This week we look at mailing and communication tools.  These mail services have a wide range of features and focal points.  That is just part of the reason why we also have a much longer list than typical.  These applications are not quick to evaluate.  Therefore, you should expect it to take weeks or maybe even months to truly find the best option for you.

Common Features

Most of the mail services we are looking at in this episode offer a way to build and maintain a list of recipients.  There are also templates and automation or scheduling included with most and some simple reports.  After that, the features go in different directions as some focus on the CRM side while others focus on the e-mail or communication side. Free 2500,  9 lbs/month for 5000
Mail Chimp: Https:// It starts at $10/month and includes solid reports, automation and easy to use templates.
GetResponse: $15/month for 1000 $49 for 5000
SendPulse: This is free for up to 2500 subscribers good template selection, multiple ways to send (email, SMS, web push, and SMTP).
Mailerlite: free up to 1000 subscribers, extensive templates
Mailup: email or SMS $49/month.  Thus, it is much more a marketing and communication engine than just for emails.
Sendgrid: 100 emails/day free (40K in first 30 days) SMTP (API) and marketing templates/campaigns
Campayn: free 500 contacts 12500 emails/month, solid contact manager and interactions with templates, forms, and automation, pretty reports
Tinyletter:  free and simple signup and mail list, no frills or advanced reports.
Send in blue:  free 300 emails/day SMS plan available automation, scheduling and integrations marketing campaign focused
Mailjet: free 6000/month at 200/day team-based, including design and automation with scheduling, includes API and SMTP relay. Easy to A/B test
Sendy: AWS SES solution for cheap and bulk,
Infusionsoft: Expensive, but ($30/month short term) CRM, integrations, payments, reports, unlimited sends. Includes coaching options as well:

Rob Broadhead

Rob is a founder of, and frequent contributor to, Develpreneur. This includes the Building Better Developers podcast. He is also a longtime student of technology as a developer, designer, and manager of software solutions. Rob is a founder and principle of RB Consulting and has managed to author a book about his family experiences. In his free time, he stays busy raising five children (although a few have grown into adults). When he has a chance to breathe, he is on the ice playing hockey to relax.

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