We use Mandrill for our transaction mail, which piggybacks on MailChimp for easy template design. Mandrill is very easy to use. It was free until recently, so now we use it with MailChimp.
Co-founder - NiftyImages
We are using the Mandrill feature for transactional emails.
Co-founder & CTO - Tailor Brands
We still use the Mandrill part of MailChimp to send transactional emails, as it is integrated in our app.
Co-founder & CEO - Authorea
We have also used Mandrill in the past. It is good as well.
Co-founder & CEO - Moesif
We’ve used many email marketing tools over the years, such as Constant Contact. We really like the MailChimp branding and found it much easier to use. They also have Marketing Automation tools now. We also use Mandrill to do transactional emails. MailChimp has many different plugins for various purposes.
Co-founder - ComicReply
We are in constant communication with our users through Mandrill and our backend system.
Founder - BabyBin
We use Mandrill for our transactional emails. It works and it is easy to use.
Co-founder & CTO - Valify
We do all of our transactional stuff on Mandrill, but you have to have a MailChimp account to use Mandrill.
Founder & Head of Engineering - Opentest
We like Mandrill but you have to be careful with how you use it. If your reputation drops, your email throughput will be throttled. Just make sure you send high-quality emails with relevant content and you’ll be good.
Co-founder - Simple Fractal
The MailChimp/Mandrill merge didn’t bother me to be honest. The only thing they changed was the tracking--it used to be free and now you have to pay for it, but that’s the nature of running a company, you have expenses.
Founder & CEO - Pixc
Through our platform we send a lot of automated emails to our users. The merge hasn't done anything besides make me spend another $20 a month that I wasn’t before. Having to pay for it has made me make sure we are leveraging it as best as we can. But there isn’t anything that’s changed the experience. It’s made people want to look at other vendors like Chicago’s ExpressPigeon. A lot of providers accomplish the same things with more benefits for the same price. People rely on Mandrill so they are reluctant to change, but the merge gave them cause to look around. We’re looking to stick to it in the short-term. We have workflows and automations set on these things for passwords/data reporting; all things part of our day-to-day business would require redoing if we changed from Mandrill. Because of that and other things on our development plate, we haven't explored switching.
Co-founder & CEO - Smync
We use Mandrill for automated system messages. We had to switch up what we were doing because of the merge, though. Our CTO is looking at it more.
Co-founder & CEO - DocSend
We use Mandrill for transactional emails.
Co-founder & CEO - Occasion
This stack is reliable and affordable.
Founder - PeachDish
We use Mandrill a lot. The only downside of Mandrill is that they just changed the plan; now it is coupled with MailChimp and you have to subscribe to both. Since our emails are mostly transactional, we would like to have the ability to choose.
Founder - ZipBooks
We use Mandrill for our transactional emails and order confirmations. We were using it through Heroku, but they are killing Mandrill as a standalone service so you need to use it through MailChimp. We’re sticking with it, since now I can hook Mandrill into MailChimp for seamless integration.
Co-founder & CEO - Doughbies
Mandrill used to be a primary recommendation to the companies in our startup studio, but now that MailChimp is shutting it down, we’re not sure what we will recommend next.
CTO - Expa
We use Mandrill for transactional emails, like when someone signs up for a service or wants to change something.
Co-founder - Bauxy
We use Mandrill for transactional emails and like it for the most part. We have it integrated into our own database, which allows us to see the transactional emails that people have received. It’s also nice that we can see error rates and get alerts, and we like that it’s pretty low-cost.
Director of Marketing - Smart Lunches
We like Mandrill for programmatic emails.
Co-founder & CEO - AdStage
We send transactional emails, like daily emails with property updates, via Mandrill. The emails are sent automatically based on triggers like “status”, and “updates”. Mandrill handles unsubscribes really well, it was very inexpensive, and we were using MailChimp already, so it was natural to use Mandrill too. We’ve heard that MailChimp will be integrating the two products more tightly soon, so that will be a nice improvement.
Co-founder & CEO - Open Listings
We use Mandrill for product-related emails to our customers. For example, if a customer’s credit card expires, we email them from Mandrill to update their information. We code it all up internally to track from the product side.
Marketing Manager - Shippo
Mandrill is good, especially their robust developer resource.
Director of Product - Insurify
We use MailChimp and Mandrill, and we love them.
Founder & CEO - Brick & Portal
We use Mandrill (by MailChimp) for transactional emails. We like it because it’s part of MailChimp, which we already use for email marketing. It’s fairly basic in the way it manages reports and stats, and integrations are non-existent, which can all be challenging. But, even with these limitations, it is comfortable for us to use.
Founder & CEO - Shoppimon
We use Mandrill for transactional emails, and it’s been great. It’s connected to MailChimp, so I appreciate that I can do something in MailChimp and then easily export it to Mandrill. One downside is that the export doesn’t always work perfectly, and something you do in MailChimp might not translate over to Mandrill.
Founder & CEO - Blinkbuggy
We also use their transactional email tool, Mandrill, to power non-broadcasts emails and we use it to deliver a custom-built email digest to our members that shows their personalized user activity.
CEO - DoSomething
Mandrill is good for transactional emails.
Co-founder & CEO - sli.do
I love Mandrill. It's such a simple API, and it's cheap.
Founder - CheckedTwice
Mandrill is the underlying email distribution service for MailChimp. It's much cheaper, and we've built some of the analytics ourselves.
Team Lead - Muse Games
Customizing different campaigns with Sailthru takes a lot more labor and effort than we would like, and it's a little clunky, but it's far superior to MailChimp or Mandrill, both of which we have used before. MailChimp didn’t have the drip functionality that we needed. Email marketing is a huge component of our business, and we needed a more robust tool.
Co-Founder & Co-CEO - Plated
8%Stacklist Startups Are Using Mandrill
Mandrill is an email marketing tool developed by the MailChimp team as a more technical version of its primary product. It was built with developers in mind, so fair warning: If you’re not comfortable with code or APIs--or have someone on your team who is--this isn’t the tool for you. Mandrill offers a lot of the same benefits as standard email service providers, like trigger emails, customized newsletters and promotional campaigns, while still maintaining the same easy interface that draws users to MailChimp. What sets Mandrill apart is its techy mission, which gives users increased customization options, flexible templates, custom tagging, advanced analytics and a mobile app that lets you monitor email delivery and troubleshoot on the go.
Mandrill is most frequently used by seed-stage companies. It gives these smaller companies the API that they need to accomplish sophisticated marketing tasks that would otherwise be too time-consuming for such a small team.
Mandrill’s pricing is structured around month-to-month volume so that customers don’t have to pay for more than they need. The first 12,000 emails per month are free, with charges per thousand emails beyond that. For the first 1 million emails you send, Mandrill charges $.20/1,000 emails, and for the next 5 million, it charges $.15/1,000. Anything above that costs $.10/1,000.
Visit the website: https://www.mandrill.com/