For me, the best feature of SendPress is its simplicity. With multiple clients, needing the same type of solution, I don’t have time for a complicated setup and management process. Nor do my clients have time, for a complicated process, when they are ready to send emails.
I tell nearly everyone I help, SendPress is the most efficient Email Marketing Management system, you can find, for the money.
If my “SIMPLICITY” feature isn’t enough, here are a few of the “Official” features, from the SendPress website.
|Number of subscribers||Unlimited|
|Sync Lists with WordPress users||✓|
|Easy to use editor and styler||✓|
|Collect first name and last name||✓|
|Reports: Newsletter statistics (opens, clicks, unsubscribes, etc.)||✓|
|Role Based Permissions||✓|
|Subscription form widget, shortcode for posts/pages, iFrame or API||✓|
|Let users choose their own lists when they subscribe||✓|
|CSV Import of Subscribers from MailChimp, Aweber, Constant Contact, etc.||✓|
|Export your subscribers in CSV||✓|
|Single or double opt-in||✓|
|Email notifications on subscribe, unsubscribe ( daily , weekly or monthly )||✓|
|Pro Auto Cron (Up to 36,000 messages per day)||✓|
|Advanced Reports: Total clicks for each link||Pro|
|Advanced Reports: Statistics for each subscribers||Pro|
|Custom SMTP with Built-in Support for Mandrill, Amazon SES, SendGrid, MailJet||Pro|
|Check your spam score ( Spamassasin )||Pro|
|Automated bounce handling (Works with Mandrill, More Coming Soon!)||Pro|
While there are very little automated event options, and this is certainly not a transactional system, I feel its simplicity, along with the list of above features, makes SendPress a cost effective and efficient Email Marketing Management option. With a little advanced WordPress Knowledge, SendPress could compete with some of the most elaborate EMM systems out there.
SendPress Pro – Create Email
Create new emails in a WordPress-esk editor.
SendPress Pro – Preview Email
Preview how the email will look, when others receive it.
SendPress Pro – List Management
Navigate a simple list of emails, previously created.
SendPress Pro – Spam Test
Test each email you create, for its Spam Rating, prior to sending it.
SendPress Pro – Spam Test Running
Know when a Spam Test is running and what information it is compiling.
SendPress Pro – Spam Test Complete
When the Spam Test is complete, you can evaluate your scores, make modifications and then re-test – all without a commitment to send the email. Send the email when you are ready.
I was using SendPress before they rolled out their affiliate program. I have tested scenarios, provided feedback/troubleshooting info and even suggested improvements. I can tell you, for a fact, Josh and his team are committed to making SendPress the best and easiest to use EMM option available.