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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

Springbot

Well Suited For:
  • Small businesses with small marketing teams.
  • Shopify Customers.
  • Small businesses that want more reporting/segmented lists.
  • Businesses that are upgrading from a service like Constant Contact or Mailchimp.
Less appropriate
  • Customer who are currently using Klaviyo.
  • Business who do not have a Shopify website.
Alex Mills | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

Mailchimp
8.1
Springbot
8.7
WYSIWYG email editor
Mailchimp
8.5
Springbot
8.6
Dynamic content
Mailchimp
7.8
Springbot
9.1
Ability to test dynamic content
Mailchimp
7.9
Springbot
8.2
Landing pages
Mailchimp
7.6
Springbot
8.2
A/B testing
Mailchimp
7.8
Springbot
9.1
Mobile optimization
Mailchimp
8.6
Springbot
8.6
Email deliverability reporting
Mailchimp
8.8
Springbot
8.6
List management
Mailchimp
8.3
Springbot
9.1
Triggered drip sequences
Mailchimp
7.7
Springbot
8.6

Lead Management

Mailchimp
9.2
Springbot
8.9
Lead nurturing
Mailchimp
6.9
Springbot
8.6
Lead scoring and grading
Mailchimp
10.0
Springbot
9.1
Data quality management
Mailchimp
10.0
Springbot
8.6
Automated sales alerts and tasks
Mailchimp
10.0
Springbot
9.1

Campaign Management

Mailchimp
10.0
Springbot
7.5
Calendaring
Mailchimp
10.0
Springbot
8.6
Event/webinar marketing
Mailchimp
10.0
Springbot
6.4

Social Media Marketing

Mailchimp
10.0
Springbot
8.2
Social sharing and campaigns
Mailchimp
10.0
Springbot
7.3
Social profile integration
Mailchimp
10.0
Springbot
9.1

Reporting & Analytics

Mailchimp
7.7
Springbot
9.1
Dashboards
Mailchimp
7.7
Springbot
9.1
Standard reports
Mailchimp
8.2
Springbot
9.1
Custom reports
Mailchimp
7.4
Springbot
9.1

Platform & Infrastructure

Mailchimp
8.5
Springbot
7.7
API
Mailchimp
9.0
Springbot
9.1
Role-based workflow & approvals
Mailchimp
10.0
Springbot
8.2
Customizability
Mailchimp
6.4
Springbot
7.3
Integration with Salesforce.com
Mailchimp
8.5
Springbot
7.3
Integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM
Mailchimp
8.5
Springbot
7.3
Integration with SugarCRM
Mailchimp
8.5
Springbot
7.3

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

Springbot

  • The demographic data was great. I could see how many males vs. females, ages, income, married, with or without children. It gave me a good idea of who my customers were.
  • Using their tracking URLs in all of our campaigns allowed us to get a better idea of what exactly was driving revenue.
  • Not only could I see top performing products, which I can do within Magento, I could also see top selling categories and colors.
  • I can pull a Coupon Usage report our of Magento, but Springbot gave me additional info like AOV and ROI on those codes.
  • Springbot also gave me a lot of info about our abandoned carts. It shows us which products are most abandoned along with views, conversion rates, etc.
  • Springbot gave us an Instagram Shop page that allowed us to curate social shares and then tie them to products on our site.
Melissa Best | 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

Springbot

  • I'd love for Springbot to continue to expand on their email offering - the platform and automations are excellent, and I'd like additional conditionals as I build out my flows.
Anonymous | 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

Springbot

No score
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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

Springbot

Springbot 7.7
Based on 3 answers
I think Springbot is pretty user-friendly overall. The only down-side is that the website is often updated, leaving the customer to hunt certain features down that are now in a different spot. So I think it would be helpful if every so often they sent an email that let customers know what changes were made and where to access everything
Alex Mills | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Springbot

No score
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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

Springbot

No score
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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

Springbot

Springbot 9.1
Based on 2 answers
Maybe the part that I value the most, is the partnership that I've developed with Springbot. Out of the gate, there is absolutely work to do to get things set up and they don't sugar coat that. While much of the onboarding was smooth - we had a few obstacles to work through, and I'm thankful my Success Manager kept me up to date as we resolved anything that came up, and was proactive with her outreach and recommendations to get the most out of the platform.  I find myself learning something new each time I chat with her, whether it be optimizations to my automations, new marketing ideas, or ways to increase engagement as I go into the holidays. 
Anonymous | 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

Springbot

No score
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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

Springbot

Springbit is more expensive, more complicated and delivered less.
Anonymous | 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

Springbot

No score
No answers yet
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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

Springbot

  • Springbot gave us a better idea of who our customer was. We just launched in January 2015 having been B2B previously. So we weren't really sure who we were marketing to.
  • I only paid $200/month for the service so I didn't waste a ton of money trying it out. They have a 30 day cancellation policy so I wasn't stuck in a year long contract.
  • It was a let down because I had such high hopes of everything it would allow me to do and see with one platform. Give them a couple more years and I think they will work out the kinks.
Melissa Best | 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

Mailchimp Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Springbot

General

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

Springbot Editions & Modules

Edition
Platform Base Package$199/month1
  1. for up to 5,000 subscribers (includes email marketing, social hub, reporting and dashboards, signup forms, automations, account management, support and onboarding. See website for additional package options.
Additional Pricing Details
See website for pricing calculator for additional pricing options.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Mailchimp
8.5
Springbot
5.5

Likelihood to Renew

Mailchimp
9.4
Springbot

Usability

Mailchimp
8.5
Springbot
7.7

Reliability and Availability

Mailchimp
10.0
Springbot

Performance

Mailchimp
10.0
Springbot

Support Rating

Mailchimp
10.0
Springbot
9.1

Implementation Rating

Mailchimp
8.8
Springbot

Scalability

Mailchimp
9.3
Springbot

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