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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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Postmark

If you are looking for an email platform to send and receive messages through, Postmark is a great solution. You are able to pull reports based on tracking and spam alerts to gain further insight.
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Pros

Amazon SES

  • Easy to send thousands of messages without worrying about scaling.
  • Very easy to understand SDK and modules in Java and Python and start sending custom emails in minutes.
  • Not a costly service. Implementing using the service and training people is really simple.
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Postmark

  • Email tracking: we often get questions from customers about if a certain message was delivered and we are able to quickly search by email address to pull the message in question up and view the status.
  • Proactive System Status Updates: if Postmark ever experiences an issue a banner is posted across the top of their webpage with the current status. You can click into the banner to be redirected to their status page to gain more insight.
  • Filtering: we can filter messages by tags which makes it helpful when looking to view a certain type of message (i.e 'DailyDigest').
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Cons

Amazon SES

  • It could be more user-friendly for non-tech-savvy people.
  • I've praised that it does not have any unnecessary features. However, some people could use implemented tools.
  • Initial limit is too low but you can lift it with no issues.
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Postmark

  • We have run into some glitches in their system that have causes messages to not get delivered or for delivery to be delayed. I'm not sure what causes this on Postmark's end but it makes for some very angry customers on our end.
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Alternatives Considered

Amazon SES

I've selected Amazon SES due to two factors. First of all, the price is really competitive. I haven't seen a better price and if you did, please send me an email. The second factor was that I do not need all those functions to track the subscriptions, sales, reports because I had that implemented on my website already. But when I did, I just simply used Sendy and voilà; you have that fancy service for cents.
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Postmark

We felt Postmark's focus on transactional emails and their use of shared domain reputation made them stand out. We also like their user interface and ability to have many virtual email servers. Pricing was competitive and after a trial we saw a big increase in deliverability rates. Therefore it was an easy decision to use Postmark over other providers.
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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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Postmark

  • Fewer support requests for "I have not received my order email!??!111"
  • More happy customers receiving their orders faster
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Pricing Details

Amazon SES

General

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

Postmark

General

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

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