Important News for Mandrill Customers

This week Mailchimp grabbed the headlines of the email world by announcing that Mandrill, their transactional email service upon which a number of Sendwithus customers depend, will be folded into their Mailchimp offering as a paid add-on. They have also provided an FAQ to answer detailed questions.

Mailchimp has given current Mandrill customers until April 27th, 2016 to merge their accounts into paid Mailchimp accounts. Tom Davis at Mailchimp assures us that all Mandrill functionality will continue to work as is until that date, and that for those customers who choose to merge their Mandrill accounts into a paid Mailchimp account that all Mandrill API keys, templates, etc. will continue to work as expected past the April 27th deadline. Continue…

Your New Email Super Power: Device Testing With Litmus

We’ve been working on a killer new upgrade to Sendwithus that should really improve your experience creating, updating, and testing your emails and understand your customers’ experience. The upgrade comes in two forms: a cool new editor feature, and a powerful new dimension to reviewing sent emails.

Last year, we rolled out the side-by-side code editor/preview along with the click-to-scroll functionality that finds the line of code responsible for any element you click on in the preview. This year, we want to raise the bar even more so we’re introducing Device Testing, powered by Litmus.

Device Testing will allow you to preview what your fully rendered email will look like in any major client, quickly scan for errors, and generally take the anxiety out of pushing changes to your emails. Have a look:

See your emails rendered beautifully in over 40 different email clients.

See your emails rendered beautifully in over 40 different email clients.

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Happy Holidays From Sendwithus

As everyone here is taking time to be with their families, pets, and neglected Fallout 4 campaigns, our in-app live chat support will be unavailable from December 18th to January 3rd. API and Dashboard functionality will be unaffected.

If you run into any issues, you can reach us at support@sendwithus.com, which we‘ll be keeping an eye on as always. If you just want to wish us a Happy Robanukah, Life Day, Festivus, or other holiday of your choice, catch us on twitter, @send_with_us.

 

Important Update For
Message Bus Customers

Earlier this week, Message Bus announced that they’re going to be shutting down their email delivery service.

Message Bus has always been a trusted delivery partner and we’ve enjoyed working closely with their team over the last couple years. We’re sad to see them close their doors, but also pretty excited to see what the team works on next.

Current Message Bus customers will be transitioned to SendGrid and will likely be contacted by the Message Bus team in the coming days.

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Integrate All of the Things

We’ve been working really hard the last couple months to build out the automation capabilities of Sendwithus. You know what that means: more integrations! We’ve teased these two before but they are both now generally available: Zapier and Segment.

As of today, both of these integrations are live and available to everyone, but you may notice they’re both tagged as beta features. That’s because we still need to hear from you on how you want to use these features and whether or not we’re doing a good job of making that happen.

We’re still putting together the full documentation but, for the eager, we’ll go through a bit of a quick launch guide to get you up and running with both of these fine services.

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Basically how I imagine Zapier and Segment

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Now Available: Template Folders!

This week, we rolled out a feature that we’ve been really excited about for a while because we know it’s something a lot of our users want: template folders! We’ve been fiddling with the exact functionality based on all of your wonderful feedback, so here’s what it looks like right now.

New Folder under the New dropdown menu

Simply create a new folder just like a new template 

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SparkPost + Sendwithus

Today we’re excited to announce our newest ESP integration: Sparkpost – the slightly less enterprisey version of Message Systems’ Momentum platform. When I say slightly less, you should know that the Momentum platform powers email for companies like twitter and facebook, so some of the highest volume transactional senders in the world.

SparkPost Built by Message Systems

SparkPost is still private for now, but we’ve snagged a few invites if you’re in the market – hit up beta@sendwithus.com if you’re interested. If you have an invite of your own, connecting your new ESP to sendwithus is super simple. How simple? Well let’s take a look step-by-step, or you can watch this video of Curtis doing it in exactly 60 seconds.

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Seed Funding

Today we’re excited to announce we’ve closed a $2.3 million seed funding round lead by Steve Anderson of Baseline Ventures, others investing include: Initialized Capital, SV Angel, Maiden Lane, Acequia Capital, and some amazing angel investors. You can check out the full list on Angel List.

The goal of the funding (which closed earlier this summer) was to bring on board the people and resources we needed to help Sendwithus reach its next milestone. Brad and I look at investment the same way we look at hiring and we think we’ve “hired” some of the best seed and angel investors in the world.

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