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MailChimp vs SparkPost: What are the differences?

What is MailChimp? Easy email newsletters. MailChimp helps you design email newsletters, share them on social networks, integrate with services you already use, and track your results. It's like your own personal publishing platform.

What is SparkPost? Email Delivery and Analytics for Developers and Enterprises. SparkPost is the world’s #1 email delivery provider. We empower companies with actionable, real-time data to send relevant email to their customers which increases engagement and both top and bottom line revenue.

MailChimp belongs to "Email Marketing" category of the tech stack, while SparkPost can be primarily classified under "Transactional Email".

Some of the features offered by MailChimp are:

  • Facebook Integration
  • AutoConnect Templates
  • Full Featured API

On the other hand, SparkPost provides the following key features:

  • Quick and easy SMTP or REST API integration
  • Free trial
  • Real-time & predictive analytics

"Smooth setup & ui" is the top reason why over 259 developers like MailChimp, while over 8 developers mention "I could start sending real emails in less than 5 mins" as the leading cause for choosing SparkPost.

Rainist, Typeform, and OpenGov are some of the popular companies that use MailChimp, whereas SparkPost is used by Pinterest, CodeBee, and DocEngage. MailChimp has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1667 company stacks & 670 developers stacks; compared to SparkPost, which is listed in 49 company stacks and 14 developer stacks.

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What is Mailchimp?

MailChimp helps you design email newsletters, share them on social networks, integrate with services you already use, and track your results. It's like your own personal publishing platform.

What is SparkPost?

SparkPost is the world’s #1 email delivery provider. We empower companies with actionable, real-time data to send relevant email to their customers which increases engagement and both top and bottom line revenue.
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What are some alternatives to Mailchimp and SparkPost?
Twilio SendGrid
Twilio SendGrid's cloud-based email infrastructure relieves businesses of the cost and complexity of maintaining custom email systems. Twilio SendGrid provides reliable delivery, scalability & real-time analytics along with flexible API's.
ActiveCampaign
Recognized as the leader in the marketing and sales automation for small businesses, ActiveCampaign helps over 70k growing businesses meaningfully connect and engage with their customers with personalized, intelligence-driven messages.
Drip
It is the first ECRM–an Ecommerce CRM designed for building personal and profitable relationships with your customers at scale. It uses customer insight, data, and smarter email marketing automation at scale. With the best customer experience, your brand will never blend in.
Campaign Monitor
Campaign Monitor makes it easy to attract new subscribers, send them beautiful email newsletters and see stunning reports on the results.
Mandrill
Mandrill is a new way for apps to send transactional email. It runs on the delivery infrastructure that powers MailChimp.
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Avatar of amrelgarhy
CTO and Co Founder
Review ofMailchimpMailchimp

I have been using MailChimp and I found it the best choice for Newsletter and building email templates.

The only annoying part as a developer is when I started using their API through mandrill, The API itself work perfect, but the issue is in the templates.

I start by creating a template in Mailchimp then submit it to mandrill (this gives me the impression that API is a second citizen in mailchimp, but not a big deal, it works) then I update the template code through Mandrill and here start the problem because you loose the Sync between MailChimp and Mandrill. Mandrill has a very poor template editor and you can't Sync it back to MailChimp to use their greate template editor.

Everything else is great.

How developers use Mailchimp and SparkPost
Avatar of Volkan Özçelik
Volkan Özçelik uses MailchimpMailchimp

At zerotoherojs.com there are two kinds of mailing that I send.

  1. Important system emails.
  2. News and updates.

I send the important emails using Mailgun, and news and updates using MailChimp.

For managing your mailing list, and sending occasional newsletters, MailChimp is the best.

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SparkPost uses SparkPostSparkPost

Send transactional or marketing email from your web apps. SparkPost provides all the deliverability, scalability and speed you expect from the world's leading email platform in an easily integrated, pay-as-you-go email delivery service.

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HyVive uses MailchimpMailchimp

MailChimp is used to provision our newsletters to our customers. To outsource the Email traffic its a good choice for the quality and services they provide.

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Lyndon Wong uses MailchimpMailchimp

Top-of-funnel email campaigns. Email communication with people who exist outside of our core automated systems (aka outside of our digital journey).

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Giftstarter uses MailchimpMailchimp

We use MailChimp for collecting signups on landing pages, our main app, for drip campaigns, and to send updates to users.

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Promethean TV uses MailchimpMailchimp

MailChimp is used by our business development team for email marketing and customer communications.

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PSESD uses SparkPostSparkPost

Sending transactional emails (invitations, forgot password, etc.)

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Loog uses SparkPostSparkPost

All email is sent using SparkPost servers.

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icarus-dave uses SparkPostSparkPost

SMTP Server for application email.

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Uriel B uses SparkPostSparkPost

SMTP Relay Server and Mass Mailer

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