25 Ratings
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Score 8.6 out of 100
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Score 7.3 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Mailchimp Transactional Email (Mandrill)

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
Darren Douglas Lee | TrustRadius Reviewer

Mailjet

I raised a ticket. It’s been four days and they won’t reply. So I raised another ticket asking why they are not replying. The issue was quite urgent. Then in a very short time, I saw the ticket was closed. So they have time to close my ticket, but they don’t have time or they don’t want to reply to a ticket. Very interesting.

Their attitude of doing nothing is the worst and the rudest I’ve ever seen in my years of working with several email service companies. And I see that they blame this on the pandemic. But many other good companies, they are not doing this. Your problem is your problem, don’t try to blame someone else.

So, please DO NOT buy it, consider others.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

Mailchimp Transactional Email (Mandrill)
Mailjet
7.2
WYSIWYG email editor
Mailchimp Transactional Email (Mandrill)
Mailjet
7.6
Dynamic content
Mailchimp Transactional Email (Mandrill)
Mailjet
5.8
A/B testing
Mailchimp Transactional Email (Mandrill)
Mailjet
7.0
Mobile optimization
Mailchimp Transactional Email (Mandrill)
Mailjet
8.4
Email deliverability reporting
Mailchimp Transactional Email (Mandrill)
Mailjet
7.9
List management
Mailchimp Transactional Email (Mandrill)
Mailjet
6.6

Reporting & Analytics

Mailchimp Transactional Email (Mandrill)
Mailjet
7.9
Dashboards
Mailchimp Transactional Email (Mandrill)
Mailjet
8.0
Standard reports
Mailchimp Transactional Email (Mandrill)
Mailjet
7.9

Pros

Mailchimp Transactional Email (Mandrill)

  • 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.
Josh Holloway | TrustRadius Reviewer

Mailjet

  • Mailjet is good at "links", it's really easy to link your content and photos to outside links.
  • Mailjet is good at getting emails out in a timely fashion.
  • Mailjet is really cost-effective compared to their competitors for what all you get.
Jen Lyles | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Mailchimp Transactional Email (Mandrill)

  • 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.
Jim Rubenstein | TrustRadius Reviewer

Mailjet

  • Customer service is not excellent.
  • My email list's integrity was in question. They repeatedly turned off our service questioning my results.
  • Multiple times I went to use the service in need of sending out an email and our service was not working.
Ronnie Rask | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Mailchimp Transactional Email (Mandrill)

Mailchimp Transactional Email (Mandrill) 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Mailchimp does a good job of documenting the service
Micah Jones | TrustRadius Reviewer

Mailjet

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Mailchimp Transactional Email (Mandrill)

Mailchimp Transactional Email (Mandrill) 7.0
Based on 4 answers
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.
Jared DeLong | TrustRadius Reviewer

Mailjet

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Mailchimp Transactional Email (Mandrill)

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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Mailjet

Mailjet was much easier to set up, and much more affordable for us than other solutions we evaluated, such as SendGrid. SendGrid may be better suited for organizations with larger volumes or more technical staff, but for us, Mailjet was a superior solution at this time. We also looked at other competitors, but Mailjet impressed us the most with their ease of use and excellent customer support.
Stephen Hamilton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Mailchimp Transactional Email (Mandrill)

  • 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%.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Mailjet

  • Changing from active campaign to Mailjet decreased our mail spend by more than 50% in savings.
  • Been able to send so many emails for different campaigns increases our retention with active users who became engaged users. In our case, it is important to be in constant communication with customers.
  • Mailjet needs to be complemented with other tools, such as Zapier, in order to create better implementations. It might cost you for additional software but it is still cheaper than solutions that charge you by the number of users.
Ramón Carmona Medina | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Mailchimp Transactional Email (Mandrill)

General

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

Mailchimp Transactional Email (Mandrill) Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Mailjet

General

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

Mailjet Editions & Modules

Edition
1. Bronze$8 .69 for Basic / $18 .86 for Premium1
2. Crystal$17. 06 for Basic / $37. 76 for Premium2
3. Silver$62. 06 for Basic / $87. 26 for Premium3
4. Gold$150. 26 for Basic / $206. 96 for Premium4
5. Platinum$300. 56 for Basic / $359. 06 for Premium5
  1. 30,000 emails per month
  2. 60,000 emails per month
  3. 150,000 emails per month
  4. 450,000 emails per month
  5. 900,000 emails per month
Additional Pricing Details
BASIC - All of Mailjet’s core features for a low price. PREMIUM - Advanced features to leverage your email strategy. For more information about the pricing, please check this page: https://www.mailjet.com/pricing/

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Mailchimp Transactional Email (Mandrill)
8.1
Mailjet
7.2

Usability

Mailchimp Transactional Email (Mandrill)
8.0
Mailjet

Support Rating

Mailchimp Transactional Email (Mandrill)
7.0
Mailjet

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