Battle Of Email Marketing- GetResponse Vs Aweber,MailChimp and Constant Contact

Hello everyone, in this article we are going to compare GetResponse with MailChimp, Constant Contact and Aweber email marketing tool.

Let’s first discuss about pricing and trial account details of all the 4 email marketing tool and then we will compare GetResponse with MailChimp, Aweber and Constant Contact separately.GetResponse Vs MailChimp,Aweber And Constant Contact

Free Trial:

GetResponse: They offer a 30-day free trial for a list of up to 250 subscribers, and don’t ask for your credit card while applying for free trial. Be aware, however, that for the trial (and only the trial), if you add, delete, and then re-add a contact, it counts as two contacts.

Mailchimp: When it comes to Free Trial in email-marketing, then no one come close to Mailchimp.  Mailchimp provides a forever-free plan by which you get up to 2,000 subscribers and can send up to 12,000 emails each month. You don’t even need your credit card while signing for free trial. Please note that auto responder do not work in free plan.

Constant Contact: Constant Contact provide 60-day free trial and no credit card information is required while signing up. You can send unlimited emails but only to first 100 subscribers.

Aweber:  AWeber offers a free thirty day trial. When you select the monthly plan, your first month of service will be free but you will require credit card while signing up for Aweber free trial.


Pricing:

Getresponse: When it comes to pricing, then GetResponse wins. Their basic plan start from $15 per month and you can send unlimited emails up to 1000 subscribers. To save more money, you can pay yearly and get an extra 18% discount with GetResponse. If you have more subscribers than 10,000, you can get a custom quote for the plan.

Mailchimp: Their basic plan starts at $10/month, and sends emails to 500 contacts. As you get closer to 10,000 subscribers, your monthly fee approaches $75 per month.

Constant Contact: Their premium plan start from $20 per month to $85 per month. For $20 you can add up to 500 subscribers and up to 10,000 contacts in $85 per month. If your subscribers are greater than 10,000 then you will need to send them a custom price request.

Aweber: AWeber pricing starts from a base price of $19 per month for 500 subscribers. If your subscribers are more than 500, then you will have to pay additional fee. This is how their subscription pricing works.


GetResponse Vs MailChimp:

Where GetResponse Wins Over MailChimp:

  • Price
  • Templates
  • Free Trial-Auto responder(mobile responsive)
  • Spilt Testing
  • Live Chat
  • Knowledgebase
  • Better User Interface

Pricing: 

Although MailChimp basic plan costs $10 as compared to $15 by GetResponse, but you need to understand that in Mailchimp you can add only 500 subscribers as compared to 1000 subscribers in GetResponse. GetResponse also provide discount on quarterly and yearly plan, so we can say that in long run GetResponse is more economical as compared to MailChimp.

Given below is the price comparison table for MailChimp and GetResponse:

mailchimp vs getresponse pricing plans

User Interface:

User Interfaces of Mailchimp and Getresponse are very different. Mailchimp go for a more minimalistic and clean design with big and bold text and menus in a listed format, while Getresponse interface is based around traditional drop-down menus. Personally I prefer Getresponse as we don’t have to scroll quite so much to get at particular features or data and if you are using an email marketing tool for the first time then you will find it more intuitive as compared to Mailchimp.

HTML Email Templates:

GetResponse has around 500 professional and sleek looking HTML templates as compared to 300 by Mailchimp. You can select these templates from 20 different niches such as Finance, Internet marketing, Arts, Travel, Communications, Gaming etc.  With the help of drag and drop editor you can easily customize your template-no HTML Skills required and can also add thousands of stock images ((courtesy iStockphoto) on your template.

Split Testing Or A/B Testing:

When it comes to Split testing or A/B Testing, then Getresponse easily beat Mailchimp. Getresponse allows you to test up to 5 versions of your emails on segments of your data, whereas MailChimp allows only 2 versions of split testing.

