Really good value for money
Good support & huge community
Solid email & form builder
Great integrations with apps
Great tracking and reporting
Vast selection of form templates
Email builder is simple and effective
Good broadcast campaign reporting
Native landingpage builder
Good segmentation & tagging
Email templates look outdated
Pay for unsubscribed contacts
UX of the Automation builder
Limited automation triggers & builder
Limited form design options
Limited splittesting (only subject lines)
Limited automation reporting
Capabilities Detailed Review
GetResponse makes use of a drag and drop editor which is easy to handle. Also nice is the way you can undo/redo actions with a revision history. Also, you can spam-test your emails, which is really cool!
The visuals are a bit outdated, but all in all it's pretty effective in setting up campaigns. Sometimes the user interface can be a bit trippy and clunky.
With GetResponse you have a decent selection of different email templates. They do look a bit outdated though.
AWeber has a vast selection of templates, but their designs are outdated and the editor is difficult to use. For $29 you can have a template modified by the Awber staff, and for $229 you can have your own design made.
Setting up forms with GetResponse is done conveniently with their form builder. It is helpful that you can also create landings pages. The only downsides are that the form design options and the form display options (like pop ups etc) are a bit limited. But if you work with optin software or some of the popular pagebuilders for wordpress like Elementor and thrive, you won't have a problem here.
Very basic, but a large selection of form types.
GetResponse is decent when it comes to setting up automations. GetResponse is equipped with a nice workflow builder in which all features are conveniently listed and can be applied with drag and drop. It is a little bit outdated though, because you have to leave to automation builder to create new emails (which disrupts your workflow) and deliverability leaves a lot to be desired.
AWeber is very basic. It is fairly easy to use, but it is too limited.
The A/B-testing of GetResponse is decent and has the basic features readily available. You can test email content, and split-test individual emails inside automations. You can not splittest a complete automation or funnel however.
A/B-testing is possible, but a bit tricky. With Aweber, you can A/B-test broadcasts and subject lines but that's it. Testing content inside of emails seems to be possible but we could not figure out how to do it. And no automation splittesting, which is a big let down for such a tool. Aweber Split-testing capabilities are too basic if you ask us.
6 - List management & segmentation
The only downside of GetResponse tagging system is that tagging can not be done manually. Other than that, good segmentation and tagging system.
The tagging options are limited and outdated in comparison with other tools, but list management is nicely done.
GetResponse integrates with almost every app (also integration with Zapier).
AWeber integrates with basically every app (also Zapier integrations).
GetResponse does tracking and reporting well. It is slightly better than most tools out there, since it has some nice extra features. The best one is ROI tracking.
Tracking and reporting is done well with AWeber, except for reporting of automations, which is limited.
Asking support through GetResponse is easy. There are many options: email, phone, live chat, and a lot of information elsewhere. They are usually very responsive and helpful, but sometimes not at all.
There is no shortage of videos for using AWeber. If that's not enough, you can call them toll-free, as well as through a live chat (limited hours though).
Sometimes a bit confusing, but in the end you'll manage.
A bit outdated, but not very difficult to use.
GetResponse offers really good value for money.
A bit overpriced for what it can do.
Native Conversion tracking
Dynamic Personalized Content
Native Landingpage builder
GetResponse is definitely one of the better tools we have reviewed. GetResponse scores really well on almost all features, however, it doesn't score the best in anything. So if you need the best of the best in a certain area, keep that in mind. However, If your email marketing need are not too advanced, you will probably be happy with this tool!
Aweber was once one of the most popular tools out there years ago. Unfortunately, they were not able to keep up with other tools. We can't recommend Aweber for this reason.