Comparing Sendinblue vs. Convertkit

Sendinblue offers advanced email marketing features at highly affordable prices.

Sendinblue vs. Convertkit Pricing

Convertkit pricing is based on the number of subscribers stored. If you’re a blogger or small business with a rapidly growing list, you can expect your email bill to increase significantly over time.

Sendinblue pricing is based on the number of emails sent. You can stored an unlimited number of subscribers (even on the free plan) and this will not affect the overall cost.

Both solutions have a similar starting price but as you can see below, Convertkit quickly becomes a lot more expensive than Sendinblue as your subscriber base grows.

Send a monthly newsletter to: Sendinblue Convertkit
1000 subscribers $25 $29
2,500 subscribers $25 $49
5,000 subscribers $25 $79
10,000 subscribers $25 $119
25,000 subscribers $54 $199
45,000 subscribers $54 $319
Based on Convertkit.com pricing on 29/07/20.

 

Comparing Free Plans

Sendinblue’s free plan lets you send 300 emails / day, store unlimited subscribers and set marketing automation workflows for up to 2000 subscribers.

Convertkit’s free plan lets you store and send email campaigns to up to 1000 subscribers. Features are limited on this plan with no automation or integration possibilities. You can, however, participate in their referral program to unlock more features.

Free Plan features  Sendinblue  Convertkit
Unlimited subscribers <1000
Advanced segmentation
Email campaigns 300 / day Unlimited
Automations For 2000 subscribers
Integrations
SMS marketing
Unlimited signup forms
Transactional emails (SMTP server)

 

Pricing plans

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Free

Getting started with Sendinblue

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  • Up to 300 emails per day
  • Unlimited contacts

Lite

Perfect for new marketers

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  • Everything in Free, and:
  • Up to 100,000 emails
  • No daily sending limit
  • Email support
  • Lite+ add-on: A/B testing, remove Sendinblue logo, advanced statistics
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Best solution for marketing pros

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  • Everything in Lite+, and:
  • Up to 1,000,000 emails
  • Marketing Automation
  • Facebook & Retargeting ads
  • Landing pages
  • Multi-user access
  • Telephone Support

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  • Everything in Premium, and:
  • Custom volume of emails
  • Priority sending
  • 20+ landing pages
  • Access for 10+ users
  • SSO (SAML)
  • Customer success manager
  • Priority support
  • And more...

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Email Design & Testing Features

Sendinblue comes complete with all the email design and coding features you need to create visually stunning emails. You’ll have access to three different editors: Drag & Drop, plain-text, and HTML. Email design is an easy, intuitive process.

Convertkit specializes in plain-text emails, not ideal for any business with lots of product images. There is an option to customize HTML blocks within the plain text email editor but this takes time and requires coding skills.

If coding is your thing, Sendinblue’s WYSIWYG HTML editor lets you view and edit the source code of the entire email so that you can customize it any way you want.

Email Design & Testing Sendinblue Convertkit
Drag & Drop editor
Plain text editor
HTML editor
Responsive email templates 70+ 3
Email preview for mobile devices
Email client testing
A/B testing Subject line & content Subject line only

 

Sendinblue vs. Convertkit Automation

Sendinblue and Convertkit both have robust email automation capabilities with an easy-to-use workflow editor.

With Sendinblue you can set up autoresponders (e.g. welcome emails) or complex if/then/else email sequences triggered by website behavior. You can even set up automated lead scoring to monitor lead interest and send messages at exactly the right moment.

Sendinblue’s Marketing Automation is available on the free plan for up to 2000 contacts and then unlimited on the Premium plan ($66/month).

Automation Features Sendinblue Convertkit
Autoresponder (e.g. welcome emails)
Complex automation workflows (if/then/else)
Workflow editor
RSS to email
Automated lead scoring
Abandoned cart emails
Link triggers
SMS automation
Lead attribution in CRM

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Contact Management & List Building

Both Sendinblue and Convertkit offer unlimited customizable signup forms to which you can attach as many different content upgrades and opt-in incentives as you need.

Convertkit is a subscriber-centric platform so you only have one list, separated using tags and segments.

Sendinblue lets you create multiple distinct lists which some may find easier to organize. Each subscriber has custom contact attributes so you can segment on a granular level and send highly personalized, targeted emails.

Sendinblue’s Multi-list Subscription Form feature helps you stay GDPR compliant by segmenting according to consent for different newsletters, promotions, etc. This way you can be sure subscribers will only receive what they signed up for.

List Building Features  Sendinblue   Convertkit 
Free unlimited subscribers
Unlimited signup forms
Signup form editor
Create form-specific opt-in incentives
Multi-list subscription forms
Advanced segmentation
Update Profile forms

Reporting & Analytics

Convertkit offers basic reports with email open rates, click-through rates, number of unsubscribes and clicks. However, there’s no data available for bounce rates, conversions, or any other detailed statistics.

If you love to deep-dive into data, Sendinblue is the tool for you. Our detailed reporting suite offers all of the above plus extras like the average time to open/click, number of complaints, and lots more.

Reporting Features  Sendinblue   Convertkit 
Advanced analytics
Geography & device reports
Heat map for email clicks
Detailed open & click statistics
Conversion tracking

Get more for your money with Sendinblue

While Convertkit is focused on email marketing, Sendinblue is an all-in-one marketing platform. Get more for your money by connecting with customers through a variety of channels.

Make life easy for yourself by centralizing your marketing efforts in one place. You’ll save time switching between tools and reduce the cost of your marketing tech stack.

Available features Sendinblue Convertkit
Landing page builder
Sales CRM
Facebook ads
Retargeting ads
Live Chat (Widget)
SMS marketing

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