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Constant Contact Vs EmailOctopus - Which one’s for you?

Hey there, if you’re deep in research to find the best email marketing platform for your brand, you’ve come to the right place. To make this easier for you, below table has a detailed overview of Constant Contact vs EmailOctopus, to help you choose the right platform. If you want to talk to an expert to help you decide, feel free to book a demo.

How Constant Contact compares with EmailOctopus

Here’s a summary and non-biased comparison between Constant Contact and EmailOctopus on the basis of email marketing features

Email editing and creation

Provides a basic email editor and HTML editor. Editor can create HTML emails

Provides a HTML editor. It has drag and drop, responsive features

Automation

Automations have very basic email handling capability that can send email only

Automation is simple with limited actions and conditions along with triggers including API

Integration

5000+ integrations

78 integrations

Transactional emails

No. Possible with email integrations

No.

Ease of Access

Basic email editing and sending software but has a lot of integrations. Doesn't require dedicated learning as it can be self taught

Pretty easy to use, stepwise advancement in each stage of building a campaign/automation

Customer Support

Live phone and chat support, learning resources, personalized kickoff call

Telephonic support,Email Support, Chat Support, Video Tutorials, Knowledge base

Interactive emails

No

No

Other marketing features

Has the following tools on marketing: - Websites builder for landing pages. - Event marketing to create and promote events. - CRM for marketing and sales. - eCommerce to sell products or services. - SMS, Social media and Mobile App software also

NA

Drive conversion with interactive emails

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Affordable pricing

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Reliable customer support

Get human support whenever you need including onboarding and migration customer support

Here’s how Mailmodo compares to both EmailOctopus & Constant Contact

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Trial Period

21 days on all plans

60 days

60 days

Customer support

Includes video tutorials, knowledge base, ticketing system, live chat, email support, personalized kick off call and onboarding manager too

Live phone and chat support, learning resources, personalized kickoff call

Live phone and chat support, learning resources, personalized kickoff call

Account activation

Generally email verification is done. 2-factor authentication can be configured manually

Double opt in and email verification

Double opt in and email verification

Onboarding form

Onboarding form requires:

  • First name of the user
  • Reason for using Mailmodo as a tool
  • Total number of emails or subscribers
  • Phone number of the user

Onboarding form requires:

  • Name of the business
  • How familiar are you with Constant Contact?
  • What type of business are you?
  • What are you trying to do within your first 30 days using Constant Contact?
  • Do you already have a list of contacts?
  • Do you already have a website?
  • Do you sell online?

Onboarding form requires:

  • Name of the business
  • How familiar are you with Constant Contact?
  • What type of business are you?
  • What are you trying to do within your first 30 days using Constant Contact?
  • Do you already have a list of contacts?
  • Do you already have a website?
  • Do you sell online?
Product education
  • Stepwise instructions(basic and advanced) are provided to send out the first email.
  • Team provides demo on-demand.
  • Also have dedicated course(Email Marketing Masterclass)
  • Stepwise instructions(basic) are provided to send out the first email
  • Video tutorials are embedded
  • Free webinar session
  • Stepwise instructions(basic) are provided to send out the first email
  • Video tutorials are embedded
  • Free webinar session
Product theme

Light theme

Light theme

Light theme

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In-product templates

67 and growing templates

410 and growing templates

410 and growing templates

Has a template inspiration gallery

Yes, free inspiration gallery

Same as the in product templates

Same as the in product templates

Inspirational Templates count

200+ templates

Same as the in product templates

Same as the in product templates

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AMP email creation

Support AMP email creation with no code WYSIWYG editor. Doesn't require coding knowledge

No

No

Whitelisting support

Provides dedicated whitelisting support

No

No

Automatic HTML fallback

Yes

No

No

Customize HTML fallback

Allows customization for manual inputs

No

No

Sending AMP emails

Yes

No

No

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Template editor

Can create from scratch or select template from library

Can create from scratch or select template from library

Can create from scratch or select template from library

Drag and Drop

Selection (single click) based template editor, can only stack new layout and elements at the selected position. To move elements up and down, there is a up and down button

