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Score 7.5 out of 100
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Score 8.6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

ConvertKit

It is perfect for artists and content creators. It is perfect for service based providers who want to house their potential leads. Entry level entrepreneurs can also benefit. It is not an all in one type of platform, but it is useful for list building and setting up automation. If you have less than 1K subscribers, this is the route to go until you need to use automation. Then, just feel free to upgrade.
LaMeshia Conley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sendblaster

Sendblaster is a great tool for any environment. It's particularly good in organizations that do not have a full featured CRM that manages bulk email marketing and communication. Even if an organization has a great CRM, Sendblaster is still great for those marketing or communication campaigns that go out to recipients who are not already in the CRM, custom groups, bulk sending that you want to keep separate from your other CRM(s), etc.
John Vieth | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

ConvertKit
7.0
Sendblaster
8.6
WYSIWYG email editor
ConvertKit
5.0
Sendblaster
6.5
Dynamic content
ConvertKit
7.0
Sendblaster
7.5
Ability to test dynamic content
ConvertKit
7.0
Sendblaster
8.0
Landing pages
ConvertKit
7.0
Sendblaster
10.0
A/B testing
ConvertKit
7.0
Sendblaster
10.0
Mobile optimization
ConvertKit
6.5
Sendblaster
7.5
Email deliverability reporting
ConvertKit
8.0
Sendblaster
9.5
List management
ConvertKit
6.5
Sendblaster
10.0
Triggered drip sequences
ConvertKit
9.0
Sendblaster

Reporting & Analytics

ConvertKit
6.7
Sendblaster
8.0
Dashboards
ConvertKit
5.5
Sendblaster
Standard reports
ConvertKit
5.5
Sendblaster
8.0
Custom reports
ConvertKit
9.0
Sendblaster

Pre-Send Testing

ConvertKit
8.5
Sendblaster
URL Validation
ConvertKit
9.0
Sendblaster
Link Tracking
ConvertKit
9.0
Sendblaster
Image Validation
ConvertKit
9.0
Sendblaster
Inbox Display
ConvertKit
7.0
Sendblaster
Email Accessibility Tools
ConvertKit
9.0
Sendblaster
Spelling and Grammar Check
ConvertKit
9.0
Sendblaster
Spam Testing
ConvertKit
9.0
Sendblaster
Email Previews
ConvertKit
7.0
Sendblaster

Pros

ConvertKit

  • Emails landing in subscribers inbox.
  • Free mailing address that customers can use.
  • Robust tagging system for managing funnels and targeting users with optimized emails.
  • Broad integrations available for other platforms and optin form plugins.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sendblaster

  • Rendering HTML source code
  • Managing mailing lists
  • You can control the speed of email broadcasts
  • Ease of importing lists
Solo Mesumbe | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

ConvertKit

  • When I first started using ConvertKit, I found it hard to create a landing page. I am pretty technical but when I had to customize my page using HTML, I got lost. I thought I could get up and running within an hour (build the page, create the list, and set up automation), but I soon realized I had to upgrade to use automation and setting up took me more than 3 hours. The learning curve had me stuck. I got frustrated and reached out to support.
  • ConvertKit is not for a non-tech person. There are not enough templates to get up and running within an hour.
  • ConvertKit is simply email marketing and landing pages for list building. It could offer a little more.
  • The analytics can be a bit more in depth.
LaMeshia Conley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sendblaster

  • The user interface could be more polished. It's very easy to use, but the appearance of the user interface looks a little old fashioned for a desktop software. Of course recipients don't see that interface, so that is not very consequential.
John Vieth | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

ConvertKit

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sendblaster

Doesn't apply.
Solo Mesumbe | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

ConvertKit

  • Incremental traffic generation from a reliable source.
  • High-converting leads from sales funnels.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sendblaster

  • Customer service was greatly improved because of Sendblaster. We were able to design our communication exactly the way we wanted to improve communication effectiveness.
  • Sendblaster helped our brand because email recipients have been very impressed by the polished visual appearance of our outgoing messages, consistent branding and use of logo, wordmark, and other identifiers, etc.
  • We saved a lot of money with Sendblaster. Our organization can send unlimited messages, and the Sendblaster software we paid for places no limit on messages sent. So, since there are no ongoing subscription fees or volume fees after paying for the the software, we saved a lot. Other "software as a service" options would have cost a minimum of $50 per month, and potentially a lot more than that for high-volume email communication.
John Vieth | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

ConvertKit

General

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

ConvertKit Editions & Modules

Edition
Creator$29.001
Creator Pro$59.001
  1. Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Sendblaster

General

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

Sendblaster Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ConvertKit
6.5
Sendblaster
9.5

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