When I started my business in 2009, I signed up with Constant Contact to be my email solution provider. I had checked out MailChimp, but wasn’t impressed with their interface. It seemed too complicated to create an email campaign. It would have been cheaper to use – you can send 12,000 emails to 2,000 subscribers for FREE! But I decided to pay for Constant Contact. (Their prices start at $15 for 0-500 contacts, $30 for 501-2500 contacts. You can save 10% if you prepay for 6 months, 15% for 1 year.)
I’ve been a satisfied customer ever since and even signed up to be a Constant Contact partner. I was able to defray the cost of the email marketing service by signing up my clients. Over the last few years, Constant Contact has improved their services – especially in the realm of integrating social media. But they’ve also added other products like event planning, social campaigns, offers (like Groupon deals) and surveys.