ActiveCampaign

Email Marketing, Marketing Automation, CRM/Sales Automation

About ActiveCampaign

ActiveCampaign's category-defining customer experience automation platform (CXA) helps over 130,000 businesses in 170 countries meaningfully engage with their customers. The platform gives businesses of all sizes access to 500+ pre-built automations that combine email marketing, marketing automation and CRM for powerful segmentation and personalization across social, email, messaging, chat and text. Over 75% of ActiveCampaign's customers use its 850+ integrations including Microsoft, Shopify, Square, Facebook, and Salesforce. Pricing starts at just $9/month.

Pricing starting from:

$9.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Top 5 alternatives to ActiveCampaign

Key benefits of ActiveCampaign

- Automate personalized experiences across all your customer touchpoints
- Track buyer preferences, behavior, and many custom attributes across the entire customer lifecycle for deeper segmentation and more effective outreach
- Customize sends based on almost any parameter, so your messages are always targeted for the right audience
- Use data from the entire customer lifecycle to choose the best content, send time, and delivery channel for each customer
- Create entirely customized campaigns with minimal effort, then improve your send strategy in real time based on customer behaviors
- Replicate the 1-1 personal experience for every customer, no matter how big your business gets

Devices

Business size

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Markets

Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Germany, Denmark, Spain, France, United Kingdom, Ireland, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Singapore, United States

Supported Languages

Chinese, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish

Pricing starting from:

$9.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Top 5 alternatives to ActiveCampaign

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ActiveCampaign Software - Keep an eye on important business metrics from your account overview dashboard.
ActiveCampaign Software - Easily design automated sequences that save time and generate sales with our intuitive, drag-and-drop workflow builder.
ActiveCampaign Software - Create beautiful email campaigns using an elegant, drag-and-drop WYSIWYG editor.
ActiveCampaign Software - Customer insight is organized and consolidated into contact records.
ActiveCampaign Software - Pipeline view of the sales CRM
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ActiveCampaign Software - Keep an eye on important business metrics from your account overview dashboard.
ActiveCampaign Software - Easily design automated sequences that save time and generate sales with our intuitive, drag-and-drop workflow builder.
ActiveCampaign Software - Create beautiful email campaigns using an elegant, drag-and-drop WYSIWYG editor.
ActiveCampaign Software - Customer insight is organized and consolidated into contact records.
ActiveCampaign Software - Pipeline view of the sales CRM

Features

Total features of ActiveCampaign: 89

  • AB Testing
  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Auto-Responders
  • CAN SPAM Compliance
  • CRM Software
  • Calendar/Reminder System
  • Campaign Analytics
  • Campaign Management Software
  • Campaign Planning
  • Campaign Scheduling
  • Campaign Segmentation
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Click Tracking
  • Client Management
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management Software
  • Content Management System (CMS) Software
  • Customer Database
  • Customer Segmentation
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable CTAs
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Drag & Drop
  • Drip Campaigns
  • Dynamic Content
  • Email Campaign Management
  • Email Distribution
  • Email Management Software
  • Email Marketing Software
  • Email Templates
  • Email Tracking Software
  • Engagement Tracking
  • Event Triggered Actions
  • For Small Businesses
  • For Startups
  • For iPad Devices
  • Forms Management
  • Image Library
  • Interaction Tracking
  • Landing Pages/Web Forms
  • Lead Capture Software
  • Lead Distribution
  • Lead Management Software
  • Lead Nurturing Software
  • Lead Qualification
  • Lead Segmentation
  • List Management
  • Mailing List Management
  • Marketing Automation Software
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Optimized Emails
  • Multi-Channel Marketing
  • Multivariate Testing
  • Performance Metrics
  • Pipeline Management
  • Pipeline Reports
  • ROI Tracking
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • SMS Marketing
  • Sales Activity Management
  • Sales Pipeline Management
  • Sales Reports
  • Search/Filter
  • Segmentation
  • Social Marketing
  • Social Media Integration
  • Spam Blocker
  • Subscriber Management
  • Subscription Management Software
  • Tagging
  • Task Management Software
  • Template Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Visitor Tracking
  • WYSIWYG Editor
  • Web Forms
  • Website Visitor Tracking
  • Workflow Management Software

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5
(1,680)
Value for Money
4.4/5
Features
4.5/5
Ease of Use
4.3/5
Customer Support Software
4.5/5

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Elizabeth H.
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  • Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Has all the bells and whistles

Reviewed on 02/06/2022

Pros

Active Campaign integrates with everything making it super easy to pick up new apps knowing I don't need to use a go-between. It has everything I need, email marketing, campaigns, automation, and great analytics. It's easy to look up my contacts and see their journey. There's lots of detail and I appreciate that. Customer Care is great. I've used a lot of different systems and Active Campaign has a lot of bang for your buck.

