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ActiveCampaign Review

ActiveCampaign manages to be a fantastic choice for email marketing in the broad sense while also aiming for a niche not clearly occupied by competitors.

    Kate Hoots
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ActiveCampaign

Total Rating4.5
Pricing Good
Features Excellent
Customer Service Good
Integrations Excellent
Reviews Excellent

Number Of Emails Available

Unlimited

Pricing

Plans start at $9/month

Business Size

Larger businesses with dedicated marketing teams

ActiveCampaign At A Glance

  • Email marketing software with CRM tools
  • 14-day free trial
  • Prebuilt automations

Kate Hoots

Kate Hoots

Expert Analyst & Reviewer at Merchant Maverick
An expert in business banking, consumer finance, and online payments, Kate Hoots has been writing about small business commerce since 2020. A former journalist for the West Linn Tidings and the Wilsonville Spokesman, Kate boasts wide experience in business leadership and communication. She has a degree in English Literature from Lewis & Clark College.
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    Sam Rexford

    Organization Name: CHILLREPTILE

    I’ve been using ActiveCampaign for exactly one year today (they just rebilled me on the annual plan). I really love it. I’m an email marketer by trade, however, so I’ve had experience with dozens of tools that are similar and I wasn’t intimidated by their robust marketing automation features. I do think it’s probably overkill for most newbies however. If you’re new to marketing automation/CRM you might try something a little easier to start. ConvertKit is a great option for newbie friendly email marketing. That said, if you’re looking for powerful email marketing and want a lot of options like If/Then, tagging, etc. I don’t think there’s a better option out there for the price. AC all the way =)

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    • Organization Name: CHILLREPTILE

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    Ryan Oakley

    I’ve been using ActiveCampaign for the last 6 months to host one of my smaller back up lists after attempting to move it away from Aweber.My major complaint and well, this is probably one of those most important complaints as an email marketer is my inbox delivery has been absolutely terrible since my switch. I noticed immediately that my inbox rate went down SIGNIFICANTLY. after switching to their services. Even though I changed nothing about the list.As in nearly 70% or more of Gmail Addresses were either simply Not Delivered at all or sent directly to junk. I am not sure who they have handling that but it needs to remain PRIORITY as an ESP that your customers mail gets delivered.You can’t be an “Email Service Provider” if you’re not providing any actual email service.Although, to give them the benefit of the doubt….I have noticed many of the big providers that I’ve used are having a ton of trouble across the board getting into Gmail. I’m not sure what they’ve done with their content filters but it’s basically leaving all mail and even more legitimate transactional mail such as ” receipts and username/password request” emails are getting caught as spam. I’m no novice to email marketing, been building responsive lists for years so I’ve tried literally everything to increase engagement, clean and validated all emails, removed all inactive subscribers who haven’t clicked/opened in 30 days, pay extremely close attention to the content inside of the email, changed ALL details. I can’t seem to find anything that works.Is anyone else is experiencing terrible delivery rates with them? Or is it just me? Do you have lists that you transferred to them or lists that you built with them?*I Gave Them 3 Stars because they have the BEST and most extensive API’s, integration, and other pretty awesome automation tools that you don’t see anywhere else but most important, I am not satisfied with their delivery of my messages.

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