Robly vs. SharpSpring from Constant Contact

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Robly
Score 8.8 out of 10
N/A
Robly is an email marketing solution designed for small businesses. It's key features are its ability to auto-resend unopened emails, pop-up widgets, and proprietary AI-powered software that sends emails based on schedules specific to each recipient.
$19
per month
SharpSpring from Constant Contact
Score 7.8 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
SharpSpring, a Constant Contact company, is a revenue growth marketing platform that helps small businesses generate leads, improve conversions to sales, and drive higher returns on marketing investment. The platform, open architecture and customer support, along with flexible contracts, aim to drive real results for a growing business or digital marketing agency.
$399
per month
Pricing
RoblySharpSpring from Constant Contact
Editions & Modules
Robly
$19
per month
1,000 Contacts
$399
per month
2,500 Contacts
$499
per month
5,000 Contacts
$699
per month
10,000 Contacts
$899
per month
20,000 Contacts
$1,299
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
RoblySharpSpring from Constant Contact
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeRequired
Additional Details
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RoblySharpSpring from Constant Contact
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
RoblySharpSpring from Constant Contact
Email & Online Marketing
Comparison of Email & Online Marketing features of Product A and Product B
Robly
9.0
41 Ratings
SharpSpring from Constant Contact
7.4
506 Ratings
WYSIWYG email editor9.033 Ratings7.8466 Ratings
Dynamic content9.229 Ratings7.3450 Ratings
A/B testing9.222 Ratings7.9393 Ratings
Mobile optimization8.235 Ratings3.5424 Ratings
Email deliverability reporting9.675 Ratings8.8813 Ratings
List management9.041 Ratings9.0496 Ratings
Triggered drip sequences9.120 Ratings9.2471 Ratings
Ability to test dynamic content00 Ratings6.8431 Ratings
Landing pages00 Ratings6.5438 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Robly
9.4
40 Ratings
SharpSpring from Constant Contact
8.6
492 Ratings
Standard reports9.440 Ratings8.8484 Ratings
Dashboards00 Ratings8.4484 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings8.8445 Ratings
Lead Management
Comparison of Lead Management features of Product A and Product B
Robly
-
Ratings
SharpSpring from Constant Contact
8.9
495 Ratings
Lead nurturing00 Ratings9.4482 Ratings
Lead scoring and grading00 Ratings8.6488 Ratings
Data quality management00 Ratings8.7464 Ratings
Automated sales alerts and tasks00 Ratings9.0460 Ratings
Campaign Management
Comparison of Campaign Management features of Product A and Product B
Robly
-
Ratings
SharpSpring from Constant Contact
8.6
398 Ratings
Calendaring00 Ratings8.4336 Ratings
Event/webinar marketing00 Ratings8.8317 Ratings
Social Media Marketing
Comparison of Social Media Marketing features of Product A and Product B
Robly
-
Ratings
SharpSpring from Constant Contact
7.0
375 Ratings
Social sharing and campaigns00 Ratings6.9314 Ratings
Social profile integration00 Ratings7.1360 Ratings
Platform & Infrastructure
Comparison of Platform & Infrastructure features of Product A and Product B
Robly
-
Ratings
SharpSpring from Constant Contact
8.1
464 Ratings
API00 Ratings8.4363 Ratings
Role-based workflow & approvals00 Ratings8.3401 Ratings
Customizability00 Ratings8.2438 Ratings
Integration with Salesforce.com00 Ratings8.0216 Ratings
Integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM00 Ratings7.998 Ratings
Integration with SugarCRM00 Ratings7.691 Ratings
User Ratings
RoblySharpSpring from Constant Contact
Likelihood to Recommend
9.2
(41 ratings)
9.2
(520 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.2
(1 ratings)
7.9
(32 ratings)
Usability
7.3
(1 ratings)
7.8
(70 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
7.4
(3 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
3.7
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
7.3
(2 ratings)
8.1
(80 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
4.5
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
7.3
(2 ratings)
7.5
(15 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
4.5
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
4.5
(2 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
2.9
(2 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
1.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
RoblySharpSpring from Constant Contact
Likelihood to Recommend
Robly
I would absolutely recommend Robly to my colleagues. I have used Robly for over six years now and have found so many positives over my years of using it! It provides an easy way for us to keep our contacts organized, and we can easily embed forms into our website. When comparing Robly's pricing options with other email platforms, it won by a landslide. Some small aspects of the program may seem a little outdated, but I have everything I need and more!
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Constant Contact
SharpSpring is great for creating and tracking campaigns that span multiple channels. With the Salesforce integration, we are able to keep our Sales team focused inside Salesforce without them needing to learn a new tool. Our Marketing team uses SharpSpring to nurture leads before handing them off to the Sales team. Though the features are available, SharpSpring would not be suitable for social media management or blogs; our third-party tools do a better job at that.
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Pros
Robly
  • Robly constantly updates the status information of each email that is sent from its platform, which helps to ensure that there are no problems reviewing the number of people among the targets that could be interested in our service or product, and become customers, when it is necessary to identify them from those who are not, and that otherwise would cause high error margins in the reports.
  • The software has a visual power that is very easy to extend through third-party platforms, allowing us to create content in services such as Photoshop, which we can then include in mailings, although it is also feasible to import the content in the traditional way, through image formats. Among these, the best one to work with is PNG, which allows us to remove the background content so that the important section of the image fits better with the format of the e-mails.
