I’ve written about 8 great email marketing tools (VerticalResponse, GetResponse, Constant Contact, MailGen, iContact, EasyContact, eConnect Email and Sage ACT!) a few days ago and among them, I picked VerticalResponse as the best choice if you are looking for flexibility and great value. However, I missed one leading service and I’m going to fix that problem right now. Here’s my swift review of SendGrid.
SendGrid is as flexible as — or even more than — VerticalResponse thanks to its robust email infrastructure that allows any kind of usage from light to heavy. If you need to scale, SendGrid will do it for you. On top of that, their deliverability rate is kind of scary but in a good way. In terms of value, comparing their pricing with the other email marketing tools I reviewed will blow you away. You can send thousands of emails for a little under $10. WTF, right? The best thing about all of this is you can try out the SendGrid service first for free.
With a free trial account, you get access to basic deliverability features (Content Inspection, Spam Filter Testing, ISP Monitoring, etc.), flexible APIs (Web API, SMTP API, SMTP Relay, etc.), basic and advanced reporting/analytics and full tech support (Live Chat, Email, Forums, Twitter, etc.). You will practically have full access to all the SendGrid features. The only limitation you will have is the number of emails you can send per
month day which is 200 (thanks for the clarification, timfalls).
If you are just starting out in email marketing, signing up for a free trial account is a good way to test out the email marketing waters. Of course, if you’re already running your email marketing campaigns using other tools, this is a smart way to find out if SendGrid fits your needs better than your current service provider. Just click on the image below, sign up and check out the set of features and see if it’s a better fit for you.