SendGrid

Who Uses SendGrid?

Twilio SendGrid serves everyone from independent developers to enterprise level corporations. Anyone who needs to reliably send email from their application can use Twilio SendGrid.

What Is SendGrid?

Twilio SendGrid is a leader in customer communications. Our trusted, cloud-based email delivery platform helps marketers and developers send with confidence. We are trusted by over 80,000 global customers, big and small, to drive engagement and growth through their email program.

In addition to our award-winning API, Twilio SendGrid's Marketing Campaigns offers powerful, one-to-many sending, straightforward segmentation, flexible and frustration-free campaign editing and actionable analytics.

SendGrid Details

Twilio

https://www.twilio.com

Founded 2008

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Starting price

US$14,95/month
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Free Trial

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SendGrid deployment and support

Support

  • Email/Help Desk
  • FAQs/Forum
  • Knowledge Base
  • Phone Support
  • 24/7 (Live rep)
  • Chat

Deployment

  • Cloud, SaaS, Web-based
  • iPhone (Mobile)

Training

  • Webinars
  • Documentation
  • Videos

SendGrid Features

  • AB Testing
  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Auto-Responders
  • CRM
  • Campaign Analytics
  • Campaign Management
  • Campaign Segmentation
  • Canned Responses
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Click Tracking
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management
  • Customer Segmentation
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Recovery
  • Drag & Drop
  • Drip Campaigns
  • Email Distribution
  • Email Management
  • Email Marketing
  • Email Monitoring
  • Email Templates
  • Email Tracking
  • Inbox Management
  • Monitoring
  • Queue Management
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Response Management
  • Routing
  • Search/Filter
  • Shared Inboxes
  • Signature Management
  • Social Media Integration
  • Spam Blocker
  • Subscription Management
  • Template Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Whitelisting/Blacklisting
  • Workflow Management

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  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Auto-Responders
  • CAN SPAM Compliance
  • CRM
  • Campaign Analytics
  • Campaign Management
  • Campaign Scheduling
  • Campaign Segmentation
  • Click Tracking
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management
  • Customer Segmentation
  • Customer Surveys
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Templates
  • Drag & Drop
  • Drip Campaigns
  • Dynamic Content
  • Email Campaign Management
  • Email Distribution
  • Email Management
  • Email Marketing
  • Email Templates
  • Email Tracking
  • Engagement Tracking
  • Event Triggered Actions
  • Image Library
  • Landing Pages/Web Forms
  • Lead Capture
  • List Management
  • Mailing List Management
  • Mobile Optimized Emails
  • Multi-Campaign
  • Multi-Channel Marketing
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Social Media Integration
  • Spam Blocker
  • Subscriber Management
  • Subscription Management
  • Template Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • WYSIWYG Editor
  • Web Forms

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  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Appointment Scheduling
  • Audience Targeting
  • Auto-Responders
  • Automated Scheduling
  • CRM
  • Campaign Analytics
  • Campaign Management
  • Campaign Planning
  • Campaign Scheduling
  • Campaign Segmentation
  • Click Tracking
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management
  • Customer Segmentation
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Delivery Tracking
  • Drag & Drop
  • Drip Campaigns
  • Email Distribution
  • Email Management
  • Email Marketing
  • Email Templates
  • Email Tracking
  • Engagement Tracking
  • Event Triggered Actions
  • Geolocation
  • Heatmaps
  • Location Tracking
  • Mailing List Management
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Campaign
  • Preview Functionality
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Subscription Management
  • Team Management
  • Template Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Workflow Management

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  • Activity Dashboard
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  • Bounce Rate Analysis
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  • Campaign Segmentation
  • Catch-all Server Detection
  • Compliance Management
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management
  • Customer Database
  • Data Capture and Transfer
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Verification
  • Delivery Tracking
  • Disposable Email Detection
  • Domain Check
  • Drag & Drop
  • Drip Campaigns
  • Duplicate Detection
  • Email Address Extraction
  • Email Alerts
  • Email Distribution
  • Email Management
  • Email Marketing
  • Email Templates
  • Email Tracking
  • File Transfer
  • Fraud Detection
  • Lead Management
  • Mailing List Management
  • Monitoring
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Recipient Validation
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Single Email Verification
  • Spam Analysis
  • Spam Blocker
  • Spam Detection
  • Subscription Management
  • Syntax Check
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Unsubscribe Database

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  • API
  • Activity Tracking
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  • Campaign Analytics
  • Campaign Management
  • Campaign Planning
  • Campaign Scheduling
  • Campaign Segmentation
  • Click Tracking
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management
  • Content Management
  • Customer Segmentation
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Templates
  • Drag & Drop
  • Drip Campaigns
  • Dynamic Content
  • Email Distribution
  • Email Management
  • Email Marketing
  • Email Monitoring
  • Email Templates
  • Email Tracking
  • Engagement Tracking
  • Event Triggered Actions
  • Geolocation
  • List Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Monitoring
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • SMS Messaging
  • Spam Blocker
  • Subscription Management
  • Template Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Unsubscribe Database
  • WYSIWYG Editor
  • Workflow Management

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SendGrid Reviews

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Overall rating

4,2/5

Average score

Ease of Use 4,1
Customer Service 3,8
Features 4,1
Value for Money 4

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Vishal J.
Vishal J.
Technical Manager
Information Technology & Services, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2021/08/09

"SendGrid - Best Email API for sending marketing emails"

Comments: I use SendGrid for sending communication and marketing emails to thousands of customers every day. Sending close to 100,000 emails per month and the quality of service is quite good. Must say I am happy to use SendGrid.

