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Amazon SNS

Amazon SNS is great for at least two use-cases: building cheap, non-emergency alerts, and decoupling services with pub/sub messaging. SNS is great for creating email notifications in minutes for alerts that are not worthy of PagerDuty. Subscribing multiple AWS Lambda functions to a topic is a great way to decouple features.
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SendPulse

If you have a problem with open rates, or maybe your database is not so responsive, Sendpulse is the best solution.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

Amazon SNS
SendPulse
8.6
WYSIWYG email editor
Amazon SNS
SendPulse
9.0
Dynamic content
Amazon SNS
SendPulse
8.5
Ability to test dynamic content
Amazon SNS
SendPulse
8.1
A/B testing
Amazon SNS
SendPulse
8.3
Mobile optimization
Amazon SNS
SendPulse
9.0
Email deliverability
Amazon SNS
SendPulse
9.2
List management
Amazon SNS
SendPulse
8.4
Triggered drip sequences
Amazon SNS
SendPulse
8.1

Reporting & Analytics

Amazon SNS
SendPulse
8.8
Dashboards
Amazon SNS
SendPulse
9.0
Standard reports
Amazon SNS
SendPulse
8.9
Custom reports
Amazon SNS
SendPulse
8.3

Pros

  • The AWS Lambda SNS trigger is great. Subscribing multiple Lambda functions to an SNS topic is a nice way to decouple features.
  • SNS is fully-managed. Our team is too small to manage our own pub/sub infrastructure.
  • Subscribing email endpoints to SNS topics and integrating topics with CloudWatch alerts is very easy; we create more non-emergency notifications than we would without SNS.
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  • Very easy A/B Testing feature with subject
  • Push notification feature (love it!)
  • Great customer support
  • Artificial Intelligence feature!
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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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  • More webinars or short (and concise) videos describing the features
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SendPulse9.1
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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
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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
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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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SendPulse's artificial intelligence feature and the easy but powerful A/B Testing feature helps us test many subject ideas for our subscribers. The other similar product in the email marketing field doesn't have push notifications on the browser. Push notification is not and overcrowded field like email or SMS.
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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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  • Better open-rate - we have 1.5 times better open rate for our email campaigns launched with SendPulse.
  • 40% more cost effective - in comparison to 3 separate tools we used previously for our email, SMS and push campaigns.
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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.