7Sheep vs. Twilio SendGrid

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
7Sheep
Score 8.0 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
7Sheep is a marketing automation tool that concentrates on delivering features for what they consider 7 key components of marketing automation software: contact storage, form building, automation triggers, e-mail and text message campaigns, prospect tracking, integration and translation interface.
$0
Above 10 users
Twilio SendGrid
Score 7.3 out of 10
N/A
Twilio SendGrid Marketing Campaigns provides users with segmentation, campaign editing, and deliverability. According to the vendor, Twilio SendGrid Marketing Campaigns is trusted by over 80,000 customers globally, including Airbnb, Spotify and Uber. Twilio SendGrid Marketing Campaigns aims to help users by providing: MORE EFFICIENT EMAIL BUILDING The campaign building process is free from frustrating, rigid step-by-step wizards that slow users down. The vendor says…
$15
per month
Pricing
7SheepTwilio SendGrid
Editions & Modules
Entrepreneur
$59
Single User
Small Team
$249
Per month, up to 5 Users
Business
$389
Per month, up to 10 users
Enterprise
Above 10 users
Basic
$15
per month
Advanced
$60
per month
Free
Free
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
7SheepTwilio SendGrid
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
7SheepTwilio SendGrid
Email & Online Marketing
Comparison of Email & Online Marketing features of Product A and Product B
7Sheep
7.3
21 Ratings
6% below category average
Twilio SendGrid
7.6
46 Ratings
6% below category average
WYSIWYG email editor8.321 Ratings7.633 Ratings
Dynamic content6.916 Ratings7.736 Ratings
Ability to test dynamic content5.914 Ratings7.934 Ratings
Landing pages6.616 Ratings7.322 Ratings
A/B testing6.35 Ratings8.526 Ratings
Mobile optimization7.820 Ratings9.034 Ratings
Email deliverability reporting8.421 Ratings7.246 Ratings
List management7.921 Ratings5.640 Ratings
Triggered drip sequences7.617 Ratings7.520 Ratings
Lead Management
Comparison of Lead Management features of Product A and Product B
7Sheep
7.4
21 Ratings
4% below category average
Twilio SendGrid
-
Ratings
Lead nurturing automation8.016 Ratings00 Ratings
Lead scoring and grading6.65 Ratings00 Ratings
Data quality management7.820 Ratings00 Ratings
Automated sales alerts and tasks7.116 Ratings00 Ratings
Campaign Management
Comparison of Campaign Management features of Product A and Product B
7Sheep
8.6
10 Ratings
12% above category average
Twilio SendGrid
-
Ratings
Calendaring9.11 Ratings00 Ratings
Event/webinar marketing8.010 Ratings00 Ratings
Social Media Marketing
Comparison of Social Media Marketing features of Product A and Product B
7Sheep
8.3
2 Ratings
10% above category average
Twilio SendGrid
-
Ratings
Social sharing and campaigns8.32 Ratings00 Ratings
Social profile integration8.32 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
7Sheep
6.8
21 Ratings
10% below category average
Twilio SendGrid
8.1
46 Ratings
5% above category average
Dashboards6.420 Ratings8.544 Ratings
Standard reports6.421 Ratings8.644 Ratings
Custom reports7.612 Ratings7.228 Ratings
Platform & Infrastructure
Comparison of Platform & Infrastructure features of Product A and Product B
7Sheep
7.6
20 Ratings
0% above category average
Twilio SendGrid
-
Ratings
API8.510 Ratings00 Ratings
Role-based workflow & approvals6.813 Ratings00 Ratings
Customizability7.818 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with Salesforce.com7.31 Ratings00 Ratings
Pre-Send Testing
Comparison of Pre-Send Testing features of Product A and Product B
7Sheep
-
Ratings
Twilio SendGrid
9.1
8 Ratings
10% above category average
URL Validation00 Ratings9.38 Ratings
Link Tracking00 Ratings9.08 Ratings
Image Validation00 Ratings9.07 Ratings
Inbox Display00 Ratings9.38 Ratings
Email Accessibility Tools00 Ratings9.08 Ratings
Spelling and Grammar Check00 Ratings8.66 Ratings
Spam Testing00 Ratings9.38 Ratings
Email Previews00 Ratings9.08 Ratings
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User Ratings
7SheepTwilio SendGrid
Likelihood to Recommend
8.1
(22 ratings)
5.0
(57 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.2
(3 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
7.0
(2 ratings)
1.0
(4 ratings)
Support Rating
8.2
(3 ratings)
3.0
(9 ratings)
User Testimonials
7SheepTwilio SendGrid
Likelihood to Recommend
7Sheep
I use 7Sheep for marketing as a sales person. This works well for me as a single user. I do not think I could use the software together with my colleagues. Although we could have separated lists the access rights might not fit our use case. It has a strong marketing focus and cannot replace a full CRM system.
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Twilio
I think Sendgrid is a great tool for sending out emails of all types. I've primarily used it for transactional emails as we've had other solutions for marketing emails, but I'm sure it would do just a good job - there is a "Marketing" section within the app you can use. Sendgrid integrates really easily with the development frameworks I've used, such as Laravel and Lumen; I've also integrated it with Moodle with ease.
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Pros
7Sheep
  • When preparing an event, 7Sheep takes care of pretty much everything you need to select, inform, and register participants, as well as prepare materials for the events, such as name badges and signature lists.
  • We also use 7Sheep for reporting on communications activities.
  • 7Sheep allows you to build simple or complex forms and questionnaires which we use both for events and independent surveys.
  • The drag and drop HTML editor makes things look good without a lot of extra effort.
