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Mailchimp

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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

WhatCounts

How big is your email list? For the money WhatCounts allows us to manage a large list and gives us great tools. If you have a small list this product might be more than you need.How many emails do you want to send? WhatCounts charges by the email and of course you get a better price per email the more emails you send. If you will not be sending many emails or are sending to a small list WhatCounts might not be the right tool for you.
Holli Drewry | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

Mailchimp
8.1
WhatCounts
9.8
WYSIWYG email editor
Mailchimp
8.5
WhatCounts
9.0
Dynamic content
Mailchimp
7.8
WhatCounts
Ability to test dynamic content
Mailchimp
7.9
WhatCounts
Landing pages
Mailchimp
7.6
WhatCounts
10.0
A/B testing
Mailchimp
7.8
WhatCounts
10.0
Mobile optimization
Mailchimp
8.6
WhatCounts
10.0
Email deliverability reporting
Mailchimp
8.8
WhatCounts
10.0
List management
Mailchimp
8.3
WhatCounts
10.0
Triggered drip sequences
Mailchimp
7.7
WhatCounts

Lead Management

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

Campaign Management

Mailchimp
10.0
WhatCounts
Calendaring
Mailchimp
10.0
WhatCounts
Event/webinar marketing
Mailchimp
10.0
WhatCounts

Social Media Marketing

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

Reporting & Analytics

Mailchimp
7.8
WhatCounts
10.0
Dashboards
Mailchimp
7.7
WhatCounts
10.0
Standard reports
Mailchimp
8.2
WhatCounts
10.0
Custom reports
Mailchimp
7.4
WhatCounts

Platform & Infrastructure

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

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

WhatCounts

  • We receive super customer service from a dedicated account representative.
  • The list management tools are easy to use and give us granular insight into what users are opening and where they are clicking.
  • The analytics give us a variety of ways to look at the types of devices being used to view our content and the ways our users interact with content. For example we can see that most opens are on mobile but if a reader wants to spend time clicking into more in depth content they move over to a desktop computer.
Holli Drewry | 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

WhatCounts

  • Some of the list management tools were hard to find at first but now I use them every month. If I could change one thing I would allow the account details filter window to show all the available slots with no scrolling and I would add a feature to set / reset all selections on the dropdowns.
Holli Drewry | 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

WhatCounts

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

WhatCounts

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

WhatCounts

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

WhatCounts

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

WhatCounts

WhatCounts 10.0
Based on 1 answer
We have a great representative. She schedules regular calls with our team and helps us learn new ways to use the tool. We get great personal support. I know she has many other clients but I always feel like she has time for me and genuinely enjoys working with our team.
Holli Drewry | 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

WhatCounts

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

WhatCounts

We selected WhatCounts because it had the ability to help us manage our large list and gave us tools to help tailor our messages. In addition, WhatCounts had the ability to allow us to have an enterprise license but we could still have individual department accounts.
Holli Drewry | 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

WhatCounts

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

WhatCounts

  • We use WhatCounts as a communication tool to our external groups mainly families and alumni. In our case our main objective is to get these groups timely information. While some of our emails do have a call to action for example signing up for Family Weekend or a Reunion Weekend we don't use the tool to generate leads in the way many organizations use html email.
Holli Drewry | 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

WhatCounts

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Mailchimp
8.5
WhatCounts
10.0

Likelihood to Renew

Mailchimp
9.4
WhatCounts

Usability

Mailchimp
8.5
WhatCounts

Reliability and Availability

Mailchimp
10.0
WhatCounts

Performance

Mailchimp
10.0
WhatCounts

Support Rating

Mailchimp
10.0
WhatCounts
10.0

Implementation Rating

Mailchimp
8.8
WhatCounts

Scalability

Mailchimp
9.3
WhatCounts

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