Savvy businesses want a dynamic transactional email delivery system without the pricy fees. Mailchimp recently announced that on April 27, Mandrill will become a paid add-on of the email marketing powerhouse.
For current customers, this means more than moving from a Free to a Paid account. It will be making a move from a simple transactional email delivery product to a full-on marketing tool. For advanced marketers, the efficiency of having everything they need on a single platform makes sense. But for a majority of the IT or developer transactional email senders, the added resources gained by a paid account are unnecessary clutter. That’s where Pepipost comes in.
Good sending encouraged
Pepipost’s transactional email delivery platform is built on a good-sender philosophy that encourages senders to keep the email ecosystem clean. A startling 85% of today’s emails go directly to ‘spam’; we want to help yours make it to their intended destinations. Staying true to our philosophy, we’ve created a pricing model that encourages that cleaner ecosystem. We never charge for emails that your customers open. Emails that are clicked, opened or engaged with in some way will always be free.
Industry stats estimate average open rate at 35-40%. By following best practices and tips from the Pepis for responsible email sending to ensure high open rates, a large volume of your emails will be on us. There is no limit. The more your customers engage, the less you spend. It’s pretty simple. We keep the pricing model in your hands.
Your experience is key
We understand the concerns of current Mandrill customers. You want to ensure that your provider is as efficient as your previous transactional email platform. That’s why Pepipost is offering Mandrill customers an exclusive 3-month free trial to send unlimited transactional emails. We don’t just want to tell you what our customers already know. We want you to experience it yourself.
Simplified API integration
We know that as a Mandrill customer you have already spent countless hours integrating and fine-tuning your transactional email strategies. We don’t want your efforts to go to waste, so we’ve kept migration simple
Enter the Mandrill to Pepipost migration API. The process is straighforward: just replace the API key and URL in your current Mandrill API code or SDK. The parameter name and output will remain the same. Our goal is to keep transactional emails painless, saving you the time and the headache of a multi-step migrations.
Use these API Calls for Mandrill and Pepipost:
Mandrill API URL: https://mandrillapp.com/api/1.0/messages/send.json
Pepipost API URL: http://api.pepipost.com/api/1.0/messages/send.json
|a valid API key|
|message*||The information on the message send|
|the full HTML content to be sent||YES|
|the message subject||YES|
|the sender email address.
|optional “from” name to be used||YES|
|an array of recipient information.
|global merge variables to use for all recipients. You can override these per recipient.
|per-recipient merge variables, which override global merge variables with the same name.
|an array of strings to tag the message with. Stats are accumulated using tags, though we only store the first 100 we see, so this should not be unique or change frequently. Tags should be 50 characters or less. Any tags starting with an underscore are reserved for internal use and will cause errors.
Example Request JSON (copy paste the below code in your terminal, after editing it with your API key):
curl -d \
"html":"<p>hi [% FIRST_NAME %], Pepipost Mandrill Migration API Testing</p>",
"subject":"hi [% FIRST_NAME %], Pepipost Mandrill Migration API Testing",
"Tag Of Mail"
If you are currently using Mandrill SMTP, it’s a simple change. You can replace your current Mandrill SMTP credentials with the following:
SMTP Host: smtp.pepipost.com
Username: Your Pepipost username
Password: Your Pepipost password
Still confused or looking for additional help to complete the integration? We’re available 24/7 over live chat, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Author: Tabrez Shaikh|