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A Constant Contact Alternative

Nutshell Campaigns vs. Constant Contact

Your email marketing platform should take your company to new heights, not limit your growth potential. Unlike Constant Contact, Nutshell Campaigns maximizes your marketing impact with sales integration, email drip sequences, and contact management features that give your business the upper hand.

Nutshell Campaigns beats out Constant Contact for its:

  • All-in-one email marketing and CRM functionality
  • Email drip sequences for all customers
  • Contact management features—to get the right message to the right people
  • Unlimited contact data storage
  • Easy-to-calculate pricing—without any overage costs

What is Constant Contact?

Constant Contact is an email marketing platform with additional marketing features and services, including lead generation, digital marketing, and marketing services.

What is Nutshell Campaigns?

Nutshell Campaigns is the email marketing side of Nutshell, the all-in-one CRM that helps businesses close more deals. Nutshell Campaigns seamlessly integrates with your CRM to give your entire team insight into your contacts’ engagement so you can advance leads toward a sale.

Nutshell Campaigns includes essential email marketing features like multi-email drip sequences, a drag-and-drop template editor, and laser-focused audience segmentation. Plus, with Nutshell Campaigns, you’ll get more advanced functionalities like an AI writing assistant and custom-coded templates.

Want to get more of your marketing team in your CRM and email marketing platform, but don’t want to pay for an entire CRM seat? If you have Nutshell Pro or above, you get three marketing-only seats in Nutshell—for absolutely free!

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Nutshell Campaigns vs. Constant Contact comparison

If your business needs email marketing solutions to help stay in touch with customers and leads, you may have come across Constant Contact. But Constant Contact lacks several essential email marketing features that can supercharge your marketing efforts.

If you want an email marketing tool that will help your company reach—and exceed—its marketing and sales goals, Nutshell Campaigns is the best Constant Contact alternative.

Compare these two email marketing platforms to see which is the better option for your business.

Sales integration—so you can target subscribers with the right message at the right time

Using the right messaging can push a casual email subscriber toward becoming a loyal customer. And your email messaging all depends on your contacts’ position in your sales funnel.

Because Nutshell Campaigns is built into Nutshell CRM, you can easily create dynamic marketing audiences from your CRM contacts with just a few clicks. Design and schedule professional campaigns to target your new leads, lost sales, and loyal customers—then let Nutshell handle the sending with automations.

Want to see exactly how your marketing emails are impacting sales? Nutshell lets you see exactly who opened your emails, how many times, and what links they clicked—so you can reach out to effectively close more deals.

While Constant Contact offers a few CRM features with its Lead Gen & CRM product, it doesn’t provide complete sales integration like Nutshell Campaigns. And if you want to connect Constant Contact to a real CRM, you’ll need to add an integration.

Email drip sequences for all—so you can automate professional campaigns that drive sales

Nutshell Campaigns lets you create multi-email drip sequences that you can trigger to start sending to your audiences based on whatever criteria you choose, then stop sending when your recipient meets your goal.

So whether it’s a welcome email sequence, win-back campaign, or follow-up after event attendance, you never have to worry about whether your emails will reach subscribers at the right time.

Constant Contact, on the other hand, only lets customers on the Premium plan customize their automated email drips. Other customers have to use templates—or can only create one type of drip sequence.

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Contact management features—so you can grow relationships, not just audiences

Nutshell Campaigns makes contact management easy. Email reports provide critical insight into who’s received, opened, and clicked on your campaigns. And with advanced audience segmentation, you can create dynamic audiences based on any number of attributes, from contacts’ geographic location or purchase history to how long they’ve been a customer.

And when you want to get even more specific, you can go to your contact pages to see important information like an updated history of your relationship with them, which emails they’ve received and opened, and your saved notes about them—making it a breeze to keep up with their individual needs.

Constant Contact only lets you save basic information about your contacts, and you don’t get a complete timeline of your relationship. Plus, audience segmentation is only available to customers on their highest plans. So many customers are stuck with only the most basic contact management features.

