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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

GetResponse

GetResponse is perfect for small to medium businesses. For a large business, it certainly could be used in some areas. One example would be for clients that are looking to get started with email marketing. I would not expect it to run a business as Salesforce or Keep. However, GetResponse is robust enough and has a solid suite of tools that would serve a medium or small business quite well. And of course, if a company is just looking for an email marketing solution GetResponse would be ideal. And to go even further, depending on the level of service you use, GetResponse has the potential to do things you might have been using separate tools for. Building funnels, the ability to host webinars, building landing pages. It's all there and it is priced very well.
Jeff Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

Amazon SES
GetResponse
8.3
WYSIWYG email editor
Amazon SES
GetResponse
7.8
Dynamic content
Amazon SES
GetResponse
7.8
Ability to test dynamic content
Amazon SES
GetResponse
8.3
Landing pages
Amazon SES
GetResponse
8.5
A/B testing
Amazon SES
GetResponse
8.5
Mobile optimization
Amazon SES
GetResponse
7.9
Email deliverability reporting
Amazon SES
GetResponse
9.0
List management
Amazon SES
GetResponse
8.9
Triggered drip sequences
Amazon SES
GetResponse
7.7

Reporting & Analytics

Amazon SES
GetResponse
7.9
Dashboards
Amazon SES
GetResponse
8.3
Standard reports
Amazon SES
GetResponse
8.3
Custom reports
Amazon SES
GetResponse
7.2

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

GetResponse

  • Email creation—A simple interface and a variety of tools make it easy to create very attractive emails quickly.
  • List building—GetResponse is ideal for setting-up and using any number of segmented lists/
  • Forms and landing pages—These tools are also fairly strong, however, GetResponse (ironically) does not provide responsive forms for mobile, which I would think would be an urgent problem. They have so far not addressed it.
  • Customer support—Customer support via chat and email is strong. It's disappointing the company has pulled the plug on live phone-in support.
Barry Feldman | 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

GetResponse

  • The email editor is kind of a nightmare. Elements don't move or behave how you'd expect, the font choices are limited and pretty lame, adding new elements is difficult or often impossible... the whole thing feels 5+ years outdated. Buggy, slow, and extremely limited in functionality.
  • The entire UI feels similarly outdated and slow--just seems like GetResponse hasn't kept up with the curve of the market in terms of performance or aesthetics.
Brock Ross | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon SES

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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
Elizabeth Fishman | 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

GetResponse

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

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.
David Faustina | 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

GetResponse

  • It allowed to take the advertising campaigns to a real audience that is totally interested in our products and services.
  • It brought improvements in the design of our advertising campaigns, achieving more customer satisfaction.
  • It allowed us to improve sales in a general way.
Rebeca Peña | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

GetResponse

General

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

GetResponse Editions & Modules

Edition
Basic$10.461
Plus$34.151
Professional$69.001
  1. *per month
Additional Pricing Details
*Billed annually.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon SES
8.9
GetResponse
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon SES
GetResponse
9.0

Support Rating

Amazon SES
8.5
GetResponse

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