GetResponse Review: Is It the Right Tool For You?

GetResponse Review

Everyone says money is in the list, build your list.

It sounds so simple, but building an email list is not easy. I realized it once I started list building.

The first thing I had to do was choosing an email marketing software. It was so difficult to select one from so many Softwares with so many features.

I started with a free tool. And it was not the right decision. I ended up without building a list.

Then I decided to invest some money in a premium tool, and I found GetResponse. It’s affordable and an easy-to-use email marketing service.

I have been using GetResponse for a while. So far I am happy with its services. In this post, I will be sharing an in-depth GetResponse review 2018 so that you can decide whether this email marketing tool is right for you or not.

Pricing and Features of GetResponse

Pricing and Features are the most important deciding factors. You have to make sure that you are getting all necessary features within your budget.

The primary reason I chose GetResponse is its affordable pricing. GetResponse’s plans are comparatively cheaper than Aweber, iContact, etc. But it offers the same features. Now let’s take a look at GetReponse’s features.

These features are more than enough to make your email marketing easy. However, GetResponse offers many more features.


  • Responsive Email Design.
  • Form Builder.
  • Landing Pages Builder.
  • Webinars.
  • A/B Testing.
  • Autoresponders 2.0
  • Email Creator.



  • Schedule Email.
  • Email Intelligence.
  • List Booster.
  • Inbox Preview.
  • Analytical Integration.
  • Social Integration.
  • Excellent Support & Documentation.


Now move to pricing.

GetResponse offers a variety of plans. The least expensive plan (Email) starts from $15/month for 1000 subscribers. The most popular plan (Pro) starts from $49 per month that lets you contact up to 5000 subscribers. The other plans are Max and Enterprise. Max starts from $165/month for 10,000 subscribers and Enterprise starts from $799/month for 100,000+ subscribers.

GetResponse Pricing

You already own an email list, then choose a plan according to your list size. Otherwise, you can start with Email or Pro plan. You can change your plan later if needed.

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You can try GetResponse for free. It doesn’t require any credit card details. Just try and then buy.

Getting Started With GetResponse

It should be easier to get started with an email marketing platform. Your time is valuable. You don’t want to waste your time on figuring out everything while using the tool.

Getting started with GetResponse is extremely easy. Here I will be sharing how to get things done in GetResponse.

At first, you need to create an account on GetResponse. Either you can start with 30-day free trial or you can buy a plan. I’d suggest to start with the basic plan (Email) and change later if needed.

You can save 18% with one year prepay and save 30% with two years prepay.

Once you’ve signed up for GetResponse, let’s see how to create a campaign, newsletter, and autoresponder in GetResponse.

1. Setting Up a GetResponse Campaign

Step 1: Login to your GetResponse account and you will see your current campaign on the left header. Click on it and then click on “Create campaign”.

Create campaign

Step 2: Now give a name to your campaign with no space and special characters. And click on “Create campaign” button.

Campaign name

Step 3: Once your campaigned has been created, you need to edit your campaign setting before doing anything else. Click on “Edit Campaign Setting”.

Campaign created

Step 4: On the next page, you will see 3 tabs – General, Profile, and Permission. You don’t need to change much on General and Permission tab. But take a look and see if anything needs to be changed.

In the Permission tab, You can configure message type, from field and message subject here. You can also customize confirmation message from here.

Confirmation message

If you are offering freebies like an ebook, then select “Custom URL” from Confirmation page and enter the URL from where subscribers can download the freebies.

confirmation page

Once you’ve created your campaign, you can add or import contacts from “Contacts” section on the header.

2. Creating a Newsletter

You are building an email list to connect with your subscribers. The best way to do that is sending newsletters. It could be latest posts, premium contents or case studies. Now let’s see how to create a newsletter.

Step 1: Once you are logged into your GetResponse account, click on ‘Create Newsletter’ under ‘Messages’ from the main menu. You can also do this by click on the big green button above “Create Newsletter”

Create Newsletter

Step 2: Then you will get two options – New Email Creator and HTML Source Editor. If you have knowledge on HTML, then you can select “HTML Source Editor”. Otherwise, you can select “New Email Creator”. It has a lot of predesigned templates.

Email Creator

Step 3: On the next page, you need to enter Message name, Subject and From Email Address.

  • Message name: It will appear on messages list, not to the subscribers.
  • Subject: This subject title which will be shown to the subscribers.
  • Form: The email address where you will receive reply from subscribers.

Newsletter Settings

Step 4: Then you will be landed on the template page. You will find a lot of predesigned templates there. You can use any of these templates, or you can start from scratch.

Email Templates

Step 5: It’s very easy to design newsletter on GetResponse. Just drag and drop blocks from the right sidebar. And use editor buttons from the header.

Newsletter editor

Once you have created the newsletter, you can send a test message in your email. You can also see the mobile preview.

Send test message

If everything is OK, click on ‘Next Step’.

Step 6: On the next step, you need to choose a campaign. You can also exclude recipients. Then click on “Next Step”.

choose campaign

On the next page, you will see the message summary. You can send the newsletter immediately or you can schedule it. You message will be sent after 60 seconds. Within this time, you can cancel the sending.

