dotmailer Software


 

Dotmailer is a Web-based email marketing solution designed for medium and large enterprise customers that offers email design, scheduling and campaign analytics within a suite.

This solution offers easy contact management functionality that allows users to import, add and manage contacts and target them appropriately in email campaigns. Users can automate the process of email delivery using the email scheduler functionality of the software.

Dotmailer also allows users to create customized automation programs for lifecycle marketing, multichannel marketing and repeat purchase targeting.

A key feature of Dotmailer is the split testing module, which allows users to compare and arrive at the most responsive email campaign strategies by performing and tracking multiple trial campaigns.

With the help of customized reports and dashboards to measure the key campaign metrics, users gain a complete view of their email marketing strategy and are better able to make decisions for improving their campaign conversion rates.

 

dotmailer - Life cycle marketing
 
  • dotmailer - Life cycle marketing
    Life cycle marketing
  • dotmailer - Campaign content
    Campaign content
  • dotmailer - Program builder
    Program builder
  • dotmailer - Salesforce CRM integration
    Salesforce CRM integration
  • dotmailer - Split test campaigns
    Split test campaigns
  • dotmailer - Import contacts
    Import contacts
Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS, Linux, HP-UX, AIX, Solaris, Unix, IBM OS/400, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows 10

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Jennifer from International House of Prayer Kansas City
Specialty: Non-Profit
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

August 2017

August 2017

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The Dotmailer software was a huge step forward for our organization. We were able to build more attractive emails with higher open rates, quite easily. I love the Easy Editor and Templates, and the ability to adjust HTML code if needed.

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My least favorite part of Dotmailer is the lack of functionality when creating programs-- choosing a program start condition could be easier.

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Christina from WireCo World Group

February 2018

February 2018

I chose Dotmailer for our company to replace our integration with Constant Contact.

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What I like most about this software is the templates and options for testing them between different customers.

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We've had issues with our connector to Salesforce nearly once a month since getting started. Each time, we have to go through the same support process. I wish we could just get this fixed for good. We also have issues with Finance receiving our emailed invoices.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Rustan from SeaBear Wild Salmon

February 2018

February 2018

We love Dotmailer. It's easy to use, cost-effective, and has the features that benefit our company.

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List segmentation and data gathering make it easy for us to target the people who are most likely to buy. The development team works hard to continuously improve the platform, so there are lots of new features with each release, so it feels like it's never getting stagnant or underperforming from other platforms on the market.

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My only disappointment was in onboarding we weren't brought up to speed on best practices in "warming up" our list, so we destroyed our sender reputation, had to start over, and still probably didn't do it quite right. Intense training upfront on this subject would be most helpful to new users.

Review Source: Capterra
 

John from Rainbow Treecare Scientific Advancements
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

February 2018

February 2018

We have used several other email marketing platforms, and Dotmailer is my favorite

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Ease of use, drag and drop editor makes it easy for non-technical people to compose messages. Integration with CRM and Magento are a perfect fit for our needs.

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The only thing I can think of is not being able to specify mobile preview text where you specify the subject line. It used the first line of text from the email.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Jennifer from International House of Prayer Kansas City
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

February 2018

February 2018

As a new user of the Dotmailer software, I quickly found that it is user-friendly and robust .

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I was quickly able to build my skill in creation of emails, reach a wider audience, and push relevant content to the email list.

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I enjoy the drag-and-drop campaign builder and segmentation that are offered, I find that our organization can go back regularly to templates and rebuild similarly styled emails. I also find that Dotmailer helps us reach our audience in the most sophisticated way through Programs that are uniquely tailored to the email subscriber.

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I would like for there to be a few tweaks to the address book and segment functionality. I feel in some ways the system requires you to choose one or the other, when I'd like to be able to use a segment vs. an address book. I also would like it to be easier to select campaigns in the segment builder-- i.e. pin selected campaigns at the top.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Chris from Enviro Safety Products
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

February 2018

February 2018

Excellent group of features and tools with this product

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We significantly increased our access to features and tools when we went from an entry-level email marketing software to Dotmailer

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We really appreciate the integration with Magento b/c we are able to easily setup data feeds and survey forms

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Its a little challenging to setup Drip Campaigns which would dramatically improve the relevance of our email marketing

Review Source: Capterra
 

Carly from SeaBear Company

February 2018

February 2018

Easy to Use Editor, Endless Custom Targeting Options

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I love the Easy Editor. That is where I work the most creating the visual aspects of the campaign so this is really important to me. Moving things around is very intuitive and yet allows for complex designs. I love that I can create personal building blocks, so that I can duplicate a design from one campaign to the next without having to redo everything. It makes your own content reusable.

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The revenue reporting is buried in the reports. In other email software, it's right up there with opens, clicks, etc. At the end of the day, it doesn't matter how many people opened my email if I can't see how much revenue the campaign made. Other email software shows revenue much better.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Jeff from Greenworks Tools

February 2018

February 2018

A great tool that's simplified my life as a digital marketing professional.

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The user interface is simple to use and offers a great user experience when building email campaigns. The tools provided to build email campaigns make those of us without a design background look like a genius. The drag and drop features make building custom templates a breeze. The simplicity of the interface shouldn't distract from the powerful software that allows for automation email programs.

The customer service is second to none. A top notch support team quickly identifies and resolves any issues. Our customer success manager analyzes our campaigns and provides helpful insights to make each one more effective.

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Until the recent upgrade, the reporting feature left room for improvement. The new version of reporting has a better interface and more robust features and better analytics.

