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Amazon SES vs SendGrid: 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; SendGrid: Email Delivery. Simplified. SendGrid's cloud-based email infrastructure relieves businesses of the cost and complexity of maintaining custom email systems. SendGrid provides reliable delivery, scalability and real-time analytics along with flexible API's that make custom integration a breeze.

Amazon SES and SendGrid belong to "Transactional Email" category of the tech stack.

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, SendGrid provides the following key features:

  • Open Tracking
  • Click Tracking
  • Unsubscribe Tracking

"Reliable", "Cheap" and "Integrates with other aws services" are the key factors why developers consider Amazon SES; whereas "Easy setup", "Cheap and simple" and "Easy email integration! " are the primary reasons why SendGrid is favored.

According to the StackShare community, SendGrid has a broader approval, being mentioned in 2692 company stacks & 421 developers stacks; compared to Amazon SES, which is listed in 1283 company stacks and 274 developer stacks.

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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 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.
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    What are some alternatives to Amazon SES and Twilio SendGrid?
    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.
    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.
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    How developers use Amazon SES and Twilio SendGrid
    Avatar of Refractal
    Refractal uses Twilio SendGridTwilio SendGrid

    Every app needs email, even the ones we build regularly send some kind, be it signup, reset passwords or general announcements, it's all gotta come from somewhere. SendGrid have been a very reliable platform in the past, and we've had no issues so far.

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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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    Kurzor, s.r.o. uses Twilio SendGridTwilio SendGrid

    SendGrid came to our attention as a great way of handling outgoing e-mail communication. Mass capabilities, spam handling and the sheer power of MailChimp as a vendor made our decision here.

    Avatar of Kalibrr
    Kalibrr uses Twilio SendGridTwilio SendGrid

    All of our external emails are sent using SendGrid. SendGrid's statistics dashboards help us figure out whether our emails are reaching people, and how much attention is paid to them.

    Avatar of Coolfront Technologies
    Coolfront Technologies uses Twilio SendGridTwilio SendGrid

    Email service used within Coolfront Mobile to send emails and track emails to contractors and their customers (e.g. home-owners).

    Avatar of Mike MacCana
    Mike MacCana uses Twilio SendGridTwilio SendGrid

    Sending welcome emails, chasing potential customers, providing customers with help, password reset emails, etc.

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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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