PushOwl alternative - Firepush

Looking for an alternative to PushOwl? Introducing Firepush. On the surface, these two push notification services may look similar – both platforms offer solutions that can help you sell more if you’re in e-commerce. However, they’re different when it comes to pricing, features, and most importantly, the number of channels covered.

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Channel comparison

Compare Firepush and PushOwl below to help you make an informed decision.

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Feature comparison

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Free plan comparison
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Paid plan comparison
Basic promotional campaigns
Notification scheduling
Advanced promo campaigns:
Include a large image inside your push notification for maximum impact.
Hero Images (large image inside the push notification)
Promote your flash sale and set an expiry time for your campaign.
Flash sale (notifications with expiry time)
Reward new push notification subscribers with a special time-limited discount code.
Countdown + discount code
Send the same campaign again and again, for example, daily, weekly, or monthly.
Campaign boost
Welcome new subscribers, to keep your store on their radar and increase the chances of early sales.
Welcome campaigns
Improve sales via abandoned cart campaigns and encourage would-be buyers to finish their purchase.
Abandoned cart campaigns
Give your customers the chance to be the first in the queue for every discount.
Price Drop
Let your customer know when the item they are after comes back in stock.
Send to the user once payment has been accepted and processed.
Payment accepted
Update your customer every step of the way on every delivery.
Order dispatched
Send SMS confirmation once the refund is issued.
Payment refund
Send tracking numbers to customers as part of your delivery update messages.
Tracking number assigned
Ask your customers for a product review a few weeks after the order was fulfilled.
Ask for review campaigns
Keep up to date with sales, orders and stock levels with your specially tailored Store Owner Update pushes.
Shop owner update pushes
Step one is a popup where you can explain what type of notifications your subscribers can expect. Step two is the automatic browser prompt used to capture permission.
2 step opt-in
The fly-out widget is an icon that sits at the side of your website. When clicked on, a subscriber popup form appears.
Flyout widget
Add a signup box to your webpages to encourage subscriber growth.
Sign-up box
Embed a subscriber signup button into your website.
Embed button
Analyze campaign performance with basic stats, including impressions, clicks and total revenue.
Basic reports (subscribers, impressions, clicks)
Analyze campaign performance in detail with stats on CTR, ROI, conversions, orders and revenue generated by channel.
Advanced reports (CTR, conversions, orders, revenue, ROI)
Get speedy responses to your questions with round-the-clock customer support.
24/7 Email and Chat Support
Speed up your omnichannel marketing efforts with a strategic phone call from one of our marketing experts.
Phone Support
Benefit from a dedicated Customer Success Manager to help you make the most of Firepush.
Dedicated Strategy Manager
Get fast help with app integrations by using our expert Integration Engineer.
Integration Engineer
Easily import existing subscribers from other platforms and export them whenever you need to.
Subscriber migration (import & export of existing subscribers from other platforms)
Set up and launch campaigns quickly with ready-made templates that you can tweak to your requirements.

Summarized the key differences

  • Firepush has more types of push notifications than PushOwl, and most of these are available via the free plan.
  • Firepush includes discount codes and countdown timers, whereas PushOwl doesn’t.
  • Firepush includes ‘flash sale’ notifications in its free plan; this is available in PushOwl’s Enterprise plan.
  • Finally, Firepush has more advanced analytics.

(Date of analysis: 2020 March)

Plan comparison

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Free plan
Length Foreover free Foreover free
No. of subscribers Unlimited Unlimited
Channels SMS, Emails, Web push Web push only
No. of free web pushes 1000 web pushes per month 500 impressions per month
Paid plan
Starter plan $10 / month 5000 web pushes
Business plan $19 / month 10000 web pushes $19 / month 10000 impressions
Enterprise plan Custom Custom

Summarized the key differences

  • Firepush offers a starter plan, whereas PushOwl doesn’t.
  • Firepush Business plan includes features that are only available in PushOwl’s Enterprise plan.

(Date of analysis: 2020 March)

Finally, which browsers and devices Firepush and PushOwl support?

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Android MAC Windows iPhone, iPad

Summarized the key differences

  • Pushes are not available on iPhones as, at present, Apple doesn't support web pushes. Will be added to Firepush as soon as it arrives.

(Date of analysis: 2020 March)

Want to migrate from Pushowl? It’s really simple.

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