About EmailOctopus

EmailOctopus is a low-cost email marketing platform that provides businesses, creators and marketers with the essential features they need to grow their mailing list and engage their audience. Users can build beautiful HTML-rich campaigns or simple plain text emails with the easy-to-use email editor. The email marketing tool also enables time-based autoresponders and drip campaigns for welcoming new subscribers, and segmentation for delivering tailored messages to specific groups of subscribers.

The intuitive dashboard makes it easy to monitor campaign performance with clear and simple analytics. Users can track open and click rates to discover the content that works best for their audience and view past campaign stats at a glance.

EmailOctopus integrates with over 2,000 apps via Zapier to enable users to sync customer data between platforms including Salesforce, Eventbrite, Shopify, and Stripe. Custom forms and the Wordpress plugin help users grow their audience without code or complex integrations. There’s also a developer API that allows for deep integration into websites and apps, with the ability to create and maintain subscriber lists. All of these features are available completely free for up to 2,500 subscribers – one of the most generous free plans on the market.

Pricing starting from:

US$24.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Key benefits of EmailOctopus

  • EmailOctopus offers powerful automation, which organizations can use to create time-based onboarding and drip sequences to automate campaigns.

  • Send highly targeted messages to your audience with segmentation based on custom fields and campaign activity.

  • Create landing pages to host your sign-up form and add attractive inline and pop-up forms to your website to turn more visitors into subscribers.

  • EmailOctopus provides clear analytics on campaign performance, allowing users to track every open, click, bounce and unsubscribe in order to optimize marketing efforts.

  • Send campaigns using EmailOctopus's library of pre-designed, customisable templates, which help users to create responsive emails that look beautiful across all devices.

  • Via Zapier, EmailOctopus can connect to over 2,000 platforms and services including Salesforce, Shopify, Eventbrite, and SurveyMonkey.

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    Markets

    Andorra, United Arab Emirates, Afghanistan, Antigua & Barbuda, Anguilla, Albania, Armenia, Curaçao, Angola, Argentina, American Samoa, Austria, Australia, Aruba, Åland Islands, Azerbaijan, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Barbados, Bangladesh, Belgium, Burkina Faso, Bulgaria, Bahrain, Burundi, Benin, Bermuda, Brunei, Bolivia, Brazil, Bahamas, Bhutan, Botswana, Belarus, Belize, Canada, Congo - Kinshasa, Central African Republic, Congo - Brazzaville, Switzerland, Cook Islands, Chile, Cameroon, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cape Verde, Cyprus, Czechia, Germany, Djibouti, Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Algeria, Ecuador, Estonia, Egypt, Eritrea, Spain, Ethiopia, Finland, Fiji, Falkland Islands, Micronesia, Faroe Islands, France, Gabon, United Kingdom, Grenada, Georgia, French Guiana, Guernsey, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greenland, Gambia, Guinea, Guadeloupe, Equatorial Guinea, Greece, Guatemala, Guam, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Hong Kong SAR China, Honduras, Croatia, Haiti, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Isle of Man, India, Iraq, Iran, Iceland, Italy, Jersey, Jamaica, Jordan, Japan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Cambodia, Kiribati, Comoros, St. Kitts & Nevis, South Korea, Kuwait, Cayman Islands, Kazakhstan, Laos, Lebanon, St. Lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Liberia, Lesotho, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Libya, Morocco, Monaco, Moldova, Montenegro, St. Martin, Madagascar, Marshall Islands, North Macedonia, Mali, Myanmar (Burma), Mongolia, Macao SAR China, Northern Mariana Islands, Martinique, Mauritania, Montserrat, Malta, Mauritius, Maldives, Malawi, Mexico, Malaysia, Mozambique, Namibia, New Caledonia, Niger, Norfolk Island, Nigeria, Nicaragua, Netherlands, Norway, Nepal, Nauru, New Zealand, Oman, Panama, Peru, French Polynesia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Pakistan, Poland, St. Pierre & Miquelon, Puerto Rico, Palestinian Territories, Portugal, Palau, Paraguay, Qatar, Réunion, Romania, Serbia, Russia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, Seychelles, Sudan, Sweden, Singapore, St. Helena, Slovenia, Svalbard & Jan Mayen, Slovakia, Sierra Leone, San Marino, Senegal, Somalia, Suriname, São Tomé & Príncipe, El Salvador, Syria, Eswatini, Turks & Caicos Islands, Chad, Togo, Thailand, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, Tunisia, Tonga, Turkey, Trinidad & Tobago, Tuvalu, Taiwan, Tanzania, Ukraine, Uganda, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vatican City, St. Vincent & Grenadines, Venezuela, British Virgin Islands, US Virgin Islands, Vietnam, Vanuatu, Wallis & Futuna, Samoa, Yemen, Mayotte, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    Supported Languages

    English

    Pricing starting from:

    US$24.00/month

    • Free Version
    • Free Trial
    • Subscription

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    Features

    Total features of EmailOctopus: 36

    • API
    • Activity Dashboard
    • Activity Tracking
    • Auto-Responders
    • CAN SPAM Compliance
    • Campaign Analytics
    • Campaign Management
    • Campaign Scheduling
    • Campaign Segmentation
    • Click Tracking
    • Contact Management
    • Customer Segmentation
    • Customisable Branding
    • Customisable Forms
    • Customisable Templates
    • Customizable Fields
    • Drag & Drop
    • Drip Campaigns
    • Dynamic Content
    • Email Campaign Management
    • Email Management
    • Email Marketing
    • Email Templates
    • Email Tracking
    • Engagement Tracking
    • Image Library
    • Landing Pages/Web Forms
    • List Management
    • Mobile Optimised Emails
    • Real Time Analytics
    • Reporting/Analytics
    • Subscriber Management
    • Subscription Management
    • Template Management
    • Third Party Integrations
    • WYSIWYG Editor

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6 /5
    (127)
    Value for Money
    4.8/5
    Features
    4.2/5
    Ease of Use
    4.6/5
    Customer Support
    4.6/5

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    Brian S. Brian S.
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    • Industry: Writing & Editing
    • Company size: Self Employed
    • Used Monthly for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    KISS for email marketing

    Reviewed on 1/9/2020

    I use it to send a weekly email to my former ukulele students (300+). I also send out 'tech tips'...

    I use it to send a weekly email to my former ukulele students (300+). I also send out 'tech tips' to authors on a semi-regular basis.

    Pros

    What I love most about email octopus is the simplicity of it. The interface is minimal by design which doesn't derail me when I just need to get an email out to my lists.

    Cons

    I would love it if they supported markdown.

    Josh E. Josh E.
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    • Industry: Real Estate
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Probably one of the best & most cost-effective ESP's out there!

    Reviewed on 8/3/2021

    Truly outstanding customer service. Quick response times and always willing to go out their way to...

    Truly outstanding customer service. Quick response times and always willing to go out their way to ensure that you are properly looked after. This too is one of the key reasons why we are still with EO and have no intention of leaving. Solid company and staff all round!

    Pros

    The thing we love most, is that when you link your Amazon SES account with Email Octopus, you can get a real bargain, esp. when compared to other ESPs out there. The user interface is very intuitive and simple to use, yet, it comes with very advanced email marketing features. All in all, we can recommend EO to anyone looking for an advanced email marketing system that doesn't break the bank.

    Cons

    In terms of advanced segmentation, the current version is still somewhat limited, but I've been in touch with their support team who have ensured us that it's on it's way. But other than that, no complaints whatsoever.

    Alternatives Considered

    SendGrid

    Reasons for Choosing EmailOctopus

    MailChimp is good, but far too expensive, esp. when you have a larger email database and send out weekly newsletters.

    Switched From

    Mailchimp

    Reasons for Switching to EmailOctopus

    While SendGrid is known for their ultra-high deliverability rate, the UX of their platform is sub-optimal. We managed to figure things out, but their built-in email templates were seriously lacking in creativity and weren't optimised for mobile at all. After signing up with Email Octopus, we ensured that everything was properly set up with Amazon SES (which granted, took a bit of reading up), but we now have an above average deliverability, open and click rate.
    Payam M. Payam M.
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    • Industry: Sporting Goods
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Monthly for 1+ year
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    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support
    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Email Octopus reduced our newsletter fees by ~80%

    Reviewed on 15/10/2021

    Pros

    Ease of transitioning existing contacts into email octopus, customizability of advertizements, excellent support. Able to link Email Octopus with our existing Amazon SES account.

    Cons

    Honestly not a lot to say here. The software is similar to others that fill this niche within the market.

    Jan sigetty B. Jan sigetty B.
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    • Industry: Publishing
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

    Unfair comparison with Mailchimp

    Reviewed on 28/9/2018

    I like it, but that's because I found workarounds.

    Fx. I design the NewsLetter in MailChimp and...

    I like it, but that's because I found workarounds.

    Fx. I design the NewsLetter in MailChimp and copy/paste the HTML. It works fine that way.

    Pros

    I moved from MailChimp, because of the price tag. Octopus is way cheaper, but it's still possible to send the same quality emails and that's​ great.

    Cons

    1. A better interface to make your own template/design. Limitations in fonts, sizes, etc

    2. List features are limited. No way to create segments or groups based on subscriber data.

    3. Regarding reports: A graphic overview of where the clicks are placed.

    Response from EmailOctopus

    Hi Jan,

    Thanks for the feedback. We have some good news on the campaign editor- we've just launched our new drag & drop email builder.

    It's only in Beta at the moment, however I've added it to your account and you'll be able to use it in your next campaign.

    More updates to come based on your feedback, too.

    Thanks again,

    Tom

    Jargon D. Jargon D.
    Overall rating
    • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    This is the one!

    Reviewed on 17/2/2021

    10/10

    10/10

    Pros

    EmailOctopus was SOOOOOO easy to use! I love it. I came over discouraged AF from trying MailChimp. Anyone whoever used MailChimp either has a degree in the software or hired someone. It is ridiculously difficult to use and it embeds itself into everything. EmailOctopus is so simple and effective. I got real-time results and I ended up making quite a bit of money emailing old customers. I will definitely be using EmailOctobus from here on out.

    Cons

    The only thing I didn't like is that I didn't find it sooner.

    Alternatives Considered

    Mailchimp

    Reasons for Choosing EmailOctopus

    MailChimp was too difficult to use

    Switched From

    Mailchimp

    Reasons for Switching to EmailOctopus

    EmailOctupus is easy to use and doesn't require much setup. Zero headaches, zero nonsense
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    EmailOctopus offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: US$24.00/month View Pricing Plans
    • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
    • Free Trial: Not Available

    Free for up to 2,500 subscribers Over 2,500 subscribers from $24/month 20% discount for non-profit organizations.

    EmailOctopus has the following typical customers:

    Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001+

    EmailOctopus supports the following languages:

    English

    EmailOctopus supports the following devices:

    EmailOctopus integrates with the following applications:

    Campaign Monitor, Eventbrite, Gravity Forms, Integromat, Mailchimp, Poptin, Salesforce Sales Cloud, SendPulse, Shopify, Ticket Tailor, WooCommerce, WordPress, Wufoo, Zapier

    EmailOctopus offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, Knowledge Base, Chat

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