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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon SES

If you're working with an AWS infrastructure this is the best move, as you will get great benefits from using it and your development team will feel that they know what they're doing. If you're not using AWS, this probably can be a problem, as you will not get the 62,000 emails for free, or developers will feel a little strange working with different technologies.
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SendinBlue

SendinBlue is great for simple email marketing, especially for small businesses. It's very easy to get the account setup and create an email compared to other services like MailChimp. It's also very user-friendly for those who may not be technically savvy. If you have a much larger scale email list or regularly import lists from outside SendinBlue, then you may want to look elsewhere. SendinBlue is great if you stay within the system, but can cause trouble if you import email lists outside of the system.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

Amazon SES
SendinBlue
7.6
WYSIWYG email editor
Amazon SES
SendinBlue
8.2
Dynamic content
Amazon SES
SendinBlue
8.2
Ability to test dynamic content
Amazon SES
SendinBlue
7.1
Landing pages
Amazon SES
SendinBlue
6.0
A/B testing
Amazon SES
SendinBlue
6.5
Mobile optimization
Amazon SES
SendinBlue
8.0
Email deliverability
Amazon SES
SendinBlue
8.5
List management
Amazon SES
SendinBlue
8.3
Triggered drip sequences
Amazon SES
SendinBlue
8.1

Reporting & Analytics

Amazon SES
SendinBlue
7.7
Dashboards
Amazon SES
SendinBlue
8.0
Standard reports
Amazon SES
SendinBlue
8.4
Custom reports
Amazon SES
SendinBlue
6.8

Pros

Amazon SES

  • SES is highly reliable. Haven't had any issues that I know of.
  • It is extremely cost effective. Most of the time we stay under the free tier which is nice!
  • Once set up, it's pretty much hands free. Haven't had to adjust old code... ever.
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SendinBlue

  • Fast newsletter delivery to a large subscriber base
  • Fair pricing allows small companies to get use of the features with a small subscriber base and then scale up as their subscriber base grows.
  • APIs allow you to fully automate the process of generating and delivering newsletters. My web staff updates the website information, and sends the newsletter from my website back end. They do not ever even have to log in to SendinBlue. This creates a level of simplicity that prevents errors.
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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.
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SendinBlue

  • Would like to have emails sent directly from our server (without extra charge). We noticed recently emails now come from sendinblue.com vs. a server with a series of numbers so this is a definite improvement!
  • Would like to see our actual subscriber base number (total minus blacklist)
  • Was initially difficult to figure out how to create newsletter signup to match the layout of our website but eventually our developer figured out a workaround.
  • Sometimes when you click on the editing box, you end up going out to the hyperlink specified instead of edit box, this is sometimes annoying.
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Likelihood to Renew

Amazon SES

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SendinBlue

SendinBlue 9.4
Based on 4 answers
SendinBlue is providing an excellent value to my business by simplifying and speeding up the way that we interact with our customers
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Usability

Amazon SES

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SendinBlue

SendinBlue 9.2
Based on 2 answers
I am a web designer and systems admin. I have not found anything with this system that was hard to use. Other systems make it hard to do simple tasks and is very limiting. SendinBlue doesn't limit you.
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Reliability and Availability

Amazon SES

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SendinBlue

SendinBlue 9.1
Based on 1 answer
I have never had any planned outages in the time I have been using the software and have had no issues with accessing it.
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Performance

Amazon SES

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SendinBlue

SendinBlue 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Everything loads very quickly, it saves as you go along so you're unlikely to loose work if your computer fails. Reports are there immediately too so you're able to act quickly on customer engagement.
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Support

Amazon SES

Amazon SES 8.4
Based on 5 answers
The support from AWS has always been good. There is no complaint from my organization. Also, the documentation is very good so I don't find any difficulties in this. So overall it is a very easy and smooth process to adapt.
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SendinBlue

SendinBlue 9.0
Based on 4 answers
These people helped me identify errors when setting up DKIM and were more than helpful in trying to diagnose low open rates with a few campaigns identifying where improvement can be made and how to more effectively manage contact lists. The support is excellent.
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Implementation

Amazon SES

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SendinBlue

SendinBlue 10.0
Based on 1 answer
If you follow all the steps of the setup process they give you, any one can set this up in about 1 - 2 hours.
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Alternatives Considered

Amazon SES

I'd recommend SendGrid and MailChimp to most smaller business that can't dedicate engineers solely to their email pipeline. The price/value ration is fair and the tools are fairly flexible for the intended use cases. It's often a good idea to start to start there and only pivot later when needed.
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SendinBlue

*Previously our department was working with Mailchimp and it was a good experience. We were looking for something that would allow us to be known throughout the country effectively and we decided to implement SendinBlue as a new method of campaign automation in marketing since it has unique functions that make our campaigns look very attractive.
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Scalability

Amazon SES

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SendinBlue

SendinBlue 9.1
Based on 1 answer
They have multiple options for upgrading bigger senders or if you need more emails sent in a month.
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Return on Investment

Amazon SES

  • Our cost of sending emails is negligible.
  • We have very high confidence in our email delivery.
  • The speed of sending is awesome. We have sent out thousands of emails in minutes - once we sent out mail as a shout out to dormant users- and it worked very well.
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SendinBlue

  • Deliverability: SIB protects their sending IP and this shows with the rate of delivery. Junk senders are cautioned, this is not the solution for you.
  • Simplicity: Cut the time it takes to get professional email campaigns out to your audience. Less time = less labor expense.
  • All in one solution allows you to capture and maintain both SMTP and SMS under one program and this has made segmentation and campaigning less annoying and tedious.
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Pricing Details

Amazon SES

General

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

Amazon SES Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

SendinBlue

General

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

SendinBlue Editions & Modules

Edition
Free0.001
Micro$252
Bronze$393
Silver$664
Gold$1735
Platinum$3346
Diamond$6037
  1. 600 / Day
  2. 40,000 / Month
  3. 60,000 / Month
  4. 120,000 / Month
  5. 350,000 / Month
  6. 750,000 / Month
  7. 3 Million / Month
Additional Pricing Details
SendinBlue pricing is based on the number of email messages sent, rather than the number of contacts you keep in your account. Try SendinBlue with a free account and send up to 9,000 emails per month (300 emails per day). As your business grows, you can upgrade to a plan that meets your needs without breaking the bank! Send up to 40,000 emails per month for just $7.37 -- or send even more emails at great prices.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon SES
8.9
SendinBlue
8.5

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon SES
SendinBlue
9.4

Usability

Amazon SES
SendinBlue
9.2

Reliability and Availability

Amazon SES
SendinBlue
9.1

Performance

Amazon SES
SendinBlue
9.1

Support

Amazon SES
8.4
SendinBlue
9.0

Implementation

Amazon SES
SendinBlue
10.0

Scalability

Amazon SES
SendinBlue
9.1

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