SimplyCast Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

SimplyCast

Web-based customer communication suite.

3.5/5 (22 reviews)

SimplyCast overview

What is SimplyCast?

SimplyCast's Interactive Marketing platform offers multiple marketing services in a single platform.

With SimplyCast you can manage your subscribers, send them an email, a fax, a text message, a Tweet, track the results.... It all comes in one nicely wrapped package that has flexible pricing and great customer support team. With over 10 marketing channels within one powerful and solution, SimplyCast is an answer to all your online, offline, mobile and social marketing needs.

SimplyCast's customer flow communication platform offers a suits of inbound marketing, marketing automation and multi-channel communication products.

Marketing automation & inbound marketing products include:

Online Marketing Tools:

Email Marketing
List Manager
Form Builder
Landing Pages
Online Surveys
Link Tracking
Autoresponder
Blacklist Monitor
Contact Manager

Offline Marketing Tools:

Fax Marketing
Event Management
Voice Broadcasting

Mobile Marketing Tools:

SMS Marketing

Social Media Marketing Tools:

Facebook Marketing
Twitter Marketing
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Pricing

Starting from
$3/month
Pricing options
Subscription
Free trial
Value for money
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Devices

Business size

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Markets

United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China

Supported languages

English
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SimplyCast user reviews

Value for money
Features
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Customer support
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  3.7
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Mark Doyle

Simply Awesome

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2017-07-29
Review Source: GetApp

Pros
Customer service works closely with the Dev team Easy to use interface Lots of video tutorials A host of useful tools for simple automation.

Cons
There is a lot of 'saving progress" prompts, mind you I've never lost work. Wish you could zoom in the canvas.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Chad Larabie

Great new platform that needs more recognition!

Used weekly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2020-03-05
Review Source: Software Advice

Outstanding.

Pros
The product is exceptionally easy-to-use and the customer service is extraordinary. My Account Manager, [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN], is light-speed and generally resolves any issue (not there is many) within an hour.

Cons
There was a little bit of difficulty getting the email authentication working but I take it that this was my company not SimplyCast.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Ian Middleton

Simply Awful!

Used monthly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-02-16
Review Source: Software Advice

We used Simplycast for around 4 years and it was torture from start to finish. Firstly the interface is clumsy and clunky. even when you do manage to work around the frequent screw ups it produces, it often just junks your entire email campaign with no way to recover it. You can spend hours trying to figure out ways of getting the GUI to actually render something that approaches what you're trying to achieve and then you find out after testing that it simply doesn't work. On other occasions you'd make one small change to a layout and it would break everything else you'd spent hours trying to get right. On one occasion I discovered that the email we'd composed missed out huge chunks when sent to an Outlook mail client. I contacted support to be blithely told that their system doesn't support Outlook, even though it's the single most popular email client on the planet! The final straw was when I scheduled an important campaign to run a week or so before Black Friday. After realizing it hadn't gone out I again contacted support to be told they were having 'issues' (a familiar story from Simplycast). Not only had the campaign not gone out, it was stuck in their mail queue meaning I couldn't send anything else out. After several days of this, we gave up and signed up with a different company. After explaining all this to their support guy he offered to refund us back the outstanding credits on the account. Another 3 months went by and we never received the refund or even any contact from them. When I called them I'd get another litany of excuses about the finance department having 'issues'. Finally, I was told they'd basically changed their minds and weren't going to give us the refund after all. Although they never bothered to tell me any of this as they were apparently not able to email or call me. That's from a company who are supposed to be communications experts. The only reason we had such a large credit on the account was that their pricing information was misleading in the first place which led to us racking up huge bills on an account we rarely used. They offered a 'roll over' service on unused credits for an extra $ a month. But somehow this meant we still paid for the rolled over credits every month. A small bill of around $16 a month ballooned to around $ a month before we realised what was happening. After complaining they agreed to convert the outstanding credits to pre-paid and we assumed we'd eventually use them up. But as each email campaign was so difficult to launch we rarely bothered. The $ refund wasn't even close to what we'd lost during this fiasco but it was a historical debt so I accepted the offer as a good will gesture. Although ultimatley even that was screwed up! The whole experience with Simplycast is appalling from beginning to end. From their terrible system, to their laughable customer care department. We moved to another service and it's like night and day. Everything works, it takes around and hour to set up and test a campaign (as opposed to a couple of days with Simplycast) and we're also seeing massive increases in our opening ratios. Something like 10-12% as opposed to 3-5% with Simplycast. So its not just an awful experience for you as the user, your customers don't see half of the messages you pay for anyway! Basically avoid them like the plague and check out one of the plethora of much better run and much more responsive services out there.

