ContactPigeon vs. Salesforce Marketing Cloud

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ContactPigeon
Score 9.9 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
ContactPigeon is a marketing automation solution for eCommerce. It combines email marketing, dynamic pop-ups, segmentation, automation flows and real-time analytics for marketers to maximize results when it comes to visitor remarketing. It enables eCommerce and B2C businesses to better engage, retain and grow customers with insights into visitor behaviors and automation flows. Get started with templates & recipes Users have pre-built eCommerce automation recipes to nurture, win…
$198
per month/billed annually
Salesforce Marketing Cloud
Score 7.7 out of 10
N/A
Marketing Cloud is an AI-powered, cloud-based digital marketing platform within the Salesforce Customer 360 ecosystem. Marketers can segment their audience, deliver personalized messages, track campaign performance, engage leads and accounts, and optimize strategies based on real-time insights.
$1,250
per month per installation
Pricing
ContactPigeonSalesforce Marketing Cloud
Editions & Modules
Standard
$198.00
per month/billed annually
Pro
$385.00
per month/billed annually
Enterprise
$980.00
per month/billed annually
Account Engagement
$1,250
per month
Engagement
$1,250
per month
Intelligence
$3,000
per month
Loyalty Management
$20,000
per month
Personalization
$100,000
per year
Data Cloud for Marketing
$108,000
per year
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ContactPigeonSalesforce Marketing Cloud
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
ContactPigeonSalesforce Marketing Cloud
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
ContactPigeonSalesforce Marketing Cloud
Email & Online Marketing
Comparison of Email & Online Marketing features of Product A and Product B
ContactPigeon
-
Ratings
Salesforce Marketing Cloud
7.9
159 Ratings
2% above category average
WYSIWYG email editor00 Ratings8.0111 Ratings
Dynamic content00 Ratings8.0141 Ratings
Ability to test dynamic content00 Ratings7.8101 Ratings
Landing pages00 Ratings7.6109 Ratings
A/B testing00 Ratings8.4140 Ratings
Mobile optimization00 Ratings7.599 Ratings
Email deliverability reporting00 Ratings8.3120 Ratings
List management00 Ratings7.6117 Ratings
Triggered drip sequences00 Ratings8.285 Ratings
Lead Management
Comparison of Lead Management features of Product A and Product B
ContactPigeon
-
Ratings
Salesforce Marketing Cloud
7.7
113 Ratings
0% below category average
Lead nurturing automation00 Ratings7.8101 Ratings
Lead scoring and grading00 Ratings7.4101 Ratings
Data quality management00 Ratings7.7105 Ratings
Automated sales alerts and tasks00 Ratings7.893 Ratings
Campaign Management
Comparison of Campaign Management features of Product A and Product B
ContactPigeon
-
Ratings
Salesforce Marketing Cloud
7.9
104 Ratings
4% above category average
Calendaring00 Ratings7.994 Ratings
Event/webinar marketing00 Ratings7.988 Ratings
Social Media Marketing
Comparison of Social Media Marketing features of Product A and Product B
ContactPigeon
-
Ratings
Salesforce Marketing Cloud
6.9
81 Ratings
9% below category average
Social sharing and campaigns00 Ratings7.477 Ratings
Social profile integration00 Ratings6.432 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
ContactPigeon
-
Ratings
Salesforce Marketing Cloud
7.7
113 Ratings
3% above category average
Dashboards00 Ratings7.7108 Ratings
Standard reports00 Ratings7.9112 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings7.589 Ratings
Platform & Infrastructure
Comparison of Platform & Infrastructure features of Product A and Product B
ContactPigeon
-
Ratings
Salesforce Marketing Cloud
7.6
113 Ratings
0% above category average
API00 Ratings7.682 Ratings
Role-based workflow & approvals00 Ratings8.279 Ratings
Customizability00 Ratings7.2100 Ratings
Integration with Salesforce.com00 Ratings8.6102 Ratings
Integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM00 Ratings7.89 Ratings
Integration with SugarCRM00 Ratings6.77 Ratings
Third-party software integrations00 Ratings7.315 Ratings
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User Ratings
ContactPigeonSalesforce Marketing Cloud
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(4 ratings)
7.9
(317 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(1 ratings)
9.1
(113 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
6.0
(35 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(11 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.6
(9 ratings)
Support Rating
9.1
(1 ratings)
5.8
(36 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
5.0
(4 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.1
(7 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
3.0
(17 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(2 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
7.9
(25 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
ContactPigeonSalesforce Marketing Cloud
Likelihood to Recommend
ContactPigeon
Our automations are built differently and using real-time API calls we pass on all the information needed. The cart abandonment and browse abandonment email campaigns are designed based on different travel bundles according to our visitors’ historical data. Likewise, our customer success manager helped up set up on-site count-down pop-ups that highlight the expiration date of specific offers.
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Salesforce
Salesforce Marketing Cloud does an excellent job at collecting and storing leads. Once the leads are qualified by workflows and automations established against your qualifiers, you can begin to segment, target, send communication, and track the efficacy of your campaigns. Being that Salesforce Marketing Cloud is an extension of Salesforce CRM, there is little work that needs to be done to ensure that your SQL are migrated to your CRM once they are ready to do so. The seamlessness between the two systems is paramount to the success of our organization.
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Pros
ContactPigeon
  • Push, Popup & Email Automation
  • Support Team
  • User Segmentation
  • Product Recommendation AI
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Salesforce
  • Filter relevant content so you can priorize those that are more relevant and resolve it first
  • Measure the traffic in the different social networks, as well as the response rate, average response time and other relevant metrics
  • Configure automation rules to order the work of those who must interact with the customer
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Cons
ContactPigeon
  • The UI is too complex sometimes (hopefully their support is always there for us!)
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Salesforce
  • The email builder does not offer any way to catch/check bugs across different email service providers
  • Creating SQL is not as easy as drag-and-drop; a lot of technical knowledge is required
  • Salesforce Marketing Cloud is sold as a marketing tool, but to be honest, you need a LOT of technical IT support to run the tool
  • Einstein metrics are across the board; if you have multiple audiences in one instance of Salesforce Marketing Cloud you can't segment the data.