Elements can be dragged and dropped any where within the email

Elements can be dragged and dropped any where within the email

Email Dimensions

3 Width options(600px, 700px, 800px) are provided(that resemble industry standards). Rich text emails can be sent with full width email

Have fixed width 680 px

Have fixed width 680 px

Pre-made layouts

12 variations of layouts to select from

12 layout designs, categoried as per use case Can also be filtered: Single column, multi column, multimedia and text

12 layout designs, categoried as per use case Can also be filtered: Single column, multi column, multimedia and text

Pre-made blocks/modules
  • 12 Headers
  • 54 Content Cards
  • 14 Gallery
  • 13 CTAs
  • 29 Forms
  • 15 Product Cards
  • 12 Footers
  • 10 Blocks
  • 3 Action blocks
  • 14 Layout(block styles)
  • 10 Blocks
  • 3 Action blocks
  • 14 Layout(block styles)
Ability to save & reuse blocks

Can save any layout block

No

No

Design Options

Common options like pading, email body and email bg color options are provided

Common options like email bg color options are provided

Common options like email bg color options are provided

Supported Email Fonts

Total 46 fonts

  • 11 email safe fonts
  • 24 web safe fonts
  • 11 web fonts.

Total 45 fonts

  • 8 email fonts
  • 11 web fonts
  • 26 Other fonts

Total 45 fonts

  • 8 email fonts
  • 11 web fonts
  • 26 Other fonts
If non-standard font is used

Prompts are provided for Web Safe fonts while editing. In case, non-email safe font is use, then Mailmodo replaces it with a fallback font for clients where the fonts are not supported

No Prompt

No Prompt

Template preview

HTML and AMP are displayed together with toggle between desktop and mobile screens

Only HTML display with toggle between desktop and mobile screens

Only HTML display with toggle between desktop and mobile screens

Template testing

HTML and AMP versions are different, supports unlimited testing

Only HTML. and supports unlimited testing

Only HTML. and supports unlimited testing

Adding custom HTML code

No

No

No

Rich text editor

Yes

No

No

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Interactive AMP widgets

16 AMP elements

3 AMP elements

3 AMP elements

Carousel/Image Carousel

Yes

No

No

Accordion

No

No

No

Basic Event invitation

Yes,with forms

Yes, aka RSVP

Yes, aka RSVP

Add to calendar

Yes

No

No

Calendly

Yes

No

No

Zoom Webinar

Yes

No

No

Shopify Card Abandoment

Yes

No

No

Shopify Product Recommendation

Yes

Yes

Yes

Poll

Yes

Yes

Yes

Live Price Ticker

Yes

No

No

Star Rating

Yes

No

No

NPS Rating

Yes

No

No

Thumbs up or down

Yes

No

No

Emoji Rating

Yes

No

No

Chip selection

Yes

No

No

Spin the Wheel

Yes

No

No

Quiz

Yes

No

No

Gokwik

Yes

No

No

Form

Yes

Yes

Yes

Star Rating

Yes

No

No

Thumbs up or down

Yes

No

No

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Thumbs up or down

Structured for case specific

No

No

Star Rating

Yes

No

No

Form Submission capture

Automatic collection and storage of form submission data. Export options available

No

No

Conditional forms

Yes

No

No

Step wise forms

Yes

No

No

Hidden field

No

No

No

Form fields

15 field options

No

No

Dropdown

Yes

No

No

Radio

Yes

No

No

Checkbox

Yes

No

No

Emoji

Yes

No

No

Thumbs up or down

Structured for case specific

No

No

Text

Yes

No

No

Multiline

Yes

No

No

Image Link

Structured for case specific

No

No

Date picker

Yes

No

No

Time picker

Yes

No

No

Phone number

Yes

No

No

Single chip

Yes

No

No

Multichip

Yes

No

No

Star Rating

Yes

No

No

Nps Rating

Yes

No

No

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Dynamic segments

Yes

Yes

Yes

Static segments

Yes

No

No

Segment on basis of campaign activity

Yes

Yes

Yes

Pre-built segments

based on engagement

Yes

Yes

Contact-level campaign data

Yes

Yes

Yes

Add contacts via

Manually, CSV, API, Apps, CRM, etc.