Review Source: Capterra
 

mark from Deborah Lippmann

February 2018

February 2018

good platform features, good value

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Dotmailer features are very competitive and their pricing model is better than those in the competitive landscape.

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The training videos could be better. Platform enhancements often occur without notification or detailed instruction. Support is good.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Genevieve from Advanced Medical Education
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

February 2018

February 2018

I really enjoy dotmailer overall

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The benefits are the ease of creating templates for emails, the reporting supplied, and the customer support has proved very helpful.

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The ease of use, specifically working with the toolbox. It has made creating email templates much easier than other software we have worked with. In addition, the customer support is very helpful.

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If anything, I suppose I would like even more flexibility in using the toolbox and dotmailer templates.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Sean from PBP

February 2018

February 2018

Very pleasent

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easy to use email design feature. I can design and personalize my emails without the support of a creative department.

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testing features. I would like to perform a 50/50 split on the entire mailing effort. Dotmailer only has an A/B test split up to a certain percentage, then the winning effort is sent to remainder of list. I know there are ways around this but they are not convenient. Give an option to split 100% of the entire list.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Justin from TDot Performance

February 2018

February 2018

It's been good so far. Dotmailer has been able to fulfill our need.

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It's easy to set up campaigns. Even for someone with minimal coding knowledge. The platform has some flexibility so we can get creative to fulfill certain actions that would not have been possible on another platform.

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Just the email send limitation. It's a bit of a nuisance to keep track of the number of emails we send out and increasing our limit is very costly.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Mike from SeaBear

February 2018

February 2018

We use it for our current campaigns and we enjoy it

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The UI is responsive, effective and looks great. The site gives good interaction feedback so we know where issues with campains might exist.

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The cost seems a bit high, but well within reason, and comparable to bronto in almost every way. Add a bit more value for cost and you¿d beat out bronto all day.

Review Source: Capterra
 


February 2018

February 2018

Overall Dotmailer is an extremely user friendly platform. It also helps that their team is helpful!

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The Marketing Automation program has been amazing in building our email subscriber list over the past year!

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The drag and drop ability. and the analytics dashboard. Those two features make building emails and analyzing data super easy.

Cons

I wish we had the ability to add multiple links to one image. Being that I work for a makeup company, we push images of models wearing makeup. It would be nice if I could have the lips of the model link to lipsticks and the brows to push to our eyebrow products etc.

Review Source: Capterra
 


February 2018

February 2018

DotMailer gives you a lot of bang for your buck. Easy to setup campaigns and in depth reporting.

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Ease of use and how helpful DotMailer account reps are to share best practices and offer suggestions for improvement

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The way it ranks your sending score and moves your sending reputation to different deliverability buckets

Review Source: Capterra
 

paul from structube
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

February 2018

February 2018

it's ok

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It has most of the features we want. We just need to figure out how to use them all effectively.

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It's quite complex and hard to use. The UI is outdated UI and not user friendly. Pricing is quite high as well.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Tracy from Highland Ventures Ltd
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

February 2018

February 2018

Overall my experience has been positive. The customer service is excellent.

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It gives us some flexibility and convenience to send out our email campaigns. Also the documentation is great.

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Customer service is outstanding. Any time we've had an issue or question, we received a prompt and thorough response. It's also one of the most robust email platforms we've ever used. The email templates are also very helpful.

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The surveys and forms are a bit limiting in functionality right now. We were trying to include a pop up on our website to encourage email sign ups but we were extremely limited in our ability to customize it to make it match our brand standards.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Ryan from Kiff Enterprises
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

February 2018

February 2018

Cheapest out there, with slightly less features. Best bang for your buck.

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This software saved us lots of money per month. It did require work and customizing, but the documentation allowed for me to easily integrate.

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The Open API & Documentation makes syncing super easy, especially since we use a small CMS for our websites. Creating your own data contact fields makes customizing extremely easy.

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I've been confused looking at the segments of our customers. The dropdown is narrow and hard to find. Sometimes I can't find what I'm looking for because it's hidden in a subfolder.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Audra from WireCo WorldGroup

February 2018

February 2018

For the most part all has gone well although billing has been a HUGE problem.

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Our benefit is that it integrates with SalesForce so we are able to constantly update our contacts.

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I like the ease of building emails and the tutorials are very helpful. I also like the integration with SalesForce when it works.

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We have issues being able to preview or use jpg images with dotmailer. As long as I upload png files, it works fine. No one is able to figure out why. I also don't like that there isn't a document library that you can get to without going through a link. I would be able to organize my documents much better if we could get to it like we can the image library.

Review Source: Capterra
 


February 2018

February 2018

Competitive pricing, flexible API works with our custom CRM, responsive customer support

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Much better email personalization.

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Includes most features competitors offer but at a lower cost. GUI is straightforward and easy to learn. Good API support that works with our custom CRM. Customer support replies quickly and always seems knowledgeable. Online knowledgebase is comprehensive. Campaign reporting was recently improved.

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WYSIWYG email editor is sometimes cumbersome to use. Tracking sales results requires linking the account to Google Analytics, would prefer something built-in. Servers based in the UK caused some timestamp issues for our US-based business.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Michael from Spark
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

February 2018

February 2018

Robust email marketing offering with a good Salesforce integration. But some setup can be confusing.

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I like the ability to link directly to a Salesforce campaign to track my recipients. Email design and build is intuitive.

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The setup of new users and connection to their Salesforce account is a cryptic set of steps that is often frustrating. Also, the amount of Email Sent Summaries data dumped into Salesforce is enormous and there is no way to manage it.

Review Source: Capterra