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Score 8.7 out of 100

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Score 8.3 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Hotjar

Hotjar is well suite for organizations that want to get a good glimpse into user behavior on their websites. The tool is easily installed through Google Tag Manager, and then users simply select which pages or paths they want the tool to analyze. After a few days, users can start seeing patterns develop, helping them understand what areas of the user journey flow they need to test out and improve. Hotjar is primarily for web-based experiences, not for mobile applications and other non-web digital applications.
Zach Ettelman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Mailchimp

Mailchimp is a great tool. It has lots of features I don't use for my internal communication. If you are running a small business you can leverage the automation tools to help recover abandoned carts or send special offers to your customers on their anniversary or birthday. You can create landing pages to collect customer contacts and surveys to engage with customers.
Holli Drewry | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

Hotjar
Mailchimp
8.2
WYSIWYG email editor
Hotjar
Mailchimp
8.5
Dynamic content
Hotjar
Mailchimp
8.0
Ability to test dynamic content
Hotjar
Mailchimp
8.0
Landing pages
Hotjar
Mailchimp
7.9
A/B testing
Hotjar
Mailchimp
8.1
Mobile optimization
Hotjar
Mailchimp
8.5
Email deliverability reporting
Hotjar
Mailchimp
8.7
List management
Hotjar
Mailchimp
8.3
Triggered drip sequences
Hotjar
Mailchimp
8.0

Lead Management

Hotjar
Mailchimp
9.1
Lead nurturing
Hotjar
Mailchimp
6.5
Lead scoring and grading
Hotjar
Mailchimp
10.0
Data quality management
Hotjar
Mailchimp
10.0
Automated sales alerts and tasks
Hotjar
Mailchimp
10.0

Campaign Management

Hotjar
Mailchimp
10.0
Calendaring
Hotjar
Mailchimp
10.0
Event/webinar marketing
Hotjar
Mailchimp
10.0

Social Media Marketing

Hotjar
Mailchimp
10.0
Social sharing and campaigns
Hotjar
Mailchimp
10.0
Social profile integration
Hotjar
Mailchimp
10.0

Reporting & Analytics

Hotjar
Mailchimp
7.8
Dashboards
Hotjar
Mailchimp
7.7
Standard reports
Hotjar
Mailchimp
8.4
Custom reports
Hotjar
Mailchimp
7.3

Platform & Infrastructure

Hotjar
Mailchimp
8.3
API
Hotjar
Mailchimp
8.8
Role-based workflow & approvals
Hotjar
Mailchimp
10.0
Customizability
Hotjar
Mailchimp
6.0
Integration with Salesforce.com
Hotjar
Mailchimp
8.3
Integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM
Hotjar
Mailchimp
8.3
Integration with SugarCRM
Hotjar
Mailchimp
8.3

Pros

Hotjar

  • Heat mapping is great on Hotjar. It is a good place to start when you are looking at the UX & CRO on your website. You can see the % of people clicking on elements on a page, how far they scroll, and mouse movements.
  • Hotjar is great for session recordings. These record the mouse movements, clicks, pages and scrolls of a user in video format. You can watch these to investigate what works well on a site and identify potential roadblocks and bugs.
  • Hotjar is great as it ensures that users details are anonymous; for instance, if you are watching a session recording, you cannot see what a user types in a form field, as Hotjar blanks this out.
  • Hotjar has a poll function, so you can have polls on your website.
Sarah O'Donnell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Mailchimp

  • I found Mailchimp very helpful by helping us in connecting with social media immediately also helps us in building newsletters.
  • It is well known as a fantastic analysis tool. It keeps people aware of the current circumstances and prevents their inbox from excessive spamming.
  • Mailchimp is the most sophisticated tool for sending newsletters.
  • It is playing a significant role for marketing our events.
Zach Johnson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Hotjar

  • Customization of in-page user surveys - Although it is a great tool to be able to publish and update user surveys that appear on our web page, the customization options (mostly UI) are somewhat limited, making the survey either stick out like a sore thumb, or look like an advertisement or error on our site. It would be great to get a little bit more control over how the survey appears on our site.
  • Honestly, I have not run into any other major examples I can detail where HotJar has not been able to do what I have needed it to do!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Mailchimp

  • The platform does not have a tool specifically created for the identification of those users who keep anti-spam filters in their email inboxes, to avoid sending and be able to focus the resources that would be wasted on informing another potential customer.
  • Mailchimp is not sufficiently updated to work with connections to online Ads and social networks without the platform freezing, and in the case of the internal ad editor, it does not allow to import the information from the source pages of these ads, so that it is not necessary to transcribe it.
  • Even though there are many templates oriented to the creation and subsequent sending of postcards, most of the models included for these postcards do not meet the sufficient visual quality to be included in the campaign uniformly with the rest of the components of the campaign.
Richard Delgado | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Hotjar

Hotjar 5.1
Based on 2 answers
Even though the heat maps and user recordings were useful, our website was significantly slowed down after we installed Hotjar, so much so, that it took over a minute for our blog to load. The data that we gathered was not worth the length that it took our website to load.
Patrick Eng | TrustRadius Reviewer

