Mail250 vs. Really Simple Systems

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Mail250
Score 1.0 out of 10
N/A
Mail250 is an e-mail marketing delivery platform.
$20
per month
Really Simple Systems
Score 7.6 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
Really Simple Systems is a customer relationship management (CRM) software deployed via cloud with built-in features like email marketing, pipeline management, and case management.
$8
per month
Pricing
Mail250Really Simple Systems
Editions & Modules
Starter
$20
month
Plus
$30
month
Plus Pro
$50
month
Dedicated
$150
month
Free CRM
$0
2 Users and 100 Company Records
Starter
$15
per User, 1000 Company Records, Unlimited Contacts, 1 GB Document Storage, MailSync, Custom Settings, Custom Reports, API Integration, Online ‘self-service’ Support Hub, Email and Online Chat Support, Optional Marketing Module
Professional
$33
per User, 5000 Company Records, Unlimited Contacts, 5 GB Document Storage, MailSync, Custom Settings, Custom Reports, API Integration, Advanced User Permission Levels, Online ‘self-service’ Support Hub, Free Email, Chat and Phone Support, Priority Technical Support, Optional Marketing and Service Desk Modules
Enterprise
$50
per User, Unlimited Company Records, Unlimited Contacts, Unlimited Document Storage, MailSync, Advanced Reporting, Custom Settings, Advanced User Permission Levels, API Integration, Online ‘self-service’ Support Hub, Free Email, Chat and Phone Support , Top Priority Technical Support, Dedicated Account Manager, Free Online Team Training , Optional Marketing and Service Desk Modules
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Mail250Really Simple Systems
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsAll plans include free customer support and setup help.
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Community Pulse
Mail250Really Simple Systems
Top Pros

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Top Cons

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Features
Mail250Really Simple Systems
Email & Online Marketing
Comparison of Email & Online Marketing features of Product A and Product B
Mail250
6.3
1 Ratings
25% below category average
Really Simple Systems
-
Ratings
WYSIWYG email editor5.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Email deliverability reporting8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
List management6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Mail250
6.0
1 Ratings
25% below category average
Really Simple Systems
-
Ratings
Dashboards6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Standard reports6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Pre-Send Testing
Comparison of Pre-Send Testing features of Product A and Product B
Mail250
6.5
1 Ratings
24% below category average
Really Simple Systems
-
Ratings
Link Tracking5.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Email Previews8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Sales Force Automation
Comparison of Sales Force Automation features of Product A and Product B
Mail250
-
Ratings
Really Simple Systems
7.2
33 Ratings
6% below category average
Customer data management / contact management00 Ratings7.833 Ratings
Workflow management00 Ratings7.213 Ratings
Territory management00 Ratings6.98 Ratings
Opportunity management00 Ratings7.727 Ratings
Integration with email client (e.g., Outlook or Gmail)00 Ratings6.325 Ratings
Interaction tracking00 Ratings7.525 Ratings
Customer Service & Support
Comparison of Customer Service & Support features of Product A and Product B
Mail250
-
Ratings
Really Simple Systems
7.2
25 Ratings
4% below category average
Case management00 Ratings7.423 Ratings
Help desk management00 Ratings7.024 Ratings
Marketing Automation
Comparison of Marketing Automation features of Product A and Product B
Mail250
-
Ratings
Really Simple Systems
7.1
27 Ratings
6% below category average
Lead management00 Ratings7.024 Ratings
Email marketing00 Ratings7.220 Ratings
CRM Project Management
Comparison of CRM Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Mail250
-
Ratings
Really Simple Systems
7.0
29 Ratings
8% below category average
Task management00 Ratings7.127 Ratings
Reporting00 Ratings6.925 Ratings
CRM Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of CRM Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Mail250
-
Ratings
Really Simple Systems
6.5
25 Ratings
16% below category average
Forecasting00 Ratings6.320 Ratings
Pipeline visualization00 Ratings6.321 Ratings
Customizable reports00 Ratings6.824 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
Mail250
-
Ratings
Really Simple Systems
6.8
28 Ratings
10% below category average
Custom fields00 Ratings7.128 Ratings
Custom objects00 Ratings6.824 Ratings
API for custom integration00 Ratings6.517 Ratings
Platform
Comparison of Platform features of Product A and Product B
Mail250
-
Ratings
Really Simple Systems
6.8
21 Ratings
10% below category average
Mobile access00 Ratings6.821 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Mail250
-
Ratings
Really Simple Systems
7.8
28 Ratings
6% below category average
Role-based user permissions00 Ratings7.828 Ratings
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User Ratings
Mail250Really Simple Systems
Likelihood to Recommend
1.0
(1 ratings)
7.6
(34 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
7.8
(18 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(17 ratings)
User Testimonials
Mail250Really Simple Systems
Likelihood to Recommend
Mail250
I don't think it's well-suited for anyone. In my opinion, the low cost is not worth the extremely poor deliverability.
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Really Simple Systems CRM
If you have a customer/job where there are steps to be followed such as quotes, follow up, purchase orders received, etc. You can set reminders for a member of the team with their next step and they will be sent reminders. Works well as long as it is kept updated.
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Pros
Mail250
  • Affordable
  • Relatively easy to use
  • Support was fine
  • Has some attractive features like email verification
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Really Simple Systems CRM
  • Can send out marketing emailers within 5 minutes of an industry-specific update from any device
  • Sales dashboard [can be] built how I want it using the Really Simple Systems widgets
  • Activity integration from email accounts included
  • Manage my sales pipeline opportunities effectively
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Cons
Mail250
  • In my experience, deliverability is terrible
  • UI feels old and limited
  • Did not follow up to refund request
  • Due to my poor overall experience, I'm very doubtful in the reliability of their features like email verification
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Really Simple Systems CRM
  • Resends - I would like a simple [one-click] function to resend email campaigns to [non-openers.]
  • [Emails] that have been created but not sent or attached to a campaign I would like to see a place that they could be in [the] draft so I can come back to them at a later date without them appearing on the email list[.]
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Usability
Mail250
No answers on this topic
Really Simple Systems CRM
Simple systems is great for smaller sales and marketing teams to log their territories and report on progress on their opportunities. There are many useful features such as tasks and reporting to show to management how opportunities are progressing and when the estimated close date would occur. The two main issues are scalability within larger [organizations] and the ease to duplicate contacts.
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Support Rating
Mail250
No answers on this topic
Really Simple Systems CRM
Whenever I have had any issues, which is probably only 3 times in 10 years, the back office support has been fantastic and got me up and running again in a very short time. Cannot fault them at all. But as I stated, problems have been very few and far between.
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Alternatives Considered
Mail250
I picked Mail250 because they seem designed for sending 1-time bulk mail for an affordable price.
Open rates for MailerLite, GetResponse,
ConvertKit, and SendPulse were all over 50%. Sender.net was extremely low at under 10%. Mail250 was around 10%, but also had an extremely high bounce rate of 10%.
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Really Simple Systems CRM
We choose RSS due to cost. We are a startup and needed a great solution that did not cost [a lot]. RSS [fits] all our needs at the perfect price. We could not be more thrilled with our choice and it has simplified our client interaction[.]
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Return on Investment
Mail250
  • Unable to use it due to poor deliverability
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Really Simple Systems CRM
  • A very positive effect on our understanding of our customers and what kind of events are working well at the venue and which aren't. This will allow us to work more smartly when responsive to enquiries, improving our overall productivity.
  • Very positive impact on our current review of marketing and sales strategy.
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ScreenShots

Really Simple Systems Screenshots

Screenshot of Accounts PageScreenshot of Tasks PageScreenshot of Marketing Dashboard