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Score 7.9 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

Twilio SendGrid

Twilio SendGrid Email Marketing is perfect for organizations both big and small that may be on a lower budget. It is a very affordable solution for users with a large number of email addresses. While other providers may offer "free" storage for email contacts... the cost to send campaigns to those contacts can be very costly. While they do not offer widgets or other integrations for websites/social media... it is very easy to import and manage contacts. Additionally, they offer a comprehensive self-help support section online, but it's also easy to hop on the phone or on chat with a rep if you ever need technical support or assistance. Twilio SendGrid Email Marketing may not be the most affordable solution for users who are not currently sending email campaigns to their users, but are simply storing email contacts
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

ClickSend
Twilio SendGrid
6.6
WYSIWYG email editor
ClickSend
Twilio SendGrid
6.6
Dynamic content
ClickSend
Twilio SendGrid
6.8
Ability to test dynamic content
ClickSend
Twilio SendGrid
7.1
Landing pages
ClickSend
Twilio SendGrid
4.5
A/B testing
ClickSend
Twilio SendGrid
6.4
Mobile optimization
ClickSend
Twilio SendGrid
6.0
Email deliverability reporting
ClickSend
Twilio SendGrid
8.4
List management
ClickSend
Twilio SendGrid
7.0
Triggered drip sequences
ClickSend
Twilio SendGrid
6.3

Reporting & Analytics

ClickSend
Twilio SendGrid
6.7
Dashboards
ClickSend
Twilio SendGrid
7.2
Standard reports
ClickSend
Twilio SendGrid
7.5
Custom reports
ClickSend
Twilio SendGrid
5.5

Pre-Send Testing

ClickSend
Twilio SendGrid
5.9
URL Validation
ClickSend
Twilio SendGrid
6.8
Link Tracking
ClickSend
Twilio SendGrid
6.8
Image Validation
ClickSend
Twilio SendGrid
5.7
Inbox Display
ClickSend
Twilio SendGrid
5.5
Email Accessibility Tools
ClickSend
Twilio SendGrid
6.4
Spelling and Grammar Check
ClickSend
Twilio SendGrid
3.3
Spam Testing
ClickSend
Twilio SendGrid
5.7
Email Previews
ClickSend
Twilio SendGrid
6.6

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

Twilio SendGrid

  • Drag and drop email designer for transactional emails - super nice even though I do code, it's much quicker and easier to implement without code.
  • Very simple implementation. Only a few lines of code need to be added in our backend and boom we were up and running in less than a day.
  • Listening to customer feedback. They regularly send emails about new features and ask for feedback to improve their software.
  • Some of the cheapest and best dedicated IPs.
  • Easy integration and setup between marketing and transactional emails. Super helpful to have everything in one place.
Evan Laird | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

ClickSend

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

Twilio SendGrid

  • Actually viewing previous emails dispatched. SendGrid does not have this feature - although it provides numbers on emails dispatched within 3 days for the cheapest plan.
  • The service asks you to pay more (although a minimal amount) to have visibility on email activity upto 30 days in the past.
  • The API doesn't allow an export of a report of email activity over a period of time. It can be quite frustrating at times to be limited in this way.
  • Their customer support isn't the best. Certainly some room for improvement there.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

ClickSend

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Twilio SendGrid

Twilio SendGrid 1.0
Based on 4 answers
It has the potential to be really cool. However, it feels as if it was created by developers for developers (and I work with developers, yet even for me the instrument was somewhat not easy to use - just read SendGrid's help manuals...) However, if you are into data and your way of thinking is more mathematical rather than lyrical, you'll enjoy this instrument
Zee Gimon | 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

Twilio SendGrid

Twilio SendGrid 4.9
Based on 13 answers
Twilio SendGrid Email API is everything we want it to be, and we have no reason to look for any other solution. Features and pricing match exactly what we need. As developers for SaaS products, Twilio SendGrid Email API provides a great service. I hope that they stay this way and don't inflate the service with too many marketing oriented features, because there are other tools for that and Twilio SendGrid Email API is a API for sending email first and foremost.
Bryan McAnulty | 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

Twilio SendGrid

With ExpressPigeon, SendGrid stacks up very well and actually provides just as much functionality for us as ExpressPigeon, but costs surrounding that use was advantageous with ExpressPigeon. SendGrid has recently added functionality that brings it closer to Act-On, specifically on the marketing automation end. This really allows users to create long-term campaigns.
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

Twilio SendGrid

  • Our clients experience significant ROI from their web forms - without receipt of forms, many of them would not still be in business.
  • As a solution for clients' sites, we find SendGrid is a fast installation and a 1 stop problem solver, saving us man-hours.
Darcy Knapp, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Twilio SendGrid

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

Twilio SendGrid

General

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

Twilio SendGrid Editions & Modules

Edition
FreeFree
Basic15.002
Advanced60.002
  1. none
  2. per month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ClickSend
8.0
Twilio SendGrid
7.4

Usability

ClickSend
Twilio SendGrid
1.0

Support Rating

ClickSend
8.0
Twilio SendGrid
4.9

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