Hi - I was very interested in reading about the email testing service that CM provide.
I was particularly interested when i read the following:
"Campaign Monitor's pricing structure couldn't be more simple. There are no setup fees, no monthly fees and no hidden fees.
For each campaign you send with more than 5 recipients, you pay a flat delivery fee of $5 plus 1 cent/recipient. Any campaigns you send to fewer than 5 people are free of charge."
So I was pretty disappoited when i read that the test costs $5 a time. I would be ranting but I wanted to make sure I was right. "no hidden fees" means no hidden fees in my book.
Anyone had a similar time?
Our sincere apologies for this. We've partnered with a third party to offer parts of this service, and they require that we don't publish our prices for the testing service publicly. Because of this, we try and make it as clear as possible on this page that a small fee is involved. We'd love to avoid this confusion, but unfortunately have no choice right now.
In addition to Dave's explanation, it is important to know that the full design and testing service is an optional part - you can still send free tests to any of your email addresses, check your results and send the campaigns with no extra costs at all.