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Amazon SES

26 Ratings

Campaign Monitor

Top Rated
56 Ratings

Amazon SES

26 Ratings
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Score 8.4 out of 101

Campaign Monitor

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56 Ratings
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Score 7.8 out of 101

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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.
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Campaign Monitor

Campaign Monitor is helpful for a company that wants to take the next step to using a higher level email marketing service. It helps get you into automation, dynamic content, and more advanced segmentation. It’s a good step up for teams coming from MailChimp.

It’s not appropriate for companies who are wanting to send out content marketing emails with the intent of them being shared on social media. The social sharing is non existent and embarrassing.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

Amazon SES
Campaign Monitor
8.6
Dynamic content
Amazon SES
Campaign Monitor
7.8
Ability to test dynamic content
Amazon SES
Campaign Monitor
8.0
A/B testing
Amazon SES
Campaign Monitor
8.6
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

  • Great pricing
  • Amazing performance when accessed from inside AWS
  • Granular API provides great amounts of flexibility
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  • Easy interface for email building. It's super intuitive even if you're not accustomed to building with code.
  • The campaign reporting is designed very well, and easy to understand.
  • Getting started is simple and automations are easy to get rolling.
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Cons

  • Improve performance when accessed from outside AWS
  • Improve web interface capabilities
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  • The automation features are a bit basic and some power users might find they need a more robust option.
  • Using HTML is harder than it should be.
  • Their Contact Management is cumbersome and list-based, which can create a contact in multiple lists (each counting toward your total).
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Usability

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Campaign Monitor9.9
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Very simple yet still full featured.
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Alternatives Considered

I'd recommend SendGrid and MailChimp to most smaller business that can't dedicate engineers solely to their email pipeline. The price/value ration is fair and the tools are fairly flexible for the intended use cases. It's often a good idea to start to start there and only pivot later when needed.
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I have used all of the competitors of Campaign Monitor, and I would say it stacks up well with any of them. They all have their own various features that set them apart from their competitors. I personally like the visual workflow builder of AutoPliot, but I like the email designer better in Campaign Monitor. I personally picked this platform because out of all of them it had the most consistent and well rounded features of all the platforms that mean the most to me and what I do. I enjoy the email designer, list management, and campaign features. I would like to see some more development in the ares of building journeys that can be use cross platforms like SMS
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Return on Investment

  • Lowered costs
  • Quicker turnaround on unique feature requests
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  • Reached new customers
  • Opened up new sales channels
  • Re-Connect with long lost customers
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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