Mailchimp vs. unbounce

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
unbounce
Score 7.3 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
Unbounce is a landing page builder for marketers. Marketers can use the drag and drop platform to create customized, responsive landing pages for their marketing campaigns.
$49
per month
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Essential
$79/mo
75 landing pages, 8 popups & sticky bars
Premium
$159/mo
150 landing pages, 16 popups & sticky bars
Enterprise
$399+/mo
375+ landing pages, 40+ popups and sticky bars
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
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Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsThe prices listed above are based on paying for plans monthly. If you'd like to see annual prices or compare our plans further, please visit unbounce.com/pricing.
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Community Pulse
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Considered Both Products
Mailchimp

No answer on this topic

unbounce
Chose unbounce
It is clearly a more powerful than Mailchimp for landings and pop-ups. We were limited with what we could do with Mailchimp and this tool is just laser focused on getting landings and pop up done easily and effectively. From templates, designs, improvement and scripts it does …
Chose unbounce
Unbounce is a robust tool that will allow users to continuously create and optimize landing pages as they grow. The product overall is easy to get started with, but it may take some time to set up and get used to the navigation. Support from tech, design and marketing teams …
Chose unbounce
We have not used other products like Unbounce. To be honest, once we started using Unbounce we stopped looking for a solution altogether because Unbounce ended up working out so well for us. I would say start with Unbounce and then see what you can add to make your Unbounce …
Chose unbounce
Unbounce and Leadpages are very similar, I really don't have anything bad to say about either. I chose Unbounce over Leadpages because of the customized URL option. From a branding perspective, it looks stronger to have try.mycompany.com/myoffer than something like mycompany.Lea…
Chose unbounce
I tried Optimizely which is bulky and buggy and is way more complicated than unbounce, I stopped using them after one day.
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
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Email & Online Marketing
Comparison of Email & Online Marketing features of Product A and Product B
Mailchimp
8.0
471 Ratings
4% above category average
unbounce
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Ratings
WYSIWYG email editor8.1437 Ratings00 Ratings
Dynamic content7.8420 Ratings00 Ratings
Ability to test dynamic content7.9401 Ratings00 Ratings
Landing pages7.5325 Ratings00 Ratings
A/B testing8.0356 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile optimization8.1430 Ratings00 Ratings
Email deliverability reporting8.5458 Ratings00 Ratings
List management8.1459 Ratings00 Ratings
Triggered drip sequences7.7317 Ratings00 Ratings
Lead Management
Comparison of Lead Management features of Product A and Product B
Mailchimp
9.1
2 Ratings
16% above category average
unbounce
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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
48 Ratings
6% above category average
unbounce
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Ratings
Calendaring8.443 Ratings00 Ratings
Event/webinar marketing7.734 Ratings00 Ratings
Social Media Marketing
Comparison of Social Media Marketing features of Product A and Product B
Mailchimp
8.1
41 Ratings
8% above category average
unbounce
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Ratings
Social sharing and campaigns8.239 Ratings00 Ratings
Social profile integration8.033 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Mailchimp
7.5
456 Ratings
0% above category average
unbounce
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Dashboards7.6119 Ratings00 Ratings
Standard reports8.0454 Ratings00 Ratings
Custom reports6.948 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform & Infrastructure
Comparison of Platform & Infrastructure features of Product A and Product B
Mailchimp
7.3
41 Ratings
4% below category average
unbounce
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Ratings
API7.831 Ratings00 Ratings
Role-based workflow & approvals6.26 Ratings00 Ratings
Customizability5.62 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with Salesforce.com8.320 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM7.517 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with SugarCRM8.12 Ratings00 Ratings
Third-party software integrations7.636 Ratings00 Ratings
SEO and Conversion Optimization
Comparison of SEO and Conversion Optimization features of Product A and Product B
Mailchimp
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Ratings
unbounce
5.2
12 Ratings
31% below category average
Landing page A/B testing:00 Ratings5.611 Ratings
Dynamic page text replacement00 Ratings5.38 Ratings
Real-time analytics dashboard00 Ratings5.511 Ratings
SEO tools00 Ratings4.611 Ratings
Optimization recommendations00 Ratings5.110 Ratings
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Small Businesses
Vbout
Vbout
Score 9.4 out of 10
Leadpages
Leadpages
Score 7.9 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
PFL Direct Mail Platform
PFL Direct Mail Platform
Score 9.3 out of 10
HubSpot Marketing Hub
HubSpot Marketing Hub
Score 8.5 out of 10
Enterprises
PFL Direct Mail Platform
PFL Direct Mail Platform
Score 9.3 out of 10
Adobe Marketo Engage
Adobe Marketo Engage
Score 8.2 out of 10
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User Ratings
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Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(495 ratings)
4.8
(49 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.5
(51 ratings)
7.7
(9 ratings)
Usability
8.4
(373 ratings)
7.8
