Constant Contact

Constant Contact

Powerful tools and expert guidance to market your business.

4.3/5 (1598 reviews)

Constant Contact Overview

What is Constant Contact?

Constant Contact helps small businesses, nonprofits, and individuals navigate the power and potential of the Internet with a robust suite of web building, ecommerce, domain, logo making and online marketing tools.

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Constant Contact Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$20.00/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Constant Contact prices are monthly, and based on the number of contacts in users email list or database. Users can send as many emails as they want without affecting the monthly fee. Discounts are available for 6 and 12 month prepayment and for nonprofit customers.

Email: from $20/month

Email Plus: from $40/month


Constant Contact Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China and 5 others, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America
Supported Languages
Danish, Dutch, English, French, German and 5 others, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish

Screenshots

Constant Contact screenshot: Reporting tab
Constant Contact screenshot: Reporting tab Constant Contact screenshot: Manage, organize and export contacts Constant Contact screenshot: Select from a variety of conversion-optimized email templates Constant Contact screenshot: Campaign reporting Constant Contact screenshot: Review detailed stats to understand what's working and what's not Constant Contact screenshot: Get reporting on opens, clicks and forwards Constant Contact screenshot: Compare the performance of different emails Constant Contact screenshot: Design emails with Constant Contact's WYSIWYG email editor

Constant Contact Reviews

Constant Contact Reviews

Overall rating
4.3
/
5
Excellent
763

Very good
578

Average
210

Poor
27

Terrible
20

Value for Money
4.1
Features
4.1
Ease of Use
4.3
Customer Support
4.2
84% recommended this app
Nathan R.

Robust Email Marketing

Converting web site visitors to email marketing recipients has never been easier, as site visitors simply select which programs they are interested in and they are automatically added to the appropriate contact lists in Constant Contact. Constant Contact has made it painless to conduct email marketing campaigns that circumvent spam filters, something that Emma and MailChimp struggled with.


Curt L.

Easy to use, great for contact management, but terrible customer service

The email analytics and reports are great.


Akande D.

A simple and robust solution for Email marketing

Constant Contact is a great solution for smaller organizations that have simple email marketing needs. They do what they do very well and offer a solution that is easy to learn and adopt within smaller organizations. I would definitely recommend it to small businesses or non-profits.


Jeff J.

A nimble framework with solid variety

Over all, it satisfies with tons of options and features. It's been around for quite a while so it has maturity. I like that, because it's less likely to drop off the grid and force me to learn a different application. With the savings of a few home-made cappuccinos instead spending at the coffee stand, you can easily afford this!


Aaron S.

Great For Large Contact Base


Nathan R.
Industry: Public Policy
Company size: 13-50 Employees

Robust Email Marketing

Used Monthly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 3/09/2018
Review Source: Capterra

Converting web site visitors to email marketing recipients has never been easier, as site visitors simply select which programs they are interested in and they are automatically added to the appropriate contact lists in Constant Contact. Constant Contact has made it painless to conduct email marketing campaigns that circumvent spam filters, something that Emma and MailChimp struggled with.

Pros

Constant Contact makes it really easy to make attractive, functional emails and to conduct email campaigns with sequencing. Building emails is done via a drag-and-drop interface (WYSIWYG), so you don't have to have any coding experience with html or css. It's really easy to schedule your campaigns, too. If you can use Outlook and Word, you should be able to get comfortable with Constant Contact pretty quickly. It's also really easy to build and manage contact lists, including importing from csv files. And Constant Contact does a good job of tracking bad email addresses and removing them from your lists, which is important because you are charged by the number of contacts you have. I also like that you can send yourself previews so you can try the messages out on different mail programs and tweak them to your liking. Once you've sent out the messages, Constant Contact offers reporting to let you know how successful your campaign was, including the click-through rate. It also sends you reports about who is being added to and removed from your contact lists. Its integration with several WordPress form plugins means it's easy to convert web traffic to email marketing recipients.

Cons

Permissions. There are basically two levels of permissions besides the account owner: campaign creator and account manager. It would be nice to have more granular control over what users can do, because account manager gives users a lot of freedom, but is necessary to work with contacts, schedule a send, etc. The other thing I don't like is how quickly the cost ramps up. Having used Emma and MailChimp, I feel like Constant Contact is the most robust platform. But it is expensive.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Curt L.

Easy to use, great for contact management, but terrible customer service

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 25/11/2017
Review Source: Capterra

The email analytics and reports are great.

Pros

I use CC to to manage our large contact database and to send out email updates. It is great for segmenting our list -- from general interest to communications to fundraising. The automated features are great, especially that it will not allow the same email to appear in the same inbox twice. It also merges duplicate contacts. We use it across the entire organization. Constant contact is great for merging duplicate contacts, updating your address book, giving a reliable open rate and thorough reports, and allowing you to segment large email lists.

