What are some alternatives to Mailchimp? What are your experiences with them?

Mailchimp is good but I'd love to try other providers. 😊 Thanks!
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    SendPulse

    Increase newsletter open rate with artificial intelligence.

    Eugene made this product
    Large free account, fast tech support, SMS and Webpush as well
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    Nguyen Van Nam
    Nguyen Van NamMình là Nam. Tài xế taxi tại TaxiGroup · Written
    Use a simple, free account
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    ConvertKit

    Email marketing for authors

    Michelle Nickolaisen
    Michelle NickolaisenOwner, Bombchelle Industries · Written
    I've never used ConvertKit, but I've heard really great things about it from my blogger friends (and people who have their business built around that business model). The main reason I was looking at it was that you can set up different email forms with a different opt-in bonus for each one - so if you had a post about email marketing apps, the opt-in prompt would be a download about email marketing, with a different download/bonus for a post about PR outreach, etc. (I use MailMunch on my blog & they just added this feature for MailChimp opt-in forms, so I'll probably be sticking with MailChimp for now.)
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    Sendy

    Self-hosted email service provider (ESP)

    Jonathan James
    Jonathan JamesAlways Reaching. · Written
    @getSendy will save you $$ - companies keep bragging about this single advantage over other email services.. You'll need to configure your server to continually send.. read more about Sendy [ see link below ] @getSendy founder speaks up: https://cards.producthunt.com/ca...
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  4. Ayush Mittal
    Ayush Mittal28bro @boombro, Founder RefR ✌ · Written
    Been using Sendgrid since a while and I have its API installed as well to deliver both transactional and marketing emails. As with everything else, it might take a while to get used to their interface and features but does everything. They have a good knowledge base with step-by-step resources. Segmentation, contact management and analytics are a part. They also have deliverability/reputation reporting and scoring.
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    James Gallagher
    James GallagherPublicly Traded Person, Founder · Written
    I have used SendGrid on a lot of my projects over the years, and their API makes delivering both transactional and marketing emails so easy. Plus, their SDKs in languages like Ruby make the developer experience so seamless. Their interface differentiates from alternatives like MailChimp, but they have a wide directory of getting started resources, and their team has always been super responsive to me.
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    James Gallagher
    James GallagherPublicly Traded Person, Founder · Written
    I have used SendGrid on a lot of my projects over the years, and their API makes delivering both transactional and marketing emails so easy. Plus, their SDKs in languages like Ruby make the developer experience so seamless. Their interface differentiates from alternatives like MailChimp, but they have a wide directory of getting started resources, and their team has always been super responsive to me.
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    SendX 2.0

    Growth tools & marketing automation for non-marketers

    Mayank Agarwal
    Mayank AgarwalCo-Founder @sendxio · Edited
    Mayank Agarwal made this product
    Unlike MailChimp, SendX has: - Live 24x7 support. - Unlimited Email Campaigns. - More affordable than MailChimp. - Contact based pricing that does not charge multiple times for the same contact (even if the contact is in multiple lists). You can check a detailed comparison here: https://www.sendx.io/mailchimp-a...
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  6. Check https://emailoctopus.com/ - they do use Amazon infrastructure (SES) to send emails, hence they are way cheaper. If you prefer standard cloud solution, check https://www.campaignmonitor.com
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    Stripo.email

    Free email template builder for designers and developers

    Yuriy
    Yuriy36Marketing Manager @ Ardas · Written
    Easy-to-use email builder with designed email templates to save time on routine with rich exporting opportunities to top ESPs
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    Ivan Burban
    Ivan Burban10Head of Digital Marketing at Stripo · Written
    Ivan Burban made this product
    Stripo isn't full alternative, but we do great email template builder and have 1click export to Rich ESP (include MailChimp)
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    • Anna
      AnnaEmail marketer, copywriter

      In fact, I like it that my colleagues have a shared Stripo account. Convenient when a large number of people need to have access to work on and edit same projects. Would love to embed in my SaaS

    • Nastasiya Burban
      Nastasiya BurbanBusiness Analyst at Sprinkle Group S.A.

      We had a separate person, who has created adaptive emails for our company. Now we don't need it anymore. As a Business Analyst I spent a few hours for creating more than 25 emails. Stripo really decreases expenses.

