Here Are Two Email Marketing & Newsletter Tools Nobody Is Talking About
Not ConvertKit, MailChimp, or Substack
Everybody’s telling you about ConvertKit. For good reason, it’s a feature-rich and marketing-optimized email tool.
That being said, ConvertKit has notable downsides:
the free plan is quite limited, especially in terms of automation with is the main attraction of email marketing software
that means you only get automations on the paid plan for at least $9 per month (at 300 subscribers max)
paid plans get expensive really fast, for 1000 subscribers, you’re already paying $25 a month
Alternatives you haven’t heard about
Since ConvertKit might not be the greatest tool for beginners who need to keep their spendings in check, here are two platforms you need to consider if ConvertKit isn’t your jam.
You won’t be disappointed.
This juggernaut has been around since 2007 and resides in Paris with additional offices in Berlin, Delhi, and Seattle. It offers a lot for free.
Key free features:
unlimited contacts (yeah, no limit on email list members like on virtually any other platform out there)
automation and segmentation
wide range of plugins and integrations for other services
no landing pages on the free plan
300 mails per day on the free plan
the backend is extensive, a lot to learn here
sometimes it’s a little confusing, in other words, the learning curve is quite steep
Overall, Sendinblue is a more than worthy competitor to ConvertKit, MailChimp, and all the other automation systems out there. See for yourself!
The next company is EmailOctopus. They reside in London.
Founded in 2015, this company shines with its beautiful interface and backend, easy structure, and incredible support team. I've sent a couple of requests via email and got answers in minutes. Yes, MINUTES!
2500 contacts & 10,000 emails a month for free
Zapier & Make integrations
Landing page builder & sign up forms
Affordable pro plan, a lot cheaper than alternatives like ConvertKit, Mailchimp, etc.
You need to pay for more than 2500 contacts
You need to pay if you need more than 10,000 emails per month
Overall, EmailOctopus offers a lot for free and the paid plan is very reasonably priced compared to other services, including ConvertKit, MailChimp, or MailerLite. See for yourself!
The bottom line
ConvertKit is popular. This is mainly due to its affiliate marketing system and general marketing strategy.
It’s not a bad service at all, but it gets pricey really quickly, and the free plan has severe limitations for an email marketing tool.
I also don’t like the backend and the writing tool that much. That’s personal preference.
Both Sendinblue and EmailOctopus, are strong competitors for ConvertKit and email marketing platforms in general.
You don’t hear about those two platforms a lot, though. A shame.
Now you know!
Take a look at these two if you’re on the hunt for a great email marketing & newsletter service.
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