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: 86

  • AB Testing
  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Analytics/ROI Tracking
  • 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 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
  • List Management
  • Mailing List Management
  • Marketing Automation Software
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Optimized Emails
  • Multi-Channel Marketing
  • Multivariate Testing
  • Performance Metrics
  • Pipeline Management
  • Pipeline Reports
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • SMS Marketing
  • 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
(1,496)
Value for Money
4.5/5
Features
4.5/5
Ease of Use
4.3/5
Customer Support Software
4.5/5

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Lizzie B.
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  • Industry: Telecommunications
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Active Campaign is super useful to keep track of your sales leads!

Reviewed on 13/12/2021

It's been a great resource to keep track of our leads and share the pipeline with different team...

It's been a great resource to keep track of our leads and share the pipeline with different team members. We love the option of uploading our leads through an excel file, which makes things easy for everyone and once you upload them, you can edit the information, save notes, set up follow-ups. It also has an 'email' tab that gives you visibility of all the emails you have sent to your saved contacts.

Pros

Everything! The layout is great if you want to see your pipeline and share it with different team members too. Everyone can make changes and move the leads through the different stages. The board view is super interactive and easy to use. We love the integration with Gmail too, super useful to see how much impact your email campaigns are making and the visibility of how many emails have been sent to each client without the necessity of going to your inbox to confirm.

Cons

The email function from Active Campaign, because sometimes you need something more customizable in terms of signature and addition of some elements.

Cristian Z.
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  • Industry: Management Consulting
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Una herramienta potente, simple y de rápida implementacion.

Reviewed on 03/12/2021

Logré armar un proyecto complejo en tiempo récord gracias a AC pues debía incorporar en un plazo...

Logré armar un proyecto complejo en tiempo récord gracias a AC pues debía incorporar en un plazo muy breve a un grupo de empresarios/as participantes. Antes era un trabajo enorme llamando y explicando el proyecto uno a uno. Esta vez, el embudo completo lo gestionamos con AC y me sorprendió lo rápido que pudimos avanzar.

Pros

Es una herramienta muy potente. Estoy muy contento con la decisión. El UX es muy agradable y simple. Subir y limpiar mis bases de datos fue simple y muy rápido, así como usar uno de sus muchos formatos tipo para lanzar mi primera campaña. Todo el sistema de reportes es un completo y tienes información en tiempo real sobre el desempeño de las campañas. Las pruebas A/B me fascinaron: pasé de 28% de apertura a +55% ajustando solo el "subject".
Por otro lado los webinars son muy potentes: específicos, agiles y muy detallados. También la asistencia, la biblioteca de ayuda y los mailings de seguimiento.

Cons

Me costó un poco entender la diferencia entre "listas" y "contactos" para realizar las segmentaciones. He realizado algunas integraciones básicas que funcionan muy bien, aunque creo que el potencial es enorme, me falta dedicar más tiempo para eso.

Alternatives Considered

Mailchimp, Ubersuggest, and HubSpot CRM

Reasons for Choosing ActiveCampaign

En relacion al tiempo que dediqué para aprender a usar y lanzar una campaña en mailchimp, no logré nunca estar cómodo, sólo lo usé para el mail de fin de año. En cambio, AC es una plataforma completamente superior, más simple, más profunda, completa y que te ayuda a entender cómo ir gestionando a tus prospectos y clientes.

Switched From

Mailchimp

Reasons for Switching to ActiveCampaign

Porque la automatización de procesos es increiblemente potente y personalizable full por que me permite crecer junto a mi negocio integrando CRM posterior. porque su manera de monetizar es más simple y clara que Hubspot
Diana R.
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  • Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1-5 months
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support Software
  • Likelihood to recommend 3.0 /10

CDL AC Review

Reviewed on 28/12/2021

So far AC hasn't been the magically amazing switch I wanted it to be. I've experienced more...

So far AC hasn't been the magically amazing switch I wanted it to be. I've experienced more frustrations than positives and I'm not entirely convinced I'm going to finish out my paid year on it (but I also don't want to deal with migrating yet again to another platform, so I'm willing to continue to try it for a little longer).

Pros

I moved to AC because it provided more data and insight than my prior platform - FloDesk. At this point I'm still too early to get much out of the data provided and utilize it.

Cons

Oof the AC platform has not been my favorite. There is a massive learning curve to using it, and I feel like my Virtual Assistant and I are constantly putting out fires. The emails themselves aren't aesthetically pleasing and quite difficult to make them as I would really like them to look. We are on the most basic level which is about the cost of other platforms, but I feel like we get less for this $$. For one, I got beautiful landing page capabilities on FloDesk but not so much for AC. Sure I could pay more for it, but the cost is astronomical compared to competitors and hard to justify when I'm barely happy with the product as is. The person who onboarded us was hitting up my phone daily to remind me to sign up and pay, but then when we eventually reached out to her for questions after she was unavailable (and now seems she's not even at the company any longer? Idk)

William S.
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  • Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Best CRM for HIPAA

Reviewed on 30/09/2021

It's immensely positive. Their support is quick when you have questions. They are very helpful....

It's immensely positive. Their support is quick when you have questions. They are very helpful. They have teams of people there to help educate you on how to improve your implementation of the product. It's very special and encouraging.

Pros

I went into ActiveCampaign knowing nothing about CRM's. I figured it out and implemented it with ease and that's quite a contrast to Salesforce, SugarCRM, KEAP. The interface is easy to understand and setup is intuitive. Support is incredible and they are constantly improving the product and hiring good people. When they add new products they are well planned out and tested.

Cons

I wish they would add conditional logic to forms. Their API support for developers could also be improved. They could also add more form types to allow a question by question path like Typeform but that's minor.

Alternatives Considered

SugarCRM, Keap, and HubSpot CRM

Reasons for Choosing ActiveCampaign

Google Forms could not be a CRM for us. It was helpful in the early days of getting going but

Switched From

Google Forms

Reasons for Switching to ActiveCampaign

HIPAA compliance, easy of use, cost, and available features. AC is just an incredible product at the right price for small businesses.
Joshua V.
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support Software
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Active Campaign is the best email marketing software for startup brands & solopreneurs

Reviewed on 22/12/2021

The business problem I'm solving with Active Campaign is I needed email marketing software to...

The business problem I'm solving with Active Campaign is I needed email marketing software to collect the leads my business attracts, and place them in various different autoresponder sequences so my message can be delivered to my audience. Uplifting my readers until they feel comfortable becoming a buyer. Active Campaign has helped me create numerous buyers by spreading my message in a dependable way.

Pros

What I like most about Active Campaign is for the incredible power it gives you, it is fairly simple to use. Active Campaign allows you to deploy the most complex and profitable email marketing strategies known today such as deploying Soap Opera Sequences. They have a very convenient mobile app that they improve every year. They are also run by passionate people, that care about making an impact. It also doesn't hurt that getting started with Active Campaign is very affordable.

Cons

What I like least about this software is the email editor is still fairly clunky to use. It's not terrible. But recently there have been a few other new contenders with much more fun to use email editors such as Convertkit. However, Active Campaign's power and development roadmap keep me using Active Campaign over Convertkit. Active Campaign integrates with almost everything.

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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+

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 CPQ, 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, Facebook for Business, 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, GoToMeeting, GoToTraining, GoToWebinar, Google Analytics, 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, Mindbody, Mojo Help Desk, 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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