We used to use Mandrill, which merged into MailChimp, but we’ve moved transactional emails to Mailgun and that’s been working well for us.
Co-founder & CEO - Student Loan Hero
Mailgun is great, and we don’t even need to use all of their features. We don’t spam our users so we use our own system to home bake transactional and marketing emails.
Founder & CEO - Coinkite
2%Stacklist Startups Are Using Mailgun
Mailgun is a developer-centric email marketing platform that is all about customization through APIs and code. It’s one of the most sophisticated email automation platforms around, with powerful APIs that allow users to easily send, receive and track emails. Users love Mailgun’s simple interface, easy integration, powerful segmentation capabilities and advanced reporting features--many of which come straight out of the box. Mailgun’s biggest competitor is Mandrill, another API-focused service owned by MailChimp.
Mailgun’s users run the gamut in terms of size and growth stage, but all have the high-level development skills (or staff) to be able to use the solution to its fullest.
Mailgun charges by individual email, each costing a fraction of a fraction of a cent. The first 10,000 emails are free; the next 500,000 are $0.0005 per email; the next 1 million are $0.00035; the next 5 million are $0.00015; and anything beyond that is $0.0001. Simple, right?