SharpSpring

Affordable marketing automation for all business sizes

4.5 /5 (632 reviews) Write a Review!

SharpSpring Overview

What is SharpSpring?

More than 1,400 digital marketing agencies and 6,000+ businesses worldwide have chosen SharpSpring as their marketing automation partner. Since 2014, SharpSpring has helped marketers to automate workflows, drive more leads and convert those leads to sales. With its competitive pricing and robust platform, the company has gained significant market share from industry leaders in the short time since its inception. Its robust feature set includes behavior-based email marketing, native or third-party CRM integration, social media management tools, visual workflow builder, dynamic forms, buyer personas, landing page builder, blog builder, universal CMS compatibility, and integration with hundreds of applications.

SharpSpring is typically a fraction of the cost of other marketing automation alternatives.

SharpSpring Overview

Cost

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Pricing options

Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

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SharpSpring Features

Devices
Business size
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Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, India and 3 others, Germany, Brazil, Mexico
Supported Languages
Dutch, English, French, German, Italian and 3 others, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish

Media

SharpSpring - Campaigns
SharpSpring - Conversion Report
SharpSpring - Analytics
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SharpSpring Reviews

SharpSpring Reviews

Overall rating
4.5
/
5
Excellent
425

Very good
152

Average
34

Poor
6

Terrible
15

Value for Money
4.6
Features
4.4
Ease of Use
4.3
Customer Support
4.6
91% recommended this app
Anna F.

SharpSpring user for 4+ years

We really are able to do so much more with our marketing. We can see the interaction of clients with our marketing as a whole, not just off of one campaign. We can trigger emails and actions based on their behaviors which is very beneficial.


Max P.

Great Marketing Automation Software Alternative for Agencies

The onboarding experience was easy and helpful. They helped convert our old database into ready to import SharpSpring csv. Once we were onboarded the team helped us implement other features. As previously stated, their live chat and support is so far unmatched by any other CRM tool i've used.


Alexa C.

BE ADVISED!

We have had a terrible experience with Sharpspring from the get-go. Once we signed up for Sharpspring, we were told they would send someone out within a month to do training in our office. After we signed the contract, they said that that would not happen, we had to show them that the contracted stated it but then they did not send someone for training for 2 months. Then whenever I would need help fixing something, they'd charge for every little bit of help I needed and sometimes didn't even respond. The straw that broke the camels back is when they implemented a new billing feature where clients would have no option but to bill their clients through Sharpspring to keep the program. We use a different billing system so this would not work for us. We went to cancel our account because of this but they said we have give 30 days notice to cancel, so, even though it was their fault we couldn't access our account, we still have to pay for another month before canceling.


Bob M.

SharpSpring is full featured, low price, and amazing tech and account support

I've helped a number of businesses drive revenue with this software and it always drives more revenue for them. Of course, you have to understand how marketing automation works (I teach it at a local business school) and how to use the software correctly but there is a ton of documentation and how-to videos and when that fails, there's always a support person to walk you though whatever you're trying to do and they stick with you. My "customer success manager" will even get on the phone with a prospective client and help with a demo. Just a great company


Michael N.

Sharpspring for the win--Top quality marketing software for a decent price

We've been using sharpspring for ourselves and as an agency for our clients. Love how well it tracks clients, incoming emails, syncs with our inbox, and tracks interactions for all of our clients.


Anna F.
Industry: Marketing & Advertising
Company size: 11-50 Employees

SharpSpring user for 4+ years

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 31/07/2019
Review Source: Capterra

We really are able to do so much more with our marketing. We can see the interaction of clients with our marketing as a whole, not just off of one campaign. We can trigger emails and actions based on their behaviors which is very beneficial.

Pros

Being a Partner for 4+ years has allowed us to grow with them. When they were a startup, we were able to really see the changes the partners were requesting and the software has come a long way. They really value their Partners (agencies).

Cons

Sometimes SharpSpring likes to release new features, while they need to also work on continually improving their existing features.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Max P.
Industry: Marketing & Advertising
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Great Marketing Automation Software Alternative for Agencies

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 30/09/2020
Review Source: Capterra

The onboarding experience was easy and helpful. They helped convert our old database into ready to import SharpSpring csv. Once we were onboarded the team helped us implement other features. As previously stated, their live chat and support is so far unmatched by any other CRM tool i've used.

