AWebber vs iContact?

Profile picture of the author BabyMama by BabyMama Posted: 07/25/2011
I have been researching the last few days into getting an autoresponder.
I used to have an account with aWebber but cancelled it when my credit card expired as I stopped using it.
I am now looking at starting building a list again since joining the WF and hearing about how the money is in the list etc

I have been comparing iContact with aWebber and it seems to be cheaper for more subscribers

Also I heave heard its free up to 500 subscribers? Is this true? Can anyone tell me why I shouldn´t sign up with iContact over aWebber?
I know alot of marketers use awebber but what makes it better than iContact?

Appreciate any advice
#awebber #icontact

  • Profile picture of the author joshcoffy
    joshcoffy
    I would personally go with Aweber because of many several reasons:

    1. Aweber is a one time cost, no matter how many subscribers.
    2. It's templates are AWESOME.
    3. It is easy to use and reliable.
    4. $1 Trial!
    5. (Shoot, here's a review to make it easier.. Click Here.) lol.

    The thing about icontact is that you pay for the emails you send.
    For example, here's their pay plan:

    Contacts Pricing
    250 9.95
    500 14.00
    1000 19.00
    2500 29.00
    ...
    100,000 699.000

    *You get my drift!

    Hope that helps!
  • Profile picture of the author BabyMama
    BabyMama
    Hmmm I am just looking at the 2 sites now and Awebber is $19 per month up to 500 subscribers
    iContact is $9 per month up to 500 subscribers. I also read somewhere its free for the first month or up to a certain amount of subscribers.

    What do you mean pay per email?

    Originally Posted by joshcoffy View Post

    I would personally go with Aweber because of many several reasons:

    1. Aweber is a one time cost, no matter how many subscribers.
    2. It's templates are AWESOME.
    3. It is easy to use and reliable.
    4. $1 Trial!
    5. (Shoot, here's a review to make it easier.. Click Here.) lol.

    The thing about icontact is that you pay for the emails you send.
    For example, here's their pay plan:

    Contacts Pricing
    250 9.95
    500 14.00
    1000 19.00
    2500 29.00
    ...
    100,000 699.000

    *You get my drift!

    Hope that helps!
  • Profile picture of the author David Keith
    David Keith
    Originally Posted by joshcoffy View Post


    1. Aweber is a one time cost, no matter how many subscribers.
    aweber is a tiered pricing structure aswell. but i would still go with aweber.

    the main thing they have is deliverability...meaning your emails get past the spam filters more often and that's a huge issue for anyone attempting any sort of email marketing.

    also the stats and list segmentation abilities aweber offer are 2nd to none.

    aweber is not the cheapest solution as you r list gets bigger, but if your list is big, you wont have any problems generating the little bit of extra cash.
  • Profile picture of the author Jake Gray
    Jake Gray
    Personally I love Aweber.

    I have never ran into an issue with them.

    The emails that I sent are delivered to their inbox, not spam.

    So, overall, the price is well worth it and really nothing considering
    you can make tons of money from a list.
  • Profile picture of the author BabyMama
    BabyMama
    Originally Posted by owslaw123 View Post

    aweber is a tiered pricing structure aswell. but i would still go with aweber.

    the main thing they have is deliverability...meaning your emails get past the spam filters more often and that's a huge issue for anyone attempting any sort of email marketing.

    also the stats and list segmentation abilities aweber offer are 2nd to none.

    aweber is not the cheapest solution as you r list gets bigger, but if your list is big, you wont have any problems generating the little bit of extra cash.
    Thanks for recomfirming that! Getting past the spam filter is very important.
  • Profile picture of the author JGrahamHCH12
    JGrahamHCH12
    If you think iContact is much better than AWebber...

    You can use a trial version of iContact. They offer a free trial run for 15 days, and to sign-up for this trial you don't have to give your credit card.
  • Profile picture of the author drjt
    drjt
    I've been a subscriber with both services and ultimately went with aweber. Their service is top-notch, great templates, and very easy to set up your campaigns with their clear, simple instructions, including quick and clear instruction videos.
    Secondly I appreciate the steps they take to ensure the lead really does want to receive information from the business person. So that eliminates any concerns about "Spamming" anyone.
    Lastly, their security measures eliminate the potential of being blocked by "Spam filters." So your emails get delivered as they are intended!
    'Hope this helps and good luck with your list-building!
    --drjt
  • Profile picture of the author xxxJamesxxx
    xxxJamesxxx
    I've used Aweber for over 5 years and I couldn't recommend them high enough

    Remember: List building is the core of your internet business so don't scrimp on it

    James
  • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
    MikeFriedman
    I have been stuck using both. A few of my clients were with iContact before I started working with them. Rather than worrying about losing subscribers by trying to move the list, they elected to stay with iContact.

    I enjoy using Aweber's system much more. I have found iContact's UI leaves something to be desired. If you are trying to setup an autoresponder that delivers something to the prospect when they sign up, I have found iContact to be slow. In testing sometimes it has been 6-8 hours until the first followup email is delivered.
  • Profile picture of the author Mark Crawford
    Mark Crawford
    I am with iContact right now and have been pretty pleased so far.

    I tried out their trial and found that setting up the autoresponder was a bit clunky to set up. It just seemed like their could be a better way. More streamlined maybe?

    I haven't used aweber but I only hear good things from them so if I run into deliverability issues I will definitely be switching.
  • Profile picture of the author Ross Goldberg
    Ross Goldberg
    I signed up for iContact almost a year ago after a few of my marketing buddies recommended them. I'd been with Aweber for 5 years and wasn't thrilled with their deliverability.

    iContact has some features that rock, like the ability to import leads and not require a second "double optin".

    Recently, I realized that my open rate was terribly low, so I tested Aweber to see if it would improve and it did, dramatically.

    A former spammer friend of mine ran the IP address that my iContact emails came from and found that a spam service had flagged that IP. In other words, it was iContact's fault that my open rate was so terrible.

    As far as pricing is concerned, Aweber may be a touch more when you're starting out, but they are far less expensive when your list begins to grow. I pay about $40 per month for Aweber and over $100 per month for iContact.

    I'm dumping iContact either later today or early tomorrow and going back to Aweber.

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