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Likelihood to Recommend

Mailchimp

Mailchimp is well suited to a situation where you have a stable or known set of recipients to whom you will be sending email updates on a regular basis. Mailchimp is well suited to situations where a lot of information needs to be sent to a lot of different people and organizations at specified times in the future.Mailchimp is not appropriate for one-to-one communication - the higher the scale of interactions from 1 to many the better the software performs.
Alfred Brock | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sailthru

Sailthru is well suited for any company that is working with a large email subscriber list and needs to send campaigns on a daily basis. It is probably less appropriate for anyone with a small list, or an e-commerce brand. I think there are better ESPs out there for e-commerce brands.
Hayley Squire | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

Mailchimp
8.1
Sailthru
8.2
WYSIWYG email editor
Mailchimp
8.5
Sailthru
3.6
Dynamic content
Mailchimp
7.8
Sailthru
8.5
Ability to test dynamic content
Mailchimp
7.9
Sailthru
8.7
Landing pages
Mailchimp
7.6
Sailthru
7.0
A/B testing
Mailchimp
7.8
Sailthru
9.3
Mobile optimization
Mailchimp
8.6
Sailthru
9.4
Email deliverability reporting
Mailchimp
8.8
Sailthru
9.6
List management
Mailchimp
8.3
Sailthru
9.4
Triggered drip sequences
Mailchimp
7.7
Sailthru
8.1

Lead Management

Mailchimp
9.2
Sailthru
Lead nurturing
Mailchimp
6.9
Sailthru
Lead scoring and grading
Mailchimp
10.0
Sailthru
Data quality management
Mailchimp
10.0
Sailthru
Automated sales alerts and tasks
Mailchimp
10.0
Sailthru

Campaign Management

Mailchimp
10.0
Sailthru
Calendaring
Mailchimp
10.0
Sailthru
Event/webinar marketing
Mailchimp
10.0
Sailthru

Social Media Marketing

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

Reporting & Analytics

Mailchimp
7.8
Sailthru
7.1
Dashboards
Mailchimp
7.7
Sailthru
9.2
Standard reports
Mailchimp
8.2
Sailthru
8.8
Custom reports
Mailchimp
7.4
Sailthru
3.4

Platform & Infrastructure

Mailchimp
8.5
Sailthru
API
Mailchimp
9.0
Sailthru
Role-based workflow & approvals
Mailchimp
10.0
Sailthru
Customizability
Mailchimp
6.4
Sailthru
Integration with Salesforce.com
Mailchimp
8.5
Sailthru
Integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM
Mailchimp
8.5
Sailthru
Integration with SugarCRM
Mailchimp
8.5
Sailthru

Pros

Mailchimp

  • Easy to use and updates to application have been very customer focused.
  • Love the amount of services you receive from them at absolutely no cost to you. You can add up to 2,000 subscribers for free.
  • Compatibility with our CRM and Hubspot which enables us to target our email marketing efforts.
  • Great customer service. Any time issues arose or questions needed to be addressed, their customer service team was very responsive and helpful.
  • Outstanding email analytics which allows us to measure many metrics for our email marketing campaign.
Ron Rothstain | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sailthru

  • Personalized content based on user behavior and content consumption.
  • Campaign workflow is very simple and allows for a large number of campaigns to be set up and managed in a short period of time.
  • Sailthru has a great customer service team. Our account support with Sailthru was top-notch and is a testament to the culture there at the company.
  • Sailthru focuses on email marketing. With all of the other "cloud" solutions out there trying to be everything to everyone, they lose focus on the importance of sending the email. This is where Sailthru shines.
George DiGuido | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Mailchimp