Cons

When uploading additional contacts, CC wants to see how they actively subscribed. This can be problematic when uploading an older email list (i.e. you may just have a spreadsheet of The List and they want to see more evidence). Additionally, it is a little pricey compared to competitors such as MailChimp. It would be great to be able to export email campaigns as HTML.Be extremely careful when importing contacts. Constant Contact wants to see how they actively subscribed. Sometimes it is hard to prove this when you have entered information for people you have an established relationship with, or if they verbally requested to be added. Constant Contact wants to actually see the (paper) sign-up sheet. This is unachievable for businesses/groups that have been around long enough to have established an email list based on personal relationships or when importing business cards. As for the design, sizing images can be difficult when you are using a self-designed template. As for the contact management services, representatives have very little technical knowledge and don't seem to understand marketing techniques used within certain industries.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Akande D.
Industry: Consumer Goods
Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees

A simple and robust solution for Email marketing

Used Weekly for 1+ year
Reviewed on 11/03/2020
Review Source: Capterra

Constant Contact is a great solution for smaller organizations that have simple email marketing needs. They do what they do very well and offer a solution that is easy to learn and adopt within smaller organizations. I would definitely recommend it to small businesses or non-profits.

Pros

Constant Contact has a very clean interface and a dashboard that makes it easy to navigate and learn. When compared to other solutions like Mailchimp, I found Constant Contact to be more intuitive and simpler. Our client was able to adopt it quickly where they struggled with other solutions.

Cons

Constant Contact's List set up is not very robust and is somewhat limiting. Their email builder is very structured as well, which can be good for some, but can be difficult to navigate for more custom email builds or email builds that leverage dynamic content.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 7.0/10

Jeff J.
Industry: Broadcast Media
Company size: 501-1,000 Employees

A nimble framework with solid variety

Used Monthly for 1+ year
Reviewed on 17/01/2020
Review Source: Capterra

Over all, it satisfies with tons of options and features. It's been around for quite a while so it has maturity. I like that, because it's less likely to drop off the grid and force me to learn a different application. With the savings of a few home-made cappuccinos instead spending at the coffee stand, you can easily afford this!

Pros

Constant Contact has a smooth feel and almost always gives back more than I put into it. It's simple, solid, and scores big with me in mass management of details, as well as private and public listings. From crafting a simple update, to publishing an intricate periodical, it does the trick. The better your skills in composition and design, the better this suite will engage your craft. If you're not really into complex "back end" matters, like analytics, CTA, efficiency, and delivery success, that's ok. You'll still be able to feel the "pulse"; and like many things, the rest will come with time. The best part is that it grows on you over time, instead of impressing you upfront, and then disappointing. This "work-on-it-anywhere" app is chock full of tools for social marketing, surveys and campaigns, monitoring, scheduling, automation and similar workflows, to design, custom templates, storage, libraries, and hosting, etc. However, don't ease up on your final proof, because that's where I make the "best" mistakes! The more polished it is, the more embarrassing that typo will be! Constant Contact is a multi-level mobile tool, with plans that meet well.

Cons

While I don't always anticipate maintenance down-times, a more diverse notification system of maintenance times would be nice. I also believe a "pay-per-use" option for a reasonable time-frame would be great for businesses with less predictable budgets, trying to get off the ground. Also, sometimes design tools aren't as pliable as I'd like sometimes (I'm a so-so perfectionist). But for the price, that's ok!

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Aaron S.

Great For Large Contact Base

Reviewed on 30/08/2016
Review Source: SoftwareAdvice

Pros

Constant Contact does a great job of managing multiple groups/list and lots of contacts. I've worked with clients who have a large customer base and Constant Contact allows managing large amounts of group/lists and allows you to manual remove unsubscribers and errors. They are rolling out a new version of their email builder, but the older version does allow custom css coding per block which really allows customizing their templates.

Cons

There are a lot of quirks within Constant Contact that I haven't seen in Mailchimp, specifically with using external links for photos and links. The actual editing of text and links within the email builder is quirky and has some issues. Also, the new search feature for previous emails is really slow and takes a long time to find previous emails unless you create folders for all your emails.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

User recommendation
8/10
Based on 1,598 user ratings
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Constant Contact Pricing

Constant Contact Pricing

Starting from
US$20.00/month
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Constant Contact prices are monthly, and based on the number of contacts in users email list or database. Users can send as many emails as they want without affecting the monthly fee. Discounts are available for 6 and 12 month prepayment and for nonprofit customers.

Email: from $20/month

Email Plus: from $40/month

Constant Contact prices are monthly, and based on the number of contacts in users email list or database. Users can send as many emails as they want without affecting the monthly fee. Discounts are available for 6 and 12 month prepayment and for nonprofit customers.

