Alternative to Mailchimp? Any Suggestions?

by mmarc
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Hi guys

I have a list of 1500 subscribers on mailchimp that I would love to move to an alternative provider, to be able to mass email. I tried GVO but the transfer seems to be taking forever, support is non responsive.

Can anyone recommend an alternative that will allow me to move my existing mailchimp database to a new software?

big thanks in advance
#alternative #mailchimp #suggestions
  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    You can ask GetResponse whether they'll allow you to import the list and not start by sending only a re-confirmation request (which is presumably what you want to avoid?).

    They offer a service under some circumstances, where they test a small proportion of the list themselves, before making a decision about whether or not they'll allow it to be used. (And that's more than you'll get from most autoresponder companies, which - if they allow it to be imported at all - will probably insist on only a re-confirmation request being sent in the first instance).

    Otherwise, you're probably looking at self-hosted solutions rather than "autoresponder services", I'd think.

    Above all, congratulations on your decision to leave Mailchimp, which must surely be a sensible one in the long run.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alex Mensah
      Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

      You can ask GetResponse whether they'll allow you to import the list and not start by sending only a re-confirmation request (which is presumably what you want to avoid?).
      Get response will allow you to import it, when i was bringing over my list to them I have almost 2000 contacts and they allowed me to import it I didnt even have to ask them first. I set the import settings to "Do not confirm" and a couple hours later they were all there.
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  • Profile picture of the author topnichewebsites
    Just about every online service will make you confirm your list which is sending them an email that your list has to click on for them to be active. If that's not the route you want to take then you have to go with a self hosting solution.

    With online import AR solutions you are always better to send an email before the new AR sends one to confirm, offering a free gift (ebook) if they confirm in the upcoming email. Tell them something like "we are moving to a stronger more reliable solution to better serve them" etc etc ..

    Good Luck
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    • Profile picture of the author JimDucharme
      Originally Posted by topnichewebsites View Post

      Just about every online service will make you confirm your list which is sending them an email that your list has to click on for them to be active. If that's not the route you want to take then you have to go with a self hosting solution.

      With online import AR solutions you are always better to send an email before the new AR sends one to confirm, offering a free gift (ebook) if they confirm in the upcoming email. Tell them something like "we are moving to a stronger more reliable solution to better serve them" etc etc ..

      Good Luck
      Not so sir. GetResponse as has been pointed out will allow you to request to waive confirmations (double-opt). Alex explained in his post how that's done.

      Your point about sending an email out before the move with an offer is a good one though and I would agree there. It's like moving to a new place and throwing a house warming party for your subscribers .

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      jim
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  • Profile picture of the author apeee
    I have been using Mailchimp for sometime and I really like their service (and style). Anyways, you can try Aweber or Constant Contact.
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  • Profile picture of the author BrianMcLeod
    When was the last time you mailed the list?

    Look into GetResponse and SendReach.
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  • Profile picture of the author euraffiliates
    You can install any PHP based mass mailing software on your website and import the 1500 subscriber list there. But you must be able to export the list at your mailchimp software. I have never used mailchimp, but I believe you have option there.

    Even Euraff free (lifetime) edition has a built in mass mailer capable of sending up to 200K emails per day. You can download and install it free. PM me if you need help.

    Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author valmillercorl
    Mailchimp shut me down so it's good to get away from them. I wasn't even selling anything affiliate related at the time. I transferred my list over to GetResponse with no problems. So far happy with their service.

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  • Profile picture of the author AZMD
    What happens at GetResponse is when you import a list, they will automatically meter your outgoing emails by sending only a few each hour. If complaints happen or problems arise from your list they shut you down. If all goes well they begin speeding up your delivery and clear you for normal use.
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    • Profile picture of the author imkevintan
      And where's AWeber? I don't see people mention it. It's also a good autoresponder service worth considering.
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      • Profile picture of the author AZMD
        Originally Posted by imkevintan View Post

        And where's AWeber? I don't see people mention it. It's also a good autoresponder service worth considering.
        I haven't checked lately but I don't believe that AWeber will let you import a list without making them opt in.
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        • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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          Originally Posted by AZMD View Post

          I haven't checked lately but I don't believe that AWeber will let you import a list without making them opt in.
          They will, very occasionally, if you can prove that they're very recently quadruple opted-in, in blood, and that you're the person whose list it is, and that you're a beneficiary of each of their wills. Or, as they prefer to describe it themselves, "they decide each case on an individual basis" (I just don't know anyone to whom they've said "yes", but maybe someone will post here and prove me a skepchick?).

          To all intents and purposes, I suspect that Aweber, very good company though they are, are out of the running regarding the specific question this thread addresses.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jack Gordon
    Another company that will allow you to attest for the double-optin status of your list without reconfirming is icontact.

    Of course, if the results of your mailing are contrary to what is expected from a double-opted list, I doubt any company would give you a 2nd chance...
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  • Profile picture of the author Relic32
    I'm using Aweber now, seems to be the best out there!
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    • Profile picture of the author wordwizard
      I'm not very up to date on Aweber policies, but they're certainly among the strictest when it comes to importing lists.

      Slightly more flexible providers include 1shoppingcart. They do require confirmation if you import large lists, but you can add about 10 or so emails a day by hand without running into problems...

      And they allow you to move people from one list to another etc. I like their flexibility and have been using them for YEARS.

      They're a bit more expensive to start with (if you buy just their autoresponder service). but for a bit more, you can also integrate their shoppingcart service, which works very well.

      Also, their price won't go up until your list grows above 10K members!
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  • Profile picture of the author brentb
    My suggestion is when talking to any email company, sound confident and know what you are talking about. They will then let you do whatever you want because they believe you are a legit mailer. When you talk about 2000 emails just be like "Eh I started on another service, not a problem for me to throw them in here right?" Don't be all worried or anything and seem like a deer in headlights, like "oh no my 2000", if you do, the first thing they will think is ugh this guy hasn't tried it all out yet, so hes going to experiment with OUR IPs! So they will be super hard on you.

    Also, if they ask about your previous list, you should have the opt in time, opt in ip and opt in domain where they registered. That is pretty solid proof nobody will doubt. If you don't save that info, you should start ASAP. Then you can be like "sure no problem, will send it right over".

    All my lists are very big, so I can't work with any service that won't let me throw a nice list in there and hammer out some emails. Sorry, plenty of other companies will take my business. So don't be upset if someone says no, there are literally like 100s of places and ways to get email done, just go to another one.
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  • Profile picture of the author iLinkedin
    You should try Madmimi, they have great service, support within minutes. I am using Madmimi as my main mailing tool and happy with them.
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    • Profile picture of the author F5K
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      You should try Madmimi, they have great service, support within minutes. I am using Madmimi as my main mailing tool and happy with them.
      I was considering moving a list here until I read their legal terms, specifically these items I picked out and highlighted categorized on their site as Exploitative Use:

      You may not use Mad Mimi to send email campaigns that link to or display affiliate and network marketing materials, or any other content we deem inappropriate.

      Unfortunately, some industries yield higher-than-normal abuse rates, which can negatively affect the deliverability for other Mad Mimi users. In order to maintain the highest possible delivery rates for all our users, Mad Mimi is unable to send on behalf of certain industries and senders. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:
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  • Profile picture of the author ViralMediaBoost
    MailChimp is excellent i use it currently but the only alternative i can think is Aweber which is the only one i know which is what you want?
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