What is the best email marketing tool?
I have explored Constant Contact and iContact a little and both are decent, though also have their limitations. What do others recommend (something not too pricey)?
Give Optyn a try. It is really streamlined and quick to use. Less than 2 minutes to send out a campaign. It is really ideal for small-mid size businesses.
I have aweber (because a business partner insists on it for our sfm business which I find clunky to use but does do the job but my first choice is always Mailchimp - although it can get upset if you start having a clearout of people with deliberate emails getting those procrastinators to unsubscribe.. then a nicely worded soryy and a few hoops and you get it back..
While we do not use bulk mail, we use Mail Chimp's Mandrill product to track transactional email and have been very happy with the results.
I didn't like using iContact. Constant Contact, with all its limitations is A+ on customer support and quite affordable. Just watch the cost escalate when you add the modules (including the image library) beyond "plain" email marketing.
It really does depend on your goals and your requirements, but I echo many people's comments. MailChimp is great and definitely worth considering.
It depends on your requirement. Did you try interspire? How many contacts do you have?
I have used over a dozen of these over the past 10 years and found MailChimp to be the clear winner. In ease, features, staying updated with the market needs and customer service. Although I do find that they are slightly higher priced than most (my list is 100k+).
What are you trying to accomplish with your email marketing?