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Score 7 out of 100
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Score 5.3 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Mapp Digital

BlueHornet is a great platform for a small or medium size business that is graduating from the "free" platforms and wants more features. It delivers a generally easy to use interface and HTML editor. The concept of segments as implemented by Blue Hornet is not standard, but it allows fairly powerful segmentation capabilities that are easy for a marketer to use. Why choose a more complicated, expensive platform if you do not need or use their advanced features? Whistles and bells are attractive, but a potential user should be realistic about their immediate needs and the needs they will have over the next year. BlueHornet has seen some history of instability. If you need to send mission-critical transactional messages like password resets, it may not be the best choice, but for a budget-conscious email marketer, it is a reasonable option.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sendinblue

SendinBlue is great for simple email marketing, especially for small businesses. It's very easy to get the account setup and create an email compared to other services like MailChimp. It's also very user-friendly for those who may not be technically savvy. If you have a much larger scale email list or regularly import lists from outside SendinBlue, then you may want to look elsewhere. SendinBlue is great if you stay within the system, but can cause trouble if you import email lists outside of the system.
Tim Sleeper | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

Mapp Digital
4.3
Sendinblue
7.0
WYSIWYG email editor
Mapp Digital
7.3
Sendinblue
8.1
Dynamic content
Mapp Digital
2.7
Sendinblue
7.6
Ability to test dynamic content
Mapp Digital
2.7
Sendinblue
7.0
A/B testing
Mapp Digital
4.5
Sendinblue
6.5
Mobile optimization
Mapp Digital
3.6
Sendinblue
8.0
Email deliverability reporting
Mapp Digital
4.5
Sendinblue
7.9
List management
Mapp Digital
4.5
Sendinblue
6.1
Triggered drip sequences
Mapp Digital
4.5
Sendinblue
5.8
Landing pages
Mapp Digital
Sendinblue
6.0

Reporting & Analytics

Mapp Digital
5.8
Sendinblue
6.9
Dashboards
Mapp Digital
7.3
Sendinblue
8.0
Standard reports
Mapp Digital
5.5
Sendinblue
5.9
Custom reports
Mapp Digital
4.5
Sendinblue
6.8

Pros

Mapp Digital

  • API functionality, alongside reporting, is unparalleled in an environment where you may not have IT support to build out tools.
  • The user interface is easy to understand, allowing users to have control over the creative delivery for MIME, HTML, text and mobile ads.
  • It allows deliverability experts to throttle deliveries by selecting mailing domain and IP pairs, granting access to stats on these individual paired delivery tools.
Daniel Fox | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sendinblue

  • Fast newsletter delivery to a large subscriber base
  • Fair pricing allows small companies to get use of the features with a small subscriber base and then scale up as their subscriber base grows.
  • APIs allow you to fully automate the process of generating and delivering newsletters. My web staff updates the website information, and sends the newsletter from my website back end. They do not ever even have to log in to SendinBlue. This creates a level of simplicity that prevents errors.
Cameron Andrews | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Mapp Digital

  • I have used Blue Hornet over the last few years as it is the selected email platform used by my content provider. I have never used a more glitchy platform! Every time I use it I run into broken links, glitches and kinks. Their tech team is very quick to blame your machine - but I have access to several machines on all major OS platforms, and I run into the same issues every time.
  • The Blue Hornet user interface is poor and clunky. They have a great looking homepage - but you can tell that there focus is on selling and not on current clients. This is plainly apparent by the fact that the login button is buried at the very bottom of the page and difficult to find the first time you look for it. Not to mention the fact that the user interface itself is nowhere near as smooth and polished as their branded website is. Additionally, their reports are often inaccurate.
  • I would suggest any serious marketer looking to execute an email campaign with Blue Hornet to look elsewhere. I have reached out to my content provider to ask that they provide support on a different system - and was kindly informed that they are working around the clock to make this happen due to the overwhelmingly negative criticism of Blue Hornet from their clients.
John Veit | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sendinblue

  • Would like to have emails sent directly from our server (without extra charge). We noticed recently emails now come from sendinblue.com vs. a server with a series of numbers so this is a definite improvement!
  • Would like to see our actual subscriber base number (total minus blacklist)
  • Was initially difficult to figure out how to create newsletter signup to match the layout of our website but eventually our developer figured out a workaround.
  • Sometimes when you click on the editing box, you end up going out to the hyperlink specified instead of edit box, this is sometimes annoying.
Michelle Young | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Mapp Digital

Mapp Digital 7.8
Based on 8 answers
Although BlueHornet offers helpful testing capabilities, the ESP is a bit outdated. There is a lot of room for aesthetics improvement as they are not appealing. The reporting tool is usually broken, and reporting either no, or wrong metrics. If this ESP were to update their design, as well as fix the reporting tool, I think this platform would be much better.
Hannah Kennedy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sendinblue

Sendinblue 9.4
Based on 4 answers
SendinBlue is providing an excellent value to my business by simplifying and speeding up the way that we interact with our customers
Cameron Andrews | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Mapp Digital

