Aweber Vs MailChimp, which one to take?

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I have been planning to begin an email marketing campaign, but no idea to choose the right source for it, but I notice a review between Aweber and Mailchimp in online so I thought to have an idea on this forum to hold the experience people suggestion to generate initiated in.

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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Aweber and GetResponse are both very good. I wouldn't even think about Mailchimp at all, if you're any kind of internet marketer.

    This is why ...

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    Mailchimp warnings.


    Free autoresponders

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  • Profile picture of the author amcg
    Mailchimp is the defact standard for free email marketing software imo. I've heard good things about CampaignMonitor and a few others but MC makes it really easy to start/produce quality results.
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  • Profile picture of the author SincereNokwaree
    I'm a music producer who sells beats/instrumentals online and I am currently using MailChimp (MC) $9 paid subscription. The problem I'm having with MC right now is the autoresponder timing. Right now I'm running a Campaign "Subscribe Now and get a free Beat, You Choose". Well, the problem is that MC will deliver the letter to the customer who signs up within the hour of opting in (more like 59mins later). I need a service who can send this email immediately or at least within a 15 min. time frame. Any recommendation will be great!

    MC is great if you just wanna say hello to a group of people, but if your business model is set up like mine and time is a customer, you gonna lose!

    In my circumstance, yeah its good i have webed the email addressed, but branding and winning trust of the customer is important. When my customer optin for a free beat, they are not looking to receive it an hour later. In MC I can't alter the conformation notice they send out to tell them of the wait.

    I'm at the beginning stages of this list, but I like to look long range. I'm starting to scratch my head about MC.

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  • Profile picture of the author Clive Hitchcock
    If you're a serious marketer and want the best right upfront, you need to go for a system that is long established as being the best. Things you need to look at are ease of use, deliveralbility, support etc. There have always been only two in the running for the top dog acolade, Aweber and Get Response. I'm not saying there aren't others out there that are good. Just remember 'free' doesn't mean good in any language. Good Luck
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  • Profile picture of the author RobertWatkins
    I've used Aweber for over four years and have no complaint... AND their support is outstanding!

    I wouldn't mind betting Aweber's delivery rate is WAY better than Mailchimp.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jonwebb
    aweber is better and easier to use than mail chimp
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  • Profile picture of the author graphicsdev
    If you are not going to actively promote any product and just keep your communication with your subscribers then mailchimp is a good choice..

    If you wanna promote and sell something, then choose either aweber or getresponse. I've had first-hand experience with GR.. and I highly recommend it
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  • Profile picture of the author Vickcarty
    I had the same problem when I was starting of with Internet Marketing.

    I first choose Mail Chimp as it gives free service till 2000 subscribers.

    But frankly it was just a waste of time as I could not use any autoresponder service other than just garbing subscribers.

    So I decided to shift to Aweber and in the first month only I got everything I needed and in just $1. I could make a pop up signup form and side bar optin form and also a optin form that I inserted in my blog post.

    I could send unlimited follow up messages as there was a restriction in Mail Chimp and more over they have a great support desk and response time is great.

    With all these great features I am now using Aweber and Highly recommend it over Mail Chimp.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ren Ariola
    One annoying thing about Mailchimp that I wanted to mention is that you can have only one signup form per list. In Aweber, you can have as many forms as you want per subscriber list and you can track the performance of each one independently. I'm using aweber and I don't have any problems so far.
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  • Profile picture of the author ineagu
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    • Profile picture of the author WilliamVillagran
      Aweber is the way to go. Mailchimp is free but they can close your account at any time. So I would go with aweber if your serious about internet marketing.
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      • Profile picture of the author Beastmob
        Originally Posted by WilliamVillagran View Post

        Aweber is the way to go. Mailchimp is free but they can close your account at any time. So I would go with aweber if your serious about internet marketing.
        uhh news, any third party service can close your account at any time - including Aweber.
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  • Profile picture of the author fey123
    I have found aweber to have better deliverability than mailchimp.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rajkumar1
    Mailchimp is the better option
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  • Profile picture of the author bobby_shahzad
    MailChimp does not allow affiliate marketing. That makes it very difficult to make your list profitable. Apart from this, Mailchimp send autorespnoders very slow.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Ray
    Hands down I would suggest Aweber.

    Both myself and several of my students use their service and we are all happy with it.
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  • Profile picture of the author bobby_shahzad
    My vote goes for aweber...
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  • Profile picture of the author lukeguy
    MailChimp is great at first, but if you're getting into Autoresponders I suggest Aweber. I believe Aweber has a tighter stat system that Mailchimp.
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  • Profile picture of the author Masondavis
    My vote goes for aweber...
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  • Profile picture of the author TheShrewMan
    I wouldn't go with MC. I use Get Response and I love it. Haven't tried Aweber, but I might test it out. I like the way AWeber shows its stats (from the screenshots Ive seen), its better than Get Response in that area in my opinion.
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  • Profile picture of the author Leegetty
    I've had mailchimp and Aweber,and I find aweber the best by far, way more options like designing templates and creating follow up messages, and really easy to use
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    i stay with aweber, first i had to understand it all before i could use it , i really never checked out MC or GR
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  • Profile picture of the author Edwin Torres
    I've tried a TON of autoresponders. I'm currently using GetResponse and love it! It has a great price, great deliverability, and the features are top notch. The only downside is they had two outages in the last few months which was pretty annoying.
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  • Profile picture of the author technicalanarchy
    I'm liking GetResponse a lot. I was trying to decide between Awber and GetResponse and GetResponse had some decent stock photos, so GetResponse won.

    Apparently Aweber has added over 3,000 stock photos recently.

    So.... GetResponse or Aweber for certain.
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  • Profile picture of the author Javisito
    Personally I use Getresponse but as been said Aweber is good two. Imo that is the only real good options.
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  • Profile picture of the author camha
    Thanks for this thread, I am using MC, but have heard a lot of good stuff about Aweber. Based on this thread, I might just switch to aweber.
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  • Profile picture of the author lerxtjr
    The problems with ALL of these stand-alone email systems are:

    1) They're all stand-alone. None of them integrate seemlessly with your shopping cart and almost all of the shopping carts do not integrate with a true CRM. This creates a ton more work once you're a bit more established and getting sales. Why? Because you want to market to your existing customers differently than you would to prospects.

    2) They'll all lock you out if you get 7 or 8 people clicking the "report as spam" link in the same month that's automatically sent out with every email. Again, not a big deal when you're working with 50 opt-ins, but my hope is that you're promoting something you intend to be successful and that will see rapid growth.
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    • Profile picture of the author Beastmob
      Originally Posted by lerxtjr View Post

      The problems with ALL of these stand-alone email systems are:

      1) They're all stand-alone. None of them integrate seemlessly with your shopping cart and almost all of the shopping carts do not integrate with a true CRM. This creates a ton more work once you're a bit more established and getting sales. Why? Because you want to market to your existing customers differently than you would to prospects.

      2) They'll all lock you out if you get 7 or 8 people clicking the "report as spam" link in the same month that's automatically sent out with every email. Again, not a big deal when you're working with 50 opt-ins, but my hope is that you're promoting something you intend to be successful and that will see rapid growth.
      I have also experienced these issues...makes it like walking on eggshells for people to build up a list. So what alternatives do you recommend?
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  • Profile picture of the author davidverney
    I use Aweber myself because I know where I stand. I know my mail is going to be delivered and I feel more comfortable with them.
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  • Profile picture of the author joshsiaw
    Been using Aweber for years and it has served me well.
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