Kickbox vs. Twilio SendGrid

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Kickbox
Score 9.5 out of 10
N/A
Kickbox is an email verification tool and service from the company of the same name in Dallas.
$5
Twilio SendGrid
Score 7.5 out of 10
N/A
Twilio SendGrid Marketing Campaigns provides users with segmentation, campaign editing, and deliverability. According to the vendor, Twilio SendGrid Marketing Campaigns is trusted by over 80,000 customers globally, including Airbnb, Spotify and Uber. Twilio SendGrid Marketing Campaigns aims to help users by providing: MORE EFFICIENT EMAIL BUILDING The campaign building process is free from frustrating, rigid step-by-step wizards that slow users down. The vendor says…
$15
per month
Pricing
KickboxTwilio SendGrid
Editions & Modules
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Basic
$15
per month
Advanced
$60
per month
Free
Free
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
KickboxTwilio SendGrid
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details100 Free Credits Transparency & Pay-as-You-Go Pricing No Contracts Volume Discounts (1M+) Auto-recharge Unknown Results are Always Free
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Community Pulse
KickboxTwilio SendGrid
Top Pros
Top Cons

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Features
KickboxTwilio SendGrid
Email & Online Marketing
Comparison of Email & Online Marketing features of Product A and Product B
Kickbox
-
Ratings
Twilio SendGrid
7.7
46 Ratings
6% below category average
WYSIWYG email editor00 Ratings7.733 Ratings
Dynamic content00 Ratings7.936 Ratings
Ability to test dynamic content00 Ratings8.034 Ratings
Landing pages00 Ratings7.522 Ratings
A/B testing00 Ratings8.526 Ratings
Mobile optimization00 Ratings9.034 Ratings
Email deliverability reporting00 Ratings7.646 Ratings
List management00 Ratings5.940 Ratings
Triggered drip sequences00 Ratings7.520 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Kickbox
-
Ratings
Twilio SendGrid
8.0
46 Ratings
2% above category average
Dashboards00 Ratings8.544 Ratings
Standard reports00 Ratings8.544 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings7.028 Ratings
Pre-Send Testing
Comparison of Pre-Send Testing features of Product A and Product B
Kickbox
-
Ratings
Twilio SendGrid
9.1
8 Ratings
7% above category average
URL Validation00 Ratings9.38 Ratings
Link Tracking00 Ratings9.08 Ratings
Image Validation00 Ratings9.07 Ratings
Inbox Display00 Ratings9.38 Ratings
Email Accessibility Tools00 Ratings9.08 Ratings
Spelling and Grammar Check00 Ratings8.66 Ratings
Spam Testing00 Ratings9.38 Ratings
Email Previews00 Ratings9.08 Ratings
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Enterprises

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User Ratings
KickboxTwilio SendGrid
Likelihood to Recommend
9.8
(2 ratings)
5.6
(57 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
1.0
(4 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
3.0
(9 ratings)
User Testimonials
KickboxTwilio SendGrid
Likelihood to Recommend
Kickbox
I haven't used many other email validation products before, only a couple of 'free' cloud-based options with limited list size capability. Kickbox is super professional, easy to use, and works.
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Twilio
I think Sendgrid is a great tool for sending out emails of all types. I've primarily used it for transactional emails as we've had other solutions for marketing emails, but I'm sure it would do just a good job - there is a "Marketing" section within the app you can use. Sendgrid integrates really easily with the development frameworks I've used, such as Laravel and Lumen; I've also integrated it with Moodle with ease.
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Pros
Kickbox
  • Finding misspelled emails
  • Including domain name in Excel output that is produced
  • Easy to use software
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Twilio
  • Managing email lists / audiences is easy with features like groups and segments.
  • They provide pre-built email templates that are very easy to modify. It is also super easy to create new email templates with their drag-and-drop email builder.
  • Provides clear / easy-to-read analytics of email campaigns.
  • I can easily import large email contact lists all at once or add a user manually one-at-a-time, when needed.
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Cons
Kickbox
  • Catching spam traps
  • Too many emails in "unknown" category when cleaning B2B emails
  • More accurate cleaning overall
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Twilio
  • Not necessarily their Email API but their email in general - they are currently in beta for automated email sequences but are still bare bones. Much more work is needed before it can be used mainstream and be able to convert everything to SendGrid.
  • Helping with warming up our dedicated IP for the best-sending score.
  • We seem to hit the promotions folder a decent amount (maybe the IP problem above) and even a lot of their emails hit my spam or promotions folder (whether they be transactional or marketing) which isn't a great sign when trusting an ESP.
  • Transactional email sequences would be a huge plus.
  • Now that Twilio owns SenGrid, having an integrated platform where you could see all our transactional emails together.
  • Better reporting and split reporting between transactional and marketing emails.
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Usability
Kickbox
No answers on this topic
Twilio
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
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Support Rating
Kickbox
No answers on this topic
Twilio
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.
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Alternatives Considered
Kickbox
I like Kickbox output files better as it includes the "domain". Overall, both softwares could do a better job cleaning lists. Kickbox shows more "unknown" emails where are BriteVerify shows less "unknown emails" but then more bad emails end up in the valid list. Kickbox has a higher threshold to put emails in "unknown".
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Twilio
If given a choice between the two, I would pick Mandrill over SendGrid. Mandrill is slightly more expensive but the data & reports that you receive from it make the service worth it. Mandrill lets you export reports over a period of time, view the actual content of emails that you've dispatched and the customer support is way better. If you can bear the slightly higher cost, Mandrill would be a better choice.
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Return on Investment
Kickbox
  • Our servers are in great reputation
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Twilio
  • 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.
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ScreenShots

Kickbox Screenshots

Screenshot of Kickbox's real-time mail verification, which can prevent invalid or mistyped signups at the sourceScreenshot of How Kickbox helped The Zebra achieve 98.7% deliverabilityScreenshot of the Kickbox dashboardScreenshot of the analytics that offer insight into the quality of email lists