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Amazon SES

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Score 8.2 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

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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SendinBlue

If you send emails or SMS messages to client lists, especially newsletters then I prefer SendinBlue to many other competitors as their pricing was simply better for the value. If you need RSS to Email where your Blog RSS Feed auto delivers to email subscribers then this service is not a fit as this feature is not supported. This service also doesn't have features to auto notify/send out an online newsletter to social media.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

Amazon SES
SendinBlue
7.5
WYSIWYG email editor
Amazon SES
SendinBlue
8.0
Dynamic content
Amazon SES
SendinBlue
7.8
Ability to test dynamic content
Amazon SES
SendinBlue
7.2
Landing pages
Amazon SES
SendinBlue
6.0
A/B testing
Amazon SES
SendinBlue
6.5
Mobile optimization
Amazon SES
SendinBlue
7.6
Email deliverability
Amazon SES
SendinBlue
8.0
List management
Amazon SES
SendinBlue
8.1
Triggered drip sequences
Amazon SES
SendinBlue
8.0

Reporting & Analytics

Amazon SES
SendinBlue
7.7
Dashboards
Amazon SES
SendinBlue
8.0
Standard reports
Amazon SES
SendinBlue
8.3
Custom reports
Amazon SES
SendinBlue
6.8

Pros

  • DKIM signing for all messages. This absolutely maximizes the probability of a message reaching a user's inbox, and not the spam folder.
  • API *and* SMTP access, making it possible to connect any system to SES. No matter what programming language or what server, there is always a library for sending e-mail messages that is compatible with SES.
  • SES makes it trivial to send thousands of e-mails from known mail servers. No longer do you have to worry about your server's IP address being blacklisted because it originated too many e-mails.
  • Incredible credential management for increased security. With IAM, you can create API keys (or SMTP credentials) for each individual piece of an infrastructure, making debugging very easy.
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  • Layout options and editable layouts. Many newsletter options we tried didn't have too much capability for layout, which could be fine for e-commerce but not for publishing.
  • Clear reporting on the dashboard, and per newsletter sent out.
  • Pricing: the only option we found that charges for emails sent vs. subscriber base. As we do not send emails every day, just once a week, we felt unfairly priced at our send rate with many competitors.
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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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  • Template updates: I would like to see them rotate or add a few template options for seasonal celebrations. For some of my users, they work off of templates and it would be nice to get a few new options from time to time. But this is not a big deal or deal breaker. They offer enough standard.
  • Video tutorials: not a huge thing, but for visual learners, a few video tutorials would be helpful when onboarding new users.
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Likelihood to Renew

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SendinBlue9.4
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

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SendinBlue9.2
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

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SendinBlue9.1
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

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SendinBlue9.1
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

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SendinBlue9.0
Based on 4 answers
I had contacted customer support regarding adding extra credit to my account. I was able to get a response within 24 hours from someone who knew what they were talking about.
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Implementation

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SendinBlue10.0
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

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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SIB offers a simple interface that helps you create great emails that get into the right inbox, every time. If you want a flashy interface that is only that, seek another provider. If you want a serious and top-notch email marketing program, SIB delivers in a big way. I have come to trust this provider and applaud them for developing a solid, secure and sturdy solution that gets our CTA out to those who buy. Give it a try and I am confident you will thank yourself for making such a wise choice in the selection of your email marketing program
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Scalability

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SendinBlue9.1
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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

  • 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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  • We are able to reach our followers with ease and get more people at our events
  • Anyone in our organization can draft an email and send it with relative ease
  • This has given us a more reliable means of emailing our constituency
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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
Amazon SES
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
SendinBlue
Edition
Free
0.001
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.