Mailchimp Alternatives For WordPress

Mailchimp Alternatives For WordPress. Mailchimp is great, but there are other email marketing options available to you which will make life easier and save you money. You can sign up to some of these alternatives while staying within your Mailchimp account so that everything transfers seamlessly.

  Mailchimp Alternatives For WordPress

WordPress Plugins Alternatives to Mailchimp

1. Mailster

Most email marketing tools and plugins adopt a subscription-based business model for the pro version. If you hate this business model, Mailster is the best option to run email marketing on your WordPress site. It is an email marketing plugin so that you can do everything from your WordPress dashboard.

Mailster is marketed via CodeCanyon and you can get it with a one-time purchase option with a support period of 6 months or 12 months. You will continue to get the plugin updates after the support period ends. The developer offers lifetime updates for the plugin.

Although you don’t need to spend money on a monthly/yearly basis for Mailster, you still need to spend monthly/yearly fee for email delivery service unless you use your own SMTP server. Mailster has no built-in email delivery service, so you have to rely on a third-party email delivery service. Mailster can be integrated with services like Mailgun, SendGrid, SparkPost, and MailJet. You can also use your own SMTP service if you have one.

The key features offered by Mailster include:

  • Drag and drop email editor
  • Premade email templates
  • Subscriber manager
  • Form builder
  • Analytics

2. MailPoet

If you are looking for an all-in-one email marketing plugin, MailPoet is one of our recommendations. As mentioned in the opening section, we currently use this plugin to send email newsletters to our subscribers. MailPoet already has a built-in email delivery service so that you don’t need to subscribe to a third-party service to be able to send emails. MailPoet is a great option if you are just getting started running email marketing as you can use it for free until your subscribers reaches 1,000.

MailPoet also comes with a drag and drop email builder just like Mailster above. One of the advantages of using MailPoet is that you can customize the pages like welcome page, unsubscribe page, and other pages belong to MailPoet. You can create a custom page using your page builder of choice. MailPoet can be integrated with page builders like Elementor and Beaver Bulder.

3. weMail

weMail lets you manage subscribers and send newsletters and other types of email campaigns right from your WordPress dashboard just like MailPoet above. However, you can’t send an email before you set up an integration with an email delivery service as weMail has no built-in email delivery feature. You need to connect weMail with services like Mailgun, SparkPost, and SendGrid. weMail is a cloud-based tool so it won’t consume much of your server’s resources.

4. Newsletter

As the name suggests, Newsletter is a WordPress plugin to create newsletters. Of course, it also lets you manage the subscribers before you send the newsletters. Newsletter comes with a drag and drop email builder to ease your job in creating the email. To track the performance of the emails you sent, Newsletter supports a native integration with Google Analytics. Newsletter has no built-in email delivery service so you need to integrate it with a third-party email delivery service before you can start sending emails.

5. Sendinblue

Sendinblue is basically an email marketing tool just like Mailchimp. However, it offers a dedicated plugin for WordPress where you can run all the email marketing processes from the WordPress dashboard. From managing subscribers to sending email campaigns. With Sendinblue, you don’t need to set up an email delivery yourself as it already has a built-in email delivery service. The Sendinblue plugin allows you to:

  • Manage subscribers
  • Manage forms
  • Send campaigns
  • Track the campaigns

Since Sendinblue is an online service, you need to connect your account with your WordPress site first before you can use the plugin. You can connect your account via an API key.

Email Marketing Tools Alternatives to Mailchimp

1. MailerLite

MailerLite is a simple email marketing tool. It is probably the closest alternative to Mailchimp. You can use it for free as long as your subscribers are 1,000 or fewer. With MailerLite, you can send email newsletters and other types of campaigns. MailerLite allows you to filter email subscribers by enabling double opt-in. You can connect MailetLite with your WordPress site in a wide range of ways. If you use Elementor, you can use its form builder to create an email subscription form. Other page builder plugins like Brizy and Divi Builder also support integration with MailerLite.

2. ActiveCampaign

ActiveCampaign is an all-in-one email marketing tool. It offers features like CRM, marketing automation, and email marketing which you can use to replace Mailchimp. However, ActiveCampaign offers no free version, so it is not the best option if you are just getting started with email marketing (trial version is available). Some features related to email marketing offered by ActiveCampaign are email segmentation, subscription form, subscriber manager, drag and drop email builder, and so on.

3. ConvertKit

Looking for an email marketing tool that offers a free version? ConvertKit is worth trying, then. It is an email marketing tool widely used by digital creators. Some creators use it to create a series of emails for their subscribers. In addition to sending newsletters, you can also use ConvertKit to sell digital products and online courses. Some popular page builder plugins and form builder plugins support integration with ConvertKit.

4. GetResponse

GetResponse is an all-in-one email marketing tool, pretty similar to ActiveCampaign. In addition to email marketing, GetResponse also comes with features like web push notification, landing page builder, and website builder.

GetReponse is also supported by most page builder plugins, including Brizy

With GetResponse, you can send email newsletters, create automated email sequenses, set automated blog digest, and so on. Of course, drag and drop email builder and subscriber manager are also available. One of the interesting features offered by GetReponse is an integration with Shutterstock to allow you to insert images from Shutterstock image library.

5. AWeber

Another email marketing tool you can consider if you want to make a switch from Mailchimp is AWeber. It offers a free version, which is great if you are just getting started to maximize your email marketing to grow your website. AWeber itself is an all-in-one email marketing tool. Email marketing is one of its features. Its email marketing feature allows you to send newsletters and other types of email campaigns. AWeber partners with Canva to allow you to design an email using Canva.

mailchimp alternatives for nonprofits

  • FluentCRM.
  • Sendinblue.
  • AWeber.
  • Mailerlite.
  • Campaign Monitor.
  • Mailjet.

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