Cons

It can be confusing especially when making if/then funnels, the terminology isn't intuitive. And it can be glitchy sometimes. Other than that, it works. It can be expensive, but if you want to scale then you need a good email/contact management app, and this fits the bill.

Alex K.
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  • Industry: E-Learning
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Our company depend on this software

Reviewed on 23/06/2022

I have been using ActiveCampaign daily for several years now and it is one of the most important...

I have been using ActiveCampaign daily for several years now and it is one of the most important software we use in our company. I am very satisfied and I plan on using it for as long I stay in business.

Pros

Very easy and user-friendly. It doesn't require a huge and steep learning curve

Cons

Customer support used to be better before they grew up as big as they are now. They had a live chat on every page and we could ask for help easily. Now, the customer support page is buried and hidden and not as easy to find.

Jason M.
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

Automation Broken & Engineers Won't Fix

Reviewed on 08/06/2022

Kind & courteous customer service & onboarding. The chat support is decent & you can get questions...

Kind & courteous customer service & onboarding. The chat support is decent & you can get questions answered; however, their achilles heel is that their engineering team is apparently asleep behind the wheel and not only don't fix bugs, but provide zero communication about fixing them.

Pros

Pricing is excellent, features are great, and the company is very innovative. Overall, I really want the relationship to work.

Cons

The automation rules are broken. I have one field update automation that's broken. It's a simple field update automation that says if field a) value = x, then update field b) to be y; however, it's broken and I sent ticket to them ~4 weeks ago. More importantly, I spend all of this time doing the implementation. ,and now their automated emails will not trigger. I submitted tickets to engineering ~4 weeks ago, and I haven't heard a PEEP from the engineers. They are kind enough to give me June service free; however, that's not what i actually want. I want the software to work so that all of the 100+ hours of time I've invested in building landing pages, automations, data imports, etc, can actually be realized.

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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Active Campaign: Very good CRM on a budget

Reviewed on 14/03/2022

I totally recommend AC. There may be better options there like Hubspot, but AC is at a fraction of...

I totally recommend AC. There may be better options there like Hubspot, but AC is at a fraction of the cost and I think it covers most of what you could need as a small-medium company.

Pros

AC is a great solution, full of features that should be enough to cover Basic-To-Medium needs. It's very easy to use and the price is perfect for what you receive. Support is also great.

Cons

The reporting side of things is a bit limited, I miss better tools to report on what's going on in terms of campaign activations or simply status on deals and contacts.

Alternatives Considered

Pardot and HubSpot CRM

Reasons for Choosing ActiveCampaign

At the time (a few years ago) Mautic was fully of bugs. It may have improved by now.

Switched From

Mautic

Reasons for Switching to ActiveCampaign

Price and functionality
Erin E.
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  • Industry: Arts & Crafts
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Monthly for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Active Campaign

Reviewed on 10/05/2022

I had tried using several other free email services in the past. Getting people to actually sign up...

I had tried using several other free email services in the past. Getting people to actually sign up was nearly impossible, even offering discounts and more, hardly anyone ever clicked "subscribe"- Active campaign allowed me to create a pop up window integrated with my website design, that will only pop up once on the main page for first time viewers (or until the cache is cleared). I also created a secondary sign up page where people can go to sign up if they missed the pop-up. This has taken me to large numbers of sign-ups, plus allowed me a way to integrate a 10% off coupon for subscribers after their email was confirmed. This has lead to numerous coupon uses of that 10% off in my store, proving the use of the pop up and offer. I send out monthly emails, keeping my subscribers informed and up to date on what is going on, increasing regular visits to my site and bumping regular sales. The email system is very easy to use.

Pros

The sole reason I decided to start a free trial with this software was because of the complete customization allowed for your email sign-ups and pop-up windows. No one likes to click though email sign-ups that look out of place or run by a 3rd party. With this I could create a system that blended seamlessly with my current website, allowing everything to look 100% integrated into the site itself.

