Constant Contact versus Aweber
If you are in Sales & Marketing then no doubt you are emailing your customers and prospects on an ongoing basis. If you aren’t using a service that specializes in email marketing, then you are losing out on increased sales, your valuable time and ultimately money. If you are still sending emails via BCC (Blind Carbon Copy), get with the times my friend as you are not only NOT personalizing your emails, you are potentially opening yourself or your company up for spam complaints and potential legal issues.
On to the task at hand comparing two of the world’s most premier online email marketing services, often referred to as auto responders. I have aimed to make this as impartial as possible, and ask that users of either services, or other competitive products, comment as to their thoughts and experiences.
Here is a side by side comparison of features & costs:
Last Updated Jan 4th, 2012
|Cost Per Month||$15 for 500 email addresses to $150 for 25,000||$19/500 email addresses to $130 for 25,000|
|Support||Free Phone, Email & Chat||Free Phone, Email & Chat|
|Email Templates||400+ Templates||150+ Templates|
|Affiliate Program||Commission Junction||Aweber’s Own|
|Native Shopping Cart Integration||3rd Party||Yes|
Note (May 2010): I am now exclusively recommending AWEBER & not Constant Contact. I had an unfortunate run in with a Constant Contact representative & as a result prefer to affiliate myself with a company that appreciates those who send them business.
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