Pros: The best thing about using the SendGrid Email API was the performance measured in terms of email deliverability and server uptime. The dashboard provides good insights with respect to number of emails sent, delivered and opened. Thus helps a great deal in improving marketing campaigns. From the deployment point of view, the integration of SendGrid with the existing email service was quite easy and can be completed easily without great efforts.

Cons: As far as technical aspects are concerned, there is nothing which I don't like. On the pricing front, would like to add my views. Currently, the pricing plans are available as Free (100 emails per day), Essentials and Pro. The Essentials plan starts from 14.95$ per month for upto 40,000 emails a month and the Pro starts at 89.95$ per month. These plans are good for small and medium size websites. Would be good to see if a new Basic plan is introduced for a low starting price of 4.95$ per month and offering upto 10,000 emails a month. Such a plan would be highly suitable for extra small website applications who have a limited customer base.

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  • Reviewed on 2021/08/09
Oscar C.
Oscar C.
Gerente general
Computer Software, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
  • Ease of Use
  • Features & Functionality
  • Customer Support
  • Value for Money
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    8/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2019/05/20

"The best mail service provider for marketing and transactional emails."

Comments: I have been working with Sendgrid for more than 2 years and it really has been very helpful. It's perfect when you need to send transactional mails, for example password recovery or notifications to users from your website. or custom marketing campaigns. You can implement on your App easily with his Full Documented API or via SMTP. The free forever plan is perfect when you're starting a website or application and still do not have enough users. You can also easily upgrade your plan in order to get more emails monthly . Recommended with closed eyes.

Pros: 1. Have AB Testing enable.
2. Manage unsubscribe emails.
3. Easy to Integrate via API or SMTP.
4. Email Reputation indicator.
5.Full detailed report. You can see if the email it's blocked, bounced or delivered.
6. Have a Forever Free plan . (40.000 Emails in the trial period, then 100 Emails Daily forever)

Cons: Send grid interface it's a little bit confuse. No more cons to highlight, for me it's a perfect tool.

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  • Reviewed on 2019/05/20
Pedro G.
ICT manager
E-Learning, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
  • Ease of Use
  • Features & Functionality
  • Customer Support
  • Value for Money
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    0/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Source: SoftwareAdvice
  • Reviewed on 2020/07/06

"The worst customer support ever"

Comments: I had sendgrid free, then I upgraded to the basic. After the shared IP has been blocked many times due to spam, I decided to go to a dedicated IP address. $89/month (really expensive for the service). I send around 500 emails/day for my learners. The server wasn't sending it, it was sending only 100 emails. as it had a limit of requests. I tried to contact their support service and it was terrible, no help at all. Then, I added some of my IPs to the whitelist, unfortunately I had to change my home IP and I got blocked from sendgrid, after over 2 weeks trying to access it and adding IP, they haven't helped me or given me a proper reply. Not only I could not send emails, I cant access my account, neither I can cancel.
I had ti sign up with Amazon SES, and now my life is great!
Terrible support, the worst so far, cant even cancel and get a refund =/

Pros: Free trial
easy api integration
cheap and good user interface

Cons: terrible support
expensive
hard to talk to someone

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Source: SoftwareAdvice
  • Reviewed on 2020/07/06
Eddie L.
Eddie L.
CEO
E-Learning, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
  • Ease of Use
  • Features & Functionality
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2021/07/07

"E-mail Marketing optimized for Professionals"

Comments: SendGrid is a tool made for those looking for industrial strength e-mail marketing. If you have a small list and want a free tool where you have many templates and can drag and drop designs, MailChimp is the right tool. However, if you are sending millions of e-mails and want to use code and highly technical attributes with tens of thousands of users in your e-mail list you pretty much have to abandon MailChimp and SendGrid is the best tool in the space

Pros: The code editor and how everything is optimized for coding allows for truly beautiful e-mail marketing campaigns. SendGrid can accommodate beautiful e-mail templates that were created in HTML/CSS, you just have to know how to code for it to be useful for you.

Cons: They do not have a way to graphically edit particularly easily like with MailChimp. To make a good looking e-mail marketing campaign you must know how to code, there are not a lot of templates provided for you to edit or drag and drop. It was not intended as a tool if you would like to drag and drop. On the upside this got us to learn how to code better.

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  • Reviewed on 2021/07/07
Jase W.
Product
Financial Services, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
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  • Features & Functionality
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  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2021/08/31

"A full suite of rich marketing power."

Comments: We send thousands of 2-factor authentication emails out monthly with Sengrid and hundreds of marketing emails out each month. The flexibility in passing large volume of email data to a sending partner allowed us to focus on developing the areas we needed and leaving email marketing to Sendgrid.

Pros: Sendgrid have a full published API allowing for easy integration into any system you build. They have some super helpful guides online to get started and a whole host of customisable settings to ensure the product works for you.

Cons: The 30 day reporting period is quite limited and I wish this was closer to 90 days or longer.

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  • Reviewed on 2021/08/31