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Amazon SES

26 Ratings

MailUp

3 Ratings

Amazon SES

26 Ratings
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Score 8.4 out of 101

MailUp

3 Ratings
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Score 8.3 out of 101

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Amazon SES

While most companies can get away with stock or lightly modified SaaS solutions, if email is absolutely core to your business, I'd recommend Amazon's Simple Email Service. It provides the lowest pricing outside of building up your own sender reputation, while providing the same flexibility and performance, especially if your application servers are already in AWS.
The drawback to all this power is that you need to dedicate engineering resources to building, modifying, and maintaining your email pipeline. If you can't justify those expenses, go with a SaaS product.
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MailUp

Great for marketing teams looking to quickly deploy emails without the need for HTML coding.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

Amazon SES
MailUp
9.5
WYSIWYG email editor
Amazon SES
MailUp
10.0
Dynamic content
Amazon SES
MailUp
10.0
Ability to test dynamic content
Amazon SES
MailUp
8.0
Mobile optimization
Amazon SES
MailUp
10.0

Pros

  • Setup was easy. It does require proof of domain control as well as a human review, but while those items are pending you are able to fully set up the system to be able to run once approval is done and not have to bounce between development and production configurations.
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  • Email marketing creation
  • Email design
  • HTML template creation
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Cons

  • SES knowledge to setup
  • Email marketing background to keep the lists with very low bounces and complaints
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  • Alt tag styling within the editor
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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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Mailup has hands down the best editor for creating responsive emails, I've tried almost everything out there and this is the best, I recommend this to colleagues all the time!
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Return on Investment

  • SES allowed us to send thousands of messages without any major concern of hitting sending limits.
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  • Faster email development
  • More team members able to contribute to the email development process
  • Better templates
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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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MailUp

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