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Score 7.2 out of 100
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Score 7.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

250ok

250ok is a great tool for companies that have recently switched ESPs to monitor inbox placement or for companies that historically have been having email deliverability issues and would like to learn about the root cause and improve. Unlike ReturnPath, 250ok doesn't offer certification, but honestly, you don't need certification if you follow the Gmail/Microsoft/AOL/Yahoo bulk sender guidelines. I haven't seen a company which significantly improved their results with that certification and I've been working for one major ESP for 7 years. 250ok is a good diagnostic/monitoring tool but it is not a panacea for those who continue to violate sender guidelines due to poor list/content management.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Benchmark Email

For low volume non-profits, Benchmark Email provides a respectable free service. Ease of use is high and customization of the email is good. The discount for 501(c)(3) organizations and fully free use for non-profits that help children is commendable. Although the GUI editor is flexible and easy to learn, it does have some issues with certain detailed formatting concerns, like properly showing the newlines between paragraphs. Image/photo processing and presentation is similarly both easy to use, but frustrating due to some capability gaps and quirks, like specifying image sizes and display on hi-resolution devices.

Overall, Benchmark Email provides a good service that is easy to learn to expand your communication reach; however, the ROI and satisfaction may not be as high if paying fees comparable to other offerings.
Tim Colson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

250ok
8.2
Benchmark Email
7.7
A/B testing
250ok
8.0
Benchmark Email
7.8
Mobile optimization
250ok
10.0
Benchmark Email
8.5
Email deliverability
250ok
8.9
Benchmark Email
8.0
List management
250ok
5.9
Benchmark Email
6.3
WYSIWYG email editor
250ok
Benchmark Email
7.7
Dynamic content
250ok
Benchmark Email
6.8
Ability to test dynamic content
250ok
Benchmark Email
7.3
Landing pages
250ok
Benchmark Email
9.5
Triggered drip sequences
250ok
Benchmark Email
7.1

Reporting & Analytics

250ok
7.0
Benchmark Email
7.0
Dashboards
250ok
7.6
Benchmark Email
6.7
Standard reports
250ok
7.1
Benchmark Email
6.7
Custom reports
250ok
6.3
Benchmark Email
7.5

Pros

250ok

  • They provide a wide-ranging tool to view your email templates in many different email clients under different circumstances. We used this tool to identify specific issues we couldn't test that a small subset of users had complained about.
  • The Seedlist Optimizer Tool does the legwork for you to identify which ESPs are used the most and gives you a custom seed list for testing.
  • The Campaign Diagnostics report shows immediate feedback after sending on how your email is performing and where you can improve in the future.
Joe Hallissey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Benchmark Email

  • Great native split testing for a/b groups.
  • Automation of list cleaning is a breeze -- very easy!
  • Native analytics are decent, but not amazing.
Blake Baron | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

250ok

  • Does not specifically identify which email addresses are spam traps
  • This is software as a service, so it's not managed and you need to have team members who can make adjustments to your email program
  • Would be nice if 250ok had a direct relationship with ISPs and could reach out on your behalf
Kevin Scally | TrustRadius Reviewer

Benchmark Email

  • Scheduling emails can be a nightmare. I, for some reason, can never schedule an email at the correct time I want. They make the time zones confusing and it's in a 24 hour format which is annoying.
  • You can customize well in the editor but it can be an extremely painful experience if you make a mistake. There's no undo button after you save something.
  • Email automation is available but it's extremely basic.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

250ok

It’s cheaper than its competitors and it has dmarc tracking.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Benchmark Email

Of the free email marketing services I tried, Benchmark could only stack up against Zoho Campaigns and Moosend. as unfortunately, MailChimp has better signup form customization options, SendinBlue's free plan offers advanced automation and MailerLite offers advanced customization and the creation of landing page.I do believe that Benchmark email has a lot of potential, and if they fix the design issues and the allow signup forms to have their own URLs that can easily be shared, then they would stack up well against most free ESPs.
Abigail Nwaocha | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

250ok

  • Easy real-time inbox placement and deliverability monitoring for IPs and domains.
  • Proactive problem resolution to avoid potential issues.
  • Great addition to other deliverability tools to get the full picture on performance.
  • Easy to partner with and to get trained.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Benchmark Email

  • If we think particularly on the ROI then benchmark email gives you a definite amount of ROI. But it takes time, you will see the results after a six month span of time. Because sending an email itself is a slow and steady process to follow.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

250ok

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Benchmark Email

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

250ok
7.6
Benchmark Email
7.7

Likelihood to Renew

250ok
Benchmark Email
8.0

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