  • Robly works with services based on the optimization of group projects, whose integration serves to send emails to all participants equally, and that these are kept constantly notified about updates to the work, and can be coupled well in advance to these updates, so that no confusion arises at the time of unifying the work sent and points within the same should not be exposed.
  • In reality, Robly's technical support is something we have never had the opportunity to interact with, as the platform is not so buggy that we would need to contact them for advice. In any case, they are likely to show promising results considering the quality of the service.
  • It has been very easy to get familiar with the functions Robly has to work with advanced email address database configurations without losing track of the progress of each campaign, and this is thanks to the well-optimized structure of the platform.
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Constant Contact
  • Their Emailers are very easy to construct and user-friendly. It takes your Newsletter and sales emails to the next level, especially with the action groups and trigger functionalities.
  • The life of the lead functionality allows you to see when leads get warmer, so you know when to send them what. Helps improve conversions.
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Cons
Robly
  • I don't have many cons for Robly. One thing that would be helpful is concerning adding a set of emails to the contact list. It would be nice to receive a list of emails that are not added and a reason why (e.g., duplicate, etc.).
  • I have noticed that when I am editing an email campaign, at times it will unexpectedly stop showing me the text editing menu bar, and there doesn't seem to be a way to call it back up. This can be resolved by saving and exiting the campaign and then reopening, but it breaks into my work flow and is an inconvenience. I have not been able to find a pattern for the occurrence of the glitch.
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Constant Contact
  • The landing page builder is a bit hard to use. Doesn’t have much flexibility.
  • Sometimes confusing between types of workflows to use. Opportunity versus visual.
  • If you imported contacts that weren’t formatted correctly. It is hard to delete a bull amount. Need to type DELETE for each one manually. No bull options to make changes.
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Likelihood to Renew
Robly
Because we like the price and value. The annual subscription model allows us to maximize usage without worrying too much about cost, being a small mom and pop outfit.
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Constant Contact
We have been very impressed with all aspects of this software and the potential for it to radically change how we operate is huge! Support has been exceptional and we have discovered many extra uses for the software than originally thought. Not only will it give us benefits for our company's growth, but for our client's growth as well.
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Usability
Robly
We feel that allowing the USER to interact with templates more readily is NOT there. The social media APPS could be simplified and marketed better to allow users to discover ROBLY through our Facebook page or TWITTER account in order to subscribe.
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Constant Contact
This rating is coming from an administrative perspective. With so many features, workflows, dashboards, and more, there is certainly a lot going on, and even the most savvy software user can get a little overwhelmed when trying to decide how to best implement and utilize the platform to its full potential. That being said, the SharpSpring platform is well-implemented and well-organized, with most solutions being fairly intuitive, once you have a grasp of the software. It is fairly easy to learn, but difficult to master. Just like any powerful platform, however, the complexity is worth it, and once you are comfortable navigating and problem solving within SharpSpring, it becomes a great marketing and sales tool which can do virtually anything you need it to.
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Support Rating
Robly
We sometimes got through to a message taking service but they were not able to resolve our issue with a one-call solution necessarily always.
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Constant Contact
The support is great which really helps overcome challenges if you become stuck and the training videos are great too. Same-day replies are great and I even got some help with some CSS code on the chat. Not many organizations would do this or even respond.
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Implementation Rating
Robly
We should have been granted a MOBILE RESPONSIVE email template from the get-go. We were never offered any alternatives.
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Constant Contact
Overall I would say to be patient and bring everyone who will be touching the platform to the onboarding sessions. The Virtual Classroom lets you onboard as quickly or slowly as you want. Sales, marketing, design, account management, get 'em all in on it. For the most part, they will be happy to use this platform. I recommend getting as many people as possible to see the SharpSpring demo.
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Alternatives Considered
Robly
Robly has much of the same functionality as Constant Contact. I find Robly's interface to be more intuitive. Robly allows us to upload as many images and documents as we want, without charging us extra. Robly's subscription price is lower than Constant Contact. Their newsletter archiving is also more robust. With Constant Contact, I felt "nickled and dimed." Not only is Robly's base price lower, it's the price! You can upgrade to unlock more sophisticated features.
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Constant Contact
We use different CRMs for different clients, mostly due to budget and other requirements. SharpSpring from Constant Contact is in the middle, price-wise, but is slightly more user-friendly than ActiveCampaign when it comes to certain things, such as drip campaigns and workflows. Though the price can be prohibitive to some clients, it is extremely robust. I definitely prefer the list-building, the ability to send smart emails and the WYSIWYG editor.
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Return on Investment
Robly
  • There has been an increase in revenue in the last month, which is reflected in our ROI of 300%.
  • Results are shown quickly, although this depends directly on the investment made in the platform (the $15 price is only for the base plan).
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Constant Contact
  • Streamlined Processes - sales and marketing are now all in the same place.
  • Reduced Number of Platforms/Tools - CRM/lead management, email, automation, landing pages, forms, etc are all in the same place rather than using multiple tools.
  • Time-saving - sales pipeline is very easy to use for sales. For marketing, we have dozens of workflows that eliminate much of our manual processes from the past.
  • Return on Investment - We're more focused on moving the building the business than ever before because SharpSpring has simplified so many of our business operations and we're seeing massive results!
  • Lead generation - Up SIGNIFICANTLY (between 3x & 4x) since setting up SharpSpring.
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