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
- 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.
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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.
Sending transactional emails, such as reminders, contact form notifications, confirmations …etc.
Amazon SES is the email service we commonly use in clous AWS e-commerce infrastructure.
Some e-mail communication needs a independent provider, for these purposes we use SES.