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Score 9.1 out of 100

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Score 8.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

ContactPigeon

Ideal for eCommerce. It is not the cheapest for a startup but one of the best for a scaling business.
Apostolis Lianos | TrustRadius Reviewer

Mailchimp

Mailchimp is well suited to a situation where you have a stable or known set of recipients to whom you will be sending email updates on a regular basis. Mailchimp is well suited to situations where a lot of information needs to be sent to a lot of different people and organizations at specified times in the future.Mailchimp is not appropriate for one-to-one communication - the higher the scale of interactions from 1 to many the better the software performs.
Alfred Brock | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

ContactPigeon
Mailchimp
8.1
WYSIWYG email editor
ContactPigeon
Mailchimp
8.5
Dynamic content
ContactPigeon
Mailchimp
7.8
Ability to test dynamic content
ContactPigeon
Mailchimp
7.9
Landing pages
ContactPigeon
Mailchimp
7.6
A/B testing
ContactPigeon
Mailchimp
7.8
Mobile optimization
ContactPigeon
Mailchimp
8.6
Email deliverability reporting
ContactPigeon
Mailchimp
8.8
List management
ContactPigeon
Mailchimp
8.3
Triggered drip sequences
ContactPigeon
Mailchimp
7.7

Lead Management

ContactPigeon
Mailchimp
9.2
Lead nurturing
ContactPigeon
Mailchimp
6.9
Lead scoring and grading
ContactPigeon
Mailchimp
10.0
Data quality management
ContactPigeon
Mailchimp
10.0
Automated sales alerts and tasks
ContactPigeon
Mailchimp
10.0

Campaign Management

ContactPigeon
Mailchimp
10.0
Calendaring
ContactPigeon
Mailchimp
10.0
Event/webinar marketing
ContactPigeon
Mailchimp
10.0

Social Media Marketing

ContactPigeon
Mailchimp
10.0
Social sharing and campaigns
ContactPigeon
Mailchimp
10.0
Social profile integration
ContactPigeon
Mailchimp
10.0

Reporting & Analytics

ContactPigeon
Mailchimp
7.7
Dashboards
ContactPigeon
Mailchimp
7.7
Standard reports
ContactPigeon
Mailchimp
8.2
Custom reports
ContactPigeon
Mailchimp
7.3

Platform & Infrastructure

ContactPigeon
Mailchimp
8.5
API
ContactPigeon
Mailchimp
9.0
Role-based workflow & approvals
ContactPigeon
Mailchimp
10.0
Customizability
ContactPigeon
Mailchimp
6.4
Integration with Salesforce.com
ContactPigeon
Mailchimp
8.5
Integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM
ContactPigeon
Mailchimp
8.5
Integration with SugarCRM
ContactPigeon
Mailchimp
8.5

Pros

ContactPigeon

  • Really powerful custom automation
  • Omnichannel marketing automation (Email+Push Notifications+SMS)
  • Great support
Apostolis Lianos | TrustRadius Reviewer

Mailchimp

  • Easy to use and updates to application have been very customer focused.
  • Love the amount of services you receive from them at absolutely no cost to you. You can add up to 2,000 subscribers for free.
  • Compatibility with our CRM and Hubspot which enables us to target our email marketing efforts.
  • Great customer service. Any time issues arose or questions needed to be addressed, their customer service team was very responsive and helpful.
  • Outstanding email analytics which allows us to measure many metrics for our email marketing campaign.
Ron Rothstain | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

ContactPigeon

  • The UI is too complex sometimes (hopefully their support is always there for us!)
Apostolis Lianos | TrustRadius Reviewer

Mailchimp

  • Phone support. While the chat function is extremely effective, it can be helpful with certain questions to speak with someone over the phone.
  • I'd like the ability to unsubscribe someone to all campaigns. Currently, if someone unsubscribes to a campaign, they will never receive that exact campaign again. But if their email address is on multiple lists or gets added on another list by someone who is unaware that they unsubscribed, that person will receive another email. Many recipients have been angered by this, telling me that the unsubscribed - which they did - but I have to explain that the process is not universal, and sometimes we forget to include the "exclude" list.
  • The payment structure goes by the number of email addresses that are stored on Mailchimp, so to stay below a certain billing threshold, I have to periodically delete lists of stored email addresses. This gets to be cumbersome because I regularly need to delete and re-upload many of the same lists of people.
Jason Carlage | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

