Apollo.io vs. ZeroBounce

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Apollo.io
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
Apollo is a sales intelligence platform with tools to help users engage with prospects. Sellers and marketers can use Apollo to discover more customers in market, connect with contacts, and establish a modern go-to-market strategy. Apollo's B2B Database includes over 220M contacts and 30M companies. Teams can leverage Apollo’s Engagement Suite to scale outbound activity and sequences effectively. Finally, Apollo's Intelligence Engine supports the user's go-to-market processes…
$59
per month
ZeroBounce
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
ZeroBounce is an email list validator that removes all invalid email addresses to prevent bounces and preserve the sender's reputation.
$18
per month 2,000 emails
Pricing
Apollo.ioZeroBounce
Editions & Modules
Basic
$59
per month per user
Professional
$99
per month per user
Organization
$1,188
per year per user
Email Validation
$18.00
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Apollo.ioZeroBounce
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional Details20% discount for annual billing on the Basic and Professional plans.ZeroBounce offers monthly plans for between 2,000 and 1,000,000 emails that range from $18 to $2,250 per month. They also offer pay-as-you-go volume pricing that decreases as you scale, with credits that never expire. Enterprise customers who need to send more than 1,000,000 emails per month should contact the ZeroBounce sales team for a customized quote.
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Features
Apollo.ioZeroBounce
Prospecting
Comparison of Prospecting features of Product A and Product B
Apollo.io
7.8
11 Ratings
2% above category average
ZeroBounce
-
Ratings
Advanced search8.111 Ratings00 Ratings
Identification of new leads6.911 Ratings00 Ratings
List quality7.911 Ratings00 Ratings
List upload/download8.810 Ratings00 Ratings
Ideal customer targeting8.111 Ratings00 Ratings
Load time/data access7.311 Ratings00 Ratings
Sales Intelligence Data Standards
Comparison of Sales Intelligence Data Standards features of Product A and Product B
Apollo.io
6.1
11 Ratings
21% below category average
ZeroBounce
-
Ratings
Contact information5.811 Ratings00 Ratings
Company information5.911 Ratings00 Ratings
Industry information6.510 Ratings00 Ratings
Data Augmentation & Lead Qualification
Comparison of Data Augmentation & Lead Qualification features of Product A and Product B
Apollo.io
8.4
11 Ratings
12% above category average
ZeroBounce
-
Ratings
Lead qualification process8.68 Ratings00 Ratings
Smart lists and recommendations8.79 Ratings00 Ratings
Salesforce integration9.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Company/business profiles8.410 Ratings00 Ratings
Alerts and reminders8.98 Ratings00 Ratings
Data hygiene9.010 Ratings00 Ratings
Automatic data refresh9.59 Ratings00 Ratings
Tags4.74 Ratings00 Ratings
Filters and segmentation8.910 Ratings00 Ratings
Sales Intelligence Email Features
Comparison of Sales Intelligence Email Features features of Product A and Product B
Apollo.io
8.6
7 Ratings
14% above category average
ZeroBounce
-
Ratings
Sales email templates7.27 Ratings00 Ratings
Append emails to records9.96 Ratings00 Ratings
Best Alternatives
Apollo.ioZeroBounce
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Score 9.1 out of 10
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Score 6.4 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Lead411
Lead411
Score 9.1 out of 10
Sinch Mailgun
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Score 6.4 out of 10
Enterprises
D&B Hoovers
D&B Hoovers
Score 8.8 out of 10

