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Alternatives to Amazon SES

Twilio SendGrid, Mailgun, Mailchimp, Amazon SNS, and Mandrill are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Amazon SES.
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What is Amazon SES and what are its top alternatives?

Amazon SES eliminates the complexity and expense of building an in-house email solution or licensing, installing, and operating a third-party email service. The service integrates with other AWS services, making it easy to send emails from applications being hosted on services such as Amazon EC2.
Amazon SES is a tool in the Transactional Email category of a tech stack.

Top Alternatives to Amazon SES

  • Twilio SendGrid

    Twilio SendGrid

    Twilio SendGrid's cloud-based email infrastructure relieves businesses of the cost and complexity of maintaining custom email systems. Twilio SendGrid provides reliable delivery, scalability & real-time analytics along with flexible API's. ...

  • Mailgun

    Mailgun

    Mailgun is a set of powerful APIs that allow you to send, receive, track and store email effortlessly. ...

  • Mailchimp

    Mailchimp

    MailChimp helps you design email newsletters, share them on social networks, integrate with services you already use, and track your results. It's like your own personal publishing platform. ...

  • Amazon SNS

    Amazon SNS

    Amazon Simple Notification Service makes it simple and cost-effective to push to mobile devices such as iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, and internet connected smart devices, as well as pushing to other distributed services. Besides pushing cloud notifications directly to mobile devices, SNS can also deliver notifications by SMS text message or email, to Simple Queue Service (SQS) queues, or to any HTTP endpoint. ...

  • Mandrill

    Mandrill

    Mandrill is a new way for apps to send transactional email. It runs on the delivery infrastructure that powers MailChimp. ...

  • AWeber

    AWeber

    It is an email marketing service provider with over 100,000 small business clients world wide. It helps people keep in touch with the subscribers who have requested to be on their mailing list. ...

  • Amazon Pinpoint

    Amazon Pinpoint

    Amazon Pinpoint makes it easy to run targeted campaigns to drive user engagement in mobile apps. Amazon Pinpoint helps you understand user behavior, define which users to target, determine which messages to send, schedule the best time to deliver the messages, and then track the results of your campaign. ...

  • Gmail

    Gmail

    An easy to use email app that saves you time and keeps your messages safe. Get your messages instantly via push notifications, read and respond online & offline, and find any message quickly. ...

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Twilio SendGrid logo

Twilio SendGrid

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Email Delivery. Simplified.
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PROS OF TWILIO SENDGRID
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    Easy setup
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    Cheap and simple
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    Easy email integration!
  • 86
    Reliable
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    Well-documented
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    Generous free allowance to get you started
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    Trackable
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    Heroku add-on
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    Azure add-on
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    Better support for third party integrations
  • 6
    Simple installation
  • 6
    Free plan
  • 4
    Great client libraries
  • 4
    Helpful evangelist staff
  • 3
    Great support
  • 3
    Better customer support than the competition
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    Great add-ons
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    Scalable
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    Nice dashboard
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    Web editor for templates
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    Cool setup
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    Free
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    Within integration
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    Easy set up
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    Great customer support
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    Google cloud messaging
CONS OF TWILIO SENDGRID
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    No Terraform provider
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    Google analytics integration is not campaign-specific
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    Shared IP blacklist removal takes months
  • 0
    Shares IP blacklist removal

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Sr. Engineer at StackShare · | 4 upvotes · 48.5K views

At StackShare we were discussing how to increase the retention of our newly signed up users. We hypothesized that if we made certain changes to the emails in our on-boarding process we could increase our retention and activation of users.

We decided to use sendwithus because it offered us the ability to A/B test our transactional emails. We also utilized the sendwithus analytics dashboard to gain real time insight into the performance of our email campaigns. Furthermore sendwithus has a Rails gem that allowed us to easily integrate the product into our application. We were also able to integrate sendwithus with our SendGrid account. #ABTestingAnalytics #TransactionalEmail

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Julien DeFrance
Principal Software Engineer at Tophatter · | 3 upvotes · 493.5K views

Nexmo vs Twilio ?

Back in the early days at SmartZip Analytics, that evaluation had - for whatever reason - been made by Product Management. Some developers might have been consulted, but we hadn't made the final call and some key engineering aspects of it were omitted.

