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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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Postmark

It is well suited for transactional emails and emails that you need to ensure reach your user quickly. It is not well suited to emails that are marketing based or for newsletters etc. The emails must be transactional since the domain reputation is one of their highest priorities.
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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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  • Transactional Emails.
  • Great user interface. Easy to manage templates and see activity.
  • High deliverability rates. Seen much better deliverability scores then when we had our own dedicated IP.
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Cons

  • SES does not seem to have any major issues at the moment, it's an email relay service and it does that job swimmingly.
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  • I wish there was an annual payment option. Currently, you can only pay monthly.
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Alternatives Considered

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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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

  • 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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  • Decreased Email deliverability problems and support. This has led to decreased support costs
  • Our customers are much more likely to get these email and not have things get caught in spam. Led to happier 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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Postmark

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