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Score 8.6 out of 100
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Score 8.7 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

Vero

Vero tends to play nice with companies that have their websites as the primary source of truth. This allows them to send as many events as they need and develop more complex workflows that introduce conditionality into Vero emails. However, for those that rely more on Salesforce, it might have more limited applications. The product is fairly easy to use, so it's easy for multiple people on the team to pick it up and do what they need for their respective groups. On the other hand, creating email templates will require some knowledge of HTML/CSS, unless those are copied from another source. That would require another product of course that provides more robust layout editing features and templates.
Frank Ramirez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

Mailchimp Transactional Email (Mandrill)
Vero
9.0
WYSIWYG email editor
Mailchimp Transactional Email (Mandrill)
Vero
7.2
Dynamic content
Mailchimp Transactional Email (Mandrill)
Vero
9.7
Ability to test dynamic content
Mailchimp Transactional Email (Mandrill)
Vero
10.0
A/B testing
Mailchimp Transactional Email (Mandrill)
Vero
10.0
Mobile optimization
Mailchimp Transactional Email (Mandrill)
Vero
8.8
Email deliverability reporting
Mailchimp Transactional Email (Mandrill)
Vero
8.3
List management
Mailchimp Transactional Email (Mandrill)
Vero
9.0
Triggered drip sequences
Mailchimp Transactional Email (Mandrill)
Vero
9.3

Reporting & Analytics

Mailchimp Transactional Email (Mandrill)
Vero
9.7
Dashboards
Mailchimp Transactional Email (Mandrill)
Vero
9.7
Standard reports
Mailchimp Transactional Email (Mandrill)
Vero
9.4
Custom reports
Mailchimp Transactional Email (Mandrill)
Vero
10.0

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

Vero

  • Segmentation
  • Contact management
  • Template design
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

Vero

  • Migration from our previous provider took longer than we initially expected.
  • The email template options are a bit limited compared to other email software.
Anonymous | 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

Vero

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

Vero

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

Vero

Vero's price tag is far more attractive but for what you will find to be clear and obvious reasons. Vero has no CRM unlike HubSpot and Infusionsoft. Vero also has limited tracking unlike the seemingly endless possibilities offered from HubSpot which as we all know comes with at a significant cost, often not feasible by a small startup company.
James McQuillin | 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

Vero

  • The overall costs of using Vero have been much lower than using two comparable products that handle transactional emails and newsletters, respectively. MailChimp has relatively recently integrated their Mandrill product for transactional emails, so that's worth looking at as well.
  • Using a single product for many things lowers the learning curve, as team members only have to learn one product well, rather than several.
  • While infrequent, Vero's outages have impacted our operations at times. If absolute reliability is crucial to your business, then you may have to find a larger provider with a more robust infrastructure. As mentioned, though, it hasn't been a big problem for us.
Frank Ramirez | 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

Mailchimp Transactional Email (Mandrill) Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Vero

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Vero Editions & Modules

Edition
Starter - unlimited email and push messages$1251
Growth - unlimited email and push messages$1992
Pro - unlimited email and push messages$3993
Scale - unlimited email and push messages$7494
Enterprise - unlimited email and push messages1,049+5
  1. 15,000 subscribers
  2. 50,000 subscribers
  3. 100,000 subscribers
  4. 200,000 subscribers
  5. 200,000+ subscribers
Additional Pricing Details
Save 15% with an annual subscription

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Mailchimp Transactional Email (Mandrill)
8.1
Vero
8.7

Usability

Mailchimp Transactional Email (Mandrill)
8.0
Vero

Support Rating

Mailchimp Transactional Email (Mandrill)
7.0
Vero

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