Easy to use!
Diego Turcios Lara | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 05, 2019

Easy to use!

Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Amazon Simple Email Service

We decide to use Amazon Simple Email Service for our email service, as we were having all of our infrastructure running in AWS, and we really think this was the best move. Working on a specific web application and we need it to send emails, so for developers was really easy to interact with AWS SDK for implementing the changes. For operation, this was a great option also, as the price is really low, and this is a great plus compare to other services in the market.
  • If you're running your applications in a EC2, the first 62,000 emails are free.
  • Pay as you go is a great feature.
  • No cons! Great service and and easy to use.
  • Basically, we're not paying for this, as our web application doesn't send more than 40,000 emails during the month.
  • Easy implementation for developers.
We really thought of using Mail Chimp, and have used it before in the past, but the advantage of Amazon Simple Email Service is that we were using AWS infrastructure for these web applications. We had the instances running in EC2, our database was an RDS and Logs Cloudwatch, so it was better to continue using the services we had, instead of bringing different technology to the project.
We did not have the need of contacting Amazon for support. The documentation they provide is of great quality. Examples are easy to follow. One thing to have into consideration is we didn't have the premium support for AWS, so I can't provide details on how good or bad this service is, but in general, the basic support I had was great.

Do you think Amazon Simple Email Service delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Amazon Simple Email Service's feature set?

Yes

Did Amazon Simple Email Service live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Amazon Simple Email Service go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Amazon Simple Email Service again?

Yes

If you're working with an AWS infrastructure this is the best move, as you will get great benefits from using it and your development team will feel that they know what they're doing. If you're not using AWS, this probably can be a problem, as you will not get the 62,000 emails for free, or developers will feel a little strange working with different technologies.