Constant Contact

Constant Contact

4 / 5 418 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Constant Contact helps small and medium-sized businesses, nonprofits, and associations worldwide communicate with their audiences and grow their business.


Average Ratings

418 reviews
  • 4 / 5
    Overall
  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service
  • 4 / 5
    Features
  • 4 / 5
    Value for Money

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $20/month
  • Pricing Details
    Discounts available if prepaying for 6 and 12 month plans.
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Live Online
    Webinars
    Documentation
  • Support
    Business Hours
    Online

Vendor Details

  • Constant Contact
  • http://www.constantcontact.com
  • Founded 1998

About This Software

Constant Contact is dedicated to helping small businesses and organizations forge strong customer relationships with Email Marketing. Constant Contact's easy and affordable solution helps you reach your customers and members without technical skills. We'll show you how to build, manage, and grow an effective permission-based email list so you can create and send professional looking Email Newsletters. Try Constant Contact Email Marketing free for 60-days.


Constant Contact Features

  • Data Recovery
  • Email Archiving
  • Email Monitoring
  • Queue Manager
  • Response Management
  • Routing
  • Shared Inboxes
  • Signature Management
  • Spam Blocker
  • Whitelisting / Blacklisting
  • A/B Testing
  • Auto-Responders
  • CAN SPAM Compliance
  • Customer Surveys
  • Drip Campaigns
  • Dynamic Content
  • Event Triggered Email
  • Image Library
  • Mailing List Management
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Subscribe/Unsubscribe
  • Template Management
  • WYSIWYG Email Editor
  • A/B Testing
  • Audience Segmentation
  • Campaign Management
  • Event-Based Notifications
  • Location Tracking
  • Team Management

Constant Contact Latest Reviews

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Easy to use, great for contact management, but terrible customer service

4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: The email analytics and reports are great.

Pros: I use CC to to manage our large contact database and to send out email updates. It is great for segmenting our list -- from general interest to communications to fundraising. The automated features are great, especially that it will not allow the same email to appear in the same inbox twice. It also merges duplicate contacts. We use it across the entire organization. Constant contact is great for merging duplicate contacts, updating your address book, giving a reliable open rate and thorough reports, and allowing you to segment large email lists.

Cons: When uploading additional contacts, CC wants to see how they actively subscribed. This can be problematic when uploading an older email list (i.e. you may just have a spreadsheet of The List and they want to see more evidence). Additionally, it is a little pricey compared to competitors such as MailChimp. It would be great to be able to export email campaigns as HTML.Be extremely careful when importing contacts. Constant Contact wants to see how they actively subscribed. Sometimes it is hard to prove this when you have entered information for people you have an established relationship with, or if they verbally requested to be added. Constant Contact wants to actually see the (paper) sign-up sheet. This is unachievable for businesses/groups that have been around long enough to have established an email list based on personal relationships or when importing business cards. As for the design, sizing images can be difficult when you are using a self-designed template. As for the contact management services, representatives have very little technical knowledge and don't seem to understand marketing techniques used within certain industries.

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It keeps getting better!

5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Constant Contact is the standard for email marketing, and you can see why! It allows you to quickly upload your email contacts and create professional email marketing. We've been able to see how many people open each of our email campaigns, and which campaigns are most successful, making future marketing more targeted.

Pros: Love the ease of use - whether you want to send a quick email using a premade template, or customize every part of your message, Constant Contact gives you the tools. It's easy to find what you need, and you don't need to know anything about pixel size or the HTML color codes to create professional emails. Constant Contact just introduced A/B testing, so you can better gauge the headings and send times that get your audience to open the emails. Constant Contact is a very solid platform - I've yet to see any service outages, or experience any features that feel buggy, unstable, or like they're still in beta testing. If you have access to a feature on Constant Contact, you know that it will work.

Cons: It's difficult to manage old campaigns. Want to see what your message was last time, what template you used, or how long ago you sent an email to a particular group? Good luck - you'll be scrolling through pages of old campaigns by hand. At this time, you can't run reports to compare the percentage of opens/click-throughs per recipient group, or to compare how various keywords or send-times compare. To really analyze your marketing approach, you'll have to extract this data by hand. Some of the updates (i.e. A/B testing, custom template options) have been available to users of free competitor services for years. It would be nice to see Constant Contact take a more proactive approach to innovation and updates.