Looking to switch from Active Campaign?
Here are 5 things to consider and see if BirdSend might be a better alternative for you.
1/ Active Campaign is a great generalist tool. It’s meant for everyone and anyone who wants to do email marketing.
BirdSend is only meant for online content creators and not suitable for everyone else.
Typically a tool that caters to everyone and anyone is cumbersome to set up and use because it’s bloated with all kinds of features that “cater for the masses”.
You can’t really fault the tool though. Since it’s serving everyone and anyone, the tool has to consider all kinds of use cases for all kinds of users and bake those into the product.
Because BirdSend focuses on such a hyper specific audience, we’re a no-frills platform. We don’t have bells and whistles (that an online content creator doesn’t need) that bloat up the platform.
The result: easy and super fast to set up email campaigns.
2/ Are you paying too much for Active Campaign?
Only you know the answer to that question.
This is what most marketers’ email workflow looks like (and most likely yours as well)...
Someone subscribes to your list.
You deliver the lead magnet.
Then you continue to nurture and build relationships with subscribers by dripping them emails over the next few days/weeks.
A few times a month, you send out broadcast emails.
Most likely… you also have some kind of automations going on.
Things like: when subscriber opens/clicks an email link → subscribe to sequence/drip campaign or tag them with X.
Or do not send this email if subscriber has already bought product A.
Or if subscriber has completed a sequence, subscribe to another sequence.
Or if subscriber has spent $500 → tag “VIP” and send a one-off email or subscribe to “VIP sequence” (or maybe your current email tool can’t even do this?)
Or if a subscriber lands on your thank you page, record a conversion and the conversion value (if your tool can't even do the above, let alone this).
That pretty much sums up your workflow, right?
You can do all of the above (and more) AND still be saving 3X to 5X in expenses every single month.
Multiply that by a year, 2 years, 3 years and beyond… and it adds up to a substantial amount.
If you save $50/month = you’d have saved $600 every year. Over 3 years, you’d have saved $1,800!
If you save $100/month = you’d have saved $1,200 every year. Over 3 years, you’d have saved $3,600!
If you save $200/month = you’d have saved $2,400 every year. Over 3 years, you’d have saved $7,200!
Imagine what you could do with that extra money you save?
Go to a seminar to upgrade your skills? Or maybe put the extra money to increase your ads budget? Heck, you could even pay for a new car deposit!
Or bringing in A players to become your team members? Or maybe go for a fun vacation with your family?
So how do you actually save 3X to 5X in expenses every single month?
By using BirdSend as your email marketing tool.
BirdSend can easily do all of the above, and more.
What “more” things are we talking about? Things like:
- Know your top 20% performing emails that actually convert into cash, so you can write similar more profit-pulling emails... instead of wasting yet more time writing dud emails that don't sell.
- Identify your VIP contacts (based on who spend the most money with you, NOT based on email opens or clicks)... so you can spend more time on them, treat them better, and ultimately increase your earnings.
- Discover how much each of your contact is worth on average... so you can acquire more contacts at will, via ads (e.g. on average each contact is worth $100; as long as you acquire them for less, you're in profit).
- Instantly send unlimited drip/sequence emails + one-time broadcasts to specific segments of your subscribers, or to all of them — to inform about your latest online course, webinar, blog post, newsletter, workshop, special offers, etc... all with a few clicks of a button.
As you can see, BirdSend is more than just an email marketing tool. BirdSend is also a “tracking” tool that tracks your email revenue out of the box -- without any 3rd party tools.
Here’s a price comparison of Active Campaign vs BirdSend:
Active Campaign (Lite)
* Price accurate at the time of making this table. If you know a particular service has updated their prices, please contact us and we'll update accordingly.
Switched from ActiveCampaign to BirdSend -- similar open rates but save A LOT of money each month!
Moving to BirdSend from ActiveCampaign has been a great switch for my business. Not only am I saving a lot of money each month, but the average open rates I get from BirdSend were similar to ActiveCampaign.
I love how uncluttered and easy the interface is. Plus, any time I've had questions they have been answered thoroughly and quickly.
BirdSend has the best customer service I've ever experienced!
Switched from GetResponse & ActiveCampaign
Before BirdSend I've used GetResponse and Active Campaign.
