Below are our top 3 alternatives to OneSignal.
You can see detailed comparison between OneSignal and it's top alternatives in terms of features, pricing and customer reviews down below. We have picked and ranked these alternatives based on not only our own internal lab tests, but also verified reviews that customers leave on our website. In the table below, you can compare pricing, features and customer reviews between OneSignal and its top alternatives. We understand that it is not easy to move from one web push notification platform to another - we therefore try to provide you with the most factual information so you can make a well informed decision on your next website push notifications platform
Webpushr is a great alternative to OneSignal. It is a high volume and easy-to-use web push notification service for websites that is supported by all devices. We like it's intuitive online dashboard for marketers that makes it ideal for beginners or marketers that do not want too many unwanted bells & whistles if you will. It offers plenty of features such as user segmentation, pre-scheduled push and automated messaging at a much lower pricing compared to OneSignal. Speaking of pricing, we loved that it offers all features at any pricing plan - something we have not encountered with other products. There is no limit to the number of segments you can create (OneSignal limits it to 6 for the free pricing tier), number of domains you can add or number of team members that can be added to manage push notifications. You can read additional Webpushr Reviews here to get additional first-hand information.
Webpushr is also committed to subscriber/company privacy and does not sell subscriber endpoint information to advertisers. Reason we bring this up is because some other companies (including OneSignal) have compromised on privacy by actively selling subscriber information to fund their operating expenses.
Why is Webpushr better than OneSignal?
- Unlike OneSignal (that has sold customer data in the past), Webpushr guarantees to never sell customer data to any 3rd party company (incl. advertising companies)
- Unlike OneSignal, Webpushr's pricing model is strictly month-to-month. There are no pricing related surprises and annual contracts involved.
- Webpushr is 70% to 90% cheaper than Onesignal. See Webpushr's Pricing.
- Webpushr offers an intuitive and easy to use dashboard, as well as a better designed WordPress Plugin.
- Webpushr offers advanced features such as conversion tracking (to directly measure ROI) that is currently not offered by OneSignal.
VWO Engage, also known as PushCrew is also a good alternative to OneSignal - although it is more costly to use on per subscriber cost basis. It offers most of the features that are currently offered by OneSignal. Although it's web dashboard is not as easy to use as WebPushr's, we do like being able to perform advanced user analytics and run our custom reports.
iZooto is another alternative solution to OneSignal that leverages web push notifications for companies to drive additional traffic and conversions. Like Webpushr, it also offers an easy to use web based console to view reports and manage web push campaigns. The pricing did surprise us. It is about 5 times more expensive then Webpushr and does not offer additional capability to justify such high price.
Is there an open source alternative to OneSignal?
The quick answer is yes. You can see multiple open source libraries on Github that can be leveraged to create a custom web push notification platform. We, however, do not recommend companies to do that. Being able to create a scalable solution that can manage millions of subscribers and record their engagement with your product - in addition to being able to send millions of highly encrypted push messages at scale is no easy engineering feat. We therefore recommend companies to leverage an existing API provider to power their push notification campaigns.
You can see additional HTML5 Push Notification Example here to learn more.
Cheaper Alternative to OneSignal
Webpushr is clearly one of the best cheaper alternatives to OneSignal. It's pricing is 90% cheaper than OneSignal. If your website just exceeded 30K subscribers and you are forced to start paying to OneSignal, we recommend you switch over to Webpushr as it is a no-brainer decision from an expense standpoint..