Send thousands of emails -- pay a buck
Arnas Kazlauskas | TrustRadius Reviewer
April 17, 2017

Send thousands of emails -- pay a buck

Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Amazon Simple Email Service

I'm working for a hosting company and it's no secret that usual hosting providers do not let their users send mass emails. So when our clients constantly exceed the limits, I suggest them to look into Amazon SES. Most of them thank me because they have never heard about Amazon SES. Also, I've been personally using Amazon SES for over 3 years now and it's a live saver! I've sent thousands of emails without any issues and Amazon SES is exactly what I needed.
  • Amazon SES is a simple service that's not bloated with unnecessary features.
  • It's fast and reliable. You can literally send thousands of emails without any issue.
  • 10 cents for 1000 emails? The price is just simply amazing!
  • It could be more user-friendly for non-tech-savvy people.
  • I've praised that it does not have any unnecessary features. However, some people could use implemented tools.
  • Initial limit is too low but you can lift it with no issues.
  • I've reduced my spendings; saved hundreds of dollars switching from all-in-one tool to Amazon SES
  • ROI has increased due to more sales and fewer spendings.
  • The increase in sales; I'm able to send more emails and more reliably.
I've selected Amazon SES due to two factors. First of all, the price is really competitive. I haven't seen a better price and if you did, please send me an email. The second factor was that I do not need all those functions to track the subscriptions, sales, reports because I had that implemented on my website already. But when I did, I just simply used Sendy and voilà; you have that fancy service for cents.
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Amazon Simple Email Service (SES) shines if you just want to send bulk mail and you do not want to pay any monthly fees for the software that you won't use. You pay exactly for what you use -- to send emails. Amazon SES is extremely reliable, I haven't seen any bounces that were on their end.

Speaking about features that are lacking; if you do not have software to send and track all the subscriptions, you may want to look into services that have that implemented already. Personally, I'm using Amazon SES as my SMTP server and Sendy to track all the subscriptions, statistics, reports and all the other features. The price difference between putting several products together and using all-in-one product is huge. Therefore, hands down to Amazon SES for [being] such a great product.