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Blueshift review by Ravinshu S.
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"Great Marketing Automation for Ecommerce"

What do you like best?

The fact that once a lot of data points start flowing in, the ways in which you can automate email campaigns is amazing. I personally like drip campaigns to my custom segments.

What do you dislike?

I am yet to explore having attributes for emails. These attributes would be my custom data that I can upload against my users or new users. This custom data is not a part of the data base. Plus the email designing is complicated for a newbie.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Go for it if you are looking to automate emails and push notifications if you are e-commerce and have all the data being captured. In that case, creativity on emails is the only limit for any organization.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We send service and pre-sales email to our base of signed up customers and those interested in our products. Service emails are something my team uses it to send reminders, send triggered emails on few events being triggered. We also use the feature to send an email when a customer enters a Segment.

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Blueshift review by Arthur T.
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"Blueshift is a key to success in marketing for your company"

What do you like best?

What I like best about Blueshift is that there are so many ways to break down your CRM. You are also able to gather insights and conduct tests through variations. Many companies struggle in SEO, CRM, and specifically in scaling their marketing, but Blueshift provides a valuable service in changing that.

What do you dislike?

There is not much I dislike. However, a recommendation I do have would have to do with the infrastructure. Sometimes the platform can be slow due to too many things happening in the background in my experience

Recommendations to others considering the product

Give it a try and I think it'll easily change your mind. There are so many ways to utilize the platform and being able to have a platform for marketing that is scalable can be extremely important for companies of larger sizes.

Being able to also really have a look into revenue and how it is broken down by the different types of marketing campaigns that are set up within Blueshift has been helpful. Many companies aren't able to distinguish what is the winner and what is not. From making tests on personalization of a subject line to having up to 10 different variations in an email, Blueshift is really able to make creating a strong marketing department easy.

I personally recommend Blueshift to other users that are curious about the value of Blueshift.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have solved testing needs regarding open rates. We have also gained so many insights from the platform itself.

What Customer Data Platform (CDP) solution do you use?

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Blueshift review by Natasha R.
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"Dynamic Data-Drive Service and Automated Platform "

What do you like best?

I truly appreciate the diligence and effort put forth by the Blueshift team. We needed to get this launched before our contracted ended with Salesforce and saw a whole team effort on the Blueshift side. Not only were they willing to help us through any problems, but they were quick, friendly and very knowledgeable.

What do you dislike?

There's some confusing language when it comes to filtering/segmenting your audience. I still have not become familiar with it myself and tend to second guess myself. However, a responsive support team has been my savior.

Also, your not able to file campaigns, segments, etc. I believe that approach could be fixed rather quickly because it shouldn't take much lift in the UI. Again, I was coming from Salesforce where everything can be dropped into folders for organization and quick usability. My suggestion here would be to focus more on the UI and usability for consumers before adding additional features that may only drive more confusion.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

With Blueshift being a top-notch data and automation platform, we've been able to utilize their capabilities to better align with our Ecommerce goals. As mentioned, we were using Salesforce prior and already had transaction capabilities along with downstream marketing and triggered campaigns. The logic within Blueshift is more intuitive and easy to transition onto. We wanted to migrate off Salesforce due to high cost and business acquisitions. Being apart of Blueshift allowed other business units to be built into our services -- for a low cost. This gave us the ability to focus more on our digital flow, i.e. Cart and finally have a holistic view in the digital space. We have yet to integrate all of their features and capabilities but we'll be moving towards that this year!

Blueshift review by Lauren R.
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"Responsive, personalized support, flexible product "

What do you like best?

Blueshift offers our team consistent. responsive and personalized support. The team is receptive to customer feedback and iterates new features and enhancements that help our team move more efficiently and intelligently. As a result, they've paved a promising product roadmap, rich with improvements and features for teams with growth goals, such as A/B testing, advanced segmentation and performance attribution, as well as a flexible API.

What do you dislike?

Having used Marketo, HubSpot, and MailChimp prior to using Blueshift, I can attest that Blueshift is function-first.The product has a fairly bare bones UI that is not immediately intuitive to navigate. This is most apparent when onboarding new users. Although, once you know how to do something or get somewhere, the limited design is not an issue, and is in fact, an enhancement that allows for fewer steps to execute a campaign than in other tools.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We optimize production time with features like Shared Assets and Advanced Segmentation, and improve our customer experience with dynamic personalization through Liquid filters.

Blueshift review by Divya M.
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"Data-driven marketing platform with travel specific features"

What do you like best?

Customer Segments + Recommendations Tool - We have integrated Segment.io to Blueshift and it has helped with automating and personalizing our retargeting efforts. The true value of Blueshift was realized when we could launch triggered marketing campaigns targeted to specific segments based on a user's behavior onsite, and deliver relevant personalized content using the recommendations tool.

