In the realm of website engagement and monetization, web push notifications have emerged as a powerful tool for reaching users directly and driving action. With a plethora of web push notification platforms available, selecting the right one for your website can be a daunting task. In this blog post, we’ll conduct a comparative analysis of five leading web push notification platforms, examining their functionalities, pricing, and usability.

Web push notification providers


OneSignal is a popular choice among website owners due to its robust features and user-friendly interface. Its free plan offers unlimited notifications and up to 30,000 subscribers, making it suitable for small websites. OneSignal’s key functionalities include audience segmentation, A/B testing, scheduled notifications, and real-time analytics. Its paid plans offer additional features such as advanced targeting, automated messaging, and priority support, making it scalable for larger enterprises with over 30,000 thousand push subscribers.

PushEngage is known for its simplicity and ease of use, making it ideal for beginners and non-technical users. Its pricing is based on the number of subscribers, with plans ranging from free (up to 2,500 subscribers) to enterprise-level solutions. PushEngage offers features such as segmentation, triggered notifications, drip campaigns, and multi-language support. While its free plan has limitations, its paid plans provide advanced features like RSS-to-push, cart abandonment notifications, and personalized triggers.

PushCrew offers a straightforward solution for implementing web push notifications, with pricing based on the number of subscribers and features. Its basic plan is free for up to 2,000 subscribers and includes essential functionalities such as segmentation, scheduling, and analytics. PushCrew’s paid plans offer additional features like RSS-to-push, advanced targeting, and custom branding. However, some users find PushCrew’s interface less intuitive compared to other platforms.

FCM, developed by Google, is a robust platform that provides web push notification capabilities as part of its broader suite of services. FCM is highly scalable and integrates seamlessly with other Google products, making it an attractive option for developers and enterprises. Its pricing is based on usage, with a free tier and rates for additional usage. FCM offers features such as audience targeting, message customization, and performance monitoring. However, it may require more technical expertise to set up and configure compared to other platforms.

Outpush stands out among web push notification platforms with its comprehensive feature set and intuitive interface that’s free of use, forever, regardless the number of subscribers or push notifications sent per day. Outpush offers functionalities such as audience segmentation by device, semi-automated messaging through a RSS Feed, and detailed analytics. On top, Outpush it’s one of the few push providers to offer monetization through integrated quality ads, allowing website owners to create a revenue that doesn’t interfere with Adsense nor affect the traffic. Its push notification tool is easy to integrate and customize, making it suitable for users of all skill levels and website sizes. 


Comparative Analysis




In terms of functionalities, all five platforms offer essential features such as audience segmentation, scheduling, and analytics. OneSignal stands out with its feature sets, including advanced targeting, automation, and personalization options. 



Pricing varies among the platforms, with PushEngage and PushCrew offering free plans with limitations, while OneSignal and FCM provide scalable pricing models based on usage or the number of subscribers. In pricing, Outpush stands out for its free push tool, regardless of the number of subscribers.


Usability is a crucial factor for website owners, especially those with limited technical expertise. PushEngage and Outpush excel in this regard, offering intuitive interfaces and user-friendly tools for creating and managing push notifications.


In conclusion, the choice of a web push notification platform depends on factors such as budget, features, and whether or not the website owner wishes to monetize with it. While each platform has its strengths and limitations, OneSignal stands out in the field of paid-push platforms, because of its functionalities. Outpush emerges as a top contender in the free-of-use push platforms, with its user-friendly interface and monetization feature. 

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