  8. David Kadavy
    David KadavyHost, Love Your Work podcast · Written
    I used MailChimp for years, and was constantly annoyed. I come up with some non-conventional automation ideas, and MailChimp felt like trying to climb a ladder with handcuffs. I ended up switching to ActiveCampaign, and I've been extremely happy with them. They allow a ton of control in their automation builder. The downside is the email editing experience on AC is terrible. MailChimp on the other hand has a great email editing experience. If you just want to send a nice-looking email once in awhile, MailChimp is the clear choice. If you want sophisticated automations, I recommend ActiveCampaign. (Here's a long comparison I did between the two services: http://kadavy.net/blog/posts/mai... )
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    Martin Boeddeker
    Martin BoeddekerFounder, FindFocus.net · Written
    Love Active Campaign. Cheap and really powerful!
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  9. Saketh Rasakatla
    Saketh Rasakatla18Sr. Digital Marketer · Edited
    Some excellent email marketing tools: * MailChimp and * Mailchimp alternatives like Agile CRM’s email marketing feature. (https://www.agilecrm.com/mailchi...) and the experience has been great so far (past 1 yr). I suggest you try Agile CRM’s email marketing (https://www.agilecrm.com/email-m...) for lead generation as it has email marketing, as well as CRM capabilities to manage leads end-to-end (lead generation -> Lead scoring ->, Lead Nurturing -> Lead Segmentation => Lead Management). Also, Agile CRM has been rated as the best CRM by G2Crowd, Capterra and TrustRadius. Used by over 15000 businesses worldwide! Here are the email marketing features of Agile CRM: * Prepackaged & Custom Templates * Personalization * Email Lead Scoring * Tracking and Metrics * Email A/B Testing * Drag-and-Drop Email Builder * Target Your Audience * Sharing on Social Media * Autoresponders * Real-Time Alerts Hope this helps! :)
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    HubSpot CRM

    Organize, track, and sell

    Omer Molad
    Omer Molad4Co-founder and CEO @ Vervoe · Written
    MailChimp's main advantage is its transactional email service, Mandrill. But otherwise it often makes sense to use an email campaign product that is part of a larger marketing offering. That way email, blog hosting, social sharing and landing pages are all in one place and everything can be measured. That's why we use HubSpot.
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    • David Ferguson
      David FergusonFounder, 5000fish, Inc.

      I've been using HubSpot CRM since it was in Beta and it's really matured into a powerful CRM. I do pay for the Sales Pro tools which unlock a lot of power. There are some limitations however that make it a bad fit, you can read more about those in this review - https://www.techsmartboss.com/blog/top-things-you-should-know-about-the-limitations-of-hubspot-crm-with-workarounds/

    • Julián Maya
      Julián MayaFounder, Sensorglobe

      I applied for the program through Start-Up Chile accelerator for my startup.

      It is a bad product, it lacks of quality, features and it is expensive. That is ok, you have the choice to deliver bad quality as I have the choice to find other solution.

      But I can not cancel hubspot account, now we are attached to a 12month contract per agent without any advert. I'm watching how they take my money every month even when I am not using it, and i begging them to cancel my account, they refuse.

      Keep away from hubspot for startups, this is more a SCAM than a support program.

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    SendinBlue

    free email marketing solution for entrepreneurs

    Bertrand Rigal
    Bertrand RigalFreelance developer · Written
    Cheap and super fast support, it also contains a powerful marketing automation tool.
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    • Drey Suvorov
      Drey SuvorovFront-End

      After implementing it on the website, it worked well for a time, but unfortunately, with SendInBlue, you cannot be sure that it will work constantly as you tested it.

      SendInBlue, uses some kind Ajax, which sends a request with customer's email, and to check and show the message, it takes sometimes over a minute.

      Second thing, that it can work today, but tomorrow CDN is offline or the weather is bad, and it stops to work. Customer Service can say that it is working perfectly, however, with several tests, cache, and cookies cleaning, changing devices, the proves are there.

      Bad form designing tool. There is a possibility to change the code, however, if you change it, there are 0 chances that you will get the form you just paste to your code :) There is no "no styles" form as in MailChimp, so you have to change codes inside of <style> tag and the worst create your style="" into tags.

      And Yes SendInBlue, offers you better prices, good service, and quite good design features, however, the cons are telling me to run away from SendInBlue.

