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Score 7.7 out of 101

Twilio SendGrid Email Marketing

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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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Twilio SendGrid Email Marketing

Twilio SendGrid Email Marketing is perfect for organizations both big and small that may be on a lower budget. It is a very affordable solution for users with a large number of email addresses. While other providers may offer "free" storage for email contacts... the cost to send campaigns to those contacts can be very costly. While they do not offer widgets or other integrations for websites/social media... it is very easy to import and manage contacts. Additionally, they offer a comprehensive self-help support section online, but it's also easy to hop on the phone or on chat with a rep if you ever need technical support or assistance. Twilio SendGrid Email Marketing may not be the most affordable solution for users who are not currently sending email campaigns to their users, but are simply storing email contacts
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Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

250ok
8.2
Twilio SendGrid Email Marketing
8.5
A/B testing
250ok
8.0
Twilio SendGrid Email Marketing
8.4
Mobile optimization
250ok
10.0
Twilio SendGrid Email Marketing
8.8
Email deliverability
250ok
9.0
Twilio SendGrid Email Marketing
9.4
List management
250ok
6.0
Twilio SendGrid Email Marketing
8.9
WYSIWYG email editor
250ok
Twilio SendGrid Email Marketing
8.0
Dynamic content
250ok
Twilio SendGrid Email Marketing
8.3
Ability to test dynamic content
250ok
Twilio SendGrid Email Marketing
8.1
Landing pages
250ok
Twilio SendGrid Email Marketing
7.8
Triggered drip sequences
250ok
Twilio SendGrid Email Marketing
8.5

Reporting & Analytics

250ok
7.2
Twilio SendGrid Email Marketing
8.3
Dashboards
250ok
7.7
Twilio SendGrid Email Marketing
8.4
Standard reports
250ok
7.2
Twilio SendGrid Email Marketing
8.6
Custom reports
250ok
6.6
Twilio SendGrid Email Marketing
8.1

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.
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Twilio SendGrid Email Marketing

  • Ease of Use - SendGrid is really very easy to use, from creation of emails to the actual delivery. This is helpful because in instances where our marketing team members are busy with other projects, an admin like myself can easily come in to assist.
  • Statistics - The reporting functionality is great for us too as it gives us insight as to performance of our emails which helps greatly in optimizing.
  • Customer Service - The SendGrid team has always been helpful with regards to best practices, new products coming out and answering any questions that we may have.
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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
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Twilio SendGrid Email Marketing

  • The unsubscribing and cleaning the lists is a pain. You need to use a special tool to collect all your bounced, reported, unsubscribed, blocked, and invalid emails and then you create a separate list with them to delete it (along with all the emails that match the ones in the list)... Can we make it a bit simpler?
  • When you're creating/editing a marketing email, if you get into HTML code, it ceases to be a nice text WYSIWYG block and instead, you have to edit it ONLY in HTML from now on :( If I want to clear the trash in the code, it doesn't mean I want to switch to code-only.
  • Perhaps it's Chrome, but the layout is buggy. For example, when I edit a marketing email and I scroll down the email, the part of the screen that has the tools for editing the text is covered by the text of my email.
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Usability

250ok

No score
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Twilio SendGrid Email Marketing

Twilio SendGrid Email Marketing 7.0
Based on 1 answer
It has the potential to be really cool. However, it feels as if it was created by developers for developers (and I work with developers, yet even for me the instrument was somewhat not easy to use - just read SendGrid's help manuals...) However, if you are into data and your way of thinking is more mathematical rather than lyrical, you'll enjoy this instrument
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Support

250ok

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Twilio SendGrid Email Marketing

Twilio SendGrid Email Marketing 8.5
Based on 2 answers
I've reached out to SendGrid support few times. Each time my issue was able to be resolved by the first rep that responded and was solved within 24 hours (if not 1 hour).
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Alternatives Considered

250ok

It’s cheaper than its competitors and it has dmarc tracking.
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Twilio SendGrid Email Marketing

We considered using Mailchimp from the beginning but we weren't in a place where we needed everything Mailchimp had to offer and we needed a simpler solution that was easy to implement and use. SendGrid served us well as a bigger stage company with limited funds and needs but now we are looking at switching to something more
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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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Twilio SendGrid Email Marketing

  • Being a part of SendGrid we have a 12-month credit because we participated in an accelerator program. When we get off the program we expect to pay around $150/month. This is a tiny amount compared to money we would have been paying with ActiveCampaign or MailChimp. SendGrid has saved us tons of money as we continue to grow.
  • With SendGrid we are now able to determine which promotional and transactional emails are working. In terms of open rate, CTR, A/B testing subject lines, copy, etc. We also are able get excellent support whenever we have a question or issue with our account.
  • Being a mobile app company at first, retention is a major KPI. With SendGrid we launched a new onboarding email that sends a drip welcome sequence to our users. With this new email sequence we have increased our 1-week retention from 8% to 17%.
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Pricing Details

250ok

General

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

Twilio SendGrid Email Marketing

General

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

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