Cons

So far the system has more functionalities than I will likely ever use. However, this is not a 'dislike'. While there are many functions I don't currently need (or understand) there may be a day that I use them, and there are several tutorials and documents available to help me understand these other features. Nothing about the system so far could qualify as something I dislike.

Alternatives Considered

Mailchimp

Reasons for Choosing ActiveCampaign

I do not have the coding ability to create pop-ups or many other interactive options. I built and maintain my own website, but my knowledge is limited. I needed a way to get people to actually SEE that I had a mailing list, and optional links and banners were not doing the trick. I also wanted everything to be integrated on my website, to match colors and themes and look like it belongs there.

Reasons for Switching to ActiveCampaign

I accidentally clicked the wrong link. I was initially looking for a free service, but after customizing the pop-up and integrating it into my website, I was glad I did and decided the quality of this product was worth the price.
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ActiveCampaign FAQs

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ActiveCampaign offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: $9.00/month
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Starting from: Lite: $9/month, paid yearly Plus: $49/month, paid yearly Professional: $149/month, paid yearly Enterprise: $258/month, paid yearly

ActiveCampaign has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001-5,000

ActiveCampaign supports the following languages:

Chinese, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish

ActiveCampaign supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

ActiveCampaign integrates with the following applications:

123FormBuilder, AccountingSuite, Act!, Acuity Scheduling, Adobe Commerce, Aimtell, Airtable, Akita, Alchemer, Antavo, Apparound, Asana, Autoklose, Automate.io, Basecamp, Batchbook, Big Cartel, BigCommerce, BigContacts, Bitly, Bizzabo, Bloom, Bookafy, Braintree, BriteVerify, Buffer, BurstSMS, Calendly, Call Loop, CallFire, CallHippo, Callingly, Capsule, ChargeOver, Chargebee, Chargify, CheddarGetter, Clevertim, ClickFunnels, Close, CoSchedule, Cobot, Coherent, CommCare, Contactually, Contractbook, Crelate, Crisp, Dasheroo, DataHero, DataValidation, Deadline Funnel, Deltek WorkBook, Deputy, Desk.com, Digioh, DocuSign, Donately, Donorbox, Doodle, Dropbox Business, Drupal, EasyWebinar, Equiitext, Evenium.net, Eventable, Eventbrite, Evernote Teams, Evidence, Expensify, Feedier, Feedly, Feefo, FireText, FluidSurveys, FogBugz, FogBugz, Fomo, FormCrafts, FormMule, Formidable Forms, Formlets, Formsite, Formstack Forms, FreeAgent, FreshBooks, Freshdesk, FullContact, FullStory, FuseDesk, Geckoboard, Genoo, GetSiteControl, Getform, Ghost, Gift Up!, GigaBook, GivingFuel, Gmail, GoTo Meeting, GoTo Training, GoTo Webinar, Google Analytics 360, Google Calendar, Google Contacts, Google Docs, Gravity Forms, Harvest, Help Scout, Highrise, Insightly, Instapage, InviteBox, Joomla, Jotform, Jumplead, Justuno, Kadence, Kajabi, Kanban Tool, KickoffLabs, Leadpages, LeadsBridge, LessAccounting, Litmus, LiveChat, MailMunch, Marsello, Meta for Business, Mindbody, Mojo Helpdesk, MoonClerk, Nimble, Nutshell, Olark, OnePageCRM, Operations Hub, OptimizePress, OptinMonster, PadiAct, PayPal, Pipedrive, Pipeliner CRM, Podio, PrestaShop, Privy, Quickbase, Quickbooks Online, Quote Roller, Re:amaze, Recurly, Rezdy, Salesforce Sales Cloud, Salesmate, Segment, SendPulse, Shopify, Skyvia, Slack, Sleeknote, SolarWinds Service Desk, Stripe, SugarCRM, Sumo, SuperSaaS, SurveyMonkey, Survicate, Teachable, Tender Support, Twitter, Typeform, Unbounce, UserVoice, Viewbix, WHMCS, WebMerge, Whatagraph, WishList Member, Wistia, WooCommerce, Woopra, WordPress, Wufoo, Xero, Yondo, YouCanBook.me, Zapier, Zendesk, Zendesk Sell, Zoho CRM, Zoho Creator, Zoho Invoice, Zoom Meetings, accessally, allmysms, appyReward, eTermin, eWebinar, itDuzzit, vBulletin

ActiveCampaign offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base Software, Phone Support, Chat

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