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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...

Buffer helps users manage multiple social media accounts at once as well as quickly schedule content from anywhere on the...

  • 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

8,358

4,650

978

150

72

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

5

4

3

2

1

684

368

67

5

4

  • 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

The scheduling was great and the reports are probably the best out there. It also has a great mobile app which never crashed on me.
It's great to help clients who have never used a scheduling platform before, it's quite easy to use and reliable.
I love social media schedulers, and this is a good one. I like that it's relatively inexpensive, and easy to connect with social media accounts.

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

Buffer has been one of the only platforms I've had trouble with when it comes to failed posts. It didn't happen that frequently, but it happened often enough that it was a pain point.
It can be a little confusing to learn the interface and features of customizing for each platform.
But these generally are problems users can expect to encounter with any social scheduling platform.
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review4 days ago
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review12 days ago

Key features

  • Total features139
  • @mentions
  • 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
  • Calendar Management
  • Campaign Analytics
  • Campaign Management
  • Campaign Segmentation
  • Channel Management
  • Click Tracking
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management
  • Content Library
  • 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
  • Data Visualization
  • 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 Editing
  • Image Library
  • Interaction Tracking
  • Knowledge Base Management
  • Landing Pages/Web Forms
  • Lead Capture
  • 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
  • Multimedia Support
  • 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
  • Rich Text Editor
  • Search Marketing
  • Search/Filter
  • Secure Login
  • Segmentation
  • Shared Inboxes
  • Site Intercept Survey
  • Skip Logic
  • Social Advertising
  • Social Marketing
  • Social Media Integration
  • Social Media Monitoring
  • Social Media Retargeting
  • Social Performance Management
  • Social Promotion
  • Spam Blocker
  • Subscription Management
  • Support Audio/Images/Video
  • Survey Builder
  • Tagging
  • Template Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • To-Do List
  • Two-Factor Authentication
  • URL Customization
  • Unsubscribe Database
  • Usage Tracking/Analytics
  • User Management
  • Visual Analytics
  • WYSIWYG Editor
  • Website Integration
  • Website Visitor Tracking
  • Workflow Management
  • XML / RSS
  • eCommerce Management
  • Total features28
  • @mentions
  • 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
  • Calendar Management
  • Campaign Analytics
  • Campaign Management
  • Campaign Segmentation
  • Channel Management
  • Click Tracking
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management
  • Content Library
  • 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
  • Data Visualization
  • 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 Editing
  • Image Library
  • Interaction Tracking
  • Knowledge Base Management
  • Landing Pages/Web Forms
  • Lead Capture
  • 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
  • Multimedia Support
  • 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
  • Rich Text Editor
  • Search Marketing
  • Search/Filter
  • Secure Login
  • Segmentation
  • Shared Inboxes
  • Site Intercept Survey
  • Skip Logic
  • Social Advertising
  • Social Marketing
  • Social Media Integration
  • Social Media Monitoring
  • Social Media Retargeting
  • Social Performance Management
  • Social Promotion
  • Spam Blocker
  • Subscription Management
  • Support Audio/Images/Video
  • Survey Builder
  • Tagging
  • Template Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • To-Do List
  • Two-Factor Authentication
  • URL Customization
  • Unsubscribe Database
  • Usage Tracking/Analytics
  • User Management
  • Visual Analytics
  • WYSIWYG Editor
  • Website Integration
  • Website Visitor Tracking
  • Workflow Management
  • XML / RSS
  • eCommerce Management

Integrations

  • Total integrations1379
  • 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 integrations86
  • 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