Mail250 vs. Twilio SendGrid

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Mail250
Score 1.0 out of 10
N/A
Mail250 is an e-mail marketing delivery platform.
$20
per month
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
Mail250Twilio SendGrid
Editions & Modules
Starter
$20
month
Plus
$30
month
Plus Pro
$50
month
Dedicated
$150
month
Basic
$15
per month
Advanced
$60
per month
Free
Free
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Mail250Twilio SendGrid
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros

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Top Cons

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Features
Mail250Twilio SendGrid
Email & Online Marketing
Comparison of Email & Online Marketing features of Product A and Product B
Mail250
6.3
1 Ratings
26% below category average
Twilio SendGrid
7.7
46 Ratings
6% below category average
WYSIWYG email editor5.01 Ratings7.733 Ratings
Email deliverability reporting8.01 Ratings7.646 Ratings
List management6.01 Ratings5.940 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
Triggered drip sequences00 Ratings7.520 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Mail250
6.0
1 Ratings
27% below category average
Twilio SendGrid
8.0
46 Ratings
2% above category average
Dashboards6.01 Ratings8.544 Ratings
Standard reports6.01 Ratings8.544 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings7.028 Ratings
Pre-Send Testing
Comparison of Pre-Send Testing features of Product A and Product B
Mail250
6.5
1 Ratings
27% below category average
Twilio SendGrid
9.1
8 Ratings
7% above category average
Link Tracking5.01 Ratings9.08 Ratings
Email Previews8.01 Ratings9.08 Ratings
URL Validation00 Ratings9.38 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
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User Ratings
Mail250Twilio SendGrid
Likelihood to Recommend
1.0
(1 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
Mail250Twilio SendGrid
Likelihood to Recommend
Mail250
I don't think it's well-suited for anyone. In my opinion, the low cost is not worth the extremely poor deliverability.
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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
Mail250
  • Affordable
  • Relatively easy to use
  • Support was fine
  • Has some attractive features like email verification
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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
Mail250
  • In my experience, deliverability is terrible
  • UI feels old and limited
  • Did not follow up to refund request
  • Due to my poor overall experience, I'm very doubtful in the reliability of their features like email verification
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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
Mail250
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
Mail250
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
Mail250
I picked Mail250 because they seem designed for sending 1-time bulk mail for an affordable price.
Open rates for MailerLite, GetResponse,
ConvertKit, and SendPulse were all over 50%. Sender.net was extremely low at under 10%. Mail250 was around 10%, but also had an extremely high bounce rate of 10%.
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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
Mail250
  • Unable to use it due to poor deliverability
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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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