Allegrow vs. SparkPost

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Allegrow
Score 9.0 out of 10
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Allegrow is a platform for inbox placement optimization - this means optimizing demand generation, so more emails to prospects and customers land in the primary inbox, not spam or unfocused folders. On implementation of Allegrow, the user will be able to calculate from real-time data what percentage of outbound emails are landing in spam folders and use interactions, insights and content testing inside the platform to improve the user's sender reputation over time. This can drive improved open…N/A
SparkPost
Score 5.2 out of 10
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The SparkPost Email Delivery Platform is built to help businesses deliver more value. Its features include real-time analysis of email delivery and customer engagement as well as personalized email templates. Users can also pick from any of the numerous APIs to integrate into communication. SparkPost is designed to provide all users need to power businesses for greater growth.
$30
per month
Pricing
AllegrowSparkPost
Editions & Modules
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Starter
$30
per month
Premier
$75
per month
Enterprise
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AllegrowSparkPost
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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User Ratings
AllegrowSparkPost
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(2 ratings)
1.0
(6 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
1.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
AllegrowSparkPost
Likelihood to Recommend
Allegrow
It's well suited for small businesses who don't have a large email list (less than 20K size), on a budget, and wants a simple solution to warm up their domain and IP. It's less appropriate if you plan on sending emails to a large list because the pricing can be a bit too expensive. As a side note, if you send more than 20K emails per month, for every 1,000 emails, you need to connect a different email address to Allegrow. Given they allow 5 accounts, this can add up very quickly which will push you into the next pricing plan.
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Bird (formerly MessageBird)
Our early experiences with SparkPost were great; we were looking for a low-cost (or no-cost) solution to our email messaging needs, and SparkPost had the best low-cost option: 100,000 messages per month for free, guaranteed for life. Even though our team has experience with other APIs, we chose SparkPost because it felt like the best value. Our experience with it was great. Two years ago, they discontinued their free option but sent the existing users the following message: "When you signed up, we promised that if we ever changed the terms of our 100K free plan, we would continue to honor the original plan for the life of the account. I would like to reaffirm this promise: while this plan is no longer available to new customers, you are grandfathered into this level of free sending volume." The following year, apparently following a change in leadership, they decided to "deprecate" existing free plans, dropping us down from 100,000 messages per month to 500, the lowest of any email API service I'm aware of. No recognition of the broken promise, the reneged guarantee, just a 20% off coupon. This atrocious behavior that reeks of a new culture of squeezing as much money as possible out of its users and has coincided with a steady deterioration of functionality and customer service. At this point, I have no idea why anyone would pay more for a worse service that treats its users so poorly when you could use SendGrid or a similar competitor for a lower price and way more features.
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Pros
Allegrow
  • Improved deliverability
  • Improved email send rate
  • Learning and understanding spam filters
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Bird (formerly MessageBird)
  • When you don't want to spent time writing your own code to send emails from your apps
  • When you're looking for a product which provides all that you need regarding email features to make it part of your software
  • When you want to use a product which includes templates that can be re-used instead of writing your own and all the required effort to do that
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Cons
Allegrow
  • Less disturbance to mail due to the amount of emails being received in the inbox
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Bird (formerly MessageBird)
  • When I first implemented SparkPost, I did not take advantage of the sub-account feature, and my account was suspended on New Year's Eve. It took two days until I could speak with a support representative to get my account re-activated. I am now using sub-accounts to alleviate the underlying problem, but I was disappointed that my account was suspended by an automated system with no notice.
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Support Rating
Allegrow
Allegrow's support team is second to none. After spending months back and forth via email correspondences, the pending issue was the direct fault of my email configuration SPF record. All this time spent was cause by me not them. They were kind enough to offer unrelentless support with ample details.They truly and genuinely care about each customer. Don't matter how big or small. One of their reps. is an all star as he held my hand every step of the way.All and all, I highly recommend Allegrow for warming up your domain and IP because their support wont leave you hanging like other services I used before!God bless you guys tremendously!
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Bird (formerly MessageBird)
Would give it a zero if I could. Their customer service used to be incredible; fast response times, really hands-on with their users, and a pretty regular feedback process. They sent me an awesome t-shirt that became part of my go-to climbing gear. But for the past year, their response times went way down, their customer service was less helpful and generally a lot more rude, and they haven't asked for customer input once since their leadership change
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Alternatives Considered
Allegrow
I havent used other Allegrow alternatives. I chose Allegrow because of their lifetime deal on AppSumo and they were the only warm up email services I knew about at the time.
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Bird (formerly MessageBird)
Mailchimp and sendgrid are giving good services and good customer support 24/7 and ROI is increased with this as transition is very smooth. SparkPost is very expensive and not good as much as we think and they will least worried about your mails, tickets, call and messages. Highly not recommended this SparkPost to any one
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Return on Investment
Allegrow
  • Improved deliverability of emails
  • Deliverability improved by 24% on average across several email accounts
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Bird (formerly MessageBird)
  • It has helped us with our IP health and making sure that we avoid spam traps
  • Very high deliverability and automatic retrying once they have the event
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