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Likelihood to Recommend

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

TargetBay

TargetBay is perfect for users who need a platform that offers automated abandoned cart emails and/or pop-ups on your website to incentive users to provide their email address. TargetBay integrates well with most commonly used website platforms such as Shopify, BigCommerce, and Volusion. TargetBay is not well suited for the user who is not tech-savvy and/or who is not familiar with already fairly familiar "automated" emails and processes.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

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

Lead Management

Klaviyo
6.4
TargetBay
Lead nurturing
Klaviyo
6.4
TargetBay

Reporting & Analytics

Klaviyo
8.7
TargetBay
Dashboards
Klaviyo
8.4
TargetBay
Standard reports
Klaviyo
8.3
TargetBay
Custom reports
Klaviyo
9.5
TargetBay

Platform & Infrastructure

Klaviyo
8.2
TargetBay
API
Klaviyo
8.2
TargetBay

Pros

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

TargetBay

  • TargetBay has amazing chat support.
  • TargetBay has a great onboarding process.
  • TargetBay is very affordable compared to other programs that offer similar solutions.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

TargetBay

  • Once you are on-boarded and set everything up initially, they do not continue to manage your account well.
  • Presales will sell you on how "they" do a lot for you. This ends up not being the case. A lot of the weight and heavy lifting is still dependent on the user.
  • There is no way to easily manager your own users. If you want to add or remove users from your account, you are required to contact someone at TargetBay.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

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

TargetBay

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

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

TargetBay

TargetBay 5.0
Based on 1 answer
TargetBay, while it is a great tool and more than pays for itself, is not the most user-friendly and/or easy to use. Even our very tech-savvy employees have struggled through figuring out some of the work flows. While TargetBay's technical support team on chat is amazing, they are not always available and documentation on "how-to" user and or do XYZ on their platform needs improvement.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Klaviyo

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

TargetBay

TargetBay 6.0
Based on 1 answer
If I could rate their chat support separately than their phone support, I would rate their chat support at an 8 or 9. Their chat support team, when online, can usually answer most any questions quickly and clearly. If they can't find the answer right away, they always follow up with an email providing you the help/assistance you need. However, their phone support is another story. I would rate the phone support a 4. Most of the times, while not all of the time, that we've had to talk with someone on the phone, we typically are left with more questions and/or not the answer we were looking for. I think this may be partially due to the language barrier, but either way it has pushed us to want to only use that chat option for support which, unfortunately, is more time-consuming.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

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

TargetBay

Unfortunately, we've not extensively tested other platforms that compare to TargetBay apples-to-apples. However, in the best comparisons we could find, TargetBay was the easiest to integrate with most website platforms or stores such as BigCommerce, Shopify and Volusion. Additionally, the rates were very affordable where other programs were much more costly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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

TargetBay

  • Generated significantly more product reviews in comparison to when we were not using TargetBay.
  • Proves revenue gains greater than the cost of the software.
  • Overcame technical advantages of not having the ability to modify/customize our existing automated emails that are native to our website platform.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Klaviyo

General

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

TargetBay

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Klaviyo
8.3
TargetBay
6.0

Likelihood to Renew

Klaviyo
9.0
TargetBay

Usability

Klaviyo
4.0
TargetBay
5.0

Support Rating

Klaviyo
TargetBay
6.0

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