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Mailchimp vs ReferralCandy Comparison

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Overview

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MailChimp is a marketing automation platform that allows users to create, send & analyze email & ad campaigns, with email...

Customer referrals are the key to viral marketing and a thriving business. ReferralCandy automatically tracks referrals and...

  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials
  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials

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Pricing

Starting from
$

10

/momonth
  • Free trial available
  • No credit card required
  • Free account
  • Subscription based
Starting from
$

15

/momonth
  • Free trial available
  • No credit card required
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

User reviews

5

4

3

2

1

8,351

4,646

978

150

72

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
97%
would recommend this app

5

4

3

2

1

128

53

12

2

2

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
97%
would recommend this app

Pros

This software is great for social media, has advanced features with it and allows you to have a free trial with it. The email campaign is very straight forward and easy to use.
Mailchimp is the best, I have learned about their features, and they are perfect especially for a beginning business or business with a small following. They make it really easy for you to use.
The greatest benefit to using this program is the integration possibilities. It is compatible with a lot of the other software/programs we use so integration was seamless and saved time & money.

Pros

He's right on any issues I have with my backend support needs and has been very helpful to me in upping our referral game. Thanks for some outstanding service, team.
The customer account portal allows users to manage their referrals and see their rewards, which is nice. RC's customer service is always responsive and honest.
Great product, does the job well! and amazing support. We are excited to launch our site and to see if our referral program would bring in revenue.

Cons

I have had instances where the emails sometimes end up in the spam folder or promotions folder, which can be annoying and needs to be figured out.
For a company that's been around as long as Mailchimp has, it's crazy to me how bad the UX/UI is. It's just hard to use so much of the time.
Very confusing, very difficult to figure out where to click , also when you input a wrong email address it blocks your whole process of sending emails to others.

Cons

That it is not integrated with ECWID. I had a problem with the system to recognize INVOICES that were coming in.
Internally testing the functionality of a new referral program is a pain.
It was confusing if it would work without my clients needing to use a payment.
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review2 days ago
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review7 days ago

Key features

  • Total features139
  • AB Testing
  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Analytics/ROI Tracking
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Assessment Management
  • Audience Targeting
  • Auto-Responders
  • Automated Publishing
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Behavior Analytics
  • Behavioral Targeting
  • CAN SPAM Compliance
  • Campaign Analytics
  • Campaign Management
  • Campaign Segmentation
  • Channel Management
  • Click Tracking
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management
  • Content Management
  • Conversion Tracking
  • Customer Accounts
  • Customer Activity Tracking
  • Customer Database
  • Customer Journey Mapping
  • Customer Profiles
  • Customer Segmentation
  • Customer Surveys
  • Customizable CTAs
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Analysis Tools
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Synchronization
  • Delivery Tracking
  • Demographic Data
  • Design Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • Drip Campaigns
  • Dynamic Content
  • Email Campaign Management
  • Email Distribution
  • Email Management
  • Email Marketing
  • Email Templates
  • Email Tracking
  • Engagement Tracking
  • Event Triggered Actions
  • Form Builder
  • Geolocation
  • Geotargeting
  • Image Library
  • Interaction Tracking
  • Knowledge Base Management
  • Landing Pages/Web Forms
  • Lead Capture
  • Lead Engagement
  • Lead Generation
  • Lead Management
  • Lead Nurturing
  • List Management
  • Live Chat
  • Location Tracking
  • Loyalty Program
  • Mail Merge
  • Mailing List Management
  • Marketing Automation
  • Marketing Calendar
  • Mass Texting
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Optimized Emails
  • Mobile Retargeting
  • Mobile Survey
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Account Management
  • Multi-Campaign
  • Multi-Channel Communication
  • Multi-Channel Distribution
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-Channel Marketing
  • Multiple Projects
  • Multiple User Accounts
  • Multivariate Testing
  • Offline Response Collection
  • Order Management
  • Order Processing
  • Personalization
  • Post Scheduling
  • Preview Functionality
  • Question Branching
  • Question Library
  • Question Piping
  • Randomization
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Editing
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Recommendations
  • Referral Tracking
  • Registration Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Response Quotas
  • Response Validation
  • Responsive
  • Rewards Management
  • Rich Text Editor
  • Search Marketing
  • Search/Filter
  • Segmentation
  • Shared Inboxes
  • Site Intercept Survey
  • Skip Logic
  • Social Advertising
  • Social Marketing
  • Social Media Integration
  • Social Media Monitoring
  • Social Media Retargeting
  • Social Promotion
  • Spam Blocker
  • Subscription Management
  • Support Audio/Images/Video
  • Survey Builder
  • Template Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • To-Do List
  • URL Customization
  • Unsubscribe Database
  • Usage Tracking/Analytics
  • WYSIWYG Editor
  • Website Integration
  • Website Visitor Tracking
  • Workflow Management
  • XML / RSS
  • eCommerce Management
  • Total features6
  • AB Testing
  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Analytics/ROI Tracking
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Assessment Management
  • Audience Targeting
  • Auto-Responders
  • Automated Publishing
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Behavior Analytics
  • Behavioral Targeting
  • CAN SPAM Compliance
  • Campaign Analytics
  • Campaign Management
  • Campaign Segmentation
  • Channel Management
  • Click Tracking
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management
  • Content Management
  • Conversion Tracking
  • Customer Accounts
  • Customer Activity Tracking
  • Customer Database
  • Customer Journey Mapping
  • Customer Profiles
  • Customer Segmentation
  • Customer Surveys
  • Customizable CTAs
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Analysis Tools
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Synchronization
  • Delivery Tracking
  • Demographic Data
  • Design Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • Drip Campaigns
  • Dynamic Content
  • Email Campaign Management
  • Email Distribution
  • Email Management
  • Email Marketing
  • Email Templates
  • Email Tracking
  • Engagement Tracking
  • Event Triggered Actions
  • Form Builder
  • Geolocation
  • Geotargeting
  • Image Library
  • Interaction Tracking
  • Knowledge Base Management
  • Landing Pages/Web Forms
  • Lead Capture
  • Lead Engagement
  • Lead Generation
  • Lead Management
  • Lead Nurturing
  • List Management
  • Live Chat
  • Location Tracking
  • Loyalty Program
  • Mail Merge
  • Mailing List Management
  • Marketing Automation
  • Marketing Calendar
  • Mass Texting
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Optimized Emails
  • Mobile Retargeting
  • Mobile Survey
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Account Management
  • Multi-Campaign
  • Multi-Channel Communication
  • Multi-Channel Distribution
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-Channel Marketing
  • Multiple Projects
  • Multiple User Accounts
  • Multivariate Testing
  • Offline Response Collection
  • Order Management
  • Order Processing
  • Personalization
  • Post Scheduling
  • Preview Functionality
  • Question Branching
  • Question Library
  • Question Piping
  • Randomization
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Editing
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Recommendations
  • Referral Tracking
  • Registration Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Response Quotas
  • Response Validation
  • Responsive
  • Rewards Management
  • Rich Text Editor
  • Search Marketing
  • Search/Filter
  • Segmentation
  • Shared Inboxes
  • Site Intercept Survey
  • Skip Logic
  • Social Advertising
  • Social Marketing
  • Social Media Integration
  • Social Media Monitoring
  • Social Media Retargeting
  • Social Promotion
  • Spam Blocker
  • Subscription Management
  • Support Audio/Images/Video
  • Survey Builder
  • Template Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • To-Do List
  • URL Customization
  • Unsubscribe Database
  • Usage Tracking/Analytics
  • WYSIWYG Editor
  • Website Integration
  • Website Visitor Tracking
  • Workflow Management
  • XML / RSS
  • eCommerce Management

