The Difference Between Deliverability and Delivery Rate

“How’s our deliverability doing? Oh, it’s really strong—we’ve seen a delivery rate of 98% for the last few email campaigns, with only a small handful of bounces.” If you ever heard someone say this sentence, you’ve witnessed someone fall for the most common misconception about deliverability.

The biggest mix-up we see when we talk to customers is that deliverability is discussed in terms of delivery rate. This simply isn’t true. Delivery rate is a valuable metric to consider, but it is not the same as deliverability. Let’s set the record straight.

Putting out Fires vs. Preventing Them From Happening: The Difference Between Pre- and Post-Send Deliverability Tools

It’s an email marketer’s nightmare: Your emails were delivered to the spam folder for a large chunk of your subscribers. It’s situations like these when many brands turn to deliverability monitoring tools and consulting services to fight deliverability emergencies. There are great tools out there that help you get to the bottom of issues when they happen. But what’s even better than having the tools to put out fires? Preventing them from happening in the first place! That’s where pre-send spam testing tools come in.

Here’s the difference between pre- and post-send deliverability tools—and why you might need them both.

What is BIMI and why should email marketers care?

Email marketers are on a constant search for a silver bullet—the one trick that gives them better visibility in front of subscribers and gets their message opened. While no such solution exists (despite what many vendors will tell you), there’s a new standard that can help your brand stand out in the inbox.

#NoFailMail: Why Avoiding Errors is the Key to Email Success

We all know email has a hundred ways to fail, whether by faulty coding, a glaring typo in a subject line, sending to the wrong list, or design gone awry. Just thinking about all the ways email can breakdown gives us the shivers. But why do we care so much about making emails error-free? Here’s why you’ll want your email program to reach #NoFailMail status.