Email marketing is essential for the growth of every business. It is now one of the fastest ways to build an audience. No wonder bloggers and most websites are into email marketing.There are many email marketing platforms in the world. In this article, we will compare constant contact vs tinyemail. We will look at their pricing, features, ease of use, and pros and cons.
By the end of this blog post, you should be able to choose the best among the two.
What is constant contact?
Constant Contact is an email marketing tool that provides tools and services for email marketing. It allows businesses and organizations to create and manage email campaigns and engage with their audience across various digital channels. There are many features, about which we will go deeper in this article.
It was founded way back in 1995 in the USA. In fact, it is one of the oldest email marketing platforms in the world.
What is Tinyemail?
Tinyemail is a new email marketing platform that was established in 2020. Though it is new, it has proven to be competitive due to its AI automation. Tinyemail allows you to send automated emails generated by artificial intelligence.
This makes its use easy, and hence it is well-known for this feature.
Now let’s begin the comparison
The pricing plan for constant contact and tiny emails varies. Let’s compare the prices and see who wins.
Constant Contact Pricing
From the image above we can see that Constant Contact has three pricing plans. They are the Lite plan, standard plan, and premium plan.
- Lite plan: it costs $12 per month
- Standard plan: It costs $35 per month
- Premium plan: it costs $80 per month
The lite plan includes drag-and-drop email templates, marketing CRM, Event management, Social marketing and integration with third-party services.
The standard plan also includes everything in the lite plan in addition to Pre-built automation, Contact segmentation, Scheduled email sends, A/B subject line tests, and Drill down reporting.
Tinyemail has 5 plans, which are the Shopify plan, free plan, standard plan, pro plan, and custom plan.
- Shopify plan: The Shopify plan is free and has all the features of the standard plan. But it is only applicable to Shopify.
- Free Plan: Includes up to 500 subscribers, forms and popups, automation emails, and AI subject line assistance (15/day).
- Standard Plan: $15 per month or $144 per year, with unlimited subscribers, premium and AMP templates, custom modules, and AI subject line assistance (45/day).
- Pro Plan: $65 per month or $624 per year, offering everything in the Standard plan along with unlimited prebuilt and custom segments, AI subject line assistance (unlimited), custom domain, dedicated IP, and priority support.
- Enterprise Plan: Custom pricing is available, offering all the features of the Pro plan along with enhanced delivery, premium dedicated IP, API access (coming soon), dedicated instances, account managers, and enterprise-grade security.
Both platforms have amazing pricing plans. Based on the free plan, Tinyemail is the winner because it offers two different free plans, of which Constant Contact has none.
In terms of affordability, Constant Contact wins the race because the minimum starting price is $12 while that of Tinyemail is $15.
However, when choosing between these two, the features should be considered. Therefore, compare the features according to your requirements before choosing a plan.
User Experience Interface Comparison
Both have their own unique interfaces. Let’s take a look at them
Constant Contact has an easy-to-use interface, but sometimes it is a bit unresponsive, making the workflow slow, especially if you use the free plan. But upgrading to a paid plan has no issues. A few reviews I gathered also show that sometimes embedding videos is also difficult.
Aside from this, the design interface looks nice.
Tinyemail is known for its user-friendly interface. The interface is very simple, making it easy for beginners to use. The features are all aligned to the right, making it easy to navigate. I used TinyEmail for one of my websites, and it took no more than a day to understand the interface.
Though the constant contact user interface is easy to use, Tinyemail wins this comparison because it offers a better experience through a simple interface and easy navigation with the right alignment of features.
That notwithstanding, I have had no problems related to unresponsiveness compared to constant contact.
However, in terms of the number of customizations, constant contact is better because it offers a vast number of customizations.
Email Design & Template Comparison
Constant Contact and Tinyemail have different email designs and templates. The choice depends on how you want to customize your email. Let’s take a look at them.
Constant Contact has a wide range of prebuilt email templates. There are more than 100 designs and templates available. However, some of these designs look old and outdated.
You can also choose from ready-made templates based on the type of email you’re sending, like a newsletter, sale announcement, event invitation, or holiday greeting. This is helpful when you’re creating an email, and it’s often the favorite choice for marketers.
Tinyemail also has some good designs and templates, but it is not extensive because it prioritizes simplicity. However, the few designs are quality.
The templates are specially designed to cater to business needs. There is an editor that can be used to modify and customize the design.
A few reviews I gathered showed that TinyEmail designs are clean and resonate with audiences. They are also easy to use, even if you are a beginner.
In terms of the extensiveness of designs and templates, Constant Contact wins the race because it offers a wide range of templates to choose from, while Tinyemail offers a few designs and templates.
However, comparing simplicity and ease of use, Tinyemail wins. Also, tinyemail has designs and templates specially made for businesses. In this case too, tiny email wins.
