When Sendinblue was created, Constant Contact was already in the email marketing industry for almost 20 years. Don’t let the age gap cloud your judgment, though. Both companies provide excellent all-in-one platforms, with services that go far beyond email marketing. Despite this, there are some differences that may sway you to one platform over the other. Fortunately, one common aspect of these companies is that they both provide a great way to test everything at zero cost. Sendinblue offers a limited free version and Constant Contact lets you test out their service for 60 days risk-free.
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Used by big companies like Louis Vuitton and Fujitsu, Sendinblue is a well-known email marketing platform that provides a comprehensive set of features and impressive flexibility. Besides allowing you to manage email campaigns, this software offers tools to handle SMS campaigns, send transactional emails, add live chat functionality to your website, and create web forms and landing pages.
There are over 100 newsletter templates to play with, and you’ll definitely find one that fits your needs. Of course, creating a design from scratch is always an option as Sendinblue provides an intuitive drag-and-drop builder, HTML editor, and a text-rich editor.
Unfortunately, segmenting contacts isn’t the easiest thing to do because some of the contact characteristics are difficult to understand. That being said, if you take the time to read a few guides provided by the company, you’ll see that you can create complex segmentations for your contacts. Automating your email campaigns is far easier. The platform includes a user-friendly decision tree, which allows you to see the bigger picture effortlessly.
The best part about Sendinblue is its free plan that you can use forever. It’s a bit limiting, as it only allows you to send 300 emails per day. Nonetheless, if you’re just starting out, it’s good enough. To bypass this limitation, a paid subscription is necessary and prices start at $22.50 per month with annual payments. However, to access all the features available, you’ll need to upgrade to the higher-tier Premium plan which costs a whopping $59.40 per month with yearly payments.
As a pioneer in the email marketing industry, Constant Contact knows the market's ins and outs. Proof of that is its intuitive platform that comes with a comprehensive set of features. Like many others in the industry, Constant Contact has developed to an all-in-one platform where you can manage other marketing tactics such as social media.
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From sending transactional emails to creating complex email arrays, everything can be done with Constant Contact. Still, there a few aspects where this platform falls short, especially when it comes to segmenting contacts. Since Constant Contact only allows two types of data entries – numbers and text strings – your subscribers may not be segmented correctly due to typos or other mistakes. Even so, the actual segmentation is comprehensive, as the platform allows you to target contacts by their activity, list membership, and other details.
Although Constant Contact doesn't provide a free version, you have 60 days to test everything risk-free – 30 days from its free trial and the other 30 from its money-back guarantee. Pricing-wise, you can get Constant Contact with 500 contacts and unlimited email sends for as low as $17 per month with annual payments. To get the full set of features upgrading to the Email Plus plan is necessary, which increases the price to $38.25 per month.
Both Sendinblue and Constant Contact are excellent email marketing services that will cater to your needs. They provide all-in-one platforms that allow you to manage your email campaigns and social media profiles, as well as design web forms and landing pages. However, there are some differences that you need to consider. It might be less intuitive to segment contacts with Sendinblue, but the platform provides a wider array of subscriber characteristics. On the flip side, Constant Contact offers over 500 third-party integrations while Sendiblue only offers 50. It’s also essential to consider the different pricing strategies. Sendinblue is the perfect solution for users just starting out, as it provides a limited free version that you can use forever. That being said, Constant Contact offers a longer risk-free period than the industry’s average and provides its plans for a lower price.