Email Marketing Platform: GetResponse vs. Constant Contact

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Finding the best email marketing tool for your e-commerce business can be a daunting task. There are just SO MANY to choose from. But if you do some research, you’ll find not all are created equal and many of them or more fit for certain businesses than others.

In this article, we’re going to break down two of the most popular email marketing tools: GetResponse and Constant Contact. You must decide which one is the right move from your email marketing needs.

GetResponse

Who is GetResponse for?

GetResponse has been around for a long time and has more than 350,00 users in 182 countries. Marketing beginners and small businesses are the groups that will find GetResponse’s email marketing tools most appealing. For a basic email marketing plan, it’s extremely affordable in comparison with the competitors. But you aren’t necessarily getting all the bells and whistles some of the other services can provide, so keep that in mind.

It’s also useful if you’re looking for a good landing page editor and webinar capabilities.

What’s different about GetResponse?

The landing page editor and the ability to create and host webinars are strong selling points for GetResponse. There’s also automation most users describe as easy and effective.

There’s plenty of customer support options via phone, online chat, or email. Additionally, GetResponse provides plenty of information to users on how the best practices for maximizing an email marketing campaign.

Above all else, though, this service uses price to set itself apart. GetResponse may not be providing anything that is over-the-top impressive, but it can give a lot of businesses the tools for success at a price that is rarely matched.

Pricing breakdown

GetResponse allows for a 30-day free trial to test the service. There are four different paid options — email, pro, max, and enterprise — depending on the size of your subscriber list. These start at $15 per month for up to 1,000 subscribers.

You can receive and 18 percent discount if you sign up for a year and a 30 percent discount if you commit for two years. That level of discount for such commitments is another area GetResponse has a leg up on most of the competition.

Here’s a glance at the price breakdown:

  • 5K: $45 email/$49 pro per month
  • 10K: $65/$75/$165 max per month
  • 25K: $145/$165/$255 per month
  • 50K: $250/$280/$370 per month
  • 100K: $450/$490/$580 per month
  • 100K+: $1,199 enterprise per month

Constant Contact

Who is Constant Contact for?

Constant Contact is easily one of the fastest growing email marketing services within this list. It’s especially easy to use for beginners, making Constant Contact best for businesses in the early stages of launching an email marketing campaign.

It’s also ideal for small businesses looking to push an effective campaign without spending too much. Constant Contact isn’t shy about that, either. The content on its website is worded almost exclusively toward small businesses and nonprofits. The success stories are composed of businesses that all fall into one of those categories.

What’s different about Constant Contact?

Constant Contact offers customers high-level support via live chat, email, training, and more. These tools can help the small businesses subscribed to Constant Contact quickly learn the basics of starting an email marketing campaign.

From a pricing standpoint, Constant Contact offers a reasonable opportunity to try out the service before making a financial commitment. There’s a free trial offered for up to 60 days. If you do decide on the paid option, you can cancel within 30 days to receive a full refund.

There are also special plans for franchises and associations.

Pricing breakdown

Obviously, the free trial and ability to cancel with a full refund are key points in the pricing model. Additionally, prepaid plans of six or 12 months can earn a discount of up to 15 percent.

There are two service options — email and email plus. The basic plan starts at $20 and the plus at $45. Here are a few of the key features you’ll get with the plus version:

  • Automation
  • Subject line A/B testing
  • Surveys and polls
  • Coupons

Here’s a glance at the price breakdown:

  • 2.5K-5K: $65 Email/95 Email Plus per month
  • 5K-10K: $95/125 per month
  • 10K-15K: Both $195 per month
  • 25K-30K: Both $295 per month
  • 50K: Contact 855-797-4708 for information
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Trent Shadid is a senior copywriter and editor at Engine.