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Score 7.5 out of 100
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Score 7.9 out of 100

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.
LaMeshia Conley | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

ConvertKit
7.0
MessageGears
4.6
WYSIWYG email editor
ConvertKit
5.0
MessageGears
Dynamic content
ConvertKit
7.0
MessageGears
2.0
Ability to test dynamic content
ConvertKit
7.0
MessageGears
2.0
Landing pages
ConvertKit
7.0
MessageGears
A/B testing
ConvertKit
7.0
MessageGears
6.0
Mobile optimization
ConvertKit
6.5
MessageGears
8.0
Email deliverability reporting
ConvertKit
8.0
MessageGears
8.0
List management
ConvertKit
6.5
MessageGears
5.0
Triggered drip sequences
ConvertKit
9.0
MessageGears
1.0

Reporting & Analytics

ConvertKit
6.7
MessageGears
3.0
Dashboards
ConvertKit
5.5
MessageGears
3.0
Standard reports
ConvertKit
5.5
MessageGears
3.0
Custom reports
ConvertKit
9.0
MessageGears
3.0

Pre-Send Testing

ConvertKit
8.5
MessageGears
6.8
URL Validation
ConvertKit
9.0
MessageGears
Link Tracking
ConvertKit
9.0
MessageGears
8.0
Image Validation
ConvertKit
9.0
MessageGears
7.0
Inbox Display
ConvertKit
7.0
MessageGears
7.0
Email Accessibility Tools
ConvertKit
9.0
MessageGears
Spelling and Grammar Check
ConvertKit
9.0
MessageGears
6.0
Spam Testing
ConvertKit
9.0
MessageGears
6.0
Email Previews
ConvertKit
7.0
MessageGears
7.0

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MessageGears

  • Solid customer service
  • Inexpensive solution
  • Flexibility in setup
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
LaMeshia Conley | TrustRadius Reviewer

MessageGears

  • Due to our custom connection, we miss out on some features
  • Our organization codes in HTML versus drag and drop editor
  • Education on new enhancements
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

ConvertKit

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MessageGears

MessageGears 6.0
Based on 1 answer
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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

ConvertKit

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MessageGears

MessageGears 8.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

ConvertKit

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MessageGears

Bronto is a much better email service provider, though our choice to use MessageGears is based on our unique database situation, our partnership with them, and our deal structure. The automation and functionality within Bronto is superior, but it also comes with a hefty price tag; MessageGears provides the scale we need
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

ConvertKit

  • Incremental traffic generation from a reliable source.
  • High-converting leads from sales funnels.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MessageGears

  • Very High ROAS
  • Inexpensive CPMs
  • Always a top performing marketing channel
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

ConvertKit

General

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

ConvertKit Editions & Modules

Edition
Creator$29.001
Creator Pro$59.001
  1. Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

MessageGears

General

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

MessageGears Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ConvertKit
6.5
MessageGears
6.0

Usability

ConvertKit
MessageGears
6.0

Support Rating

ConvertKit
MessageGears
8.0

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