Sendgrid Aggregated Reviews
SendGrid is decent. Sometimes their admin is super damn slow, but at least they are generally reliable.
We’ve also used Mandrill, Sparkpost, Sendgrid and one other I can’t recall right now. In the end we’re now on Sendgrid without any issues. Mandrill had the same blacklist issue at the time and Sparkpost banned us after sending ~1k “Welcome to our website” emails without any explanation of what we did wrong.
You might consider using a service like sendgrid for any broadcast email and use the client’s email only for personal or transactional email (invoices, etc.).
Sendgrid is a bulk emailer service, you can use their service to send promotional mails to your clients.
SendGrid: funny their e-mails ended up in my SPAM folder, hilarious for a marketing e-mail provider and of course not the best way to start. I’m now stuck and cant find where to re-send verification e-mail to my sender address.
Meanwhile SendGrid does great at getting the message delivered, but I have seen times where if a bunch of alerts fire it will delay send.
I am using sendgrid for transactional and marketing email with a base of about 100k contacts. I used mailchimp in the past but as soon as my base grew larger all email sent via mailchimp got forwarded to the spam folder and support was not good if you needed more technical information.
I have a dedicated ip with sendgrid and never had problems reaching the inbox. They have no plug and play integrations though, but their pricing is reasonable.
I have designed email tempates in MailChimp and SendGrid that includes our logo, brand colors, and a button asking for feedback by linking to a SurveyMonkey URL. Everything is going smooth on this front. However, I want to include a “Download Your Invoice” link within the email that I would be able to go in and replace for each new customer.
MailChimp works for sending mass emails (should I purchase the MailChimp Mandrill plan for transactional emails?), and SendGrid doesn’t appear to be able to host .pdf files for users to download. SendGrid has a partnership with Digioh for online hosting, but they only allow a certain number of PDFs to be hosted at a time. Also, I am trying to avoid sending the invoices as attachments since I want to minimize any chances of our invoices being flagged as spam.
Been using Sendgrid for nearly three years without a problem.
I changed from SendGrid because their API didn’t work for something and apparently they couldn’t fix it. Otherwise they were pretty good. SparkPost delivers emails faster, though.
Just got an account creation email from sendgrid. Commenting because Google marked it as spam.
Sendgrid. Current provider and so far great. No blacklists for the time I was on a shared IP, upgrading to a dedicated IP was quick and simple. The 3 dedicated IPs I have are not on any blacklists. Support gets back to me in less than 24 hours.
I don’t get it, sendgrid costs 9.95 for 100k, while postmark costs 100? What am I missing there
I’ll have to check postmark out. Price increase after twillio acquisition is annoying. It’s not like sendgrid is a bootstrapped company.
*Edit I checked out postmark, I’m not going to switch. Price increase is annoying but I’m not seeing how postmark offers more value for the price than sendgrid. I doubt sendgrid didn’t compare pricing with competitors before making the decision.
SendGrid: 100k emails for $20 (essentials plan)
Postmark: 50k emails for $50
SendGrid: 300k emails for $170 (essentials plan)
Postmark: 300k emails for $200
If you don’t send a lot, SendGrid still better. If you do send a lot, they’re the same. Haven’t used either so don’t know if the tracking features are the same.
Changelog – pre-ecosystem era
v0.1.8 Hound @ apps.the.gt – b2b prospecting platform
v0.1.8.1 Business directory – content experiment to support b2b prospecting platform.
v0.1.6 GRIN tech affiliate program is live.
v0.1.5.3 GRIN jobs experiment started
v0.1.5.2 Working on cool in-house lead gen project - Art Director is preparing 100 picks of Business Cards in various niches.
GRIN games emerged
As a web agency we never could and never will be able to escape the urge of building things.
Among million other things we played with an idea of text-based games and the last piece that was missing was the story itself. So via in-house outreach platform we found two established writers that believed in the project and agreed to participate.
Shout out to Richard Abbott who wrote Fraud on Thetis and Eva Pohler who sent us a huge draft we are still reading through.
At some point we realised that list building, fetching contact details & outreach tech work just as well for b2b lead generation
Once, we fell in love with ecommerce, because of short feedback cycles on marketing & development efforts.
Today we ship into production inhouse SaaS project - AVOKADO - the web app for learning languages with flash cards.
The year after we built it we realised how long is the road map ahead & what resources we'd need to promote it and decided to put it on hold.
One day as we ship GRIN tech v3.0 into production we'll distrupt the language learning market with Avokado.
We love Wordpress and recently shipped two plugins into open beta for commercial sale.
v0.1.2.2 King The Monk - wordpress plugin to virally grow your email list
v0.1.2.1 Plain Conversions - wordpress plugin to convert your visitors
v0.1.1. Expanded core offering to visual productions
It's Autumn 2017 and GRIN tech agency's website is born.
We have it saved for the history.