SendGrid reviews from startup founders

28 reviews by founders
Sept. 24, 2016

SendGrid has a lot of functionalities and works well for managing outbound emails. We compared it with MailChimp and they were both adequate.

Matt Miller

Founder & CEO - Embroker

Aug. 11, 2016

SendGrid is good for transactional emails--we only use the API, not the interface. It works nicely; we do not get any bounce emails--all the emails get delivered. Also, it is very cheap.

Avi Meir

Co-founder & CEO - TravelPerk

Aug. 9, 2016

We handle all of the transactional and drip campaigns from our home-grown platform GIL. The logic is built into our own system. We use SendGrid to actually send the emails out. It works well.

Karl Sowa

CMO - TaskEasy

SendGrid - Best Email Marketing Tools for Startups

SendGrid is an email delivery solution that was built specifically as an API, allowing developers to easily send emails from any environment. It’s not as easy to use as other email marketing services, like MailChimp, for instance, but it’s a great choice for companies with advanced integration or delivery needs - and who also have developers on staff to make the most of SendGrid’s capabilities. Like other email service providers, SendGrid offers simple list management, real-time analytics to track campaign effectiveness, and the ability to send promotional campaigns and trigger-based notifications from one platform. Stacklist users tout the service for its focus on delivering transactional emails; many put it to work specifically for that purpose, while complementing it with another, simpler email marketing tool to manage other communications.

How startups use SendGrid?

SendGrid’s users come in all shapes and sizes, from small Seed-stage startups to Series B companies with hundreds of employees. The common need among them is for a developer-friendly, highly automated email marketing service that can handle complex email delivery needs.

How much does SendGrid cost?

SendGrid starts out free, allowing you to send either 400 emails per day, or 12,000 emails per month, before requiring you to upgrade to a paid package. Paid packages include additional features, such as analytics, API integration and dedicated support. Those packages start at $9.95 per month and work their way up to $399.95 per month, depending on volume of emails.

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