Customer Support - The team at Blueshift is extremely knowledgeable about their product and very open to feedback. I've been super impressed with their turnaround time and responsiveness. They are also not hesitant to listen to our specific needs and work with us to introduce new features.

What do you dislike?

Onboarding: Onboarding can take a while and certain features like segment filters aren't very intuitive. However, I loved the fact that they set up regular calls with a dedicated account lead to help with initial difficulties.

Reporting: While Blueshift certainly has helped with reporting and tracking, it is still very basic and it would be great to see more in-built customizations starting with tagging campaigns. At this point, you still need to download data on to excel to work on it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Personalization, automated email marketing, segmented retargeting with dynamic content and overall email lifecycle marketing.

While looking for a solution for us, it was important that the platform offered hotel and travel-specific features, like segmenting users based on data like search dates, location or hotel type. Blueshift was one of the only platforms that was able to do this and continues to work with us to introduce features that work for our specific needs.

Blueshift review by Anzal A.
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"Great tool for Marketing Automation."

What do you like best?

1. The segmentation is advanced. Blueshift has a branched OR and AND conditional structure which can handle complex segmentation.

2. How programmable it is. A lot of data is spread across in google sheets and internal database. Blueshift's API has covered all of my use-cases in Urban Ladder.

3. Pricing. Blueshift is one of the most affordable services in the market for the level of quality they provide.

What do you dislike?

1. UI can be better.

2. Customer service could be more efficient in resolving queries.

3. There's no customer analytics.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

1. We use Blueshift for CRM.

2. Blueshift has enabled us to do promotional programs which are otherwise difficult to execute.

3. We ran Email experiments with multiple templates and frequency

Blueshift review by Daniel G.
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"Analyst Happy with Clean and Automated Email Marketing Reporting"

What do you like best?

I'm a big fan of the automated reporting that allows me to keep my finger on the pulse without having to constantly remember to login. This is also really useful if you're looking to implement an ingestion of the data to some sort of warehouse, given that it is a good, clean file that is sent in a consistent format. This can elevate email marketing reporting and really help integrate it into the greater scheme of reporting for a company.

What do you dislike?

Some of the implementation was a bit tricky to navigate, but it was overall a smooth and positive experience. I know that Blueshift is branching out, but it still does really feel geared towards just email marketing. Making some of the other Marketing streams more robustly implemented into their product would open up possibilities to it being used in other ways as well.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is robust for email marketing tracking. I would recommend understanding ahead of time all of the ways in which you intend to use it so that you can better guide the implementation process. Automated reports are a huge help, so make sure to take the time to really understand how to set that up and send it to your inbox at a regular cadence. It may seem unnecessary at first, but you are unlikely to regret setting that up for yourself down the line. Lastly, read over some of their documentation before you try to implement (unlike me).

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We want to track and optimize our Email campaigns. Blueshift is well-geared as a platform towards making that a really achievable goal. It helps us track everything we need, such as Email clicks. We now have a consistent stream of exactly the data we need to help power and guide our decisions forward.

Blueshift review by Echo W.
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"Blueshift features changing the world! "

What do you like best?

I love that Blueshift shows us each event (or action) that the customer has taken. As a QA assistant, this helps me diagnose problems much easier by being able to see what each customer is doing in their account.

What do you dislike?

I don't like that Blueshift doesn't save info (such as customers' email addresses) that I've previously entered into the customer attributes field. It's a little hassle but would save me a lot of time if it did save it. I also don't like that Blueshift makes me authenticate my account about every third time I open the page, even though I'm using the same device. That's another little hassle about it that would save me a lot of time if it just actually remembered my device.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We're solving business problems because we're able to access all of our customers' data in one place. We're saving so much time because we don't have to jump around multiple platforms to access information. Another benefit I've realized is that we can diagnose problems with our emails within Blueshift, thus not relying on customers to troubleshoot for us.

Blueshift review by Lauren H.
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"The Smart Marketing Platform for Data-Driven Businesses "

What do you like best?

I like that I can go into the dashboard and view metrics that are important to my business for email success. Also, the ability to track email template performance alongside campaign performance has provided actionable insights for our business.

What do you dislike?

Some of the newest updates have been rolled out with little communication and I find myself discovering them on my own versus being told about them.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are looking for a method of utilizing data to drive your email marketing efforts, this is the platform for you. It goes beyond the normal email send and allows marketers to apply data to provide customers content and/or communications as they need them.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Our main problem was the ability to provide our customers personalized content and at scale. With BlueShift we are able to share our top content with customers who will find it relevant to their experience on our site.

Blueshift review by Carmen S.
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"Great customer data platform "

What do you like best?

Blueshift is very flexible and is continuously making improvements to their platform to help meet our business needs. We have only been with the platform a couple of months now and there have already been a few instances where they have added features to their platforms, per our request, to help facilitate the setup of our campaigns.