Pros

The software is easy to use and is constantly being updated with new features. Within our first year of using the tool, at least 4 new features were rolled out, all of which were useful. Their live support is great. They are thorough and they followup. There have been several instances where the team has followed up after the fact to check in and see if additional support was needed

Cons

I would love more training. The videos are good and useful, but would love more virtual webinars or if being a partner allowed for more 1-on-1 type training. I also wish some of the CRM fields had more customization instead of being default/standard.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Alexa C.
Industry: Insurance
Company size: 11-50 Employees

BE ADVISED!

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 30/01/2020
Review Source: Capterra

We have had a terrible experience with Sharpspring from the get-go. Once we signed up for Sharpspring, we were told they would send someone out within a month to do training in our office. After we signed the contract, they said that that would not happen, we had to show them that the contracted stated it but then they did not send someone for training for 2 months. Then whenever I would need help fixing something, they'd charge for every little bit of help I needed and sometimes didn't even respond. The straw that broke the camels back is when they implemented a new billing feature where clients would have no option but to bill their clients through Sharpspring to keep the program. We use a different billing system so this would not work for us. We went to cancel our account because of this but they said we have give 30 days notice to cancel, so, even though it was their fault we couldn't access our account, we still have to pay for another month before canceling.

Pros

Being able to send out emails
The automation tools
Forms
Landing Pages

Cons

Customer service was not quick and sometimes just never responded.
All of the sudden they implemented a new billing rule where you have to bill your clients through Sharpspring or they won't let you use any of your account.
You have to give them 30 days notice before closing your account even if you're not able to use any of their features because of their new billing update
The cost is exceptionally high compared to others such as Pathways (who we're moving to next)

Response from SharpSpring

Hi, Alexa. Thank you again for sharing additional feedback on your team's call with our Customer Success team and CEO. We'll be using the info you shared to make sure we improve and we're glad we could make things right for your team. Please email us at [email protected] or reach out to our Customer Success team if you have additional feedback to share about your experience.

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Ease of Use
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Likelihood to recommend: 0.0/10

Bob M.
Industry: Marketing & Advertising
Company size: Self Employed

SharpSpring is full featured, low price, and amazing tech and account support

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 30/06/2020
Review Source: Capterra

I've helped a number of businesses drive revenue with this software and it always drives more revenue for them. Of course, you have to understand how marketing automation works (I teach it at a local business school) and how to use the software correctly but there is a ton of documentation and how-to videos and when that fails, there's always a support person to walk you though whatever you're trying to do and they stick with you. My "customer success manager" will even get on the phone with a prospective client and help with a demo. Just a great company

Pros

I love the way the tracking is displayed on a timeline so you can see everywhere a prospect went. The built-in CRM and sales funnel pics up where the marketing funnel leaves off and keeps the automation going during and after the sale to upset and resell. The new retargeting and (soon to be) advertising feature is amazing, not only retargeting your visitors but it finds similar customers to target. Overrall, it's really intuitive and easy to use, and I've used many marketing automation platforms over the years. This is the least expensive. No long-term contracts to sign but still has all the features of the much more expensive ones. And the LiveChat feature you can put on your Web site that was just added (at no additional cost) brings a huge feature that other companies charge more than the entire cost of the SharpSpring subscription.

Cons

No complaints at all. The learning curve wasn't very steep and the price is right. They even have evening support hours.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Michael N.
Industry: Marketing & Advertising
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Sharpspring for the win--Top quality marketing software for a decent price

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 13/08/2020
Review Source: Capterra

We've been using sharpspring for ourselves and as an agency for our clients. Love how well it tracks clients, incoming emails, syncs with our inbox, and tracks interactions for all of our clients.

Pros

Looking to get the best out of my email marketing, Sharpspring gives me the chance to reach out to my whole list with a modicum of effort. The best part is the automation--triggers and the ability to build out a complex program make a big difference in efficacy and efficiency.

Cons

The email builder inside of the program--WYSIWYG. You can do this, but it's frustrating to make the thing look like you want it to.

