Outplay vs. Mailshake?

Should you use Outplay or Mailshake for cold outreach? Read this to find out.

Is Outplay any good?

Let's start with Outplay. People tend to use Outplay for creating sequences for sales development, which the tool can do. But there have been reports of confusing interface and poor integration with other platforms coming from users on independent review platforms like G2.

Everything about Outplay is frustrating. Workflow is buggy and nonsensical, separate "pages" for actions to manage prospects and campaigns.
ex-Outplay user
one of the public reviews on G2.com

What about Mailshake, then?

At the same time, the most common use case for Mailshake seems to be personalized outreach and re-engagement campaigns. Still, some Mailshake users have been reporting limited functionality and poor email formatting.

First, it is breaking all campaigns (even scheduled), second, an out-of-office reply is counted as a potential lead, so it doesn't send follow-ups to those people.
ex-Mailshake user
one of the public reviews on G2.com

Which one should you pick?

If neither Outplay nor Mailshake feels like a perfect fit, and you're looking for a powerful cold email tool that can scale, you might want to consider QuickMail.

We keep seeing companies (especially agencies) increasingly switch to QuickMail from both Outplay and Mailshake. We're yet to see our customers experience any of the problems mentioned above.

Incredible software, incredible support... this is one of the most reliable and well built platforms I use.
Luke Marlowe
Lead generation agency founder

Scale campaigns easily and quickly

With QuickMail, you’re not limited to a single inbox per campaign. We're one of the few Outplay or Mailshake alternatives to have inbox rotation.

Just add an inbox (or five) to your existing campaign and we’ll spread the load across several inboxes. That way, you can increase the daily sending limit of a campaign without endangering your deliverability. All that with a single click.

Plus, you'll see how much easier it becomes to run AB-tests and make tweaks on a single campaign instead of a dozen.


Don't let Outplay or Mailshake put you at risk

When cold outreach is a crucial part of your business, the last thing you want to deal with is Outplay or Mailshake having stability issues.

QuickMail has been around since 2014, and we've invested heavily into making our software as stable and reliable as possible.

In fact, we're spending an outsized amount of time learning from our mistakes and incidents to make sure those won't happen twice. And we have our uptime to show for it.

Enjoy top-notch deliverability

If Outplay or Mailshake isn't delivering the emails that you send, nothing else will matter. QuickMail is laser-focused on getting your emails into people’s inboxes – from the way we handle sending to warming up your inbox for free.


Enjoy 2-way sync with your CRM

Does Outplay or Mailshake make it a pain to work with your CRM? QuickMail makes it a non-issue.

With our best-in-class HubSpot and Pipedrive (coming soon) integrations, you'll never have to worry about prospect data being out-of-date. 

Sync people's personal details, contact information, tags, and custom attributes without having to waste your time double-checking if the info is updated in either system.

Enjoy the (truly) best support

Does Outplay or Mailshake support insult you by using canned replies, templates, or asking you to turn on and off your computer?

We won't. Our customer support is in the business of solving problems, not marking tickets closed.

QuickMail is a great tool, we moved from [a different tool] and we can do so much more here. It has a bit more nuances, but once it's set up, it's really good. Thanks.
Iztok Smolic
Agency Managing Director

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