Is Mailchimp an autoresponder or something else???

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I can't believe how rediculous Mailchimp is to use. My only conclusion is that I thought going into it that it was an autoresponder similar to Aweber. But then I started to come to conclusions that maybe it's not actually an autoresponder at all.

Am I wrong? Just seems so impossible to use. Does anyone know if it's actually an autoresponder like Aweber or not???
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  • Profile picture of the author Phillip McGough
    It is supposed to be an autoresponder like Aweber, but I have heard a lot of people in the IM industry complain about it, I hear its not the best when it comes to Internet Marketing.

    I am with Aweber and haven't had any problems.
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  • Profile picture of the author aceshigh888
    Well from what I can tell it's not a real mailchimp. It's been spade and nutered and doesn't work like a real autoresponder anymore. it's a piece of crap. Then I was thinking, this must have been built by nerds for nerds. Then I was looking at the bottom of the site and I read:

    MailChimpĀ® is a registered trademark of The Rocket Science Group.

    I was like frack me!
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  • Profile picture of the author gregdavidson727
    Originally Posted by aceshigh888 View Post

    I can't believe how rediculous Mailchimp is to use. My only conclusion is that I thought going into it that it was an autoresponder similar to Aweber. But then I started to come to conclusions that maybe it's not actually an autoresponder at all.

    Am I wrong? Just seems so impossible to use. Does anyone know if it's actually an autoresponder like Aweber or not???
    They have an autoresponded but that's only for people on paid plans. Their free plan only allows you to collect and send out emails which is all that I need right now.
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    • Profile picture of the author Adam Short
      MailChimp is an autoresponder just like Aweber, GetResponse, etc. However, I find they do not offer the same features as the others. Mailchimp can be a good way to start for newbies looking for a low-cost alternative as their plans start at free (no autoresponders) and $10 a month if you want to send autoresponders.
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      • Profile picture of the author OnlineStoreHelp
        As I said in another thread, Mailchimp is designed for a different market than Aweber and Getresponse. The two areas it is designed for is e-commerce and local businesses. Aweber and Getresponse are cater to the IM crowd.

        Mailchimp pretty much integrates with every shopping cart on the planet so if you are running an e-commerce store (a real e-commerce store, not an affiliate store) it is a fantastic option, especially starting out. Customers can get signed up when they purchase or opt-in on your website. Once you are ready for the auto responder sequences, you can build them out just like Aweber and Get Response. It is just a paid plan. In many respects, I think it's easier than Aweber (I use Aweber for my IM business)

        If you are a local business its great since you can import lists in (ever seen the fishbowl where you drop your business card) or if they sign up physically for a treat at checkout. In fact, they now have an iPad App to make it even easier.

        Mailchimp is smart since once they get people comfortable with newsletters, they can start looking at auto responder sequences. Even their Mandrill program has the first 12k emails a month free so its no biggy for them, just like the free tier at Amazon Web Services.

        I think it is years ahead compared to Constant Contact which has to be the worst email program on the market.
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