"Simply send beautiful emails to people who matter."
Under the features section the list states: a walk-through video, compose your emails, manage messages, import subscribers, simple customization, and full template control. Design through a series of templates is stressed but allows options for those inclined to create their own. You need to be 18 years of age to use this service. Cancellation is immediate at any time through your user account page.
This service is free under the 0-500 plan with a 1,000 send limit per month. There is a chart of fees based upon subscribers and emails sent. It begins at $19.00 per month for the 0-500 plan with an unlimited amount of messages sent.
Within the Manage folder you can access subscribers, the design and your account. Initially a default list is generated by the application. The email address I used to register is included on that list.
I made a new list for this review, naming it Christmas Recommendations and typing in another email for myself. Once a list is created you can add subscribers, embed subscribe form, edit list details and export to CSV. The instructions very clearly state the configuration to be used to list an email address and the party's name. You can also import lists from Excel and CSV.
You can preview and send at this time or compose another section. I wrote several more two column pieces. I can guarantee when you hit preview and send you will be amazed at the results. The site picked the first, London, template for my email newsletter but Toyko, Pop, Museo and Window are also available. (I tried them all; very nice.) If you are feeling brave and have knowledge of HTML code you can design your own template.
As you work your composition is saved. When I left my newsletter to explore generating my own template I had a moment of panic wondering if my work would be still be there. It was on my Messages page; major bonus.
I decided to send the newsletter to both of my email addresses. In order to complete the sending you will need to fill in the lines in your account for street address, city, state and zip code. The newsletter appeared in my email within seconds. At the bottom it states who sent the email, their snail mail address, the recipient's email address and the option to unsubscribe.
During the writing of this post I had a question. I sent an email to the support address and had a complete, helpful reply within ten minutes. You couldn't ask for better service.
My newsletter is about eight Christmas books I would recommend for kindergarten and first grade students. I've included four new and four tried and true titles. If you would like to see my finished newsletter leave an email address as a comment. I will not publish the information. Or if we follow one another on Twitter simply send me a DM.
Based upon ease of use, support supplied and the sophisticated end result, I highly recommend Sendicate. For those wishing to use a newsletter in addition to a blog or website or in lieu of them, this is an excellent application. For the purpose of communication sometimes it's easier to receive an email rather than having to go to a blog or website.