Litmus is the only choice for email testing, collaboration, analytics
December 15, 2021

Litmus is the only choice for email testing, collaboration, analytics

Mitch McCline | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Litmus

Our organization uses Litmus for pre-send testing which includes email client rendering, accessibility, spam, link checking. This prevents us from deploying campaigns with errors. We use Litmus proof for our review and approval process. We also use Litmus to cover the Analytics our ESP doesn't offer. Litmus offers our organization reliable and unreliable opens and reads the time. These metrics are not offered by our ESP so we utilize Litmus. Most recently Litmus helped our business track IOS 15 and Apple Mail Privacy Protection adoption. This was critical for us to determine when to halt non-opener remailers and journeys using open behavior to power the journey.
  • Proofs - Saves a ton of time on our approval process
  • Email client rendering
  • Analytics
  • Education - webinars & blog posts
  • Conferences
  • I would like to see aggregate analytics from spam testing. I think a high-level view of all spam tests over time would be beneficial to track deliverability over time.
  • The ability to delete analytics tracking codes once they have been created in case that campaign doesn't end up sending for whatever reason.
  • I would like the ability to inject analytics tacking into campaigns in SFMC Content Builder
  • Save time on approval process
  • Ensures that we are not sending emails with errors without extensive inbox testing manually
  • Provides analytics insights our ESP doesn't offer
The deeper visibility into [reading] time for campaigns without a transactional CTA has been the only way for us to measure success for our more informational campaigns. Deeper visibility into unreliable opens with the IOS 15 release provided us with a deeper understanding of adoption so we could take the appropriate actions on non-opener and open-powered journeys.
We are using the sharing feature for non-Litmus users to collect feedback from department stakeholders. This allows us to reduce the approval process time and collaborate with departments outside of marketing.
I explored using Email on Acid in a previous role and at the time Litmus offered many more features that no other competitor including Email on Acid offered.

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I have used Litmus for the 14 years I have been doing email marketing. I would not consider using another service because Litmus offers more than email testing but offers workflow solutions and Analytics not found on ESPs or other competitor products. Litmus helps our organization efficiently and effectively get emails through the approval process which includes stakeholders. I do not know of any other product on the market that is approachable for stakeholders to quickly give feedback on emails so our campaign managers can action changes. Without Litmus Proof the alternative workflow is cumbersome and inefficient. In my opinion, Litmus is only less appropriate for smaller organizations due to the price for the base plan. An organization has to send a lot of emails and likely require a reasonable ROI to justify the cost of Litmus. Organizations with small budgets to invest in the email are not a good candidate for Litmus, however, the Litmus competitors are not any better in terms of barriers to [investing] in email testing & enhanced analytics.

Litmus Feature Ratings

Ability to test dynamic content
Mobile optimization
Email deliverability reporting
Standard reports
Custom reports
URL Validation
Spam Testing
Email Previews

Evaluating Litmus and Competitors

  • Price
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
  • Prior Experience with the Product
Price is always the most important factor for any product selection. ROI has to make the software worth purchasing. Product usability is a close second because if your team is not able to effectively use a tool the cost is not justifiable.

Using Litmus

Like to use
Relatively simple
Easy to use
Technical support not required
Well integrated
Quick to learn
Feel confident using
  • Checklist
  • Proof
  • Analytics
I have used Litmus with different team Members with different levels of experience in email marketing tools and technical abilities. I have had no issues training anyone on my team to use Litmus.