Unlimited data storage—so you have all the important information for making data-driven decisions

With Nutshell Campaigns, all customers get unlimited data storage. You can save years of data about your customer relationships and create an unlimited number of email campaigns.

But Constant Contact only gives you a few gigabytes of data storage, depending on your plan. Ultimately, you’re limited in how many contacts you can have, how much data you can store, and how many email campaigns and templates you can save.

 

Advanced email marketing features—so you’re empowered with the tools you need

Nutshell Campaigns offers advanced features like A/B testing, email click notifications, and custom-coded email templates. You’ll be able to see which messaging resonates with your audience best, get notified when someone clicks on your links, and more.

And Constant Contact? A/B testing is limited, email click notifications aren’t an option, and you can’t custom-code your email templates to make them uniquely yours.

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Transparent pricing—so you always know what you’re paying for

Constant Contact’s pricing is based on number of contacts and email send limits, making it more difficult to determine which plan is best for you. And considering its lack of sales integration, advanced email marketing features, and email automation, it isn’t an affordable option for many businesses. Plus, Constant Contact charges overage fees for exceeding your contact limit, and they can add up fast.

Nutshell Campaigns offers simple pricing based on your number of contacts—that’s it. We never charge overage fees, and we aim to provide all the features your team needs for an affordable price—whether you’re paying for 100 contacts or 1 million.

Nutshell Campaigns vs. Constant Contact

Nutshell Campaigns vs the 3 tiers of Constant Contact (updated February 2024)

Nutshell Campaigns is an affordable and scalable option that includes all of our features, whether you’re paying for our minimum contact level ($5/mo for 100 contacts), our maximum contact level listed ($3,985/mo for 1 million contacts), anything in between or anything custom above 1 million.

See our full pricing and features here.

