Postal vs. Sales Engine International

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Postal
Score 8.8 out of 10
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Founded in 2020 in San Luis Obispo, California, Postal is a Global Offline Engagement Platform that serves over 600 B2B customers like Yelp, Cisco Meraki, Seismic, and Fivetran. Postal helps customers to create meaningful and impactful human connections with prospects, partners, customers, and employees.N/A
Sales Engine International
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
Sales Engine International is a new company resulting from the merger of Manticore and Sales Engine in 2012. The product has email marketing and landing page functionality with strong template libraries. The product provides connectors to both Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Salesforce.com. Primary customers are SMBs.N/A
Pricing
PostalSales Engine International
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
PostalSales Engine International
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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Features
PostalSales Engine International
Email & Online Marketing
Comparison of Email & Online Marketing features of Product A and Product B
Postal
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Ratings
Sales Engine International
2.3
1 Ratings
109% below category average
WYSIWYG email editor00 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Landing pages00 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Email deliverability reporting00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
List management00 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Lead Management
Comparison of Lead Management features of Product A and Product B
Postal
-
Ratings
Sales Engine International
2.3
1 Ratings
108% below category average
Lead nurturing automation00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Lead scoring and grading00 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Data quality management00 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Automated sales alerts and tasks00 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Campaign Management
Comparison of Campaign Management features of Product A and Product B
Postal
-
Ratings
Sales Engine International
1.0
1 Ratings
154% below category average
Calendaring00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Event/webinar marketing00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Social Media Marketing
Comparison of Social Media Marketing features of Product A and Product B
Postal
-
Ratings
Sales Engine International
1.0
1 Ratings
153% below category average
Social sharing and campaigns00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Postal
-
Ratings
Sales Engine International
1.0
1 Ratings
153% below category average
Dashboards00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Standard reports00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Platform & Infrastructure
Comparison of Platform & Infrastructure features of Product A and Product B
Postal
-
Ratings
Sales Engine International
1.5
1 Ratings
134% below category average
API00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Role-based workflow & approvals00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Customizability00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
PostalSales Engine International
Likelihood to Recommend
9.8
(6 ratings)
3.1
(3 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
PostalSales Engine International
Likelihood to Recommend
Postal
If you are a small or growing team that understands experiential, ABM, and gift marketing strategies and how to leverage them, Postal.io gives you everything you need with moderate CSM coverage, without the white glove price tags of similar solutions like Sendoso.
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Sales Engine Media
We used the Manticore Marketing Automation solution for almost/just over 2 years, and initially, it was a great solution. Everything just seemed to work. When Manticore Technology, Inc. and Sales Engine International merged on May 31st of 2012, the overall product quality began to decline. As browsers and other programs (like our CRM environment) went through updates and new releases, Manticore just didn't keep up. Parts of the program became incompatible with certain browsers, forcing us to change where and how we logged into the back-end of the system. It was a silly workaround, but not the end of the world. When we learned that other client-facing portions didn't work with certain browsers, we brought it to their attention, and were told that we needed to find some way to work with it, and that the changes to the system were not possible. We ended up having to change our 200+ landing pages/forms, and could no longer have the State/Province field as a required field for registrations. That is just one example of our experience, and there have been others that are just as troublesome.
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Pros
Postal
  • Integrates with sales engagement, marketing automation, and CRM platforms
  • Provides tracking and reporting on spending and channel effectiveness
  • Offers an extensive marketplace of various items for any budget
  • Comes with unlimited seats and sends
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Sales Engine Media
  • Awesome integration with CRM/SFDC.
  • Support is US-based, free with subscription, and very helpful.
  • Best workflow capability (drag and drop) I've seen in any comparable product.
  • Custom templates are available for purchase and are great for branding.
  • Easy to use landing pages.
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Cons
Postal
  • Navigation -Took time to find custom hyper links.
  • Finding items - Can be hard to find where items are on platform.
  • Layout could be better.
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Sales Engine Media
  • List Building for Resends - I like to resend my email campaigns to non-openers and there is no easy way to pull this list within Manticore (If did not open this email is not an option). Typically I pull the report for the campaign, then re-import my list of non-openers to create a new list.
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Likelihood to Renew
Postal
We get so much value out of the platform that I can't find any legitimate or logical reason why we wouldn't renew. Their team has been a pleasure to work with.
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Sales Engine Media
I've been incredibly pleased with Manticore/SEI and have selected them at several companies now. It's worked in a variety of different business environments, both big and small, and everyone on both the sales and marketing side have been extremely pleased with the results
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Usability
Postal
No answers on this topic
Sales Engine Media
Some of the actions require you to be in a specific section before actions are available to you, like adding a list. You first have to navigate to that section for options to be available to you
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Reliability and Availability
Postal
No answers on this topic
Sales Engine Media
Manticore hardly ever has "product down time" and almost never during a normal work day for our company
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Performance
Postal
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Sales Engine Media
Email campaigns are deployed instantly when you launch, unlike other Marketing Automation tools I've used in the past that queue emails in batches and can take hours to complete a send
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Support Rating
Postal
No answers on this topic
Sales Engine Media
The Manticore team is very knowledgeable, I haven't had an issue where a ticket was left unanswered or unresolved
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Online Training
Postal
No answers on this topic
Sales Engine Media
Training was done online, but was one-on-one, giving me a lot of time to ask very specific product questions. They also walk you through setting up a test campaign, email, and landing page
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Implementation Rating
Postal
No answers on this topic
Sales Engine Media
It was the easiest integration and implementation that I've ever experienced. I've implemented other CRM integrated services before that provided the same services as Manticore that were extremely technical and expensive to integrate with Salesforce.com or Microsoft CRM Dynamics, or just plain couldn't integrate
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Alternatives Considered
Postal
Postal.io was a more budget-friendly option than the alternatives I considered. We knew our gifting budget wouldn't be huge so we were willing to go with something less established in order to make sure we had as much budget left over as possible. We also like the flexibility with Postal.io that we could add almost anything to their marketplace if we could find it available online.
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Sales Engine Media
We migrated to Marketo approximately 6 months
ago, and were extremely happy with the change. Besides the higher sticker
price and the "everything's a sales pitch" communications from
Marketo, we can't find any fault.

Sales
Engine International - Manticore (commonly referred to as Manti-beast
internally) created many problems for us. And while they did integrate
with our Microsoft Dynamics environment, the software quickly ate through our
purchased storage and forced us to constantly purchase more. That alone
cost us many hundreds of dollars in Microsoft Dynamics CRM storage every year.
And, when confronted about it, Manticore support flat out lied about how
much storage their activities were taking up in our system. So, while it
integrates, it's a very poor integration.
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Return on Investment
Postal
  • Increased Productivity: It has taken a huge headache out of keeping and maintaining what swag is on hand has saved a LOT of company time
  • easier to reach out to potential clients
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Sales Engine Media
  • Errors in forms led to a decrease in registrations - found workaround to correct it, but was never informed of certain incompatibilities
  • Reports have been inaccurate and very inflexible, and have not allowed for reliable forecasting/planning
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