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Score 8.1 out of 100
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Score 8.5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

ClickSend

ClickSend supports live chats, where instant messaging is done for both formal or informal discussions. Besides, proper management of tasks, from the simplified ones to the complex ones, and every player is well assigned. The option of bar code in this application ensures there is the automation of many tasks and reduces paperwork.
Lamark Lingo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Mailchimp Transactional Email (Mandrill)

Any system that requires transactional email message functionality as an external service. The benefits of a well managed and vetted server to maintain reputation as well as being reliability is well worth the effort needed to integrate towards the API specs
Darren Douglas Lee | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

ClickSend

  • You can add list of users just by uploading numbers CSV or by uploading detailed CSV.
  • You can generate quick campaigns just like in email, save templates with URLs, send immediately, or schedule for a certain date and hour. They have analytics, shared, and private numbers. I like that it is super straightforward.
  • You can make automated campaings that will be sent every time a new user joins a list. This you can do with 3rd-party integrations such as your own app or Zapier since ClickSend already has this integration.
  • Super cheap and it's what I like most. You pay for SMS in bulk with really competitive prices. Most SMS companies want to charge by the number of users, and when you have 32,000 active users or +130,000 users it just becomes expensive so ClickSend is the SMS solution.
  • In general, using ClickSend is quick and the learning curve for new users is flat since it's almost the same as an email marketing tool just for SMS and compressed.
Ramón Carmona Medina | TrustRadius Reviewer

Mailchimp Transactional Email (Mandrill)

  • Mandrill is extremely reliable. We switched from using a platform that was very hit-or-miss, but we never had a single deliverability issue with Mandrill's transactional API. Every email was sent reliably and quickly.
  • Mandrill's reporting and debugging features made it easy to ensure that all our messages were getting delivered to the right place in a timely manner. In fact, Mandrill's tools were so robust that we used it as an end-around way of debugging another failing service we were using.
  • Mandrill is a very affordable add-on to an existing MailChimp account. Adding an extra layer of reliability was a no-brainer, and made the cost essentially negligible to our organization.
Josh Holloway | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

ClickSend

  • Cost
  • Better learning and onboarding experience
  • A better crm that works with it.
Moses Thien | TrustRadius Reviewer

Mailchimp Transactional Email (Mandrill)

  • The rate-limit system can be troubling. If you are switching providers and already have a large e-mail volume, you're going to want to transition slowly. The per-hour send limits are initially very low, and if you have any deliverability or complaint hiccups, they will plummet quickly. The Mandrill support staff is very helpful in this area - they will not (and claim that they can not) manipulate send limits for any account at any time for any reason.
  • Billing is combined in with a paid MailChimp subscription, which didn't used to be the case.
  • No free tier.
Jim Rubenstein | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

ClickSend

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Mailchimp Transactional Email (Mandrill)

Mailchimp Transactional Email (Mandrill) 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Mailchimp does a good job of documenting the service
Micah Jones | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

ClickSend

ClickSend 8.0
Based on 1 answer
In general, support is good. Actually they usually write to you about things like when you upload your first contacts, send your first campaign, or when you forget to put the opt-out option. Of course, they are automated emails but it happens that if you reply to one of them a real support agent will attend to your case. If you have any doubt you can write directly to support by email. I'm not sure if they are using Zendesk or any other kind of program but they usually answer in less than 2 hours. Still, the option of an actual real-time chat is missing.
Ramón Carmona Medina | TrustRadius Reviewer

Mailchimp Transactional Email (Mandrill)

Mailchimp Transactional Email (Mandrill) 6.8
Based on 4 answers
I haven't personally reached out to their support team, but the feedback I've heard from our tech support and engineering teams have been that their response to questions has often been they either are unsure or that Mandrill is what it is. For example, when our customers weren't able to see opens and clicks for all emails sent, and we reached out to their support, the response was it is what it is, and they'll send a notification to our app if they can.
Jared DeLong | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

ClickSend

The starting price of ClickSend is significantly low, and one is not bailed, instead, they pay for what they use. ClickSend works in almost all devices, from Apple products, Windows, and even Android devices. The existence of intelligent mail support is another driver that makes ClickSend more advanced and reputable, as it tracks the minds of audiences and even employees.
Lamark Lingo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Mailchimp Transactional Email (Mandrill)

So we actually work with clients across all of the platforms listed above, but Mandrill has a huge ease of use bonus in its favor, especially when working with clients who are setting up a Cart Recovery style marketing campaign for the first time or are looking for a bit of a fire-and-forget setup. With more sophisticated clients (on the scale of global ecommerce companies), who have a larger subscriber/customer base and in-house design teams, we find that Mandrill usually isn't enough
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

ClickSend

  • It increase speed to lead
  • it increase response rate
  • gives a positive increase in sales ROI
Moses Thien | TrustRadius Reviewer

Mailchimp Transactional Email (Mandrill)

  • It helped us to grow our customer database substantially in the last quarter.
  • Last week we reached 62% customer engagement in our campaign. This is very good customer engagement for our projects.
  • In the last quarter we achieved our target by 135%.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

ClickSend

General

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

ClickSend Editions & Modules

Edition
SMS$0.01771
Email$0.00562
  1. Per text for at least 2,000 texts
  2. Per email for at least 25,000 emails
Additional Pricing Details

Mailchimp Transactional Email (Mandrill)

General

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

Mailchimp Transactional Email (Mandrill) Editions & Modules

Edition
Premium$2991
Standard14.991
Essentials9.991
Free$01
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

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