What users are saying about
17 Ratings
2 Ratings
17 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 8.3 out of 100
2 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 9.7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Benchmark Email

For low volume non-profits, Benchmark Email provides a respectable free service. Ease of use is high and customization of the email is good. The discount for 501(c)(3) organizations and fully free use for non-profits that help children is commendable. Although the GUI editor is flexible and easy to learn, it does have some issues with certain detailed formatting concerns, like properly showing the newlines between paragraphs. Image/photo processing and presentation is similarly both easy to use, but frustrating due to some capability gaps and quirks, like specifying image sizes and display on hi-resolution devices.

Overall, Benchmark Email provides a good service that is easy to learn to expand your communication reach; however, the ROI and satisfaction may not be as high if paying fees comparable to other offerings.
Tim Colson | TrustRadius Reviewer

DirectLync

Girls PACT receives regular compliments on its website! The audience for our website is potential donors. DirectLync nailed it! The design is clean, modern, professional, user friendly, intuitive and really represents our brand. They gave us some great coaching and guidance as we were creating and preparing content. It was a really fun project!
Michelle Shegda | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

Benchmark Email
8.4
DirectLync
8.5
WYSIWYG email editor
Benchmark Email
7.8
DirectLync
Dynamic content
Benchmark Email
8.1
DirectLync
Ability to test dynamic content
Benchmark Email
9.2
DirectLync
Landing pages
Benchmark Email
9.6
DirectLync
A/B testing
Benchmark Email
9.3
DirectLync
Mobile optimization
Benchmark Email
8.9
DirectLync
Email deliverability reporting
Benchmark Email
8.5
DirectLync
8.0
List management
Benchmark Email
5.9
DirectLync
9.0
Triggered drip sequences
Benchmark Email
8.2
DirectLync

Reporting & Analytics

Benchmark Email
7.5
DirectLync
Dashboards
Benchmark Email
7.6
DirectLync
Standard reports
Benchmark Email
7.6
DirectLync
Custom reports
Benchmark Email
7.3
DirectLync

Pros

Benchmark Email

  • Great native split testing for a/b groups.
  • Automation of list cleaning is a breeze -- very easy!
  • Native analytics are decent, but not amazing.
Blake Baron | TrustRadius Reviewer

DirectLync

  • DirectLync is knowledgeable in their field, which saves us time (and money).
  • They have a creative team onsite to answer questions promptly.
  • Regularly updating products and services to better serve its customers.
Michelle Shegda | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Benchmark Email

  • Scheduling emails can be a nightmare. I, for some reason, can never schedule an email at the correct time I want. They make the time zones confusing and it's in a 24 hour format which is annoying.
  • You can customize well in the editor but it can be an extremely painful experience if you make a mistake. There's no undo button after you save something.
  • Email automation is available but it's extremely basic.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

DirectLync

  • Girls PACT is located in Los Angeles. Newsletters are scheduled for PST, yet distributed on EST. It’s an odd glitch and may be a user error.
Michelle Shegda | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Benchmark Email

Of the free email marketing services I tried, Benchmark could only stack up against Zoho Campaigns and Moosend. as unfortunately, MailChimp has better signup form customization options, SendinBlue's free plan offers advanced automation and MailerLite offers advanced customization and the creation of landing page.I do believe that Benchmark email has a lot of potential, and if they fix the design issues and the allow signup forms to have their own URLs that can easily be shared, then they would stack up well against most free ESPs.
Abigail Nwaocha | TrustRadius Reviewer

DirectLync

No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Benchmark Email

  • If we think particularly on the ROI then benchmark email gives you a definite amount of ROI. But it takes time, you will see the results after a six month span of time. Because sending an email itself is a slow and steady process to follow.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

DirectLync

  • DirectLync has saved our marketing budget thousands of dollars! They have been so generous supporting the marketing needs of Girls PACT, a nonprofit organization.
Michelle Shegda | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Pricing Details

Benchmark Email

General

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

Benchmark Email Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

DirectLync

General

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

DirectLync Editions & Modules

Edition
Basic$20.001
Essential$99.001
Pro$249.001
Premium$599.001
  1. Month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Benchmark Email
8.0
DirectLync
10.0

Likelihood to Renew

Benchmark Email
8.0
DirectLync

Add comparison