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Score 7.5 out of 100
25 Ratings
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Score 9.1 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

Really Simple Systems

[It's well suited for] connecting opportunities to multiple accounts/contacts. For example, I have opportunities that are related to customers and "influencers" alike. There is a cross-pollination that should easily occur. There are multiple parties to an opportunity that must be related.Also, easy porting of contact and phone information to tasks.
Carlos Lemos | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

ConvertKit
7.0
Really Simple Systems
WYSIWYG email editor
ConvertKit
5.0
Really Simple Systems
Dynamic content
ConvertKit
7.0
Really Simple Systems
Ability to test dynamic content
ConvertKit
7.0
Really Simple Systems
Landing pages
ConvertKit
7.0
Really Simple Systems
A/B testing
ConvertKit
7.0
Really Simple Systems
Mobile optimization
ConvertKit
6.5
Really Simple Systems
Email deliverability reporting
ConvertKit
8.0
Really Simple Systems
List management
ConvertKit
6.5
Really Simple Systems
Triggered drip sequences
ConvertKit
9.0
Really Simple Systems

Reporting & Analytics

ConvertKit
6.7
Really Simple Systems
Dashboards
ConvertKit
5.5
Really Simple Systems
Standard reports
ConvertKit
5.5
Really Simple Systems
Custom reports
ConvertKit
9.0
Really Simple Systems

Pre-Send Testing

ConvertKit
8.5
Really Simple Systems
URL Validation
ConvertKit
9.0
Really Simple Systems
Link Tracking
ConvertKit
9.0
Really Simple Systems
Image Validation
ConvertKit
9.0
Really Simple Systems
Inbox Display
ConvertKit
7.0
Really Simple Systems
Email Accessibility Tools
ConvertKit
9.0
Really Simple Systems
Spelling and Grammar Check
ConvertKit
9.0
Really Simple Systems
Spam Testing
ConvertKit
9.0
Really Simple Systems
Email Previews
ConvertKit
7.0
Really Simple Systems

Sales Force Automation

ConvertKit
Really Simple Systems
8.2
Customer data management / contact management
ConvertKit
Really Simple Systems
8.2
Workflow management
ConvertKit
Really Simple Systems
8.2
Opportunity management
ConvertKit
Really Simple Systems
8.2
Integration with email client (e.g., Outlook or Gmail)
ConvertKit
Really Simple Systems
8.2
Interaction tracking
ConvertKit
Really Simple Systems
8.2

Customer Service & Support

ConvertKit
Really Simple Systems
8.4
Case management
ConvertKit
Really Simple Systems
8.3
Help desk management
ConvertKit
Really Simple Systems
8.5

Marketing Automation

ConvertKit
Really Simple Systems
8.2
Lead management
ConvertKit
Really Simple Systems
8.2
Email marketing
ConvertKit
Really Simple Systems
8.2

CRM Project Management

ConvertKit
Really Simple Systems
7.6
Task management
ConvertKit
Really Simple Systems
8.1
Reporting
ConvertKit
Really Simple Systems
7.1

CRM Reporting & Analytics

ConvertKit
Really Simple Systems
8.2
Forecasting
ConvertKit
Really Simple Systems
8.2
Pipeline visualization
ConvertKit
Really Simple Systems
8.2
Customizable reports
ConvertKit
Really Simple Systems
8.2

Customization

ConvertKit
Really Simple Systems
7.0
Custom fields
ConvertKit
Really Simple Systems
7.3
Custom objects
ConvertKit
Really Simple Systems
7.3
API for custom integration
ConvertKit
Really Simple Systems
6.4

Platform

ConvertKit
Really Simple Systems
8.2
Mobile access
ConvertKit
Really Simple Systems
8.2

Security

ConvertKit
Really Simple Systems
8.2
Role-based user permissions
ConvertKit
Really Simple Systems
8.2

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

Really Simple Systems

  • Can send out marketing emailers within 5 minutes of an industry-specific update from any device
  • Sales dashboard [can be] built how I want it using the Really Simple Systems widgets
  • Activity integration from email accounts included
  • Manage my sales pipeline opportunities effectively
Neil Gilmartin | 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

Really Simple Systems

  • Wish I could sort by tags a bit easier. I manage this by using their Reports feature. But I would like to assign the same task to a list of prospects with the same tag, and the only way I can do that is to either add the task one-by-one or export a report with all the accounts with that tag, add the task in excel, and then import it. Not ideal.
Alison Meredith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

ConvertKit

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Really Simple Systems

Really Simple Systems 8.2
Based on 1 answer
It's simple, effective, and quick to build and implement with a UK-based web platform that is GDPR compliant and supports all the devices and browsers I use. Also, you can get support from on-line [or] directly from the technical team. [I] have spoken to a number of their KEY support people when I [had] a problem doing something I didn't understand.
Neil Gilmartin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

ConvertKit

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Really Simple Systems

Really Simple Systems 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Support [is] available on-line and via email. [I] have spoken in person to KEY people in the support team when needed over the last 3 years. Although this has got much less [needed] after the first 12 months of using Really Simple Systems.
Neil Gilmartin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

ConvertKit

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Really Simple Systems

While Really Simple Systems doesn't have an APP Exchange like Sales Force does, most small businesses will find Really Simple Systems easy to use, affordable, and most of all their customer service is EXCELLENT! When you wear multiple hats like I do, Really Simple Systems stacks up against Sales Force any day of the week.
Niki Dealey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

ConvertKit

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

Really Simple Systems

  • A very positive effect on our understanding of our customers and what kind of events are working well at the venue and which aren't. This will allow us to work more smartly when responsive to enquiries, improving our overall productivity.
  • Very positive impact on our current review of marketing and sales strategy.
Freya Vaughan  | TrustRadius Reviewer

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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

Really Simple Systems

General

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

Really Simple Systems Editions & Modules

Edition
Starter$151
Professional$332
Enterprise$503
Free CRM$04
  1. per User, 1000 Company Records, Unlimited Contacts, 1 GB Document Storage, MailSync, Custom Settings, Custom Reports, API Integration, Online ‘self-service’ Support Hub, Email and Online Chat Support, Optional Marketing Module
  2. per User, 5000 Company Records, Unlimited Contacts, 5 GB Document Storage, MailSync, Custom Settings, Custom Reports, API Integration, Advanced User Permission Levels, Online ‘self-service’ Support Hub, Free Email, Chat and Phone Support, Priority Technical Support, Optional Marketing and Service Desk Modules
  3. per User, Unlimited Company Records, Unlimited Contacts, Unlimited Document Storage, MailSync, Advanced Reporting, Custom Settings, Advanced User Permission Levels, API Integration, Online ‘self-service’ Support Hub, Free Email, Chat and Phone Support , Top Priority Technical Support, Dedicated Account Manager, Free Online Team Training , Optional Marketing and Service Desk Modules
  4. 2 Users and 100 Company Records
Additional Pricing Details
All plans include free customer support and setup help.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ConvertKit
6.5
Really Simple Systems
9.1

Usability

ConvertKit
Really Simple Systems
8.2

Support Rating

ConvertKit
Really Simple Systems
9.1

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