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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Score 5.6 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • ConvertKit ranks higher in 3 feature sets: Email & Online Marketing, Reporting & Analytics, Pre-Send Testing

Email & Online Marketing

6.9

ConvertKit

69%
4.8

MessageGears

48%
ConvertKit ranks higher in 8/9 features

WYSIWYG email editor

4.8
48%
2 Ratings
2.8
28%
2 Ratings

Dynamic content

6.9
69%
2 Ratings
5.4
54%
3 Ratings

Ability to test dynamic content

6.9
69%
2 Ratings
4.8
48%
3 Ratings

Landing pages

6.9
69%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

A/B testing

6.9
69%
2 Ratings
4.4
44%
3 Ratings

Mobile optimization

6.4
64%
2 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Email deliverability reporting

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
3.5
35%
3 Ratings

List management

6.4
64%
2 Ratings
4.7
47%
3 Ratings

Triggered drip sequences

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
4.7
47%
3 Ratings

Reporting & Analytics

6.6

ConvertKit

66%
1.5

MessageGears

15%
ConvertKit ranks higher in 3/3 features

Dashboards

5.4
54%
2 Ratings
1.6
16%
3 Ratings

Standard reports

5.4
54%
2 Ratings
1.6
16%
3 Ratings

Custom reports

9.0
90%
1 Rating
1.2
12%
3 Ratings

Pre-Send Testing

8.5

ConvertKit

85%
4.3

MessageGears

43%
ConvertKit ranks higher in 7/8 features

URL Validation

9.0
90%
1 Rating
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Link Tracking

9.0
90%
1 Rating
5.0
50%
3 Ratings

Image Validation

9.0
90%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Inbox Display

6.9
69%
2 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Email Accessibility Tools

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Spelling and Grammar Check

9.0
90%
1 Rating
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Spam Testing

9.0
90%
1 Rating
1.8
18%
2 Ratings

Email Previews

6.9
69%
2 Ratings
1.9
19%
2 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • ConvertKit is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

6.4

ConvertKit

64%
2 Ratings
4.3

MessageGears

43%
3 Ratings

Usability

ConvertKit

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0

MessageGears

60%
1 Rating

Support Rating

ConvertKit

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

MessageGears

80%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

ConvertKit

It is perfect for artists and content creators. It is perfect for service based providers who want to house their potential leads. Entry level entrepreneurs can also benefit. It is not an all in one type of platform, but it is useful for list building and setting up automation. If you have less than 1K subscribers, this is the route to go until you need to use automation. Then, just feel free to upgrade.
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MessageGears

MessageGears can be a solid, inexpensive email solution and you can be able to send millions of emails per year. In 2020, we delivered over 235 million emails at a fraction of what that would cost with any other email service provider. We worked with MessageGears on a custom solution with our database.
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Pros

ConvertKit

  • Emails landing in subscribers inbox.
  • Free mailing address that customers can use.
  • Robust tagging system for managing funnels and targeting users with optimized emails.
  • Broad integrations available for other platforms and optin form plugins.
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MessageGears

  • The MessageGears Support team is very helpful.
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Cons

ConvertKit

  • When I first started using ConvertKit, I found it hard to create a landing page. I am pretty technical but when I had to customize my page using HTML, I got lost. I thought I could get up and running within an hour (build the page, create the list, and set up automation), but I soon realized I had to upgrade to use automation and setting up took me more than 3 hours. The learning curve had me stuck. I got frustrated and reached out to support.
  • ConvertKit is not for a non-tech person. There are not enough templates to get up and running within an hour.
  • ConvertKit is simply email marketing and landing pages for list building. It could offer a little more.
  • The analytics can be a bit more in depth.
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MessageGears

  • Multivariate testing
  • WYSIWYG email builder
  • SQL audience error report
  • Native reporting
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Pricing Details

ConvertKit

Starting Price

$29 per month

Editions & Modules

ConvertKit editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Creator$29.001
Creator Pro$59.002

Footnotes

  1. per month
  2. per month

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

MessageGears

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

MessageGears editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Usability

    ConvertKit

    No answers on this topic

    MessageGears

    Our situation is unique so I believe we are working on a semi-outdated UI which needs a tune up / version upgrade. Similarly, our custom connection means that we do not have access to the full feature set so I've never experienced MessageGears' best functionality
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    Support Rating

    ConvertKit

    No answers on this topic

    MessageGears

    MessageGears support is always quick to respond when we have an issue, which is rare. Gail has been our main rep and she has been great. We don't have many issues so luckily, we don't need to lean on their customer support team much. That said, it would be beneficial to hear from upper management more.
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    Alternatives Considered

    ConvertKit

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    MessageGears

    MessageGears doesn't come close to Salesforce Marketing Cloud. We chose MessageGears based on how data was accessed. We never really got a good preview of how the system works or what was available, so we didn't know everything that it was lacking until we started using it.
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    Return on Investment

    ConvertKit

    • Incremental traffic generation from a reliable source.
    • High-converting leads from sales funnels.
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    MessageGears

    • Sending more email!
    • Onboarding handoff was a little rough
    • Great control on who we are sending to
    • Dynamic content is very easy!
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