I’m sure you know how important an autoresponder is to your online business – how it can help you grow your business and fatten your pay check quickly.
Now, you want to set up an autoresponder, but you’re not sure of which service to choose. Right? Calm down. After reading this post, you’ll be able to make an informed decision on your own.
You’ll find several – hundreds to thousands – autoresponder services available online. In fact, some of them are free to use. However, the most important factor that sets the best services apart from the mediocre ones is deliverability.
Most free autoresponders will deliver your messages to only a fraction of your recipients. And even when they deliver to all recipients, your messages land in the spam/junk folders of recipients’ emails – where they’ll NEVER be read.
In terms of reliability, the two best autoresponder services that remain the top choices of renowned online entrepreneurs are Aweber and Getresponse. Both are excellent in terms of deliverability and all other factors worth considering.
However, each has its own pros and cons. And you should look into these before making your final choice from both options.
Before stating the differences, here are common benefits you’ll get from both services:
• Both support unlimited lists
• Both support unlimited autoresponders
• Both offer detailed, accurate statistics
• Both allow you to configure several types of custom opt-in forms
• Both allow you to send unlimited emails to your subscribers
Now, let’s look at the differences between both services:
In terms of price, Getresponse costs less, at $17.95 per month for their unlimited service plan. In fact, it costs as low as $12.12 per month if you pay for a full year.
Aweber’s pricing starts are $19 per month for up to 500 subscribers (total on all lists). From 501-2500 subscribers, the service costs $29 per month.
Also, Getresponse offers a free trial for the first month, but Aweber charges a $1 fee for same trial period.
Aweber is better for bloggers. If you have a blog, you’ll find Aweber more interesting for two reasons. Firstly, it automatically sends out an email to your subscribers each time you publish a new post.
Secondly, it allows your subscribers to sign up with Facebook integration.
According to most reviews of both services, Getresponse is a bit more complicated to set up and use than Aweber.
Aweber’s interface is more user-friendly and easy-to-use for newbies.
4. Delivery rates
While both services have close excellent delivery rates, Aweber is a bit more reliable in this regard. This because a minute fraction of Getresponse emails sometimes ends up in recipients’ spam folders. But Aweber, on the other hand, has a zero tolerance for spam and virtually all of their emails get through to recipients’ inbox.
5. A-list blogger endorsement
Most A-list bloggers, including Darren Rowse (Problogger) and John Chow, endorse and use Aweber.
Looking at the comparison, the balance tilts a bit in favor of Aweber. So, it’s advisable that you choose the option, especially because you’re new to using autoresponders.