Gammadyne Mailer vs. Mailchimp Transactional Email (Mandrill)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Gammadyne Mailer
Score 9.1 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
Gammadyne Mailer is Windows software for automating a business's email marketing. Email services are prohibitively expensive for a large mailing list. With Gammadyne Mailer, users can install it and send as many emails as desired. There is only a recurring fee if a user wishes to track opens and clicks. But the vendor states even that is inexpensive, and that users are not required to track the entire mailing list. By utilizing a website's mail server, or renting a cheap server, they state…
$130
one-time fee 5 activations
Mailchimp Transactional Email (Mandrill)
Score 7.6 out of 10
N/A
Mailchimp Transactional Email (formerly Mandrill) is designed to allow users to deliver fast, personalized transactional emails using API or SMTP.
$0
per month
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Free
$0
per month
Essentials
$9.99
per month
Standard
$14.99
per month
Premium
$299
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
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Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup Fee$50 per hourNo setup fee
Additional DetailsA license entitles the user to five activations. Activations are not restricted to one machine or user. Minor upgrades are free, major upgrades cost one activation.
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Features
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Email & Online Marketing
Comparison of Email & Online Marketing features of Product A and Product B
Gammadyne Mailer
8.4
2 Ratings
4% above category average
Mailchimp Transactional Email (Mandrill)
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Ratings
WYSIWYG email editor9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Dynamic content9.12 Ratings00 Ratings
Ability to test dynamic content8.21 Ratings00 Ratings
A/B testing7.31 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile optimization9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Email deliverability reporting9.12 Ratings00 Ratings
List management9.12 Ratings00 Ratings
Triggered drip sequences6.41 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Gammadyne Mailer
5.5
1 Ratings
34% below category average
Mailchimp Transactional Email (Mandrill)
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Ratings
Dashboards5.51 Ratings00 Ratings
Standard reports6.41 Ratings00 Ratings
Custom reports4.51 Ratings00 Ratings
Pre-Send Testing
Comparison of Pre-Send Testing features of Product A and Product B
Gammadyne Mailer
6.4
1 Ratings
28% below category average
Mailchimp Transactional Email (Mandrill)
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Ratings
URL Validation6.41 Ratings00 Ratings
Image Validation6.41 Ratings00 Ratings
Spelling and Grammar Check6.41 Ratings00 Ratings
Spam Testing6.41 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
Gammadyne MailerMailchimp Transactional Email (Mandrill)
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(2 ratings)
8.8
(15 ratings)
Usability
7.3
(1 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
8.2
(1 ratings)
6.7
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
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Likelihood to Recommend
Gammadyne Corporation
Our email campaigns are simple (we don't require automation) and we don't have a big box CRM. For us, Gammadyne works perfectly. It's simple and cost-effective.
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Mailchimp
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
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Pros
Gammadyne Corporation
  • Professional
  • Not SAAS software
  • Lifetime License
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Mailchimp
  • 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.
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Cons
Gammadyne Corporation
  • It would help if the tracking reports didn't expire.
  • I would like to see customizing options in the tracking reports.
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Mailchimp
  • 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.
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Usability
Gammadyne Corporation
Should be better for UI/UX of the software but Gammadyne work always as expected (That's the most important thing for us)
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Mailchimp
Mailchimp does a good job of documenting the service
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Support Rating
Gammadyne Corporation
Always fast answers
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Mailchimp
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.
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Alternatives Considered
Gammadyne Corporation
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Mailchimp
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
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Return on Investment
Gammadyne Corporation
  • The ability to quickly communicate with our clients via email is always a positive.
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Mailchimp
  • 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%.
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