Email Octopus vs. Bento

Email Octopus is a fantastic piece of software that we're proud to call a competitor — but you're looking for options which is why you've landed here.

Bento is the definitive alternative to Email Octopus

Why? Well, for starters, Bento has been carefully designed for small, nimble marketing focused teams who work in online business like eCommerce and SaaS — those who need to move fast without their tooling getting in their way.

Email Octopus, on the otherhand, was originally designed for marketers who were looking to save money and cut costs. It was originally just an email broadcasting tool without anything else but grew into doing a little bit more.

EmailOctopus is a great tool for sending broadcast emails, but it lacks some of the most important features that you need when you're growing your online business — specifically features surrounding event driven automations, live chat, and tracking.

We find most brands switch from Email Octopus because they want more power, for around the same cost.

Below is a short breakdown of the features in both products. We ask you to compare yourself.

Breakdown Bento Email Octopus
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Track user behaviour
Send email broadcasts
Send email sequences
Send SMS
Capture emails with pop-ups
Capture emails with forms
Talk to customers on live chat
Talk to customers over email
Talk to customers over social media
Run surveys
Personalize your website
Track ad performance
Report on customer lifetime value
Build custom dashboards
Visualize your data

Unlike Email Octopus, Bento aspires to do more than just send emails and SMS. Browse the list of features below and see what other apps, other than Email Octopus, you could replace in your software — saving you time, money and speed. Questions? Talk to us on live chat.