Alexandros Melidoniotis

Alexandros Melidoniotis

Alex is a linguistics nerd who’s got nothing against the Oxford comma. He spends most of his time writing, looking up words, and playing video games. He also enjoys testing software, often sharing his thoughts and ideas here on Website Planet.

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Reviews

Upwork

Upwork is an excellent choice if you want to keep your hiring options open. Whether you’re looking to hire people quickly or establish long-term relationships with freelancers, Upwork’s the place to find them. Browse millions of profiles on Upwork now, or read on for my detailed review of the platform.

4.8
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National Processing

While it might not offer as many features as other top competitors, National Processing’s convenient plans and low rates make it an excellent option for cost-conscious businesses. Aside from a wide choice of hardware solutions, free hardware reprogramming, and complimentary gateway setup, merchants can also expect better-than-average customer support with this credit card...

4.5
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Flagship Merchant Services

Flagship’s easy online application form is ideal for business owners who want to painlessly set up a merchant account and accept credit card payments as soon as possible. Its month-to-month contracts also mean you can try this merchant services provider practically risk free. Flagship is only really held back by its lack of transparency – no one likes surprises on their...

4.5
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Square Payments

Square is a big name in the world of payment processing. It’s easy to sign up and begin processing payments right away. However, while Square’s simple flat-fee pricing draws many merchants in, its poor customer support often drives them away. To find a credit card processor with great customer service, check out the 10 best credit card processors in .

4.2
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Designmodo Postcards

I tested Designmodo extensively, and I was impressed by the email template builder, Postcards. If you want a service that does a little more than email templates it might not be for you, but what it does do, it does really well. It provides a really strong design service to help you create bespoke, professional email templates.

4.1
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Cakemail

Cakemail markets itself as an easy-to-use EMS designed to help small businesses grow. Different plans are available for email marketing and transactional emails (I used the basic Growth plan), but the platform feels a little incomplete. It’s beautiful to look at, but many must-have features are either missing altogether or have not (yet) been migrated over to the software’s...

4.1
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Keap

Keap (formerly Infusionsoft) is a CRM platform with e-commerce and email marketing functionality – in theory, anyway. When I tested it, I was left exhausted and confused by its extremely limited email marketing tools. If your focus is on finding a decent CRM platform though, Keap does has some redeeming features. However, if you’re looking for a feature-packed email marketing...

4.1
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MailerLite

MailerLite is a beginner-friendly email marketing service that’s loaded with features. It’s easy to use, and it even offers a free plan. There’s definitely potential here...just not enough to shake things up when you compare it to the likes of ActiveCampaign’s feature-packed plans. Overall, MailerLite is a promising – if slightly underwhelming – choice for marketers looking to...

4.1
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SendX

SendX is an affordable choice for new marketers. It’s easy to use and does a lot of things right. But after testing its Business plan, I found that it just didn’t do enough to impress me – not in the same way ActiveCampaign and GetResponse do – SendX has a long way to go before joining the top competitors.

3.9
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ClickFunnels

ClickFunnels is a sales funnel and landing page builder with added email marketing and affiliate marketing management capabilities. It’s not the easiest tool to pick up, but it works well once you spend enough time exploring its features. Compared to the competition, ClickFunnels is expensive, making it a less-than-ideal choice for both new and experienced marketers. Let's be...

3.5
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Blog Posts

10 Best Email Marketing Services with Free Trials in 2022

Email marketing software can get quite expensive. And most of us can’t afford to spend money on monthly – or worse, annual – subscriptions, only to realize that we’ve made a mistake. But how can you know whether you’re getting a good deal or not without trying out the service? And do you really need all the advanced features that come with the more expensive...

4.8
September 13, 2022
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6 Best Websites for Freelance Architects: Hire Pros in 2022

You want to hire a professional architect to make sure your home is in safe hands, but you don't want the price tag that normally comes with it. Thankfully, there are alternatives. But how can you be sure a freelancer will deliver high-quality blueprints and designs? And what happens if you’re not satisfied with the result? Take a deep breath – these are reasonable...

4.7
September 12, 2022
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How to Cancel ActiveCampaign & Get a Refund in 2022

ActiveCampaign is an excellent email marketing platform, but its plans can get quite pricey. If you’re currently paying more than you can afford, I recommend downgrading to ActiveCampaign’s Lite plan – there’s still so much you can do with the platform’s cheapest option. Or it’s easy to cancel your plan altogether, too. Read on to learn more. ActiveCampaign tops many of the...

