These comparison charts (and the scoreboard) will help make it easier for you to decide between Campaign Monitor or Mailchimp.
|Provider Logo||Provider Name||More Info||Plan Features||0-500||501–1,000||1,001–1,500||1,501–2,000||2,001–2,500||2,501–5,000||5,001–7,500||7,501–10,000||10,001–25,000||25,001+|
|MailChimp Free Plan||Visit Site||Click here to see||Free||Free||Free||Free||❌||❌||❌||❌||❌||❌|
|MailChimp Growing Business Plan||Visit SiteSpecial Offers||Click here to see||$10||$15||$20||$25||$30||$35 - $50||$55 - $75||$75||$80 - $150||See on Site|
|Campaign Monitor Basic Plan||Visit Site||Click here to see||$9||$29||$29||$29||$29||$49||$89||$89||$129||See on Site|
|Campaign Monitor Unlimited Plan||Visit Site||Click here to see||$29||$59||$59||$59||$59||$99||$149||$149||$249||See on Site|
MailChimp also offers a Pay As You Go method. This would be useful for those with a smaller email list but still need automation features. You can see the pricing in the graphic below:
|Provider Logo||Provider Name||More Info||Starting Price||Free Trial||Deliverability Rate||Support: Phone||Support: Live Chat||Support: Email/Help Desk||Support: Knowledge Base||# of Emails||Email Templates||Automation||Autoresponder||Landing Pages||Signup Forms||Media Library||File Hosting||Manage Subscribers||Subscriber Segmentation||A/B Testing||Surveys||Mobile App||Tracking/Analytics||Scheduling||Integrations||Social Media Marketing||Multi-User||Money-Back Guarantee||Misc|
|MailChimp||Visit Site||Free||Up to 2,000 contacts||No||Yes w/ a paid plan||12,000||Yes||Yes w/ a paid plan||Yes w/ a paid plan||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes, iOS, Android||Yes||Click here to see||Yes||No|
|Campaign Monitor||Visit Site||$9/mo||Unlimited until you send email to 5+ contacts||Premier plan required||No||2,500 Basic Unlimited option||Yes||Yes||Yes||via app add-on||Yes||No||Yes||Yes||via 3rd party||Yes, iOS only||Yes||Click here to see||Yes||Yes, Prorated|
Deliverability Rate: Tie
Support Live Chat:
Support Email/Help Desk: Tie
Support Knowledge Base: Tie
# of Emails:(MailChimp allows unlimited emails under paid plans.)
Email Templates: Tie
Landing Pages: Tie (MailChimp integrates with 3rd party builders.)
Signup Forms: Tie
Manage Subscribers: Tie
Subscriber Segmentation: Tie
A/B Testing: Tie
Mobile App:(They have an Android app.)
Social Media Marketing: Tie
Pay as you go option for customers with smaller email lists that need automation.
Final welcome email can be used to deliver free gifts for subscribing.
Certain affiliate links are blacklisted in their system. They are not allowed inside your campaign emails. MailChimp has been known to shutdown accounts without warning due to this. Using affiliate links in your campaign emails on MailChimp overall carries a high risk. You could chance losing your entire email list.
You should view their Acceptable Use policy to see which industries are prohibited from using their service. It will also show you which industries emails will forego increased scrutiny.
MailChimp Email Templates
24/7 Phone Support
Email templates that provide a great example
More expensive than MailChimp
Not as many direct integrations as MailChimp. If you use Zapier this isn’t an issue.
Campaign Monitor Email Templates
These guys truly know how to design stylish yet simple email templates. They are very modern but also not crammed full of content.