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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Score 9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Sendblaster ranks higher in 2 feature sets: Email & Online Marketing, Reporting & Analytics

Email & Online Marketing

6.9

ConvertKit

69%
8.6

Sendblaster

86%
Sendblaster ranks higher in 8/9 features

WYSIWYG email editor

4.8
48%
2 Ratings
6.5
65%
2 Ratings

Dynamic content

6.9
69%
2 Ratings
7.5
75%
2 Ratings

Ability to test dynamic content

6.9
69%
2 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Landing pages

6.9
69%
2 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

A/B testing

6.9
69%
2 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Mobile optimization

6.4
64%
2 Ratings
7.5
75%
2 Ratings

Email deliverability reporting

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
9.5
95%
4 Ratings

List management

6.4
64%
2 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Triggered drip sequences

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Reporting & Analytics

6.6

ConvertKit

66%
8.0

Sendblaster

80%
ConvertKit ranks higher in 2/3 features

Dashboards

5.4
54%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Standard reports

5.4
54%
2 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Custom reports

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Pre-Send Testing

8.5

ConvertKit

85%

Sendblaster

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
ConvertKit ranks higher in 8/8 features

URL Validation

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Link Tracking

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Image Validation

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Inbox Display

6.9
69%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Email Accessibility Tools

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Spelling and Grammar Check

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Spam Testing

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Email Previews

6.9
69%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Sendblaster is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

6.4

ConvertKit

64%
2 Ratings
9.5

Sendblaster

95%
2 Ratings

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.
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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.
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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.
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Sendblaster

  • Rendering HTML source code
  • Managing mailing lists
  • You can control the speed of email broadcasts
  • Ease of importing lists
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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.
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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.
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Pricing Details

ConvertKit

Starting Price

$29 per month

Editions & Modules

ConvertKit editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Creator$29.001
Creator Pro$59.002

Footnotes

  1. per month
  2. per month

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Sendblaster

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Sendblaster editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Alternatives Considered

    ConvertKit

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    Sendblaster

    Doesn't apply.
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    Return on Investment

    ConvertKit

    • Incremental traffic generation from a reliable source.
    • High-converting leads from sales funnels.
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    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.
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