How To Npm Install Sendgrid

In the present era, it is typical for developers to send emails automatically. A highly favored solution for this task is the SendGrid service. It features a robust and adaptable API for sending both transactional and marketing emails. In this blog post, we will discover the process for installing the SendGrid Node.js library through npm (node package manager).

Installation Steps

Firstly, make sure you have Node.js and npm installed. If you haven’t installed them yet, you can download Node.js from its official website and npm comes bundled with it.

Once you have npm installed, you can install the SendGrid library. Open your terminal and navigate to your project directory. Then, use the following command:

npm install @sendgrid/mail

This command tells npm to download the SendGrid Mail Service package and add it to your project.


Now that we have installed the SendGrid library, let’s see how to use it in our project. Firstly, you need to require the SendGrid mail module in your script file. See the code snippet below:

const sgMail = require(‘@sendgrid/mail’);

Next, you need to set your SendGrid API key. You can obtain this key from your SendGrid dashboard. You would typically store this in your environment variables for security reasons.


With these preparations done, you are now ready to send emails using SendGrid!


In this blog post, we’ve seen how to install and use the SendGrid library in your Node.js project using npm. With SendGrid handling your email communications, you can focus on building the rest of your application. Happy coding!