What users are saying about
35 Ratings
35 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 8.7 out of 101
64 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 8.3 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon SES

While most companies can get away with stock or lightly modified SaaS solutions, if email is absolutely core to your business, I'd recommend Amazon's Simple Email Service. It provides the lowest pricing outside of building up your own sender reputation, while providing the same flexibility and performance, especially if your application servers are already in AWS.
The drawback to all this power is that you need to dedicate engineering resources to building, modifying, and maintaining your email pipeline. If you can't justify those expenses, go with a SaaS product.
No photo available

Campaign Monitor

It's an easy-to-use interface that works well for self-service clients and solopreneurs looking to keep in touch with their customers. For more robust automations and triggers, it would be better to look into options like Active Campaign, Infusionsoft, or even MailChimp. Though there can be a significant price difference between those types of services.
Nicholas De Salvo profile photo

Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

Amazon SES
Campaign Monitor
8.5
WYSIWYG email editor
Amazon SES
Campaign Monitor
8.0
Dynamic content
Amazon SES
Campaign Monitor
7.9
Ability to test dynamic content
Amazon SES
Campaign Monitor
8.0
A/B testing
Amazon SES
Campaign Monitor
8.4
Email deliverability
Amazon SES
Campaign Monitor
10.0

Reporting & Analytics

Amazon SES
Campaign Monitor
10.0
Standard reports
Amazon SES
Campaign Monitor
10.0

Pros

Amazon SES

  • Great pricing
  • Amazing performance when accessed from inside AWS
  • Granular API provides great amounts of flexibility
No photo available

Campaign Monitor

  • Nice design tools
  • Salesforce integration
  • Analytics
David Nero profile photo

Cons

Amazon SES

  • Setting up for bounces is just so hard! Amazon needs to do a better job here in providing instructions.
  • Struggling to set up spf- again, the instructions are not great and often confusing.
Anindya Chatterjee profile photo

Campaign Monitor

  • Strong overall
  • Raisers edge integration
David Nero profile photo

Usability

Amazon SES

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Campaign Monitor

Campaign Monitor 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Very simple yet still full featured.
Nick Wynkoop profile photo

Alternatives Considered

Amazon SES

In terms of ease of use, Gmail is the best. But, SES is preferred because there is no rate limit and it is so inexpensive. If you want list management, image embed capability, and easy setup, SES is not for you. You need to be technically sound and have a thorough understanding of the email domain if you want to use SES. If your email needs scale up and you do not have the patience to learn SES, use a service like Sendgrid.
Anindya Chatterjee profile photo

Campaign Monitor

I selected campaign monitor because it is a solid software and great product
alan serpa profile photo

Return on Investment

Amazon SES

  • Implemented the email service in minutes as the SDK is very easy to implement a sample.
  • Could send out thousands of emails in minutes and was able to send out bigger attachments in the email.
  • Engaging with users helped us in winning more number of users to install our App.
No photo available

Campaign Monitor

  • So far it's been positive
  • We've sold some products
  • Templates take time to figure out
alan serpa profile photo

Pricing Details

Amazon SES

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

Campaign Monitor

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

Add comparison