Integrations

  • Total integrations1343
  • BigCommerce
  • Drupal
  • Facebook
  • Google AdWords
  • Google Analytics
  • HubSpot CRM
  • HubSpot Marketing Hub
  • Instagram
  • LinkedIn
  • Magento Commerce
  • Mailchimp
  • Marketo Engage
  • Pipedrive
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Twitter
  • WooCommerce
  • Wordpress
  • Zapier
  • Total integrations8
  • BigCommerce
  • Drupal
  • Facebook
  • Google AdWords
  • Google Analytics
  • HubSpot CRM
  • HubSpot Marketing Hub
  • Instagram
  • LinkedIn
  • Magento Commerce
  • Mailchimp
  • Marketo Engage
  • Pipedrive
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Twitter
  • WooCommerce
  • Wordpress
  • Zapier

Security

  • Encryption of sensitive data at rest
  • HTTPS for all pages (web-based apps)
  • Reports/alerts for security breaches
  • Multifactor authentication options
  • Customer data removed upon service cancellation
  • Encryption of sensitive data at rest
  • HTTPS for all pages (web-based apps)
  • Reports/alerts for security breaches
  • Multifactor authentication options
  • Customer data removed upon service cancellation

User reviews that mention these apps

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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ReferralCandy

Great support

Reviewed 2 years ago
Pros

ReferralCandy is super easy to implement, launch and integrate with other platforms, such as Mailchimp, Google Ads, Google Analytics and Facebook Ads.

Cons

Honestly, don't know about anything by this time.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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ReferralCandy

Using ReferralCandy as an affiliate program

Reviewed a year ago

In my business model, I am trying to create a win-win situation with my wholesale clients. They get a continual reward for referring their clients to my retail site. While I'm just in the early stages of trying out the program, so far the setup has been easy. We're keeping our fingers crossed for success.

Pros

I'm just in the free trial of this software, but so far it's been an easy set up. I'm a small business owner. I'm not a developer, but have some basic HTML skills. The site is reasonably easy for someone like me to set up as an affiliate. As a pure referral program, it would be no problem. The integration with MailChimp was simple and easy too. My support person [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] was *extremely* helpful in clarifying things for me.

Cons

There could be better explanation on how to use the site for affiliate purposes. Also, giving the admin the ability to batch remove customers would be preferred. They can be removed individually, but for a large number it's tedious. A simple thing, it would be nice if the chat box was a separate pop-up that can be viewed when navigating elsewhere on the site. There are some 404 issues with the site, like on the Help & Support link.

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