Mapp Digital 1.9
Based on 4 answers
There were three tabs used to navigate throughout the system called, "publish," "engage," and, "measure." These three tabs made the site very user friendly and all features easy to find
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sendinblue

Sendinblue 9.2
Based on 2 answers
I am a web designer and systems admin. I have not found anything with this system that was hard to use. Other systems make it hard to do simple tasks and is very limiting. SendinBlue doesn't limit you.
Kenny Williamson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Mapp Digital

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sendinblue

Sendinblue 9.1
Based on 1 answer
I have never had any planned outages in the time I have been using the software and have had no issues with accessing it.
Nathaniel Bradley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Mapp Digital

Mapp Digital 9.0
Based on 1 answer
They rolled out new feature requests quite frequently and always kept our team up to speed on what they were changing/adding to the system
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sendinblue

Sendinblue 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Everything loads very quickly, it saves as you go along so you're unlikely to loose work if your computer fails. Reports are there immediately too so you're able to act quickly on customer engagement.
Nathaniel Bradley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Mapp Digital

Mapp Digital 9.0
Based on 3 answers
Sometimes it was hard to get an initial response but after we started CCing more people, it became a lot better!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sendinblue

Sendinblue 9.0
Based on 4 answers
These people helped me identify errors when setting up DKIM and were more than helpful in trying to diagnose low open rates with a few campaigns identifying where improvement can be made and how to more effectively manage contact lists. The support is excellent.
Justin Germino | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Mapp Digital

Mapp Digital 10.0
Based on 1 answer
They made sure to go through anything and everything that we wanted
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sendinblue

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Mapp Digital

Mapp Digital 5.0
Based on 3 answers
I wasn't there when they first got it, but when I got there there were only a few people that knew a little bit about it. There was A LOT that we didn't know. Then BlueHornet came and had some workshops and we learned a lot that we didn't even know existed. They were doing a lot of things wrong before BlueHornet came and showed up more about the tool
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sendinblue

Sendinblue 10.0
Based on 1 answer
If you follow all the steps of the setup process they give you, any one can set this up in about 1 - 2 hours.
Kenny Williamson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Mapp Digital

When BH was chosen, we still used Xert to send out our marketing emails because of the sheer size of the list and the volume of emails we had.
Ben Dishler | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sendinblue

Sendinblue advertises itself as being better than Mailchimp, which if you think about it is awful advertising campaign, putting one company down to raise another. But despite this, Mailchimp actually lets people use their account for good whereas Sendinblue seems to be doing the opposite. Plus Mailchimp is easier to use and navigate around, and doesn't take a long time to set up. The only downside is that you can't have unlimited contacts which is why we changed to Sendinblue.
Emi Howell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Mapp Digital

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sendinblue

Sendinblue 9.1
Based on 1 answer
They have multiple options for upgrading bigger senders or if you need more emails sent in a month.
Nathaniel Bradley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Mapp Digital

  • They have had a positive impact on our ROI and have allowed us to achieve most of our business objectives.
  • It has allowed us to shave some of the setup time out of our normal process to increase efficiency.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sendinblue

  • Deliverability: SIB protects their sending IP and this shows with the rate of delivery. Junk senders are cautioned, this is not the solution for you.
  • Simplicity: Cut the time it takes to get professional email campaigns out to your audience. Less time = less labor expense.
  • All in one solution allows you to capture and maintain both SMTP and SMS under one program and this has made segmentation and campaigning less annoying and tedious.
David Faustina | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Mapp Digital

General

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

Mapp Digital Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Sendinblue

General

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

Sendinblue Editions & Modules

Edition
Free0.001
Micro$252
Bronze$393
Silver$664
Gold$1735
Platinum$3346
Diamond$6037
  1. 600 / Day
  2. 40,000 / Month
  3. 60,000 / Month
  4. 120,000 / Month
  5. 350,000 / Month
  6. 750,000 / Month
  7. 3 Million / Month
Additional Pricing Details
SendinBlue pricing is based on the number of email messages sent, rather than the number of contacts you keep in your account. Try SendinBlue with a free account and send up to 9,000 emails per month (300 emails per day). As your business grows, you can upgrade to a plan that meets your needs without breaking the bank! Send up to 40,000 emails per month for just $7.37 -- or send even more emails at great prices.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Mapp Digital
4.3
Sendinblue
4.6

Likelihood to Renew

Mapp Digital
7.8
Sendinblue
9.4

Usability

Mapp Digital
1.9
Sendinblue
9.2

Reliability and Availability

Mapp Digital
Sendinblue
9.1

Performance

Mapp Digital
9.0
Sendinblue
9.1

Support Rating

Mapp Digital
9.0
Sendinblue
9.0

Online Training

Mapp Digital
10.0
Sendinblue

Implementation Rating

Mapp Digital
5.0
Sendinblue
10.0

Scalability

Mapp Digital
Sendinblue
9.1

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