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Overview

Category Leaders

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

Litmus helps agencies, designers and marketers to build, test, preview and track their emails for optimal email campaign effectiveness

  • 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

$

99

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

User reviews

5

4

3

2

1

8,609

4,794

1,007

155

73

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

4.6

5

4

3

2

1

19

4

3

0

0

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
88%
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.

DW

Daniel W.

Its broad feature set and ease of use are an amazing help to a new company just getting started. If you're not looking for custom integration or transactional emails, this product is one of the best.

JW

Jonathan W.

It has been a good experience, would recommend specially if you are just starting creating your newsletters and want to practice before spending a significant amount of money on this type of software.

jr

johana r.

Pros

Helps in designing and testing email campaigns. The rich features and wide capabilities make it a perfect product for this domain.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

The Litmus community is a great place to have your coding issues answered or for you to help other coders with issues.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

Litmus had a great set of tools to make sure you maximize your email marketing campaigns. The spam testing and email box checker are top notch and we have seen good improvements in our campaigns.

Mike D.

Cons

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.

AM

Antonio M.

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.

MS

Mary S.

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.

NW

Nathan W.

Cons

We had awful metrics for our email campaigns and used litmus to increase those in only a few short weeks.

Mike D.

There should really be a quick unsub option on each checklist. Spam tests are not quick to set up.

James W.

Litmus Scope is an essential tool, but it is inconsistent and seems to be a largely ignored feature. No notification system for when campaign approvals are finished.

James W.

  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review6 days ago
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last reviewa year ago

Key features

  • Total features121
  • AB Testing
  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Analytics/ROI Tracking
  • Archiving & Retention
  • 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
  • Content Management
  • Conversion Tracking
  • Customer Activity Tracking
  • Customer Database
  • Customer Journey Mapping
  • Customer Segmentation
  • Customer Surveys
  • Customizable CTAs
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Templates
  • Dashboard
  • Data Analysis Tools
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Synchronization
  • Delivery Tracking
  • 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
  • Landing Pages/Web Forms
  • Lead Capture
  • Lead Generation
  • Lead Nurturing
  • List Management
  • Live Chat
  • Location Tracking
  • 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
  • Multivariate Testing
  • Offline Response Collection
  • Performance Metrics
  • 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
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Response Quotas
  • Response Validation
  • Responsive
  • 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
  • Team Management
  • Template Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • URL Customization
  • WYSIWYG Editor
  • Website Visitor Tracking
  • Workflow Management
  • Total features19
  • AB Testing
  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Analytics/ROI Tracking
  • Archiving & Retention
  • 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
  • Content Management
  • Conversion Tracking
  • Customer Activity Tracking
  • Customer Database
  • Customer Journey Mapping
  • Customer Segmentation
  • Customer Surveys
  • Customizable CTAs
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Templates
  • Dashboard
  • Data Analysis Tools
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Synchronization
  • Delivery Tracking
  • 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
  • Landing Pages/Web Forms
  • Lead Capture
  • Lead Generation
  • Lead Nurturing
  • List Management
  • Live Chat
  • Location Tracking
  • 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
  • Multivariate Testing
  • Offline Response Collection
  • Performance Metrics
  • 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
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Response Quotas
  • Response Validation
  • Responsive
  • 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
  • Team Management
  • Template Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • URL Customization
  • WYSIWYG Editor
  • Website Visitor Tracking
  • Workflow Management

Integrations

  • Total integrations1498
  • BigCommerce
  • Facebook
  • Google AdWords
  • Google Analytics
  • HubSpot CRM
  • HubSpot Marketing Hub
  • Instagram
  • LinkedIn
  • Magento Commerce
  • Mailchimp
  • Marketo Engage
  • Pipedrive
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Stripe
  • Twitter
  • WooCommerce
  • Wordpress
  • Zapier
  • Total integrations14
  • BigCommerce
  • Facebook
  • Google AdWords
  • Google Analytics
  • HubSpot CRM
  • HubSpot Marketing Hub
  • Instagram
  • LinkedIn
  • Magento Commerce
  • Mailchimp
  • Marketo Engage
  • 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 recommend9/10

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Mailchimp

Easy, intuitive interface great for smaller scale operations

Reviewed 3 years ago

Great for our needs, which mostly involve lower volume, simple email campaigns.

Pros

Most of our clients don't require very sophisticated email programs, but Mailchimp really delivers with it's simple, easy to use interface, which allows many people on our team to pinch hit in times of need. Great set of features.

Cons

We need to use Litmus to test all of our emails before sending to ensure they look good in all email clients. Would be much more effective to have this kind of tool as an integrated part of the Mailchimp system.