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Score 8.6 out of 100
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Score 7.7 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

SendPulse

SendPulse is great if you want to connect with your list on a more personal basis, and making sure that your email reaches your subscriber when it is best for him/her. You can also use the SMS function (though I haven't used it yet). Let's say you have clients and want to send a message to them automatically on their birthday, SendPulse allows you to do that. It allows you to add in specific fields that are relevant to you, in order to customise your messaging as much as you want and need.
Audrey Sourroubille Arnold | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

Mailchimp Transactional Email (Mandrill)
SendPulse
7.7
WYSIWYG email editor
Mailchimp Transactional Email (Mandrill)
SendPulse
8.4
Dynamic content
Mailchimp Transactional Email (Mandrill)
SendPulse
7.0
Ability to test dynamic content
Mailchimp Transactional Email (Mandrill)
SendPulse
8.0
A/B testing
Mailchimp Transactional Email (Mandrill)
SendPulse
7.3
Mobile optimization
Mailchimp Transactional Email (Mandrill)
SendPulse
8.4
Email deliverability reporting
Mailchimp Transactional Email (Mandrill)
SendPulse
7.9
List management
Mailchimp Transactional Email (Mandrill)
SendPulse
7.5
Triggered drip sequences
Mailchimp Transactional Email (Mandrill)
SendPulse
7.3

Reporting & Analytics

Mailchimp Transactional Email (Mandrill)
SendPulse
7.9
Dashboards
Mailchimp Transactional Email (Mandrill)
SendPulse
7.8
Standard reports
Mailchimp Transactional Email (Mandrill)
SendPulse
8.3
Custom reports
Mailchimp Transactional Email (Mandrill)
SendPulse
7.5

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

SendPulse

  • One of the best features of this software is its user interface. I found it very intuitive.
  • It has sms feature also which is a great add-on to this software.
  • It has live chat support feature. And I find it very helpful when i find any technical problem.
Anonymous | 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

SendPulse

  • In the email editor they should include text separator. I can not put any separator between two lines in the same box. And sometimes the unavailabilty of this feature make my e-mails slightly less attractive.
  • They should include image editor in Drag & Drop Edition option so that users can edit their images there itself.
  • Campaign approvals take long time.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Mailchimp Transactional Email (Mandrill)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SendPulse

SendPulse 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Because I love how easy and intuitive SendPulse is.
Audrey Sourroubille Arnold | 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

SendPulse

SendPulse 8.2
Based on 1 answer
I find that overall SendPulse is very intuitive to use and the support is there to help you out in case you don't find how to do what you wish to do. The drag and drop functionalities make it easy to create the newsletters you want. Every field is explained and small tutorials are included to show you how to create a new template, newsletter, etc. which makes it very easy to use.
Audrey Sourroubille Arnold | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

SendPulse

SendPulse 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Every time I contacted the support team with a question or a problem, they were very fast in replying and helping me out solve it. Usually latest within 10 minutes I would receive a first answer, and the problem would get solved on the same day.
Audrey Sourroubille Arnold | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Mailchimp Transactional Email (Mandrill)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SendPulse

SendPulse 8.2
Based on 1 answer
When implementing SendPulse, it is a good idea to have a transition phase where you still use both systems, in case anything goes wrong.
Audrey Sourroubille Arnold | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

SendPulse

Its integration with sms facility and Viber makes it different from others.To be very honest I use all three facilities depending upon the content which i need to communicate to my subscribers. I use SendPulse more frequently because of its richness. And it delivers good results for my organisation as well.
Anonymous | 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

SendPulse

  • Tapping NRI clients with this software helps me in generating good revenue in last financial year.
  • I grow my NRI database by 60 in last year. And this software played a major role in doing so.
  • It made brand building very easy among my clients.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Mailchimp Transactional Email (Mandrill)

Pricing Details

Mailchimp Transactional Email (Mandrill)

General

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

SendPulse

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Mailchimp Transactional Email (Mandrill)
8.1
SendPulse
8.4

Likelihood to Renew

Mailchimp Transactional Email (Mandrill)
SendPulse
9.1

Usability

Mailchimp Transactional Email (Mandrill)
8.0
SendPulse
8.2

Support Rating

Mailchimp Transactional Email (Mandrill)
7.0
SendPulse
9.1

Implementation Rating

Mailchimp Transactional Email (Mandrill)
SendPulse
8.2

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