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Amazon SNS

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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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SendPulse

SendPulse is great if you want to connect with your list on a more personal basis, and making sure that your email reaches your subscriber when it is best for him/her. You can also use the SMS function (though I haven't used it yet). Let's say you have clients and want to send a message to them automatically on their birthday, SendPulse allows you to do that. It allows you to add in specific fields that are relevant to you, in order to customise your messaging as much as you want and need.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

Amazon SNS
SendPulse
8.7
WYSIWYG email editor
Amazon SNS
SendPulse
8.9
Dynamic content
Amazon SNS
SendPulse
8.5
Ability to test dynamic content
Amazon SNS
SendPulse
8.3
A/B testing
Amazon SNS
SendPulse
8.6
Mobile optimization
Amazon SNS
SendPulse
9.0
Email deliverability
Amazon SNS
SendPulse
9.3
List management
Amazon SNS
SendPulse
8.5
Triggered drip sequences
Amazon SNS
SendPulse
8.3

Reporting & Analytics

Amazon SNS
SendPulse
8.7
Dashboards
Amazon SNS
SendPulse
9.0
Standard reports
Amazon SNS
SendPulse
8.9
Custom reports
Amazon SNS
SendPulse
8.1

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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  • SendPulse allows to connect with subscribers at the best time for each subscriber, which I haven't found anywhere else. What I mean is that if one of your subscribers reads emails at 8am, and another one at 2pm, SendPulse will automatically sends emails at that time when you subscriber reads emails. This is fantastic to increase your open rate!
  • It is easy to use, create a template for a newsletter, create auto-responders, create different unsubscribe pages.
  • It is easy to add any field you need to your CRM in SendPulse, so that you can target the people in your list more effectively.
  • Customer support is very fast and friendly (always a plus :-) ). I usually get an answer within 10 minutes to an hour to any question I have.
  • SendPulse allows to create a win-win situation when an email goes out, and avoid "spammy" situations with subscribers.
  • SendPulse has a great quality-price (have a look for yourself, but it's one of the cheapest on the market right now, and with the many features that are included, I personally find it's a steal)
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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'd love a tutorial through videos showing how to make the most out of SendPulse. It's amazing and there are probably many functionalities I don't know how to use.
  • I'd love to see an integration of SendPulse with the Bloom plugin from Elegant Themes.
  • I'd love to receive emails with best practices from other customers using SendPulse.
  • I'd love to see an integration where SendPulse goes to compile information available on subscribers from social media, like Mailchimp does.
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Likelihood to Renew

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SendPulse9.1
Based on 1 answer
Because I love how easy and intuitive SendPulse is.
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Usability

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SendPulse8.2
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I find that overall SendPulse is very intuitive to use and the support is there to help you out in case you don't find how to do what you wish to do. The drag and drop functionalities make it easy to create the newsletters you want. Every field is explained and small tutorials are included to show you how to create a new template, newsletter, etc. which makes it very easy to use.
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Support

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SendPulse9.1
Based on 1 answer
Every time I contacted the support team with a question or a problem, they were very fast in replying and helping me out solve it. Usually latest within 10 minutes I would receive a first answer, and the problem would get solved on the same day.
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Implementation

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SendPulse8.2
Based on 1 answer
When implementing SendPulse, it is a good idea to have a transition phase where you still use both systems, in case anything goes wrong.
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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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When I used this application for the very first time I got impressed with its richness. Its richness helped us in creating our brand image. And along with it we get SMS integration which is very helpful for contacting our customers instantly. So I chose this software for email campaigns.
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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 found only positive impact on my business objectives till now. It helped me to grow my revenue by 300% in last 1 year.
  • SendPulse provides richness in my e-mail contents and that richness gives some premium quotient to my company as a brand.
  • It helped me to increase my subscribers from 2500 to 7000 in last 1 year.
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Pricing Details

Amazon SNS

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

SendPulse

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details
Pricing starts from $9 a month and depends on the number of messages you send.