GetResponse Review

GetResponse provides an exceptional feature set and a powerful yet simple account interface. Although GetResponse doesn't have specialized tools for event marketers, most customers will be highly satisfied with the value they receive.

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The Good

Dozens of email templates to choose from

GetResponse offers a wide variety of stylish template designs for all kinds of marketing purposes. If none of the available designs happen to catch your eye, you can use a simple drag-and-drop design tool to quickly create the look you’re after without using complicated HTML code. After you find a template that meets your needs, you can easily add your own text and images using the GetResponse editing interface. If you do prefer to build an email using HTML code, that option is always available as well. The availability of quality email templates is absolutely essential if you have no design experience. Email templates are also useful for people skilled in HTML design who want to avoid the time and effort that comes along with designing emails from scratch.

Clean, modern design

When evaluating email marketing companies, not many people think carefully about the look and feel of account dashboards, email editors, and analytical charts. GetResponse is exceptional in this area, providing their customers with a clean, clear account dashboard and well-designed tools that are a pleasure to work with. The company uses large font sizes and provides plenty of whitespace, helping to reduce eye strain and enabling you to work more comfortably over longer periods of time. Additionally, navigation is a snap since every important tool is accessible with a single mouse click no matter where you are in the system. In combination with GetResponse’s stellar tools and features, their superb performance in this area really sets them apart from much of the competition.

Time-saving email previews

The GetResponse Inbox Preview tool provides you with screenshots of your email exactly as it appears in all the most popular email services, including Gmail and Outlook. With the click of a button, you can determine with certainty whether your email needs a little more work before you send it out. Without Inbox Preview, you can never be fully confident that a small issue won’t cause you to miss an important marketing opportunity. And what’s more, GetResponse provides use of this tool to all their customers without any extra fees.

Landing page creator

Creating landing pages for your email marketing campaigns is an important way to provide your customers with more information about your company and to offer them a chance to buy your product online. GetResponse provides a great set of tools to help you create high-quality landing pages in minutes. After building your landing page with GetResponse’s easy drag-and-drop page editor, you can post it online for anyone to view. Then, simply insert a link to the page right into your email campaigns and wait for your customers to visit. You’re always able to access detailed reports that show you just how many of your customers click through to your page to learn more about your business. You can even add your landing page to your Facebook account to harness the power of social media. Landing pages are a great tool for just about any email marketer, especially those looking to sell products and services.

Easy-to-import contacts

Although most email marketing companies offer tools to help you import contacts, GetResponse really distinguishes itself by providing a simple import tool that can handle a wide variety of contact list formats. If your contact list currently resides in a spreadsheet or text file, chances are the GetResponse tool will accept it. If you have yet more contacts stored in a popular online service such as Zendesk, Salesforce, or FreshBooks, GetResponse provides specialized tools that automatically collect your list from those services. You can even copy and paste a long list of addresses right into the tool for uploading. If you have groups of contacts scattered in a lot of different places, GetResponse is an excellent choice that will make the process much easier for you.

Helpful video tutorials

GetResponse does a great job providing effective education materials and user guides through their Learning Center. The company’s video tutorials are especially strong, providing excellent instruction on a wide variety of general email marketing topics and the details of the GetResponse system. You access these videos through the Learning Center or find them in key spots throughout the website, providing extra help just when you need it.

The Bad

Missing event management features

The only major shortfall in the GetResponse toolset is found in the area of event management tools. If your company or organization holds live events, access to dedicated promotional tools for creating stylish event emails, websites, and online registration forms with ticketing functionalities is probably very important. Although not all email marketers need these kinds of tools, for some customers this is a major omission. If you want to supercharge your event management processes, you’re probably better off choosing a company that offers dedicated tools for the purpose.

Slightly higher entry-level price

Most of the top email marketing services offer plans starting at less than $10 per month, while GetResponse’s cheapest option comes in at $15 per month. To be fair, GetResponse does offer one of the best feature sets in the industry, and entry-level customers do receive full access to the company’s software. That said, if price is a major consideration in your search for an email marketing solution, there are certainly a lot of better deals to be found.

The Details

Monthly Plan

  • 100,000+ subscribers: Starting at $450
  • 10,001 - 25,000 subscribers: $65 - $145
  • 1 - 10,000 subscribers: $15 - $65
  • 25,001 - 50,000 subscribers: $145 - $250
  • 50,001 - 100,000 subscribers: $250 - $450
  • Send Limits: None

Annual Plan

  • 100,000+ subscribers: Starting at $4,428
  • 10,001 - 25,000 subscribers: $640 - $1,427
  • 1 - 10,000 subscribers: $148 - $640
  • 25,001 - 50,000 subscribers: $1,427 - $2,460
  • 50,001 - 100,000 subscribers: $2,460 - $4,428
  • Send Limits: None

Pricing

Monthly Plans

  • $15: Up to 1,000 subscribers
  • $25: Up to 2,500 subscribers
  • $45: Up to 5,000 subscribers
  • $65: Up to 10,000 subscribers
  • $145: Up to 25,000 subscribers
  • $250: Up to 50,000 subscribers
  • $450: Up to 100,000 subscribers

Annual Plans

  • $147.60: Up to 1,000 subscribers
  • $246.00: Up to 2,500 subscribers
  • $442.80: Up to 5,000 subscribers
  • $639.60: Up to 10,000 subscribers
  • $1,426.80: Up to 25,000 subscribers
  • $2,460: Up to 50,000 subscribers
  • $4,428: Up to 100,000 subscribers

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