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Category: Messaging

How Amazon Simple Email Service supported the growth of email in 2020

Over the last 12 months, organizations of all types have increasingly needed to stay connected to their customers. With the move to virtual interactions accelerating across industries, email has remained a trusted channel for customer communications. Amazon Simple Email Service (SES) has seen record outbound email traffic in 2020, supporting critical customer communications during COVID […]

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Automate phone number validation with Amazon Pinpoint

Amazon Pinpoint allows you to engage with your customers across multiple messaging channels like SMS text, email, and voice messages. While planning and executing standard text (SMS) and voice-based campaigns, one of the challenges developers often run into is the need to verify if the phone numbers in their internal database are valid and conform […]

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Send voice appointment reminders using Amazon Pinpoint custom channels and Amazon Connect

Introduction In this post, we will walk through setting up an always-on appointment reminder campaign in Amazon Pinpoint. No-show rates are a constant challenge for service providers. Industries such as hospitality estimate 20% of diners miss reservations in big cities,1 while salons average five missed appointments per week.2 Professional services such as financial institutions and […]

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Auto-reply to incoming emails using Amazon Simple Email Service (SES)

Both Amazon Pinpoint and Amazon Simple Email Service (SES) are known for their ability to send out transactional and promotional emails at scale and with ease. However, both are often not set up to receive email replies. Owners often assume that the “no-reply” addresses they are using do not require much consideration. This means that if […]

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Analyze and improve email campaigns with Amazon Simple Email Service and Amazon QuickSight

Email is a popular channel for applications, used in both marketing campaigns and other outbound customer communications. The challenge with email is that it can become increasingly complex to manage for companies that must send large quantities of messages per month. This complexity is especially true when companies need to measure detailed email engagement metrics […]

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Send real-time alerts using Amazon Pinpoint

Businesses need to send real-time notifications in order to take action when alerted of a critical situation. Examples could include anomaly detection, healthcare emergencies, operations failures, and fraud transactions. Email, SMS, and push notifications are often used to notify stakeholders in real-time. However, building a large-scale, real-time notification solution can be a complex and costly […]

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Adding WhatsApp as an Amazon Pinpoint Channel

8/19/2020 – Updated for clarity on Twilio sandbox requirements Amazon Pinpoint recently announced the general availability of custom channels. Custom channels enable you to extend the capabilities of Amazon Pinpoint via a webhook or AWS Lambda function. Among many other possibilities, you can use custom channels to send messages to your customers through any API-enabled […]

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New account review process in the AWS Support Center for Amazon SES and Amazon Pinpoint

Note: This post was written by Dustin Taylor, an AWS Technical Program Manager for Amazon Pinpoint. Amazon Simple Email Service (SES) and Amazon Pinpoint have processes and systems in place to help protect AWS customers from issues that could damage their reputations as email senders. These systems alert customers about sending issues as early as […]

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Amazon Personalize optimizer using Amazon Pinpoint events

Note: This post was written by Ryan Lowe, an AWS Solution Architect and Chelsea Graf, Senior Pinpoint PM. This is the second of two posts in our series on personalization with Amazon Pinpoint. Today’s customer expects a high level of personalization in order to continue engaging with an enterprise.  Rather than a generalized marketing campaign, […]

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Template Personalization using Amazon Pinpoint

Note: This post was written by Ryan Lowe, an AWS Solution Architect and Chelsea Graf, a Senior PM for Amazon Pinpoint.  Today’s customer expects a high level of personalization in order to continue engaging with an enterprise. Using curated messaging, rather than a “one-size-fits-all” marketing campaign, an enterprise can lower churn rates, increase customer interaction, […]

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