Responsive HTML Templates and Autoresponder

Both Mailchimp and GetResponse create responsive (mobile friendly version of your HTML email) but I like the way Getresponse previews mobile versions of your email in real time. On Getresponse when you create email using Email Creator then you can see a preview of html email how it will appear on mobile on the right hand side of the screen. Mailchimp does not support real time responsive test.

Technical Support

Getresponse has a strong edge over Mailchimp when it comes to Technical support. Getresponse support team is very fast, knowledgeable and friendly and can be contacted via Telephone, live chat or email. They also provide free campaign strategy consultation, specialized training courses and GetResponse knowledge base where customer can find frequently asked questions related to email marketing and GetResponse.

On the other hand Mailchimp support team can only be contacted via email and live chat(only premium users).

Where Mailchimp wins over GetResponse:

  • Unlimited trial
  • MailChimp offers ‘subscriber rating’ system
  • MailChimp gives Purchase Credits

Unlimited Trial Account

This is one area where no Email-marketing tool can beat MailChimp. They provide a trial account in which you can add 2000 subscribers and can send up to 12000 emails per month. They don’t even ask for a credit card and your account will not be expired till the time you have reached 2000 subscribers across all lists in your account.

On the other hand, GetResponse offers 30-day free trial for a list of up to 250 subscribers and if you will add, delete or re-add a contact on your list, then it will count them as two contacts.

MailChimp offers ‘subscriber rating’ system

One of the best feature of MailChimp is its “Subscriber Rating”. With the help of Subscriber or Member rating you can segment or remove inactive users from your list on the basis of user engagement level. User engagement level is based on various factors such as subscriber’s open and click activity, soft and hard bounce history, unsubscribe and resubscribe rate etc.

Getresponse do not provide any subscriber rating system.

Pay As You Go Plan

MailChimp provide “Pay As You Go Plan” which allows you to purchase credits as needed and they do not expire.1 email cost 3 cents. This plan is especially suitable if you are new to email marketing or want to send one email to your subscribers less than once a month.

GetResponse Do not provide purchase credits.


GetResponse Vs Aweber Comparison

Where GetResponse Wins:

  • Free Trial- No Credit Card
  • Better User Interface
  • Price
  • Landing Page
  • Single Opt-in

Free Trial:

GetResponse  wins here as they don’t ask for credit card while offering free trial for 30 days. Signup process is quick and easy. On the other hand Aweber asks for credit card while signing up for free trial.

User-friendly and Easy Setup

GetResponse is not just user-friendly but is much better looking and engaging for users as compared to Aweber which is more appealing to users having more technical knowledge.

Price:

GetResponse basic plan start from $15 and you can add 1000 subscribers, whereas Aweber basic plan start from a base price of $19 per month for 500 subscribers only. GetResponse offer an 18% discount when you pay annually.

Given below is the price comparison table for Aweber and GetResponse:

Getresponse vs aweber price
Landing Page:

If you would like to create landing pages/squeeze pages ,then you have to go with GetResponse. GetResponse Landing Page creator provides you 100+ templates and uses a drag and drop editor. So In simple words we can say that you don’t need technical skill or need to hire a developer for creating your landing page.

Aweber too provide landing page,but their process is little complicated as you will either need to integrate a third party tool or will have to manually design landing page.

Single Opt-In Form:

GetResponse users can choose to use single opt-in for their campaigns. On the other hand it is compulsory for Aweber users to use double-opt in feature.

Where Aweber Wins:

  • Technical Support
  • Better Templates And Opt In Forms

Customer Support:

Both Aweber and GetResponse are known for providing top quality technical support. Both services provide support via telephone, live chat, email and knowledge base. The main difference is in the availability.

GetResponse support team can be contacted from Monday to Friday, 9AM – 5PM EST. They don’t work on Saturday and Sunday.

On the other hand, Aweber support team is available 7 days a week. Their live support is available from 8AM to 8PM on Monday to Friday and 9AM to 5PM EST on Saturday and Sunday. They even  provide a toll free number for US callers.