I’ve also had a great experience with their account reps who are very responsive and are quick to act on any issues that may arise.

Overall, very hands-on approach!

What do you dislike?

Overall, I have had a great experience with the platform as it is very intuitive for the most part. However, it would be great to have more enhanced reporting tools to better visualize the data within the platform.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are looking for a powerful data-driven platform that allows for highly targeted customer communications, Blueshift is a great choice.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We were struggling to ramp up our personalization and targeting due to limited capabilities with our previous ESP. Now, we use Blueshift as our primary CRM platform. Their ability to integrate our data streams to trigger campaigns and create customer segments has allowed us to optimize our communications to be more targeted, relevant, and drive higher engagement.. They are a great customer data platform with data stored at a customer level, which allows us to better segment and activate this data using simple non-sql selection criteria.

Blueshift review by Kristy N.
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"Agile Automation Solution "

What do you like best?

Team - I've been super impressed by the team and the speed at quick they execute. They take feedback and iterate quickly. They also have a great support structure, tickets get resolved within a couple hours, which is really unique in my past experience with Responsys, Vero and Marketo. The team is also super knowledgeable about their product and are able to help through any roadblocks we run into.

Data - We currently leverage the segment.io to blueshift data integration and it's been great so far. This has enabled us to launch emails quickly based on behaviors our users have taken and allows for flexibility in segmentation. The way in which data is stored in Blueshift also enables us to build algorithms and build quick segments based on our product catalog.

Flexibility

We came to Blueshift after using Responsys and the tool has enabled us to launch campaigns quickly.

What do you dislike?

The UI isn't great and they are making improvements on this takes a backseat to new features. Organization is difficult in the tool as it's basically a list of campaigns with no folder or tagging structure.

The segmentation tool isn't entirely intuitive. Typically we're building pretty complex segments and building 10 inclusions/exclusions can suck up a good amount of time. Also, the language in the segmentation tool can be confusing. I still second guess myself after being in the tool almost a year now.

Reporting isn't great yet. You get basic reporting but can't aggregate or tag different campaigns. At this point the reporting the tool offers is a giant spreadsheet. You basically have to download or copy/paste and do all the manipulation within excel.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

More timely and relevant communications for prospective and existing customers.

Blueshift review by Jeffrey H.
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"Powerful, flexible platform and a personal touch"

What do you like best?

Blueshift has the most flexibility and customization capabilities out of some 20 different email platforms we evaluated. We pass in a ton of relevant data, and are able to filter, segment, and trigger email streams with ease on over 50 parameters and millions of users in our list. The platform is fast and the team is technically proficient.

I've have also had strongly positive experiences with their account reps. They are responsive and willing to entertain all of our product enhancement and feature requests, no matter how zany.

What do you dislike?

As power users of the platform, there have been occasional instances of data syncing issues or automated stream glitches. The team has always been quick to respond however and has worked with urgency to resolve any issues when they've arose.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Blueshift has a lot of power and customization, I would recommend as a platform that you can grow from a simple communication strategy to a sophisticated one with multi channel logic.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use Blueshift as our primary communications platform for multiple channels with customers of our financial product. The ability to integrate our data streams for triggering events or customer segmentation has been invaluable in reducing manual effort, increasing our customer touch points and engagement, as well as opening up new services to our users, such as real-time transaction alerts.

Blueshift review by Pete D.
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"Fast, Reliable, Great Content Builder!"

What do you like best?

User segmentation is excellent and makes updating prior to a send ideal. Content builder is the best I have used across multiple enterprise level email platforms.

What do you dislike?

A/B testing is a bit cumbersome. Would like it to be a bit easier to set a simple subject line test to a portion of the database and automatically trigger a send to the remaining list after a winner is declared

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are early into our adoption of the platform so have not yet implemented some of the more advanced personalization, AI, and segmentation. However usability is excellent so far.

Blueshift review by Administrator
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"Segment combined with Blueshift is great for automation"

What do you like best?

Blueshift's Segment integration and product catalogs make it easy to tie customer website behavior to automated email marketing.

Segment integration - customer attributes sent to Segment appear magically in Blueshift

Product catalogs and learning - Blueshift tracks customer behavior and makes recommendations based on product catalog

What do you dislike?

Some of the catalog features could be easier to update and use, but at the end of the day they work.

Segment integration - it would be better if there was a way to map event attributes in Segment to the named attributes in Blueshift (mapping requires a request to Blueshift right now)

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Automating personalized marketing is the main feature of Blueshift for us. We can serve tailored, relevant messages to customers based on site behavior, including taking them back to the best page for them.

Blueshift review by Josh F.
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"Best Customer Data Platform Available"

What do you like best?