5.0
September 08, 2022
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How to Cancel Mailchimp & Get a Refund (Tested in 2022)

Mailchimp may not be perfect, but downgrading your plan and canceling your account couldn’t be easier. When you’re ready to move onto a better service, I’d recommend looking at ActiveCampaign’s Lite plan. Why? Read on below to find out. So you signed up for a paid Mailchimp account and realized it’s not right for you. Maybe you’re not satisfied with the platform’s basic...

4.0
August 03, 2022
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How to Get a Fiverr Refund & Cancel Your Account in 2022

Fiverr may not be perfect, but I had no problems getting my money back when there was some miscommunication with a freelancer. Fiverr helped me through the process, and it was relatively straightforward, even though I'd signed up to Fiverr for free and hired a pro for $5. Popular freelance marketplaces like Fiverr feature some exceptional talent, but things don’t always go as...

4.0
August 03, 2022
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6 Best Retail Credit Card Processing Companies in 2022

Choosing the perfect credit card processing company for your retail business used to be easy. Before, you would just look at subscription and transaction fees, check out the available equipment, and you’d be good to go. Well, not anymore. Even if most of your transactions happen in-store, you now have to think about virtual terminals, online storefronts, payment gateways,...

4.0
August 03, 2022
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6 Best Merchant Services for Dentists in 2022 (Safe & Reliable)

Dentists – like all health practitioners – need a reliable credit card processor that can offer competitive pricing, quick onboarding, and other value-added features like free hardware, virtual gateways, and funding options. You’ll also need to be able to accept all payment types and easily set up payment plans for clients. Unfortunately, long-term contracts, high...

4.3
August 02, 2022
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6 Cheapest Credit Card Processing: Stick to Your Budget [2022]

Credit card processing companies aren’t always transparent about their pricing structure. Admittedly, calculating fees and producing rough estimates can be difficult when there are many variables to consider. Picture this: You choose a monthly subscription and agree on a transaction rate, but things don’t add up once the invoice arrives. You might notice hidden fees or...

4.5
July 08, 2022
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How to Get an Upwork Refund & Cancel Your Account [2022]

Upwork might not be perfect, but it helped me get my money back when a freelancer overcharged me. The process was relatively painless, even though I had signed up to Upwork for free. If you don’t receive the work you’re promised on Upwork – or if work is delivered late or hours are billed incorrectly – you should be able to apply for a refund. You might also be looking to...

4.3
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7 Best Website Designers for Small Business in 2022

Great design can make or break a website. But great design often comes at a price that’s way too high for a small business. On top of that, working with big agencies isn’t always the quickest or most efficient solution – sometimes they just don’t “get you,” and they’re not always easy to work with. In my experience, web design services for small businesses don't need to be...

4.7
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GetResponse vs ConvertKit: A Detailed Comparison [2022]

Let me be upfront: the GetResponse vs ConvertKit battle wasn’t hard to call. Not even close. ConvertKit has managed to gain a foothold in the email marketing service (EMS) market by doing a few things differently, but GetResponse offers a far better package. That’s not to say that ConvertKit is a weak contender. Considering how quickly it established itself in the...

5.0
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6 Best ClickFunnels Alternatives – Do More, Spend Less [2022]

With its high prices and complicated user interface, it’s really no surprise that ClickFunnels has so many competitors. But just because ClickFunnels didn’t do it for you, it doesn’t mean you should blindly jump into the first alternative you find. Luckily, you’ve come to the right place. Why? I’ve done all the research for you, testing tons of different services to come up...

5.0
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ActiveCampaign vs ConvertKit: There’s Only One Option [2022]

While ActiveCampaign markets itself as a customer experience automation platform, ConvertKit mainly targets online creators. But both do similar things and offer a comparable set of features, so it makes sense to consider them side by side. I spent several days testing both platforms, and it soon became clear to me that ActiveCampaign outperforms ConvertKit (almost) every...

4.5
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Upwork vs Freelancer.com: One, Clear Winner [2022 Update]

Choosing between Upwork and Freelancer.com can be difficult, as they’re both very popular freelance marketplaces. Each has its own advantages and disadvantages – but knowing what these are can help save you a ton of time, money, and heartache. I spent the past few weeks testing out both platforms (as a client and as a freelancer), and I was pleasantly surprised by both...

4.5
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ActiveCampaign vs Drip: My Unbiased Opinion [2022]

Comparing ActiveCampaign vs Drip makes sense. They’re both popular email marketing platforms that fulfill a similar purpose – even if they market themselves slightly differently. I took the time to thoroughly test both platforms, and, honestly, I could see myself using either. Both are great at what they do. What this comparison will do is help you figure out which one best...

4.3
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