GetResponse vs. Kartra

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
GetResponse
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
GetResponse is an online marketing platform optimized for use by small businesses. It provides tools which support email marketing, autofunnel, landing pages, marketing automation, webinars, autoresponders, and enterprise marketing needs.
$19
per month
Kartra
Score 9.1 out of 10
N/A
Kartra is an all-in-one business platform to monetize knowledge and services online. The platform includes a suite of tools that help market and sell digital products–like pages, email marketing, membership sites, checkouts, and analytics.
$99
per month
Pricing
GetResponseKartra
Editions & Modules
FREE
$0
per month Up to 500 contacts
BASIC
$19
per month Up to 1,000 contacts
PLUS
$59
per month Up to 1,000 contacts
PROFESSIONAL
$119
per month Up to 1,000 contacts
MAX and MAX²
Custom (contact us)
per year
Starter
$99
per month
Growth
$189
per month
Professional
$429
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
GetResponseKartra
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional DetailsSave $240 a year on an annual Starter subscription. Save $480 a year on an annual Growth subscription. Save $1440 a year on an annual Professional subscription.
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Features
GetResponseKartra
Email & Online Marketing
Comparison of Email & Online Marketing features of Product A and Product B
GetResponse
8.9
22 Ratings
14% above category average
Kartra
9.0
1 Ratings
16% above category average
WYSIWYG email editor9.021 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Dynamic content8.016 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Ability to test dynamic content8.715 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Landing pages9.016 Ratings10.01 Ratings
A/B testing9.019 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile optimization9.022 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Email deliverability reporting10.022 Ratings9.01 Ratings
List management9.021 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Triggered drip sequences8.217 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Lead Management
Comparison of Lead Management features of Product A and Product B
GetResponse
9.0
1 Ratings
15% above category average
Kartra
8.5
1 Ratings
16% above category average
Lead nurturing automation9.01 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Lead scoring and grading9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Data quality management9.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Campaign Management
Comparison of Campaign Management features of Product A and Product B
GetResponse
9.0
1 Ratings
17% above category average
Kartra
8.0
1 Ratings
2% below category average
Event/webinar marketing9.01 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Calendaring00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Social Media Marketing
Comparison of Social Media Marketing features of Product A and Product B
GetResponse
9.0
1 Ratings
18% above category average
Kartra
7.0
1 Ratings
3% below category average
Social profile integration9.01 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
GetResponse
9.7
22 Ratings
26% above category average
Kartra
9.0
1 Ratings
22% above category average
Dashboards10.022 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Standard reports10.021 Ratings00 Ratings
Custom reports9.016 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform & Infrastructure
Comparison of Platform & Infrastructure features of Product A and Product B
GetResponse
8.3
1 Ratings
9% above category average
Kartra
10.0
1 Ratings
34% above category average
API10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Customizability9.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Third-party software integrations6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
GetResponseKartra
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(24 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
GetResponseKartra
Likelihood to Recommend
GetResponse
GetResponse is perfect for small to medium businesses. For a large business, it certainly could be used in some areas. One example would be for clients that are looking to get started with email marketing. I would not expect it to run a business as Salesforce or Keep. However, GetResponse is robust enough and has a solid suite of tools that would serve a medium or small business quite well. And of course, if a company is just looking for an email marketing solution GetResponse would be ideal. And to go even further, depending on the level of service you use, GetResponse has the potential to do things you might have been using separate tools for. Building funnels, the ability to host webinars, building landing pages. It's all there and it is priced very well.
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Genesis Digital
Kartra is a great platform for a service-based business that needs a moderate cost solution and one-stop shop for their business needs. Kartra has a marketplace of professionals that can train and or get your services set up in the system. The access to Kartra experts is valuable since the platform does have a bit of a learning curve and is not user-friendly when just starting out.
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Pros
GetResponse
  • Email creation—A simple interface and a variety of tools make it easy to create very attractive emails quickly.
  • List building—GetResponse is ideal for setting-up and using any number of segmented lists/
  • Forms and landing pages—These tools are also fairly strong, however, GetResponse (ironically) does not provide responsive forms for mobile, which I would think would be an urgent problem. They have so far not addressed it.
  • Customer support—Customer support via chat and email is strong. It's disappointing the company has pulled the plug on live phone-in support.
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Genesis Digital
  • Email Marketing
  • Sales Pages
  • CRM
  • Payment processor
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Cons
GetResponse
  • The email editor is kind of a nightmare. Elements don't move or behave how you'd expect, the font choices are limited and pretty lame, adding new elements is difficult or often impossible... the whole thing feels 5+ years outdated. Buggy, slow, and extremely limited in functionality.
  • The entire UI feels similarly outdated and slow--just seems like GetResponse hasn't kept up with the curve of the market in terms of performance or aesthetics.
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Genesis Digital
  • Training and onboarding
  • Customer Service
  • Initial set up
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Likelihood to Renew
GetResponse
As I mentioned before. I believe that the platform is easy to use. Simple and easy process from start to finish. Email efficient and get to the client quickly. Catch errors that would prevent getting to where i need it to go. Overall great experience and would renew without question
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Genesis Digital
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
GetResponse
Excellent general support. However, in case of an escalation, their turnaround time over email (follow through) can go higher
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Genesis Digital
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
GetResponse
Not the top of the heap and certainly far from the bottom. GR is arguably one of the best solutions for Home based or small shops. It is out of the box whereas some of the others are not as complete or more difficult to unpack. It lacks some features but over-delivers on others.
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Genesis Digital
I switched from Teachable to Karta. Teachable was at a lower price point but I found it harder to use and didn't provide all of the features the Kartra offers. I also experienced holding on to funds for a long period of time after a transaction has been completed. I'm happy that I switched.
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Return on Investment
GetResponse
  • Only negative. They cleaned our entire contact list.
  • We had to start over with Get Response. Now that they have forcefully freed us, we'll be redownloading our actual customer and prospect list from our CRM.
  • They will not refund us. We paid for a year and they gave us 5 months. So we are also out $5,000.
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Genesis Digital
  • Great return on investment because you are able to get rid of many of the other programs you may be using.
  • Access to Kartra experts to get you up to speed on how to use the platform is a great value added within the Kartra marketplace. You can also add your services to the marketplace.
  • The CRM within Karta is top-notch. Allowing you to segment and tag your clients based on your own criteria.
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