What is an ESP?

What is an ESP?

The blurring of lines between different kinds of email-sending tools and the confusion around company and product brands means that ESPs are becoming a state of mind and not so much a discrete business or business unit even. Litmus saw ample evidence of this in the responses to our third annual State of Email Survey.

Litmus' 2018 State of Email Service Providers

2018 State of Email Service Providers: Understanding ESP Industry Consolidation, the Top ESPs by Sector, and More

A marketer’s email service provider is the cornerstone of their email program. It’s their most critical tool and a major budget item. Based on our State of Email Survey of 3,000 marketers, our first-ever State of Email Service Providers report takes a detailed look at the ESP marketplace to better understand the pace of consolidation in the industry and its causes; the most popular ESPs across various sectors; and the functionality provided by ESPs.

A Snapshot of the Email Service Provider Landscape

A Snapshot of the Email Service Provider Landscape

While there are clear market share leaders in the email service provider industry, brands still have a long list of ESPs from which to choose. How long? Respondents to Litmus’ 2018 State of Email Survey mentioned more than 240 ESPs when asked which platforms they use to send marketing emails.

Embracing the Fear: Our Litmus Live Email Story

The highlight of the year for us is Litmus Live. So each year, to promote the conference, we work to bring something extra special. Take a peek behind the curtain at our email design process and timeline to see everything that’s involved in pulling off our epic conference emails.