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Amazon SES vs Apostle.io: What are the differences?

Amazon SES: Bulk and transactional email-sending service. 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; Apostle.io: Preview, Update, Analyze and Test your transactional email all in one place. Transactional emails are the forgotten step child of internet marketers. Apostle.io empowers marketers to manage transactional emails themselves, as they would their list based campaigns. Preview, Update, Analyse and Test your transactional email all in one place.

Amazon SES and Apostle.io can be categorized as "Transactional Email" tools.

Some of the features offered by Amazon SES are:

  • Simple – Amazon SES eliminates the complexity of licensing, installing, and operating a third-party service, or building and maintaining an internally hosted email solution. Sending email through Amazon SES is as simple as using SMTP or calling an API, and Amazon SES makes it easy for you to monitor your sending activity and deliverability statistics.
  • Inexpensive – There are no up-front fees or fixed expenses with Amazon SES, and you benefit from the efficiencies of Amazon’s scale. Your only costs are low charges for the number of emails sent and data transfer fees.
  • Reliable – Amazon SES runs within Amazon’s proven network infrastructure and datacenters. All outgoing email messages are stored redundantly across multiple servers and datacenters, providing high availability and data durability.

On the other hand, Apostle.io provides the following key features:

  • Preview and Update transactional emails live in your browser
  • AB Test transactional emails
  • Integrate with Sendgrid, Mandrill, Mailgun, Amazon SES and more
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What is Amazon SES?

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.

What is Apostle.io?

Transactional emails are the forgotten step child of internet marketers. Apostle.io empowers marketers to manage transactional emails themselves, as they would their list based campaigns. Preview, Update, Analyse and Test your transactional email all in one place.
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      What are some alternatives to Amazon SES and Apostle.io?
      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 is a set of powerful APIs that allow you to send, receive, track and store email effortlessly.
      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 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 is a new way for apps to send transactional email. It runs on the delivery infrastructure that powers MailChimp.
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      Kalibrr uses Amazon SESAmazon SES

      Our internal emails (such as exception notifications) are sent via Amazon SES, since it's cheaper than using Sendgrid. We also use Amazon SES as a fallback in case we have deliverability issues with Sendgrid.

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      BrightMachine uses Amazon SESAmazon SES

      Sending transactional emails, such as reminders, contact form notifications, confirmations …etc.

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      Hevelop uses Amazon SESAmazon SES

      Amazon SES is the email service we commonly use in clous AWS e-commerce infrastructure.

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      OnlineCity uses Amazon SESAmazon SES

      Some e-mail communication needs a independent provider, for these purposes we use SES.

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      Secumail uses Amazon SESAmazon SES

      Good enough, could get a bit more TLC from AWS to beef up compared to the competition

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