Blueshift's technology is rock solid. Everything is fast, flexible and scales with ease. The platform allows for great flexibility and make complex marketing initiatives simple. I personally researched over 30 different customer data platforms and Blueshift was head an shoulders above the rest. They are a smart, tech focused team that have built a world class product.

What do you dislike?

I wish the platform supported more analytic capabilities and activation across other marketing exchanges. I know they are always improving the platform and release new features regularly so I'm confident they will include these in the upcoming roadmap.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Blueshift allowed us to have a true wholistic view of our customers without having to change our data structures or process. In addition, the CRM capabilities are top notch and allowed us to personalize at a granular level at lighting speed.

Blueshift review by Administrator
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"A Powerful Tool for Intelligent Marketing"

What do you like best?

Of all the platforms we evaluated, Blueshift's technology and out-of-box algorithms really stood apart from the rest. The team was accommodating and accessible through the onboarding process, which was extremely important for a small team like ours. They've also created custom solutions for our team based on our priorities and they've done so in a timely manner.

The platform really bridges the gap between being incredibly powerful and being intuitive and user friendly, which has made it easy to get multiple members of our team up and running with Blueshift in a short matter of time. Having this technology at our disposal has allowed us to provide a personalized experience to our users and move the needle on important metrics, without having to dedicate tons of engineering resources.

What do you dislike?

We've experienced a few glitches with deliverability and reporting, but the team is always very quick to respond and troubleshoot.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are trying to retain our customers by providing a more personalized user experience. With Blueshift's out of the box and custom algorithms, we have the ability to test at a much faster pace. It give our marketing team the tools they need to experiment and drive results.

Blueshift review by Rebecca S.
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"Very flexible platform & excellent customer service"

What do you like best?

Using Blueshift has allowed us to introduce very bespoke personalisation & automation across all of our customer comms. The personlisation studio in a particular is extremely useful for allowing us to test different methods of personlisation to find which is the most effective. It's also a very user friendly system, and easy to create campaigns & manage users, whatever the level of complexity of the campaign.

What do you dislike?

To be honest, not much. We've run into some snags but the team have been really quick to resolve them for us.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We've got a large customer base and an unusual commercial model. Deliverying personalised comms to this base has been very tricky and we found it difficult to find a partner as most comms software platforms are geared up for straightforward e-commerce businesses, Because Blueshift is more flexible we've been able to solve these issues. Now nearly half of everything we send is personalised to some extent - this in turn has results in a big uplift in revenue from these channels.

Blueshift review by Kevin J.
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"My Experience with Blueshift"

What do you like best?

Their hands-on approach! Blueshift is very customer focused. They want to ensure that we're getting the most out of the product and that they're doing everything they can. I've worked with providers in the past who promised dedicated teams and failed to deliver.

What do you dislike?

We've only had a few minor issues in the past with Blueshift but they've addressed them all. They made a lot of upgrades at the start of the year and it's really shown.

Recommendations to others considering the product

As an email marketer with 6+ years of experience, I've never worked with a better provider. They are always innovating the product, making sure we're educated on new features, and have really helped us deliver one-to-one messaging. We've seen our engagement drastically improve. They're also very hands-on and we have weekly calls with them.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We were looking to ramp up our personalization and Blueshift really delivered on their promise. They were able to help us create custom algorithms that addressed the needs of our users regardless of what stage in their career they were in. We've seen engagement double within a year.

Blueshift review by Kyle K.
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"Easiest renewal decision ever"

What do you like best?

1. If you use Segment there isn't any other ESP or recommendation engine that is this easy

2. If you are in travel and you need messages to be sent based on check-in or check-out dates they are the only ones who make this easy.

3. Their team and customer service is ridiculously good, if it weren't for them we would have to hire another staff member.

What do you dislike?

They use email for the their two factor auth and I would prefer to be able to use 1Password or text.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We send and manage all email and SMS campaigns with Blueshift. It's very easy to setup and manage and ties into our system with minimal effort. The recommendation engine makes the messages we send perform better than regular emails.

Blueshift review by Cecilia L.
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"An out-of-the box solution with high flexibility and customization!"

What do you like best?

This system is exactly what we have been looking for in order to scale up and automate our marketing activities towards existing customer base. The segmentation engine is great and easy-to-use for a marketer. We also like the product recommendation engine! No other potential provider could offer a solution like this!

What do you dislike?

Different time zones means early/late meetings, but still it works well since the customer service is great and Blueshift offer multiple customer service channels to use.

Recommendations to others considering the product

These guys know what they are doing! The best marketing automation system we could find during our benchmark.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We want to activate our existing customer base to a greater extent! Examples of some KPIs we want to improve is #Buyers, #Bought items/customer, CLTV, Churn rate.. We have just launched our first campaign and it's too early to see some results, but I'm confident the results will appear within short! :)

Blueshift review by Bharat G.
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"Very intuitive interface and powerful capabilities"

What do you like best?

