Tried Aweber, Mailer Lite, Imnicamail etc …and at the end I am with Getresponse ..why ? Well let’s be honest in this GetResponse review – The cheap ones email autoresponders have bad deliverability and not so many features (like task automation, landing pages, exit splash etc etc…) and even if Aweber these features has, they have literally nightmare support.
They will never help you (with actuall issue). Some people will say that self-hosted email autoresponder will be best and sometimes they are right, but to be honest I don’t want to spend hours setting up my autoresponder, when I can do it easily with GetResponse in a few clicks.
So for me 5/5 ..best email autoresponder that is available right now + it allows affiliate programs and internet marketers (some autoresponders don’t)
It seems to me that Getresponse is hardly looking for some competition after surfing around the internet. I definitely have to try this one out, at least for a trial period since there is no credit card needed, just a free registration… I feel like why not, right? Maybe that is the key tool to my online success and maybe I will have to try out few more, who knows? Thats what makes me excited about internet marketing and online business in general!
HeyHey, I own this tool and run all of my email campaigns on it and it is wonderful to work with it! I suggest it to all the people involved in some online business because I brought my own business to the whole another level and it was not about my skills at all, it was about geniality of GetResponse and its wonderful technology that makes my e-newsletter shine and my campaigns ten times more successful! I know I dont even use the maximum I can do with it and I want to change that in the very short future, I know I can beat my competitors easily if I learn how to get the best out of this email marketing tool.
On the other hand, GetResponse have also few week places, and am not saying that they are somehow important (to me they arent) but it would be fair enough to write something from the other side also. One of the few problems of GetResponse in compare with some other top-selling providers is the integration with third-party web applications. And templates might get refreshed and updated more, it is just the matter of taste, but I would love to see some template rotations for my fresh e-newsletters.. :P
Thank you everyone who keeps these product threads active and full of reviews or useful experiences, it is very inspiring to read all the stories behind the use of concrete products and I feel like this community is constantly growing. Nice to see that people are not thinking only about themselves but are opened to discuss their skills and opinions so others can have much brighter picking. You make it way easier for us newbies, thank you once again.
Btw I also decided to try the free trial of Getresponse, so let´s see what happens now. Never used anything for email marketing, an message automation or even for e-newsletter creation and customization so I am really curious about this purchase.
Remember that it can´t happen overnight, it takes time to build real success and it is even harder to keep it alive and remain successful, but if you really follow your dream and use the right technology to make it true, I´m sure you will make it to your goals sooner or later (and it is not just my feeling, it is my own case).
I loved one of the comments over here which claims that people are just too lazy to make their own research and that is why they I are buying expensive things they dont even need to pay for. That is so genius and so true and so sad at once. People are usually deciding based on what they read from other people and also based on the price. Same as there are people who never ever want to give more than just a little of cash and they always struggle because they cant find the proper tool that would fit their higher conditions with lower price, there are also people who spend a tons of cash for the best thing on the market just because it says it is the best and because it looks quite expensive. It may be the best, yes it really may, and it also may have more cool features than the other (cheaper) product.
But that doesnt mean you should decide based on one of these factors! First of all you should write down on a piece of paper what do you want and as someone mentioned before me here: “what you actually really NEED to have”. You dont have to pay a lot, it mostly ends up that people that pay more for a product dont use the full potential, so they just wasted money. It is sad how dumb people are that they cant even put together what they need and what they want, but it is quite common and companies are making millions thanks to this stupidity every day. So dont be one of these stupid fools please, be that nice.
I am very satisfied with what I got when I finally made a purchase of Getresponse. Really can not complain about any single thing, that never ever happened to me before with an internet marketing tool! So happy to have these guys on my side, strange to say that but somehow I feel comfortable paying them the Pro tax annually, they deserve it like no other tool on my list. Keep it going this way please! Cheers.
Only recommending this platform for not only starting projects and marketers who see the lower price and an opportunity to learn about email marketing campaigns and e-newsletter building. I also recommend this gadget to skilled masters of marketing who have not tried it out yet (I am afraid that you can not call yourself a skilled online marketer then) because you can scale your skills and business up real quick with it.
Just wanted to correct something – as I read through these comments I saw someone calling out Getresponse in a bad faith just because of their e-newsletter templates. I don´t know where does your informations come from, but Getresponse has over 500 templates to choose from (while for example more expensive Mailchimp has the number of around 300 templates in their gallery). A template design is just the matter of taste, I would not attack that, but check your info before you go out there writing product “reviews”. Peace and love.
