Blueshift vs. Twilio Zipwhip (discontinued)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Blueshift
Score 7.8 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
Blueshift Labs is a marketing automation software solution offered by Blueshift Labs. It tracks data for individuals, but does not have an attribution model.N/A
Twilio Zipwhip (discontinued)
Score 7.7 out of 10
N/A
Zipwhip, a texting-for-businesses application for two-way text between a company and its customers, was acquired by Twilio, and discontinued.
$19
per month
Pricing
BlueshiftTwilio Zipwhip (discontinued)
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Starter
$19.00
per month
Unlimited
$49.00
per month
Premium
$99.00
per month
Commercial
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BlueshiftTwilio Zipwhip (discontinued)
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
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User Ratings
BlueshiftTwilio Zipwhip (discontinued)
Likelihood to Recommend
7.7
(6 ratings)
5.3
(10 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
1.4
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
BlueshiftTwilio Zipwhip (discontinued)
Likelihood to Recommend
Blueshift Labs
I think Blueshift is well suited as a CRM. It does a great job handling the customer information that you need, placing it, and displaying it in one concise place. They could do better in regards to being forthcoming with information. Documentation is weak, and depending on who you speak with on the support team, they may have different answers to the problem you're having. In my experience, there are a lot of inconsistencies in how they think about reporting, that someone who's been in marketing for the past 10-years, has to relearn and rethink how we share data for KPIs.
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Discontinued Products
Zipwhip is well suited for many scenarios. Not only do we save money and time with integrations with other programs we have, but we can follow up with a client regarding a trip, should we need further information. A client makes an online reservation and we receive a notification. While we have most of the trip details, the number portion for the drop-off location is missing, so we can reach out directly to the client via Zipwhip and request this information. All aspects of the booking can be done online and with texting and without emails or calls, which is often what many clients who book online prefer. Zipwhip has improved its images/ photos which is fantastic as we use this to send vehicle images to clients, which helps secure bookings. Our employees also use it to send us images of receipts, vehicle engine warning lights that may come on, and other issues (such as a client who may have left a mess in a vehicle). We're also able to send clients documents too, which is great. Obviously, if we have a client with an issue or who is upset, texting is not the best platform on which to address their issues, but it helps us to assess the situation/ issue and gather information before we call the client in person.
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Pros
Blueshift Labs
  • Customer Segments + Recommendations Tool - Blueshift and has helped with automating and personalizing our retargeting efforts. The true value of Blueshift was realized when we could launch triggered marketing campaigns targeted to specific segments based on a user's behavior onsite, and deliver relevant personalized content using the AI-based Recommendations tool.
  • Integration with Segment and other apps
  • Retargeting with dynamic content pulled from data feeds / catalogs
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Discontinued Products
  • API to allow triggered text messaging.
  • Tied to a direct phone number that people can also call.
  • Easy to track a conversation in a thread.
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Cons
Blueshift Labs
  • Campaign management features like drag and drop, copying elements - general ease of use improvements to the UX
  • Ability to move customers easily from one campaign to another with one click
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Discontinued Products
  • I would like the quick-use app that pulls from the taskbar to be able to hold more characters- It can only do 250 while the main screen can do 600.
  • The ability to send video through this program would significantly enhance its functionality for us.
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Likelihood to Renew
Blueshift Labs
We're not in the mood to start this process over at this time. A lot of hard work went into it.
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Discontinued Products
No answers on this topic
Usability
Blueshift Labs
No answers on this topic
Discontinued Products
It was very easy for users to use, straight forward, and user friendly. The desktop app is very basic but easy to reply to an incoming text, but the user had to know to allow Chrome notifications to see new incoming text via the web browser, which is how they mainly used it.
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Support Rating
Blueshift Labs
No answers on this topic
Discontinued Products
Swift response time, multiple people have been willing to help with any issue, really anything you could be looking for from a service standpoint, they offer.
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Alternatives Considered
Blueshift Labs
Customer has a better UX/UI but Blueshift's capabilities are far stronger. The price is also more interesting considering what it does. Blueshift doesn't have certain integrations that are useful for startups (like Slack) but it's something that they should be having soon. Social media interconnection is also a step in the right direction that Customer hasn't moved toward
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Discontinued Products
Zipwhip is just a little bit more user-friendly than AliveChat because it allows you to text people on more scale. AliveChat has a great website chat function, but its texting platform is a little more clunky than Zipwhip. Zipwhip is a little more expensive but definitely the better product.
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Return on Investment
Blueshift Labs
  • Blueshift has had a tremendous impact on our email marketing KPIs. The AI-based approach and Recommendations tool has led to increased engagement.
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Discontinued Products
  • Less confusing worker experience for our customers
  • Less back and forth communication
  • Less need for documentation about things communicated over text
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ScreenShots

Blueshift Screenshots

Screenshot of Single Customer ViewScreenshot of Advanced SegmentationScreenshot of Multi-Channel Customer JourneysScreenshot of Personalized RecommendationsScreenshot of Campaign Performance ReportingScreenshot of Single Customer View