What AutoResponder are you using and why?

by Stripe
41 replies
Hey,

I have a question for all the Warriors out there.

I am researching the different auto responders out there and I came across one called TrafficWave.net.

They seem to have good pricing, but that is exactly what makes me nervous. Has anyone used this service?

What have been your experiences with these guys?

I have looked at Aweber/GetResponse/iContact/MailChimp.

I would normally lean toward Aweber because of their reputation, but they are pretty pricey.

Anyway, I just wanted to get some information and input from my friends here on the forum.

Thanks to all!
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  • Profile picture of the author Adevictus
    Aweber for years now
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    It's all about the money...

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  • Profile picture of the author Andyhenry
    Aweber because I've used it for over 10 years with zero problems
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    nothing to see here.

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  • Profile picture of the author martimoney
    Aweber... I'm not super excited about the new editor but you can still load the old interface. I'm sure I will get used to it after time, but for my money it has everything I need and is very reliable. The support is also great.
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  • Profile picture of the author SeanSupplee
    Aweber people might complain its to much money or whatever but honestly its the best AR I have seen and tested
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  • Profile picture of the author David Keith
    so prices too low make you nervous, but prices too high make you go eek?

    if you are serious about your business, you need to get with getresponse / aweber / or constantcontact. You probably really should be with one of the first 2, but i think CC should be mentioned in any real discussion about autoresponder service. But CC is a little harder to use for newer people.

    icontact and mailchimp both have their TOS to restrictive for most IMers.
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    • Profile picture of the author prem khaira
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      Aweber...

      Easy to understand and use it's features...
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    • Profile picture of the author Stripe
      Originally Posted by David Keith View Post

      so prices too low make you nervous, but prices too high make you go eek?
      Yeah, funny huh!

      Here is the reason for my inquiry. If the price is too low are they adding their own ads or things I do not want going to my list? Are they doing other shady things?

      I have used Aweber and not ever had an issue either, but I was recently pointed to Profollow only to find out that does not exist any more. They were an Aweber reseller and merged back with Aweber about a year ago. (Be careful of old information!)

      When they were up and running, they apparently offered services THROUGH Aweber for about $20/month for a list up to 10,000.

      That is a good price for sure, but it was using the reputable Aweber service.



      Thanks, everyone for the input so far. Heck, I should have made this a poll!

      All the best!
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      • Profile picture of the author trafficwave
        Originally Posted by Stripe View Post

        Yeah, funny huh!

        Here is the reason for my inquiry. If the price is too low are they adding their own ads or things I do not want going to my list? Are they doing other shady things?

        I have used Aweber and not ever had an issue either, but I was recently pointed to Profollow only to find out that does not exist any more. They were an Aweber reseller and merged back with Aweber about a year ago. (Be careful of old information!)

        When they were up and running, they apparently offered services THROUGH Aweber for about $20/month for a list up to 10,000.

        That is a good price for sure, but it was using the reputable Aweber service.



        Thanks, everyone for the input so far. Heck, I should have made this a poll!

        All the best!
        No. We don't send anything, at all, to your lists. They are 100% your lists. We just don't see why you should pay more.
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  • Profile picture of the author Elmar
    Aweber and loving it. Works great with no problems. Delivery rates re one of the best.
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  • I started with 1shoppingcart.com but I'm switching to aweber for the delivery
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    soon people... Relax...
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  • Profile picture of the author Zults
    Been using aweber the past two years, still using it to this day. super easy to use and integrate.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bill_Z
    I've been using Aweber for years and have been very happy with them, like the others in this thread. I've tried the others for projects I've worked on. I didn't like GetResponse. Mailchimp wasn't bad. Imnica was absolutely terrible. I'm talking about the UI and ease of use. As far as delivery rate, which should be among your top concerns, Aweber has always gotten top marks compared to the other popular companies. Really, this expense should be one of your top priorities if you are serious about internet marketing.
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  • Profile picture of the author David Keith
    there were several fairly popular aweber private labels before they changed their pricing structure a couple years ago i guess. Profollow was a private label aweber front owned by jeff walker if i remember right. prosender.com is another private label of aweber owned by mike filsaime. I think jeff walker sold his private label back along with the accounts and such back to aweber when they changed their pricing structure.