GetResponse solved all of my e-newsletter campaigns problems that appeared while I was with the old marketing tool, provided by my friend. I will not trust him on picking some internet marketing tool anymore and will always do my own research, it is a great experience though – make everything on your own…
I thought it is going to be easy because he never seemed somehow smart to me at school or so but thing were more complicated than I expected and I must admit that I was really lost using it after some time… I decided to make a change and not tell him about it, I knew he is going to find that out after some time and I just hopped that I will be able to find some alternative to his “smart advice”. So thats how I came to GetResponse and thats almost a year ago. I came over that friend with my e-newsletter campaigns and I scaled my email marketing to the whole another level, so our roles has changed a bit, now I can advise him about what to do. His ego is too big to admit that he had a wrong choice so he doesnt even want to switch to GetResponse. :D Shame… hope he is going to wake up some time…
There is no need to write any more words for GetResponse since everything had been already written here and I would just repeat some of the comments around here. I can only prove that I purchased one month trial from here, learned how to work with it during my free month and fell in love with the easiness that is the key positive thing on GetResponse. Everything worked smooth and nice plus I also liked the mobile-friendly interface and features, so I decided to stay with it and now it has been 2 and a half years that am with GetResponse, still no need for any changes like most of the people who tried it.
Well the templates of GetResponse might be a little bit more attractive to be honest, and I dont want to be the poor guy here, GetResponse really is excellent product with awesome services and trendy features included, but lets not pretend that they are perfect, I know that some other providers from the leading email marketing tools can offer a little bit better and nicer templates for your e-newsletter and you have also far bigger selection.
There is not that much to pick from in GetResponse. Still I am using it over any other platform and I do so just because the unbelievable abilities of marketing automation which is kinda new feature but hides huge potential for everyone. Hope they gonna but some work to it and push even farther!
Yo, I have also decided to share my experience with you here so I hope it will be worth the read for someone. :)
I paid a close attention to my cousins work when I was deciding about my new email marketing platform and she was using ActiveCampaign while she was building her blog and she was very pleased with it since the day one. So I used it too when I started with my own blogging project and I must say I was quite disappointed when I saw that Getresponse comes cheaper and with many more useful features. I don´t know why she was using it right now, since I swapped for Getresponse, things changed a lot for me. I finally understand what is this email marketing all about because I join almost every webinar and I watched most of their how-to videos. It is great when you have got someone who will lead you step by step through the whole complicated process and shows you that it might not be that complicated as you thought before. I didn´t have such a luck when I started and it costed me time and money. You don´t have to repeat my mistake, try their free trial and you will see yourself that it is not a luck that they have such a nice respond between marketers and happy clients. :)
I will not come with much different experience than the other people as I read through these comment not only here, but all around the internet. It is really nice to see good work of skilled development team that is being praised by so many happy people. I am one of them and I would never say a bad word about Get Response e-newsletter builder, it is the best one so far.
Don´t know if I would pick Aweber or MailChimp in the beginning, I think those people just did not do they research well and picked “the best” (just “the best-looking” in reality) without some closer look. GetResponse has a free trial for a month without the need of putting your credit card, which is great and I must say that they are very kind when it comes to paying overall. If you pay annually and fit their conditions, you are having like to 30% discount I think or something like that. That is the real care of good clients – other institutions should look up on this attitude seriously. And overall, if you look closer and you are on your start, GetResponse´s offer is cheaper if you have these starting noobish numbers of subscribers (between 500-1000).
So my advice is that you should look closer and not just read some reviews and comments and go for it. Read real facts and get “the best-lookings” to catch you just with their huge and nice marketing campaign (they are hella good at it, it is their job tho).
Hello I came up to this place to reach some informations about email marketing tools because I need to choose one of them right now. I have used this web before and it never put me down so I think Im gonna trust you all here and try GetResponse as my first email marketing tool ever. Wish me luck pls!
Of course GetResponse is not that perfect product and it has its cons, but it surely is one of these TOP email marketing tools around the web. To get such a spot you need not just to have an automation of email sending.. You need to come with something far better and deeper and even though I prefer Aweber over GetResponse, I have to admit that GetResponse deserves to be between these TOPs for a while. Not only the process of an automation is worked out to the perfection that is maybe even getting a little advance over Aweber´s automation, but they also provide you very detailed analytics and options of reporting. You can cough and say that it is one of the basics these days, but you don´t get just a basic CTR, open-rate or subscribe / unsubscribe rate…
You can also get things like email ROI which shows you how is your e-newsletter doing in driving direct sales… Or you can view detailed info about your subscribers, like where did they sign from, what is their current location or which messages did they open before from your e-newsletters. Of course there is even more to check in GetResponse, it is definitely worth the try.
I´m a very happy customer of GetResponse email marketing company and I´m proud to be one of their happy clients around the world! Frankly not a single one problem that would not be on my side (mostly technical stuff since I´m quite poor at it) and even if it is not their problem, they always help me with grace! Never met a support team like this and never worked with such a confidence in email marketing stuff.
