a more powerful Vocus.io alternative

Woodpecker works for all major email clients and offers more while still being easy to use and intuitive.

Unlike Vocus.io, it sends follow-ups in the same thread to maximize your reply rates and allows you to add manual tasks (call Ana, text John, etc.) in between campaigns.

Maximum deliverability

Woodpecker is a better Vocus.io alternative in terms of deliverability. It slashes your bounce rates from the first day by automatically verifying your prospects’ email addresses to protect your domain and works in the background to ensure that you don’t do anything to attract the attention of spam filters.

Warm-up & Recovery

Email warm-up is different from domain warm-up. Woodpecker can handle both processes for you, as well as help you to recover your sender reputation. Improving all of these means more of your messages reach prospect inboxes.

Now get 4 slots (2 email + 2 warm-up) in the price of one.

Vocus.io doesn’t offer a warm-up feature at all, so reaching prospect inboxes is that much harder.

*Unfortunately, from February 2023, Google no longer supports automated warm-up for Gmail accounts. However, you can still achieve the same results manually by following these simple steps.

Deliverability Monitor

Track your deliverability with Woodpecker and spot any issues before they happen so you can prevent them. No other cold email tool on the market allows you to do so.

Bounce Shield

With Woodpecker your deliverability is protected 24/7. Bounce Shield adjusts your sending frequency so you can be sure you won’t get blocked by your email provider for exceeding the sending limits.

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Email sequence optimization

Woodpecker adjusts your follow-ups to your recipients’ behaviour. It allows you to design complex email sequences based on precise behavioural triggers.

The A/B testing feature and automatic performance reports help you find the sequence that works best for specific prospect segments.


The ‘Yes’ and ‘No’ paths allow you to send diverse follow-ups based on triggers such as email opens, link clicks or message replies. Your prospects receive context-specific messages that drastically increase their engagement.

A/B tests

The built-in A/B testing feature allows you to test diverse subject lines and email copy. Create up to 5 versions (both openers and follow-ups) and experiment with them until you find the perfect match.


You can integrate Woodpecker with major CRMs, prospecting tools and other popular business software. This means, you can analyze all your marketing and sales data from a single dashboard.

Pricing & trial

Test Woodpecker risk-free during a 7-day free trial including all features except Warm-up & Recovery.

With Woodpecker, you can adjust the pricing to your current needs. Start from $32 a month per slot (annual charging) and add extra features once you grow.

Vocus.io fixed professional plan costs $20 and doesn’t allow adding extra modules.

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The tool is great! I was using a competitor and got really frustrated with it. Then I found Woodpecker

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The open rate is significantly higher than it was when I was using another mailing system

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Woodpecker and Vocus.io feature comparison

Woodpecker Vocus.io
Automated emails
A/B tests
Follow-ups in one thread
Built-in email validation
Timezone detection
Warm-up & Recovery (not available for Google accounts) FREE (plus extra slot)
Bounce Shield
Deliverability Monitor
CRM integrations
Mailbox integrations
Microsoft 365
Microsoft Exchange
Other integrations
Google Sheets
Teamwork & security
GDPR compliance
Duplicate detection
Empty custom fields detection
Team collaboration
Shared contacts & campaigns
Plugins & API aggregators
Free trial
  • 7 days
  • All features including Warm-up & Recovery
  • 30 days
  • Limited emails and contacts
  • From $32/month/slot
  • Extra add-ons available

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  • $20/month/10 inboxes for professionals 
  • No extra add-ons available

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No more human errors. Woodpecker warns you whenever it detects common mistakes such as duplicate contacts, false email addresses, duplicate messages, and missing custom fields. It allows you to blacklist unwanted domains to protect your reputation.


Woodpecker tracks your open rates, click-through rates, reply rates and bounce rates. The A/B testing and sentiment assessment features help you optimize your campaigns at scale.

Agency features

Woodpecker Agency Panel shows your team members all their campaigns in a single dashboard. They may switch them on and off easily as well as see the data of a specific client with just one click.