MailChimp vs Constant Contact vs AWeber

by merkin
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Which of the above is the best and most reasonable to use for email marketing?
#aweber #constant #contact #mailchimp
  • Profile picture of the author yuviplays
    I like aweber .. Easy to use with many functions ..
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  • Profile picture of the author Kenster
    Originally Posted by merkin View Post

    Which of the above is the best and most reasonable to use for email marketing?

    I like Aweber...if you aren't covering the $19/month charge with your email promotions, then you are doing something wrong! I have heard mixed reviews about the other two services, but I have never personally used them...some people swear by them though!

    Any of the three will probably be fine until you start growing a massive list!
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  • Profile picture of the author ravnic
    dont even put Mailchimp in the same catagory I think they are way to stringent on their spam rules. I have tried a couple campaigns on their platform with 100 legit lists. and got shut off within a few hours.
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    • Profile picture of the author AllanJames
      Originally Posted by ravnic View Post

      dont even put Mailchimp in the same catagory I think they are way to stringent on their spam rules. I have tried a couple campaigns on their platform with 100 legit lists. and got shut off within a few hours.
      Do you mean you were trying to import 'legit lists'?

      Very few (none?) high quality autoresponder providers allow importation because of the spam complaints they inevitably raise, and the progressive ISP blocking of their service that follows.

      Why not just do the professional thing and build your list through a capture page. It's worked for me and worked for thousands of others.
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  • Profile picture of the author walter16587
    Aweber rocks! definitely the best one out there (;
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  • Profile picture of the author faceblogger
    I like aweber and icontact is also a good one.

    I used mailchimp (free account) when I was not making good money
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  • Profile picture of the author faysal969
    I like Aweber very much. Huge people is using this network and doing very well.
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  • Profile picture of the author mtmjohn
    If you're building list especially for affiliate marketing, then Aweber is the best.
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  • Profile picture of the author CNP3
    if you're looking for best deliverability, I'd say Get Response.. if you're going for user friendly, then go aweber.. although, I really despise aweber lately!
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
    IMO aweber is the best out of the ones listed!
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  • Profile picture of the author matthewd
    I've used Aweber for a couple of years and I like them for
    what I use them for, which is just building my list.

    Constant Contact has been best for me importing lists, although
    I've heard of them being strict to some other people.

    If you're just building a list, then probably any of them will do,
    but I recommend Aweber for their ease of use.
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  • Profile picture of the author Donald77
    Aweber has the highest inbox rate
    that's not just an opinion.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      I'd suggest avoiding MailChimp.

      This thread, and this thread, and this thread will explain why.

      Also, if you do any affiliate marketing (or any of the many other things they don't like), even if you don't do it/them at Mailchimp, you can still lose your account and your list(s) there, as explained here.

      In fact, I'd suggest avoiding a "free" autoresponder altogether, for all the reasons explained here.
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    • Profile picture of the author AllanJames
      Originally Posted by Donald77 View Post

      Aweber has the highest inbox rate
      that's not just an opinion.
      You are correct, it's not just an opinion it's more an urban myth that Aweber promote and people keep repeating.

      So, reality check. There is no proof, and on fact no way anyway of proving, any autoresponder service suppliers deliverability rate.

      And, in practice does it really matter if it's 99.9 or 100%? For most people they would be better tweaking their email series so that they get a better sales conversion than obsessing over deliverability rates.
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  • Profile picture of the author manzippo
    MailChimp has one advantage, It's free for the first 2000 subscribers.
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    • Profile picture of the author AllanJames
      Originally Posted by manzippo View Post

      MailChimp has one advantage, It's free for the first 2000 subscribers.
      Hmm.... but for 2001 it's $30 mth, 2501 is $50 mth <<< expensive
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  • Profile picture of the author manzippo
    Mailchimp is ok as they offer free 2K list and I think it's good for a starter but Aweber with high reputation in this market. I think Aweber is better for advance users.
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    Take Aweber, it got high reputation !
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  • Profile picture of the author Naveen K
    Aweber!!!
    Others are not even closer to this.
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  • Profile picture of the author pacelattin
    I've used iContact for years, but am a little unhappy with their new global unsubscribes which are preventing people from signing up if they ever unsubscribed... EVER, anywhere. Their inbox rates are way beyond anyone else, but that's because they don't accept many affiliate marketers.

    MailChimp, well: http://performinsider.com/2011/09/ma...ks-affiliates/

    Aweber is damn good, and they love affiliates.
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    • Profile picture of the author befree22
      Does aweber have the tool to track the inbox rate and the bounce rate? I'm thinking of using it.
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      • Profile picture of the author AllanJames
        Originally Posted by befree22 View Post

        Does aweber have the tool to track the inbox rate and the bounce rate? I'm thinking of using it.
        Aweber reports bounce rate only.
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    Aweber..
    I like that, and my vote is for that as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bigfoot1
    I personally use Aweber. My major problem with Mailchimp is the fact that they disallow affiliate links.
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    • Profile picture of the author davealbright
      AWeber has been around for ages. Constant Contact has built an extensive business friendly platform targeting small businesses and professionals. AWeber is my choice because i can import lists from other auto responders / contact forms. Really AWeber has evolved to be the internet marketer's email service provider.

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  • Profile picture of the author alexnob
    Mailchimp: free for a specific number of leads (without autoresponder service for free user), prepaid credit is available, monthly fee is cheap.
    Aweber: expensive but reliable, less features than getresponse.
    Constant contact: just work in case your list is small, you even can't say you will do it for a list of just tens of thousands of leads.
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    • Profile picture of the author rydama
      I wasted time worrying about this question. I think the more important thing is to just start creating content and building your list. MailChimp is free and easy to get started. If you're bootstrapping your own products, the affiliate issue is a bit overblown (see here Does MailChimp Ban Affiliate Links? | MailChimp.com)

      AWeber may be a great choice. Yes, once you have a list, then $19 should be no problem. But, when you're just starting out, it can be a bit too much money. You can always transfer from MailChimp to AWeber without another opt-in round.

      I wrote more about this here:
      Don't delay starting your list - pocket product

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