151 thoughts on “MailChimp Vs Aweber – A Comparison Of Two Email Marketing Providers”

  1. Rosie says:

    Have just discovered that Mailchimp integrates with Google Apps and insight.ly. do you think this makes a difference?
    thanks so much for your review,
    cheers
    Rosie

  2. Claude says:

    Type “Aweber image hosting” into Google and you’ll find they do host images.

  3. Thanks for sharing Steve. It does seem MailChimp is easier from a design perspective but from what you’ve said here and what I’ve heard Aweber is more powerful for tracking.

  4. Thanks for the information.

    I’ve been looking into autoresponder services and liked some of the design features and pay-you-go services that MailChimp offers.

    But…

    I’ve heard too horror stories about MailChimp shutting accounts down without warning. I don’t want to play Russian Roulette with my email list.

    AWeber sounds like a clear winner here.

    Regards,
    Mark

  5. Joshua B says:

    We’ve changed email marketing from iContact to MailChimp and, just now, Aweber. We changed from iContact to MailChimp to cut costs. We then switched to Aweber because Mailchimp will not allow you to start an Autoresponder series on an imported list PLUS, as you mentioned, Aweber has much more robust measuring/management tools. However, people should be aware that Aweber requires imported subscribers to opt-in all over again.

  6. I’m not a techie so I don’t understand much of the lingo. One of the things I would like to do on my site is offer a free e-book and I heard you can’t do this on Aweber and had to pay a 3rd party company to send the book. Is this along the lines of the image hosting your mentioned? Does Aweber now do this without an extra fee?

    Thanks for the detailed review and comparison.

    1. Hello Tiffany:

      You can send your ebook and any online resource with Aweber without problems. However, if you want to use Aweber, you must pay US$1.00 on the first month. After that you’ll pay US$19.00 per month until 500 subscribers.

      I recommend you to see Aweber’s prices on the official Web Site.

      Regards!

  7. Yeh, but Mail Chimp is free and AWeber is $19 a month. That right there can be/is the deciding factor.

    1. When Mailchimp banned me, during the downtime I easily lost a years worth of savings:)

  8. Jane says:

    You are absolutely correct! Mailchimp is either very slow to respond (we’re talking days!!!) or they don’t respond at all. And this is certainly a deal breaker. So much so that we are also considering migrating to a different email platform after being with Mailchimp for about 4 years.

    We also had our account blocked last year but they never told us why. We don’t sell anything via our newsletter. We don’t even talk about how to make money (that’s not our field). We write about business news and part of our CRM initiative. We sent several email inquiries to them. All were ignored. We ended up setting up a new account and reimporting all of our lists.

    However, you are correct about the complications of using Awebers UI. And their templates are definitely not as classy as Mailchimp.

    So we’re still looking for a Mailchimp alternative.

    Thanks for your very accurate post. You have certainly done your homework here.

  9. Gareth Bull says:

    It might be worth checking out http://www.emailoctopus.com?

    It’s $1 to send 10k emails, rather than $130 from my (used to be) favourite Aweber…

    They deliver emails via Amazon SES rather than their own servers.

  10. I use mailchimp and what I notice between aweber and mailchimp is that mailchimp is much more colourful and offers variety of free templates adding social links, etc. It’s true the opt-in form is a bit not eye-catching but there are plugins if one uses self hosted wordpress blog to activate to subscription.

  11. I selected Mailchimp over Aweber. Because I found the nice the nice plugin
    nice plugin to visually compose the Popup form for my wordpress site to subscribe with Mailchimp. But there was no such plugin for the other one.

  12. This convinced me to switch to Aweber! Thanks for the information. I use squarespace and would love to get a popup for my newsletter opt-in. Any tips?

  13. Hello Steve,

    Thanks for such helpful information you provide here.
    I am thinking whether to use Mail Chimp or not so based on your review i will give a try.It looks fine so it should be okay for start out.

  14. Awesome post !! Thank you for sharing

  15. Nandi says:

    Wow! Thank you very much for this review. I was just about to sign up for Mailchimp a few minutes ago when I decided to do a google search for a comparison and your site came up.

    Thanks a lot, will go with Aweber!

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