We use SendGrid for transactional emails. It works very well and has better deliverability than Amazon.
CEO - Scripted
We initially started out using SendGrid because we’d won some credit in a startup competition but we didn’t end up continuing with the service, as we don’t send enough correspondence via email at the moment.
Founder & CEO - Cheekd
For transactional emails we use SendGrid. They have a pretty good prepaid plan especially if you sign up with one of their partners like Azure.
Co-founder & CEO - Moesif
11%Stacklist Startups Are Using SendGrid
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.
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.
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.