  12. joshua bradley
    joshua bradleyPassionate about making life better · Written
    I was hopeful for Pepo (also ses) but integration has been less of a slam dunk than I thought. Still worth checking out
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  13. Yuri Silva
    Yuri SilvaSocial Media Specialist at @Surespotinc · Written
    If you're going to do big campaigns, Emma is the right option, everything in the UI/UX is prettiest than mailchimp and it have more integrations but is more corporative
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    BullMailer

    Email marketing for Freelancers & Small Business

    varjuntej made this product
    You can try Bullmailer - it has 3 different packages like listbased/bulk/smtp or amazon ses . In every pacakge it has competitive prices with great features like email automation, lading pages, trigger, workflows etc.
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  15. Joe Batutis
    Joe BatutisGraphic Designer · Written
    We needed something more robust than Mailchimp. Something that works with our CRM, allows us to handle multiple mailings for a single event, variables and RSVPs. They worked with us to create templates that are easy to use, modular, on-brand and responsive. Once the templates are made we can have multiple people create newsletters, advisories and invites without screwing up the layouts or going off brand.
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    Revue 2.0

    The easiest way to create and send a curated newsletter

    Sam Dickie
    Sam DickieProduct Manager Maker NoCode & BetaTesta · Written
    Simple UI - doesn't suffer from the typical feature bloat of most email marketing tools. Also half the price! Big fan
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    Sam Dickie
    Sam DickieProduct Manager Maker NoCode & BetaTesta · Written
    Simple UI - doesn't suffer from the typical feature bloat of most email marketing tools. Also half the price! Big fan
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  17. Dan Edwards
    Dan EdwardsDesign at Product Hunt · Written
    Rate Campaign Monitor very highly, great for both web savvy and non-technical users alike. Personally, I love the real-time map view!
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    MailerLite

    Build beautiful email newsletters with drag-and-drop editor

    Federico Jorge
    Federico JorgeSaaS LeadGen Copywriter · Written
    I love how simple MailerLite is and they have a very solid free tier --with automation-- if you want to give it a shot.
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    Klaviyo

    Helps ecommerce marketers send better emails.

    Blake Umlauf
    Blake UmlaufMarketing @ Engine eCommerce. · Written
    Mailchimp is for sending email. Klaviyo makes you money.
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    Yet Another Mail Merge (YAMM)

    Run well-targeted email campaigns with Gmail & Google Sheets

    Youssef Selkani
    Youssef SelkaniSoftware Development Consultant · Written
    This tool is very simple but works great if you just planning on sending emails, you can also setup google business accounts
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    • Tejaswi R
      Tejaswi RBuilding @TypitoHQ. Ex @VWO @Pipe_monk

      I set it up within minutes. The google sheets integration is smooth. Sent out campaign to 300+ in one day with personalization and scheduling. The feature set is pretty expansive. Looking forward to use the Saleforce integration. If it works well, that would be epic! Very straightforward to use and measure success

      Meanwhile I think an onboarding guide will really help after setting up the account. Somehow I missed it and had to spend a bit of time to understand how to setup my first campaign.

    • Sam Michel
      Sam MichelFounder, Chinwag

      Used YAMM on and off for a few years now when a more personalised mail merge approach is required. Have used it on mailouts to several thousand people eg. for invites (all optin in case you were wondering).

      The mail merging is great, the integration between sheets and Gmail is pretty straightforward and once you get into some of the dynamic stuff sheets can do, there's all sorts of ways of using it: custom links, attachments, event custom pre-filled forms.

      It's pretty quick, too, even for sends with hundreds of email addresses. Downside is that you can get yourself in to trouble if you're not careful about making sure you're OK to send to those emails, especially when new stricter data protection rules are coming in across Europe and California. Make sure you've got permission to send and respect opt-outs!

      Only niggle is that if I want to send multiple campaigns from the same spreadsheet, YAMM sometimes can't find the email addresses, even when following the instructions, but there's ways round this (duplicating the sheet), however it's sometimes useful to keep all the YAMM campaigns on a single sheet with different columns for each email sent.

      Use YAMM for personal touch.

      Use others eg. Mailchimp, etc for bulk emails.

      In summary, excellent product, good support, well worth it.