Mailchimp offers several pricing plans to get your business up and running. Whether you're starting out, growing your business online, or already working with a large number of contacts, we have an option that fits your marketing and business needs.
Choose a monthly Marketing plan, a Websites & Commerce plan, or both. We also offer a Pay As You Go alternative, as well as add-on features to supplement your plan.
In this article, you'll learn about Mailchimp’s pricing plans.
If you had a paid Mailchimp account before May 15, 2019, check out About Your Legacy Pricing Plan.
An individual member of your audience who can receive or view your marketing. Subscribed, unsubscribed, and non-subscribed contacts all make up your contact count.
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The number of contacts you store across all of your audiences in Mailchimp. Your maximum contact count affects the price of your plan. Archived, cleaned, and deleted contacts do not count toward the price of your plan.
A term we use to measure the number of email campaigns you send. Each email sent to an individual contact counts as one send. For example, one campaign sent to 2,000 contacts equals 2,000 sends. Test and transactional emails count toward your monthly sending limit.
The available number of individual users who have access to your account. The number and access level of seats depends on which plan you choose.
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Types of Marketing plans
With a Marketing plan, you can grow your audience and communicate with them about your business. Create email marketing campaigns and automations, use segments and groups to target your messages, and much more. We offer four different types of marketing plans: Free, Essentials, Standard, and Premium. Whether you're just starting out, growing your business, or already working with a large number of contacts, we have an option that fits your marketing needs.
If you choose a paid monthly plan, you’ll decide how many total contacts you want to store in Mailchimp. The number of contacts you choose will place you in a pricing tier that determines your monthly bill and sending limit.
You can change your maximum contact count at any time. If your audience grows more than expected, we won’t interrupt your service. Instead, you’ll see an additional charge on your bill until you update your maximum contact count. Alternatively, if you reduce your audience size and maintain that lower number for a full billing cycle, you’ll avoid future charges.
Our Free Marketing plan is ideal for beginners who want to grow their audience and create campaigns while testing out some of Mailchimp's tools and features. It includes all the basics you need to start marketing.
The Free plan includes up to 2,000 contacts and 10,000 sends per month, with a daily send limit of 2,000.
Here are a few of the features the Free plan offers.
- 1 audience
- 1 seat, with Owner permissions
- A limited selection of basic, featured, and themed email templates
- Abandoned cart email
- One-click automated welcome email
- Basic reporting
You can also try out marketing tools like postcards, landing pages, and Facebook/Instagram ads. Additional fees may apply.
If you exceed the 2,000 contact limit in your Free plan, a hold is placed on sending live email campaigns or test emails until you upgrade to a paid plan or reduce your contact count. You'll still be able to work on your campaigns and templates, and collect and import new contacts.
The Essentials plan is best for frequent email senders who need extra sending power and access to Support.
The starting price includes 500 contacts, and the price increases with your contact count. With the Essentials plan, you can store up to 50,000 contacts. Your monthly send limit is 10 times your maximum contact count.
Here are a few features included in the Essentials plan.
- 3 audiences
- 3 seats, with Owner and Admin permissions
- Single email automations
- Customer Journeys with up to 4 journey points
- All Mailchimp email templates
- A/B testing
- Scheduled email campaigns
- Access to email and chat support
The Standard plan is the best choice for most Mailchimp users who want to grow their business. It comes with tools and features that give you more insight about your audience.
The base price includes 500 contacts, and the price increases with your contact count. With the Standard plan, you can store up to 100,000 contacts. The monthly send limit is 12 times your maximum contact count.
Here are some of the features that come with the Standard plan.
- 5 audiences
- 5 seats, with Owner, Admin, Author, or Viewer permissions
- Customer Journeys with up to 100 journey points and if/else branching logic
- Retargeting ads
- Classic automation series
- Custom-coded email templates
- Customer lifetime value
- Send Time Optimization
- 24/7 access to email and chat support
The Premium plan comes with our most powerful marketing tools. This plan is best for advanced users who want to store more contacts and optimize their marketing.
The base price includes 10,000 contacts, and the price increases with your contact count. With the Premium plan, you can store up to 200,000 contacts. The monthly send limit is 15 times your maximum contact count. If you want to store more than 200,000 contacts, let us know and we’ll customize a plan for you.
Here are some of the features included in the Premium plan.
- Unlimited audiences
- Unlimited seats, with Owner, Admin, Author, Manager, or Viewer permissions
- Advanced segmentation
- Multivariate testing
- Access to phone support
- Unlimited, 24/7 access to email and chat support
Our support team is specially trained to help you get the most out of your Premium plan and is there to help you troubleshoot any problems you encounter. As a Premium user, you also receive priority assistance with your billing and compliance needs.
Types of Websites & Commerce plans
With a Websites & Commerce plan, you can connect or purchase a custom domain for your Mailchimp website, and have access to our store and appointment scheduling tools. We offer three types of Websites & Commerce plans: Free, Core, and Plus.
Our Free Websites & Commerce plan is ideal for beginner merchants who are selling online for the first time. It includes all the basics you need, even if you have just one product to start your online business.
Here are a few of the features the Free Websites & Commerce plan offers.
- 1 seat, with Owner permissions
- An online store associated with a Mailchimp website
- A free Mailchimp domain
- 2% transaction fee per order
- Email support for the first 30 days
The Core plan is the best choice for merchants who want to access more features to run their stores online. If you have a custom domain you want to connect and/or purchase, and you’d like to save on transaction fees per sale, this is the plan for you.
Here are some of the features that come with the Core plan.
- 3 seats, with Owner and Admin permissions
- Ability to connect to a custom domain
- 1.5% transaction fee
- Custom favicon
- Email and chat support
The Plus plan is the best choice for merchants who anticipate a large number of orders and can leverage the low transaction fees offered with this plan.
Here are some of the features that come with the Plus plan.
Pay As You Go
The Pay As You Go plan is a flexible alternative to a monthly Marketing plan. Instead of paying a recurring monthly charge, you buy email credits as needed. It's a good option if you use Mailchimp mainly for email, and send infrequently. The Pay As You Go plan comes with the same set of features as our Essentials plan.
Quoted prices don't include sales or other transaction-based taxes of any kind.
Mailchimp offers paid add-ons for users who want to supplement their plan with additional features.
Use Advanced Scheduling to create group services and unlimited one-on-one appointments. Advanced Scheduling is available as an add-on to all plan types.
Use Mailchimp's powerful Transactional Email platform to send personalized, one-to-one e-commerce emails, and automated transactional emails like password resets, order confirmations, and welcome messages. Transactional Email is available as an add-on to Standard and Premium monthly plans.