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Tired of paying for complex features you don't need? Find your new home at Userlist — a customer messaging tool built for SaaS companies like yours. Join today and get 30% off your first three months.
Userlist cares about your customer data model. We support custom properties, events (with properties of their own), and account-level data.
Now you can track data on the account level, and email users based on what happens in their company. Learn more
Do you really need all the enterprise features you've been paying for? It's time to enjoy the clean, beautiful experience.
Unlike general marketing tools, we don't try to sit on two chairs. This helps us provide a clean, focused experience.
"Userlist has quickly become one of my must-have tools. It's so well designed and focused on SaaS, unlike other bloated products I've used before."
Onboard your users with automated behavior-based campaigns. Activate free users and upsell them to paid plans.
Send lifecycle email and in-app messages based on user behavior. Promote upgrades, collect feedback, ask for testimonials or referrals.
Segment both users and companies dynamically based on their behavior data.
With the split test feature, randomly distribute users into 2-5 different paths to test your hypotheses.
Assign a conversion tracking period and see if the user has reached their goal within that window. Coming soon
For each message, get a detailed report for a specific time period that includes open, click, and unsubscribe rates.
Send newsletters or product updates to your audience. Send targeted broadcasts to invite a segment of users for beta testing or customer research.
Build your marketing email list using signup forms. Use forms for your waiting list, lead magnets, or content upgrades.
Instead of a single unsubscribe link, offer your subscribers layered subscription preferences with topics.
Manage company accounts with many-to-many relationships. Email users based on what's happening in the company.
Notify your team as part of your automation journeys. Let them know about promising trials or churn risk.
"Many-to-many company accounts are a game-changer. No one else supports many-to-many. This is the only email tool that gets SaaS."
User profiles and activity feed
Behavior-based email campaigns
Advanced email styling
In-app messages (web applications)
In-app onboarding guides
Mobile push notifications
Text messages (SMS)
Server-side API integration
Focused on SaaS only
Our conclusion. Intercom is a great all-in-one tool that does many things at once: live chat, the entire support helpdesk, knowledge base, etc. While Userlist is focused on customer messaging for SaaS companies, which makes it much easier to use.
That's why these SaaS companies have switched their email marketing automation to Userlist.
Send user events and properties into Userlist via our HTTP JSON API (or get started instantly with Segment). View the integration guide
We provide full-text templates, worksheets & blueprints — so you never have to start from scratch. Easily customize them to fit your product goals.
Setting up your automations can be intimidating, so you'll get hand-holding and personal advice from the founders.
See how Userlist can help your business unlock new opportunities for product-led growth. Learn how Userlist integrates with your existing tools, and what the growth journey looks like.