Finally, if you’re a business or need a simple template, you should consider tinyemail. But if you prioritize extensive templates, you should go for constant contact.
Landing Page Comparison
Constant Contact offers a landing page, but tinyemail does not. The constant contact landing page is a very useful feature to have, and the landing page builder is as good as the email builder. It offers about 5 templates for creating your landing page.
Tinyemail however, does not have this feature.
Winner: Constant contact is a clear winner.
Integration refers to the collaboration between these email marketing tools with third-party apps and software. This integration allows for the easy exchange of information and data between email platforms and various applications, enhancing workflow and productivity.
Both constant contact and tinyemail have integrations. Let’s look at them:
Constant Contact offers almost 300 integrations, giving users a lot of flexibility to expand what their Constant Contact account can do.
It has integrations with major platforms such as WordPress, Google Ads, Facebook, Squarespace, Shopify, Wix, Zapier, eBay,Etsy and WooCommerce. Others are Canva, Vimeo, Gmail, Stripe and many more.
With many integrations, you can automate your email campaigns, making your tasks simpler. For example, you can manage your Facebook and Instagram accounts by scheduling posts and receiving detailed reports. You can also automate your LinkedIn content, schedule posts for specific times and days, and then monitor how well they perform.
Tinyemail allows you to communicate more effectively from one place by bringing together your audience and business data through third-party integrations. This helps to message your audience effectively.
Tinyemail integrates with Shopify, Volusion, Magneto, Maichimp and WordPress.
You can track all your integrations on the dashboard. Also, there is a migration tool that allows you to move data, contacts, and custom data quickly and easily.
Winner: I will choose Constant contact as the winner because it has more integrations than tineyemail.
Email Automation comparison
Email automation is one major feature to look out for when looking for an email marketing platform. It makes sending of messages easy and quick.
Both constant contact and tinyemail have automation. Let’s dive into each of them.
Constant Contact provides diverse email marketing automation that varies by plan. All plans include the welcome email automation for new newsletter sign-ups. The standard and premium plans offer additional automation, like sending emails based on elapsed days or opened emails.
Apart from campaigns, you can automate birthday emails, cart abandonment messages, and anniversaries, fostering ongoing connections. With the aid of integrations, you can automate your messages with third-party platforms like Shopify and Woocommerce. Constant Contact seamlessly integrates with Shopify and WooCommerce.
Also, you can automatically send a welcome email or text to new contacts. As time goes on, you can develop your connections by adjusting how often and the way you communicate, based on how people engage with your previous messages.
Tinyemail seems to be simple but it has automation some automation like welcome emails, thank you for purchase, product reviews and many more.
The setup for this automation is very easy to go about hence good for beginners.
Winner: For simplicity, tinyemail is the winner. But in terms of extensive automation with third-party integration, Constant contact is the best.
It is important to choose an email platform that is reliable in terms of deliverability. The time of delivery is an important factor. Also a reliable email tool should be able to send the message to the right audience.
Lets compare how reliable constant contact and tinyemail are in terms of deliverability.
Constant contact deliverability is awsome. Messages sent goes directly into the recepients inbox and its also delivered on time. It does not not end up in spam. From my experience and reviews from other sources constant contact does not have issues concerning deliverability.
Like the later, tiny emailalso has good delivery rate. I have not had any bad experience so far.
Winner: Its a Bracket.
Now lets consider some of the pros and cons of these email marketing tools.
Constant Contact vs tinyemail Pros & Cons
Both tools have their good side and bad side as well. We will take a look at them in this section.
Pros of Constant Contact
- It is good for beginners since it is easy to use.
- Modern email template editor
- Social media management tools
- There is a (CRM) system
- Performance insights and analytics are easy to understand.
Cons of constant contact
- Large contact lists goes with high prices
- Many outdated templates
- Email sends are limited
Pros of Tinyemail
- Very easy-to-use interface designed for total beginners
- Offers a FREE Forever Plan
- Speciall free plan for spotify
- Offers integrations with over 100 third party apps
- Prcing is based on the number of emails sent instead of the number of subscribers
- TinyEmail’s support is quite rapid and offers 24/5 live chat, telephone and email support
Cons of Tinyemail
- Requires credit card to sign up for free plan
- Many features are still Work-In-Progres
- No options to add team members, manage their roles
Both constant contact and tineyemail are good. But based on this article, we can clearly see that constant contact is better than tinyemail.
Constant contact also provide more features in terms of customization, designs, templates and automation.Tinyemail on the other hand prioritizes simplicity hence have a few features compared to constant contact.
If your a business, Tinyemail is best for you since most features provide the needs of small businesses.
Also, constant contact does not offer a free plan but tinyemail does. Hence if you want to try out one you should choose tiney email.
For affordability, constant contact is better because, the starter price is $12 while that of tinyemail is $15.
Finally the choice between the two depends on what you want but constant contact is the best based on my experience.