Email Marketing Software

What is Email Marketing Software?

Email marketing software is used to send bulk email to target audiences. Email marketing software mains function is to send newsletters or promotional materials to opt-in lists of subscribers. Email marketing software includes a database that stores contact information, campaign statistics, and message history. Email marketing software features typically include campaign set-up parameters, email templates, message sending, contact management and analytics. Email marketing software is increasingly offered on-demand (SaaS).

Email Marketing Software Comparison

Use GetApp to find the best Email Marketing software and services for your needs. Our intuitive directory allows you to make an easy online Email Marketing software comparison in just a few minutes by filtering by deployment method (such as Web-based, Cloud Computing or Client-Server), operating system (including Mac, Windows, Linux, iOS, Android) pricing (including Free, Freemium, Subscription), platform (including Google Apps, Salesforce, Intuit, NetSuite, SAP) and supported location.

Email Marketing Category Leaders Q1 2017

GetApp's quarterly ranking showcases the top 25 Email Marketing apps based in the cloud. Each app is scored using five factors, worth 20 points each, for a total possible score out of 100. These factors include user reviews, integrations, mobile app availability, media presence, and security. Each app's score is independent of commercial interests and existing relationships that GetApp has with app vendors.

Scroll down for more details about how we calculate scores.

Reviews
Integrations
Mobile
Media
Security

1. MailChimp

Send Better Email
92
20
20
19
20
13

2. Constant Contact

Now You Can Be an Even Better Marketer
78
14
17
17
17
13

3. Campaign Monitor

Elegantly simple email marketing.
68
16
17
7
16
12

4. FreshMail

Email marketing simplified
63
11
15
13
9
15

5. GetResponse

The world's easiest e-mail marketing
63
11
16
19
17

6. SendinBlue Email

Automation, Marketing & Transactional Email, and SMS Service
61
12
15
13
6
15

7. Zoho Campaigns

Simplified Email Marketing
60
11
8
14
17
10

8. AWeber

Email Marketing
60
10
16
18
16

9. ActiveCampaign

Email Marketing + Marketing Automation + CRM/Sales Automation
58
12
17
13
9
7

10. iContact Email Marketing

Email Marketing and Social Media Marketing software
57
9
9
4
16
19

11. Emma

Email marketing and automation platform with analytics tools
57
10
16
15
16

12. MailerLite

Email marketing software for smart business
54
10
12
6
12
14

13. SendPulse

Maximizing e-mail marketing open rates automatically
53
12
10
15
5
11

14. Pinpointe On-Demand

Advanced-feature email marketing for less.
52
4
11
3
15
19

15. SendGrid

Email Delivery. Simplified.
49
10
16
8
15

16. Mailjet

The All-in-One Solution To Power Your Email
48
10
16
6
6
10

17. Mad Mimi

Simple. Lovely. Email Marketing.
48
9
16
7
16

18. Mailigen

Email marketing automation. Email + SMS + Social
44
9
14
0
7
14

19. Cakemail

Launch your first (or millionth) email campaign, no sweat.
41
7
2
5
16
11

20. VerticalResponse

Email Marketing Software
38
8
13
0
17

21. Rejoiner

Email Marketing and Cart Abandonment For eCommerce
35
5
11
0
2
17

22. Instiller

The email marketing solution for agencies
35
7
11
0
2
15

23. Mailrelay

Biggest Free Forever Account Ever
32
9
2
6
2
13

24. GloboMailer

Simply Email Delivered!
31
4
10
0
2
15

25. MoonMail

Simple Email Marketing
30
8
7
0
2
13
Reviews
Integrations
Mobile
Media
Security

Who is the ranking for?

GetApp's Category Leader ranking is for business owners and decision makers looking for a comprehensive list of the leading cloud-based software products in the industry.

The ranking serves as a point of reference highlighting key factors that small businesses should look at when assessing a piece of software. These factors include user perception (reviews), compatibility (integrations and mobile compatibility), market presence (media presence), and security features (security).

How are the scores calculated?

An app's score is calculated using five unique data points, each scored out of 20, giving a total score out of 100. The ranking and scoring methodology ensure complete impartiality and independence from any relationships that GetApp has with app vendors.

User Reviews*

Review scores are calculated using reviews collected from GetApp and its sister sites, Software Advice and Capterra. Scores are calculated based on the total number, average rating, and recency of reviews.

The number of reviews and average user rating are scaled against the category average. A weighting is then applied to reward recency of user reviews: reviews written in the last 6 months score up to 10 points, those written between 6 and 12 months ago score up to 6 points, and those more than 12 months old score up to 4 points. These numbers are added together to give a total maximum score of 20.

Integrations

Integration scores factor in a number of variables. Up to 16 points are awarded based on the number of integrations an app has; the first 10 points are awarded based on the number of integrations relative to the category average, while 4 points are awarded based on the number of integrations relative to the leaders in the category. An additional 5 points is awarded for an integration with Zapier, a widely used software integration platform, while an extra point is given for having an open API. The total possible score for integrations is 20 points.

Mobile Platforms*

Mobile scores are calculated based on the availability of an iOS and Android app. 5 points are awarded for the presence of each app, with an additional 10 points being awarded for the number and average rating of reviews in both the App Store and Google Play. These review scores are calculated and scaled against the competition for a maximum of 5 points per platform and an overall maximum score of 20.

If there isn't a native iOS or Android app, the product's website is assessed using Google's PageSpeed Insights to measure mobile usability. The score is returned out of 100, then scaled to a score out of 5 for a maximum of 5 points.

Media Presence

Media presence is calculated using the number of Twitter followers and Facebook fans that an app has. The number of fans and followers are added together, and each app is scored based on this overall number, compared with others in the category. The first 15 points are awarded for the combined number of followers and fans scaled against the category average, while the final 5 points are awarded for the combined number of followers and fans scaled against the top leaders in the category. These two scores are added together for a total out of 20 points.

Security

Security scoring is calculated using answers from a vendor-completed survey. The questions in the survey are based on the Cloud Security Alliance self-assessment form as part of the Security, Trust & Assurance Registry. With 15 questions, each answer is assigned a point value based on vendor response, with additional points given for security certifications, for a maximum possible score of 20.

In the event of a tie, each data point is weighted for importance, with security taking precedent, followed by reviews, integrations, mobile apps, and media presence, respectively.

*All data points combining calculations for both ratings and reviews are calculated using a Bayesian estimate, which is a weighted average that includes the number of reviews and the rating of an app, benchmarked against others in the category.