The ease of using complex events and data points from our mobile and desktop website behaviour. The power of the tool comes in when we are able to re-target, create very specific campaigns for different segments and further create custom Product Recommendations. The most useful part of partnering with Blueshift is that our marketing team doesn't have to rely on the tech team to make complex changes.

What do you dislike?

We, at times need to see reports of combination of multiple campaigns. This is difficult to visualise within the tool but can be done by downloading data.

Recommendations to others considering the product

For retail marketers this is a very good tool. This makes life much simpler for creating automated campaigns.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Personalisation, Email and App retargeting, On web personalisation.

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"The best product for data-driven cross channel marketers"

What do you like best?

I love how easy the product is to use with its very robust feature set. This is one of the few products on the market that was purpose-built to be cross channel from the start. All of their competitors started out as email only or mobile only and have added channels along the way. I also love the modern aspects of the platform that other vendors are struggling to add. Things like in product Predictive Models for marketers, robust easy to use segmentation builder, and the 1:1 recommendation studio.

Customer Success and Support is great. Unlike its competitors, Blueshift has a very stable platform that experiences almost no downtime. Both teams have very experienced people that are knowledgeable about Blueshift, but also other important integrated products like Segment, Twilio, and mParticle.

What do you dislike?

I wish the Predictive Model Studio was more self-service. However, I believe this is on the near term roadmap.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Blueshift is best for companies that want to leverage large amounts of first-party data for sophisticated business models and data. It works well for both large and small teams, but users will be happiest if they are trying to move beyond simple abandonment and engagement use cases.

Blueshift review by Russell M.
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"Excellent email marketing and retargeting software"

What do you like best?

Blueshift has proved an excellent fit our email retargeting needs. Its events can be easily integrated into web and native mobile products, and used to build a full understanding of the user and browse behavior. Once we have this, we can create tailored campaigns with a high degree of granularity (targeting users by behavior, and setting a wide variety of campaign parameters and logic).

Their email template editing shows an instantaneous preview, which makes email creation a quick and painless task. Their recommendations algorithm makes use of the behavior of the user and other users to build well tailored product recommendations.

Their support is quick, responsive, and helpful. If a product fix needs to be made this usually comes quickly.

We would recommend Blueshift without hesitation.

What do you dislike?

Occasional bugs in email template editing (output doesn't match editor), and no editor for recommendations, which can make the criteria a bit opaque. However their staff are responsive in making recommendation algorithms to suit individual requirements.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Retargeting users with suggestions and tailored content based on their in-product behavior. We have seen a good uptick in re-engaged users and transactions made.

Blueshift review by Marcos J.
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"Great Automation Tool"

What do you like best?

The segmentation possibilities are huge, with Blueshift I can do almost everything that I want in segmentation.

What do you dislike?

I wish Blueshift had a better data visualization tool. It's not so good to understand my data in the plataform.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If we need a great marketing automation tool, Blueshift is a good choice, but if you need other features like landing pages (like HubSpot or SharpSpring) is not the right tool.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are using Blueshift to create automation campaigns for acquisition and engagement of our students. We want to have bigger results with less effort, via email, SMS, browser push notification and integrations with Facebook and Google Ads to maximize our results in different channels.

Blueshift review by Administrator
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"Easy to use and design features are great! "

What do you like best?

So, I like the fact that you can do a lot in the design function, pretty much create whatever you like. It's clean and easy to use. Also, another thing which is great is the trigger function, being able to send a second email based on non-openers and time that email is such a great function.

What do you dislike?

Two things I dislike about Blueshift. The first one is not so bad when you get used to it, but the whole layout, the template is quite confusing. Shouldn't there just be a template? The second one is the automation...It's literally very confusing and really doesn't save time. The whole going into each field and choosing a recommendation - User to insert one image don't save time.

Recommendations to others considering the product

- Great for integrating your CRM

- Awesome design features

- Automation available

- Slick reporting

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Website traffic from emails has definitely improved! The reporting is great and overall it works really well integrating with our CRM.

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"Only good for Basic email campaigns"

What do you like best?

I like that it helps Marketing team become more independent in controlling the email campaign they are managing. I like the repository of assets that we used, its pretty easy to access. The customer support is helpful, however they just send you links on where to find the solution. I like that its super secure, like literally takes you a while to get in cause of all security questions.

What do you dislike?

It's hard to change the code to make it responsive. I hate the photo resize its not useful at all it kills the pixelation. The preview on desktop, tablet, and mobile is not reliable. You still need to test send or use other tools to see what it actually looks like. Don't even think about free coding your email template cause blueshift will kill all your inline css and !important attributes.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I suggest you use Mailchimp or Litmus!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Creating templates for marketing campaigns, I realized that if I built an ok template Marketing team can implement the changes easily.