    I suggest you stop trying to over analyze this stuff and go signup with either getresponse or aweber. Then move on to the more important and much more difficult problem of getting subscribers into your shiny new AR account.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
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    I use GetResponse because everyone else was using Aweber and I wanted to be different without sacrificing too much on quality. I'm being halfway serious with that too lol.
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  • Profile picture of the author DeMango25
    Another vote for aweber, solid system and great support!
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  • Profile picture of the author Don Collier
    i use mail chimp because it cheap and have a lot of extra stuff i don't no how to use
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  • Profile picture of the author timb98133
    I’ve been using Aweber for years. It’s easy to use & affordable! I’ve never had a problem with them & the customer support is very good!
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  • Profile picture of the author MichaelYoung
    I would have to say Aweber for me. Most other programs work with aweber integration (a huge plus) and it's easy to use with great customer service.
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  • Profile picture of the author ReplenishSEO
    Aweber hands down.

    so easy to use and setup
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  • Profile picture of the author jjerryr3
    You might want to test out listwire to see how it works. Its free and easy to use with unlimited prospects and unlimited list.They do add a small ad in the email that goes out to your list.
    Listwire also has a suscription form that you can edit for each of your list and also offer some tracking for your sites.
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  • Aweber, I use it because when I did the coaching it was recommended and I have used it since with no problems.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gianni
    I am using AWEBER. It is easy to use and reliable.
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  • Profile picture of the author Stripe
    It looks like the general consensus is for Aweber.

    I really appreciate all the responses and all the input. Thanks again to all my Warrior pals who have posted here or will post their input here!

    All the best!
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  • Profile picture of the author miracleken
    Mail Chimp has a free option, but it only allow double optin.
    For IM, I suggest Aweber, since it allow single optin, and its very user-friendly.
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  • Profile picture of the author Raydal
    I use Aweber but I don't have any good reasons for doing so
    apart from habit. Can't say I tested all the rest and didn't like
    them. I'm just too lazy to move and Aweber loves that.

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  • Profile picture of the author joey19333
    Like many people before me, I use Aweber. It is the most reputable one around. Yes, it is a little pricey, but that means you can be sure you are getting a good quality service. I think most people would rather pick quality over price when it comes to anything IM, right?
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  • Profile picture of the author Drew Cleveland
    I'm not unique here, but i like aweber. Easy to use, nice customer service, attractive, professional appearance.
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  • Profile picture of the author Stripe
    I was doing a little research on pricing history and it looks like Aweber changed their pricing a while back increasing their fees quite a bit. Are there Aweber users who used the service before the change and know what exactly Aweber changed?

    How about the advanced features? Any user experiences?

    Thanks one and all!
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  • Profile picture of the author brentb
    You pay extra for deleverability... cheap services often are lacking here but not always.
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    • Profile picture of the author trafficwave
      Originally Posted by brentb View Post

      You pay extra for deleverability...
      Our deliverability is verified to be among the best in the industry.

      Maybe we should just start charging more.
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      • Profile picture of the author brentb
        Originally Posted by trafficwave View Post

        Our deliverability is verified to be among the best in the industry.

        Maybe we should just start charging more.
        Lol... Maybe I will try your trial plan next time I start another email list. You have been favorited just because you responded to me on here.
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  • Profile picture of the author CaseyB
    Aweber is what I have always used.
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  • Profile picture of the author icoachu
    I use GMAIL as an autoresponder. NO JOKE. I use it in conjunction with yahoogroups. For my main newsletters though, I use AWEBER.
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    • Profile picture of the author meepo
      Originally Posted by icoachu View Post

      I use GMAIL as an autoresponder. NO JOKE. I use it in conjunction with yahoogroups. For my main newsletters though, I use AWEBER.
      yahoogroups? that's intriguing, please do share more!!

      thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author rmolina88
    Aweber for it's options and variables.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tanya Ortiz
    I'm using Getresponse, because its inexpensive and its easy to navigate.
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  • Profile picture of the author IMnetrepreneur
    Im also using getresponse. I like it that it's easy to use.. I also like their site interface and templates
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