbik | 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

Zoom

Zoom 6.3
Based on 31 answers
As I've written before, Zoom makes us feel like we matter and that we're a client rather than a customer. They want us to succeed and they put in the time to make sure that we do. I feel like they're more of a business partner rather than simply a vendor or supplier. They spent a lot of time onboarding with us, giving us demos, helping us get set up, and then giving us follow-up to be sure it's going well.
Kenneth Hess | 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

Zoom

Zoom 10.0
Based on 14 answers
If you receive any pushback from higher ups, point to any of the various positive reviews like this one. Or show Zoom's excellent Gartner report, or articles describing Zoom's partnership with Sequoia capital. It's not difficult to show how Zoom is a trustworthy industry leader with best-in-class technology.
Stefan Scherbik | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Constant Contact

Marketo does all of the same things but at an enterprise level. Marketo is substantially better than Constant Contact but the price tag is very seriously higher ... by a few zeros. The key components of differentiation would be database management and deliverability. I wouldn't say Marketo's editor is any better or worse than Constant Contact.
James Arnold | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zoom

What I like about the most about Zoom, compared to Skype, is its dependability. Our IT department was being flooded constantly with tickets describing how bad their experience with Skype was. From dropped calls to poor quality, the solution was clear: we needed another platform. Zoom stepped in and was given the ability to show us what they could do. You expect technology like Zoom to integrate with your existing technology, but they did something that is harder to find these days and made our experiences better. That's why we chose Zoom. They made us better.
Charles Browder | 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

Zoom

Zoom 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Because the Basic licenses are completely free, and because it's very easy to configure and install Zoom, and because anyone can join Zoom from a link without needing an account, scaling is a Breeze. There are absolutely no roadblocks. My company keeps adding more Zoom Pro license every week since it's so in demand. We were able to convert users from several different platforms onto Zoom with no trouble at all.
Stefan Scherbik | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Constant Contact

  • Every month we send out our newsletter, the phone rings and we gain revenue.
  • For our events, the reminders create signs ups which drive revenue.
  • Our quarterly ecommerce sales drive store sales and keep us top of mind with our clients.
Darcy Knapp, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zoom

  • Zoom has allowed all global users to easily join meetings without the assistance of IT admins or AV technicians. The technology that we used prior to Zoom was not user-friendly and made for many issues.
  • Webinars have made company-wide training very easy to conduct. This allows trainers to reach a huge audience without having to worry about interruptions and technical difficulties.
  • Collaboration and communication have been increased company-wide, which makes for greater gains for the company long term.
Tanner Lichty | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Constant Contact

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

Edition
Email$20.001
Email Plus$45.001
Pro$195.001
  1. Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Zoom

General

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

Zoom Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
Virtual H.323/SIP Room Connector$491
Business19.991
  1. per month
SaaS Edition
Basic$0
Pro14.992
Business19.992
Zoom Room Conference Room$492
Webinar54.992
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Constant Contact
7.9
Zoom
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

Constant Contact
8.0
Zoom
9.5

Usability

Constant Contact
8.9
Zoom
9.0

Reliability and Availability

Constant Contact
9.0
Zoom
10.0

Performance

Constant Contact
10.0
Zoom
10.0

Support Rating

Constant Contact
3.0
Zoom
6.3

Online Training

Constant Contact
10.0
Zoom

Implementation Rating

Constant Contact
8.0
Zoom
10.0

Scalability

Constant Contact
10.0
Zoom
10.0

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