Amazon SES vs sendwithus

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Amazon SES vs sendwithus: 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; sendwithus: Email automation for developers + testing and analytics for marketers. Send email from your app with a simple API call, Sendwithus manages the rest. Templates, testing, data management, segments, and analytics are all accessible through a friendly dashboard.

Amazon SES and sendwithus 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, sendwithus provides the following key features:

  • A/B testing
  • analytics
  • click tracking

"Reliable" is the top reason why over 99 developers like Amazon SES, while over 9 developers mention "Easy setup" as the leading cause for choosing sendwithus.

Netflix, Medium, and Stripe are some of the popular companies that use Amazon SES, whereas sendwithus is used by StackShare, CodeCombat, and Homejoy. Amazon SES has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1291 company stacks & 284 developers stacks; compared to sendwithus, which is listed in 34 company stacks and 5 developer stacks.

Decisions about Amazon SES and sendwithus
Slawomir Pucia
Head of Product at Coresender · | 5 upvotes · 25K views

Of course we chose Coresender to send our own transactional emails :) So I thought I'll let you know how we use it.

  • We set up separate sending accounts for all company needs, eg. transactional emails, monitoring alerts, time to inbox. We even configured our office printers to send emails through Coresender.

  • We have a real-time and extremely usable view into what emails go through each account, so each time anybody reports an email not arriving we're able to assist them in a few seconds

  • We utilize our message timeline feature, so we can learn eg. if people are clicking on password reset links

  • We always know how many of our onboarding emails are being opened which helps us improve them

  • Finally, we have full controll over our suppressions lists, so we can add (and remove!) from them whenever necessary.

To sum up, at Coresender we're eating our own dogfood and it helps us stay connected to the product and understand our customers better.

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Pros of Amazon SES
Pros of sendwithus
  • 102
    Reliable
  • 96
    Cheap
  • 57
    Integrates with other aws services
  • 52
    Easy setup
  • 18
    Trackable
  • 2
    Easy rails setup
  • 10
    Easy setup
  • 8
    Replacement tokens/templated emails
  • 7
    Great analytics
  • 7
    Html template editor
  • 7
    Works with sendgrid/mandrill/mailgun
  • 6
    Free tier
  • 4
    Very responsive and friendly support team
  • 3
    Easy A/B testing
  • 2
    Excellent api documentation
  • 1
    Live database integration
  • 1
    Reliable
  • 1
    Conversion tracking
  • 1
    Redshift integration

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Cons of Amazon SES
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      Conversions don't quite seem to work

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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 sendwithus?

    Send email from your app with a simple API call, Sendwithus manages the rest. Templates, testing, data management, segments, and analytics are all accessible through a friendly dashboard.

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    What are some alternatives to Amazon SES and sendwithus?
    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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