Create a contact, Type or paste contacts, Upload a file, Integrations, Upload unsubscribed emails, Sign-up forms, Facebook lead ads

Create a contact, Type or paste contacts, Upload a file, Integrations, Upload unsubscribed emails, Sign-up forms, Facebook lead ads

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Triggered

Yes

No, but possible via automations

No, but possible via automations

Bulk

Yes

Yes

Yes

AB testing subject line

Yes

Yes

Yes

Sending Schedule

Supports email sending by send now, schedule later and fragmented scheduling

Send and Schedule are two different options

Send and Schedule are two different options

Fragmented/Batch Scheduling

Yes

No

No

Send time optimization

Yes

No

No

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Opens

Yes

Yes

Yes

Clicks

Yes

Yes

Yes

CTOR

Yes

Yes

Yes

Submissions

Yes

Yes, requires extra clicks to reach the submissions, also hard to locate the option

Yes, requires extra clicks to reach the submissions, also hard to locate the option

Bounces

Yes

Yes

Yes

Blocked

Yes

Yes

Yes

Unsubscribe

Yes

Yes

Yes

Spam complaints

Yes

Yes

Yes

Forwards

Yes

No

No

Device usage

Yes

Yes

Yes

Email clients

Yes

No

No

Link click tracking

Yes

Yes

Yes

Click heatmap

Yes

Yes

Yes

Custom analytics dashboard

No, upcoming

No

No

Graphical rep

No

No

No

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Journey Advancement

Basic email handling and webhooks available

Basic email handling

Basic email handling

Drag & drop journey builder

Yes

No

No

Trigger options

12 trigger options and 5 Categories of start point

  • Manual Trigger Specific Contacts

  • Contacts Contacts added to a list, Change in property of a contact, Contact enters or leaves a segment, Occurance of date

  • AMP activities Form Submission

  • Custom events Occurence of an event

  • External Platform API/Webhook, Zapier, Make, Integromat, Influencerbit

7 trigger options

  • Single Step Automation: Welcome Email, Birthday Email, Anniversary Email

  • Multi Step Automation: Opens your email, Click a link, A contact joins the list, Shopify order

7 trigger options

  • Single Step Automation: Welcome Email, Birthday Email, Anniversary Email

  • Multi Step Automation: Opens your email, Click a link, A contact joins the list, Shopify order

Rules/Conditions

9 Rules

  • Campaign Activities: Opened, Clicked, Submitted

  • Advanced Conditions: Contact property, List/Segment membership

  • Delay: Wait for a time period, Wait till specific time, Wait for an event

1 Rule

  • Only time delay

1 Rule

  • Only time delay
Actions

6 Actions

Send campaign, Webhook, Add contact to a list, Remove contact from a list, Update contact property, Exit journey

2 Actions

-Send Email or Time delay

2 Actions

-Send Email or Time delay

Limitations

Only one trigger point, also post webhook you cannot proceed further with journey. There is only API entry point and no webhook trigger

Pre select triggers and limited and no webhooks or APIs. Also, don't have logical actions or conditional statements

Pre select triggers and limited and no webhooks or APIs. Also, don't have logical actions or conditional statements

Web/App/External event triggers

Yes

Yes

Yes

CRM triggers

Yes

No

No

Pre-made email flows

No

No

No

Email flows Inspiration

Yes, have a dedicated industry wise research to send engaging drips.

