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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...

Iterable is the customer activation platform that helps brands deliver joyful experiences with harmonized, individualized,...

  • 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

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  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

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  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

User reviews

5

4

3

2

1

9.1K

5K

1K

159

76

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

4.3

44

5

4

3

2

1

22

16

4

0

2

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
95%
would recommend this app

Pros

I've had a very positive experience. The help desk was able to respond to some of my questions pretty quickly, I like the functionality and my emails look good.
Mailchimp is very great software. I like how it's easy to interface, and how you can clean the data.
I like how Mailchimp keeps track of my audience and helps me categorize them for different types of emails. I also like being able to create appealing and interactive emails for my viewers.

Pros

Great product for a great value. We use it for all our clients and it delivers far superior service than any of its competitors that we have tried.
I like that it's incredibly easy to use. As opposed to a software like salesforce thats much less user friendly, iterable is super simple, but still lots of features.
Amazing customer support that's very responsive, knowledgeable and always eager to help. Iterable is very receptive to user feedback, and is constantly improving and building the too.

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.
Mailchimp is used by many which means that spam filters are more likely to tag your emails as spam. I did not have any other problems with Mailchimp.
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.

Cons

Blaming Segment for failure to merge anonymous events with identified users, blaming Segment for integration failures that caused significant loss of data. Awful limitations of workflows.
Our engineers get a bit frustrated about some of the technical limitations.
Problems with adding new users to lists and with clients that are less digital-savy to navigate the backend on their own.
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  • Last review2 months ago

Key features

  • Total features134
  • AB Testing
  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Audience Targeting
  • Auto-Responders
  • Automated Publishing
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Behavior Analytics
  • Behavioral Targeting
  • CAN SPAM Compliance
  • Campaign Analytics
  • Campaign Management
  • Campaign Segmentation
  • Campaign Tracking
  • Channel Management
  • Click Tracking
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Communication Management
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management
  • Content Management
  • Contextual Targeting
  • Conversion Tracking
  • Coupons
  • Customer Accounts
  • Customer Activity Tracking
  • Customer Database
  • Customer Journey Mapping
  • Customer Profiles
  • Customer Segmentation
  • Customer Surveys
  • Customizable CTAs
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Templates
  • Dashboard
  • Data Analysis Tools
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Synchronization
  • 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
  • For iPad Devices
  • Form Builder
  • Geolocation
  • Geotargeting
  • Image Library
  • Interaction Tracking
  • Landing Pages/Web Forms
  • Lead Capture
  • Lead Generation
  • Lead Nurturing
  • Lead Segmentation
  • List Management
  • Live Chat
  • Location Tracking
  • Location-Based Marketing
  • 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 Attribution
  • Multi-Channel Communication
  • Multi-Channel Data Collection
  • Multi-Channel Distribution
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-Channel Marketing
  • Multiple User Accounts
  • Multivariate Testing
  • Offline Response Collection
  • Order Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Personalization
  • Post Scheduling
  • Publishing Options
  • Push Notifications
  • Question Branching
  • Question Library
  • Question Piping
  • ROI Tracking
  • Randomization
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Editing
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Recommendations
  • Referral Tracking
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Response Quotas
  • Response Validation
  • Responsive
  • SMS Marketing
  • SMS Messaging
  • Search Marketing
  • Search/Filter
  • Segmentation
  • Shared Inboxes
  • Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
  • 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
  • Team Management
  • Template Management
  • Text-to-Win
  • Third Party Integrations
  • To-Do List
  • URL Customization
  • Unsubscribe Database
  • WYSIWYG Editor
  • Website Integration
  • Website Visitor Tracking
  • Workflow Management
  • eCommerce Management
  • Total features46
  • AB Testing
  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Audience Targeting
  • Auto-Responders
  • Automated Publishing
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Behavior Analytics
  • Behavioral Targeting
  • CAN SPAM Compliance
  • Campaign Analytics
  • Campaign Management
  • Campaign Segmentation
  • Campaign Tracking
  • Channel Management
  • Click Tracking
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Communication Management
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management
  • Content Management
  • Contextual Targeting
  • Conversion Tracking
  • Coupons
  • Customer Accounts
  • Customer Activity Tracking
  • Customer Database
  • Customer Journey Mapping
  • Customer Profiles
  • Customer Segmentation
  • Customer Surveys
  • Customizable CTAs
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Templates
  • Dashboard
  • Data Analysis Tools
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Synchronization
  • 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
  • For iPad Devices
  • Form Builder
  • Geolocation
  • Geotargeting
  • Image Library
  • Interaction Tracking
  • Landing Pages/Web Forms
  • Lead Capture
  • Lead Generation
  • Lead Nurturing
  • Lead Segmentation
  • List Management
  • Live Chat
  • Location Tracking
  • Location-Based Marketing
  • 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 Attribution
  • Multi-Channel Communication
  • Multi-Channel Data Collection
  • Multi-Channel Distribution
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-Channel Marketing
  • Multiple User Accounts
  • Multivariate Testing
  • Offline Response Collection
  • Order Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Personalization
  • Post Scheduling
  • Publishing Options
  • Push Notifications
  • Question Branching
  • Question Library
  • Question Piping
  • ROI Tracking
  • Randomization
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Editing
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Recommendations
  • Referral Tracking
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Response Quotas
  • Response Validation
  • Responsive
  • SMS Marketing
  • SMS Messaging
  • Search Marketing
  • Search/Filter
  • Segmentation
  • Shared Inboxes
  • Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
  • 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
  • Team Management
  • Template Management
  • Text-to-Win
  • Third Party Integrations
  • To-Do List
  • URL Customization
  • Unsubscribe Database
  • WYSIWYG Editor
  • Website Integration
  • Website Visitor Tracking
  • Workflow Management
  • eCommerce Management

Integrations

  • Total integrations1650
  • Adobe Commerce
  • BigCommerce
  • Google Ads
  • Google Analytics 360
  • HubSpot CRM
  • HubSpot Marketing Hub
  • Instagram
  • LinkedIn for Business
  • Mailchimp
  • Marketo Engage
  • Meta for Business
  • Pipedrive
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Stripe
  • Twitter
  • WooCommerce
  • WordPress
  • Zapier
  • Total integrations27
  • Adobe Commerce
  • BigCommerce
  • Google Ads
  • Google Analytics 360
  • HubSpot CRM
  • HubSpot Marketing Hub
  • Instagram
  • LinkedIn for Business
  • Mailchimp
  • Marketo Engage
  • Meta for Business
  • Pipedrive
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Stripe
  • Twitter
  • WooCommerce
  • WordPress
  • Zapier

User reviews that mention these apps

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Mailchimp

Simple, Easy to Use, but not many advanced features.

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

MailChimp is VERY easy to use. No learning curve. MailChimp also has a great API with tons of integrations. If you have a tiny email list of say, 10,000 records, MailChimp is the perfect solution for you.

Cons

Mailchimp is not the best solution for larger email lists. Anything over 10,000, I'd consider an alternative software like Iterable or ActiveCampaign.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Mailchimp logo

Mailchimp

Gets the Job Done

Reviewed 2 years ago

We use MailChimp as an alternative to Iterable when we need to send lower-intensity campaigns, or set up others with the software.

Pros

Mailchimp's best feature is its ease of use. It is extremely easy to navigate, both on the content creation side of things, and even some more complicated aspects like connecting DNS records and managing tech. It is very user-friendly even for those who are not themselves technologically blessed.

Cons

MC has a good plugin with wordpress, but it is lacking in other direct integrations that similar products like Iterable have to offer.