Mailchimp

Email and advertising marketing automation platform

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Mailchimp Overview

What is Mailchimp?

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.

Mailchimp Overview

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

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China and 5 others, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America
Supported Languages
English, Spanish

Screenshots

Mailchimp screenshot: Monitor click performance with reports on average open and click rates
Mailchimp screenshot: Monitor click performance with reports on average open and click rates Mailchimp screenshot: Use email templates and widgets to create fully customized emails Mailchimp screenshot: Automate business processes including follow-ups, email notifications, order confirmations and more Mailchimp screenshot: Track performance with reports and summaries on any device Mailchimp screenshot: Create advertising campaigns to target specific user segments and choose custom settings Mailchimp screenshot: Track the success of e-commerce campaigns and understand where revenue is coming from Mailchimp screenshot: Create segmented subscriber lists to target with campaigns

Mailchimp Reviews

Mailchimp Reviews

Overall rating
4.5
/
5
Excellent
7619

Very good
4255

Average
894

Poor
137

Terrible
63

Value for Money
4.4
Features
4.4
Ease of Use
4.4
Customer Support
4.2
92% recommended this app
Jeremiah P.

My Go-to for email marketing

Mailchimp has been my go-to for 5+ years and I see no reason to change that now. It's simple, easy-to-use, and affordable.

I also care about who I work with. From what I can see as an outsider looking in, they have a great company culture. I once found a mistake in their API documentation and they sent me a free t-shirt! Most companies aren't willing to spend money just to say thanks, and I think that says something about the culture and character of the company.


Traver F.

A great software at exorbitant prices

Actual use of the software, I've had a pretty great experience. Some areas a little more difficult to navigate, but it's nothing a quick check of the help FAQ or Google can't fix.

I've never had any issues with deliverability, and the reporting features work great. I just wouldn't pay for it after I get past the free plan.


Mira L.

Great for keeping connected with customers and your team

Overall, MailChimp has been useful in keeping in contact with my customers and team.


Kenyon C.

Don't Sleep on the Monkey, its Bananas!!!

We are able to reach more customers with less legwork

We were also able to change how people view our company as a whole. Mail chimp makes our 5 to 10 person group seem like and Army.


Ankit P.

Simple, Easy to Use and Fast Implementation

Overall, I have been a happy customer with Mailchimp for the last 4 years. As a company, we have moved all the marketing communication to Mailchimp. Everyday, we just feel we are just getting started.


Jeremiah P.
Industry: Apparel & Fashion
Company size: 2-10 Employees

My Go-to for email marketing

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 24/1/2020
Review Source: Capterra

Mailchimp has been my go-to for 5+ years and I see no reason to change that now. It's simple, easy-to-use, and affordable.

I also care about who I work with. From what I can see as an outsider looking in, they have a great company culture. I once found a mistake in their API documentation and they sent me a free t-shirt! Most companies aren't willing to spend money just to say thanks, and I think that says something about the culture and character of the company.

Pros

Easy to setup: I've used Mailchimp in the launch of dozens of brands and digital products. Mailchimp is so easy to setup; I can literally have an account up and running, collecting email addresses within 20 minutes.

Great free option: One of my favorite things about Mailchimp is the fact that you get up to 2,000 contacts for free. Having that as an option (particularly for new businesses) is absolutely critical in making sure you can measure ROI from the platform before you start investing a lot of money.

Easy to use: Mailchimp's forms, email templates, list management, etc. is all so simple. In the rare case you can't do something you want via the Mailchimp admin, it can probably be done via the API. Mailchimp has also done an exceptional job of integrating with 3rd party platforms to make sure you can easily maximize your email collection.

More than just email marketing: In the last few years Mailchimp has started offering additional features outside of email campaigns, like Facebook ads and card mailing services. I personally don't think they're as good as Mailchimp's email service, but I am sure they'll improve over time.

Cons

In the last couple of years Mailchimp has made some changes to their pricing structure that I don't particularly love:

1) Pay as you go features have become more limited compared to their monthly plans.
2) Monthly rates have increased (although that's bound to happen at some point).
3) They now include some social platform contacts in your allotted contacts (i.e. you pay for them like they're email contacts).

As well, Mailchimp automatically increases your bill when you cross over your plan subscriber threshold. I'm not a huge fan of that, but I suppose I prefer it to them just disabling collection of new contacts.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Traver F.
Industry: Construction
Company size: 13-50 Employees

A great software at exorbitant prices

Used Monthly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 14/4/2020
Review Source: Capterra

Actual use of the software, I've had a pretty great experience. Some areas a little more difficult to navigate, but it's nothing a quick check of the help FAQ or Google can't fix.

