Mailchimp

Mailchimp

Email and advertising marketing automation platform

4.5/5 (11345 reviews)

Mailchimp Overview

MailChimp is a marketing automation platform that allows you to create, send, and analyze email and ad campaigns. Users receive complete transparency of campaigns, email tracking, view success and click-through rates, generate custom reports, manage subscribers and un-subscribers. MailChimp lets you create custom templates and at the same time choose from an array of pre-made templates and campaigns.

MailChimp platform is also available on freemium - you can send up to 12,000 emails to 2,000 subscribers (monthly) without any financial commitment. Most of the features, including access to sending marketing automation workflows as well as the ability to create ad campaigns, are available to free users. The MailChimp mobile application gives you the power to create and send campaigns, manage subscribers, keep tabs on your account activity, and more.

Choose from numerous integrations and web services to streamline your workflow, sync customer data, generate more revenue, and grow your business. Connect your store to MailChimp to capture order information, create targeted campaigns, automate product follow-ups, and send personalized order notifications. MailChimp provides support via an online knowledge base and technical support via email and live chats to help users with any questions that may come up along the way.

Pricing

Starting from
US$10.00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Devices

Business size

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Markets

Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China and 5 others, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America

Supported Languages

English, Spanish

Mailchimp Reviews

Overall rating
4.5/5
91% positive reviews
6615
Excellent
3755
Very good
797
Average
118
Poor
60
Terrible
Ian P.

Solid Tool for Email Marketing

Used Weekly for 1+ year
Reviewed on 30/10/2019
Review Source: Capterra

My overall experience with Mailchimp was a positive one. It worked well with our CRM, and was well supported by their sales and service teams. We used Mailchimp to drive email marketing efforts and, in turn, drive inbound leads and software demo requests. It was incredibly successful, as the company has continued to grow throughout our time of using mailchimp. Additionally, we saw an increase in inbound leads each month over the first 12 months of using Mailchimp. While the send and contact restriction did cause some frustration and delays, the overall experience was quite positive. I would recommend Mailchimp to other companies.

Pros

What I liked most about Mailchimp was it's ease of use (for our applications) and the company's customer service. It was very easy to use Mailchimp in conjunction with our CRM, HubSpot to help our email marketing efforts. We would sort, export, and download targeted lists of customers from HubSpot and upload those lists to Mailchimp. This process was incredibly easy and allowed us to be more efficient and timely with our email marketing campaigns. Additionally, any time we had any questions or issues about Mailchimp, their customer service and sales teams were always incredibly helpful and quick to respond.

Cons

What I liked least about this software was the pricing plan restrictions. My software company had a very, very large customer and prospect base. We targeted many different markets with a large number of people within each organization. Our software could be used by entire companies, so reaching out to many different decision makers or users was an effective marketing strategy. However, the pricing plans restricted us to a certain number of sends and contacts per month. We often found ourselves having to meet to discuss where we were going to make cuts to our email marketing efforts, which took away time from being productive. We essentially had to ration our sends on a monthly basis, because we did not see the value in the price increase for more sends. Although it would have helped our company operationally, it would have been too expensive. I feel they need to increase the number of contacts and sends for each pricing plan.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

7.0/10
Lisandro R.

Mailchimp is behind the competition

Used Weekly for 1+ year
Reviewed on 27/10/2019
Review Source: Capterra

MailChimp came as a free alternative to our email list when things got ugly in our business. We could say it saved our subscribers list (and business). Even though things have got better, we still use it for certain campaigns where MailChimp shines. Being it a free alternative, we cannot complain. But we wished it was easier to use and had more features (if so, we would easily go for the paid plan).

Pros

I liked the templates a lot. They are beautiful and well done. Very useful if you are into template use. Also, the free plan saved our business when we were out of money. It got all the basics for a business just getting started. Finally, the brand is beautiful. The UI is beautiful.

Cons

It's frustrating to use. The user experience is, I would say, quirky. It's really hard to find an option/feature. A lot of them are hidden in places that don't make sense. For example, I was looking for the landing page editor, I could find the landing page REPORTS under REPORTS but no editor at all. I gave up. The metrics it tracks are very limited compared to the competition that delivers way more useful and detailed metrics overall. Also, it lacks some of the most useful features like a robust tag system and marketing automation.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

6.0/10
Randi Z.

Mailchimp is my go to for newsletter marketing especially for setting up a new business

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 21/09/2019
Review Source: Capterra

Mailchimp overall is the easiest newsletter service. They connect with with websites such as Mailchimp and Shopify which are pillars in the industry. The plugins I have to use are simple to install. At times other newsletter services are more difficult to connect with a website. I start all my clients up with Mailchimp and they are all very pleased. Your interface is simple enough for a beginner to catch on to, but now with your growing features a real whiz can get in there and create a robust email marketing experience.