When revamping the platform, I made sure to flip the decision process how it should be. Business provided an input but Engineering lead the way and has the final say on all implementation matters. My engineers and I decided on re-evaluating the criteria and vendor selection. Not only did we need SMS support, but were we not thinking about #VoiceAndSms support as the use cases evolved.

Also, on an engineering standpoint, SDK mattered. Nexmo didn't have any. Twilio did. No-one would ever want to re-build from scratch integration layers vendors should naturally come up with and provide their customers with.

Twilio won on all fronts. Including costs and implementation timelines. No-one even noticed the vendor switch.

Many years later, Twilio demonstrated its position as a leader by holding conferences in the Bay Area, announcing features like Twilio Functions. Even acquired Authy which we also used for 2FA. Twilio's growth has been amazing. Its recent acquisition of SendGrid continues to show it.

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Mailgun logo

Mailgun

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The Email Service for Developers.
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PROS OF MAILGUN
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    Quick email integration
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    Easy setup
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    Ridiculously reliable
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    Extensive apis
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    Great for parsing inbound emails
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    Nice UI
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    Developer-centric
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    Excellent customer support
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    Heroku Add-on
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    Easy to view logs of sent emails
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    Email mailbox management for developers
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    Great customer support, love rackspace
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    Great documentation
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    Great PHP library
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    Better than sendgrid not ask too many question
CONS OF MAILGUN
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    Cost
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    No HTTPS tracking links supported
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    Emails go to spam due to blacklisted IP's of mailgun
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We've moved our transactional email away from Mandrill to Mailgun. We had continued using Mandrill after Mailchimp deprecated the service awhile back, because the amount of credits we were offered essentially made it free.

However, following a couple weeks of frequent downtime and poor service transparency from Mandrill, we decided it was time to make the switch. It appears they no longer had any engineers with the ability to identify the core problems.

Mailgun has been more reliable, yet not as reliable as we expected. We still see issues a few times per week with the API failing when we attempt to make a call. The Reporting UI is way better.

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Mailchimp logo

Mailchimp

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PROS OF MAILCHIMP
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    Smooth setup & ui
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    Mailing list
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    Robust e-mail creation
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    Integrates with a lot of external services
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    Custom templates
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    Free tier
  • 49
    Great api
  • 42
    Great UI
  • 33
    A/B Testing Subject Lines
  • 30
    Broad feature set
  • 11
    Subscriber Analytics
  • 9
    Great interface. The standard for email marketing
  • 8
    Great documentation
  • 8
    Mandrill integration
  • 7
    Segmentation
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    Best deliverability; helps you be the good guy
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    Facebook Integration
  • 5
    Autoresponders
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    RSS-to-email
  • 3
    Co-branding
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    Customization
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    Embedded signup forms
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    Automation
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    Great logo
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    Groups
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    Landing pages
CONS OF MAILCHIMP
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    Super expensive
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    No Terraform provider
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    Poor API
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    Charged based on subscribers as opposed to emails sent

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Amazon SNS

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Fully managed push messaging service
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PROS OF AMAZON SNS
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    We decided to use AWS Lambda for several serverless tasks such as

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    Manish Mishra
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    Mandrill logo

    Mandrill

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    Send transactional, triggered, and personalized email, then track results.
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    PROS OF MANDRILL
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      Simple installation
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      Great api
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      Generous free allowance to get you started
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      Cheap and simple
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      Trackable
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      Well-documented
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      Doesn't go to spam
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      Great for mailchimp users
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      Webhooks
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      Client libraries
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      Heroku Add-on
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      Easy to use
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      Meaningful Metrics
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      Free
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      Advanced Tagging and Reports
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      Mobile Access
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      Status Update
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      Very chimp-like
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      Great Documentation
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      love this service
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      Free Plan
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      Webhooks for bounce mail
    CONS OF MANDRILL
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      Really hard to pull analytics out via api

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    However, following a couple weeks of frequent downtime and poor service transparency from Mandrill, we decided it was time to make the switch. It appears they no longer had any engineers with the ability to identify the core problems.

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    AWeber logo

    AWeber

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    Connecting people in remarkable ways through Email marketing
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        Amazon Pinpoint

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        PROS OF AMAZON PINPOINT
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          Gmail logo

          Gmail

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          PROS OF GMAIL
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            Its free
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            User-friendly
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          CONS OF GMAIL
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            Can't unsend, add open trackers or read recipients

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