Mailchimp

Mailchimp

Email and advertising marketing automation platform

4.5/5 (12092 reviews)

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 12092 reviews
Excellent
7095

Very good
3970

Average
838

Poor
127

Terrible
62

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

So easy a Chimp could do it!

Mailchimp is a wonderful email campaign platform. We are currently utilizing the free version, going on 5 years now, for our bimonthly newsletters and have never run into a single issue. As a marketer, my favorite thing about Mailchimp is the ability to share our newsletters and subscribe links via social media. You can also create pop-ups or static forms to embed on your website so that when people subscribe they are automatically added to your subscriber list.


Trevor A.

A must-have for the start-up email marketer or business just starting in email marketing

I went from doing 0 email marketing, to being very competent in email marketing with Mailchimp. From Day 1 until Year 2+, I keep discovering new tools and features within the platform that allow me to grow clients and their businesses. With the new features that mailchimp keeps adding in as well, I think they're going to stick around for a long while.


Lisandro R.

Mailchimp is behind the competition

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).


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.


Dayley S.

A safe option

I have never had any problems with MailChimp. Its been quite easy to setup with minimal steps required. I did have to contact the customer service team on one occasion and they replied promptly and direct to the point with a solution. So my experience with both the software and their team have been great.


Virginia B.
Industry: Computer Software
Company size: 51-200 Employees

So easy a Chimp could do it!

Used Monthly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 29/1/2019
Review Source: Capterra

Mailchimp is a wonderful email campaign platform. We are currently utilizing the free version, going on 5 years now, for our bimonthly newsletters and have never run into a single issue. As a marketer, my favorite thing about Mailchimp is the ability to share our newsletters and subscribe links via social media. You can also create pop-ups or static forms to embed on your website so that when people subscribe they are automatically added to your subscriber list.

Pros

Mailchimp’s free plan allows you to have up to 2,000 subscribers and includes 12,000 emails you can send out, per month. For those new to Mailchimp, there are numerous preset templates you can choose from which you can further customize to your liking or create your own from scratch. Campaign templates can incorporate images, polls, embedded videos, call to actions, plain text, and custom HTML. Once you have created a template – with the specific look you are looking for – you can duplicate it and create your next campaign so you do not have to start from scratch. It’s likely you will encounter someone on your subscriber list who either resides or works for a company in the EU. Mailchimp has all the needed GDPR tools and regulations in place to make your campaign process as easy and stress free as possible to manage.

Uploading new contacts to your subscriber list can be done in minutes (CSV files). You can also create multiple lists which you can further segment into more specific groups (in the case you may not want to send the campaign to the entire list of your choosing). Before sending off your campaign you can preview what it will look like to your recipients on desktop and mobile devices and check your links to make sure they work appropriately. Mailchimp also provides A/B testing and basic analytics, pertaining to each campaign you send out, to give you more insight into the campaign’s open rates and clicks.

Cons

I have very few complaints about Mailchimp, but I do wish they could incorporate spell check into their system somehow to help expedite the editing process. Also keep in mind, if you choose to upgrade from the free plan into a paid plan, you can only downgrade back down to the free plan once.

If you choose to make any changes to a campaign that has already been sent off, it will not update those campaigns, it will only show those updated changes to those you send the campaign to after saving those changes. Meaning if you find a mistake in a campaign you have recently sent out, know that there is no “undo” or fix.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Trevor A.
Industry: Marketing & Advertising
Company size: 51-200 Employees

A must-have for the start-up email marketer or business just starting in email marketing

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

I went from doing 0 email marketing, to being very competent in email marketing with Mailchimp. From Day 1 until Year 2+, I keep discovering new tools and features within the platform that allow me to grow clients and their businesses. With the new features that mailchimp keeps adding in as well, I think they're going to stick around for a long while.

Pros

Mailchimp is incredibly easy to use, and can be taken from setup to launch in less than a day if you put in some effort. While there are platforms with more features than mailchimp, those are A) commonly much much more expensive, and B) harder to use unless you know exactly what you are trying to accomplish.

Cons

Two things:

1. Their removal of the plugin with Shopify was incredibly shortsighted. The vast majority of clients we used mailchimp for were on Shopify, and the connection between the two was one of those beautiful things that kept us coming back and recommending them again and again. Using them has become more difficult since that was removed.

2. If you are trying to go down the rabbithole and target super-specific customers, you may run out of segmentation ability on Mailchimp. At the time of writing this review, you could only combine 5 criteria to create a custom segment, and your segment could only be created as 'user matches all criteria' or 'user matches any of the criterion'. This makes it hard to get your segment just right. However, if you are really needing to make THAT custom of segments regularly (based on past conditional behavior, ESP, etc.) you probably have a bigger budget and can go get one of those fancier email sending platforms.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Lisandro R.
Industry: E-Learning
Company size: 2-10 Employees

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

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

Dayley S.
Industry: Pharmaceuticals
Company size: 2-10 Employees

A safe option

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 8/1/2020
Review Source: Capterra

I have never had any problems with MailChimp. Its been quite easy to setup with minimal steps required. I did have to contact the customer service team on one occasion and they replied promptly and direct to the point with a solution. So my experience with both the software and their team have been great.

Pros

Widely used and can be integrated easily into other software such as QuickBooks, Xero, WooCommerce, Shopify, Inventory systems and many others.

MailChimp gives the user the options of many different emails output depending on the circumstances. For example; newly registered user emails, newsletters, abandoned cart emails, if a customer hasn't made a purchase in a while or hasn't returned to your site in some time, which are all great for reminding the customer of your existence, and gaining that lost customer back!

The form builder is pretty easy to use, and also gives you a copy & paste option of the code afterwards so it can be easily implemented into your website.

Cons

You are limited with the styles of emails you can send to your customers. You can fully design your emails from scratch, but regarding the features you can place within the emails, it is kinda limited compared to other software. This would includes things like which items were abandoned when sending the customers an abandoned cart email. Or showing which items still remain in the customers 'Wishlist' if they haven't purchased the items yet and haven't been on the website for some time.

I am not a big fan of the MailChimp logo at the bottom of every email sent to the customers.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 7.0/10

User recommendation
8.6/10
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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 12,092 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