Dec 22, 2016 - 12:42 PM
Mailchimp is a reseller of Email Marketing software, otherwise called Software as a Service. Amazon SES providers the actual servers to send out emails. Someone like Mailchimp will buy services from Amazon SES (that they have in the past http://blog.mailchimp.com/mailchimp-l...), and then resell that service with a markup to their clients.
Shopping Cart Elite has a software similar to Mailchimp, but we don't actually provide the outgoing mail servers for email marketing. We only provide it for transactional emails such as order receipts and tracking numbers.
In order to use Shopping Cart Elite email marketing and email auto responder you must use your own outgoing email provider or register for one with Amazon SES.
To compare the costs of outgoing emails per 10,000 messages: MailChimp $200 / Campaign Monitor $105 / Amazon SES $1
In addition Amazon has the best inbox delivery rate in the industry.