Really Simple Systems Review 2020

Really Simple Systems comes with a simple-to-navigate website and a comprehensive range of services, with helpful articles to assist with the use of these services.

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    Really Simple Systems in a nutshell

    Free Plan: Yes
    User Accounts: Options for multiple accounts
    Segmentation and Geo: Yes
    Delivery by Time zone: Yes
    Free Trial: No
    Means of Use: Any internet-accessible device
    Industry: Marketing, media, technology

    Key features and workflows

    Creating Email Campaigns and Managing

    The following features will help you manage your various campaigns.

    Emails sent/opened and links clicked

    The CRM campaign management shows customer engagement statistics

    Deliverability rate and delivery by time zone (spam)

    You can group contacts by time zone and send mail accordingly, ensuring customers receive it at the optimal time of day

    Creating and importing email lists

    Import your current contacts from Spreadsheets, Outlook, Macs, LinkedIn, Gmail, Hotmail, and Lotus Notes

    Split tests and A/B tests

    Create any type and size of split test that you choose in order to discover which copy delivers more engagement 

    Personalization

    It's a simple experience to customize almost all aspects of your email campaign

    Reporting and Analysis

    A comprehensive CRM campaign management center has all of your statistics to hand.

    Engagement reports (Email open rate and CR tracking)

    There’s a large and accessible section of the website that presents all data related to customer engagement

    Segmentation 

    There are some automated groupings you can choose, such as location, or you can create your own

    Social media tracking

    Links on your social media broadcasts are tracked and compiled

    ROI analysis 

    The integrated marketing tool gives immediate insight into your current ROI

    Integrations

    You can make the most of your CRM system with the following integrations.

    API integrations

    Your in-house or favored applications can be added using the API

    Integrations with these platforms: Ecommerce, Shopify, Magento, Bigcommerce and Woocommerce 

    It’s possible to sync with all of these platforms

    CRM Integrations

    There’s a variety of CRM add-on partners like Xero and SageOne

    Social Media integrations

    Most common social media applications can be integrated, although you’ll have to do this manually

    Apps 

    Zapier allows you to connect with thousands of apps

    Plugins

    There’s a wide range of management based add ons, such as Slack and Typeform

    Automation

    This service’s selling point is that it’s intuitive to use, even for those who’ve never dealt with such a system. This does mean that the range of possible automation isn’t as great as with other providers. On the plus side, any automation that you’re considering using with Really Simple Systems comes with a webpage detailing its uses and benefits.

    Design and Ease of Use

    As mentioned, the ease of using this service makes it accessible to all, and as such, the design features aren’t overly complex or convoluted.

    Drag and Drop Interface

    This feature allows you to control exactly how your emails and content look, without needing to code anything

    Landing page creator 

    A simple creator means making your landing page is undemanding, and there’s a number of articles to guide you

    Email templates 

    There are just seven email templates to choose from, but you can create your own effortlessly

    Sign up forms within newsletter tool (opt in-opt out process)

    There are a handful of templates for creating forms and articles to describe the best layout

    Pricing

    Free

    $0 per month

    Starter

    $16 per month

    Professional

    $35 per month

    Enterprise 

    $55 per month

    Customer Service

    There’s no available phone number, but you can email for assistance at support@reallysimplesystems.com.

    Summary

    For a beginner in the world of email advertising, Really Simple Systems is a decent starting point. It offers assistance with every stage of your marketing campaigns, to the point that even someone with no prior knowledge whatsoever could casually use it. However, there's a trade-off between ease of use and complexity of the product, and to make way for a straightforward to use service, some higher-level functions such as automation have been skimped on.

    Constant Contact is a decent competitor to this service, as it too has a large library of useful information related to the running of a successful email marketing campaign and the use of its system, but it provides way more advanced options for APIs and automation.