Solid Product for the Cost
Overall, it definitely does the job. There were some hiccups in the process of switching over from our previous platform as we figured out where certain features were located, but overall, I am relatively pleased with the performance, especially for the price. We are a small company, but we have a lot of subscribers/send a high volume of emails, so it was difficult to find a platform that had competitive pricing that catered to our needs.
The customer service is generally very quick to respond, which I do appreciate, although the way they respond to questions (that to me seem to be ones other people would have as well) makes it seem like they're either a small company or a relatively new platform-we had an issue where our ad blockers were blocking banner ads we were placing in the message editor for only certain users (had no idea this was even possible), and with how common ad blockers are, I was shocked that they hadn't run into this problem before.
☺The calendar page is very helpful to see which deployments are going out on which day, especially with multiple team members working in the platform collaboratively. The message editor was easy to learn. The ability to search for subscribers by custom fields is super helpful as well.
The aggregate message metrics page for each deployment is organized very nicely and allows for exportable one-page reports. Also, exporting of data/lists in general is MUCH faster than our previous platform-it takes less than a minute for even large exports.
☹They tout a lot of pre-built data reports you can export, but many of them are not particularly helpful for what we need. It does not come by default with an option to export all raw data for an email deployment (along with custom field data), and they were originally going to charge several hundred dollars to have this report custom built. This seemed strange considering how standard of a report this seemed to me. There are also other reports that seem to only be accessible by having the engineering team develop custom reports, which I'm guessing is just a way to upsell.
Also, to my knowledge, you cannot automatically schedule redeployments to the non-opens, it makes you create a dynamic list after the first deployment is already completed, and then you can customize the parameters for the dynamic list. The dynamic list feature is cool, but it requires additional steps that are annoying.
It comes with a feature that supposedly filters out bot clicks, but we still see a handful of them coming through, which then need to be manually filtered out when determining metrics reports.