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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon SES

It is best suited for sending customized emails to users in reaction to events from other AWS services.It is less appropriate for just sending out notification emails in which case SNS should be used.
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GetResponse

GetResponse is good for marketing automation newbies that want a powerful platform without a steep learning curve. It appears to have a strong set of tools for creating automated sequences, but it's not your solution for large enterprise usage. Also, seeing as how competitive the market's become, while it's not expensive per se, it is a bit on the pricey side relative to some.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

Amazon SES
GetResponse
6.6
WYSIWYG email editor
Amazon SES
GetResponse
6.2
Dynamic content
Amazon SES
GetResponse
6.2
Ability to test dynamic content
Amazon SES
GetResponse
6.1
Landing pages
Amazon SES
GetResponse
6.8
A/B testing
Amazon SES
GetResponse
6.0
Mobile optimization
Amazon SES
GetResponse
5.7
Email deliverability
Amazon SES
GetResponse
7.5
List management
Amazon SES
GetResponse
7.5
Triggered drip sequences
Amazon SES
GetResponse
7.3

Reporting & Analytics

Amazon SES
GetResponse
7.0
Dashboards
Amazon SES
GetResponse
6.9
Standard reports
Amazon SES
GetResponse
7.7
Custom reports
Amazon SES
GetResponse
6.5

Pros

Amazon SES

  • Low cost; I do not know anyone that can match their low cost unless you are in the free tier of G-Suite for work Gmail.
  • High reliability - messages do get delivered. We have had no issues.
  • Easy to set up the basics - generate the credentials and add it to your code.
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GetResponse

  • Great deliverability--GetResponse does a great job of getting your emails to as many people as possible (rather than sending to Spam/Junk, etc.)
  • "Perfect Timing" feature--More recently, I personally use another service at our company instead of GetResponse, and the one feature I particularly miss is the "perfect timing" function, where the platform will analyze user data, time zones, etc., to deliver your email to each recipient during whatever window of time they're most likely to read it.
  • A good selection of pre-made templates. Few of them are particularly stunning, but it's good that they have a large selection to use as a jumping off point for a more customized email.
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Cons

Amazon SES

  • Could maintain a dashboard with the list of previously sent emails and their templates.
  • Amazon Simple Email Service dashboard could be made more user-friendly by including few HTML snippets so that they are readily available for testing.
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GetResponse

  • Lists are rejected on baseless grounds.
  • They recommend a service to clean lists and even after being cleaned, emails and lists are rejected.
  • They purged 80% of our email list because they were not interacting regularly enough with our emails.
  • Their drag and drop editor is set up poorly, if you have similar look and feel emails there is no way to know which you are in.
  • Often email templates do not save and you have to start over.
  • Sometimes scheduled emails don't even send.
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Likelihood to Renew

Amazon SES

No score
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GetResponse

GetResponse 9.0
Based on 2 answers
As I mentioned before. I believe that the platform is easy to use. Simple and easy process from start to finish. Email efficient and get to the client quickly. Catch errors that would prevent getting to where i need it to go. Overall great experience and would renew without question
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Alternatives Considered

Amazon SES

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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GetResponse

Not the top of the heap and certainly far from the bottom. GR is arguably one of the best solutions for Home based or small shops. It is out of the box whereas some of the others are not as complete or more difficult to unpack. It lacks some features but over-delivers on others.
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Return on Investment

Amazon SES

  • I've reduced my spendings; saved hundreds of dollars switching from all-in-one tool to Amazon SES
  • ROI has increased due to more sales and fewer spendings.
  • The increase in sales; I'm able to send more emails and more reliably.
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GetResponse

  • Moving from SFMC to GetResponse the cost savings and the ability to have scoring were well worth it.
  • Being able to automatically clean the database and manage leads was a great benefit.
  • The biggest cost was that when I left they lost the person who understood HTML and moved off of GetResponse to a more drag and drop friendly automation platform.
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Pricing Details

Amazon SES

General

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

GetResponse

General

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

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