Buttondown

Buttondown vs. FeedBlitz

Buttondown is easier and cheaper than Feedblitz.

Feedblitz is an older platform built around automation and eCommerce support for businesses.

While it purports to be fairly full-featured and supports drip campaigns and automated sequences, it lacks many critical features such as detailed analytics, archives, and a modern API. Moreover, it’s a tough choice if your goal is to have a newsletter platform that you can onboard to quickly.

(Don’t believe me? Spend ten minutes signing up to Buttondown and writing your first newsletter, and then see how far you get after ten minutes in Feedblitz.)

Furthermore, Feedblitz’s pricing is fairly prohibitive for what you get. If you’re a newsletter with five thousand subscribers, you’d be spending $69/month with them — as opposed to $25/month with Buttondown.

Feature Buttondown FeedBlitz
Embeddable widget Have your own personal site? We'll hook you up with the code.
Analytics Dive into individual email performance, client information, and more
Email scheduling Write an email on Thursday and send it out on Friday; queue up an entire month's worth of letters.
First-party API Everything you can do on Buttondown's interface, you can also do with our REST-ful API.
Free for your first thousand subscribers Because it shouldn't take a credit card to get a newsletter off the ground.
Free archives Because sometimes you don't want your newsletters to disappear into the ether.
Markdown support Buttondown also supports HTML and good old fashioned plain text: whatever your preference is!
Drag and drop image uploading Images are uploaded quickly and securely.
Free RSS support I mean, some people _really_ like RSS.
Clean, usable design Design is more than just how it looks, and Buttondown is designed top to bottom to make it easy to use.
Smart embeds Embed tweets, Youtube videos, and more just by dropping in the link.
Autosaving Never worry about accidentally closing a tab ever again.
Paid subscriptions Buttondown makes it easy and painless for you to get paid for your newsletters. Want to have a free tier? That's possible, too!
Third-party integrations Setting up your Buttondown account to work with Zapier, IFTTT, Weebly, Squarespace, Ghost, and more.
Privacy-first Buttondown is GDPR-compliant — and then some. I don't collect any data about you (or your subscribers), and you can turn off pixel tracking and link tracking with a click of a button.
Multiple newsletters Want to run more than one newsletter from the same account? Buttondown's got you covered.
'Pay what you want' mode
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