Better Templates And Opt In Forms

Aweber has not only more email templates than GetResponse but some of their recent email templates have been styled like Top WordPress themes. This Include Thesis Theme, Parallax Pro from StudioPress, Twenty Twelve, Twenty Thirteen, Twenty Fourteen and Corpo WordPress theme.

Embedding forms on website is also very easy and looks more professional then GetResponse. So Aweber Win over GetResponse on Templates and Opt in forms.


Constant Contact V/S GetResponse

Where GetResponse Wins:

  • Ease of Use
  • High Delivery Rate
  • Landing Page Creator
  • Price

Ease of Use:

GetResponse is more user friendly as compared to Constant Contact. Constant Contact website pagespeed is also slow and often gives blank page.

Deliverability Rate:

Deliverability rate is very important for successful email marketing campaign. Deliverability rate means higher conversions and click through rate.

GetResponse has 99% Deliverability rate, so more emails will be delivered to your subscriber’s email address. On the other hand Constant Contact deliverability rate of 97% is good too, but if we compare it with GetResponse then it is low.

Landing Page:

In a matter of few minutes, you can easily create attractive and professional looking squeeze page for your website, by using GetResponse Landing Page Creator.

Coming to Constant Contact then you will have to use third party software such as LeadPages,Wishpond or InstaPage for creating Landing pages.

Price:

GetResponse basic plan start from $15 and you can add 1000 subscribers, whereas Constant Contact basic plan cost $20 and you can add only 500 subscribers.

Where Constant Contact Wins:

  • 100% Money back guarantee
  • Storage of contacts is also very sleek
  • Free Trial is very easy- No Phone/Credit Card

100% Money Back Guarantee:

There are few Email-Marketing service which offers 100% Money back guarantee and Constant Contact is one of them. The only condition is that you have to contact their billing team via phone within the first 30 days after your first payment was made. You will receive a full refund and no questions will be asked from you.

On the other hand GetResponse is a “Pay-as-you-service” so they do not issue refunds.

Contacts Storage

Storing Contacts in Constant Contact is very easy. You can add as many custom fields,delete duplicate contact and can group your contacts with tags for sending targeted emails.You can even add an email address to multiple lists at once or a reader can also subscribe to several email lists.

They have created a Contact Capture Tool by which you can easily add or update a contact in your list without opening a web browser.

60 Day Free Trial

Constant Contact offer 60 day free trial in which you can send unlimited email to first 100 subscribers.

Users do not have to enter credit card details,CAPTCHA or do phone verification, so we can say that their signup process is very simple and straightforward.

I hope you find this detail comparison between top 4 email marketing tool helpful and useful. Let me know which email marketing you are using or going to use in future. What do you like or dislike about them.

  • Jaidayal Saraswat says:

    I am using Mail Chimp free plan for one of my blog and I am completely satisfied with that !

  • I personally Recommend MailChimp for any kind of startups..

    Thanks for posting..

  • e mail marketing is a fine way to get more traffic or business. your post content detailed information. specially you discussed price. this point no one show and discuss.

  • Deepak Rana says:

    When It’s come to mailchimp free service then no service even comes closer to it.But if you want to start with paid services then Aweber will be Ideal.Good article Bro.

  • When i start blogging i thought only a buying domain name and hosting is enough to get professional blog but day by day i realize that email marketing tool is a must-have.
    now i have more than 800 subscribers on feedburner and i want to move on a powerfull email marketing tool.
    what do you suggest me ?

  • Nicole Pary says:

    Hey Deepak,
    In my opinion, GetResponse is the best one because with Aweber,MailChimp and Constant Contact, it’s impossible to send videos through emails. First you need to post videos on YouTube and then you can share link through your emails.
    Anyway, thanks for sharing an impressive and interesting information and enjoyed to reading this article.
    Regards
    Nicole Pary

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  • Sona Mathews says:

    I have seen that startups usually start with Mailchimp, but aweber also is a good email marketing platform.

