SendGrid reviews from startup founders

41 reviews by founders
July 18, 2017

We were looking for a reliable solution for transactional emails and SendGrid seemed pretty good for our needs. They are updating their marketing offering so we use it more and more for newsletters as well. We do not have the need to invest in a highly customizable tool, and with SendGrid’s drag and drop feature we can create pretty standard newsletters very quickly. I tried to make it more customized by meddling with their code once, but I broke everything, so now I stick to the standard elements.

Valentin Ruest

CEO - Pollock Technologies

July 13, 2017

We use SendGrid. I don't have much to say on it. It is what it is. We are not passionately in love with it.

Chad Billmyer

CEO - Panjo

June 16, 2017

I love SendGrid. We don’t use it for email marketing too much; we mostly use it to send out system and engagement emails. SendGrid is trying to do a similar thing as HubSpot, but it is still trying to catch up.

Ryan Nash

VP of Technology - Gust

SendGrid - Best Email Marketing Tools for Startups

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.

How startups use SendGrid?

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.

How much does SendGrid cost?

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.

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