February 25, 2016

Try Sendinblue: the Mandrill Alternative for Transactional Email

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With big changes on the horizon, many developers and marketers are looking for a Mandrill alternative — and quick!

Here’s everything you need to know about Sendinblue in a nutshell – it’s Easy. Effective. Affordable. 

How affordable?

Monthly plans start at free for up to 300 emails per day, $25 for 40,000 emails per month, and scale up based on your needs.

Read on to see why Sendinblue is CodeinWP’s top Mandrill alternative and get details that will help you decide if it’s time to make a change!

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Sendinblue: the Mandrill alternative that’s easy to implement, easy to use

Sendinblue is a flexible SaaS app that enables you to send transactional emails via our reliable SMTP relay system or email marketing API. If you’d like to use marketing automation, send marketing email campaigns and newsletters, or engage customers with SMS marketing, you can also manage those activities from your dashboard.

Create email templates in a snap using our Responsive Drag & Drop Email Design tool or our HTML and Simple Text editor. Then, use our documentationresources, and the help of our customer support team to answer any additional questions you might have before you start sending. It’s that easy!

If your site is built with WordPress, WooCommerce, Drupal, Magento, Jimdo or PrestaShop, check out how our email plugins can make setup even easier.

Start getting more from your transactional emails without paying more!

What do you get from choosing Sendinblue as your Mandrill alternative?

Access your data in real time

Sendinblue puts comprehensive, live stats for transactional emails at your fingertips. You can research historical metrics or monitor real-time reporting about your email delivery, opens, clicks, bounces, complaints, etc. all in just a few clicks.

Sendinblue Transactional Email Reporting Dashboard

Need to review the interactions with a specific SMTP email? No problem! Just visit your account Log and use the detailed search tools to find the message, view its status and even resend it. Unlike other services (cough, Mandrill and Sendgrid, cough), your message data will be stored for the life of your account. No 30 or 90-day limits here!

Sendinblue Transactional Email Log

What do our customers have to say?

Starting with Sendinblue proved to be a smart move for our clients at 3 Men Movers. Here’s what they shared in a recent transactional email case study:

“Sendinblue has allowed us to take our email initiatives to the next level. With responsive design and the transactional email option, we are now sending powerful emails to our customers in the moments that matter most. Thank you Sendinblue for creating an easy to use email platform – we have been so happy!”

Expert SMTP tools you can trust

Our team is always working behind the scenes to ensure your welcome messages, order confirmations, shipping notifications, app alerts, and other important emails reach the inbox with optimal deliverability. With options for light transactional senders and power users alike, we give you the power to choose your right-fit solution.

Should you start with a shared IP or a dedicated IP?

Sending your transactional emails through our SMTP platform from a shared IP is the simplest and most cost-effective way to get up and running. We help new transactional senders build a positive reputation with ISPs when sending from our shared IPs. You’ll start off with a bandwidth of 40 emails per hour and it will automatically scale as you emails continue to be opened and clicked.

High volume SMTP senders can opt to use a single dedicated IP or manage a pool of IPs for greater control, bandwidth-free sending and built-in reputation management. You can monitor your IP’s reputation and control the volume sent from each IP right from your dashboard. Plus, you can use SPF, DKIM, and DMARC security protocols with your dedicated IP to securely sign emails with your domain and completely control your reputation.

Have another question?

Check out our transactional email implementation FAQs for even more details about getting started.

Get reliable sending at friendly prices

Sendinblue’s pricing is based on the volume of emails sent and is available in two structures: monthly plans and pay-as-you-go email credits.

Monthly Plans – Shared IP

  • 300 emails / day (up to 9,000 / month) – Free 
  • 40,000 emails / month – $25 
  • 60,000 emails / month – $39 
  • 120,000 emails / month – $66 
  • Add a dedicated IP for $145 per year

Monthly Plans – Dedicated IP Included 

  • 350,000 emails / month – $173 
  • 750,000 emails / month – $334 
  • Send up to 15,000,000 emails / month with our enterprise plans

How much can you save?

Based on Mandrill’s new pricing structure, your first 40,000 emails would cost $50 ($40 for email credits + $10 for a MailChimp account). Compare that with just $25 for 40,000 emails per month. Ready to start saving?

Create your free account and try Sendinblue today!

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