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Score 8.6 out of 100
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Score 8.9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

dotMailer

Well suited for a company with a larger marketing budget as this is a costly program compared to the other ESPs. If your use case is not eCommerce, you would probably be better off with a standard ESP like Drip.
Tim Berman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Klaviyo

Klaviyo is great for eCommerce sites, and ideal for Shopify. Klaviyo does integrate with other platforms - like BigCommerce. It's best utilized for businesses who already have their mission, vision, customer base, a well-designed site, are paying for traffic (via FB/Google, or some other source), and are willing to implement best practice designs to their emails and flows. For these stores, they might see 30-50% revenue increase. It's a bit expensive for beginners, but it can be used by beginners - because it's so easy to use. You'll see greater efficiency and effectiveness if you understand where email fits in your business. It's not a great CRM for other industries, like coaching. It can work - but not recommended.
page V | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

dotMailer
9.0
Klaviyo
8.5
WYSIWYG email editor
dotMailer
9.0
Klaviyo
8.5
Dynamic content
dotMailer
9.0
Klaviyo
8.2
Ability to test dynamic content
dotMailer
9.0
Klaviyo
8.5
Mobile optimization
dotMailer
9.0
Klaviyo
9.1
Email deliverability reporting
dotMailer
9.0
Klaviyo
8.5
List management
dotMailer
9.0
Klaviyo
8.1
Triggered drip sequences
dotMailer
9.0
Klaviyo
8.6
Landing pages
dotMailer
Klaviyo
8.0
A/B testing
dotMailer
Klaviyo
9.0

Lead Management

dotMailer
Klaviyo
6.4
Lead nurturing
dotMailer
Klaviyo
6.4

Reporting & Analytics

dotMailer
Klaviyo
8.7
Dashboards
dotMailer
Klaviyo
8.4
Standard reports
dotMailer
Klaviyo
8.3
Custom reports
dotMailer
Klaviyo
9.4

Platform & Infrastructure

dotMailer
Klaviyo
8.2
API
dotMailer
Klaviyo
8.2

Pros

dotMailer

  • Easy Editor - no HTML required. It's very easy to drag and drop your elements, customizing the campaign according to your needs.
  • Reports- the reports are robust, showing you your open rates, browsers used, who clicked what, etc. It is easy to section out this information and deliver it to the appropriate stakeholders.
  • Templates - building your own template library makes creating and sending campaigns and quick and easy experience. In a global company like ours, it also enables consistency across the brand locations throughout the world.
Amanda Kocefas | TrustRadius Reviewer

Klaviyo

  • Easy UX: The entire platform is very visual. It's easy to navigate, understand, and use. It's really well designed, and it helps business owners understand the set up / steps in the email marketing automation.
  • Visual flow-building: This allows us to automate pieces of our client's business. For example, create a map of a series of emails that automatically follow-up with people who abandon carts in our client's store, indicating how many emails, when they go out, who sees them, and split test emails against one another in this format.
  • Individual email building: Klaviyo makes it easy for us to design client emails with an easy builder or with HTML code. Klaviyo allows you to set up saved blocks to make your building experience more efficient as well.
  • Measurement: Klaviyo makes it easy for users to see campaigns and which ones create greater click-through, open rate, conversion $ and more. You can also watch where people open the emails around the world with a map, or see which users opened particular emails.
  • Individual user tracking: It's so helpful to see customer journeys throughout the entire process. You can see individual profiles and how often they visited a site, opened an email, made a purchase, how much that purchase was worth, etc.
  • Integrations - pretty easy to use with multiple commerce sites, but ideal for Shopify. Easily integrates with other software.
  • Automation - There are built-in templates and flows created inside of the platform. Even a novice could implement something basic and see results in their business. (better if they are customized)
page V | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

dotMailer

  • Integration is overly complex.
  • Cannot progressively profile from anything other than an email address.
  • Too expensive.
Tim Berman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Klaviyo

  • This is our first holiday season using Klaviyo. It seems like their system does get overwhelmed at times with pages that don't load or even images in emails that have been sent not loading.
  • Klaviyo does allow you to insert custom HTML however we have not found it useful. The code we enter in the custom HTML box sometimes doesn't render correctly in the final send.
  • One HUGE thing about Klaviyo is the fact that is clips your message when viewed in gmail if it has too many links. Klaviyo adds a TON of extra tracking info to the ends of links inserted into emails so it causes the file size to go up. Once the file size limit is met, gmail starts clipping the bottom of your messages causing consumers to miss much of your message unless they click the link at the bottom of their email to view more. This is a major flaw in my opinion.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

dotMailer

dotMailer 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Since this is used on a global scale and it is preferable to all of our brands, I cannot see us switching to a different provider. We have built years worth of contacts and templates within our current system, which saves our marketing team a lot of time when putting together future campaigns. All of them are mobile optimized which makes it even easier to work with
Amanda Kocefas | TrustRadius Reviewer

Klaviyo

Klaviyo 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Klaviyo is simply a great solution for e-com email marketing & customer relationship management:
  1. User journey visibility: We can see our clients' customers on their individual user journeys (open email, site visits) to better understand and accommodate your customers.
  2. Flow automation: Creating automated emails that follow up with new leads, those who abandoned carts, purchased.
  3. Email design: So easy to use, and more friendly than some other visual builders that we've used.
  4. Metrics visibility: We can see our clients' metrics very easily and adjust efforts accordingly.
page V | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

dotMailer

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Klaviyo

Klaviyo 4.0
Based on 1 answer
It's a decent platform with a user friendly interface, however it massively misses trust due to unsecured systems and support from customer service; support is a massive problem if you run a company and have a problem with the service that you can't fix. On the other side of the line, in our experience, there is no support or understanding which we haven't encountered with any other company we have done business online in the last decade.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

dotMailer

DotMailer is built for eCommerce. Drip, ActiveCampaign, and Infusionsoft are not eCommerce platforms out of the box, though they can be tailored to that use case. DotMailer is especially geared toward retail businesses.
Tim Berman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Klaviyo

Klaviyo is the perfect mid-market option. It has more features, especially around automation than Mailchimp and AWeber (plus a Shopify and Shopify Plus integration), and holds its own upstream against larger enterprise options like Emarsys, Listrak, and others at that level. I can't think of a better option for eCommerce brands doing between $1MM-$50MM in online revenue.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

dotMailer

  • Better customer service
  • Increased brand awareness
  • Increased brand engagement
  • Streamlined processes
  • Regular communication with customers
  • Increased audience/reach
Amanda Kocefas | TrustRadius Reviewer

Klaviyo

  • Klaviyo fills the role of the email marketing platform, which brings in revenue easily on it's own, but with the level of automation and customization, the ROI very high.
  • Because of the segmentation available in Klaviyo, we typically target our most profitable customers and often bring in $10k+ per email send for a medium sized company.
Lee L Kennedy | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

dotMailer

General

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

Klaviyo

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

dotMailer
9.0
Klaviyo
8.3

Likelihood to Renew

dotMailer
10.0
Klaviyo
9.0

Usability

dotMailer
Klaviyo
4.0

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