  • Phone support. While the chat function is extremely effective, it can be helpful with certain questions to speak with someone over the phone.
  • I'd like the ability to unsubscribe someone to all campaigns. Currently, if someone unsubscribes to a campaign, they will never receive that exact campaign again. But if their email address is on multiple lists or gets added on another list by someone who is unaware that they unsubscribed, that person will receive another email. Many recipients have been angered by this, telling me that the unsubscribed - which they did - but I have to explain that the process is not universal, and sometimes we forget to include the "exclude" list.
  • The payment structure goes by the number of email addresses that are stored on Mailchimp, so to stay below a certain billing threshold, I have to periodically delete lists of stored email addresses. This gets to be cumbersome because I regularly need to delete and re-upload many of the same lists of people.
Jason Carlage | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sailthru

  • Giving more practical examples of technical setups, sometimes the only way to understand it is to see it.
  • Can't filter lists by date created or date modified, particularly needed when tracking down a specific list or looking to remove older lists.
  • Can't set up automated data dumps to an email address, has to be sent via API.
Jake Bodmer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

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

Sailthru

Sailthru 10.0
Based on 8 answers
The biggest factor is that even after two months of trying to go through their credit processes and getting the right consideration for the real damages we had with the tool not being able to send campaigns for days, their sales staff is still not willing to work with us on it, making us do the switch away from them right now. We got extremely disappointed by trying to work with them through those issues.
Tobias Walter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Mailchimp

Mailchimp 8.5
Based on 138 answers
The interface is really easy to use. The email editor works great and helps smooth out the issues you have when creating emails for the many different email clients out there. It's also easy to schedule and deploy emails within the platform. Email reporting is also great.
Mike Muller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sailthru

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Reliability and Availability

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

Sailthru

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

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

Sailthru

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

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

Sailthru

Sailthru 1.0
Based on 1 answer
Their account management / sales staff doesn't seem to be taking the problems you experience very seriously - it took us 3 months and nudge emails to them every 2 weeks to ask for status updates (plus 6 different conversations with different people) to get a (very small credit) for a major issue, which in two months prohibited us from sending campaign emails for 2-3 days at a time.
Tobias Walter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

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

Sailthru

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Mailchimp

The automation features in Mailchimp vastly outrank any other mail service I've tried so far, and seeing as we often try and teach our clients how to utilize it, I also really appreciate their deep and constantly updated tutorials and documentation. Whenever I've had an issue or problem their support staff, whether over chat or phone have been really helpful and invested in helping solve the issue.
Maria Clara Daly | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sailthru

Sailthru is much more robust and evolved than MailChimp. That's not to say that MailChimp wasn't a great platform for us, as it dramatically helped our business grow and it's a great resource that I'd recommend to any start-up. However, Sailthru offers a different ideology more centered around automated emails and working smarter over creating batch-and-blast emails. Sailthru also is much easier to analyze than anything associated with Mandrill
Justin Adler | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

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

Sailthru

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Mailchimp

  • Its affordability keeps campaign expenditures low. For the first year of the campaign, we were able to utilize the free service which saved us about $400 on administrative costs. We have just recently upgraded to a payment plan.
  • The ease of using saved templates cuts down on staff time, and even if we decide to use a new template, customizing a template is pretty simple.
  • We have been able to raise $5,000+ from our email campaigns, and that was during the time when we weren't paying for the service.
Fredrick Doss, M.A. | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sailthru

  • Sailthru allows us to see how well an ad in a newsletter has done by day and week -- allowing us to gift insight for our clients on their ads that ran that week.
  • Sailthru only gives you clicks and touch rates, where as other platforms go deeper and give you insight on hover rates and interaction time with our ads featured.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Mailchimp

General

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

Sailthru

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Mailchimp
8.5
Sailthru
7.8

Likelihood to Renew

Mailchimp
9.4
Sailthru
10.0

Usability

Mailchimp
8.5
Sailthru

Reliability and Availability

Mailchimp
10.0
Sailthru

Performance

Mailchimp
10.0
Sailthru

Support Rating

Mailchimp
10.0
Sailthru
1.0

Implementation Rating

Mailchimp
8.8
Sailthru

Scalability

Mailchimp
9.3
Sailthru

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