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GetResponse Vs iContact – Trophy goes to GetResponse

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The world has become very competitive; as a result of which the first to be recognized in any business tops the charts in the marketing space.

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Fortunately Email Marketing has created a new trend in reaching to your audience. The concept of email marketing has been integrated into every marketing strategy to succeed no matter the type of business.

As always there has never been a one-size fits all solution. Over the years, the internet marketing space has seen several email marketing tools. Finding the right software depends entirely on your need.

GetResponse and iContact are the two names that show up on any search for the world’s easiest or simplified email marketing service provider. The features comparison of both service are listed below:


iContact GetResponse
iContact has different tools for improved message building. The ‘List Booster Feature’ in GetResponse allows importing of emails in 16 different ways. The inbox preview option enables you to preview emails before finalizing.
iContact has efficient email delivery rate. The Time Travel feature sends emails according to the optimal times at subscribers’ location.
iContact offers better and improved tracking. The Autoresponder 2.0 of GetResponse enables you to send time and event based emails to stay connected with your subscribers.
Unlimited emails can be sent to your subscribers on monthly basis. GetResponse offers free trial for 30 days. Plan starts with $15 and offers 1000 emails.
The message builder tool in the service enables its users to build their own message using drag and drop option. Some advanced users also use HTML for sending any message. Unique and impressive emails can be created using the hundreds of template designs along with 1000 stock images available. It also allows to edit emails simply by using their ‘drag and drop’ option and allows you to add images to it, before sending.
Number of tracking tools enables viewing, clicking, trending and helps you to unsubscribe any user in an important report. GetResponse minimized the chances of error, because it enables you to preview emails before sending – helps to maintain your reputation among the subscribers with no or zero error.
98% delivery rate. It offers a delivery rate of 99%. (Highest of any auto responder so far).
Offers iPhone as well as Android apps. App center allows you to connect with hundreds of apps and software’s including PayPal, Joomla, Google Analytics, Shopify and some others.

iContact Pricing Review:


GetResponse Pricing Review:


Considering the odds, both email marketing services are good. But based on some of the reviews and comparison in this post; the trophy goes to GetResponse.

GetResponse the underdogs of the email marketing space have built and exceptional email marketing service that benefits all small to medium sized businesses. Being young in the business as they are, GetResponse may not have an audience as Aweber or the stronghold of Mailchimp but they have grown to be recognized for the best overall service.

Factors that separates GetResponse from its Competion:

  • Over 500 professionally designed newsletter templates
  • Templates optimized for mobile platforms straight off the shelf.
  • Amazing autoresponders and automation tools
  • Costs only a fraction of what most marketing automation services charge
  • Extremely intuitive A/B testing functionality
  • Time travel feature – to set a universal time for the email campaign to reach your recipient’s inboxes.

More Easy & Smart iContact Features:

iContact features are some things unique from other email marketing service providers. Such features are listed below.


  • Email marketing campaigns
  • Custom fields for your forms
  • List Segments
  • Contact lists
  • Email autoresponders to send out emails on a specific schedule
  • Surveys
  • Social Media functionality
  • Viewing your results/reports
  • Integrating iContact with SalesForce or iPhone

8 Things iContact Pro Empowers You To Do:


More Easy & Smart GetResonse Features:

There are lot of easy & smart GetResponse features, but some powerful features are in list, again GetResponse playing a major role in the features list with huge number of different unique & stand alone features.


  • 500+ web form templates in various categories
  • 100+ mobile-ready landing page templates
  • Responsive Email Design
  • A/B Testing
  • Autoresponders 2.0
  • Email Creator
  • Email Intelligence
  • List Booster
  • Inbox Preview

GetResponse Powerful tools for success and ease of use:


In Conclusion:

GetResponse Vs iContact – The Trophy goes to GetResponse with based on online positive reviews & features, prices from over the post.

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Karthik Linga is working as a Digital Marketing Specialist for past 6+ years and contributes as a part-time blogger by learning newer tactics from the experts everywhere. During his free time, he likes to share some of the mind techniques that help sharpen mental processing and arithmetic calculations.

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One Comment

  1. Jared

    November 20, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    I’m not surprised that GetResponse won this comparison.


  2. Anonymous

    February 28, 2016 at 4:49 pm

    Visitor Rating: 3 Stars


  3. Anonymous

    March 16, 2016 at 9:41 am

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