Mailchimp vs. Postal

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Mailchimp
Score 7.9 out of 10
N/A
Mailchimp is the email marketing and marketing automation platform. Most email marketing platforms tell you how your campaigns perform, but Mailchimp goes a step beyond and tells you why by analyzing the data from half a billion emails sent through the platform every day to offer personalized recommendations for improving content, targeting, automations, and driving revenue using emails
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per month
Postal
Score 8.8 out of 10
N/A
Founded in 2020 in San Luis Obispo, California, Postal is a Global Offline Engagement Platform that serves over 600 B2B customers like Yelp, Cisco Meraki, Seismic, and Fivetran. Postal helps customers to create meaningful and impactful human connections with prospects, partners, customers, and employees.N/A
Pricing
MailchimpPostal
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
MailchimpPostal
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Features
MailchimpPostal
Email & Online Marketing
Comparison of Email & Online Marketing features of Product A and Product B
Mailchimp
8.0
476 Ratings
4% above category average
Postal
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WYSIWYG email editor8.1441 Ratings00 Ratings
Dynamic content7.8424 Ratings00 Ratings
Ability to test dynamic content7.8405 Ratings00 Ratings
Landing pages7.5327 Ratings00 Ratings
A/B testing8.0358 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile optimization8.1435 Ratings00 Ratings
Email deliverability reporting8.5463 Ratings00 Ratings
List management8.1463 Ratings00 Ratings
Triggered drip sequences7.8320 Ratings00 Ratings
Lead Management
Comparison of Lead Management features of Product A and Product B
Mailchimp
9.1
2 Ratings
16% above category average
Postal
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Ratings
Lead nurturing automation6.22 Ratings00 Ratings
Lead scoring and grading10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Data quality management10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Automated sales alerts and tasks10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Campaign Management
Comparison of Campaign Management features of Product A and Product B
Mailchimp
8.1
51 Ratings
6% above category average
Postal
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Calendaring8.446 Ratings00 Ratings
Event/webinar marketing7.836 Ratings00 Ratings
Social Media Marketing
Comparison of Social Media Marketing features of Product A and Product B
Mailchimp
8.1
45 Ratings
7% above category average
Postal
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Social sharing and campaigns8.243 Ratings00 Ratings
Social profile integration8.036 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Mailchimp
7.6
461 Ratings
2% above category average
Postal
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Dashboards7.7124 Ratings00 Ratings
Standard reports8.0459 Ratings00 Ratings
Custom reports7.250 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform & Infrastructure
Comparison of Platform & Infrastructure features of Product A and Product B
Mailchimp
7.4
45 Ratings
2% below category average
Postal
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Ratings
API7.833 Ratings00 Ratings
Role-based workflow & approvals6.57 Ratings00 Ratings
Customizability5.62 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with Salesforce.com8.421 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM7.618 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with SugarCRM8.12 Ratings00 Ratings
Third-party software integrations7.640 Ratings00 Ratings
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Score 8.5 out of 10
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Score 9.3 out of 10
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Score 9.3 out of 10
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User Ratings
MailchimpPostal
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(500 ratings)
9.8
(6 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.5
(51 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
8.4
(373 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
9.5
(6 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
9.0
(7 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
7.9
(15 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
7.5
(22 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Configurability
10.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
8.0
(4 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.5
(6 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
10.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
10.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
MailchimpPostal
Likelihood to Recommend
Mailchimp
With Mailchimp we are able to revive and enhance our personal connect with the customers. The easy-to-use tools allows us to personalize the email content, segregate and target important leads & send relevant messages. Also, it offers interactive analysis on the performance of a particular campaign. We can judge the effectiveness of our mailers in real time.
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Postal
If you are a small or growing team that understands experiential, ABM, and gift marketing strategies and how to leverage them, Postal.io gives you everything you need with moderate CSM coverage, without the white glove price tags of similar solutions like Sendoso.
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Pros
Mailchimp
  • Mailchimp allows you to manage your mailing list really well. You can subscribe people, unsubscribe people manage the mailing list directly into segments, and what not.
  • Mailchimp has features where you can create campaigns based on your mailing lists and send out newsletters to your subscribers based on a multitude of parameters that you can setup. Such as send email daily, weekly, monthly and they also have event based mails that you can send out.
  • Mailchimp also has a feature where you can design your emails. The look and aesthetics are very important when sending emails to your subscribers and all those needs are addressed here.
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Postal
