|Email list limitations||One list||Unlimited lists||Unlimited lists & segmentation||Unlimited lists & segmentation||Unlimited Lists||Unlimited lists|
|Separate sign-up forms for each list||N/A||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Number of templates||more than 100 templates||more than 250 templates||More than 400 templates||More than 300 templates||Large collection of templates by top designers||very limited number of templates|
|Lets you to create your own email templates||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Template editing tools||Limited online editor included||Decent online editor included||Decent online editor included||Limited online editor included||Provides instructions for how you can use any web editor, including Dreamweaver, to change templates||Limited online editor included|
|Charges by number of emails sent per month||N/A||$19.95 for up to 2,500 email messages per month||N/A||N/A||Up to 2,000 subscribers and 12,000 messages per month is free||$19.90 for up to 2,000 email messages per month|
|Charges by number of subscribers||Up to 500 subscribers, $19/month||N/A||Up to 500 subscribers, $15/month||Up to 500 subscribers, $14/month *||Premium service starts at $10/mo||N/A|
|Special features||Can integrate with PayPal||Polling and survey software (up to 20 questions) included with service||Offers andiPhone App you can use to check email campaign response rates, update or add contacts , email any of your contacts, and more…||Event management tools||Premium features included co-branding, social media integration, comments, and more…||Can change the “From” email address, and include separate “Reply to”Use filters to target e-mails based on interests, demographics, or questions|
* iContact limits the total number of emails sent per month to six (6) times the number of subscribers you pay for.
Ex. 500 subscribers allows 3,000 emails/mo.
Visit any of these email services to learn more:
- AWeber – http://aweber.com/
- BenchMark Email – http://benchmarkemail.com/
- ConstantContact -http://www.constantcontact.com
- iContact – http://icontact.com/
- MailChimp – http://mailchimp.com/
- StreamSend – http://streamsend.com/
I’d love to compare notes, so please share your experiences with any email services you’ve tried and like (or don’t like). You can reply to this email, or send a note to me directly janine@DigitalFamily.com.