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Score 9.1 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

ContactPigeon

It is a platform with all the requisite features to meet the needs of a complete digital marketing campaign: email marketing with countless automation rules, pop-ups that serve as simple sign-ups or even as cross-sell and up-sell tools, push notifications with ready-made templates for vital functions like browse and cart abandonment, the ability to create offsite landing pages, creation of Facebook ads, and much much more. I really can't think of one scenario in which ContactPigeon won't provide solid solutions.
Makis Paraskevopoulos | 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

ContactPigeon
Twilio SendGrid
6.0
WYSIWYG email editor
ContactPigeon
Twilio SendGrid
6.2
Dynamic content
ContactPigeon
Twilio SendGrid
5.7
Ability to test dynamic content
ContactPigeon
Twilio SendGrid
5.6
Landing pages
ContactPigeon
Twilio SendGrid
5.2
A/B testing
ContactPigeon
Twilio SendGrid
5.6
Mobile optimization
ContactPigeon
Twilio SendGrid
6.4
Email deliverability reporting
ContactPigeon
Twilio SendGrid
8.2
List management
ContactPigeon
Twilio SendGrid
6.4
Triggered drip sequences
ContactPigeon
Twilio SendGrid
5.0

Reporting & Analytics

ContactPigeon
Twilio SendGrid
5.6
Dashboards
ContactPigeon
Twilio SendGrid
6.6
Standard reports
ContactPigeon
Twilio SendGrid
6.1
Custom reports
ContactPigeon
Twilio SendGrid
4.1

Pre-Send Testing

ContactPigeon
Twilio SendGrid
1.0
URL Validation
ContactPigeon
Twilio SendGrid
1.0
Link Tracking
ContactPigeon
Twilio SendGrid
1.0
Image Validation
ContactPigeon
Twilio SendGrid
1.0
Inbox Display
ContactPigeon
Twilio SendGrid
1.0
Email Accessibility Tools
ContactPigeon
Twilio SendGrid
1.0
Spelling and Grammar Check
ContactPigeon
Twilio SendGrid
1.0
Spam Testing
ContactPigeon
Twilio SendGrid
1.0
Email Previews
ContactPigeon
Twilio SendGrid
1.0

Pros

ContactPigeon

  • Customized newsletters with segmentations to target specific customers according to their visits in our website.
  • Landing pages, with [graphics] we create. It creates a special link for every campaign/landing page for use in our advertisements.
  • Pop ups in site. [We] can have pop ups in every page of our site. [We] want [this] in order to inform our customers for extra [discounts] [or] [gifts].
Anonymous | 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

ContactPigeon

  • The UI is too complex sometimes (hopefully their support is always there for us!)
Apostolis Lianos | 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

Likelihood to Renew

ContactPigeon

ContactPigeon 9.1
Based on 1 answer
I am absolutely happy with their services. For any problem or idea that arises, the support team is there to provide solutions, advise, and even write code for the website.
Makis Paraskevopoulos | TrustRadius Reviewer

Twilio SendGrid

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

ContactPigeon

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

ContactPigeon

ContactPigeon 9.1
Based on 1 answer
It is honestly the best support team I've ever seen, always ready and willing to help.
Makis Paraskevopoulos | TrustRadius Reviewer

Twilio SendGrid

Twilio SendGrid 6.8
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

ContactPigeon

[I] haven't used other [products].
Anonymous | 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

ContactPigeon

  • 25% growth in Email orders (YoY).
  • Higher open rates up to +46%.
Apostolis Lianos | 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

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Pricing Details

ContactPigeon

General

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

ContactPigeon Editions & Modules

Edition
Standard$198.001
Pro$385.001
Enterprise$980.001
  1. per month/billed annually
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. Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ContactPigeon
9.1
Twilio SendGrid
7.0

Likelihood to Renew

ContactPigeon
9.1
Twilio SendGrid

Usability

ContactPigeon
Twilio SendGrid
1.0

Support Rating

ContactPigeon
9.1
Twilio SendGrid
6.8

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