MailChimp has turned into a nice second-source for broadcast email services to VickeryHill clients. While we used to recommend Constant Contact almost exclusively, we have come to love the extra mile MailChimp has put into their product.
The client UI is clean and comfortably heavy with graphics and they have fun with their interface. The user experience is fairly straightforward and the emails get delivered and reported on without flaws as near as we can tell.
Their primary dashboard jumps out at you with information about your lists’ growth and a really nice pie chart of your last campaign summary including emails opened, bounced and unopened. Our clients who use it like the ability to quickly see where you are at without having to delve deep into sub menus.
The video help files and online training is very helpful and the Resource Area is filled with just about anything you would need to go beyond just sending a simple broadcast email to your customers/leads.
Another place they excel at is their MailChim Plugins. They have dozens of plugins for everything from Joomla, Drupal and WordPress CMS systems, to TypePad blogs and shopping cart modules.
While it would be great to broadcast emails from your desktop with Outlook, the risk of your domain being blocked is not worth it…that’s where MailChimp comes in.
They even have a really well put together iPhone app for Mailchimp that shows you Reports on your campaigns, ChimpChatter, your Lists and MonkeyRewards.
Let us know if you would like to talk about taking your customer broadcast email communication to the next level >