I've never had any issues with deliverability, and the reporting features work great. I just wouldn't pay for it after I get past the free plan.

Pros

MailChimp is pretty easy to use as mailing software goes. It's fairly simple to set up, and managing your contact list is fairly intuitive.

The software takes care of all the hard work indentifying emails that don't work or have bounced. You can segment out certain groups and tag different people so that you're able to send emails only to certain people for specific campaigns.

This helps you keep emails targeted. For example, if I want to send a newsletter to only commercial clients, I tag them with the "commercial" tag and then choose to send only to those tagged recipients.

Cons

Two things. Advanced features and pricing.

With advanced features, it was incredibly difficult to setup for sign-up forms. Some of the more advanced features are hidden deep in linking trees and aren't easy to find. I almost always had to rely on Google to tell me where to go and what to do. Compare this to somewhere like MailerLite that's really easy to navigate and find what you're looking for.

As regards to pricing, the free plan for MailChimp is one of the best, allowing up to 2,000 subscribers before you have to pay, but after that they gouge you ridiculously so. Compared to other mailing software, MailChimp is highway robbery.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 6.0/10

Mira L.
Industry: Retail
Company size: Self Employed

Great for keeping connected with customers and your team

Used Weekly for 1+ year
Reviewed on 15/5/2020
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, MailChimp has been useful in keeping in contact with my customers and team.

Pros

I like that I can create email templates and mass email customers while being able to address each one by name in the body of the email with the placeholders such as *|FNAME|*. It makes it seem personal. I like how I am able to see who opens my email and who clicks a link in my email. I like how I can insert buttons in the email in order to make it easy for my customer to begin shopping. Tagging contacts is helpful when I want to email a select people.

I like how I can create leads page or landing pages with forms to get new subscribers.

Cons

For the Android mobile app, when I enter a new contact, sometimes the first and last name does not save or the field clears when I add a tag.

For the free version, I don't like not being able to have more than 1 group.

I don't like how I cannot search specific recipients by name and send them an email.

I like that customers can self-unsubscribe from my emails without having to email me.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Kenyon C.
Industry: Marketing & Advertising
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Don't Sleep on the Monkey, its Bananas!!!

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 25/11/2019
Review Source: Capterra

We are able to reach more customers with less legwork

We were also able to change how people view our company as a whole. Mail chimp makes our 5 to 10 person group seem like and Army.

Pros

Mail Chimp is very flexible and gives you a wide variety of easily customizable options. I use it for everything from Turkey Drives and fundraiser registrations to Album release contests. I hired 2 new people that have almost no graphic design experience and they were both able to learn the platform in a short time and implement what they knew in a real-world environment. Furthermore. The templates aren't cookie-cutter and are easily customizable. They update someone signs up for your product or offer. Its a low key way to get alot more customers and sell alot more products without texting 100 people1 at a time. in the end its definitely worth trying out

Cons

I wish Mail chimp had a desktop app that was downloadable and cloud-connected. I also wish that you could integrate it with other software like Google Drive or other Cloud-based services.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Ankit P.
Industry: Education Management
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Simple, Easy to Use and Fast Implementation

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 9/4/2020
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, I have been a happy customer with Mailchimp for the last 4 years. As a company, we have moved all the marketing communication to Mailchimp. Everyday, we just feel we are just getting started.

Pros

Simple, Easy to use user interface for the software wherein I could customize the emails that go out whenever any event takes place on the website. The integrations with other apps was mind blowing as it helped us to minimize our task. The analytics in Mailchimp are a blessing to us as it helps in targeting the right audience at the right time.

Cons

The free tier plan was very less for a company like ours as we wanted to be sure about it completely before finally implementing it. Due to high email bounces, the marketing automation companies are very strict on the bounce rates and they just block your account instantly.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

User recommendation
8.5/10
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Mailchimp Pricing

Mailchimp Pricing

Starting from
US$10.00/month
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 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

Value for Money
4.4/5
Based on 12,968 user ratings
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Mailchimp Features

Mailchimp Features

A/B Testing
API
Activity Dashboard
Automatic Notifications
Campaign Analysis
Campaign Management
Campaign Segmentation
Content Management
Customisable Branding
Customisable Templates
Data Import/Export
Drag & Drop Interface
Email Marketing Management
Engagement Analytics
Monitoring
Multi-Channel Marketing
Real Time Analytics
Reporting & Statistics
Social Media Integration
Third Party Integration
Features
4.4/5
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Additional information for Mailchimp

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

    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