Email Marketing with Amazon SES
Important features of Amazon SES Email marketing services are:
- High Deliverability by the use of better content filtering technologies, complaint feedback loops with major ISPs, authentication mechanisms like Domain Keys Identified Mail (DKIM) and Sender Policy Framework (SPF).
- Multiple cloud-based Email-Sending Interfaces like Amazon SES console, Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) and Amazon SES API.
- Availability of better Statistics regarding your sending activity like successful delivery attempts, rejected messages, bounces, and complaints on a real-time basis via a single API call or by using the Amazon SES console.
- Better notification mechanisms to forward you bounce, complaint, and delivery notifications through Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS) or through email (only for bounce and complaint).
- Amazon SES Mailbox Simulator can be used to test the various email-sending scenarios like a successful acceptance, a hard bounce, a complaint, an out-of-office auto response, system’s maximum throughput, etc without affecting your sending quota or your bounce and complaint metrics.
Email sending capacity:
The sending limits for Amazon SES is based on the recipient rather than the number of emails and is calculated on an ongoing basis. The “sending quota” is the maximum number of emails that you can send in a day while the “maximum send rate” is the maximum number of emails that the Amazon SES will accept from your account per second.
For new users, the sending quota is 200 email per day and maximum send rate of 1 email per second. This can be increased on request and can be checked at any point of time in the Amazon SES Console. These two limits will keep on changing based on the quality of your sent emails.
Moreover, the maximum size limit for an email is up to 10 MB, including any attachments that are considered a part of the email message.
Amazon SES Price structure :
The billing of the service is as per the use basis. Moreover, there is no initial setup or minimum cost. If you are an existing EC2 user, you can start your context based email marketing with Amazon SES for free.
You can send 62,000 emails and receive 1,000 emails per month for free.
But data transfer, attachments, and mail chunk will be billed. New AWS users, eligible for the AWS free usage tier, get initial 15 GB of data transfer free. Also, they get 1 GB of data transfer free every month. Outgoing emails are changed at $0.10 per 1,000 emails.
Emails sent to Amazon SES Mailbox Simulator, sent to regular recipients and received are billed separately. Sent attachments are billed at $0.12 per GB while an email chunk (every 256 KB of email) are billed at $0.09 per 1,000 complete chunks.
“Brief about analytic and tracking features” Amazon SES automatically collects the statistics related to your email sending activity like successful delivery attempts, rejected messages, bounces, and complaints on a real time basis either by calling an API or using the Amazon SES Console. These analytics can help you identify and fix issues related to email quality and deliverability.
“Famous customers using Amazon SES” Some of the more renowned organizations that use Amazon SES for email marketing are Siemens, HTC, Ticketmaster, D-Link, hi-media group, Vodafone.
“Global presence and infrastructure” AWS is located in 12 geographical locations all over the globe in countries as USA, Brazil, Ireland, Germany, Singapore, Japan, South Korea and China. As of December 2014, Amazon Web Services operated an estimated 1.4 Million servers across 28 availability zones.
“Rules of sending marketing emails” It is the responsibility of the users to remain compliant with applicable laws and regulations regarding the sending of marketing emails. They are responsible for sending emails only to the subscribers who expect to receive emails from them. Amazon SES can suspend an account which is found sending spam and low-quality emails. Users should own and control each email address or domain the email is sent from, to prevent phishing activities. Users can verify up to 1000 email addresses and domain names in Amazon SES. Moreover, using Amazon SES marketing services, users can send an email to a maximum of 50 recipients (including “TO:,” “CC:” and “BCC:”). If the users need to send the email to more than 50 recipients, they will have to send multiple emails with each email having 50 or less recipients.
“Restrictions about bounce and complaints” The sending limit for Amazon SES is based on the recipient rather than the number of emails and is calculated on an ongoing basis. This limit will keep on changing based on the quality of your sent emails. That means the higher the bounce rate and complaints (bad quality of emails), the lower will be the email sending limit for a specific account.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! You can signup a lifetime free account with EasySendy and use it upto 2000 free subscribers inside email list. You will only have to pay for the emails which you will be send through email delivery servers of yours.
Yes! This is what will drive success for you. Isn’t it?
Before you will reach the limits of your maximum subscriber plan; you will get notification to upgrade your plan to the next subscription plan.
Yes absolutely! Our team will be happy to help you on this for completely free of cost. We help you migrate from all leading email service providers.
Yes absolutely! You can easily upgrade and downgrade your plan according to your business convince.
No, we don’t require you to verify any emails in your lists.
Yes! It is quite easy. We walk you through every step of the process and on average, our users start sending their first campaign in under 10 minutes.
As soon as you add an integration of third party email service provider into your EasySendy account, bounce and complaint files are added automatically into your ESP account. After you receive any bounce and complaint reports, that email get marked accordingly into your email list.
Sorry, we donot welcome email lists from third party vendors. When you upload an email list, it should be clean, bounce and complaint should not be above 3% and 0.1% respectively. Having bounce and complaint above these mentioned limits, your ESP provider may suspend your account.
We currently accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. Right now, we do not accept PayPal at this time, it is under plan.
Currently, we use 2Checkout, Razorpay, Stripe and Paypal payment gateway for payment processing and subscription management.
No! We donot store any of your credit / debit card information; they are saved on 2Checkout or Paypal servers.
Yes! You can cancel at any time from Billing and Subscription page of your account.