Why choose Kingmailer over Sendgrid?
Sendgrid offers a lot of features that most user will never touch… even for us, when browsing through their features, we were constantly asking ourselves: Why isn’t their product more simple? It’s like buying a gaming pc, but only using it to browse the web or write documents. You’re paying too much.
Their Essentials plan (cheapest what they offer, $14,95 p/mo), only gives 3 days of Search email activity… this can never be enough, forcing you to buy more days. A dedicated IP must be purchased (price $89,95 p/mo) just to have decent inbox email delivery, but why though? Why isn’t good email delivery by default? What do you think? Leave your comment below.
Kingmailer offers a much more simpler interface and much much faster setup to start sending and receiving emails.
This side-by-side comparison is based on features listed on Sendgrid’s pricing page:
|SMTP and API||✔||✔|
|Interactive API Docs||✔||✔|
|Comprehensive Client Libraries||✔||✘|
|Trusted Deliverability & Performance|
|Purpose-Built Mail Transfer Agent||✔||✔|
|Email Address Validation API||✘||✘|
|Globally Distributed Architecture||✔|
|Reputation & Delivery Visibility||✔||✔|
|Dedicated IP Addresses||✘||✘|
|Automated, dedicated IP warm up||✘||✘|
|Dedicated IP Pooling||✘||✘|
|Domain Authentication (SPF/DKIM)||✔||✔|
|ISP Feedback Loop Data||✔||✔|
|Subuser Comparison Statistics||✘||✔|
|Searchable Email Activity||3 days included||180 days included|
|Additional Email Activity History||Available for|
|Inbound Parse Webhook||✔||✔|
|Expertise & Support|
|Technical Support||Ticket & chat support||Email, Facebook messenger, WhatsApp|
|Access to Expert Services||Available for purchase||✔|
|Email Content Testing||✘||✘|
|Teammate Permissions||1 team mate||✔|
|API Key Permissions||✔||✔|
|Privacy & Security|
|IP Access Management||✔||✔|
|SOC 2 Type II certification||✔||✘|
|Privacy Shield Certification|
and GDPR Compliance
Here’s a list of email types that we currently support and don’t support:
|Sign up emails||Newsletters|
|Password reset emails||Promotional emails|
|Notification emails||Cold emails|
|Transactional emails||Marketing newsletters|
|Forum notifications||Unsolicited emails|
|Invoice & receipt emails||Spam|
Compare our pricing
|Emails per month||Sendgrid price /mo||Kingmailer price /mo|
|Ease of Use||4.7/5||4.2/5|
|Features & Functionality||4.3/5||4.2/5|
|Value for Money||5/5||4.2/5|
Rated on Capterra Kingmailer vs Sendgrid
Kingmailer is a cloud-based SMTP provider that acts as an email delivery engine, allowing you to send email without the cost and complexity of maintaining your own email servers. Kingmailer manages the technical details of email delivery, like infrastructure scaling, ISP outreach, reputation monitoring, and real-time analytics.
You can send 20 transactional emails to max 20 email recipients with your free account, which is perfect for testing purpose. If you need to send more than that, you can easily upgrade to a paid plan.
Every time you send one email to one recipient, it’s deducted as one email credit from your paid plan. This occurs whether the email is ultimately deferred or sent to spam by the inbox provider.
If you send more emails than your plan allows within a given billing period, you will be charged a small overage fee on a per-email basis. Any overage fees are added to your invoice for the following billing period.
Yes! We can walk you through the entire set-up process to ensure that your email environment is built for success. You don’t need deliverability consulting with Kingmailer as your emails are designed to land in user’s inboxes.
We only ask you do this by email, just click on the activation link to verify your account. No credit card is needed for this.
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