Ecquire and SendGrid team up to make productivity happen

Guest Post, Product

This is a guest post written by Tal Raviv, Chief Bug Creator at Ecquire

At Ecquire we believe the most important measure of a product is its referability. We don’t use words like “finished” or “minimum viable product” or “good enough”

It’s either referable or it’s not. A user either feels confident enough to put their reputation on the line for your product – or your marketing is going to be very expensive.

 

How do you measure referability? Aside from metrics like retention and observing growth and sources of growth – there’s an extremely direct way to do this… let your customers refer their friends right inside your app!

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Use SendGrid SMTP with SocialEngine

Brandon West Partnerships, Product, Technical

SocialEngine is social network software that helps users build their own customized community websites. With over 8,000 websites utilizing their software, they are one of the most popular social networking web applications around. The following video shows how you can setup SocialEngine to send emails through the cloud-based SendGrid SMTP service. If you haven’t checked […]


5 Tips to Ensure Your Transactional Email Gets Delivered

Carly Brantz Best Practices
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tip-imageWhen people think of email they often focus on marketing and promotional messages with special offers to encourage future purchases or inspire customer loyalty. But thousands of businesses also rely on email to automatically communicate information related to transactions or transactional email. This includes:

– Welcome messages
– Account verifications, updates, statements and notices
– Password delivery
– Order confirmations, invoices, receipts and renewals
– Shipping notifications
– Email alerts and updates
– Reminders and cancellations
– Product updates and instructions

To take full advantage of transactional email, you need to have a strong messaging strategy along with sound processes and data collection practices that will help ensure your messages are delivered immediately the inbox.

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Email Delivery is Never Guaranteed

Carly Brantz Best Practices, Product, Technical

Consider this. What happens if your email doesn’t arrive in the inbox? – Your customers won’t receive their account alerts. – They’ll miss out on special offers from their favorite brands. – They’ll never know that special someone wants to meet them. – They won’t receive a confirmation of their order. – They won’t see […]


Wedgi.es – Simple Surveys That Use SendGrid

Brandon West Guest Post

Back in September, at the fantastic ReCommerce Hackday, I hung out with Jimmy Jacobson and Porter Haney, the guys behind Wedgi.es. Wedgi.es is a lightweight social application that lets you easily poll your friends via twitter. Porter told me he was addicted to the Wedgi.es email updates that they had implemented using SendGrid, so I asked Jimmy and Porter if they’d write about their application and experience for our blog. They obliged, so we are very pleased to present a guest blog post from Wedgi.es!

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The Life of a SendGrid Developer Evangelist on the West Coast

Company, Events

It’s been just over a month since I became a Developer Evangelist at SendGrid, and I’ve now attended 8 events in 5 different cities! At each event I have met a variety of interesting people, including awesome SendGrid advocates, and I’ve learned a great deal about a number of improvements SendGrid can implement in maintaining its top spot in the world of email. What follows is a summary of my adventures over the past month. Enjoy!

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Meet SendGrid’s Newest Developer Evangelist, Elmer Thomas

Company

I began my journey with SendGrid more than a year ago as a Web Development Manager, helping to build a solid software development process. As we began to grow, I became involved in Product Development and QA, with the goal of elevating our software quality. Now, both of those areas are well taken care of […]


Recap of ReCommerce hackday in Las Vegas, Nevada

Brandon West Events

How many hackdays have you been to that include ziplining across 800 feet above a downtown parade? That’s how we kicked things off in Las Vegas for Recommerce Day, a hack event with a focus on retail and sponsored by a lot of great companies and API providers, including Zappos, Mashery, Twilio, Etsy, and Klout. There were […]


Announcing Improved Heroku Integration

Brandon West Company, Partnerships, Product

We are pleased to announce some improvements for SendGrid users on Heroku. We’ve increased email credits across the board, refreshed our suite of plans, and have enabled some additional features. Heroku users can now manage their sub-users via our API, and all users on the Silver plan and above have access to dedicated IPs for their […]


SendGrid at SXSW 2012: Panel Picking

Best Practices, Events

As you all know, everyone’s favorite week of geeky debauchery is coming up again next March. SendGrid is excited to make the trip back to Austin for a second year – one that promises to be bigger and better than 2011 from our perspective. While we have a whole lotta awesomeness in the works outside […]