Pros
None

Cons
Difficult to say which is worse - the waste of money or the waste of time. If I could have given them zeros stars I would.

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Karen Brubaker

VERY PROFESSIONAL & USER-FRIENDLY EMAIL MARKETING SERVER

Used monthly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-10-19
Review Source: Software Advice

Since I first began using SimplyCast in late 2016, they upgraded their Email Editor features & expanded their Marketing Automation tools many times – offering various channels of communication (including social media). And no coding or sophisticated computer skills were required for this comprehensive user-friendly system. With the SimplyCast system, my communications always look very professional and made my contact list management simple.

Pros
There were many layouts from which to select & customize for my regular email newsletters. I always uploaded my own photos and could save content in a re-usable template for future messages. The analytics were also helpful with stats on how many opens & clicks occurred for any particular email campaign, as well as specifics on soft & hard bounces and any unsubscribes. And most of all—I LOVE THEIR CUSTOMER SERVICE & SUPPORT! SimplyCast was always responsive to any email inquiries or requests, so I didn’t feel like a “number”!

Cons
Not really a "Con" - but there were way more marketing automation tools & choices than I even needed!

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Prudence Helders

Email Marketing with Dedicated Help

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-01-15
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
The best feature of SimplyCast is the dedicated support. It's fairly intuitive and easy to use. However, with most email marketing systems, if you get stuck you have to use online help. I actually have someone dedicated to helping me. And he is the best! Quick, efficient and very friendly.

Cons
Upgrades tend to drop some fairly basic user features.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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SimplyCast pricing

Starting from
$3/month
Pricing options
Subscription
Free trial
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Prices vary depending on product:

Startup and Basic Plans include:

360 Marketing Automation Software $49
/ per month

Autoresponder, Email Marketing, Online Survey Software, Fax Marketing, Blacklist Monitor, SMS Manager, Voice Broadcasting $0/ per month

Facebook Automation, Twitter Automation, Landing Page Generator Event Management, Form Builder $9.99/ per month

SimplyCast features

A/B Testing
Monitoring
Social Media Integration

API (617 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (432 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (239 other apps)
Campaign Analysis (334 other apps)
Campaign Management (420 other apps)
Campaign Segmentation (226 other apps)
Content Management (316 other apps)
Customizable Branding (316 other apps)
Customizable Templates (330 other apps)
Data Import/Export (291 other apps)
Drag & Drop Interface (273 other apps)
Engagement Analytics (293 other apps)
Multi-Channel Marketing (267 other apps)
Real Time Analytics (268 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (428 other apps)
Social Network Marketing (221 other apps)
Third Party Integration (404 other apps)

Videos and tutorials

Additional information for SimplyCast

Key features of SimplyCast

  • Event Marketing
  • SMS Marketing
  • Fax Marketing
  • Form builder
  • Blacklist monitoring
  • Twitter Marketing
  • Landing Page Generator
  • Online Survey Creator
  • Web Tracking
  • Voice Broadcasting
  • Facebook Automation
  • Twitter Automation
  • Message Customization, Templates, Form Integration
  • Unlimited List Creation
  • Auto-responders
  • Mailing list management
  • A/B split testing
  • Survey marketing
  • Contact management
  • Email marketing
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Benefits

The Email Marketing tool features a drag and drop simple editor, A/B split testing, custom templates and deliverability.

The List Management features unlimited list creation, importing and exporting of lists, easy list creation and automatic list cleaning.

The Autoresponder tool features message customization, specific time scheduling, form integration and a selection of templates.

The Blacklist Monitor tool features multiple IP monitoring, automatic removal and removal instructions, customization checks every 24 hours, IP address note adder.

The Form Builder tool features form templates, customization, reports, and multiple integration channels with social media.

The Landing Page Generator tool features traffic strategy, meta support, easy editing and the ability to hide landing pages temporarily or permanently.

The Online Survey Feedback tool features multiple question types and survey templates, detailed reporting and social media integration.

The Web Tracking tool features multiple tracking types including email links, webpage links and social media links. Link organization, customization and detailed reports.