Hi fellow insiders!

 

I need some help deciding which of the email marketing tools fit the bill for my needs. I want to send out newsletters every other month. I would like the tool to be user friendly, have lots of templates, and reasonably priced. I need the emails to be archived so I can post the link to my website. I also would like the tool to include the use of stock photos and I would like live customer support (coaching as they call it).

 

I have checked out

  • ConstantContact (fits the bill but seems the most expensive)
  • iContact (no live customer support)
  • compaigner(no archiving)
  • mailChimp(not as user friendly)

I would love to hear the experiences you have working with these tools!  Also, it you use a tool I haven't listed, please let me know about it if you think it will fit my needs.

 

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  • Thanx Roger. I will check out your link and sign up for your blog!

    Lauren
  • Thanx Monica! I think the only item you didn't have on my "wish" list was extensive stock photos. It's wonderful to have so much choice is quality tools for small businesses!!

    Lauren
  • I've been using iContact. They provided a personal coach the 60 days ( introductory time when the whole system was free). It was a surprise to me when he called me, introduced himself, and said he was available for any questions. I didn't require this service, except for once, and I reached him easily. I'm not sure if the personal coaching goes on beyond the introductory period.

    One other thing I like about iContact is that it is a local business.

    Just my own experience.

    Robin
    • Thanx Robin. iContact has all the features I need and my "coach" has answered many of my questions. I especially like the stock photos...

      Lauren
  • Thanx John. I have played around with MailChimp in the past...and I found the customer support lacking. I do like the idea of having the archiving handled through WordPress. I guess like everything else, it's hard to find one tool which does it all!!

    Lauren
  • Lauren,

    I've used ConstantContact, iContact and MailChimp. I've found AWeber to be the best for my needs.

    I've constructed website sign up forms, mobile squeeze page sign up forms, newsletters, and a personal internal automated coupon system for a local seafood restaurant with it.

    They have great tech support, a lot of templates and analytic on all there messages sent.

    I hope this helped, I look forward to connecting!

    Drew
    • Thanx Andrew. I will check out AWeber.

      Lauren
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