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Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
8.9/10
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SharpSpring Pricing

SharpSpring Pricing

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Free Trial
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Value for Money
4.6/5
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SharpSpring Features

SharpSpring Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Automatic Notifications
Campaign Analysis
Campaign Management
Campaign Segmentation
Content Management
Customisable Branding
Customizable Templates
Data Import/Export
Drag & Drop Interface
Email Marketing Management
Engagement Analytics
Monitoring
Multi-Channel Marketing
Real Time Analytics
Reporting & Statistics
Social Media Integration
Template Management
Third Party Integration
Features
4.4/5
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Additional information for SharpSpring

Additional information for SharpSpring

Key features of SharpSpring

  • A/B Testing
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Anonymous Web Visitor Identification
  • Auto-Responders
  • Automatic Lead Distribution
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Automatic Reminders
  • Behavior-Based tracking
  • Business Analysis
  • CRM Integration
  • CRM, Database Management
  • Campaign Analysis
  • Campaign Management
  • Campaign Planning
  • Campaign Scheduling
  • Campaign Segmentation
  • Campaign Tracking
  • Chat
  • Click-Through Tracking
  • Contact Database
  • Contact History
  • Content Library
  • Content Library, Trackable Assets
  • Content Repository
  • Conversion Tracking
  • Custom Fields
  • Custom Forms
  • Custom Landing Pages
  • Custom Lead Scoring
  • Customer Accounts
  • Customer Analysis
  • Customer Database
  • Customer History
  • Customer Segmentation
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Templates
  • Dashboard Creation
  • Data Filtering
  • Data Import/Export
  • Drag & Drop Interface
  • Drag-and-Drop Customizable Pipeline
  • Drip Email Marketing
  • Dynamic Content
  • Dynamic Forms
  • Dynamic Lists
  • Email & Text Alerts
  • Email Distribution
  • Email Integration
  • Email Marketing
  • Email Monitoring
  • Email Templates
  • Email Tracking
  • Event Tracking
  • Event Triggered Actions
  • Event Triggered Email
  • Forms Management
  • Image Library
  • Landing Page Builder, Landing Page Templates
  • Landing Page Templates
  • Lead Capture
  • Lead Distribution
  • Lead Generation
  • Lead Scoring
  • Life of the Lead - Contact Activity Timeline
  • Market Segmentation
  • Multi-Campaign
  • Multi-Channel Marketing
  • Multi-Company
  • Multi-Country
  • Multiple Data Sources
  • Multiple User Accounts
  • Multiple device recognition & tracking
  • Open API
  • Pipeline Management
  • Pipeline Reports
  • Preview Functionality
  • ROI Analytics
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Recurring Tasks
  • Reminders & Notifications
  • Robust Reports & Analytics
  • Rules Engine
  • Sales Analytics
  • Sales Reporting
  • Sales Tracking
  • Scheduled Emails
  • Shopping Cart Integration
  • Single Sign On
  • Social Media Integration
  • Social Media Management, Content Calendar
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Template Management
  • Third-Party Integrations
  • Tracking Features
  • Unsubscribe Database
  • Visitor Targeting
  • Visitor Tracking
  • Visual Workflow Builder
  • WYSIWYG Editor
  • WYSIWYG Email Editor, Email Templates
  • Web Forms
  • Workflow Management

Benefits

Utilize SharpSpring’s built-in CRM, or leverage the open API and universal CMS compatibility to integrate with a third-party CRM of your choice.

SharpSpring's all-in-one system has dynamic forms, a landing page builder, blog builder, natively integrated social tools, and behavior-based email marketing.

Go beyond outdated email service providers by sending relevant content to the right lead at the right time. Leverage after-the-click tracking, notifying sales people to take action at the right moment.

SharpSpring forms allow you to build, reorder, and customize fields through a smooth drag-and-drop editor. Most fields are auto-completed for returning visitors, and SharpSpring’s progressive profiling feature allows you to collect more information on your leads as they engage with your forms over time.

Track all sales opportunities starting from creation to close with a high-level view of the entire pipeline. SharpSpring’s pipeline is customizable so you can mold it to fit your sales process.

