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Brevo (formerly Sendinblue) Pricing Explained: Which Plan to Choose?

If you want to level up your email marketing strategy, you might be considering a platform like Brevo (formerly Sendinblue). However, with so many products in their portfolio, different packages, add-ons, and even sliding scales for adjusting pricing, Brevo’s offering isn’t very clear and can cause a headache by merely looking at it all. 🤕

That’s why I’ve created this handy guide to Brevo pricing. I try to go through all of their offerings, from Marketing, Conversations, and Sales, all the way to their messaging API. Once you know the details about each of these options, you’ll be better equipped to choose the right plan for your needs.

Brevo Pricing.

Key Takeaways

  • Brevo offers four different products as well as a pay-as-you-go plan. All of Brevo’s tools (for marketing, conversations, sales, and transactional emails) come in free versions, which you can customize and add on to.
  • Brevo’s premium plans have starting rates ranging from $12 to $65 per month, so it’s an affordable option for most businesses. However, the Marketing plans can go up in price if you want to send more than 20,000 emails per month, and the Transactional Email plans are always based on volume.
  • Which plan you choose will depend on your needs. The Marketing Platform is best for email campaigns, while the Conversations Platform is for providing customer service via chat, social media, and more. The Sales Platform helps you boost your revenue with automation, reports, and collaboration features. The Messaging API (transactional email) enables developers to securely and efficiently send emails. Finally, the Pay As You Go option offers flexible rates based on usage (for WhatsApp, Email, SMS, and dedicated IPs).

An introduction to Brevo

Let’s start by briefly introducing Brevo (formerly Sendinblue). This is a company that has evolved from exclusively offering email marketing software to providing a complete solution for Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software:

Sendinblue

Brevo can give you everything from a simple drag-and-drop email editor to complex automation functionality for your marketing campaigns.

Depending on the Brevo plan you choose, you can also use the tool to manage customer communication via chat, WhatsApp, Facebook, and even Instagram. Plus, its sales platform can give you more advanced insights into your business.

What’s more, Brevo offers generous free plans for all of its tools. This makes it a great option for small businesses on a budget or anyone who wants to try out a tool before investing in it.

Brevo pricing models explained

Brevo prices can be a bit confusing. The company has three different platforms, plus a messaging API and a pay-as-you-go plan. In this section, we’ll dive into the pricing details for each of these options.

Brevo Marketing Platform

Brevo's Marketing platform

As we mentioned, Brevo made a name for itself as the email marketing software Sendinblue, but today’s Brevo offers a lot more than that.

If email communication is your primary need, you can get this with Brevo’s Marketing Platform. This also gives you the option to promote your business via WhatsApp and text messages.

Key features ⚙️

  • Customizable email templates to fast-track the design process
  • Visual drag-and-drop editor
  • Landing pages, signup forms, and Facebook ads
  • Transactional emails and unlimited contacts
  • WhatsApp and SMS campaigns
  • Push notifications
  • Reporting and analytics
  • Marketing automation and A/B testing

Who it’s best suited for 🙋‍♀️

Businesses of any size (including enterprises) who are looking for a complete email marketing tool.

Pricing 💵

As with most Brevo pricing options, the Marketing Platform comes in a free version. It gives you 300 daily emails, access to the drag-and-drop editor, customizable templates, and more.

The Brevo Marketing Platform also has a few different paid plans:

  • Starter: $25.00 per month
  • Business: $65 per month

It’s very important to note here that these are the “starting” rates. For either plan, the starting rate gives you 20,000 emails per month. However, you can purchase additional allowances in increments of 20,000 or more. Here’s how that breaks down for the Starter plan:

  • Starter with 40,000 emails: $35 per month
  • Starter with 60,000 emails: $49 per month
  • Starter with 100,000 emails: $69 per month

Meanwhile, here’s how the sliding scale looks (beyond the starting option) for the Business plan:

  • Business with 40,000 emails: $75 per month
  • Business with 60,000 emails: $89 per month
  • Business with 100,000 emails: $129 per month

After that, the Business plan continues to go up in email increments. The highest option for one million emails will cost you $669 per month. You can purchase even more emails with a custom plan. And, you’ll get a discount when you purchase any plan on an annual basis.

It’s also important to note that you can further customize your Brevo Marketing Platform plan. For instance, you can remove Brevo’s logo from your campaigns for an additional $12. Alternatively, you can blend it with add-ons on a pay-as-you-go basis (more on this later).

Lastly, you can also get bespoke pricing with BrevoPlus. This enables you to run multi-channel campaigns so it’s best suited for enterprises. It also comes with advanced integration and security features.

Brevo Conversations Platform

Brevo's Conversations Platform

Next, let’s take a look at Brevo’s Conversations Platform. As the name suggests, this tool will give you the ability to talk with your customers. You’ll be able to do this via live chat, phone, and WhatsApp. Plus, you can use a chatbot to automate customer service.

Key features ⚙️

  • Live chat and phone conversations
  • WhatsApp campaigns
  • Chatbot
  • Universal inbox where you can manage conversations across channels
  • Visitor insights for an enhanced customer experience

Who it’s best suited for 🙋‍♀️

Small businesses looking for a comprehensive (and/or free) customer support solution.

Pricing 💵

The pricing for Brevo’s Conversations Platform is pretty straightforward. It comes in a free version and a paid version, which is $15 per month per user.

It’s worth noting that the free version may be enough for small businesses. That’s because it gives you essential business phone features, a chat widget (with unlimited chats), and an inbox to manage your conversations.