Pros

I've been using Mailchimp since I think Mailchimp was invented. Mailchimp is way easier to use than most of the other newsletters services out there. It's easy to import your lists, set multiple kinds of audience lists. I like that you're keeping up with the other services and added automations and tags. I find it very easy to build nice looking newsletters too. I always start any of my clients with Mailchimp first. You're the most user friendly interface. Pro-free to start under a certain number of subscribers too! You now have most if not all of the features a growing organization with a deep marketing strategy would need.

Cons

My biggest cons was that I found originally years ago you did not have all the features thatsome of the other competitors had. AWeber had better automative responses/ journeys/scheduling capabilities that your service years ago did not offer. So when I started with you I did have times when I did have to switch softwares for growing clients who had other needs. You now have those features so I find I can start with Mailchimp and stick with you now for the long haul.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Verified Reviewer

A Necessary Tool for a 21st Century Business that's Reasonably Easy to Use, with Great Support

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 14/09/2019
Review Source: Capterra

We are required to send out newsletters to our investors (over 800 of them), and this had made it easy to design good-looking emails. And you can save templates, etc., to use over and over and modify them each time. We've never had a technical problem with it, although we've had issues with 3rd party apps and linked software connecting to Mailchimp. But I contacted their support and they were able to help me fix the issue, even though it wasn't their own software! I thought that was nice of them. They could've said "That's not our app, so we can't help you," but they didn't -- they walked me through a fix.

Pros

It has to be their support chat function and their useful Help articles. I did not get into my business so that I could run mail marketing software, so I appreciate anything that helps ease the learning curve. Email marketing is a necessary evil, and Mailchimp lessens the unpleasantness considerably. With no prior experience, we got up and running quickly. (We tried a few of these apps, and this one seemed the easiest.) It's complicated running email campaigns and newsletters, but once we mastered a few basics, I was very happy with the results. And it scales up as you grow. When our mailing list grew, it did not become exponentially harder to use. They offer a lot of bells and whistles that we don't need/use, but our emails look good and are easy to compose, adding graphics, etc. It automates a lot of repetitive tasks for you -- like your footer and address, etc. And we've never had a problem getting reported as spam.

And this may seem minor, but I like the whimsical nature of the occasional chimp graphics. Don't get me wrong -- this is work, not play, but it's nice to see a little chimp every once in a while when you complete certain tasks. Business is hard, so a little levity along with the functionality is welcome.

Cons

The price! It gets expensive quickly. I guess the upside to that is it makes you hone your marketing so you are profitable. You have to cut out waste and hone your mailing list so that it's more efficient. And from my research, the other programs cost about the same. I don't mind paying for ease-of-use, but I wish they would explain "cleaning" and "archiving" and other functions that would help me get my monthly costs down. I'm not planning on jumping ship anytime soon, but if they raise their prices again (they just raised them recently), then I will be gone.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10
Emeka O.

MailChimp made email marketing very easy and cheap

Used Other for 2+ years
Reviewed on 21/08/2019
Review Source: Capterra

I've been using MailChimp for my email marketing. It's been so amazing. It's so amazing that I've adopted it as the email marketing software of choice even when I'm teaching my digital marketing students.

Being very easy to learn, easy to use, and also free to start, I've kept recommending it to people. It's such an awesome software.

Pros

MailChimp is an email marketing software. I so much love this software for so many reasons. These reasons include:

1. Easy to learn: MailChimp was the very first email marketing software I used. Even though I was only a newbie in email marketing when I started using it, it was so easy for me to learn.

2. Easy to use: Using MailChimp for email marketing is very easy. It has templates that only need to be edited to give beautiful email outlook. There's no need to do html coding of the email - this could have needed some technical know-how.

3. Landing Page Builder: With MailChimp I'm able to build landing pages for products. I didn't need a website to build a landing page. I used MailChimp for that.

4. Facebook Integration: It's possible to Integrate Facebook to MailChimp. This is very easy. No programming knowledge is required. By integrating Facebook to MailChimp, it was very easy to run Facebook adverts for custom and lookalike audiences using my email subscribers list. It's also easy to run Facebook adverts with lead generation objective right from MailChimp.

5. Free to start: Something very beautiful about MailChimp is that it can allow a user to have up to 2,000 subscribers, and be able to send up to 12,000 emails per month on the free mode. This was very helpful as I never had to spend any money on email marketing for my startup. MailChimp helped me save cost.