Blueshift review by Linda W.
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"Still getting started, but very promising tool"

What do you like best?

This is a very powerful tool. We're looking at a lot more options for marketing campaigns and promotions that we couldn't implement so far because of lacking data. The Blueshift team is really helpful and making a big effort to get us up to speed quickly.

What do you dislike?

Some of the features are still being developed and improved. But that's probably also a good thing: as it seems the team is very open to requirements and suggestions from their customers, and is trying to implement what is really needed from a customer perspective.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Our objective is to get more insights about our prospects and clients, and use Blueshift for much more personalized communication. We're still in the setup phase, but looking forward to seeing the results of our first campaigns.

Blueshift review by Administrator in Internet
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"Excellent, customizable, cross-channel personalization platform"

What do you like best?

Blueshift is a fantastic product. It entails everything that we have been looking for in a marketing automation system (excellent recommendation engine, segementation tool, canvas builder and follow up possibilities) and has completely changed the way we work. Moreover, I highly appreciate Blueshift's flexibility and adaptability when meeting our many different requests. Blueshift really understands our needs and I see our collaboration as extremely beneficial for our business.

What do you dislike?

The only problem is the time zone differences. But Blueshift has been very collaborative in trying to make this work, taking early early phone calls and replying quickly on email inquireis.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

With this system, we are solving fundamental previous problems of seamlessly communicating with our customers in relevant manner. We see super great results on every activity run through Blueshift. Blueshift has really changed how our Marketing team as well as our entire company as a whole work - now being able to super fast create real value for our customers and business.

Blueshift review by Shobhit M.
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"BlueShift's Review by A Fan"

What do you like best?

The ease with which I can configure the new templates or set up a new Campaign. Also, I love the number of options I get while creating a new Segment.

What do you dislike?

If we have to make changes in every email template , then the pagination doesn't work fine.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We send our marketing mails using Blueshift and we have observed an increase in conversation ratio after we started using Blueshift.

Blueshift review by Administrator
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"Blueshift is a great automation tool"

What do you like best?

I like that most of the platform is really easy to use. Especially for someone who has used 5+ email service providers before. The team was also very helpful when on-boarding us to the new platform!

What do you dislike?

We have a very complicated internal process and sometimes is difficult to align with the Blueshift platform (this is common for most ESPS). During the sales process we were told a few things were 100% possible but ended up being way more complex/difficult than we anticipated.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure you communicate all your use cases correctly. If you have a complicated back end and/or complex data make sure you involve tech and clearly identify areas that could be a challenge.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Putting all of our automated emails into one platform. Before Blueshift we were mailing from 2-3 different email providers which was very difficult to keep reporting and data analysis together.

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"Great possibilities, but hard to implement and troubleshoot."

What do you like best?

Demo showed incredible personalization and segmentation

What do you dislike?

still doesn't work right after months, push notifications platform is lacking and buggy, customer service always says they can't replicate the issues we're seeing. Also, they need a better mobile site/app - it's impossible to do anything on your phone

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure your backend database is completely compatible with Blueshift before starting. We haven't been able to use most of the functionality and our dev team has spent hours trying to follow Blueshift's instructions. Also, would not recommend for Push notifications.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Trying to get better segmentation and 1:1 personalization. It's taken months of dev time and it still is not working correctly. Also lacking basic metrics like the breakdown between mobile and desktop. Push notification platform is weak compared to other companies we've used in the past and we're still having issues with it.

Blueshift review by Ziad A.
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"Messy"

What do you like best?

Blueshift is a powerful platform which is capable of allowing you to conduct disruptive CRM. The fact that it allows you to build custom attributes and events is key.

What do you dislike?

Blueshift is can be very slow at times taking long to load certain queries. It's UI is also unfriendly as certain things tend to be unclear and hard to understand. Communication with the platform is slow and confusing given the long distance.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It allows us to conduct mass personalised CRM which is otherwise hard on other platforms. It also allows us to fire custom data which is crucial for our CRM approach.

Blueshift review by User in Hospitality
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"Good Tool, Tricky to Use"

What do you like best?

The dashboard is great and I love that information is easy to export. The graphs in the dashboard are nice and easy to follow.

What do you dislike?

The UI is not intuitive and can be hard to learn at first. Seems that you always have to have a Blueshift expert around to help you do something the first time. When issues come up, you also need to bring in a Blueshift team member to resolve since it can be complex.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We send both targeted emails and texts to audiences that we weren't able to before and we can track them in the dashboard.

Blueshift review by Benjamin J.
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"Happier customers and saving on support costs with Blueshift's lifecycle communications"

What do you like best?

It's a powerful platform providing deep configurability and extensive capabilities with building campaigns and customer segments. The detailed and responsive application and technical support have been very helpful.

What do you dislike?

