Mailchimp vs. Salesforce Commerce Cloud

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
$0
per month
Salesforce Commerce Cloud
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Salesforce Commerce Cloud (formerly Demandware) is a cloud-based eCommerce solution that touts flexibility and scalability for enterprises. It features merchandising tools, such as sorting, filtering, and image zooming.
$4
per month
Pricing
MailchimpSalesforce Commerce Cloud
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
MailchimpSalesforce Commerce Cloud
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsB2B Commerce: Starter - $4 price/order Growth - $6 price/order Plus - $8 price/order B2C Commerce: Starter - 1% Gross Merchandise Value Growth - 2% Gross Merchandise Value Plus - 3% Gross Merchandise Value B2B2C Commerce: 1% Gross Merchandise Value
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Community Pulse
MailchimpSalesforce Commerce Cloud
Considered Both Products
Mailchimp
Chose Mailchimp
I use Campaign Monitor for our software company. I did not get to make the buying decision on that, but we use a very advanced version of their software. I use a very basic level of MailChimp. But based on the features available to me in the basic MailChimp option, It stands up …
Chose Mailchimp
Mailchimp pricing grows with your business.
Salesforce Commerce Cloud

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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
MailchimpSalesforce Commerce Cloud
Email & Online Marketing
Comparison of Email & Online Marketing features of Product A and Product B
Mailchimp
8.0
476 Ratings
3% above category average
Salesforce Commerce Cloud
-
Ratings
WYSIWYG email editor8.1441 Ratings00 Ratings
Dynamic content7.7424 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
Salesforce Commerce Cloud
-
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
Salesforce Commerce Cloud
-
Ratings
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
Salesforce Commerce Cloud
-
Ratings
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
1% above category average
Salesforce Commerce Cloud
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Ratings
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
Salesforce Commerce Cloud
-
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
Online Storefront
Comparison of Online Storefront features of Product A and Product B
Mailchimp
-
Ratings
Salesforce Commerce Cloud
7.7
36 Ratings
0% below category average
Product catalog & listings00 Ratings8.233 Ratings
Product management00 Ratings8.433 Ratings
Bulk product upload00 Ratings7.532 Ratings
Branding00 Ratings6.332 Ratings
Mobile storefront00 Ratings7.430 Ratings
Product variations00 Ratings7.334 Ratings
Website integration00 Ratings8.033 Ratings
Visual customization00 Ratings8.434 Ratings
CMS00 Ratings7.931 Ratings
Online Shopping Cart
Comparison of Online Shopping Cart features of Product A and Product B
Mailchimp
-
Ratings
Salesforce Commerce Cloud
8.5
31 Ratings
11% above category average
Abandoned cart recovery00 Ratings8.526 Ratings
Checkout user experience00 Ratings8.531 Ratings
Online Payment System
Comparison of Online Payment System features of Product A and Product B
Mailchimp
-
Ratings
Salesforce Commerce Cloud
7.6
29 Ratings
9% below category average
eCommerce security00 Ratings7.629 Ratings
eCommerce Marketing
Comparison of eCommerce Marketing features of Product A and Product B
Mailchimp
-
Ratings
Salesforce Commerce Cloud
8.0
32 Ratings
5% above category average
Promotions & discounts00 Ratings8.230 Ratings
Personalized recommendations00 Ratings8.832 Ratings
SEO00 Ratings7.028 Ratings
eCommerce Business Management
Comparison of eCommerce Business Management features of Product A and Product B
Mailchimp
-
Ratings
Salesforce Commerce Cloud
7.8
34 Ratings
1% below category average
Multi-site management00 Ratings7.830 Ratings
Order processing00 Ratings8.231 Ratings
Inventory management00 Ratings8.330 Ratings
Shipping00 Ratings8.025 Ratings
Custom functionality00 Ratings6.932 Ratings
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Score 9.0 out of 10
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User Ratings
MailchimpSalesforce Commerce Cloud
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(500 ratings)
8.0
(47 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.5
(51 ratings)
7.8
(11 ratings)
Usability
8.4
(373 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Availability
9.5
(6 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
9.0
(7 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
7.9
(15 ratings)
9.0
(3 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
7.5
(22 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Configurability
10.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
8.0
(4 ratings)
-
(0 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
MailchimpSalesforce Commerce Cloud
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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Salesforce
Global Sites; larger commerce organizations but not too large where the % rev-share would affect its feasibility in a feature comparison. Salesforce is rock solid in infrastructure and rarely has outages or issues; it scaled appropriately for holiday peak and was able to accomplish anything we put our minds to as long as we staffed development appropriately. The latter, however, is not to be overlooked. Developers are necessary and expensive.
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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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Salesforce
  • Traffic - When we have sales, our traffic will increase exponentially and their cloud can handle the huge uptick in traffic we receive without overloading our servers.
  • Site updates - it continually monitors in the background for any upgrades or updates needed so we don't have to go in and do it ourselves. A real time saver!
  • Integration - outside plugins and add-ons are easy to install with Salesforce commerce cloud as it allows a seamless integration of extra plug ins onto our site.
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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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Salesforce
  • The UX within the Business Manager portion of Demandware, the primary interface for marketers, is generally a confusing, inconsistent mess. Particularly infuriating are the lack of consistency for search and sort behavior within the tool.
  • A number of useful features, such as the ability to set schedules or tie features to unique customer segments, have seemingly arbitrary limitations imposed.
  • Demandware's idea of leveraging the community to be a learning resource and a sounding board for new ideas and features is a nice theory, but in practice it doesn't work for businesses with a lot of customization. I'm left with the impression that individual support is not a priority.
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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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Salesforce
A huge factor influencing our decision to remain on the Demandware platform is that our new parent company is standardizing all its luxury brands in the US on it. We are fortunate. However, even if we had remained an independent company, I believe we would continue on the Demandware platform for all the reasons outlined in this review. I appreciate the stability the platform has provided to our eCommerce site in the last three years as well as the continuous improvements and technological advances being rolled out that will allow us to keep the site fresh, engaging, modern and stable. I've heard many horror stories from colleagues on other platforms who struggle with the expense and complexity involved with making what should be minor and simple changes and updates to their sites.
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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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Salesforce
Overall it's going great. Hoping it can reach very good heights soon.
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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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Salesforce
We have only had one instance where the platform went down in the time we have been using it.
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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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Salesforce
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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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Salesforce
They are very responsive and a support technician will be assigned quickly. Even if there is further clarification needed for the ticket, or a solution is not immediately available, you feel that someone is there and staying on top of the issue. Most common issues are resolved quickly and satisfactorily.
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In-Person Training
Mailchimp
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Salesforce
The in-person training was thorough. Trainer was pretty dry, but covered everything really well.
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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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Salesforce
Implementation went fairly smoothly.
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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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Salesforce
When I think of Salesforce products, I sometimes think of them interchangeably as one big lump. It's hard not to be incredibly immersed in the ecosystem day in and day out and taking advantage of resources like Trailhead. While Microsoft Dynamics compares in quality and offerings, it doesn't offer the same engagement and resources as Salesforce in its communications, social, and marketing, which makes a difference in terms of relevance and help. Commerce Cloud comes with the support you need to succeed and the tools you need to grow. In a high demand consumer world, we need products like this to keep up and get ahead. The minute we catch up, we're behind. Salesforce helps you stay on pace and create the unique and personalized experiences customers everywhere expect.
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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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Salesforce
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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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Salesforce
  • It created an impact on our processes greatly where we're now able to assist our users with lesser wait times and higher efficiency
  • Content creation is very easy on the tool
  • It also stores the versions of the processes making it easy to roll back a version if needed
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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.