Sendy Alternative – BigMailer

BigMailer is a hosted alternative to Sendy that connects to Amazon SES. It offers fast sending speed, drag-and-drop editor with template library, and automations. Setting up on BigMailer doesn’t require technical skills and experience is optimized for managing multiple brands and high volume senders.

Because you host Sendy on your own server your sending rate is limited by the server capacity you host Sendy software on. When you host Sendy on a cheap server your marketing campaigns may take many hours to go out, which doesn’t allow you to optimize your engagement for best open rate.

User Management

User access management in BigMailer

BigMailer and Sendy both support:

  1. Multiple brands, users, and SES connections.
  2. Multiple SES connections.
  3. Use of dedicated IPs at $25/IP/month via Amazon SES.
  4. Bulk, automation, and transactional campaigns.
  5. HTML template editor.

However, there are some differences in how certain features are supported and priced:

  1. Sendy does not support multiple users under a brand, while BigMailer offers access management for each brand. BigMailer is optimized for agencies, multi-brand organizations, and large teams.
  2. BigMailer allows you to have unlimited custom domains at no extra cost, while Sendy requires you to purchase additional license – $20 for 1 domain, $48 for 5 domains. Custom domains are used for tracking links and help improve deliverability and inboxing.

BigMailer Advantages Over Sendy

BigMailer Drag-n-Drop Builder

BigMailer drag-n-drop template editor

  1. Drag-and-drop email template editor that creates mobile optimized templates.
  2. Library of pre-made, mobile-optimized templates.
  3. Advanced List segmentation – built-in or custom fields, campaign engagement action, email domain, and more.
  4. Fast email delivery (not limited to your server capacity).
  5. Sending volume throttling (X emails per 15/30/60/120 min).
  6. No upfront setup fees. You can try our Amazon SES on BigMailer’s Startup (free) plan.
  7. Support via live chat and ongoing updates at no extra cost.

Agency Features and Benefits

If you are an agency offering email marketing as a service to your clients BigMailer offers many valuable workflows and features:

  1. A library of mobile optimized templates, access to free stock photo search and unlimited image storing.
  2. An account admin can share a template with all brands in the account so you can offer nice seasonal templates to your clients as an added value. Great option for seasonal greetings, birthday cards, and event based promotions.
  3. Option to white label our email platform and host it on your own domain with your logo.
  4. Chat support 7 days a week.

Templates library

BigMailer templates library.


Have questions about some features or volume discount pricing? Reach out to us via chat or schedule a demo.

Ready to give BigMailer platform a try? Get started with a free account.