Likelihood to Recommend
Sailthu is perfectly suited, no matter what level of technical skill you have or support from an Engineering team. That said, it includes many advanced features which can only be fully utilized when integrated with custom webhooks and after receiving customer data sent via their APIs. There may be easier solutions out there for less technical users or for people wanting a simpler setup to begin with.
Read full review
I have used Textedly for several years. But recently, in my opinion their commitment to customers and customer service has dramatically declined. They made recent updates to their platform and dramatically increased prices without contacting existing customers. The price of my existing plan increased a significant amount. I have requested that the messages I have purchased be made available to my business and they will not release them until a certain date. When I contacted customer support and ask for resolution, the staff do not answer my questions or offer alternative solutions. I have requested that my account be closed and a refund of the 11 months that I have not used. They will not work with me and only offer that I pay for a higher priced plan or purchase additional messages at a very, very high rate. Please do not use this company. They are no longer considering the needs of customers that have been with them for several years.
Read full review Pros Personalization - one of the most important things you can utilize when emailing people. Segmentation - Sailthru makes it very easy to build an audience based off their criteria; there are so many different fields to choose from. We use this mostly for geo-targeting and engagement. Analytics - post-campaign analytics are very easy to look at, customize your view, and download as a csv to share with your team and company. Read full review Ease of Use!! Great customer service when I've had to contact them. Great analytics. Read full review Cons Giving more practical examples of technical setups, sometimes the only way to understand it is to see it. Can't filter lists by date created or date modified, particularly needed when tracking down a specific list or looking to remove older lists. Can't set up automated data dumps to an email address, has to be sent via API. Jake Bodmer
Senior Marketing Manager - Audience Growth & Retention
Read full review Would like the ability to send longer messages. Read full review Likelihood to Renew
The biggest factor is that even after two months of trying to go through their credit processes and getting the right consideration for the real damages we had with the tool not being able to send campaigns for days, their sales staff is still not willing to work with us on it, making us do the switch away from them right now. We got extremely disappointed by trying to work with them through those issues.
Read full review
From my experience, their customer service has been disappointing. They have not been willing to work with me and my needs. When pricing was significantly increased, I was not informed of this in advance. It simply increased and I discovered it by accident while reviewing my subscription.
Read full review Usability
Sometimes I wonder if I'm just overlooking something because it's so easy to use. It literally took no time to be up and running with this program.
Read full review Support Rating
Their account management / sales staff doesn't seem to be taking the problems you experience very seriously - it took us 3 months and nudge emails to them every 2 weeks to ask for status updates (plus 6 different conversations with different people) to get a (very small credit) for a major issue, which in two months prohibited us from sending campaign emails for 2-3 days at a time.
Read full review
When I ask questions to customer service, the questions are not all answered. They do not come back with alternative suggestions for me and my subscription. They are not rude but only provide standard "answers" that it appears they have been coached to give
Read full review Alternatives Considered
Sailthru provided a powerful, easy-to-use platform that was able to adjust to the needs we had at Dotdash. It was able to support the simple campaigns where we would send static creative to all recipients and the complex dynamic campaigns where we were customizing content. The scale and flexibility really made it a great platform for us to use.
Read full review Return on Investment Sailthru has helped us build a welcome series that's much more effective than anything we had before. It's much easier to analyze transactional campaigns than our previous ESP. We're better able to run A/B tests and learn from the results -- all of which improves our email strategy. Read full review Instant updates to clients. Clients can get info without searching our website. Sign up is easy even for the most technologically illiterate. Read full review ScreenShots