These comparison charts (and the scoreboard) will help make it easier for you to decide between ConvertKit 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||[wp_colorbox_media url="http://www.donotdwell.com/?tcb_lightbox=mailchimp-free-plan-features" type="iframe" hyperlink="Click here to see"]||Free||Free||Free||Free||❌||❌||❌||❌||❌||❌|
|MailChimp Growing Business Plan||Visit Site Special Offers||[wp_colorbox_media url="http://www.donotdwell.com/?tcb_lightbox=mailchimp-free-plan-features-2" type="iframe" hyperlink="Click here to see"]||$10||$15||$20||$25||$30||$35 - $50||$55 - $75||$75||$80 - $150||See on Site|
|ConvertKit||Visit Site Special Offers||[wp_colorbox_media url="http://www.donotdwell.com/?tcb_lightbox=convertkit-features" type="iframe" hyperlink="Click here to see"]||$29||$29||$49||$49||$49 (3K cap)||$49 - $79||$79 - $99||$99 - $119||$149 - $199||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||[wp_colorbox_media url="http://www.donotdwell.com/?tcb_lightbox=mailchimp-integrations" type="iframe" hyperlink="Click here to see"]||Yes||No|
|ConvertKit||Visit Site Special Offers||$29/mo||No||No||No||Unlimited||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||No, but mobile login||Yes||[wp_colorbox_media url="http://www.donotdwell.com/?tcb_lightbox=convertkit-integrations" type="iframe" hyperlink="Click here to see"]||?||Yes, 30 Days||Book an onboarding call|
Deliverability Rate:(ConvertKit does not publish their delivery IPs. So, I am not able to confirm their deliverability rate.)
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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
A massive amount of templates to work from. They really put a great deal of time and care into creating 700+ templates.
Landing Page Builder
Enhanced Automation Rules
Unlike MailChimp, ConvertKit was built by online marketers for online marketing.
More expensive than MailChimp
Not as many direct integrations as MailChimp. If you use Zapier this isn’t an issue.
Depending on your industry, fancy templates are not always the answer when it comes to really connecting with your audience. ConvertKit understands this. Although they do offer pre-designed templates they encourage you to test a simpler approach. To improve your email readability, CTR and overall experience.