Compare Constant Contact vs Planning Pod

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comparison of Constant Contact vs. Planning Pod
based on data from user reviews. Constant Contact rates 3.9/5 stars with 3,854 reviews. Planning Pod rates 4.1/5 stars with 12 reviews. Each product's score is calculated by real-time data from verified user reviews.

Pricing

 
Email plan
Starts at $20
(per month)
The Five
$19.99
per month
 
Email Plus plan
Starting at $45
(per month)
The Ten
$29.99
per month
 
The Twenty-Five
$39.99
per month
 
The Forty
$49.99
per month
 
Free Trial
Free Trial
Constant Contact
Email plan
Starts at $20(per month)
Email Plus plan
Starting at $45(per month)
Free Trial
Planning Pod
The Five
$19.99per month
The Ten
$29.99per month
The Twenty-Five
$39.99per month
The Forty
$49.99per month
Free Trial

Ratings

Meets Requirements
Meets Requirements
8.3
8.9
Ease of Use
Ease of Use
8.3
8.9
Ease of Setup
Ease of Setup
8.3
Not enough data available
Ease of Admin
Ease of Admin
8.4
Not enough data available
Quality of Support
Quality of Support
8.0
8.7
Ease of Doing Business With
Ease of Doing Business With
8.4
Not enough data available
Product Direction (% positive)
Product Direction (% positive)
6.6
9.0
Meets Requirements
Constant Contact
8.3
Planning Pod
8.9
Ease of Use
Constant Contact
8.3
Planning Pod
8.9
Ease of Setup
Constant Contact
8.3
Planning Pod
Not enough data available
Ease of Admin
Constant Contact
8.4
Planning Pod
Not enough data available
Quality of Support
Constant Contact
8.0
Planning Pod
8.7
Ease of Doing Business With
Constant Contact
8.4
Planning Pod
Not enough data available
Product Direction (% positive)
Constant Contact
6.6
Planning Pod
9.0

Features

Marketing and Communications
Lead generation and retrieval
Constant Contact
9.2
Planning Pod
Not enough data available
Social media promotion
Constant Contact
8.6
Planning Pod
Not enough data available
Event website creation
Constant Contact
8.3
Planning Pod
Not enough data available
Email customization
Constant Contact
8.4
Planning Pod
Not enough data available
Contact list management
Constant Contact
8.2
Planning Pod
Not enough data available
Attendee Engagement
Social media integrations
Constant Contact
8.5
Planning Pod
Not enough data available
Attendee networking
Constant Contact
8.3
Planning Pod
Not enough data available
Attendee surveys-attendee engagement
Constant Contact
8.5
Planning Pod
Not enough data available
Registration
Event creation
Constant Contact
8.3
Planning Pod
Not enough data available
User registration process
Constant Contact
8.5
Planning Pod
Not enough data available
Mobile check-in
Constant Contact
9.2
Planning Pod
Not enough data available

Reviewers' Company Size

Small-Business (50 or fewer emp.)
Small-Business
(50 or fewer emp.)
67.8%
83.3%
Mid-Market (51-1000 emp.)
Mid-Market
(51-1000 emp.)
23.7%
0%
Enterprise (> 1000 emp.)
Enterprise
(> 1000 emp.)
8.4%
16.7%
Constant Contact
Small-Business
67.8%
Mid-Market
23.7%
Enterprise
8.4%
Planning Pod
Small-Business
83.3%
Mid-Market
0%
Enterprise
16.7%

Reviewers' Industry

 
Marketing and Advertising
12.0%
Events Services
25.0%
 
Non-Profit Organization Management
10.3%
Program Development
8.3%
 
Education Management
4.0%
Non-Profit Organization Management
8.3%
 
Real Estate
3.9%
Museums and Institutions
8.3%
 
Health, Wellness and Fitness
3.4%
Mental Health Care
8.3%
 
Other
66.4%
Other
41.7%
Constant Contact
Marketing and Advertising
12.0%
Non-Profit Organization Management
10.3%
Education Management
4.0%
Real Estate
3.9%
Health, Wellness and Fitness
3.4%
Other
66.4%
Planning Pod
Events Services
25.0%
Program Development
8.3%
Non-Profit Organization Management
8.3%
Museums and Institutions
8.3%
Mental Health Care
8.3%
Other
41.7%

Reviews

Most Helpful Favorable Review
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Kristin H.
User in Higher Education

I love that Constant Contact has become a real all in one solution for modern web communication. It's not just email anymore -- through Constant Contact, you can even manage your social media, run a survey, run an event, or even create "Groupon"-like deals...

User in Events Services

I love that planning pod is a one stop shop for invoicing, contracts, scheduling, etc. We used it when I worked as a wedding coordinator.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Most Helpful Critical Review
Mark H.
User in Computer Software

Some other reviewers mentioned this and I agree that if you're starting with a template and want to make modifications you'll most likely need to get into the HTML. This can lead to many revisions as I've found the way CC handles styles is unique and...

Kristin H.
User in Computer Software

The UI is a bit clunky, and I sometimes wonder if a shared Evernote folder with checklists could achieve the same results. More integrations with other systems - like Salesforce - might be helpful.

 
Constant Contact
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Kristin H.
User in Higher Education

I love that Constant Contact has become a real all in one solution for modern web communication. It's not just email anymore -- through Constant Contact, you can even manage your social media, run a survey, run an event, or even create "Groupon"-like deals...

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mark H.
User in Computer Software

Some other reviewers mentioned this and I agree that if you're starting with a template and want to make modifications you'll most likely need to get into the HTML. This can lead to many revisions as I've found the way CC handles styles is unique and...

Planning Pod
Most Helpful Favorable Review
User in Events Services

I love that planning pod is a one stop shop for invoicing, contracts, scheduling, etc. We used it when I worked as a wedding coordinator.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Kristin H.
User in Computer Software

The UI is a bit clunky, and I sometimes wonder if a shared Evernote folder with checklists could achieve the same results. More integrations with other systems - like Salesforce - might be helpful.

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Videos

 

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Constant Contact

There's nothing fast and easy about marketing your small business, despite what all the self-proclaimed marketing experts might tell you. So, rather than add to the noise, we created something real: We call it the Helpline.

One call or one chat gets you to 100s of real, live marketing experts.

Planning Pod
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