3. Creating An Autoresponder

An autoresponder allows you to automate your emails to engage subscribers. You can create an autoresponder in GetResponse based on time, click, open, subscription, goal or data change. Here’s how to create an autoresponder.

Step 1: Once you are logged into GetResponse, hover over “Messages” from the header and click on “Create Autoresponder”.

Create Autoresponder

Step 2: You can setup autoresponder based on different events. Time-based is the most popular. We will be using Time-based on this tutorial.

Autoresponder events

Step 3: Then you need to decide on which day you want to send the autoresponder. Here I enter 15 which means I want to send the autoresponder after 15 days. And then select the campaign.

Time-based autoresponder

Step 4: Now choose when to send the message. Then choose a message from newsletter or autoresponder. You can also create a new email. Then give a name to your autoresponder and click on “Save and publish” button.

Send autoresponders

You can send the autoresponder to your old subscribers too.

Other Features of GetResponse

[thrive_text_block color=”light” headline=”Analytics”]GetResponse has a built-in analytics that can be used to track newsletter, subscription, autoresponder. You can see your subscription growth, the number of people who opened an email & clicked on a link and many more. [/thrive_text_block]

[thrive_text_block color=”light” headline=”A/B Testing”] A/B Testing is important to get the best results from emails. GetResponse lets you test, analyze and tweak your email for the best performance.[/thrive_text_block]

[thrive_text_block color=”light” headline=”Social Integration”]GetResponse Social Media Integration helps you to grow your list via Facebook and blog. You can also automate social updates by using this feature. [/thrive_text_block]

[thrive_text_block color=”light” headline=”Integration With Other Services”] GetResponse works great with other services like plugin, landing pages etc. I am using GetResponse with Thrive Leads. It works like a charm. [/thrive_text_block]

[thrive_text_block color=”light” headline=”Time Travel”]GetResponse Time Travel feature allows you to send emails at the same local time in every time zone. It will surely increase your delivery rate. [/thrive_text_block]

GetResponse Landing Page Creators

Landing Page converts like crazy!

But if you don’t have designing skills, it’s not easy to create a conversion optimized landing page. GetResponse Landing Page Creator makes it insanely easy. It has a lot of predesigned templates for creating landing pages like opt-in page, sales page, promo page, thank you page, webinar page etc.

You can create a landing page in minutes. Just go to GetResponse dashboard and hover to “Landing Pages” on the header & click on “Create”.

On the landing page, you will get 100+ predesigned templates. Choose one and edit it according to your needs.

Create Landing Pages

Once you’ve created the landing page, you can publish it on your custom domain.

GetResponse Support & Documentation

GetResponse has an awesome support team who are always ready to help you out when you face any issue. You can get support via following methods.

  • Telephone.
  • Live Chat.
  • Email.
  • Knowledge base.

You can check their support page here.

Another thing that you will love is GetResponse TV. It not only helps you to get started with GetResponse but also to build an email list. It has a lot of lessons in email marketing.  You can learn email marketing from GetResponse TV for free.

Final Thoughts

I’ve been using GetResponse for a while. I am happy with its their services. It’s a complete email marketing solution for me.

But it may not be the right tool for you. So if you are not sure what to do, try it 30 days for free. The free trial doesn’t require a credit card.

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If you are satisfied with the services, then upgrade to a paid account.

Let me know if you have any question regarding GetResponse. However, if you find this GetResponse review useful, help me sharing this post on Facebook, Twitter or Google+.

7 responses to “GetResponse Review: Is It the Right Tool For You?”

  1. Dinesh More Avatar

    The best and unique review of GetResponse. The valuable information you have provided to us. Thanks for the info.

    1. Istiak Rayhan Avatar
      Istiak Rayhan

      Glad you liked the review

  2. Ashley Jones Avatar

    thanks for the post on GetResponse. This is my first day into testing GR’s 30day free trial. I currently use the paid version of AWeber. I have only been with them for about a month and chose AWeber because of the preponderance of top bloggers choosing and recommending AWeber.

    But I have found AW to be both confusing and not user-friendly (where there interfaces are concerned). From the little I have seen of GR, theirs are much clearer (for a newbie) and better user interface.
    – Do you think this is true?
    – Have you used AW? and if so, what did you think of AW compared to GR?

    I know you may be biased but do you think it would be a wise move for me to move from AW to GR? I don’t want to regret it down the track. I am not experienced with either to make a truly educated decision. (If i do make the move, this is a good time as my subscription list is still quite small). Thanks for any advice you can give.

    1. Istiak Rayhan Avatar
      Istiak Rayhan

      I’ve never tried Aweber. But I’ve been using GR for more than 1 years. I am really happy with its services. What I’d recommend is, take the advantage of free trial and decide which one to choose. Let me know if you have any other questions.

  3. Mohd Arif Avatar
    Mohd Arif

    GetResponse is simply awesome tool which is helping me to build email list from last 1 year. It is very attractive in terms of user interface and also have many useful features. I will definitely recommend to all the internet marketers to use Get response if they are serious about their business.

  4. DP Avatar

    Great Post!
    Ultimate Review of GetResponse. Soon going to try it. Looking forward for such lovely Reviews.

    1. Istiak Rayhan Avatar
      Istiak Rayhan

      Good to know that. Don’t forget to share your experience with us.

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