- Customer.io is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
Likelihood to Recommend
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.
I think Leanplum is great for any company that needs to use push notification to drive revenue or KPI growth. I often find that it can be very costly to integrate analytics solutions & also build good reporting from the data. Leanplum provides a lot of great analytics & reporting right out of the box, especially around push events. This makes it much easier for the managing marketing user to optimize campaigns and increase their team & company's KPIs.
- 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.
- Viewing the history of a campaign. Leanplum shows exactly what a customer has been sent on which dates/times and due to which actions.
- AB Testing - allows us to see which messages are appreciated/opened more by which customers
- Team collaboration - we can see easily how recently a campaign or message was updated
- 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.
- Ability to create User Stories with a predefined funnel of actions that will chain themselves
- Ability to tag users once they enter or leave specific segments
- Should show in a simple page the main KPIS that matter for all our games at once
- More granularity in granting access to subsets (not sharing everything per account)
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
$150 per month
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Entry-level set up fee?
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.
Return on Investment
- 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.
- It helps us build the right features for our users with the help of A/B experimentation
- Re-engagement notifications help us keep company data metrics