SharpSpring analytics provide relevant and accurate data for better decision making and a clear understanding of your return on investment. Even better, ROI can be broken down by individual campaigns.

The powerful rules engine eases the process of marketing automation. With visual workflows, it’s easy to engage leads at various points in the buyer’s journey and customize each user experience.

The open API and PieSync and Zapier integrations help to connect hundreds of third-party applications with SharpSpring, along with keeping the user data safe and secure.

SharpSpring FAQs

SharpSpring FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for SharpSpring.

Q. What type of pricing plans does SharpSpring offer?

SharpSpring offers the following pricing plans:

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Not Available

Contact SharpSpring for pricing information

Q. What are the main features of SharpSpring?

SharpSpring offers the following features:

  • A/B Testing
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Anonymous Web Visitor Identification
  • Auto-Responders
  • Automatic Lead Distribution
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Automatic Reminders
  • Behavior-Based tracking
  • Business Analysis
  • CRM Integration
  • CRM, Database Management
  • Campaign Analysis
  • Campaign Management
  • Campaign Planning
  • Campaign Scheduling
  • Campaign Segmentation
  • Campaign Tracking
  • Chat
  • Click-Through Tracking
  • Contact Database
  • Contact History
  • Content Library
  • Content Library, Trackable Assets
  • Content Repository
  • Conversion Tracking
  • Custom Fields
  • Custom Forms
  • Custom Landing Pages
  • Custom Lead Scoring
  • Customer Accounts
  • Customer Analysis
  • Customer Database
  • Customer History
  • Customer Segmentation
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Templates
  • Dashboard Creation
  • Data Filtering
  • Data Import/Export
  • Drag & Drop Interface
  • Drag-and-Drop Customizable Pipeline
  • Drip Email Marketing
  • Dynamic Content
  • Dynamic Forms
  • Dynamic Lists
  • Email & Text Alerts
  • Email Distribution
  • Email Integration
  • Email Marketing
  • Email Monitoring
  • Email Templates
  • Email Tracking
  • Event Tracking
  • Event Triggered Actions
  • Event Triggered Email
  • Forms Management
  • Image Library
  • Landing Page Builder, Landing Page Templates
  • Landing Page Templates
  • Lead Capture
  • Lead Distribution
  • Lead Generation
  • Lead Scoring
  • Life of the Lead - Contact Activity Timeline
  • Market Segmentation
  • Multi-Campaign
  • Multi-Channel Marketing
  • Multi-Company
  • Multi-Country
  • Multiple Data Sources
  • Multiple User Accounts
  • Multiple device recognition & tracking
  • Open API
  • Pipeline Management
  • Pipeline Reports
  • Preview Functionality
  • ROI Analytics
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Recurring Tasks
  • Reminders & Notifications
  • Robust Reports & Analytics
  • Rules Engine
  • Sales Analytics
  • Sales Reporting
  • Sales Tracking
  • Scheduled Emails
  • Shopping Cart Integration
  • Single Sign On
  • Social Media Integration
  • Social Media Management, Content Calendar
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Template Management
  • Third-Party Integrations
  • Tracking Features
  • Unsubscribe Database
  • Visitor Targeting
  • Visitor Tracking
  • Visual Workflow Builder
  • WYSIWYG Editor
  • WYSIWYG Email Editor, Email Templates
  • Web Forms
  • Workflow Management

Q. Who are the typical users of SharpSpring?

SharpSpring has the following typical customers:

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Q. What languages does SharpSpring support?

SharpSpring supports the following languages:

Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish

Q. What type of pricing plans does SharpSpring offer?

SharpSpring has the following pricing plans:

Subscription

Q. Does SharpSpring support mobile devices?

SharpSpring supports the following devices:

Android, iPhone

Q. What other apps does SharpSpring integrate with?

SharpSpring integrates with the following applications:

APIANT, Accelo, LeadsBridge, LiveAgent, OptinMonster, PieSync, Pipedrive, ProjectManager.com, Teamleader, amoCRM

Q. What level of support does SharpSpring offer?

SharpSpring offers the following support options:

Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials, Knowledge Base, FAQs