April 17, 2019

5 white label email marketing tools for agencies

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If you’re an agency looking to add email marketing to your services, you’re going to need some white label software that allows you to manage multiple client accounts and apply your own branding.

As a professional agency, you don’t really want software logos all over your reports and dashboards, especially if you provide client access to the platform.

Of course, you could build your own email marketing software but this isn’t always realistic – or even necessary when there are excellent platforms already offering white label solutions.

Here are the best white label email marketing tools for agencies.

What is white label email marketing software?

White label email marketing software allows you to remove the branding from existing platforms and customize their dashboards to a certain extent. The idea is to allow agencies to provide email marketing services by using these platforms, instead of building their own software solutions.

Why is this important?

Well, you’re going to need to provide your clients with reports to show them how your services are making an impact. In many cases, you’re also going to want to give your clients access to certain parts of the platform so they can access reports for themselves or even create their own email templates, campaigns, etc.

Regardless of how much access clients have to your email marketing platform, you want your agency’s logos, URLs and other branding elements to be there – not the branding of your software provider.

This is the key selling point of white label email marketing solutions and we’ve got five of the best options for your in this article.

1. SendinBlue

SendinBlue reseller dashboard

Key features:

  • Logo & URL personalization.
  • Advanced contact segmentation.
  • Advanced, real-time reporting.
  • Multi-IP Manager.
  • API Access.
  • Multi-language Support.

SendinBlue is a great email marketing platform and we use it here at Scope Web for sending transactional emails. It doesn’t provide the automation features we need and it lacks a little on the integration side of things for us, but SendinBlue is a highly capable piece of software all the same.

With its white label offering, you can customize URLs to match your domain, add your agency logo to the interface and create custom reports for different clients. Overall, it’s not the most customizable white label option but you do get multi-language support, which could be crucial if you’re dealing with clients in foreign-speaking markets.

2. Active campaign

Active campaign

Key features:

  • Custom domains.
  • Replace ActiveCampaign logo with your own.
  • Modify HTML and CSS for button colours, borders, fonts and other elements to match your brand.
  • Add/remove buttons and other options.
  • Remove all references and links to ActiveCampaign.

ActiveCampaign is our main piece of email marketing software and it’s the platform’s excellent automation features and integration options that sealed the deal for us.

As a white label option, ActiveCampaign also gives you more freedom than SendinBlue, as well. Aside from custom domains and logos, you can also modify the style of the interface itself to match your brand. As long as you’re happy to tweak some HTML and CSS, you can change the colour of buttons and borders, change font styles and other design elements.

You can also remove buttons entirely or add them to other parts of the interface. Crucially, ActiveCampaign makes sure all references and links to itself are removed from the platform.

3. Campaign Monitor

Campaign monitor

Key features:

  • Custom domains.
  • Custom logo and branding.
  • Super-fast navigation between client accounts, campaigns and billing details.
  • Create customised permissions and workflows for different client accounts.

Campaign Monitor is much like a stripped-down version of ActiveCampaign, offering email marketing and automation but with significantly fewer features.

You can view a feature comparison at Marketing Automation Insider to see how much these differences matter to you.

Campaign Monitor’s approach to white labelling its software is a little different and it actually tweaks the navigation structure for agencies, making it faster for you to move between client accounts, campaigns and billing details.

Campaign monitor product head

It’s a relatively simple modification but it makes a real difference to using the platform as an agency. Besides that, you can also create customized permissions and workflows for different client accounts for more granular control.

4. mailingmanager

mailingmanager dashboard

Key features:

  • Custom domain and SSL.
  • Custom branding.
  • Unlimited clients.
  • Free trial signup pages.
  • Automation processes for turning free trials into paying accounts.

mailingmanager’s white label solution is designed to make it easier for creative brands to add email marketing to their list of services. The emphasis is on getting clients to sign up for free trials, use your rebranded version of the platform and then sign up for a monthly subscription.

To make this work, mailingmanager gives you a 100% white label solution that you can fully customize to match your brand. There’s no limit on the number of clients you can have on board either, so you’re never going to be held back from developing this as an additional stream of revenue.

You also have automation and CRM features rolled into the platform and mailaingmanager has automation workflows specifically for agencies to turn free trials into paying customers.

5: Instiller

Instiller email marketing

Key features:

  • Custom branding.
  • Customise client accounts.
  • Unlimited accounts.
  • Unlimited team members.

Instiller is purely a white label email marketing solution designed for agencies. This means the platform is designed from the bottom up for agencies that want to offer email marketing services.

You get a 100% white label solution, allowing you to customise domains, logos and design styles to match your brand. Instiller also gives you unlimited client accounts and there’s the added bonus of being able to create unlimited team member accounts, too.

As an email marketing platform, Instiller gives an intuitive drag-and-drop builder, strong automation options and detailed reporting. It’s just about everything you could need from a platform like this, except it’s 100% white label.

Which is the best white label email marketing platform?

Choosing the best white label email marketing solution for your agency depends on a few factors:

  • The quality of the email marketing software itself.
  • The amount of customisation options you need.
  • Usability of the software.

First of all, you need to make sure you have all the email marketing features your agency and clients need. Then, you need to be confident you have the freedom to customize the platform sufficiently – otherwise, there’s not much point in going white label in the first place.

Finally, you also need a solution that provides the usability of your agency and clients demand. This depends entirely on how your agency works, the tools you need to integrate with and how much access you plan to give your clients to the platform. For example, will you only give them access to reporting or will you allow them to create and manage campaigns for themselves?

If you’re looking for a recommendation, ActiveCampaign gives you all the email marketing, automation and CRM features you could ever need – you don’t need to worry about that. You also get a lot of room to customize the platform – from domains and logos to button colors and font styles.

For the vast majority of agencies, this should be more than enough.

If you need (or want) a little more freedom to customize the finer details, then it’s worth taking a look at mailingmanager and Instiller, two truly 100% white label platforms.

Whether they can provide the features you and your clients need is something only you can decide.

As one of New York City’s startup specialists, delivering lean email marketing and software development services, Scope Web works with small teams to deliver big results. Does your company need guidance or help setting up white label email marketing? If the answer is yes, we can help you out. Send us an email at (info@scopeweb.nyc) or call us at (570 580 7737). We are also happy to answer any questions you may have!