No

No

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Dynamic data

Yes

No

No

Spam testing

No

No

No

Integrations

21 integrations More details.

5000+ integrations More details.

5000+ integrations More details.

Drag and drop

Yes

Yes

Yes

Transactional emails

Yes

No, but possible with email integrations

No, but possible with email integrations

Content optimization

No

No.

No.

REST API

Has basic email marketing properties, and Campaign and automation level details Refer this page to understand in detail.

Has basic email marketing properties, and Campaign and automation level details Refer this page to understand in detail.

Has basic email marketing properties, and Campaign and automation level details Refer this page to understand in detail.

Mailmodo is your one-stop email marketing need

Mailmodo can help you with any email marketing use-case you have. It’s a complete email marketing platform.

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Visual Journey Builder

Build a user journey to send automated emails triggered by events, webhooks, integrations, CRMs, etc.

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Easy Integrations

Integrate with CRMs and marketing tools like HubSpot, Zapier, Google Sheets, Calendly, Zoom

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Transactional emails

Send bulk transactional AMP emails using API & webhook triggers based on user behaviors.

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Contact List Management

Segment users based on attributes or past campaign activities like Open, Click & Form Submissions

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Complete Email Analytics

Analyze all your data- Delivered, Opens, Clicks, Subject line A/B tests, etc. for both AMP & HTML emails

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High Deliverability

Get high deliverability & opens with well managed & dedicated IPs and advice from our deliverability team

Do more with emails - bring in the interactive email experience

Mailmodo helps you use AMP emails without any developer or designers help.

No redirects

Get amazing inbox placement with concierge support

Unique email experience

Get amazing inbox placement with concierge support

Higher conversions

Get amazing inbox placement with concierge support

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Many folks have migrated from Mailmchimp to Mailmodo and seen amazing results

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Frequently asked questions

You can try Constant Contact for 60 days for free if you’re living in the US. If you’re outside of the US, you can try it for free for a month to send 2,400 emails monthly to 100 contacts. But only on the condition that you share your payment details upfront. After a month, you’re upgraded to the paid plan, which can be expensive for companies just starting out. On the other hand, Constant Contact alternatives like Mailmodo are more affordably priced.

We recommend you to use Constant Contact if you run events and want to manage registrations and invitations via email marketing. But we don’t recommend the tool for businesses that need advanced automation. They offer basic automations but flexible and sophisticated automation workflows are missing. Instead, Constant Contact alternatives like Mailmodo offer custom multistep automations at a more affordable price. Mailmodo also had a way better price-performance ratio, as compared to Constant Contact.

A common complaint among Constant Contact users is that they often have to ask their customers to whitelist their emails to ensure they’re receiving newsletters. The IPs from Constant Contact are found in many blacklisted databases such as Mxtoolbox. Constant Contact’s high spam rate can deter you from achieving good email deliverability.To go spam free and achieve better deliverability, we suggest using Mailmodo. We provide you domain warmup, quality product support, no spammy contacts, and abundant expert consultations.

Yes, EmailOctopus has a free trial using which you can send 10,000 emails per month to 2,500 subscribers. If you exceed the contact or monthly sending limit, you start getting charged around $8/monthly. Their free plan, however, offers basic support and limited analytics. This is why prospects prefer EmailOctopus alternatives like Mailmodo, which has affordable pricing plans.

Mailmodo is superior in terms of email deliverability. The platform helps you land your emails in the user's inbox with dedicated servers, authentication protocols, warmed up SMTP, suppression management, fragmented scheduling, and an analysis of your email infrastructure.

EmailOctopus don't provide SMTP connection to set up transactional emails and their spam rate has been reported as high, which makes them rather unreliable. If you're an EmailOctopus user looking to boost your inbox placement rate, consider switching to an alternative platform like Mailmodo with a warmed up SMTP and advanced spam filters.