Yesterday, MailChimp announced that Mandrill is becoming a paid “add-on” to MailChimp, meaning they will be consolidating the Mandrill service into the MailChimp solution to focus on the marketer, starting April 27th.

Mandrill customers who’ve spent countless hours integrating and fine-tuning their transactional email strategies are now suddenly faced with transitioning to a MailChimp account (for developers, you may not have a need for a marketing product) or looking for another partner.

For all you disappointed Mandrill customers out there…we’d love to welcome you to our SendGrid family and become your email infrastructure provider!

SendGrid pioneered this category and we believe that transactional email is more than an “add-on.” It’s our core business and has been since 2009. We continue to be the email infrastructure market leader, sending over 23 billion emails a month—nearly 3x as much as Mandrill. We offer world-class deliverability, SMTP and API integration options, and simply the best support in transactional email. That’s why some of the world’s best brands choose us for their email infrastructure solution partner.

We have the scale, expertise, and resources to make our senders successful. We have more Support agents (29) and Delivery and Customer Success Managers (25) than some of our competitors have employees. Helping you succeed is about having awesome software and email experts ready to support you (with some of our competitors, you can’t even speak to a live person if you’re having a problem!). We also believe we have the largest engineering team (over 100) in the category. They contribute a pace of innovation and feature enhancement that competitors will struggle to match over time. And with 3-10x the revenue of other cloud-based transactional competitors, we have the resources to be your partner for the long haul.

We’re built to last and we’ll always be a full-service transactional offering for developers—no “here today, gone tomorrow.” Mission-critical transactional emails deserve that kind of stability and reliability. We built our own custom MTA and, yes, our founders still write code every day (developer DNA will always be at our core).

If you’re a Mandrill customer, we want to serve you. We’re offering a special 10% off discount on your first full month of service to switch to SendGrid by April 30th. We’ve set up a Mandrill Migration hotline at 1-888-796-4374  and we’ve dedicated a team of sales and support specialists to help make your transition simple, painless, and cost-effective. Learn more at and find migration tips in our blog post How to Migrate from Mandrill to SendGrid.

The email marketplace continues to evolve. SendGrid is committed to being the market leader in both email infrastructure and marketing delivery. We welcome the opportunity to serve you—today, tomorrow, and for years to come.

Sameer Dholakia, CEO, SendGrid


If you also send marketing email, SendGrid offers both transactional and marketing sending (through our Marketing Campaigns solution)—all on one integrated platform, eliminating the need for multiple vendors and multiple bills. And even better, we’re about half the price.

Sameer is SendGrid's CEO. He has nearly 20 years of experience in successfully bringing high growth, disruptive cloud and enterprise software solutions to market. Prior to joining SendGrid, he served as Group Vice President and General Manager of the Cloud Platforms group at Citrix, driving the company’s product strategy for cloud infrastructure and server virtualization. Sameer joined the company in 2010, when Citrix acquired VMLogix, where he served as CEO and doubled revenues during each year of his tenure. Prior to that, he worked for 12 years at Trilogy, where he held key leadership roles in sales, business development and product management and helped the company grow from a start-up to a $300 million business.