It was tedious at times to come onboard with the platform and we ran into occasional technical challenges. Variable management is manual so is time consuming across many templates.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Onboarding might take a bit long with some unexpected technical issues, but the team is very helpful and reacts quickly to problems and questions, so the initial difficulties definitely pays off.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Blueshift allows us to deliver the right message at the right time and on the right channel, from lifecycle communications to transactional and one-off marketing promotions.

Blueshift review by User in Internet
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"Good and moving towards Great"

What do you like best?

I love the dashboard views and how easy it is to keep an eye on the health of your campaigns. Their workflow interface is very easy to use, and I love seeing in real time the changes when I edit the source code for a template.

What do you dislike?

Navigating through the dashboards can be frustrating, as when you click to view more details, and then want to go back, you are taken to the main view again. If you had done any sorting or were looking at anything but active campaigns, you have to re-sort.

They don't have a good way to easily change out templates for testing. You can add more iterations, but to remove a failed template, you have to re-create or clone the whole workflow.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

They have provided the solution for sending out and testing our marketing email campaigns. With the ease of their interface, we now can run many more tests than before, and set them up faster.

Blueshift review by Bi Ying W.
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"Really great account support"

What do you like best?

The team is very responsive and open to our feedback to making their product better. The segmentation and personalisation capabilities are really quite advanced and we are continuously experimenting with them to make our campaigns better.

What do you dislike?

The email builder still has a long way to go. They recently introduced a drag and drop option, which is great, but does not leverage on their personalisation capabilities. A better template creation UI would be a huge improvement.

Recommendations to others considering the product

You will need a pretty strong data and engineering team. Blueshift can be quite heavy to set up and we had some engineering support built up over the last few months to truly make use of all the capabilities that they have provided us.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The main thing that we're trying to solve is getting the right products in front of the right customers. Blueshift seems to be well set up to be able to handle that.

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"BlueShift is great for text and email a/b testing "

What do you like best?

We're a small start up and love to test different types of retargeting whether it's our users or guests who have booked. BlueShift allows us to easily create different ways via email and text to test out which are the most successful ways of reaching specific audiences based on the events they have triggered.

What do you dislike?

You do work pretty often with the BlueShift team when it comes to start something new because the platform itself isn't super intuitive and does require a walkthrough. It's not a dealbreaker but it can be frustrated to not operate through a completely intuitive platfom.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We're able to target very specific audiences for a variety of purposes. It allows us to really make sure we're not spamming those who shouldn't receive an email and targeting those who fit the message the best.

Blueshift review by Amisha S.
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"Best communication platform"

What do you like best?

It is very user-friendly and has a great UI. It helps in sending the emails efficiently. The creation of segments is great. Very easy to automate emails using this platform.

What do you dislike?

Difficult to send emails to all the users we upload.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's a great tool to use.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are a part of Student Services and use blueshift to ensure student success.

Blueshift review by Gwen R.
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"Powerful CRM with great capabilities and integrations"

What do you like best?

Integrations with various tools and software. It's extremely powerful and the things we're able to do with this tool are impressive. Product push, FB syndication and segmentations are one of my favourite characteristics.

What do you dislike?

No Slack integration at present and although it's powerful it still requires time to master the tool. It's not as user friendly as other tools like Customer.io which I've used in the past. It seems it takes more time to execute some actions and not everything is explained (thankfully there's a great support team)

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure you spend some time understanding the tool, have their support explain really well what things do and spend some time reading the documentation.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

CRM, marketing automation, social ads

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"New to Blueshift but looks like a powerful tool"

What do you like best?

It is a powerful tool with very clean and simple UI. Very easy to understand and use. The drag and drop template layout builder is very useful but there are some minor bugs that needs to be fixed.

What do you dislike?

The template layout builder is a great tool but needs some fix and update. There's no way you can changes different padding and sizes for mobile version. It lets you test on mobile and desktop but doesn't let you change for just mobile or just desktop. If I am to add large padding the mobile version would look bad. And there are other bugs that I notice when testing the email on different version of Outlook when the email is designed from email template builder.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Its a very simple yet powerful tool.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Marketing email campaigns.

Blueshift review by Priyank D.
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"My Blueshift Journey"

What do you like best?

I guess the support teams are very easy to work with and always have a swift response / resolution to the issues reported to them.

What do you dislike?

Data representation on reports and dashboards could be improved while and post the analysis phase.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Recommended for reporting purposes and the fact that this can be automate too !

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Data Analysis.

Trying to figure out which campaign has been more beneficial to customers as compared to others. Also, it lets us report and analyse on different email attributes such as open rate, unique clicks, emails sent, bounce rate etc

Blueshift review by User in Internet
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"Great Platform For Email and Push Notification Marketing"

What do you like best?