In my honest opinion, there still are features that GetResponse misses in compare with AWeber or MailChimp so it´s not the point to argue about which one is better with its features than the other one. You should focus more on what is truly important to you, your work and your business in general. Read all the features, conditions of use, possibilities and other important things but take what is the most important for you and compare it with the others. Sometimes, it is better to go with something what is cheaper and what doesn´t contain trillion features like the more expensive choice, because it gives you exactly what you need in current time and you can always switch from it to the more advanced programs and gadgets. Good luck with your deciding.
Its awesome to have such strong product on your back because when it comes to e-newsletters and the necessary stuff around it, you need someone you can really rely on, no matter what happens or what your skills are. GetResponse is actually exactly that kind of product and its services are way beyond its competition seriously.
Mostly people are looking for automation and it is expectable since the most of people are lazy and dont want to waste their time on sending multiple emails manually. It is cool, no doubt about that but for those people who are not just lazy and are looking for some more than the basics that every second tool contains, GetResponse definitely is the best solution in my view.
It provides wonderful functions that can not be seen anywhere else. You can pick from time-based messages, which allows you to spread all of your emails in the exact intervals you set before, or action-based messages, which are my favs since you can easily pull the perfect message trigger by the perfect moment. For example after an opening and clicking anything, after the completed transaction etc. Aint that awesome?! You can really make the difference with such a marketing tricks (at least I did).
Hey there, GetResponse helped me a lot when I struggled hard at the beginning of my IM way and I am not afraid to state that only (or mostly) thanks to it I made it through these hard times with my website. Since then I haven´t felt like I would need a change of my email marketing provider so I am running all of my websites on GetResponse. Definitely my favourite tool ever.
What I personally love the most about GetResponse email marketing software is their autoresponder and its brand new technology (which is just in Beta version for this moment but it has already been released for some time) which they call “Marketing Automation”. with this amazing function you are able to create automation workflows by using drag-and-drop builder. In reality it means that you can command GetResponse what should it do if you subscriber opened concrete offer or clicks on a concrete link in your message and so on. Really the spectre of what you can do with it is so wide that it would take hours and hours to describe it and remember – it is just a BETA! As I said it has been released for some time and they are working hard on it, so we can expect full version or at least an useful update of this brilliant new function that I have not found between the competition of GetResponse. Keep it up dudes!
PS: There is a video of Marketing Automation so you can see how it works even without a purchase. I suggest you to check on it, you will be pretty amazed I guess.
Calling GetResponse the best email management tool or newsletter creating tool might seem lil a bit over-rated (especially for someone who accepted that MailChimp is a constant number one). Well, for such a people – I have a new information – GetResponse is not only better than MailChimp, it is also cheaper.
I know several people who are using MailChimp email marketing tool and never complained and I also know several people who have been using GetResponse and they won´t let anyone touch their magic tool. The fact is that these two are closest to each other when it comes to functionality and features, but GetResponse is getting an advantage over their competitors somewhere else. Not only they have got brilliant features – their price is below average. Even though the system of in fact 21 different plans might seem a bit confusing, but if you pick yourself the right plan which fits you well, you are getting an advantage of everyone else by that time and you have not even started using the tool and that is awesome imo.
Of course it is not only the price that makes GetResponse such a strong competitor to MailChimp or AWeber and every other email marketing tool. We could speak about “must-haves” of today which the product HAS to contain in an order to actually make a competition to the top tools, like perfect automation functionality, third-party integration, data import in multiple file types or sophisticated support. These and many more functions you can expect from a number 1 – GetResponse.
GetResponse is a wonderful email marketing platform that allows you to do magic with your contact list. The fact that I can schedule the exact time of when my emails are going to be send to my contact list is awesome and I consider this auto-responding feature as the coolest one I have in my marketing tools. When it comes co to integration, GetResponse is ahead again and allows you to integrate easily with third-party tools or sites (not only payment ones like most of the tools). An effectivity that GetResponse brings to the whole boring process is unbelievable and from one piece of boring stuff there came up very interesting world of possibilities – all thanks to GetResponse. Wonderful gadget seriously.
Just made a purchase of that “Pro” customer program and I am very curious about what is going the work with it look like on a daily basis. Will keep you updated about how it goes for sure guys! Wish me the best with it pls, I need it sooo baaad.
If you want to get a response from your subscribers (who gave their consent over being subscribed to your newsletter) when it comes to your promos (like your freebies, rewards, contests, online coupon deals, or simple patronage so that you don’t only have subscribers, but paying customers on the verge of buying or encouraged to buy your products and services), then use GetResponse to your advantage.