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Twilio
  • Managing email lists / audiences is easy with features like groups and segments.
  • They provide pre-built email templates that are very easy to modify. It is also super easy to create new email templates with their drag-and-drop email builder.
  • Provides clear / easy-to-read analytics of email campaigns.
  • I can easily import large email contact lists all at once or add a user manually one-at-a-time, when needed.
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Cons
7Sheep
  • I know that they are working on a simpler way to send a test e-mail to yourself. This will streamline my activities as well and I look forward to that system change (which was suggested by a client. I have also suggested improvements which have been implemented.)
  • I miss an easy unsubscribe feature (like you get in MailChimp). Overall, 7Sheep's system is more flexible (good) but that does make it more complex to split up (not so good).
  • Setting up the SPF record in our DNS system was flexible and easy but for DKIM integration we had to contact the 7Sheep support. They do not check or show the necessary records in the tool. Customer service was great, though, so not a very big problem, just a bit of a nuisance.
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Twilio
  • Not necessarily their Email API but their email in general - they are currently in beta for automated email sequences but are still bare bones. Much more work is needed before it can be used mainstream and be able to convert everything to SendGrid.
  • Helping with warming up our dedicated IP for the best-sending score.
  • We seem to hit the promotions folder a decent amount (maybe the IP problem above) and even a lot of their emails hit my spam or promotions folder (whether they be transactional or marketing) which isn't a great sign when trusting an ESP.
  • Transactional email sequences would be a huge plus.
  • Now that Twilio owns SenGrid, having an integrated platform where you could see all our transactional emails together.
  • Better reporting and split reporting between transactional and marketing emails.
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Likelihood to Renew
7Sheep
The tool serves our needs and we like the user interface. The few times we contacted support they were super helpful and responsive. When we asked for more integrations they confirmed the integrations we need (e.g. Hipchat) for the near future.
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Twilio
No answers on this topic
Usability
7Sheep
It is easy to use and if I do have a problem or question I receive an answer almost immediately.
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Twilio
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 Rating
7Sheep
With both chat and email support I have always had enough ways to get through to them! Their support is good, honest and most importantly supportive. They helped us set up and start using the tool when we got stuck. Moving from Mailchimp where there were some semantic lessons to learn and they took the time to help us get used to 7Sheep
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Twilio
Twilio SendGrid Email API is everything we want it to be, and we have no reason to look for any other solution. Features and pricing match exactly what we need. As developers for SaaS products, Twilio SendGrid Email API provides a great service. I hope that they stay this way and don't inflate the service with too many marketing oriented features, because there are other tools for that and Twilio SendGrid Email API is a API for sending email first and foremost.
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Alternatives Considered
7Sheep
I've mostly used survey monkey and google forms and doodle for small inexpensive jobs - anything more sophisticated always seemed to cost more than the actual fee I charge. 7sheep does everything they do, but it automates a lot of the processing, for a cost which is affordable and makes me more efficient - as I can use my subscription for different clients.
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Twilio
If given a choice between the two, I would pick Mandrill over SendGrid. Mandrill is slightly more expensive but the data & reports that you receive from it make the service worth it. Mandrill lets you export reports over a period of time, view the actual content of emails that you've dispatched and the customer support is way better. If you can bear the slightly higher cost, Mandrill would be a better choice.
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Return on Investment
7Sheep
  • With the translation support we have translated forms into Spanish for our producers and this has been a really positive benefit for them as a partner.
  • I am able to monitor interest in different products very easily and so re-target particular varieties to specific regions.
  • Text message campaigns mean that we can directly engage: especially for physical meetings, tasting reminders and so forth.
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Twilio
  • Our clients experience significant ROI from their web forms - without receipt of forms, many of them would not still be in business.
  • As a solution for clients' sites, we find SendGrid is a fast installation and a 1 stop problem solver, saving us man-hours.
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ScreenShots

7Sheep Screenshots

Screenshot of Welcome pageScreenshot of Consolidated Contact/prospect View with TrackingScreenshot of Drag and drop HTML e-mail editorScreenshot of Create field for formScreenshot of Edit field for formScreenshot of E-mail delivery statistics