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Likelihood to Renew
ContactPigeon
I am absolutely happy with their services. For any problem or idea that arises, the support team is there to provide solutions, advise, and even write code for the website.
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Salesforce
As of right now we have not seen any other program that integrates as seamlessly into our Salesforce platform. We have barely scratched the surface of all the features and use cases. It would be irresponsible to make a move to another platform in the near future. We have not come up against any limitations that would prompt a need to switch
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Usability
ContactPigeon
No answers on this topic
Salesforce
You won't find another solution that has as many features as Salesforce Marketing Cloud Interaction Studio. We all know Salesforce, we all know how big they are and it's not for nothing... Their tools do most of the things you want, need and even imagine. Using it is complicated, but the usability is infinite.
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Reliability and Availability
ContactPigeon
No answers on this topic
Salesforce
Upgrades and timing of the upgrades were communicated well and planned during off hours for our work. If we did have a campaign scheduled during that time, it would kick-off after the system was back active. There were a few unplanned system down times, but it was a rare occurrence and those times were also short in duration.
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Performance
ContactPigeon
No answers on this topic
Salesforce
Though the make up of MA apps is not built this way today, it would be nice to see them become more real-time. The integration between Salesforce and Pardot is not a true real-time integration. If I modify something in Salesforce, those changes are not automatically reflected in Pardot immediately. There is a delay of about 15 minutes before the systems sync. This delay, although not long, is less than ideal We would love the systems to be integrated real time such that changes are propagated from one system to the other immediately.
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Support Rating
ContactPigeon
It is honestly the best support team I've ever seen, always ready and willing to help.
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Salesforce
They're fast and knowledgeable. You will always know what's the status of your request and they usually follow up with phone calls to ask you questions or provide updates. Sometimes it takes them a couple of days to investigate, especially if you have custom "situations" like my company usually does but at least they are very good at managing time expectations.
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In-Person Training
ContactPigeon
No answers on this topic
Salesforce
The trainers at the Pardot user conference (Elevate and Connections) were very knowledgeable and presented the material well. Again, the content was targeted to more of a new user audience, and was not really relevant for folks who had been using the product for 2+ years.
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Online Training
ContactPigeon
No answers on this topic
Salesforce
Pardot's online training touches on all topics briefly and vaguely without much indepth exploration into how a final outcome could look, such as Nurturing Campaigns, Email templates, landing page templates, etc... The only true way to uncover Pardot's full capabilities is to have Front End design and coding experience. Without this key skill set, I would not recommend Pardot to another business.
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Implementation Rating
ContactPigeon
No answers on this topic
Salesforce
From an IT perspective, once you set up the Javascript beacon and start collecting data there is a waiting game. During this time you can start labeling your site actions which can be labor intensive for a single person, but you don't really have the final end-users on the platform yet. We did a lot of training so users were experienced, but it wasn't until they had their first tasks to accomplish that they started using the system and had questions. I'd recommend setting up some immediate goals for an end-user to start segmenting for the purpose of displaying message campaigns so you can jump start end-user action.
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Alternatives Considered
ContactPigeon
[I] haven't used other [products].
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Salesforce
Salesforce Marketing Cloud stands out for its comprehensive features, scalability, and seamless integration capabilities. Compared to other platforms, its unified suite of tools for email, social media, mobile, and advertising enables streamlined cross-channel campaign management and personalized marketing at scale. We chose Marketing Cloud for its industry leadership, robust ecosystem, and tight integration with Salesforce CRM, allowing us to deliver exceptional marketing solutions and drive measurable results for our clients efficiently.
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Scalability
ContactPigeon
No answers on this topic
Salesforce
Salesforce Marketing Cloud helps create profiles for each subscriber. The Contact Builder feature stores information about every subscriber, including whether they're an active customer, their purchase history from the last year, and their email engagement metrics. It also identifies the likelihood of a subscriber churning, aiding in creating personalized campaigns to boost company revenue.
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Return on Investment
ContactPigeon
  • 25% growth in Email orders (YoY).
  • Higher open rates up to +46%.
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Salesforce
  • Salesforce Marketing Cloud allows us to more efficiently reach out to a higher number of prospects.
  • Salesforce Marketing Cloud allows us to nimbly communicate important messages in a timely fashion to facilitate conversion.
  • Salesforce Marketing Cloud allows us to track who is opening our messages so that we can stop sending to those not interested and focus on the most engaged audiences.
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ScreenShots

ContactPigeon Screenshots

Screenshot of Predefined ecommerce scenarios to get started fast.Screenshot of Dynamic popups designs and triggers to engage your site visitors.Screenshot of One glance view of the metrics that matter.

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Screenshots

Screenshot of Pardot Analytics - Pardot's reporting and analytics can be used to perform true revenue impact analysis and closed-loop reporting.Screenshot of Pardot Email Analytics - The reach and impact of  email marketing efforts are displayed in real-time with advanced reporting and analytics by device, and email client.Screenshot of Pardot Forms and Landing Pages - Pardot's form and landing page builders are used to turn online traffic to leads with targeted offers and content marketing.Screenshot of Pardot Email Marketing - Lead nurturing flows are defined via an interface that enables definition of the simplest or most complex segmented and targeted campaigns.