However, the paid plan gives you access to social media conversations, chat and lead capture bots, reports, and more.

Brevo Sales Platform

Brevo's Sales Platform

The Brevo Sales Platform can help you grow your business using advanced automation, client segmentation, messaging features, and more. As a result, you’ll be able to streamline your client pipeline.

Key features ⚙️

  • Automated sales pipeline to manage prospects more effectively
  • Business phone and meetings with video conferencing
  • Shared inbox with emails, tasks, and notes
  • Sales reports on revenue, team performance, and more

Who it’s best suited for 🙋‍♀️

Service-oriented businesses and agencies looking to increase their revenue by improving client communication.

Pricing 💵

The free version of the Brevo Sales Platform comes with unlimited contacts, 50 open deals, task management, and meeting scheduling. However, it only gives you one deal pipeline.

If you want more than that, you’ll need to pay for a premium plan, which costs $12 per month per user. This will also give you automation features, advanced reporting, and phone support.

Brevo Transactional Email (Messaging API)

Brevo's Messaging API

Moving along in our Brevo pricing guide, let’s now check out the Messaging API (also called Transactional Email). This tool enables you to send emails efficiently and securely. It supports most common programming languages, including PHP, Node, and Python. What’s more, it can integrate with many popular CMS software tools.

Key features ⚙️

  • Easy setup and CMS integration
  • Email API with a 99% delivery rate
  • Customization options for names, prices, and products
  • Pricing by volume

Who it’s best suited for 🙋‍♀️

Developers who are looking for a secure and reliable way to send emails.

Pricing 💵

Similar to the pricing model for the Marketing Platform, you can pay for the Brevo Messaging API on a sliding scale based on the number of emails you send per month. Of course, you can send 300 emails per day for free, but here’s the price breakdown for anything beyond that:

  • 20,000 emails per month: $15 per month
  • 40,000 emails per month: $25 per month
  • 60,000 emails per month: $39 per month
  • 100,000 emails per month: $65 per month

After that, pricing goes up by email increments. To give you an idea, you can get one million emails per month for $550. If you need more than that, you can inquire with Brevo’s sales team regarding a custom plan.

Brevo Pay As You Go plans

Brevo Pay As You Go pricing

Finally, let’s talk about Brevo’s Pay As You Go pricing options. As we mentioned, you can purchase individual services as needed. You can add these services to a Marketing Platform plan or buy them as standalones.

Prices will depend on the number of messages you want to send and where they are going. However, you can also get a dedicated IP for a flat rate.

Key features ⚙️

  • Pricing based on message volume and location
  • WhatsApp, Email, and SMS services
  • Dedicated IP to manage your sender’s reputation

Who it’s best suited for 🙋‍♀️

Individuals and businesses that need flexible rates based on usage.

Pricing 💵

As we mentioned, Brevo’s Pay As You Go pricing is dependent upon the volume of messages and the location of the sender/recipient. For example, if you want to send 1,000 WhatsApp messages in the US/Canada, that will cost you $31.59.

It’s important to keep in mind that these rates fluctuate drastically depending on location. For instance, 1,000 WhatsApp messages in France would cost you $180.98, while in the UK, they would cost you $89.12.

You can also pay $251 per year per dedicated IP.

How Brevo pricing compares against the competition

Just in case you’re not convinced by Brevo’s offerings, here’s a quick comparison of the competition. We’ll be looking at Mailchimp, GetResponse, and ActiveCampaign. Keep in mind that the starting rates don’t necessarily include all the features that each tool has to offer.

EmailSMSPush notificationsEcommerce/Sales featuresTransactional emailCRMStarting prices
Brevo$12–$25.00 per month
Mailchimp$20 per month
GetResponseEnterprise only$15.60 per month
Active Campaign Add-on$19–$93 per month

How to get started with Brevo

At this point, you’ve looked at the pricing options available from Brevo and how its core offerings compare to companies like Mailchimp and GetResponse. Hopefully, this has helped you figure out the Brevo tools and plans you’re most interested in.

If you’re still unsure, you can start by reviewing the “who it’s best suited for” sections above. Simply pinpoint which platform you need first.

For example, if you’re looking for software for your email campaign, you’ll probably want to go with the Marketing Platform. Alternatively, if you’re looking for customer support features like a chatbot, the Conversations Platform is your best bet.

Then, you’ll want to consider whether you need any add-ons or if you’d like to increase the volume of emails or messages you need. As a general rule, it’s best to start small and scale up as needed.

Finally, we also recommend taking advantage of the free version for any tool you’re interested in. This way, you can experiment with its features before committing to a paid plan. Also, you’ll likely get a reduced rate if you pay for some plans on an annual basis.

Conclusion

If you’re interested in Brevo’s services, chances are you’re looking for software to help you improve some elements of your online business. While Brevo offers powerful tools for marketing, sales, and conversations, the pricing can be a little confusing.

To recap, you can choose from the Marketing, Conversations, and Sales platforms, all of which have generous free plans.

Paid plans for the Marketing platform start at $25.00 per month but can go up if you want more advanced features or need to send more emails. A premium Conversations plan costs $15 per user per month. When it comes to Sales, you’ll pay $12 per user per month. Meanwhile, the Messaging API lets you send 300 emails per day or pay for larger volumes, with the starting rate for 20,000 emails per month being $15.

Pay As You Go pricing is also available if you want to purchase messages as you need them instead of paying for a set number every month. The exact cost for this will vary based on how many messages and their types you want to purchase.

Do you have any questions about Brevo’s complex pricing system? Let us know in the comments section below!

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