ContactPigeon

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Mailchimp

Mailchimp 9.4
Based on 49 answers
Love the product! Easy to use -create fabulous e-mails for our clients which met their needs! Enjoyed using the tools and creating a report for the sales and marketing teams that we work for which helped sharpen their focus and increase their revenue!
Valie Robbins | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

ContactPigeon

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Mailchimp

Mailchimp 8.5
Based on 138 answers
The interface is really easy to use. The email editor works great and helps smooth out the issues you have when creating emails for the many different email clients out there. It's also easy to schedule and deploy emails within the platform. Email reporting is also great.
Mike Muller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

ContactPigeon

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Mailchimp

Mailchimp 10.0
Based on 8 answers
I have, in the 4+ years that I've used Mailchimp, never seen an issue that restricted the use of their software/tools. I don't know of a single time when they're system crashed or went down. I could be wrong, but I honestly haven't experienced any issues with outages, errors or unplanned downtime
Ben Caplan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

ContactPigeon

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Mailchimp

Mailchimp 10.0
Based on 10 answers
I haven't noticed any slow speeds from Mailchimp or their tools. I think the landing pages load quickly and look nice. The email reports and editing operates smoothly and doesn't take time to load. Additionally, when I use Mailchimp in conjunction with Zapier + Hubspot I don't notice any drag between any of these tools
Ben Caplan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

ContactPigeon

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Mailchimp

Mailchimp 10.0
Based on 16 answers
The customer support clients really know about their tool and they were able to help my with all of my questions and problems, which over the years were quite a few. They're even motivated enough to drop a funny line here and there which perfectly matches their corporate language on the website.
Fabian Kuhn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

ContactPigeon

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Mailchimp

Mailchimp 8.8
Based on 40 answers
It's pretty easy to get up and running! There's a slight learning curve on a few things, but once you find where everything is located, you can import your list and send your first email. It really makes our clients feel great to see how quickly they can get that first email out.
Vicki Lesage | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

ContactPigeon

ContactPigeon is built for eCommerce, while Mailchimp is super easy and a good fit for a smaller company. That's why we switched since we needed a more complete, all-in-one marketing automation solution to scale our online business.
Apostolis Lianos | TrustRadius Reviewer

Mailchimp

The automation features in Mailchimp vastly outrank any other mail service I've tried so far, and seeing as we often try and teach our clients how to utilize it, I also really appreciate their deep and constantly updated tutorials and documentation. Whenever I've had an issue or problem their support staff, whether over chat or phone have been really helpful and invested in helping solve the issue.
Maria Clara Daly | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

ContactPigeon

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Mailchimp

Mailchimp 9.3
Based on 4 answers
Mailchimp over the years I've used it has grown in leaps and bounds. They have added so many additional features than were previously available. They are truly an all-in-one marketing platform now.If you're a small operation and just want to add email to your marketing efforts, they're there for you. If you're a larger operation and want to start sending postcard advertisements, they can do that. If you'd good with that and want to kick up your marketing by going social, you can do that on their platform. They are truly able to be as small as you need, but also get quite large in whatever it is you'd like to do through their system.
Ben Caplan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

ContactPigeon

  • 25% growth in Email orders (YoY).
  • Higher open rates up to +46%.
Apostolis Lianos | TrustRadius Reviewer

Mailchimp

  • Its affordability keeps campaign expenditures low. For the first year of the campaign, we were able to utilize the free service which saved us about $400 on administrative costs. We have just recently upgraded to a payment plan.
  • The ease of using saved templates cuts down on staff time, and even if we decide to use a new template, customizing a template is pretty simple.
  • We have been able to raise $5,000+ from our email campaigns, and that was during the time when we weren't paying for the service.
Fredrick Doss, M.A. | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

ContactPigeon

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Mailchimp

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ContactPigeon
9.1
Mailchimp
8.4

Likelihood to Renew

ContactPigeon
Mailchimp
9.4

Usability

ContactPigeon
Mailchimp
8.5

Reliability and Availability

ContactPigeon
Mailchimp
10.0

Performance

ContactPigeon
Mailchimp
10.0

Support Rating

ContactPigeon
Mailchimp
10.0

Implementation Rating

ContactPigeon
Mailchimp
8.8

Scalability

ContactPigeon
Mailchimp
9.3

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