6. Analytics: MailChimp have provision for email analytics. This helped me measure some metrics.

Cons

Not withstanding all those benefits, I have some things I don't like about MailChimp.

1. Affiliate marketing: I'm also an affiliate marketer. I've read that MailChimp is not very kind to affiliate marketers. They imposed a very strict measure on the type of product to be marketed. This has made me not to consider it in my affiliate marketing venture.

2. Cost on the long run: Another thing is that after a business has exceeded the 2,000 subscribers, or 12,000 emails per month benchmark on the free mode, one will have to purchase a package to keep using the software.

Apart from those two cons, MailChimp is generally an awesome email marketing software.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10

Mailchimp Pricing

Starting from
US$10.00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

MailChimp is forever free for up to 2,000 subscribers and 12,000 emails per month. For users with more than 2,000 subscribers, MailChimp offers monthly and pay-as-you-go plans:

1,001 - 1,500 subscribers with unlimited emails per month - $20.00/month
1,501 - 2,000 subscribers with unlimited emails per month - $25.00/month
2,001 - 2,500 subscribers with unlimited emails per month - $30.00/month
2,501 - 2,600 subscribers with unlimited emails per month - $35.00/month

+ $199.00 for pro subscription

Mailchimp Features

  • A/B Testing
  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Campaign Analysis
  • Campaign Management
  • Content Management
  • Customizable Templates
  • Drag & Drop Interface
  • Email Marketing Management
  • Engagement Analytics
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Channel Marketing
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Social Media Integration
  • Social Network Marketing
  • Third Party Integration

  • Customizable Branding
  • Data Import/Export

Additional information for Mailchimp

Key features of Mailchimp

  • 750+ integrations
  • A/B split campaigns & multi-variate testing
  • Activity dashboard
  • Automated scheduling
  • Automatic link checker
  • Automation workflows
  • Bounce tracking
  • Build mail lists
  • Built-in photo editing
  • Campaign analysis
  • Campaign archives
  • Campaign segmentation
  • Click-through tracking
  • Client database
  • Collaboration
  • Content management
  • Custom fields
  • Custom forms
  • Custom rules
  • Custom signup forms
  • Customer accounts
  • Customer activity reporting
  • Customer analysis
  • Customer loyalty program
  • Customer segmentation
  • Customizable email templates
  • Data import
  • Data synchronization
  • Demographic data
  • Download PDF newsletters
  • Drag & drop interface
  • Drip email marketing
  • Email analytics
  • Email archiving
  • Email delivery
  • Email designer
  • Email distribution
  • Email integration
  • Email marketing
  • Email notifications
  • Email templates
  • Email templates
  • Email tracking
  • Engagement analytics
  • Event triggered Email
  • Event triggered actions
  • Facebook Ad & Instagram Ad campaigns
  • Geolocation
  • Graphical data presentation
  • Image & file hosting
  • Import Excel lists
  • Knowledge base
  • Landing page templates
  • Lead capture
  • Lead generation
  • Lead management
  • Mail merge
  • Mailing list management
  • Market segmentation
  • Mobile integration
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-campaign
  • Multi-channel communication
  • Multi-channel management
  • Multi-channel marketing
  • Multiple projects
  • Multiple tutorials available
  • Multiple user accounts
  • Multivariate testing
  • Order confirmation
  • Order management
  • Order notifications
  • Performance monitoring
  • Preview functionality
  • Product recommendations
  • RSS feeds
  • Real time analytics
  • Real time data
  • Real time monitoring
  • Real time reporting
  • Registration management
  • Reporting & statistics
  • Retargeting
  • Rich text editor
  • Sales & website activity tracking
  • Search functionality
  • Social advertising
  • Social media integration
  • Social media metrics
  • Social media plugins
  • Social network marketing
  • Subscriber management
  • Subscription services
  • To-do list
  • Unsubscribe database
  • Usage tracking
  • User activity monitoring
  • Website integration
  • eCommerce integration

Benefits

  • Automations: Keep a personal touch while removing manual tasks from your to-do list. Pre-built marketing automations create room to focus on strategy. Welcome, re-engage, and follow up with the people who matter to you.

  • Lists: MailChimp helps users customize signup forms to match your brand, so you can share it on your website and integrate it into your social media pages. You can also collect signups from a variety of mobile devices or import an existing list. Users can also take advantage of existing integrations to help keep their data up to date between platforms.

  • Templates: MailChimp offers a variety of pre‑designed, responsive templates. Users can also start‑from‑scratch and use the template builder for more customization. If you’re an HTML expert, you can code your own with our flexible template language.

