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What Is SendPulse?

SendPulse is an email marketing platform with additional channels: SMS, web push notifications and Facebook chatbots. Create mobile-friendly emails with an easy to use drag-and-drop editor. You can send marketing campaigns, trigger-based emails or set up autoresponders. SendPulse offers unlimited email sends with every plan, 24/7 live support, great deliverability and detailed reports. Free plan includes 15,000 emails every month and premium plan pricing starts at just $9.85/month.

SendPulse Details

SendPulse

https://sendpulse.com/

Founded 2011

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SendPulse pricing overview

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SendPulse has a free version and offers a free trial. SendPulse paid version starts at US$9.85/month.


Starting Price

US$9.85/month See pricing details

Pricing Details

Email service: Free plan - Less than 2500 subscribers, up to 15000 email newsletters per month. Monthly subscription - Based on number of subscribers, from $9.85/month for 2,500 subscribers, up to $840/month for 500,000 subscribers. Pay-as-you-go - Prepaid email packages, from $32 for 10,000 emails, up to $812 for 500,000 emails. ~~~ Transactional emails (SMTP service): Monthly subscription - Based on the number of messages to be sent per month, from $8.85/month for 10,000 emails, up to $274.86/month for 500,000 emails. Pay-as-you-go - Prepaid email packages, from $15 for 10000 emails, up to $780 for 1 million emails. ~~~ Webpush service: Free for up to 10,000 subscribers, $19.85/month for 30,000 subscribers and $199.85/month for unlimited subscribers. ~~~ Facebook chatbots: free. Removing "powered by" link costs $9.85 /month.

Free Version

Yes

Free Trial

SendPulse deployment and support

Support

  • Email/Help Desk
  • FAQs/Forum
  • Knowledge Base
  • Phone Support
  • 24/7 (Live rep)
  • Chat

Deployment

  • Cloud, SaaS, Web-based
  • Android (Mobile)
  • iPhone (Mobile)
  • iPad (Mobile)

Training

  • Live Online
  • Webinars
  • Documentation
  • Videos

SendPulse Features

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Assignment Management
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Calendar Management
  • Campaign Analytics
  • Campaign Management
  • Client Management
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Visualization
  • Deadline Management
  • Document Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • Email Management
  • File Management
  • File Sharing
  • Gantt/Timeline View
  • Monitoring
  • Performance Metrics
  • Prioritization
  • Project Management
  • Project Planning
  • Project Templates
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Project Tracking
  • Projections
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Status Tracking
  • Tagging
  • Task Management
  • Task Planning
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Task Scheduling
  • Template Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time Tracking
  • Workflow Management

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  • Alerts/Notifications
  • CRM
  • Calendar Management
  • Calendar Sync
  • Calendar/Reminder System
  • Campaign Management
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management
  • Customer Database
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Email Management
  • Email Marketing
  • Email Templates
  • Forecasting
  • Interaction Tracking
  • Interaction Tracking
  • Internal Chat Integration
  • Lead Capture
  • Lead Generation
  • Lead Management
  • Lead Qualification
  • Marketing Automation
  • Mobile Access
  • Opportunity Management
  • Pipeline Management
  • Projections
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Referral Tracking
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Sales Forecasting
  • Sales Pipeline Management
  • Sales Reports
  • Sales Trend Analysis
  • Segmentation
  • Social Media Integration
  • Task Management
  • Territory Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Workflow Management

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  • Drip Campaigns
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  • Email Tracking
  • Engagement Analytics
  • Event Triggered Actions
  • Image Library
  • Landing Pages/Web Forms
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  • List Management
  • Mailing List Management
  • Mobile Optimized Emails
  • Multi-Campaign
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SendPulse Reviews

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Overall rating

4.3/5

Average score

Ease of Use 4.3
Customer Service 4.1
Features 4.2
Value for Money 4.3

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Zachariah K.
Editor
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    3 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    4 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 25/04/2018

"SendPulse fits our needs for bulk mailing to our many thousands of readers of our magazine."

Comments: The ability to send thousands of emails in one go. It helps manage campaigns to all our subscribers readers. We also get to use it to send messages to select smaller subgroups of our readers and subscribers or even our advertisers (in some cases).

Pros: The User Interface UI is fairly neat and tidy. The buttons and controls are fairly easy to figure out even without a walkthrough or guide. The software allows you to send a huge number of emails (to clean email addresses) with ease. They maintain a high level of integrity with regard to not sending spam (to protect themselves and yourself). Their support staff are polite and pretty prompt in dealing with queries and complaints. They tend to offer solutions where possible. (For example, we had a mailing list that we had built over several years which had older addresses which had lapsed and expired and changed. When we tried to launch a campaign to those addresses many bounced back and they shut down the campaign midway. Initially, we were disappointed and irritated but after getting to chat with the support team we were offered good advice on cleaning our list. )

Cons: It would be good to have an email cleaner built into the software rather than having to use an external service. I hate to pay for anything but sometimes you have to. In the case of SendPulse i got a good deal on a special and am happy with the price i pay. Those using the software can control their budget and choose packages that suit their pocket but be aware that there are cos

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 25/04/2018
Eduardo B.
CEO
Marketing & Advertising, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 15/01/2020

"SENDPULSE REVIEW"

Comments: IT IS GOOD AND I WILL START USING MY OWN NEW DOMAIN AND I WILL START PAYING A PLAN FROM YOU GUYS EVERY WEEK I HAD REFERRED YOUR COMPANY TO OVER 300 NEW USERS FOR THE LAST 2 YEARS

