Amazon SES

Amazon SES

by Amazon Web Services

Who Uses Amazon SES?

It is a reliable, cost-effective service for businesses of all sizes that use email to keep in contact with their customers.

What Is Amazon SES?

Amazon Simple Email Service helps developers and marketers send and receive marketing and transactional emails.

Amazon SES Details

Amazon Web Services

http://aws.amazon.com

Amazon SES Cost Overview

Amazon SES has a free version and does not offer a free trial. Amazon SES paid version starts at USD 0.10.

Starting Price

USD 0.10

Pricing Details

$0 - first 62,000 emails/each mo; $0.10 - every 1,000 emails after that.

Free Version

Yes

Free Trial

No

Deployment

Cloud, SaaS, Web

Amazon SES Features

Transactional Email Software
A/B Testing
Contact Database
Dynamic Content
Email Monitoring
Mailing List Management
Reporting/Analytics
Spam Check
Template Management

Amazon SES Reviews

Showing 5 of 58 reviews

Overall
4.7/5
Ease of Use
4.2/5
Customer Service
4.3/5
Features
4.5/5
Value for Money
4.7/5
Alejandro M.
Digital Marketing Manager
Hospital & Health Care, 501-1,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    2/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    3/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 06/11/2019

"The cheapest but the hardest to configure"

Comments: I have some knowledge and I read a lot to be able to configure it as I wanted, which sometimes it was frustrating, but I finally made it as I wanted and need it, that plus the price, the results... Awesome!

Pros: What I love the most is "The pricing", it is extremely cheap compared with other massive mailing systems like mail chimp or others.

Cons: The ease of configuration... You need a little bit of knowledge to configure, and even more knowledge if you want more specific features.

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  • Reviewed on 06/11/2019
Rahel W.
Owner
Marketing & Advertising, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 30/07/2019

"I only pay for what I use, how much better can it get!"

Comments: I use it in tangent with another program that allows me to send thousands of emails through my Gmail account. It makes it easy, simple, effective and an overall no-brainer to get those emails out daily. I don't have to worry about delivery or bounce either, which is something I can't say for plenty other similar services.

Pros: One of the biggest things about this program that I absolutely love is the fact that you are only charged for what you used. That alone makes Amazon SES great in my book because I know that I am only paying for the features that I have used over the period of time. It's also very flexible in connecting to various other software/programs etc.

Cons: It can be a bit tricky to figure out how to use the backend for those who are not tech-savvy. As a result, I think that might be something that they can try to improve a little bit. But other than that I'd say it's pretty impressive.

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  • Reviewed on 30/07/2019
Perry G.
Owner
Computer Software, 13-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
  • Overall Rating
    3/5
  • Ease of Use
    2/5
  • Features & Functionality
    3/5
  • Customer Support
    1/5
  • Value for Money
    1/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    2/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 17/12/2018

"No Support for Amazon Simple Email Service"

Comments: It was good to start, but frustrating once we wanted to go further and when we had any issues whatsoever. It was at the owners decision that we pulled the plug on this project once he listened in on our support call, once we did get someone to talk to us.

Pros: this is a very simple but capable email system that we tried to use and i have worked with others who have used it. the feature set is good, the speed is excellent and the ability to lease an IP and to have tiered levels is very good. It also has a good reputation dashboard so we know what is going on and how to make sure we get lots of emails through spam filters

Cons: Spam filters eventually catch up to you. Also they provide no support via phone that is worthwhile. The support techs are condescending and not very helpful. They close cases very fast, they send pre-canned responses that do not answer the questions you ask, and it is useless to talk to them. We moved away from them after we could not get what we needed done.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 17/12/2018
Verified Reviewer
Product Marketing Manager
Internet, 13-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    4/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 06/02/2020

"Cost effective and extremely reliable"

Comments: It has provided us the base of our email delivery. Pocket friendly and worth every penny you put into.

Pros: We have been using Amazon SES service right from the initial stages of our product journey. It is extremely reliable and has never failed us. I like the fact that we can track the emails sent, I use it for a lot of purposes. It has always been fast and robust, a must use. The best part of it being very cheap.

Cons: The implementation is not very fast, it did take a bit of time. But once you are up and running, it does not require a lot of maintenance.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 06/02/2020
Verified Reviewer
Senior Developer
Computer Software, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
    Unrated
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 30/09/2019

"Perfect for transactional emails"

Comments: I used SES to send notifications from a web platform when certain events occurred.
We had a 100% success rate and were never disappointed y the product.

Pros: - It's easy to configure and implement
- It makes sending transactional emails very easy
- Costs can be easily forwarded to clients

Cons: SES requires technical skills, so only developers can actually access it features, but that's reasonable given the features the product offers.

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  • Reviewed on 30/09/2019