  • Campaigns: Email Segmentation is easy with MailChimp. Send a campaign to your entire list, or target people based on available list data such as geolocation or their open/click history. RSS‑to‑Email and Automated Workflows allow you to create automated campaigns that will start sending based on triggers set by the user.

  • Ads: Find new customers and reconnect with current ones through another channel by created integrated Facebook and Instagram ads.

  • Reports: MailChimp’s reporting features help a user understand who’s opening, clicking, and coming back for more. The reports are mobile friendly and can be exported to share with coworkers or clients. Tweet Trends gives you insight into your subscribers’ activity on Twitter, and our Google Analytics integration gives you advanced stats on how your campaigns affect traffic to your website. If you sell online, our reports can help users understand how their email marketing is directly affecting sales on their website.

  • Mailchimp FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Mailchimp.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Mailchimp offer?

    Mailchimp offers the following pricing plans:

    Starting from: US$10.00/month

    Pricing model: Free, Subscription

    Free Trial: Available

    MailChimp is forever free for up to 2,000 subscribers and 12,000 emails per month. For users with more than 2,000 subscribers, MailChimp offers monthly and pay-as-you-go plans:

    1,001 - 1,500 subscribers with unlimited emails per month - $20.00/month
    1,501 - 2,000 subscribers with unlimited emails per month - $25.00/month
    2,001 - 2,500 subscribers with unlimited emails per month - $30.00/month
    2,501 - 2,600 subscribers with unlimited emails per month - $35.00/month

    + $199.00 for pro subscription

    Q. What are the main features of Mailchimp?

    Mailchimp offers the following features:

    • 750+ integrations
    • A/B split campaigns & multi-variate testing
    • Activity dashboard
    • Automated scheduling
    • Automatic link checker
    • Automation workflows
    • Bounce tracking
    • Build mail lists
    • Built-in photo editing
    • Campaign analysis
    • Campaign archives
    • Campaign segmentation
    • Click-through tracking
    • Client database
    • Collaboration
    • Content management
    • Custom fields
    • Custom forms
    • Custom rules
    • Custom signup forms
    • Customer accounts
    • Customer activity reporting
    • Customer analysis
    • Customer loyalty program
    • Customer segmentation
    • Customizable email templates
    • Data import
    • Data synchronization
    • Demographic data
    • Download PDF newsletters
    • Drag & drop interface
    • Drip email marketing
    • Email analytics
    • Email archiving
    • Email delivery
    • Email designer
    • Email distribution
    • Email integration
    • Email marketing
    • Email notifications
    • Email templates
    • Email templates
    • Email tracking
    • Engagement analytics
    • Event triggered Email
    • Event triggered actions
    • Facebook Ad & Instagram Ad campaigns
    • Geolocation
    • Graphical data presentation
    • Image & file hosting
    • Import Excel lists
    • Knowledge base
    • Landing page templates
    • Lead capture
    • Lead generation
    • Lead management
    • Mail merge
    • Mailing list management
    • Market segmentation
    • Mobile integration
    • Monitoring
    • Multi-campaign
    • Multi-channel communication
    • Multi-channel management
    • Multi-channel marketing
    • Multiple projects
    • Multiple tutorials available
    • Multiple user accounts
    • Multivariate testing
    • Order confirmation
    • Order management
    • Order notifications
    • Performance monitoring
    • Preview functionality
    • Product recommendations
    • RSS feeds
    • Real time analytics
    • Real time data
    • Real time monitoring
    • Real time reporting
    • Registration management
    • Reporting & statistics
    • Retargeting
    • Rich text editor
    • Sales & website activity tracking
    • Search functionality
    • Social advertising
    • Social media integration
    • Social media metrics
    • Social media plugins
    • Social network marketing
    • Subscriber management
    • Subscription services
    • To-do list
    • Unsubscribe database
    • Usage tracking
    • User activity monitoring
    • Website integration
    • eCommerce integration

    Q. Who are the typical users of Mailchimp?

    Mailchimp has the following typical customers:

    Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations, Small Business

    Q. What languages does Mailchimp support?

    Mailchimp supports the following languages:

    English, Spanish

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Mailchimp offer?

    Mailchimp has the following pricing plans:

    Free, Subscription

    Q. Does Mailchimp support mobile devices?

    Mailchimp supports the following devices:

    Android, iPhone, iPad

    Q. What other apps does Mailchimp integrate with?

    Mailchimp integrates with the following applications:

    Administrate, Ambassador, Chargebee, ClickTale, Less Annoying CRM, Little Green Light, Neon One, Shopify, SurveyGizmo, TeamSupport

    Q. What level of support does Mailchimp offer?

    Mailchimp offers the following support options:

    FAQs, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Video Tutorials