When GetResponse performance (open rates) dropped significantly in early 2018, I have no choice but to leave them.
I've also tried Active Campaign — the open rates were good but their fees were pricey.
I then gave BirdSend a try. They also have good open rates. But not only that, the experience using the platform is extremely pleasant — they have a really modern and fast-loading user interface, making it very quick and easy to set up campaigns.
Digital Product Creator
More detailed comparison?
If you're looking for a more detailed side-by-side comparison of email marketing tools, click here for the detailed comparison chart
As you can see, with BirdSend you'll save 3X to 5X in expenses every single month! It is the most affordable option.
You might be thinking:
"Won't this attract low quality spammers?"
We have a strict compliance process to weed out the bad eggs, so that only legit users can use our system. In fact, our compliance team has turned down numerous applications because they were not meeting the quality standard we're looking for.
“Well a tool that’s much more affordable usually sacrifices on quality.”
The reason why it’s so affordable right now is because BirdSend is not as well known as the other tools yet. Let’s just say we got to the “email marketing party” late. We’re the newcomer.
Because we're the newcomer, we're very prepared to work harder (heck, we even expect it) than our competitors to win your trust now and in the future -- as we strive to become the #1 email marketing tool for Online Content Creators.
FREE MIGRATION SERVICE INCLUDED
That's why we even provide a FREE migration service to move everything (subscribers, sequences, emails, automations, forms, etc.) from your current email tool to BirdSend, so that it's hassle-free for you and saves you tons of time.
3/ Active Campaign is an all-in-one tool
It’s trying to do things from email marketing, to sales CRM, to chat/support for customer service.
As you probably already know, a Jack of all trades is a master of none.
Moreover when you include too many features and functionalities, it becomes harder to use and there’s a high chance that you become overwhelmed with the endless different menus and options available for you to choose.
Plus the tool becomes more buggy and “heavier” compared to a tool with a single focus.
BirdSend is only focused on email marketing and nothing else. For other use cases and needs outside of email marketing, BirdSend integrates with other tools that are experts in their respective domains.
"They have the best support team I've ever come across bar none"
I was unsure about switching from my previous email service provider to BirdSend, but after some contemplation, I made the switch. My only complaint is that I wish I would have done it sooner.
The support is outstanding and the service itself is worth its weight in gold. I would highly recommend this ESP to any online business owner.
The process of moving from my previous email service provider to BirdSend was seamless. I didn't lose any subscribers and they offered to switch over all my forms for me. As with anything, there was a bit of a learning curve at the beginning, but it is very easy to use and straightforward.
The value you get for the price is absolutely incredible and they have the best support team I've ever come across bar none.
Intentional Living Expert
"Easy to use and better open rates!"
Overall, I am extremely happy with the software, the pricing and also with the customer service.
The team has been very helpful in explaining things and answering my questions.
I have also seen a better open rate than I had in the past.
I especially love how easy it is to use. I used to be on Mailchimp and found it to not always be user friendly. I also like the look of the finished emails as opposed to what they looked like on Mailchimp.
4/ Resending to unopens is inconvenient
We all have a finite amount of time.
Hence we use tools to help us in our business (and everyday life).
One of the fastest and easiest ways to “get more bang for your effort” is to resend the same email (but with a different subject line) to people who didn’t open the original email.
Why so? Because the subject line is one of the few important things people look at before deciding to open your emails or not. So you can simply change the subject of the email and resend it, and you’ll get more opens and clicks.
In Active Campaign, you have the ability to resend to unopens, but there are 2 flaws:
1/ You can only resend emails to unopens MANUALLY
This means that after your email has been sent, you need to MANUALLY login to your account and resend.
If you’re planning to go for a vacation and leave your laptop behind (which is what you should do), you cannot because there isn’t a way to set up the resend BEFOREHAND when you’re writing the email.
2/ You can only resend emails IMMEDIATELY at the time when you’re in your account
There isn’t a way to schedule the resend at a specific date and time. You have no choice but to send it immediately.
Using the same vacation example… it’s night time and you’re about to hit the road. Based on past broadcasts, you know that you get the best open rates when you send emails in the morning. But you don’t have access to the internet until tomorrow night.
Because there isn’t a way to schedule the resend, you bite the bullet and resend the email now (night time)... leading you to get less-than-desirable results.
