MailChimp reviews from startup founders

274 reviews by founders
Nov. 7, 2017

We haven’t had the best experience with MailChimp. It didn’t have the customization we needed, and it doesn’t always end up in users' inboxes (vs promotions or updates folders).

Claire McTaggart

Founder & CEO - SquarePeg

Nov. 3, 2017

MailChimp comes into play a little because we capture emails from people who subscribe to the blog.

Adam Hempenstall

Founder - Better Proposals

Nov. 3, 2017

We sort of stopped doing the bulk of our email marketing through MailChimp because it makes more sense for our business to do it through Intercom, but we still use MailChimp for the odd auto-responder. MailChimp is great for simplistic email marketing or linear auto responders but it’s a lot of effort to get product usage information into MailChimp so for that we use Intercom’s Engage product.

Adam Hempenstall

Founder - Better Proposals

Stacklist Stats

57%Stacklist Startups Are Using MailChimp

MailChimp - Best Drip Email Tools for Startups

MailChimp is an email marketing solution that helps you run effective email campaigns and send newsletters. With a clear focus on ease of use, MailChimp streamlines complicated workflows into simple tasks, like sending automated, segmented emails or keeping detailed records about specific customers. The tool also offers advanced reporting options that help you monitor sales, website activity and revenue. MailChimp keeps its prices low, so it comes as no surprise that it’s the most commonly used email marketing software among startups.

How startups use MailChimp?

MailChimp is used by a wide variety of companies across many industries, but it is especially popular among smaller, early-stage startups with less complex email marketing needs who appreciate MailChimp’s simplicity.

How much does MailChimp cost?

MailChimp’s initial plan is free, letting you send 12,000 emails each month to a recipient base of 2,000 people. However, once you grow past either of those benchmarks, you must purchase a monthly package. A basic package starts out at $10 per month and grows from there, but if you’re uncomfortable with a monthly fee, you can also choose to pay per email--from $0.03 to a fraction of a penny per email, depending on how many bulk credits you purchase.

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