Pros: IT IS USER FRIENDLY AND FAST AND YOUR CUSTOMER SERVICE IS GOOD AND THEY ANSWER FAST WITH A GOOD HELP ALWAYS... I LIKE YOUR SYSTEM BECAUSE YOU ARE NOT PUTTING TOO ISSUES IN ORDER TO SEND E-MAILS AS THE OTHER COMPANIES

Cons: WELL WHEN I PUT ALL MY CONTACTS FROM MY LIST YOU ALWAYS BLOCK MANY OF THEM AND YOU PUT IT AS ERROR BUT ALL OF MY CONTACTS THEY SUBSDRIBED IN OUR WEBSITE AND THEY ARE INTERESTED ON GEETING OUR E-MAILS

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 15/01/2020
Lucas S.
Advertising Manager
Events Services, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 19/04/2021

"Excellent Service"

Pros: Very simple and intuitive interface. Easy yet has the depth if you're willing to go further.

Cons: I haven't really came across anything about the service that was not desirable. For what we do, the service is excellent.

Vendor Response

by SendPulse on 20/04/2021

Thank you for your review, Lucas!

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 19/04/2021
Verified Reviewer
Consultant
Management Consulting, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
  • Overall Rating
    3 /5
  • Ease of Use
    2 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    4 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    4/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Source: GetApp
  • Reviewed on 13/09/2016

"Good but API is hard work"

Comments: So – I am going to caveat this whole thing with – if you’re not interested in using the API or you are not coming from another service with an existing API integration, this probably won’t apply to you. Summary: 2 different API’s, both awfully designed, both poorly documented, both with completely different authentication methods, credentials etc. however, the application itself is great, so if you’re not using the API, it’s probably fine. Full Review: SendPulse has a functional API, but it feels like it was created by someone that read a REST API book of best practices without really thinking about how people would / should use it. My biggest problem is the way authentication works (on the main API which is for sending your campaigns, managing subscriptions etc.), sure it follows all OAUTH standards, but this means you need to manage identify on your application so you send all the correct tokens etc., it feels very Salesforce, not Slack (if you have used either of these API’s you will know, Slack is easy, Salesforce is really really hard) – another comparison would be that it feels like IBM made this software when you are using the API, not a start-up. If you are coming from something like MailChimp – the MailChimp API is easy, send a request with your API key and whatever you are requesting happens or you get a meaningful response, I have seen many garbage responses from the SendPulse API – you cannot guarantee JSON will come back, sometimes you get HTML, sometimes you get a weird HTML 404 page with some Yahoo copyright notices all over it, it all depends on how mangled your request is – so on top of having to worry about handling identity, you need to handle all sorts of strange responses not just JSON – and therein lies the next problem – DOCUMENTATION: The API documentation is god-damn-awful, and because the API is quite complex and / or obscure in terms of how you request stuff, you often end up with garbage responses and have to trial-and-error how stuff works. SendPulse has created a bunch of libraries to make this easier, and if you want to hang your PHP application by using their library, then go ahead – but if you have some kind of background task manager you will probably have to write your own stuff, which in most cases would not be too hard, but because the documentation is sparse, I really struggled to do even the basic stuff with CURL on the command line – if I was to suggest anything, provide CURL examples like Slack does, at least that way I could reverse engineer the CURL to sort out the lack of actual documentation (again, it’s a problem because the API responds with junk HTML if you get your request wrong so you don’t know what is actually wrong and have to trial-and-error a lot). On top of all of this, if you are planning on using the SMTP send-alone API, you have a completely different authentication process – one that I still have no idea how to make work – this is what the documentation says about how to authenticate: http://i.imgur.com/sVAc3II.png (the original documentation is here, but I think you need to be logged in to view it: https://login.sendpulse.com/manual/smtp-api/) I personally have no idea how to authenticate against this SMTP API. I have not yet asked support about it because they are looking at something else for me that is more important, but I just don’t…….. what….. from the documentation (a required parameter to authenticate, IV): “iv – an initialization vector, encrypted by a public key with an OpenSSL Library usage” – what is this? Why is it never mentioned again? how do I get it? And most importantly, why on earth is it different to the (already convoluted) other OAUTH authentication on the main mail API? Anyway, to wrap this up, I picked up SendPulse because I needed both templated / campaign based email and SMTP / transactional email and I previously had MailChimp, but did not want to pay for Mandrill because my SMTP volumes were super low. SendPulse is fine, but I have wasted more time than the money I would have saved just using Mandril, however if you can get over all of this, the product is actually pretty good which is why I have not left a steamer of a review score, and as I said at the start, if you are not using the API it is great. I just hope they release a new version of the API that focuses on functionality rather than horrible REST standards (although I’m not convinced all of this is standards compliant), which I think have generally been thrown away by the new-wave tech start-ups so people can quickly deliver value.

Pros: Price
Web Interface
Email Builder

Cons: API
Can't use Email Builder emails in the SMTP email interface

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Source: GetApp
  • Reviewed on 13/09/2016
Aliaksandr B.
Marketing Expert
Marketing & Advertising, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    4 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 27/01/2021

"Good Tool for Email marketer"

Comments: It is one of my favourites Email marketing tools. With a lot of good features and great analytics tools. It will be great if SendPulse will be better in cold emailing. So, if you want to start with Email marketing, you know what service to use.

Pros: Good pricing plans, nice delivery to recipients, web-push, Viber and SMS delivery.

Cons: For me it is template builder. He is so simple for me. I mean, he looks like for beginners.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 27/01/2021