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Score 8.3 out of 101
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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.
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Revinate

Revinate is very appropriate for any business that monitors, answers and utilizes guest or customer reviews on a daily basis. It assists with drilling down to core areas that a business either excels in or the opposite: does poorly. It is a great tool to track your scores and what people are saying about your product and service. Adversely, it is not appropriate for businesses that do not need the ability to track guest reviews and scores.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

250ok
8.7
Revinate
A/B testing
250ok
8.0
Revinate
Mobile optimization
250ok
10.0
Revinate
Email deliverability
250ok
9.7
Revinate
List management
250ok
7.0
Revinate

Reporting & Analytics

250ok
8.6
Revinate
Dashboards
250ok
8.7
Revinate
Standard reports
250ok
8.7
Revinate
Custom reports
250ok
8.5
Revinate

Pros

250ok

  • Use of recipients' engagement data to display campaign performance instead of panel data.
  • Easy to use interface.
  • Access to spam trap network and granular reports in real time.
  • Blacklist monitoring in real time.
  • Multi-point compliance checks.
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Revinate

  • Filters all guests reviews into one place.
  • Allows us to respond to guest reviews easily.
  • Revinate has a multitude of reporting options and functionality that allow us to dig down to key areas of interest.
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Cons

250ok

  • Documentation website could use some improvement (i.e. Search on the API Guide page, videos in the User Guide).
  • Can't copy/paste certain things from the UI (i.e. IP ranges).
  • Doesn't integrate directly with some ESPs although it's easy to just use new seed lists.
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Revinate

  • Streamline how we answer reviews further. I feel like we should not have to log into Revinate and log into third party sites to answer reviews. Revinate would have partnerships with these third parties to streamline the review answering process.
  • I also don't like how Revinate will not give direct access to Wyndham franchise users. We have to log into a MyPortal account and then into Revinate using the MyPortal link. It would be more efficient to have direct access and capabilities.
  • Make your report creation area user-friendly. You don't offer much training or help assistance in learning to create reports.
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Alternatives Considered

250ok

We use both 250ok and ReturnPath in the company (because we're an ESP) and both have their own pros and cons. Return Path uses panel data while 250ok uses recipients' engagement date for reporting. Both ways have pros and cons but you can't say one is better than the other. They're just different. ReturnPath also offers certification which (I have to be honest) is not as relevant anymore as there is only one way to fix deliverability issues nowadays - by following bulk sender guidelines posted by Gmail, Yahoo, AOL, Microsoft, and other ISPs. ReturnPath has a better documentation website while 250ok could use some refinement. With 250ok you can choose the tools you need and build your own package and save money. With ReturnPath - not so much. 250ok also has partners across the globe while ReturnPath mostly promotes its own services and consultants.
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Revinate

Survey Monkey pales in comparison to Revinate because of the depths Revinate has to offer. Survey Monkey is good for surface level tallying if you can get your client to fill out the surveys. But again, it is a simple survey tool wheres Revinate offers in depth analysis.
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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.
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Revinate

  • I would not know this financial information directly.
  • I can tell you that Revinate is a vital tool in tracking all the possible reviews being sent in my our guests. We receive over 600 reviews per month from outlets all over the web and this program helps us monitor all of them in one place.
  • We receive data from all over (i.e. booking.com, Orbitz, Expedia, Travelocity, WynReview, TripAdvisor, Google, etc.)
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Pricing Details

250ok

General

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

Revinate

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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