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Score 8.7 out of 100
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Score 8.1 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon SES

We use Amazon Simple Email Service to auto-respond to users that submit messages through a contact form. We are using Amazon Simple Email Service with our self hosted python application to send our marketing emails, get feedback for our services, and Hackathons.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Becca Sangwin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

Amazon SES
Campaign Monitor
8.4
WYSIWYG email editor
Amazon SES
Campaign Monitor
8.9
Dynamic content
Amazon SES
Campaign Monitor
6.9
Ability to test dynamic content
Amazon SES
Campaign Monitor
8.0
A/B testing
Amazon SES
Campaign Monitor
8.3
Email deliverability reporting
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

  • Amazon Simple Email Service is a much lower cost than most other solutions and truly makes cost a non-factor in most situations where we consider implementing it.
  • The API is so well documented that implementing Amazon Simple Email Service in nearly any application or codebase is achievable with basic coding knowledge.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Campaign Monitor

  • Campaign Monitor is great with its templates for emails and newsletters. They're well-designed and mobile optimized.
  • Changing the templates or making your own is very intuitive and easy to do, even if you have no web design experience.
  • The bank of emails and ways to segment them before sending is super helpful for us.
Sarah Bandy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Amazon SES

  • Even if you do not want to spam, you cant send an email to the unverified users.
  • Integration with other services is a bit tricky. To watch the trail, handle bounced emails, save emails on S3 are not straightforward to implement.
  • When you want to send a lot of emails (in bulk), it takes a significant amount of time.
Apurv Doshi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Campaign Monitor

  • The key field for matching accounts is email which is difficult for companies with multiple business units. One customer may use email across multiple business accounts. It should have a way to better match accounts for a unique record.
  • The premier version at $149 is a bit expensive for what it offers. It should have some price layer between $29 and $149, perhaps with the engagement features for segments.
John Silva, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Amazon SES

No score
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Campaign Monitor

Campaign Monitor 10.0
Based on 2 answers
The templates, while useful, are very locked down, This makes it very usable from a novice's standpoint, but also very inflexible from a designer's standpoint. Creating several version of the email campaign and using A/B testing was a powerful and easy-to-use feature, and the system also provides the option of automating the sending of emails once an A/B testing criteria is reached
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Amazon SES

Amazon SES 8.5
Based on 11 answers
We did not have the need of contacting Amazon for support. The documentation they provide is of great quality. Examples are easy to follow. One thing to have into consideration is we didn't have the premium support for AWS, so I can't provide details on how good or bad this service is, but in general, the basic support I had was great.
Diego Turcios Lara | TrustRadius Reviewer

Campaign Monitor

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Amazon SES

We have used a dozen services. They are almost all more expensive. Some force you to wait one week to approve/deny your account if they suspect that the email database is not legal. I have very important clients with legal databases that were rejected by other companies and could send emails from Amazon SES without problems.
Francisco Mosse | TrustRadius Reviewer

Campaign Monitor

If you compare features, they are not too dissimilar really, but we found CM to be a better fit for our business. We have tried the others previously and whilst they work fine, CM was just better suited to other systems we already had in place which made our decision easy.
Andrew Knight | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Amazon SES

  • SES is still more cost effective than other email services like Mailgun.
  • Unless we have a high-traffic month, staying within the free tier is very nice for our bottom line.
  • Not having to spend time worrying about SES reliability saves us frustration and money.
Joe Hakooz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Campaign Monitor

  • Easy to send out marketing email which has the highest return on investment of any form of marketing we do.
  • It's an easy recommendation to clients who are just getting started as part of a suite of tools we recommend that remove the barriers to being in touch with their clients and customers.
Nicholas De Salvo | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Amazon SES

General

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

Amazon SES Editions & Modules

Edition
Sending Emails from an Application Hosted in Amazon EC2Free1
Sending Emails from an Application Hosted in Amazon EC2$0.10 ($0.12)2
Sending Emails from Another Email Client or Software Package$0.10 ($0.12)3
Receiving EmailFree4
Receiving Email$0.105
  1. for first 62,000 emails
  2. for every 1,000 emails after 62,000 (for each GB of storage)
  3. for every 1,000 emails (for each GB of storage)
  4. for the first 1,000 emails
  5. for emails after the first 1,000
Additional Pricing Details

Campaign Monitor

General

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

Campaign Monitor Editions & Modules

Edition
Basic$91
Unlimited$291
Premier$1491
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon SES
8.9
Campaign Monitor
8.4

Usability

Amazon SES
Campaign Monitor
10.0

Support Rating

Amazon SES
8.5
Campaign Monitor

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