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Compare Mandrill vs SendGrid Email API
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comparison of Mandrill vs. SendGrid Email API
based on data from user reviews. Mandrill rates 4.1/5 stars with 72 reviews. SendGrid Email API rates 4.1/5 stars with 223 reviews. Each product's score is calculated by real-time data from verified user reviews.

Pricing

 
Free
FREE
12,000 emails per month
ESSENTIALS (40K, 100K Packages)
$14.95 to $29.95
per month
 
Upgrade to a paid account
As low as $0.10
per thousand
PRO (100K, 300K, 700K, 1.5M, 2.5M Packages)
$79.95 to $949.95
per month
 
Dedicated IPs
$29.95
per month
Premier Plan
Contact SendGrid
 
Free Trial Unavailable
Free Trial
Mandrill
Free
FREE12,000 emails per month
Upgrade to a paid account
As low as $0.10per thousand
Dedicated IPs
$29.95per month
Free Trial Unavailable
SendGrid Email API
ESSENTIALS (40K, 100K Packages)
$14.95 to $29.95 per month
PRO (100K, 300K, 700K, 1.5M, 2.5M Packages)
$79.95 to $949.95per month
Premier Plan
Contact SendGrid
Free Trial

Ratings

Meets Requirements
Meets Requirements
9.0
8.5
Ease of Use
Ease of Use
8.4
8.3
Ease of Setup
Ease of Setup
8.5
8.3
Ease of Admin
Ease of Admin
8.4
8.4
Quality of Support
Quality of Support
7.6
7.8
Ease of Doing Business With
Ease of Doing Business With
8.7
8.2
Product Direction (% positive)
Product Direction (% positive)
6.1
7.2
Meets Requirements
Mandrill
9.0
SendGrid Email API
8.5
Ease of Use
Mandrill
8.4
SendGrid Email API
8.3
Ease of Setup
Mandrill
8.5
SendGrid Email API
8.3
Ease of Admin
Mandrill
8.4
SendGrid Email API
8.4
Quality of Support
Mandrill
7.6
SendGrid Email API
7.8
Ease of Doing Business With
Mandrill
8.7
SendGrid Email API
8.2
Product Direction (% positive)
Mandrill
6.1
SendGrid Email API
7.2

Features

Administration
Template Creation
Mandrill
7.8
SendGrid Email API
7.8
Preset Template Availability
Mandrill
6.9
SendGrid Email API
7.4
Custom Unsubscribe
Mandrill
8.0
SendGrid Email API
8.2
Email Segmentation
Mandrill
7.8
SendGrid Email API
8.1
Detailed Server Logs
Mandrill
7.9
SendGrid Email API
7.9
Notifications
Mandrill
7.6
SendGrid Email API
8.1
Integrations
Webhooks
Mandrill
8.5
SendGrid Email API
9.1
Event Tracking API
Mandrill
8.9
SendGrid Email API
8.9
Mail Send API
Mandrill
9.3
SendGrid Email API
9.3
Spam Filter Testing
Mandrill
7.9
SendGrid Email API
8.5
Platform
Custom Tracking Domain
Mandrill
8.7
SendGrid Email API
9.3
Multiple Domains
Mandrill
9.0
SendGrid Email API
8.8
Dedicated IP
Mandrill
8.8
SendGrid Email API
8.9
Documentation
Mandrill
8.6
SendGrid Email API
8.4
Sender Reputation Management
Mandrill
8.9
SendGrid Email API
8.4
Tracking & Reporting
Mandrill
8.6
SendGrid Email API
8.1
Enterprise Scalability
Mandrill
8.1
SendGrid Email API
8.7
Performance and Reliability
Mandrill
9.0
SendGrid Email API
8.7

Reviewers' Company Size

Small-Business (50 or fewer emp.)
Small-Business
(50 or fewer emp.)
57.1%
74.9%
Mid-Market (51-1000 emp.)
Mid-Market
(51-1000 emp.)
35.7%
21.0%
Enterprise (> 1000 emp.)
Enterprise
(> 1000 emp.)
7.1%
4.1%
Mandrill
Small-Business
57.1%
Mid-Market
35.7%
Enterprise
7.1%
SendGrid Email API
Small-Business
74.9%
Mid-Market
21.0%
Enterprise
4.1%

Reviewers' Industry

 
Internet
21.4%
Computer Software
15.0%
 
Information Technology and Services
16.7%
Marketing and Advertising
12.8%
 
Marketing and Advertising
13.1%
Information Technology and Services
12.8%
 
Computer Software
6.0%
Internet
10.9%
 
Retail
3.6%
Financial Services
4.1%
 
Other
39.3%
Other
44.4%
Mandrill
Internet
21.4%
Information Technology and Services
16.7%
Marketing and Advertising
13.1%
Computer Software
6.0%
Retail
3.6%
Other
39.3%
SendGrid Email API
Computer Software
15.0%
Marketing and Advertising
12.8%
Information Technology and Services
12.8%
Internet
10.9%
Financial Services
4.1%
Other
44.4%

Reviews

Most Helpful Favorable Review
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Philip K.
Administrator in Maritime

Mandrill gets the job of transactional emails done easily and within a platform that is easy to use and monitor. The cost ($20/month) is also very reasonable and is included in my monthly Mailchimp payment.

Steve B.
User in E-Learning

We currently use SendGrid for our transactional emails as well as our marketing emails (they recently added the marketing piece). It is flawless for transactional emails. I really like that I can have templates and edit them directly on the SendGrid site...

Most Helpful Critical Review
Most Helpful Critical Review
Joe D.
Administrator

if there was no missing some of my emails, and sometime i cant send any email then i did not make a switch. i tweeted about it on my twitter

Cate C.
Administrator in Higher Education

The SendGrid interface was VERY difficult to use when trying to create custom email designs. I consider myself a relatively tech-savvy person, with enough knowledge to edit HTML, but this required full knowledge of HTML writing in order to create a good...

 
Mandrill
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Philip K.
Administrator in Maritime

Mandrill gets the job of transactional emails done easily and within a platform that is easy to use and monitor. The cost ($20/month) is also very reasonable and is included in my monthly Mailchimp payment.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Joe D.
Administrator

if there was no missing some of my emails, and sometime i cant send any email then i did not make a switch. i tweeted about it on my twitter

SendGrid Email API
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Steve B.
User in E-Learning

We currently use SendGrid for our transactional emails as well as our marketing emails (they recently added the marketing piece). It is flawless for transactional emails. I really like that I can have templates and edit them directly on the SendGrid site...

Most Helpful Critical Review
Cate C.
Administrator in Higher Education

The SendGrid interface was VERY difficult to use when trying to create custom email designs. I consider myself a relatively tech-savvy person, with enough knowledge to edit HTML, but this required full knowledge of HTML writing in order to create a good...

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Videos

 No videos provided

SendGrid's Email API takes the hassle out of the business-critical need to communicate with your users.

Our developer-friendly integration tools in several languages, delivery and scale you can trust, and data to empower you, enables you to focus on your core business.

Watch this video to learn more about how our customer Bonusly relies on SendGrid's Email API, or visit our website to learn more.

Mandrill
No videos provided
SendGrid Email API

SendGrid's Email API takes the hassle out of the business-critical need to communicate with your users.

Our developer-friendly integration tools in several languages, delivery and scale you can trust, and data to empower you, enables you to focus on your core business.

Watch this video to learn more about how our customer Bonusly relies on SendGrid's Email API, or visit our website to learn more.

Downloads

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