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Score 9.8 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

Mad Mimi

Mad Mimi is perfect for scheduling remainder emails. For instance, if you need to remind a client about a pending order next week, you can schedule the remainder email today and it will be sent exactly the date and time you want it to even if you are out of office. If you need to contact thousands of people at a time, Mad Mimi can be used to send the emails all at once to all of them, especially for marketing purposes and newsletter purposes.
deba omoluru | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

Amazon SES
Mad Mimi
7.9
WYSIWYG email editor
Amazon SES
Mad Mimi
9.5
Dynamic content
Amazon SES
Mad Mimi
9.6
Ability to test dynamic content
Amazon SES
Mad Mimi
9.6
Landing pages
Amazon SES
Mad Mimi
7.4
A/B testing
Amazon SES
Mad Mimi
10.0
Mobile optimization
Amazon SES
Mad Mimi
4.1
Email deliverability reporting
Amazon SES
Mad Mimi
9.3
List management
Amazon SES
Mad Mimi
3.1
Triggered drip sequences
Amazon SES
Mad Mimi
8.2

Reporting & Analytics

Amazon SES
Mad Mimi
7.9
Dashboards
Amazon SES
Mad Mimi
7.9
Standard reports
Amazon SES
Mad Mimi
7.7
Custom reports
Amazon SES
Mad Mimi
8.0

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

Mad Mimi

  • I've been on the free plan for years and it has suited me very well. It's reliable and has all the core features I need at the moment. Considering how all the online tools can add up, this is right for my business.
  • Mad Mimi has a super-simple interface, and it's drag and drop, so I don't have to spend a lot of time designing each email. Although you can customize with your logo and colors.
  • There are several free add-ons, which allow for a limited amount of automation. I would recommend taking advantage of the RSS feed, webform, and drip campaign features.
  • You can segment your list into as many groups as you like, which makes for more effective email marketing.
Robbin Block | 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

Mad Mimi

  • The ease on adding links, such as unsubscribe links, is not as easy as it is with other email service providers. Creating simple tags that take the place of a link could help a lot, especially for those not as familiar with HTML.
  • Perhaps a way of archiving old emails, or hiding them from the past emails area. It can look a bit cluttered, and can be confusing in some circumstances.
  • Providing some learning material, or at least a more thorough overview of email marketing, and the user interface would be of great use to beginners.
Tyler Hanlon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon SES

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Mad Mimi

Mad Mimi 10.0
Based on 5 answers
Pretty simple, I know I'm getting what I pay for and a little more. Although simple and easy for the new user; a more seasoned marketer can still get the most from MadMimi. Especially if the primary purpose is to generate strong brand loyalty with effective communication that integrates your various outlets: MadMimi makes it easy for your customer to pick-up what the business owner wants to relay.
Ehren Muhammad | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Amazon SES

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Mad Mimi

Mad Mimi 9.0
Based on 2 answers
I find it very easy to use just like my colleagues too. The learning curve is straight forward.
deba omoluru | 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

Mad Mimi

Mad Mimi 8.0
Based on 2 answers
My issues are usually quickly resolved and their support staffs are very knowledgeable on the software generally
deba omoluru | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Mad Mimi

Constant Contact is the Goliath of the industry and to us, it was unnecessarily complex and expensive. We chose Mad Mimi, after looking at several other new offerings and we've been extremely satisfied with our choice of Mad Mimi.
Jackie Bassett | 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

Mad Mimi

  • I've spent 3 years creating blog posts, and it is only now encompassing the breath that allows me to draw upon this pieces as a reusable resource, but now this is happening.
  • I preferred the Mad Mimi platform to Mail Chimp, and I suspect it continues to offer advantages. I felt Mad Mimi did themselves a disservice by failing to support their free subscriber service to the same extent that Mail Chimp does. When one's mail list gets sufficiently large, then it does pay to pay them, but not in the context I was using it.
  • It seems that Mad Mimi is targeting direct marketing purposes, as this is a use where ROI is more easily measured.
Lincoln Stoller, PhD, CHt | 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

Mad Mimi

General

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

Mad Mimi Editions & Modules

Edition
Basic$10.001
Pro$42.001
Silver$199.001
Gold$1049.001
  1. Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon SES
8.9
Mad Mimi
9.8

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon SES
Mad Mimi
10.0

Usability

Amazon SES
Mad Mimi
9.0

Support Rating

Amazon SES
8.5
Mad Mimi
8.0

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