The segmentation features on Blueshift are great. They allow you to segment users by a variety of different attributes. We currently have over 30 segments in place and utilize triggered campaigns to message our users 24/7.

What do you dislike?

Blueshift is good for the most part. The only thing that can be an issue reporting analytics. They use alternative terms compared to industry standards which can be confusing.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use Blueshift for Push notifications and Email marketing. They also host our video platform and work as our CRM and have been good for us so far.

Blueshift review by Anirban D.
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"Personalization & Automation defined growth"

What do you like best?

With Blueshift we have been able to automate and personalise comm. to various subsets of audiences across channels in real-time coupled with relevant recommendations

What do you dislike?

To be honest, not much. We have faced few glitches over time with execution, which followed a quick response and solution from support

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The aim is to have a 360° view of the customers' behaviour and accordingly sell the right product, to the right customer, at the right time. We have been able to chart a growth of 5x in customer bookings with a deeper sense of personalisation.

Blueshift review by Sonia P.
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"A well designed platform that's delivers "

What do you like best?

(1) Its support for segment integration ensured we hit the ground running were able to take our 1st set of campaigns live in no time

(2) Omni-channel support (email, mobile push notifications) provides a consolidated platform for reaching our customers across devices

(3) Blueshift have been open to deep customizations such as integration w/ our product based recommendation APIs

(4) Apart from the platform, everyone at Blueshift starting from the founders are eager to share their expertise, experiences and insights towards making their customers successful

What do you dislike?

Early on, as they were growing and scaling their platform, we had experienced some bugs / issues; has been pretty stable ever since

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have been able to accurately identify customers segments at various levels of intent and reach out to them w/ personalized messaging.

Blueshift review by Administrator in Consumer Goods
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"Powerful platform for 1:1 Customer Marketing "

What do you like best?

The flexibility of this platform is unmatched. I vetted over ten different customer data platforms and CRM tools for marketing automation before making our decision, and Blueshift was the only one that would fit our unique business model. Blueshift was the only platform that we knew could scale with our business while providing us with the level of insight we have been searching for when it comes to email marketing.

What do you dislike?

There have been occasional issues with the UI. However they are constantly improving the platform and releasing new updates so I don't anticipate this to be ongoing.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use Blueshift as our primary communication tool for email and push notifications. This is by far the most nimble platform we have used regarding the setup and launch of lifecycle campaigns for our customers. We now have lifetime data directly tied to our marketing channels allowing us to segment our customer base like never before.

Blueshift review by Hemani S.
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"Powerful tool, with a lot of data insights!"

What do you like best?

It has a lot of data capability and empowers the users to be data driven.

What do you dislike?

The UI is complex, the tool requires a lot of hands-on-experience, making it not so user friendly.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Customer activation, predictive audiences for better re-selling, retention and support.

Blueshift review by Consultant in Graphic Design
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"Useful Platform for Email Design and Delivery"

What do you like best?

Overall it is an easy platform to develop your emails, there are many features that allow the flexibility of design and constancy of brand. The ability to test and send tests to multiple users is great as is the wisiwyg viewport for the design.

What do you dislike?

I do wish it was easier to create more responsive emails without having to add the extra tags for mobile compatibility. In many email platforms the responsive email is nearly automatic in Blueshift not quite as easy.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Using Blueshift helps to streamline the email process, being able to store the assets for faster, easier access is a definite plus. Having access to all of the company-wide emails is useful as well.

Blueshift review by Administrator in Telecommunications
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"Excellent!"

What do you like best?

The functionality of the system is extremely impressive. We have really managed to personalise our customer engagement strategies thanks to the endless combinations that Blueshift offers. I am also very happy with the support of Blueshift - always answers within a very short time and provides a great customer service.

What do you dislike?

I don't really dislike anything about this software, there can always be improvements of course, but really have nothing to complain about!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

As a business, we are trying to find ways to increase customer retention, as well as, personalise customer flows and customer journeys. So far I can say we are already seeing results in terms of engagement and revenue.

Blueshift review by Jeffrey P.
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"Great product and getting better."

What do you like best?

Blueshift has allowed us to execute almost all of our complex campaigns. When there is something we can't do they step up and add the functionality that is needed.

What do you dislike?

There have been some minor hiccups as they scale their product. Having worked with a ton of different ESPs and other marketing platforms this is not unexpected.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are trying to engage our every growing and diverse audience through storytelling and personalization.

Blueshift review by Administrator in Marketing and Advertising
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"Needs better onboarding and Push capabilities"

What do you like best?

Ability to pull metrics via API into our database, so we can use Tableau for reporting

What do you dislike?

Limited metrics for Push, onboarding wasn't a smooth process.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Set up strict onboarding guidelines

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use Blueshift for lifecycle messaging and transactional emails. We are also testing them for push notifications, found found that our prior provider had a better solution.

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