Customer.io vs. HelpCrunch

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Customer.io
Score 8.5 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
Customer.io is a customer engagement platform that enables marketers to build sophisticated automated messaging campaigns. With access to real-time behavioral data, users can create personalized and relevant messages to engage and retain customers. This includes sending emails, push notifications, SMS, in-app messages, and more through a visual building experience. Built for scale, Customer.io boasts users among over 5,300 companies, sending over 17 billion messages per year.
$100
per month
HelpCrunch
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
All-in-one software for better customer communication HelpCrunch toolset includes: Live chat Email marketing automation Simple Helpdesk It's a perfect solution for customer support, sales & marketing teams at SaaS, E-commerce, and any other online businesses. Acquire, convert more leads, and support your customers better.
$12
per month
Pricing
Customer.ioHelpCrunch
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Basic - Live chat
$12.00
per month
Premium - Live chat
$21.00
per month
Basic - Live chat+Emails
$25.00
per month
Premium - Live chat+Emails
$43.00
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Customer.ioHelpCrunch
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional DetailsEssentials: For startups and small teams engaging customers on their mobile and web apps. - Up to 5,000 profiles*, Send Emails, Push, In-App, and SMS, Visual Workflow Builder, Segmentation, Two Workspaces, Email Support, Customer Community Premium: For high-growth companies looking for greater control over their messaging outcomes. - Everything in Essentials, Custom Data + Message Volume, Premium Product Features, Additional Workspaces, 90-day Onboarding Program, Premium Email & Chat Support, Managed Deliverability, Dedicated IPs, Parcel Pro Licenses, HIPAA Compliance Enterprise: For at-scale companies looking to create world-class customer experiences. - Everything in Premium, Managed Infrastructure*, Customer Success Manager, Quarterly Success Reviews, Technical Account Manager*, Audit Logging & Data Governance*, Parcel Business Licenses, Migration Support*, *Available by consultation.Unlike most competitors, HelpCrunch's pricing is agent-based (not contacts-based) which gives you a full transparency of your chosen pricing plan and straightforward billing. Free 14-day trial is available to take the solution for a test drive. We're pretty flexible in terms of pricing. If you need a custom pricing plan - just message us via our website chat and we'll come up with a suitable pricing for your needs.
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User Ratings
Customer.ioHelpCrunch
Likelihood to Recommend
9.8
(8 ratings)
8.0
(4 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Customer.ioHelpCrunch
Likelihood to Recommend
Customer.io
This tool is well-suited for companies looking to run email marketing campaigns or send out newsletters regularly to their users/customers. The workflow setup is especially useful for companies who want to send specific emails based on user behavior - i.e. they've not logged in recently, have bought a specific product, haven't opened any emails, etc. This could also be useful for freelancers like me since you can create different workspaces within Customer.io. I have configured it this way to handle email marketing for a few of my clients, and the software keeps everything organized and separate. This might not be the best tool for small businesses, considering the price. It may be better to start out with a cheaper email marketing tool, and then if/when necessary, scale-up with a tool like Customer.io.
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HelpCrunch
Pros: - It is very easy to deploy out of the box. - Has good integration with most large scale platform and Operating Systems. Cons: - Because it is SaaS based, the used cases are very specific.
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Pros
Customer.io
  • Managing users, attributes and events. You are easily able to modify any user, based on their ID, and add or remove attributes, assign events to them. That makes it very easy to segment later and to assign them to several campaigns based on behavior. Just a warning: this integration isn't so easy (at least it wasn't for us).
  • Creating workflows of campaigns is very easy. You can quickly create behavioral campaigns based on attributes, segments and add elements to the workflow. You can send an email, then wait, then send another, then exit the campaign if they converted, etc. The workflow is easy to configure and very powerful for automation.
  • We don't use many email templates (we make them in MJML) but it's very easy to add senders, to change templates and in general to test designs.
  • Deliverability works very well, at least for us. It sends emails pretty fast and without issues.
  • Exporting is very quick and easy. Importing wasn't a feature until recently, but it works well too.
  • Seeing activity it's also useful. In general, logs are awesome (be it of a customer, of activity on the site, email sends, etc.).
  • We don't use environments, but it might be very useful for a bigger company.
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HelpCrunch
  • Fastest time to market - set up the application fast and easy.
  • The tags, filters, automated messaging and pop-ups are the best way to keep the potential customers engaged and achieve higher productivity.
  • Coolest dashboard where I can find all tabs, data, analytics, and insights to make better decisions and provide ultimate customer experience.
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Cons
Customer.io
  • Push notifications are very rudimentary. Everything has to be done by hand unless you're sending an extremely simple message.
  • A bit too email centric.
  • Lacks an ability to schedule messages on a daily, weekly, etc. basis.
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HelpCrunch
  • Not found any so far
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Support Rating
Customer.io
No answers on this topic
HelpCrunch
Always available, very knowledgeable, faster resolution.
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Alternatives Considered
Customer.io
Customer.io was really the first pure, full-featured drip email program on the market and as far as I know, it's still the simplest and best overall for that specific function. SendGrid has also added drip campaign features, but I would seriously evaluate Customer.io against any other drip email provider because they really have all the key elements you need to make it work.
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HelpCrunch
HelpCrunch is more affordable than other alternatives on the market and offers better customer support.
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Return on Investment
Customer.io
  • Fast testing for new products to specific groups. It saves a lot of time and money.
  • Removed workload from marketing = more time to make it better.
  • Better contact with specific groups, seeing a increase in sales because of this.
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HelpCrunch
  • Great price point.
  • Effective self service platform.
  • Good alerting solution.
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ScreenShots

Customer.io Screenshots

Screenshot of data-driven or manual segments that can be created in the no-code builder for recipient lists, campaign triggers, filters, and conversion goals.Screenshot of the code editor for email, that helps navigate code and iterate.Screenshot of account performance, visible at a glance from the Dashboard view.Screenshot of drag and drop messages, time delays, and branches where desired, to build cross-channel campaigns.Screenshot of triggered campaigns based on forms submissions, customer attributes, customer actions, and dates.Screenshot of localization for global audiences. One message can be delivered in multiple languages.

HelpCrunch Screenshots

Screenshot of HelpCrunch - Main chat dashboardScreenshot of HelpCrunch - auto messagesScreenshot of HelpCrunch - setting up trigger rules for new auto message