Email: from $20/month

Email Plus: from $40/month

Value for Money
4.1/5
Based on 1,598 user ratings
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Constant Contact Features

Constant Contact Features

A/B Testing
API
Activity Dashboard
Automatic Notifications
Campaign Analysis
Campaign Management
Campaign Segmentation
Content Management
Customisable Branding
Customisable Templates
Data Import/Export
Drag & Drop Interface
Email Marketing Management
Engagement Analytics
Monitoring
Multi-Channel Marketing
Real Time Analytics
Reporting & Statistics
Social Media Integration
Third Party Integration
Features
4.1/5
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Additional information for Constant Contact

Additional information for Constant Contact

Key features of Constant Contact

  • API Availability
  • Activity Monitoring
  • Activity Tracking
  • Anti Spam Checker
  • Auto-Responders
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Bounce Tracking
  • CAN SPAM Compliance
  • CRM Integration
  • Campaign Analysis
  • Campaign Management
  • Campaign Planning
  • Campaign Scheduling
  • Campaign Segmentation
  • Click-Through Tracking
  • Client Management
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Custom Fields
  • Customer Segmentation
  • Customizable Branding
  • Delivery Tracking
  • Design Management
  • Discount Management
  • Drag & Drop Interface
  • Drip Email Marketing
  • Email Distribution
  • Email Invitations & Reminders
  • Email Marketing
  • Email Templates
  • Email Tracking
  • Engagement Analytics
  • Event Scheduling
  • Event Ticketing
  • Feedback Collection
  • Follow-up Scheduling
  • Heatmap
  • Image Library
  • Import / Export Data
  • Lead Nurturing
  • Mailing List Management
  • Market Segmentation
  • Mobile Integration
  • Mobile responsive templates
  • Multiple User Accounts
  • Newsletter Management
  • Performance Reports
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Rich Text Editor
  • Scheduled Emails
  • Social Network Marketing
  • Social Performance Management
  • Social Stats: See who tweets, likes, and shares your emails
  • Subject line A/B testing
  • Subscriber Management
  • Subscription Services
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Tagging
  • Template Management
  • WYSIWYG Email Editor
  • Workflow Management

Benefits

• Email: Create professional emails, find new customers, and drive sales for your business.
• Websites: Get a custom-designed website in just minutes with our intelligent website builder.
• Stores: Open your online store and start selling in a few simple steps. Setup is free.
• Domains: Instantly add credibility to your brand with your own domain name.
• Logos: Try our free LogoMaker and get hundreds of customizable options in seconds.
• Advertising: Run Facebook, Instagram and Google ads right from your Constant Contact dashboard.

Constant Contact FAQs

Constant Contact FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Constant Contact.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Constant Contact offer?

Constant Contact offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$20.00/month

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Available

Constant Contact prices are monthly, and based on the number of contacts in users email list or database. Users can send as many emails as they want without affecting the monthly fee. Discounts are available for 6 and 12 month prepayment and for nonprofit customers. Email: from $20/month Email Plus: from $40/month

Q. What are the main features of Constant Contact?

Constant Contact offers the following features:

  • API Availability
  • Activity Monitoring
  • Activity Tracking
  • Anti Spam Checker
  • Auto-Responders
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Bounce Tracking
  • CAN SPAM Compliance
  • CRM Integration
  • Campaign Analysis
  • Campaign Management
  • Campaign Planning
  • Campaign Scheduling
  • Campaign Segmentation
  • Click-Through Tracking
  • Client Management
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Custom Fields
  • Customer Segmentation
  • Customizable Branding
  • Delivery Tracking
  • Design Management
  • Discount Management
  • Drag & Drop Interface
  • Drip Email Marketing
  • Email Distribution
  • Email Invitations & Reminders
  • Email Marketing
  • Email Templates
  • Email Tracking
  • Engagement Analytics
  • Event Scheduling
  • Event Ticketing
  • Feedback Collection
  • Follow-up Scheduling
  • Heatmap
  • Image Library
  • Import / Export Data
  • Lead Nurturing
  • Mailing List Management
  • Market Segmentation
  • Mobile Integration
  • Mobile responsive templates
  • Multiple User Accounts
  • Newsletter Management
  • Performance Reports
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Rich Text Editor
  • Scheduled Emails
  • Social Network Marketing
  • Social Performance Management
  • Social Stats: See who tweets, likes, and shares your emails
  • Subject line A/B testing
  • Subscriber Management
  • Subscription Services
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Tagging
  • Template Management
  • WYSIWYG Email Editor
  • Workflow Management

Q. Who are the typical users of Constant Contact?

Constant Contact has the following typical customers:

Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations, Small Business

Q. What languages does Constant Contact support?

Constant Contact supports the following languages:

Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish

Q. What type of pricing plans does Constant Contact offer?

Constant Contact has the following pricing plans:

Subscription

Q. Does Constant Contact support mobile devices?

Constant Contact supports the following devices:

Android, iPhone, iPad

Q. What other apps does Constant Contact integrate with?

Constant Contact integrates with the following applications:

123FormBuilder, Agendize, Ambassador, Datafield, Formstack, Lexity Live, Quoter, Shoeboxed, Shopify, Sumac

Q. What level of support does Constant Contact offer?

Constant Contact offers the following support options:

FAQs, Forum, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials