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Score 8.4 out of 100
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Score 7.7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Litmus

After using some other email testing services, I've found Litmus to be the most robust tool with the most features. Beyond providing a good product, they provide excellent support, maintain an involved community of email marketing professionals, and provide industry-leading information in their blog and free webinars. Litmus is best suited for organizations needing to efficiently turn custom coded email campaigns or companies that have many different email templates. If your organization is only sending a monthly newsletter and your template is well tested, Litmus may be overkill for your needs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Everest (Return Path + 250ok)

Return Path definitely helps provide directional guidance on where/how emails are being delivered, and it certainly provides some feedback and insights when there are delivery issues. I would not say that it is 100% accurate, though, on Inbox/Spam/Missing placement details for all ISPs. It certainly helps identify issues, though I would not use it as proof that we were fully put into the inbox (or spam folder).The inbox preview and rendering features are good, and I love the integration with Marketing Cloud. There are other rendering preview options available in the market, and this offering is solid. Just not the strongest. The direct integration with Marketing Cloud certainly makes it easy to use. Budgets permitting, using Return Path as part of a larger portfolio of tools for inbox placement monitoring, blacklist checking, email rendering, etc. would be advised. But it certainly works well as a starting point.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

Litmus
5.3
Everest (Return Path + 250ok)
6.8
WYSIWYG email editor
Litmus
5.9
Everest (Return Path + 250ok)
5.3
Dynamic content
Litmus
5.9
Everest (Return Path + 250ok)
7.0
Ability to test dynamic content
Litmus
6.7
Everest (Return Path + 250ok)
7.0
Landing pages
Litmus
5.0
Everest (Return Path + 250ok)
5.0
A/B testing
Litmus
4.4
Everest (Return Path + 250ok)
6.5
Mobile optimization
Litmus
8.6
Everest (Return Path + 250ok)
6.7
Email deliverability reporting
Litmus
8.0
Everest (Return Path + 250ok)
9.1
List management
Litmus
2.4
Everest (Return Path + 250ok)
6.7
Triggered drip sequences
Litmus
1.0
Everest (Return Path + 250ok)
8.0

Reporting & Analytics

Litmus
6.9
Everest (Return Path + 250ok)
5.9
Dashboards
Litmus
7.3
Everest (Return Path + 250ok)
8.1
Standard reports
Litmus
7.8
Everest (Return Path + 250ok)
5.3
Custom reports
Litmus
5.7
Everest (Return Path + 250ok)
4.4

Pros

Litmus

  • Inbox renders are the prime reason I use Litmus, I am confident they represent reality.
  • Litmus helps legitimize the struggles of every email developer.
  • Litmus makes it very easy to share results, whether they are inbox renders or email analytics, with my entire team.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Everest (Return Path + 250ok)

  • Individualized attention. They really dug in to understand our products and services.
  • Easy-to-understand training and actionable items that you can sustain over a long period of time.
  • They're embedded in our instance of Exact Target, so I'm able to review the entire email program and don't have to open up a separate tool to gather this information.
Joni Kalstrup | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Litmus

  • I very much like using Litmus Builder, however, I have recently had issues with it taking a very long time to load from Checklist to Builder, and also very long wait times for giving links to share with other developers.
  • I'd like to see more up-to-date devices offered for Android and Gmail for Android - such as the more recent Galaxy versions offered by Samsung.
  • It would be great to see an actual support ticket when submitting to litmus in order to more easily communicate any issues that may have developed since submitting that ticket.
Samantha Brady | TrustRadius Reviewer

Everest (Return Path + 250ok)

  • Device Previews use old Litmus API and therefore slow, would be nice to have a quicker interface
  • No content builder integration, system relies on emails to be sent to platform often increasing development times
  • Old user interface, interface has been the same and clunky for many years
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Litmus

Litmus 7.7
Based on 2 answers
I will always like to continue using Litmus because of the features it offers. Always very easy to use and excellent results in terms of testing emails
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Everest (Return Path + 250ok)

Everest (Return Path + 250ok) 8.2
Based on 5 answers
We have two separate areas for using Return Path. Our web ecommerce area that is using only transactional emails and a marketing email program that is partnered on the backend with Return Path. I see Return Path continuing to be utilized with our marketing emails, but over time I see less need for our transactional emails to maintain Return Path components.
Dan Sixbury, PMP, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Litmus

Litmus 8.8
Based on 4 answers
Litmus has integrations that make the software an integrated part of my work every day. Being able to test right within my email builder is just brilliant. Daily I also use the web interface to review analytics and spam testing. Overall it is one of the pieces of software I use daily without any complaints or issues.
Yosa Addiss | TrustRadius Reviewer

Everest (Return Path + 250ok)

Everest (Return Path + 250ok) 7.3
Based on 1 answer
I find it fairly easy to use, though the interface is a bit clunky and I may be missing some revolutionary use because it's lost in the clutter.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Litmus

Litmus 8.2
Based on 1 answer
I rarely encounter any issues like that.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Everest (Return Path + 250ok)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Litmus

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Everest (Return Path + 250ok)

Everest (Return Path + 250ok) 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Absolutely fantastic support. It runs circles around the competition. They regularly reach out and chat, even if it's just to see if there's any issues we need to discuss. They clearly want the business and don't forget you once you sign the contract which is an issue with other similar services.
Brett Schenker | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Litmus

Litmus 8.2
Based on 1 answer
It was very informative one on one session for me. I was able to use Litmus without any issues.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Everest (Return Path + 250ok)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

Litmus

Litmus 7.3
Based on 1 answer
It has all the required information.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Everest (Return Path + 250ok)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Litmus

Litmus 8.2
Based on 2 answers
Atleat one members in every team should have access to it and should be able to integrate it when required.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Everest (Return Path + 250ok)

Everest (Return Path + 250ok) 8.2
Based on 1 answer
I joined my company after the implementation was nearly complete. We used the Return Path tool as we slowly increased our send volume in Marketing Cloud to monitor IP reputation and inbox placement.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Litmus

The only other email rendering services I have tried is the Email on Acid integration built into Sailthru. It was a stripped-down version of the EoA platform and was difficult to navigate. At that point, I had used Litmus for nearly three years and did not have much trust in the EoA integration when I saw some rendering disparities.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Everest (Return Path + 250ok)

Return Path was the first solution that we looked into based on the native integration with Salesforce Marketing Cloud. That was the biggest selling point for us. We didn't do a lot of research on other products but 250ok was one we did look at but ultimately liked Return Path that much more
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Litmus

  • The price is absolutely worth the investment. We have seen increased engagement with emails (e.g., the heat map 'lights up' in more areas, a lower unsubscribe rate, and users scrolling further down the email) and the back-and-forth between me (the creator), and my testing team has been minimized because I can catch issues before sending out the email to be tested. It significantly reduces the time it takes to create, test, and schedule an email.
  • While the webinars are free, they cost time. And they're almost always worth it, even if they're just on in the background. The State of Email content they generate - and offer FOR FREE (it's a LOT of data they're giving you for free) - is an amazing side bonus. They offer a ton of email productivity tips and really helpful content. And again, for free!
  • Although I haven't really mentioned this in previous sections, the Builder tool is sometimes really useful to code in also. I generally preferred Sublime Text , but lately I've been using the Builder tool instead, as it allows you to see your code changes in real time (vs loading up previews each time). Then you can save it and preview across all devices. It's a huge time saver in that sense as well.
Steffany Winkelmann | TrustRadius Reviewer

Everest (Return Path + 250ok)

  • It has helped identify inbox issues and thus helping our clients reach more inboxes.
  • They have negatively impacted client relations on numerous occasions. They have reached out and told clients they are having issues or need certain products when they are already our clients and we are proving solutions for them.
  • They provide solid customer support when you create a support ticket. They are usually very quick to respond and give you an answer.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Litmus

General

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

Everest (Return Path + 250ok)

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Litmus
8.4
Everest (Return Path + 250ok)
7.4

Likelihood to Renew

Litmus
7.7
Everest (Return Path + 250ok)
8.2

Usability

Litmus
8.8
Everest (Return Path + 250ok)
7.3

Reliability and Availability

Litmus
8.2
Everest (Return Path + 250ok)

Performance

Litmus
8.2
Everest (Return Path + 250ok)

Support Rating

Litmus
Everest (Return Path + 250ok)
9.1

In-Person Training

Litmus
8.2
Everest (Return Path + 250ok)

Online Training

Litmus
7.3
Everest (Return Path + 250ok)

Implementation Rating

Litmus
8.2
Everest (Return Path + 250ok)
8.2

Scalability

Litmus
7.3
Everest (Return Path + 250ok)

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