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Any good alternative to Mailchimp?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by wwa2b, Sep 20, 2017.

  1. arshadul2010

    arshadul2010 Registered Member

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    I think ActiveCampaign is best for avoiding spam folder.
    You can also try "zoho campaigns free plan" 2000 subs 12,000 email / month
     
  2. wwa2b

    wwa2b Regular Member

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    I'm a bit shocked because I (naively) hadn't taken into consideration the cost of maintaining a list and sending a newsletter to it.
    I have over 11k former customers to whom I was planning on sending my newsletter, but now I realize that
    1. Most of them won't be accepted by newsletter solutions because they aren't opt-in, older than 2 years, etc
    2. Running a list of 11k subs will already be costly.
    Also, I wanted to build my list via giveaways, but incentivized sign-ups convert much less than normal ones. So the cost of running the newsletter is important to me.
    I'm actually surprised that IM here who I imagine are putting affiliate ads in their newsletters find it profitable, given the cost of solutions like Mailchimp.

    Is anyone using EmailOctopus?
     
  3. wwa2b

    wwa2b Regular Member

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    I'm interested but after having made the forms for my Squarespace site I wonder how easy it would be without an integration like Mailchimp has with Squarespace
     
  4. ThopHayt

    ThopHayt Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    If you're stuck with a squarespace template you might be stuck with mailchimp.

    -ThopHayt
     
  5. phr0zt

    phr0zt Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I bought InboxingPro when they did the special, not expecting much for the price, but it's proven to be pretty awesome so far... no issues yet. They let you integrate with a bunch of SMTP services that offer free SMTP plans so you can send X,XXX emails per day, and I've seen solid inboxing rates so far from tests. But honestly, he's still running it for the one-off launch price, and I'm a bit worried that if he doesn't start charging some kind of monthly fee soon he's not going to be motivated to keep it up and adding new features/etc. Definitely worth a look though.
     
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