Really Simple Systems in a nutshell
|User Accounts:||Options for multiple accounts|
|Segmentation and Geo:||Yes|
|Delivery by Time zone:||Yes|
|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
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
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
The integrated marketing tool gives immediate insight into your current ROI
You can make the most of your CRM system with the following 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
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
Zapier allows you to connect with thousands of apps
There’s a wide range of management based add ons, such as Slack and Typeform
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
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
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There’s no available phone number, but you can email for assistance at email@example.com.
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.