(2 ratings)
Availability
9.5
(6 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Performance
9.0
(7 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
7.6
(13 ratings)
9.6
(4 ratings)
Implementation Rating
7.5
(22 ratings)
6.0
(1 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)
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(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
10.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
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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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unbounce
As I am using this platform for a long time, I believe I am happy with the services I am getting from this outstanding software. It has made my landing page experience better than ever without any coding knowledge to apply. It has upgraded my business in a positive direction and I believe I am using this software for many years to come.
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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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unbounce
  • AB testing is simple to set up. Clone a page make your changes and pit one or more against each other. Set the number of views and you're told the winner once the test is done. Simple
  • Tracking code is easy to add. Follow the straightforward instructions in the back end
  • Easy to add multiple domains to your account. So you can use the landing pages you build on numerous sites if you so desire
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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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unbounce
  • One of the cons of Unbouncewas the learning curve. We are very familiar now with the ends and outs but in the beginning, it would have been super helpful to have some sore of learning up front.
  • The pricing structure is not great for our particular organization. We will never need unlimited page views but we do often need more landing pages we make it work but the pricing model could be improved.
  • The reporting could be a little better. We supplement with some of our own trackings but for the most part, the reporting from Unbounce is a basic level understanding of how the page is performing.
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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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unbounce
The nonprofit discount makes it so affordable that my client was happy to continue their subscription all year round. They have used it to build landing pages to capture expressions of interest for their next recruitment window. It hasn't quite produced the sort of results we were hoping for, but I'm not sure that's Unbounce's fault.
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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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unbounce
Unbounce made it easy for my team to build landing pages for website and email. We gained valuable A/B testing insights and gathered information from visitors effectively converting them to leads. The Editor is straight forward and I was able to learn to use it on my own without instruction. CRM integration was easy and consistently worked.
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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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unbounce
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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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unbounce
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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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unbounce
Unbounce customer support is very strong. We have been able to connect with them via email and telephone mediums. They are very knowledgeable and can effectively help resolve difficult problems that are slowing us down. Overall Unbounce customer support is very professional. Our wait times have always been small or at least reasonable.
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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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unbounce
Choose a subdomain that is appropriate for multiple types of pages. You don't want to have to keep changing it. Think about using Google Tag Manager to manage your Google Analytics code and event tracking. Build one landing page to completion. Then make a copy of it if you need to create variant pages.
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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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unbounce
Despite my review for unbounce being not the greatest review or score in the world, when stacked up against its two biggest competitors, I'd prefer Unbounce over Leadpages and Instapage. Leadpages drag and drop editor, integrations, and overall UI/UX is 10x worse than unbounce and unbounce really leads in the category of nice templates and quickness to a production landing page with much better options and integrations.
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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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unbounce
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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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unbounce
  • Unbounce has positively impacted PPC Director's ability to provide clientele with the service of building informative, relevant, and high-converting landing pages. For instance, the traceable effectiveness of landing pages built by PPC Director in Unbounce remains directly correlated to long-term client retention.
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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.

unbounce Screenshots

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