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What’s the Best Email Autoresponder – GetResponse Review

Best Email Autoresponder - GetResponse Review“What’s the Best Email Autoresponder?”

I wish I had a dime for every new blogger who has asked me that.

And I have no hesitation to tell them to get started with GetResponse.

Is it the best email autoresponder?

Well, truthfully, I haven’t used a lot of them.

GetResponse was the one I started with, and it’s the one I’ve stuck with ever since I started blogging.

So I am obviously very happy with it.

Happy enough that I haven’t felt the need to use any others.

I have played around with a few because they made such great promises that I thought…

“wow, I should give that a try.”

So I ran them parallel to GetResponse.

But I dropped them after a short time because they just didn’t measure up.

I know GetResponse prides itself on many things, but these are the two things I’ve been most impressed with.

GetResponse is So Easy to Use

Sometimes, clients come to me with other email autoresponders they are already using.

So I’ve had to help with constructing things like an email marketing campaign, or a follow-up sequence for a product or service they offer.

So they give me access to their autoresponders.

And, believe me, they are so non-intuitive and complicated that I’ve had to ask them to please switch to GetResponse.

Now, I always feel a little funny doing that because I am a GetResponse affiliate.

But, at the risk of looking like I’m hawking my affiliate programs, I tell them anyway, for your own good… make the switch.

I’ve never had anyone who took that advice tell me they were disappointed.

In fact, they are usually pleasantly surprised.

That’s because they had been struggling to try to figure out how to do the simplest things with their autoresponder.

So I simply offer them this tool to make their lives easier.

I mean, there’s enough techie stuff to navigate through with running a blog or online business.

So why complicate things even more?  Here’s David Merrill in this short video to show you how simple it can be.

Opt-in forms

Something as simple as grabbing the code to putting an opt-in form on their site could cause people nightmares.

When I work with these folks, I tell them to start using GetResponse because it’s just so easy.

Just copy and paste, and if that’s too weird for you… add the GetResponse plugin to your WordPress site.

It’s a snap!

Setting up email sequences

The main thing you need an email autoresponder for is to set up automatic emails, of course.

You can refer to My 3-Step Email Marketing Strategy for more information about putting together a killer email marketing campaign.

One of the key components of a great campaign is your automatic email flow.

Now, that should be a simple thing to set up, right?

I mean, that’s one of the main things than an email autoresponder does.

But I have to say that many systems make it very complicated.

It takes so long to set up your emails to begin with.

Then, if you want to duplicate a sequence for another campaign, you have to copy and paste one email at a time.

Then, each time you do that, you have to go back to insert hyperlinks, add images, signatures and other routine things that are part of every email message.

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But with GetResponse, all you have to do is copy an entire “campaign” (an email sequence) over to another campaign.

I had David demonstrate this for you in the quick little video above.

So if you want to copy a whole bunch of emails, you don’t need to do tedious copy and paste forever.

It’s all set up and done with just one click!


Believe me, this saves you so, so much time and effort.

You want simplicity from your email autoresponder, and that’s what you get with GetResponse.



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GetResponse Gives You Fast, Human Help

Did you ever try to get help from just about any web service?

I don’t know about you, but it drives me totally crazy.

You don’t usually get to call customer service on the phone.

Instead, you’ve got to email them on some support site.

Then you get an automated email message like this:

“We got your request for help. Your business is important to us. So we will have somebody get back to you as soon as possible. You should have a response in 24 to 72 hours.”

So you wait a few days.

You keep checking your email in case you miss their response.

Which you very well may.

When they do finally get back to you, you might get a message like “just go to this link and it should answer your question.”


How helpful is that?

I think it’s all designed to discourage you from using support.

If they make it really difficult, and then you get nowhere… how likely are you to keep asking for help?

But I digress.

So now you have to email back and say…

“I already saw that link and it didn’t answer my question.

That’s why I emailed for support to begin with.” (duhh)

And then they finally get back and say…

“oh well, why don’t you just try this or that.”

And on and on it goes until maybe… you finally get an answer put together after a week or so.


Or you’ll get discouraged and decide it’s just all too difficult.

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So here’s what’s so great about GetResponse

If you have a problem they have a 24/7 Chat Line available.

You can just go on chat and talk to the rep about your problem.

That way you can get an answer right then and there.

But let’s say that your issue is not so easy to put into a chat box.

Maybe you have to discuss something in detail, or explain how something works or doesn’t work.

And you really just need a human being to help you with it.

So you call the 800 support line.

That’s right.

You can actually call GetResponse and get to speak to a live support representative on the phone.

In my experience, the wait time for this is not 12 to 18 minutes, but typically under 60 seconds.

And then you get to have a back-and-forth discussion.

A real live person not only helps you, but they’re willing to give you some ideas of how to do things that you might not have even thought about.

This goes way beyond mere customer service or technical support.

It can help you set up and maintain your entire email marketing strategy.

If you’ve got the questions, trust me… they’ve got the answers.

I don’t think I’ve ever worked with a company that was as helpful.

This is one of the very big reasons why I first started using GetResponse.

And it’s why I haven’t stopped.

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I hope this information gives you an idea of what to look for in an autoresponder,

Especially if you’ve been wondering “What’s the Best Email Autoresponder?”

So drop me a comment, and tell me what you think.

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Donna Merrill
Donna is a well known blogger and creator of "Blogging Magic" - an intensive guide to blogging. "Blogging Magic" is for beginners who are trying to figure out how to bring their blogs to life with tons of visits, comments and social media interaction. It's even for advanced bloggers looking to reach new levels of authority and engagement with their audience.