Your email address database of potential leads from a mailing list that contains from 9,000 to 10,000 records can yield you at least thousands of paying customers once they go through your sales funnel and you’re able to separate the idle customers from the active ones like chaff from wheat.
You can do all this by hosting them through GetResponse.
For a mere $65 monthly, which is $4 to $85 cheaper than the leading brand, you can do as what’s advertised by the name of the service: Get a response, usually a positive one involving the sales of your goods and services.
Instead of paying $150, $89, $75, or $69 from other mailing-based response getters, you can put your campaign on the cheapest yet most effective emailing services around, making sure that you can get maximum traction on your newsletter promos whether they contain discount coupons or special gifts and contest rewards.
You can do all this without spamming your user base incessantly to the point of making them annoyed enough to filter you or unsubscribe to your services. You can have all this and more with the extensive features of GetResponse.
Many competing products have been left by the dust with this advancement, but even now, GetResponse continues to evolve, especially with its support network of emails and quality client troubleshooting services.
Every newsletter has a mobile preview button, you can get split testing functionality or the ability to split up around five different messages at the same time, and you can even try out the GetResponse software for free for 30 days with its trial version.
You can and should only pay for it if you’re completely satisfied by what you see. You’re given a month’s taste of how effective GetResponse is, and if you’re not impressed by the time the trial is over, just delete it and don’t pay for the app.
Here’s the deal when it comes to GetResponse. It’s one of the most advanced and dependable tools for sending and designing HTML-based e-newsletters.
There might be people who doubt the effectiveness of email advertising ever since spamming and spammers ruined the field for everyone in the advertising agency, but there’s still some promotional traction to be had from one of the earliest places you can advertise yourself on the Internet.
By going the opt-in newsletter subscription route, you can avoid spam filters and irate customers who don’t want to receive unsolicited mail. Have their consent first then present your newsletter to them.
The great thing about GetResponse is that, as its name suggests, it’s all about getting the right positive responses from your newsletter subscribers without them feeling forced to do anything or annoying them with promos they’ve never asked for or don’t need.
This tool is quite adept at usability, template creation, pricing, and relevant features. On the whole, GetResponse is quite cost-effective. Yes, it’s cheaper than most of its key competitors, but not because it offers less than them or it’s in any way lower grade.
Instead, even at its most affordable, GetResponse remains a tool you can depend on if you have loads of email addresses in your database for lead farming.
The downside to GetResponse’s comprehensiveness, of course, is some of the services you might never get around to using, like the iStockPhoto Gallery and the QR Code Generator (but it’s better to be safe than to be sorry).
As far as responsive email design is concerned, the email marketing solution is head above heels ahead of its competition.
The functionality allows your emailed newsletter to adjust its template in accordance to the resolution and screen size of the device that’s reading it, particularly if you’re using a smartphone instead of a laptop to access it.
On the other hand, GetResponse is using responsive template technology that has gotten wide traction among many a website (particularly of the WordPress variety) and extended its services on formatting newsletter appearance in mobile and nonstandard monitor platforms.
That means your newsletter won’t have to turn off its pictures or have a separate template for mobile whenever a mobile user has to read it; it has an automatic adjuster that makes it readable anywhere you attempt to access it, from PCs to laptops to PDAs to tablets to smartphones and so forth.
Automatic optimization is a big deal if you want to access a bigger audience. The downside to this? It looks terrible with no scripts enabled pages in some email inboxes.
With GetResponse, you're getting competitive pricing because for $15 a month, you can get to host a 1,000-email database. Few other mailing newsletter services can offer the same price at the same value as GetResponse and its multiple specifications.
I love GetResponse because of its wealth of features, which include a free landing page creator, a wide range of ways to import data (from Gmail and other data sources as well as the uploading of Excel or CSV files), social sharing tools, comprehensive segmentation options, RSS or blog-to-email functionality, in-depth reporting, split-testing, responsive email designs, excellent auto-responder functionality, and a wide range of templates all in one action-packed package.
Comprehensiveness is arguably the bread-and-butter offering of the program that justifies claims of cost-effectiveness and getting more value for your money.
For my money, you'd be hard-pressed to find a similar e-newsletter-based program as complete and sophisticated as GetResponse.
If you only have a small number of records because you're a startup company that's just starting out, never fear; you'll also get free accounts that doesn't have a full range of features, but should be enough to get you by until you can afford or justify the purchase of the 1,000-email paid plan package at the very least.
The features mentioned above just scratches the surface of GetResponse's full capabilities, such that you don't get many other email marketing solutions that have the same comprehensive slant as this company does.
It's not lip service or a standard byline to say that GetResponse is comprehensive. It's arguably an understatement.
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