In rare cases, I think pay-as-you-go plans are worthwhile, but in general, you should avoid them at all costs . Mailchimp Alternative Mailchimp Alternative In general, I'm not a huge fan of Mailchimp except for their free forever plan, and I've been a paying customer of Mailchimp for over a year. Here is a summary of the main disadvantages of Mailchimp Mailchimp only offers email support - any mission critical online business needs voice support Mailchimp does not allow affiliate marketing – every online marketer will probably want to use affiliate marketing at some point. Mailchimp can quickly ban users based on sender stats – Mailchimp banned my blog and ecommerce store twice.
I've never been banned from any other email provider, I've used 5. Mailchimp is not compatible with Shopify – Mailchimp used to be a viable ecommerce solution for Shopify until they were banned Mailchimp unsubscribe fee – if a user unsubscribes from Fax List your list, you don't pay for it Mailchimp charges double for subscribers across audiences - subscribers are subscribers, no matter how they are marked. You shouldn't be double charged for this. Given these shortcomings, I implore you to avoid signing up for Mailchimp 's free plan, even if it's free. Why?
Because at some point, you'll pass Mailchimp's free threshold and have to pay. Once you're ingrained in Mailchimp's platform, migrating email marketing services is a major pain . Many good and cheap alternatives to Mailchimp are listed below . Aweber – Aweber has the same feature set as Mailchimp, but is slightly cheaper, allowing for affiliate marketing and 24/7 phone support. ConvertKit – ConvertKit offers bloggers and content creators better features than Mailchimp, no unsubscribe fee, just slightly more expensive Drip – Drip provides the best and most comprehensive feature set for content creators.