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User Ratings
Apollo.ioZeroBounce
Likelihood to Recommend
7.9
(30 ratings)
9.6
(4 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(5 ratings)
8.7
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Apollo.ioZeroBounce
Likelihood to Recommend
Apollo.io
Best suited for contact discovery on LinkedIn or for that matter any website, but it works best on LinkedIn. It saves tons of work, you can simply select the complete list of people you want to contact and put them directly into an email sequence. It is a little difficult to find contact info on other websites.
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ZeroBounce
ZeroBounce should be used to verify all emails prior to sending ANY campaign. I can't think of any scenario where it should NOT be used. All campaigns that include massive emails really need to be verified for correct email addresses or will chance being suspended by your email Service provider.
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Pros
Apollo.io
  • Allows users to easily add new prospects to database without much manual effort at all
  • Allows you to make cold calls from different area codes that are relevant to where your prospect is located
  • Allows A/B testing for emails so you can figure out which ones are gaining the most traction
  • You can also find prospects based off of title, company, technologies, etc
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ZeroBounce
  • Ease of use.
  • Speed of checking databases.
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Cons
Apollo.io
  • Their customer service is just terrible. You get an assigned account manager but 9/10 times they wouldn't know what you wanted and/or how the product works or how to fix it. Vast majority of the time it was a canned response that made you question if they read the message, or if they read it and did not understand a word.
  • The software was relatively buggy and lacked features that were promised upon signup. They seem to have some large corporate clients and if you aren't one none of your bug submissions, feature requests, or concerns will be addressed.
  • Their growing quickly so they seem to be very understaffed which I believe caused many of the issues above.
  • The data, while good, can quickly run out if you're looking for specific types of leads. If you're looking for something generic like Managers at companies between 10-5000 people, you can pull leads all day every day. However if you're looking for a specific industry, specific title, and specific location - don't count on having an endless supply of leads (or even really enough to use month after month).
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ZeroBounce
  • Creating a Mobile App or Desktop App that would prevent occurring logins.
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Support Rating
Apollo.io
I received excellent support at any time I opened up a ticket. But I would add to it that the tool was very self-explanatory, so there wasn't much need for support. With Outreach, we have a closer relationship with our CSM because of the intricacy in things like SFDC task mapping.
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ZeroBounce
I didn’t get much support so I couldn’t give a better rating, but I’m sure it is good.
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Alternatives Considered
Apollo.io
I have also looked into and tried Hunter.io and Lusha, and to be honest, I shouldn't compare them with Apollo. I have found Apollo to be so easy to integrate and use with all of my prospecting that I haven't really even tried out the other two. I bet I could find some useful things by using Hunter.io or Lusha as well, but there is honestly no need since I can do everything I want and more with Apollo. I would just be wasting time trying to figure out another platform when I can be focused on growing my own business with Apollo.
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ZeroBounce
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Return on Investment
Apollo.io
  • Generated a lot of expectations that were not real when we needed them
  • The ROI was positive but we decided to stop using the tool
  • We loved how easy to use it was and how easy it was to interact with the Support team
  • There is room for improvement in the video tutorials - they were from old versions of the software that would not be useful for the version at hand
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ZeroBounce
  • Clients appreciate that ZeroBounce is incorporated as part of our quality control.
  • It's a great selling feature knowing that we are taking extra steps to ensure 100% accuracy.
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ScreenShots

Apollo.io Screenshots

Screenshot of Find every prospect. Uncover high-intent contacts in your market.Screenshot of Connect with every contact. Orchestrate multi-step sequences at scale.Screenshot of Optimize your sales strategy. Unlock efficiencies and opportunities across your entire workflow.Screenshot of Apollo B2B Lead Database - Access data on more than 250M people and companies.Screenshot of Apollo Engagement Suite - Automate personalized messages across your entire pipeline.Screenshot of Apollo Intelligence Engine - Improve your revenue strategy across your workflow and boost efficiencies.

ZeroBounce Screenshots

Screenshot of email list bulk validation, with tools to increase the chances of landing in the inbox. Emails can be tested to see if they'll go to the inbox, and Activity Data displays extra insights about subscribers.Screenshot of ZeroBounce's Executive Overview report that shows: 
-Top Domains : This shows the top 10 domains found in an email list and breaks it down by percentages, giving a better picture of the different domains in the database for planning.
-Validation Results: provides the overall statistics of the different email validation results of the entire file, showing how many emails in thelist were valid, invalid, spam traps, catch-all, unknown or abuse (complainers).
-Data Appends: This shows how successful ZeroBounce was in appending additional data to the email list. For some contacts, the email checker will add the subscriber’s first and last name, gender, location and age of the email address.
-IP Location Data Appends: If uploading the IP addresses along with emails, the report will show the demographics by top countries and top regions/states.Screenshot of Email deliverability testing: The mail server tester can be used to check configurations. The inbox placement tester shows where emails will land. The inbox tester shows if the email could land in spam to fix it ahead of time.Screenshot of IP and domain blacklisting: ZeroBounce can be used to monitor an IP and domain to make sure they never end up on an email blacklist, running hundreds of daily tests to keep users updated, and making it easier to get delisted.Screenshot of See if an IP and domain are blocked: ZeroBounce can be used to monitor an IP and domain to make sure they never end up on an email blacklist, running hundreds of daily tests to keep users updated, and making it easier to get delisted.