  • Dharmendar Rai says:

    DEEPAK PANWAR

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  • Matt Selby Photography says:

    I use Mailchimp for autorespond email after a user has signed up on my site. The design options are perfect and the cost is unbeatable. I pay around 1 cent per email sent! you can’t argue with that service.

    The only downside I’ve found with Mailchimp is the HTML emails don’t display images by default in your browser. As a Gmail account user, I also found my mailchimp emails were coming into my promotions tab rather than my inbox.

  • NIkhil Gupta says:

    I am also using Mail chimp, it is good service for easy to start. even i recommend this services who wants to start Email Campaigns. Thanks For share this indormation

  • Dipendra Pokharel says:

    I use mailchimp specially because it gets us free service for a limited number of subscribers and I really appreciate this.

  • Marie Pierce says:

    I have a lot of experience with Email Marketing. And i prefer mailchimp just because it is very easy to use and also price compatible..

    Thanks for sharing your detailed suggestion.

  • Yogesh Yadav says:

    I am personally using Mail Chimp on my Blog and I finds it very easy to use and it is very simple. However, Getresponse also looks good. But, I would recommend Mailchimp.

    Thanks for sharing, this comparison. It will surely help some newbies

  • Simran Kaur says:

    Hello DEEPAK,

    Personally I am using Aweber paid version, it really have cool templates for mail, when I started journey of blogging that time i was not confident or trust on email marketing.. But now I understand what have the power of email marketing.. Good Comparison.. thanks and keep writing such kind of articles..

  • Hi Deepak Panwar
    I think email marketing is one of the effective and proven way to get more traffic or business.I have a lot of e experience with Email marketing. Personally I use Getresponse and I think it is best for it’s user friendly interface and being very easy to use.
    Thus I would like to recommend Getresponse for this particular use.
    With best regards

  • I am using MailChimp services. But not with other email marketing services. However, for my needs, it’s not a bad provider.

  • Gaurav Heera says:

    Hi Deepak,
    Awesome post……. your article is really informative and helpful for me and other website owners too because you have mentioned clearly comparison about these tools. Really you have described everything in descriptive, simply yet effective too. You’ve done a great job with this.
    Thanks for sharing this article with us.

  • pardeep singh says:

    i am also using Mail Chimp free plan for one of my blog and I am completely satisfied with that !, another wise i really enjoy your post

    Thanks for the sharing useful information

  • I am also using Mail chimp, it is good service for easy to start and i recommend this services who wants to start Email Campaigns.

  • Jelina Roy says:

    Hey Deepak,

    Indeed a good comparison, but for me, GetResponse is always the best option for email marketing, I just love GetResponse features and it’s also easy to use.

    Although Mailchimp is also good, but I just love GetResponse.

  • gach bong cu gia re says:

    When i start blogging i thought only a buying domain name and hosting is enough to get professional blog but day by day i realize that email marketing tool is a must-have.
    now i have more than 800 subscribers on feedburner and i want to move on a powerfull email marketing tool.

  • Mamta Goyal says:

    I liked your post . I use mail chimp which is cost effective and easy to use.
    Keep posting

  • Hey Deepak,
    In my opinion, GetResponse is the best one because with Aweber,MailChimp and Constant Contact, it’s impossible to send videos through emails. First you need to post videos on YouTube and then you can share link through your emails.

  • for starter mail chimp is a best tool for email marketing easy to use and it is a free and thanks for sharing this article it was helpful.

  • Sam Richard says:

    for startup mailchimp is one of the best option but thanks for comparing both option now a beginner can understand lots of things thanks again and keep sharing

  • Brij Bhushan says:

    The very nice and informative post you have posted here about MailChimp, this platform is really one of the best platforms to work, thanks for sharing such a wonderful post it is really very helpful for beginners.

  • Isha kaur says:

    Which one is best between these two Email marketing software, Mailchimp or Sendinblue?

  • ANKARA ÇİLİNGİR says:

    I am using Mail Chimp free plan and I like it its great

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