In BirdSend, resending takes only 1-click and you can set it up BEFOREHAND when you’re writing the email. Plus you can also reschedule the resend at whichever date and time you choose. It’s a “set it and forget it” system.
5/ Sales & Revenue tracking is flawed
Most email marketing platforms place a heavy focus on email open and click rates.
BirdSend places a heavy focus on sales and revenue tracking, while still tracking email open and click rates. The purpose of a business is to generate revenue and profits, not to get email opens or clicks.
Open and email clicks are vanity metrics that make you feel good but don’t put money directly into your bank account. You can’t go to the bank and tell the cashier “I’d like cash in my opens and clicks”, can you?
Revenue and profits put money into your bank account plus they make you feel good too.
Active Campaign does allow you to track sales and revenue. However there are 3 limitation:
1/ It’s only available on the much more expensive “Plus” plan and above.
You’ve already seen how much more expensive Active Campaign’s lowest plan “Lite” is compared to BirdSend.
With the “Plus” plan, the pricing difference gets even bigger:
Active Campaign (Plus)
2/ Revenue tracking is only available for BigCommerce, Square, Shopify, and WooCommerce.
If you use any other platform (which most likely you are because you’re a content creator and not an ecommerce brand), you’re not able to track sales and revenue.
3/ No Lifetime Value (LTV) and Average Lifetime Value (ALTV) reports
Even if you use one of the aforementioned platforms, Active Campaign does not report back to you the LTV and ALTV of your CONTACTS.
It only reports back the total REVENUE, not the LTV of EACH CONTACT and ALTV of your CONTACTS.
With BirdSend, every single email you send is tracked and attributable to a monetary value that can be measured. You can even filter the results (sales & revenue) based on a certain tag (e.g. a Facebook ad campaign that gives away your free book, or an Adwords campaign that advertises your free strategy session).
In addition, BirdSend automatically calculates the LTV and ALTV of your CONTACTS based on any specific tag or sequence or broadcast you want (like those mentioned above, for example).
You’ll be able to easily know which traffic source and campaigns are winners and which are failures. You can then double down on what’s working (to generate even more sales) and discard those that fail (cut loss).
Plus you’ll also know which subscribers are spending the most money in your business. (Hint: treat these people better and you’ll get even more sales).
Above are the 5 things you should consider when deciding whether BirdSend might be a better choice for your needs.
If you're ready to give BirdSend a risk-free try, we also provide...
FREE MIGRATION SERVICE INCLUDED
We even provide a FREE migration service to move everything (subscribers, sequences, emails, automations, forms, etc.) from your current email tool to BirdSend, so that it's hassle-free for you and saves you tons of time.
Switched from ActiveCampaign. Outstanding service from a growing platform!
Excellent service, good commitment to deliverability.
I love the outstanding customer service, the user interface (so attractive and speedy), and the part where they completely moved me from my old email service provider!
A very streamlined platform — does a handful of things really really well!
Digital Marketing Consultant
BirdSend Has Helped Me Grow My Email List!
BirdSend has been great!
My subscriber list has increased a lot and people are responding to my emails well. My open rate has gone up a lot and I get a definite increase in my traffic when an email goes out.
I like how easy BirdSend is to use. The import, setup of broadcasts and funnels, and pop-up have been very straight forward to use.
If I have questions, I always get a prompt answer and followup.
I love that a pop-up is included. That has increased my subscribers the most. I'm not a fan of pop-ups but this one is working well.
Setting up my weekly broadcasts and a sign-up series was simple and has been very effective for my list. The dashboard is straight forward, which I like!
I'm not very tech-savvy so I like the basics and ease which BirdSend provides both!
I'm happy with what it has done for my business and the price is great!
Crafting & DIY Projects Expert
Customer service is BANG ON and incredibly responsive, plus the team listens to customers' suggestions
and is constantly improving the platform!
"WOWed by the attention to service"
Welly and his team have been amazing in getting me switched over.
The support team quickly responds to issues and helps me figure out what I need to do.
The pricing for BirdSend can't be beat. I was shocked by the price and then wowed by the attention to service.
We also offer a 30 days Money Back Guarantee. If you’re not satisfied for whatever reason (e.g. you just can't stand my face), we’ll cancel your free trial. Even if you go past the trial, we’ll refund every penny of your purchase.
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