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Moving To Gist From Constant Contact

By Jitta Rao

updated 2 months ago

Ready to leave Constant Contact and bring your business to Gist? 

Great! We’d love to build your business!

When you join Gist, you will have access to the features you use the most at Constant Contact. You will also have access to more features that are only available with Gist. 

Easily import your Constant Contact customer data to Gist.

When you switch from Constant Contact to Gist, you have the ability to import your ‘contacts’ from Constant Contact to Gist. This is done by exporting from Constant Contactand then uploading a simple CSV file to Gist. You can import the details of your contacts, including their name, email address, job title, company, location and more.


Step #1:

To export your contacts from Constant Contact, login to your Constant Contact account, go to ‘Contact Managment’ section. 

Select the data to be exported.


Step #2: 

Select the "items" inside your data you want to be exported, click on the ‘Export Contacts’ button.

Download your contacts as a CSV file from the popup.

Step #3:

Next, import your contacts to Gist.

Once you’ve downloaded your CSV file, you need to import that file into Gist.

This is a simple process that takes less than 2 minutes.


What to expect when you make the switch to Gist.

 For a more complete comparison please check out our comparison page here.

1. Big Money Savings for Your Business.

Constant contact doesn’t offer a free plan and the cheapest ($20/mo) gives you only 500 contacts and limited functionality. (For full functionality, it’s $45/mo and still only 500 contacts.)

The prices go up from there.

With Gist, you get 500 contacts for free and up to 2500 contacts for our other plans (+$10 per 1000 after that).

To put that in perspective, Constant Contact will give you up to 2500 contacts, email marketing and a touch of automation for $70/mo. Gist’s most expensive plan is $79/mo and offers our entire suite of tools — and up to 2500 contacts. 

Starting at 2501 contacts, Constant Contact will cost you either $65/mo (for their most basic plan) or $95/mo for their “Email Plus” plan.

2. Live Chat on Your Website.

Chatting with visitors on your website while they are there is one of the fastest growing communication channels for businesses.

Gist’s Live Chat will help you:

 Collect contact data, like emails

 Get more leads on the phone (with our meeting tool)

 Turn client problems around with little to no time

Constant Contact doesn’t offer live chat as one of their services.

3. Gist is an all-in-one platform for your business.

Gist is an all-in-one customer communication and marketing automation platform. Gist helps you grow your business and engage with your customers across their lifecycle. It is a complete marketing and growth stack for your business. Gist offers Live Chat, Email Marketing, Automation, Event tracking, Knowledge Base, Meeting Scheduling, Lead Generation Forms and more.


Need Help?

If you have any questions about moving your business to Gist, start a Live Chat in the lower right corner!

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