Mailchimp

Mailchimp 9.4
Based on 49 answers
Love the product! Easy to use -create fabulous e-mails for our clients which met their needs! Enjoyed using the tools and creating a report for the sales and marketing teams that we work for which helped sharpen their focus and increase their revenue!
Valie Robbins | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Hotjar

Hotjar 9.5
Based on 6 answers
So easy and simple to use! Straightforward anyone in the team is able to easily go in and set up anything in Hotjar. The UI is really simple. Whenever you give feedback to Hotjar they continously take on board the feedback and improve the tool.
Halima Satheya | TrustRadius Reviewer

Mailchimp

Mailchimp 8.7
Based on 234 answers
I gave 9 out of 10 to Mailchimp because Mailchimp is one of the best platforms for basic to medium Email marketing business and as well as they provide the very best deliverability ratio than other platforms. Mailchimp's price is quite higher but their features are pretty good and very effective for email marketing business and for CRM as compare to their price plans.
Preet Chovatiya | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Hotjar

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Mailchimp

Mailchimp 10.0
Based on 8 answers
I have, in the 4+ years that I've used Mailchimp, never seen an issue that restricted the use of their software/tools. I don't know of a single time when they're system crashed or went down. I could be wrong, but I honestly haven't experienced any issues with outages, errors or unplanned downtime
Ben Caplan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Hotjar

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Mailchimp

Mailchimp 10.0
Based on 10 answers
I haven't noticed any slow speeds from Mailchimp or their tools. I think the landing pages load quickly and look nice. The email reports and editing operates smoothly and doesn't take time to load. Additionally, when I use Mailchimp in conjunction with Zapier + Hubspot I don't notice any drag between any of these tools
Ben Caplan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Hotjar

Hotjar 9.5
Based on 4 answers
Hotjar is a SaaS-based company, and as such has a good support service. Users can quickly submit support tickets through Hotjar's online portal. Enterprise customers get access to additional support members and have SLAs to support their larger, more complex needs. Overall, Hotjar is extremely reliable and I've never had to reach out to customer support.
Zach Ettelman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Mailchimp

Mailchimp 10.0
Based on 16 answers
The customer support clients really know about their tool and they were able to help my with all of my questions and problems, which over the years were quite a few. They're even motivated enough to drop a funny line here and there which perfectly matches their corporate language on the website.
Fabian Kuhn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Hotjar

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Mailchimp

Mailchimp 8.8
Based on 40 answers
It's pretty easy to get up and running! There's a slight learning curve on a few things, but once you find where everything is located, you can import your list and send your first email. It really makes our clients feel great to see how quickly they can get that first email out.
Vicki Lesage | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Hotjar

To be honest, we have only tried Hotjar session recording. I know there are some alternatives but we haven't tried any of them. I think there are none as complete as Hotjar for what you pay (some do heatmaps, other video recording, other polls). And the thing is that all of that is done pretty decent on Hotjar, so I'm not looking for any alternative right now.
Santiago Valdés | TrustRadius Reviewer

Mailchimp

One of the main differences that stand out between Mailchimp and Constant Contact is that Mailchimp allows me to have unlimited storage for images, which helps me to be able to insert any image at any time for my advertising campaigns, while Constant Contact has a storage limit of images of only 2GB. In addition, Mailchimp has greater accuracy in the access control of advertising campaigns, which helps us to obtain real results from each campaign.
Sasha Brito | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Hotjar

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Mailchimp

Mailchimp 9.3
Based on 4 answers
Mailchimp over the years I've used it has grown in leaps and bounds. They have added so many additional features than were previously available. They are truly an all-in-one marketing platform now.If you're a small operation and just want to add email to your marketing efforts, they're there for you. If you're a larger operation and want to start sending postcard advertisements, they can do that. If you'd good with that and want to kick up your marketing by going social, you can do that on their platform. They are truly able to be as small as you need, but also get quite large in whatever it is you'd like to do through their system.
Ben Caplan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Hotjar

  • User Testing Alternative - Instead of hiring UX testers, we can leverage our actual customers to determine how they use our website. This has helped frame website redesign discussions on several occasions.
  • Landing Page Design - We've designed our landing pages based on user feedback from heatmaps we've gathered from Hotjar. Understanding where to place CTAs and other pieces based on user interaction has helped us streamline our landing page design.
  • Device Usage - Part of the data provided by Hotjar includes which device a user is visiting from. This helps us understand how mobile users work differently than desktop users.
Sasha Fritzel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Mailchimp

  • Mailchimp helps businesses grow their marketing list.
  • By creating emails and newsletters, you can keep prospects and customers engaged.
  • The reporting helps you see what is working and what isn't so you stop wasting time if needed and redirect it to something that works.
  • There is a standard learning curve for teams to adopt Mailchimp and use it properly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Hotjar

General

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

Hotjar Editions & Modules

Edition
Basic$01
Plus39.002
Business$993
  1. 2k pageviews/per day
  2. 10k pageviews per day/per month
  3. 20k pageviews per day/per month
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Mailchimp

General

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

Mailchimp Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

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