Looking for an email marketing solution that will suit your needs can be a difficult task. We’re here to make it easier. If you’re searching for an application like GetResponse, read on!

We’ll compare EmailOctopus with GetResponse. Set up in 1997, GetResponse is now one of the oldest and most well-recognised email marketing firms on the market.

A quick comparison between EmailOctopus and GetResponse

Grow and manage subscriber lists
Seamless transition of contacts
Choice of templates or self-made layouts
Flexible marketing automation
Easily customisable sign-up forms
Analytics to help your business grow
Reliable integration opportunities through Zapier
Free plan to get you started
Monthly cost for 100,000 subscribers/div>
$210 USD
$499.00 USD
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Comparing EmailOctopus and GetResponse

We take a closer look at the two respective platforms and compare their feature sets.

Importing subscribers

Both EmailOctopus and GetResponse allow you to input email addresses and name fields manually into the system. This can be then translated into emails, allowing the user to customise and personalise the emails sent out.

EmailOctopus and GetResponse allow you to upload CSV files directly onto the platform, making it easy to transfer your full list of subscribers from another email marketing service provider. Customisable sign-up forms mean that your lists can grow quickly and with added ease.

Email design options

Both EmailOctopus and GetResponse have a wide range of unique drag and drop templates that allow you to give your emails a professional look with minimal effort. If you prefer to include more of a personal touch in your emails, a plain text email is a good option, which both platforms support.

For the more technically skilled users, the option to use HTML code to design your emails is available. This enables you to create unique, eye-catching emails to really set yourself apart in the eyes of your subscribers. GetResponse and EmailOctopus both have a drag and drop builder, so you can easily design their own templates and keep their layouts unique.


EmailOctopus gives its users the option to automate emails based on time. This means you can send out emails with a more personal touch. An example of this is sending out an email each time a new subscriber signs up to your email list.

GetResponse provides a higher degree of automation and flexibility. This means that you are not restricted to time-based automation. However, for such features, you can expect to pay a significant amount: GetResponse requires you to upgrade to their high-cost plans in order to receive more advanced automation abilities. If simple automation is what you’re looking for, EmailOctopus offers a great alternative to GetResponse.


Both EmailOctopus and GetResponse provide up-to-date statistics including open rates, unsubscribes, click-through rates and bounces. Monitoring the performance of your email marketing is crucial for businesses, so you can measure the impact of your campaigns.

Pricing plans

GetResponse charges its customers differently, based on features and number of subscribers. EmailOctopus provides a free starter plan for small-scale users with up to 2,500 subscribers. The cheapest plan available by GetResponse with minimal features and a subscriber list of only 1000 costs £10 per month. In comparison, Email Octopus provides access to all its features from templates through to automation, with contact-based pricing, starting from $19 a month for 5,000 subscribers. To access a full range of features and a contact list in excess of 100,000, GetResponse charges $1,199 per month. With EmailOctopus, you can expect to pay just $505 for 250,000 subscribers per month. In addition, EmailOctopus provides a lifetime discount of 20% for non-profits, another reason to choose EmailOctopus for your email marketing. We are a much simpler and more affordable alternative to GetResponse for all your email marketing needs.

The main differences

EmailOctopus and GetResponse are two majorly similar platforms with major pricing differences. The features, though not identical, are similar. GetResponse do limit a number of their more advanced features, access to which is expensive. Fortunately, EmailOctopus gives you access to these features across all plans so you can try our starter plan with 2,500 subscribers for free. If you’re looking for an application like GetResponse at a more affordable pricing point, then EmailOctopus is a great alternative.!

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