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Amazon SNS

3 Ratings

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Amazon SNS

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Score 7.6 out of 101

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Score 7.5 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon SNS

It is well suited for generic push notification requirements. It can be quickly created and modified to best suit your application at any given moment. However for any notification service that needs to be highly customizable for a specific deployment should be implemented through a competing or custom built service run on company servers
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PushCrew

Honestly, I think the pricing model is very fair. Especially compared to some competing services. The quality of the statistics provided is very good and useful too. I just wish that we had more time to use the service, but the site owner decided to move onto other projects. I did like that we could easily send new marketing ideas directly to previous visitors vs just blind emailing to a list of registrants.
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Pros

  • Super simple setup and deployment. You can have a new service set up within minutes and in a serverless environment as well
  • Well documented and incredibly easy to use. There are available APIs in almost every relevant language and are all well documented by AWS. Getting any team up to date on their new Notification architecture shouldn't take longer than a day.
  • Being managed by AWS themselves makes the service highly available in every possible way. Your SNS deployment is almost guaranteed to never go down without you ever lifting a finger to make it so.
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  • It easily allows distributing marketing information across registered users.
  • It is very easy to use.
  • It requires little or no knowledge (learning curve).
  • It gives us yet another angle to approach customer contact.
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Cons

  • The AWS website UI could use some definite improvement. The website itself is very clunky and hard to navigate and always seems to have the wrong information in the wrong places. It is a monstrous task trying to make a website as complicated as AWS look simple and easy to navigate but even with some minor improvements it would become much more user and beginner friendly.
  • Troubleshooting can be very difficult when encountering an issue with SNS and often many AWS services. By having all of your infrastructure in the cloud, it makes troubleshooting networking problems quite complicated. On top of this, aws provides little return information when a message fails to send, leaving a lot of guesswork to be done on your part to fix the issue.
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  • I actually don't have any issues with the use of PushCrew at this time. I am happy with it.
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I never accessed support, but I did use the help files to get the service implemented and they were helpful and informative enough that I did not need to use individual support for any purposes. My rating therefore is kind of in the "indifferent" scale only because I did not use it at all.
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Alternatives Considered

SNS is much more customizable compared to SES and allows for many more delivery methods. While it is better for email-based notification services, not being able to send notifications via SMS limits your app functionality considerably. Being able to switch message delivery types is an invaluable tool for any application deployment
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Return on Investment

  • Positive from the cost savings of the service itself
  • Positive from the labor savings from both the ease of setup and learning curve of the programmers
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  • I have no data on that since the company that this was implemented for has since folded.
  • It would have been a very good thing to increase sales if we had the chance to actually use it more, but we shut the site down...
  • The more things we could add to our marketing mix (especially low cost ones) the better off we would be.
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Pricing Details

Amazon SNS

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

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

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