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16 Responses to What’s the Best Email Autoresponder – GetResponse Review

  1. Amit Shee October 28, 2018 at 1:32 pm #

    Hello Donna,

    Awesome review. Getresponse is one of the best email service provider. It has many excellent tools to improve your email marketing campaigns and collect leads from your website or blog. Their support is also outstanding and user-friendly. Thanks again for writing this review.


  2. Jitendra Vaswani
    October 15, 2018 at 10:43 pm #

    Hi Donna,

    GetResponse is really making life simpler of bloggers and marketers out there. The best and reliable email marketing app I have seen ever. By the way, the review was awesome.


  3. Sathish Arumugam
    October 11, 2018 at 5:46 am #

    Getresponse is primarily an email marketing app that allow to import or host a mailing list and capture data on to it. It will automate the email to the subscriber via the use of autoresponders view and analyze related to email marketing campaign. It’s really a solid marketing automation platform for 5000 subscribers and added up with webinars features and unlimited landing pages.
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  4. Emenike Emmanuel
    October 8, 2018 at 7:03 pm #

    You’ve got an awesome review of GetResponse here.

    Nothing excites me most about a company like their willingness to attend to their users via their support platform, especially chat support.

    Prompt response increases the confidence you have in a product.

    Thank you so much for sharing your review about GR.

    Have you used ActiveCampaign? I need to know so much about them.


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  5. Praveen Verma
    October 5, 2018 at 4:25 am #

    I always find your blog posts helpful and this time you have come with a great review of an email autoresponder software “GetResponse”. Bloggers and internet marketers get tons of emails every day and it will be nearly impossible for a human being to answer all of them. Choosing one of the best email autoresponder will be a great idea.

    It sounds great that getresponse email autoresponder comes with 24/7 customer support and this is really going to be helpful for many. These kind of tools helps a lot in collaborating and stabilizing healthy relationships with our potential customers in an easier way.

    Thanks for sharing this post with us.

    Best wishes,
    Praveen Verma
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    • Donna Merrill October 8, 2018 at 3:29 pm #

      Hi Praveen

      There is no better way than email marketing to build those healthy (and fruitful) relationships with our potential clients and customers than.

      But, as you say, it’s virtually impossible to stay on top of it without using an automated email system… an email autoresponder.

      GetResponse is as good as it gets, and it’s even priced pretty much the same as it’s competitors, even though it’s way better in my estimation.

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  6. Pijush Dey October 5, 2018 at 4:01 am #

    Hello Donna,

    Thanks for this value able post. Every email marketer needs to know this about email responder.
    Keep up the good work.

  7. Cori Ramos
    October 4, 2018 at 1:55 pm #

    Hi Donna,

    Thanks for this great review. I’ve never tried GetResponse. I started with Mailchimp then moved on to ConvertKit.

    I’m like you, I prefer to talk to a human when I need help instead sending an email. I get frustrated waiting days for a response too. It’s good to know GR has an 800 number we can call. I’m definitely going to keep that in mind.

    Hope all is well Donna. 🙂

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    • Donna Merrill October 8, 2018 at 3:02 pm #

      Hi Cori

      Yea, it’s really nice to have that human help.

      I mean, your email campaigns are really important to building your business.

      There’s really no better way to monetize your blog than via email marketing campaigns.

      But things go wrong from time to time, and you really want the help when you need it… not when it gets around to it.

      Besides, I’ve found GetResponse reps to be really helpful in giving me, not just help, but great advice on how to get better open and click-through rates.

      And if people aren’t opening your emails, or clicking onto your offer links, then your campaigns won’t be helping you a whole lot, eh?

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  8. Vishwajeet Kumar
    October 4, 2018 at 1:42 am #

    Hello Donna,

    Awesome review. Getresponse is one of the best email service provider. It has many awesome tools to improve your email marketing campaigns and collect leads from your website or blog. Their support is also very good and user-friendly. Thanks again for writing this review.

    Have a Great day 🙂

    • Donna Merrill October 8, 2018 at 2:14 pm #

      Hi Vishwajeet

      “User-friendly”… you said it.

      I should have used that phrase but you’ve done it for me, so thank you 🙂

      And yes, too, it’s a really great tool for building your list (collecting leads) from your blog.

      So those are 2 important points you’ve made, my friend.

      Thanks again.

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  9. Gaurav Kumar
    October 4, 2018 at 1:37 am #

    Hi Donna, When it comes to choose the best email marketing tool, lot of options are already there. It is not easy to settle with one. I have used active campaign, getresponse, aweber, mailchimp etc. There is no doubt that Getresponse is a great autoresponsder tool but the same time I always like to mention Active Campaign as the best competitor.


    • Donna Merrill October 8, 2018 at 2:11 pm #

      Hi Gaurav

      I actually tried Active Campaign, too, but dropped it after about 6 months.

      Truthfully, from my experience, it was so much harder and more complicated to do even simple emails each day… and to keep them organized (which is way bigger than I thought until I realized I had taken this for granted using GetResponse).

      I really think that anyone who starts with GetResponse will stay with it because they really do spoil you from even thinking of their competition.

      Again, that’s my personal experience.

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  10. Ryan Biddulph
    October 3, 2018 at 5:15 pm #

    Human help would be huge to me Donna. I used GR for a little while via a trial run. Service was awesome. But twas eons ago and my mind was not in a great place so I ditched ’em for some strange reason. That human support though, 24-7, is gold. For the very reason you note; most email support systems steer you toward emailing support then waiting a long time to have the issue resolved. Good for Get Response, being on the right track.

    • Donna Merrill October 8, 2018 at 2:08 pm #

      Hi Ryan

      Isn’t “human help” a wonderful thing?

      It’s so hard to find.

      Think of that with any business model you develop… if you can integrate it into some sort of human feedback system, you will be so far ahead of the crowd.

      That’s what makes GetResponse my #1 autoresponder… the best email autoresponder on the planet IMHO 🙂

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