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Amazon SES

26 Ratings

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Amazon SES

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Score 8.4 out of 101

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Score 7.6 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon SES

SES is truly a "simple" email sender. It's focused on the actual technology behind sending emails, and sending emails that appear that they genuinely come from a specific domain. This is awesome if you've got some developers to implement the technology to make this kind of service valuable. However, if you don't know how to write code to conform to an API, or how DNS records work – steer clear. This is not for the faint of heart.
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GetResponse

GetResponse is well-suited for building extremely basic emails in industries where design may be less of a concern--business-to-business in the industrial sector, maybe? For emails going straight to consumers where design needs to be pleasant, and directly lead to a sale, I wouldn't recommend GetResponse. Other more powerful and up-to-date email services will do a much better job helping the average person create a beautiful and functional newsletter.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

Amazon SES
GetResponse
7.0
WYSIWYG email editor
Amazon SES
GetResponse
6.7
Dynamic content
Amazon SES
GetResponse
6.2
Ability to test dynamic content
Amazon SES
GetResponse
6.0
Landing pages
Amazon SES
GetResponse
6.9
A/B testing
Amazon SES
GetResponse
6.5
Mobile optimization
Amazon SES
GetResponse
6.3
Email deliverability
Amazon SES
GetResponse
8.4
List management
Amazon SES
GetResponse
8.3
Triggered drip sequences
Amazon SES
GetResponse
8.1

Reporting & Analytics

Amazon SES
GetResponse
7.3
Dashboards
Amazon SES
GetResponse
7.1
Standard reports
Amazon SES
GetResponse
8.0
Custom reports
Amazon SES
GetResponse
6.8

Pros

  • 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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  • If you understand coding the ability to use dynamic content based on smart searches was very useful.
  • The drop and drag workflows were very easy to create and use
  • Allowed for simple automation and nurture campaigns to occur off of events
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Cons

  • 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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  • While the documentation is good, some processes are not particularly intuitive.
  • Adding contacts manually is somewhat confusing and tedious.
  • The marketing automation list of website visitors is a contact list as opposed to a report.
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GetResponse9.0
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Its comfortable for us and easy to use. Sending out emails is easy as pie and enjoyable. I would recommend
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Alternatives Considered

The process of setting up Amazon was really easy and straightforward compared to Mandrill.
And right now Mandrill is an add-on in MailChimp, so no longer a real alternative.
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Automational was discontinued. Customer service was much better with GetResponse than with Agile. Agile's customer service was very bad - made me feel inadequate, They treated me like a new customer even though I had been doing email marketing for over ten years. They severely limited my email marketing initially. I did not understand it and was arguing with an empty wall.
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Return on Investment

  • 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.
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  • GetResponse really helped me grow me list and develop relationships with my prospects and 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
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GetResponse

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
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