Watch this video, before reading this post about ClickFunnels Email Marketing
A small criticism I’ve heard (but don’t have personally) on the builder is how grid-like it is-you have to work within those columns and rows. I personally don’t think this is a huge issue and the builder gives you enough control without sacrificing ease of use, but it might be worth a mention.
Integrations are exactly what they sound like: other marketing tools you integrate into the ClickFunnels software. There are a few different types of integrations you can add to your ClickFunnels account: email, webinar, SMS/text, and actions. For example, you might add MailChimp to your ClickFunnels because you like MailChimp’s auto-responding software and you are registered with them. Easy!
ClickFunnels has quite a few notable partners you can add to your integrations easily. Here’s a full list:
- Active Campaign
- Constant Contact
- GVO PureLeverage
- HTML Form
- Mad Mimi
- Webinar Jam Studio
If you go to your integrations section, you can search for these or just click the search bar, and they’ll come up. It’s pretty self-explanatory, just click the one you want and add it.
The process for managing integrations is also straightforward, though you might have to check your third party software’s documentation to find exactly what ClickFunnels needs. Overall, you’ll find the process pretty simple. Integrations are a little more technical conceptually than some features, such as the page builder, so it’s much appreciated to have a very simple way of adding and managing integrations.
Related to integrations are payment gateways. Payment gateways get integrated and on other software platforms are just called integrations, but on ClickFunnels they get a section separate from integrations. They may also be known to ClickFunnels as billing integrations. Payment gateways are also what they sound like: they’re the integrations that allow your customers to pay for your stuff. Your shop won’t really be much of a shop unless you’re using a payment gateway.
A list of the payment gateways you can add:
- Blue Snap
- Easy Pay Direct
- ClickFunnels for Jewelry
Managing all of these integrations is pretty easy-as long as you’re all set up with whatever tool you are trying to integrate with, you shouldn’t have any problems adding it to ClickFunnels. In my experience, these integrations usually run smoothly and you don’t need to fret much about them.
Ease of Use – ClickFunnels Review
If you haven’t picked it up by now, ClickFunnels’ main sell is its ease of use-as their ad says, “Don’t waste any more time with ‘tech guys!'” As I’ve said in this ClickFunnels review, the main service ClickFunnels offers is providing tools that allow the less experienced to save time and money. That being the case, evaluating ease of use is pretty important.
Short answer: It’s easy to use, but you should still have some experience.
Longer answer: For a first-timer, it may be a bit overwhelming-and by first-timer, I mean new to the world of e-commerce and marketing-but the learning curve is far from impossible. For most people, I would say the learning curve would be just a couple hours max. If you’re really behind, pick up Russell Brunson’s books mentioned earlier in the review.
Anyway, ClickFunnels is certainly easier than creating funnels on your own. They have a fair amount of documentation, and it may not be perfect, but it seems to me like most questions should be covered, and you can always contact a customer service representative if it comes to it.
All of that aside, some parts of ClickFunnels are pretty easy to get a hang of. The core features of ClickFunnels-the actual funnels-are fairly easy to manage. A cohesive menu makes it easy to navigate to all parts of your funnel managing process, from choosing templates to the drag and drop editor. Some settings regarding email integrations or payment processors will require a bit of understanding, but it’s nowhere near the amount of knowledge you would need to actually code the funnels-it’s stuff you can figure out by Googling around or visiting the docs center.
Ultimately, ClickFunnels is not mind-blowingly simple, but it is overall streamlined with an intuitive user-interface. They do tend to change things frequently, but it probably won’t be enough to significantly hamper you ClickFunnels Sendgrid.
We give it a 4 out of 5 in ease of use. It combines choice and customizability with convenience, and while I would suggest all potential users enter with some basic technological literacy, it essentially succeeds where user-friendliness is concerned.