Category Archives: Product

DonorsChoose.org Raises Money for Teachers and Students in Need Through SendGrid Transactional Email

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We’re happy to announce a brand new case study of a great SendGrid customer: DonorsChoose.org. DonorsChoose.org pioneered crowd funding for charity in April 2000. Their online charity enables people to donate directly to teachers and students in need. Through DonorsChoose.org, teachers can ask for funding for classroom projects, people can donate directly to those projects, and students in need can be better educated. Email is one of the key ways DonorsChoose,org communicates with citizen donors and donation recipients alike. Over the last year, SendGrid’s email program has helped the online charity raise more than $10 million for classrooms around the

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FamilyPet Finds a Loyal Partner And Increased Delivery With SendGrid

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“SendGrid is reliable, affordable, and a great tool for anyone who relies on email to drive their business.” –Jared Katz, President/Co-Founder FamilyPet is a strategic marketing company within the pet industry providing great resources for pet owners and businesses in the United States. The FamilyPet network consists of several pet-focused sites including familypet.com, pet matching service, Petsitting.com, and daily deals site, Coupaw.com. The Challenge: Delivery and Price The FamilyPet network sends up to 20 million emails per month with 500,000 emails sent daily to their daily deals customers alone. From marketing newsletters and promotional email to a series of transactional messages

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Announcing the Getting Started Webcast Series

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We’re pumped to announce our new webcast series Getting Started With SendGrid: From Signup to Your First Send! Starting this next Wednesday, we will be hosting a bi-weekly “quickstart” webcast. Whether you’re thinking of signing up, or just need a little guidance on next steps to take, this webcast is for you! Setting up your transactional email campaign and hitting “send” on your first few emails can be pretty daunting! How do you land in the inbox? What will your email actually look like in your recipients’ inboxes? How do you stay in the good graces of internet service providers

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Looking Back: The Top Email Posts From June

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We strive to provide helpful, interesting, and informative content about all things email on the SendGrid blog. In June, we touched on some great topics, including email security, email templates, and webhooks. In case you missed them, below is a wrap-up of the blog posts that we think you’ll find most helpful to your email campaign: SendGrid and the Future of Email Security Our Chief Security Officer, David Campbell, announced that SendGrid is now utilizing opportunistic TLS encryption to make sure that the mail customers send through SendGrid is secure. SendGrid’s Template Engine Tutorial We provided an online tutorial to guide

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SendGrid Announces Partnership and a Special Deal for Customers With Sendwithus

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Today, we are very happy to announce a partnership with email optimization and segmentation company, Sendwithus. Easing pain points for developers has been a longstanding focus at SendGrid. As part of that mission, we are always looking for ways to empower developers and marketers with the features and tools they need to succeed both independently and collaboratively. “When we talk with developers at growing companies, one common theme we hear is the need to provide marketing teams with more control over their transactional email—so we launched our Template Engine in May to do just that” said Jim Franklin, SendGrid CEO. “Sendwithus shares

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Template Engine Demo – Q&A

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With the announcement of one of our latest releases, the SendGrid Template Engine, we thought it would only be fitting to host a demo for our current and potential customers. Our demo provided a firsthand experience of what the new app is capable of, and showed exactly how to implement it. Within our demo, we had a lot of great questions asked during our live Q&A, and we figured you may benefit from hearing the answers as well! Our host John Vajda, SendGrid Product Manager, took some time to answer the following questions: Do I have to use the body and

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Maplin Attributes £1,000,000+ in Annual Revenue from Retail Newsletter Delivery

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“With SendGrid, email delivery is flawless. Emails get inboxed within an hour and we can easily track the effectiveness of our campaigns.” –Dave Stott, Transformation & Operations Team Leader (OSI) Maplin is a major electronics retail specialist with over 200 stores throughout the UK and Ireland. Home to over 15,000 products from CCTV kits, to specialty electronics components, Maplin has an extensive online and mail-order business. The Challenge: Email Throttling Maplin relies on e-commerce as a key driver of their revenue, and therefore, depends on email to drive sales both on and offline. To generate awareness, Maplin sent promotional email

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