  • Integrates with sales engagement, marketing automation, and CRM platforms
  • Provides tracking and reporting on spending and channel effectiveness
  • Offers an extensive marketplace of various items for any budget
  • Comes with unlimited seats and sends
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Cons
Mailchimp
  • The interface remains a cluttered, non-intuitive mess. That's true from the haphazard way features are organized to the actual email layout.
  • Analytics have never been a priority, and I don't see that changing with Intuit's new ownership. I'm very frustrated over the limited choices for reporting, even when using third-party solutions. If I needed that function, I would not use MailChimp.
  • I would love to develop a workflow screen that lets me focus on the things that I use all the time. Customizing the interface where the content actually goes into the software would help.
  • I never understood why we couldn't import a document into a MC template. At best, we're spending time copying-and-pasting from one app into MC.
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Postal
  • Navigation -Took time to find custom hyper links.
  • Finding items - Can be hard to find where items are on platform.
  • Layout could be better.
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Likelihood to Renew
Mailchimp
We've had Mailchimp for about ten years, I want to say. I started with the company about four years ago, and I don't see us ever diverting to another source. It's easy for us to use, and we have all our clients already built into the database. I imagine we'll use them for as long as we have the company.
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Postal
We get so much value out of the platform that I can't find any legitimate or logical reason why we wouldn't renew. Their team has been a pleasure to work with.
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Usability
Mailchimp
Our team use Mailchimp almost every week. Overall UI is simple for anyone to get started with it. The resource library around using particular features is also there, so we don't have to train our team on this product. We also used a lot of other features as well.
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Postal
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Reliability and Availability
Mailchimp
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
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Postal
No answers on this topic
Performance
Mailchimp
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
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Postal
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Support Rating
Mailchimp
Website tools were easy to use and understand so a novice can easily meet or exceed their client's expectations! Loved that we were able to totally customize so that the e-mail we created conveyed our client's overall messaging consistent with their branding! Client love that we can provide turnkey services to support their sales and marketing teams!
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Postal
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Implementation Rating
Mailchimp
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.
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Postal
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Alternatives Considered
Mailchimp
Mailchimp is a means to an end and a way to stay within GDPR laws. We may not use it if this wasn't a requirement. Other platforms are better for design or management of contacts, but Mailchimp offers that secure storage of data that is required. I have not tried other bulk mail applications, so am unable to compare these.
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Postal
Postal.io was a more budget-friendly option than the alternatives I considered. We knew our gifting budget wouldn't be huge so we were willing to go with something less established in order to make sure we had as much budget left over as possible. We also like the flexibility with Postal.io that we could add almost anything to their marketplace if we could find it available online.
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Scalability
Mailchimp
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.
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Postal
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Return on Investment
Mailchimp
  • Mailchimp has allowed us to communicate effectively with thousands of customers with ease.
  • Mailchimp's use during our second year of business helped us expand our list of brands considerably (almost 30% YTD) because of regular interactions that we've launched.
  • Mailchimp ramp-up time is minimal for new users so I can turn things over to junior staff - saving me time and money.
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Postal
  • Increased Productivity: It has taken a huge headache out of keeping and maintaining what swag is on hand has saved a LOT of company time
  • easier to reach out to potential clients
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ScreenShots

Mailchimp Screenshots

Screenshot of Mailchimp's advanced analytics and reporting tools. These are used to monitor trends, track performance, and get actionable insights that help users to create better campaigns and drive customer engagement.Screenshot of Mailchimp's precise audience segmentation. Its AI simplifies the workflow by generating complex customer segments for highly personalized campaigns.Screenshot of omnichannel marketing. Campaigns can be built across multiple channels, and then managed from one convenient place.Screenshot of marketing automations with the Customer Journey Builder. This is used to reach the right people with the right message at exactly the right time, which helps to drive more repeat business, increase customer retention, and see more orders.Screenshot of Mailchimp's SMS marketing. SMS can be integrated into email, automations, and social campaigns.Screenshot of Mailchimp's AI, used to deliver relevant content faster. It can generate professionally written, on-brand marketing emails with the press of a button. The user only needs to review, edit, and send.