Plan We keep it simple with one plan. Constant Contact has 3 plans to sift through.
Starting price Nutshell’s pricing is based the number of marketing contacts you have—It’s that simple.
Overage costs Since Nutshell’s pricing is based on your total number of contacts, you can always calculate what your monthly costs are going to be. Constant Contact charges $.002 per email for exceeding your email send limit.
Contacts limit Some email providers will impose a limit of how many contacts you can have in your plan—Nutshell doesn’t. If you have more than 50,000 contacts, you have to contact Constant Contact for pricing.
Storage With Nutshell, you get unlimited contact and data storage—so you can make the most of your business relationships. Constant Contact has strict data storage limits for each of its plans.
Email send limit Most email marketing providers will have a limit on how many emails you can send through the platform over a month. For Nutshell, you can send 8 times as many emails than you have contacts. 500 contacts would mean a limit of 4,000 emails/month.
Seats How many logins your email marketing provider allows for in the plan. For Nutshell, there is no extra cost to grant someone in your CRM access to Nutshell Campaigns.
Free marketing seats Want to get more of your marketing team in your CRM and email marketing platform, but don’t want to pay for an entire CRM seat? If you have Nutshell Pro or above, you get three marketing-only seats in Nutshell—for absolutely free!
Sales integration Since Nutshell Campaigns works seamlessly with Nutshell, you can access all your contact, lead, and sales information from a single platform to see how your marketing efforts translate into sales. While Constant Contact offers a few CRM features on its Lead Gen & CRM product, it doesn’t provide complete sales integration like Nutshell.
Contact profiles With Nutshell Campaigns, you can keep track of basic information as well as see a history of your relationship with the contact and keep detailed notes on their profile. Constant Contact only lets you store basic information about your contacts.
Email drip sequences Nutshell Campaigns gives all customers the power to automate targeted, multi-email campaigns based on contacts’ behavior. Constant Contact reserves the ability to customize your drip sequences for Premium customers.
Email click notifications Nutshell Campaigns will alert you as soon as someone clicks on a link, giving you up-to-the-minute insights on who’s engaging with your emails. Customers on certain Constant Contact plans can receive regular email updates when contacts subscribe or unsubscribe, but that’s it.
Customizable web forms Nutshell lets you create customized web forms for any kind of conversion, from newsletter signups to contact forms and content downloads. Constant Contact customers can only create email signup forms.
A/B testing Nutshell Campaigns offers A/B testing, where you can test email subject lines, preview text, content, and design—plus control how Nutshell tests the success of your campaigns. In Constant Contact, you can only A/B test subject lines.
Audience segmentation Segmenting your audience is critical for targeting the right people with your messaging. Nutshell Campaigns provides advanced segmentation features. With Constant Contact, segmentation is only for higher-paying customers.
Custom-coded templates Feel comfortable coding your email and you like exact specifications? Then you want this feature.
No-code email builder If you’re not a designer or not comfortable with code, you need this feature from an email marketing platform.
Pre-built templates Use a pre-built template and swap in your company’s branding.
Sales Integration Since Nutshell Campaigns works seamlessly with Nutshell, you can access all your contact, lead, and sales information from a single platform to see how your marketing efforts translate into sales.
Landing pages The Nutshell Landing Pages add-on empowers your team to create custom landing pages to engage visitors and generate conversions. Plus, Landing Pages syncs with Nutshell Forms and Nutshell Scheduler, so you can seamlessly collect visitor information, schedule meetings, and access all that data from your CRM.
Tags You can use Tags to quickly group contacts together to create an Audience. An example would be if you wanted to reach out to everyone who attended a specific trade show. Add the tag “August 2023 Trade Show” and you can easily find every contact with that tag right in Nutshell.
AI writing assistant The ability to harness the power of AI to help you write your email content.
Email scheduling Allows you to choose a later time or date to send out a marketing email.
Top-tier deliverability Validates outbound email with DMARC, SPF, DKIM and other technologies to ensure they reach your audience.
Remove branding Some email providers will force you to add their logo to your emails unless you are over a certain monthly spend—not Nutshell Campaigns.
Reporting Most email marketing providers will offer reporting on deliverability, open rate, click rate and click tracking. Nutshell can also notify a specific team member in your CRM if a certain link is clicked!
Comparative reports These allow you to compare statistics from the same campaign over time. For Nutshell, we offer this type of reporting for your Newsletters.
Guides and tutorials Support articles and videos to help you set yourself up.
Email support Create a ticket through a support email.
Live chat support Speak to a real human during business hours.
Phone support Nutshell does offer free scheduled phone support to any customer on our Enterprise CRM tier.
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Why sales integration with your email marketing platform is important

Integrating your email marketing tool with your CRM unlocks even better marketing results. With all your CRM data at your fingertips, you can analyze your customers’ preferences, create email marketing audiences, and automate campaigns to reach your customers.

You can also track email engagement like opens, clicks, and conversions, giving you insight you can use to make a sale.

Finally, integrating your CRM with your email marketing platform allows you to segment your contacts based on factors like how long they’ve been a customer, purchase history, and demographics to send highly targeted emails that drive conversions.

Why email drip sequences are critical for effective email marketing

Automation is an email marketer’s best friend. When you can design and schedule emails to hit your contacts’ inboxes at just the right time, your marketing efforts are far more effective.

Email drip sequences are multi-email campaigns that you can design ahead of time and schedule to send at regular intervals. Nutshell Campaigns lets you choose the event that will trigger your sequence, set up goals for your contacts to meet, and automate a change in Nutshell once your goal is met.

Email drip sequences are ideal for nurturing current customers, onboarding new ones, or sending relevant content to your engaged leads to push them toward a sale.

Nutshell Campaigns: The best Constant Contact alternative

When it comes to sending well-crafted, persuasive messages to your contacts at the right time to turn subscribers into sales, Nutshell Campaigns is the email marketing tool your team needs.

With all-in-one email marketing and CRM functionality, an intuitive email builder, and advanced features like A/B testing and click notifications on every plan, Nutshell Campaigns can help your business level up its outreach and drive higher revenue.

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