What is the best push notifications service?

Looking to send regular push notifications of new products from our service to Desktop and mobile users. I'm giving priority (for now) to sending the largest ammout of notifications with the lower (free, if possible) cost. Just started using PushCrew, that allows up to 500 users. But know PushPrime came to my attention, which would allow me to send notifications to up to 3k users! Wanted to know if there is any other service I should consider before jumping into PushPrime. If the service doesn't quite meet the free 3k users mark, but you think deserves a shoutout, do explain why you think it does!
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    OneSignal

    Boost Engagement With Smart Push Notifications.

    Vladimir Vladimirov
    Vladimir VladimiroviOS Developer @ Product Hunt ยท Written
    At Product Hunt we've switched to OneSignal after Parse had shut down. I really like cross-platform support (Safari, Chrome, iOS, MacOS).
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    Randy Ellis
    Randy Ellis5ivehat Founder | Instructor @GA_Chicago ยท Written
    +1
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    simple setup and dashboard. Works as expected and free service
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    Pusher Push Notifications API

    Send push notifications programmatically at scale

    Ayrton De Craene
    Ayrton De Craene18Code @ Clearbit ยท Written
    Pusher has been building top-notch products, and a little less than a year ago they've launched their mobile push notifications product. I personally haven't used it myself, but looks like it is currently still in beta and free to use.
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    AWS Mobile Services

    Storage, Analytics, Push Notif. & SMS Delivery SDKs

    Justin Mitchell
    Justin Mitchell9I help startups at SoFriendly.com ยท Written
    I would recommend Amazon SNS. Runs on AWS, very customizable.
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    Stefan Aichholzer
    Stefan AichholzerSoftware adventurer & epilogue writer. ยท Written
    SNS is probably the best and cheapest one around. The disadvantage here vs. the other popular contenders is that you will not have all the fancy metrics some of them offer.
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  4. It allows me to send automated, targeted push campaigns as part of the omnichannel marketing strategy. eSputnik provides very detailed analytics and allows to personalize mobile push messages on the product preferences, OS type, average order value, demographic data etc.
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    Yuriy
    Yuriy36Marketing Manager @ Ardas ยท Written
    Great product, wide variety of tools in one solution!
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  5. Firebase Cloud Messaging (FCM) is part of the Firebase suite of products and starts for free. It's a developer platform so you'll need to be slightly more technical than some services but the suite of products in the platform is superb (esp. given you can do a lot for free). It's what I use and definitely worth spending time exploring if you need an app backend/infrastructure.
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    Daniel Mathews
    Daniel MathewsFounder @podysseyapp. ยท Written
    Great tool, I use it just for the Push Notifications but Firebase also has analytics and other tools. Also its has a pretty generous free tier.
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    Nitin Muthyala
    Nitin MuthyalaiOS. Android. Engineer ยท Written
    After the whole parse thing, I'm really skeptical about all these products. Firebase is the only one I'm a bit less skeptical.
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  6. Stephen Co
    Stephen CoFounder of Northern Circuits Inc. ยท Written
    Seemingly free to use from what I can tell. That may change in the future though.
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    TruePush - free push notifications

    feature rich, high volume notifications with deep analytics

    Ravi Vaka
    Ravi VakaProduct Guy ยท Written
    Great Pick! Truepush is free forever service as per what their website says and claim that they will remain free forever. Installed the code and seems to work fine. I liked the features they are offering, cross-platform, segmentation, multi language support etc
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    • Adi
      AdiFull Stack Tech | Product Entrepreneur.

      As Push notifications becoming default now in every mobile app, also in web with PWAs becoming, TruePush can make life easier for developers and early-stage products.

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    • Erick McKesson
      Erick McKessonDirector, Navigant Consulting

      This is an update...originally I couldn't create a project. TruePush is extremely easy to setup and the dashboards and campaigns work great!

      ________Original Post__________

      I cannot get a project to create. When creating one, it needs an icon to be used for the site. It is supposed to be at least 400x400 and less than 500kb. I've followed those requirements, but it keeps flashing an error that an icon is needed when I try to save. After that, sometimes it just sits there and does nothing when I save. I reached out on their Freshchat but haven't heard back yet.

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  8. Michaล‚ Suchecki
    Michaล‚ SucheckieMarketing Specialist Synerway.pl ยท Written
    The highest conversion rate in the media!
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    PushCrew

    Push notifications for websites and mobile web.

    Ramon
    RamonStartup Enthusiast ยท Written
    Robust and simple
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    CleverPush

    GDPR friendly, feature-rich web push notifications

    Marius Gebhardt
    Marius GebhardtI build software ยท Written
    Marius Gebhardt made this product
    If you care about Enterprise features and fast support, CleverPush is the way to go. They are also from Germany and are prepared for GDPR.
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    FirePush

    Tailored push notifications for Shopify stores

    Ollivia Greenspon
    Ollivia GreensponDigital Marketing Specialist ยท Written
    There are no doubts that the push notification is replacing the email subscription services. I quit using email subscription services six months ago and profited by changing it to push notifications. To chose the provider was not an easy task, because there are so many of them. After many hours of research, I found two options - catapush and this: https://getfirepush.com/. The second option is the one I use for a few months, and it seems to be efficient so far. The only critical thing is that the dashboard is not pretty. In the beginning, I needed some time to figure it out. On the other hand, the set up was fast, and there is a variety of targeting and segmentation offers, advanced scheduling, not to mention great support ๐Ÿ™‚
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