Autoresponders

Review  for three of the best autoresponders.
We will compare Aweber, GetResponse and Icontact in the comparison chart table

AUTORESPONDER  COMPARISON CHART

 


Aweber

GetResponse

iContact
Monthly Pricing Options
Trial $1 for 30 Days No Trial Free Edition Account
Up to 500 Contacts $19 $11.48 Free Edition Account$10.00 (With Full Features)
Up to 1000 Contacts $29 $14.76 $19.00
Up to 2500 Contacts $20.50 $29.00
Up to 5000 Contacts $49 $36.90 $47.00
Up to 10000 Contacts $69 $53.30 $74.00
Up to 25000 Contacts $149 $118.90 $149.00
Contact Management Features
Import Mailing List
Automatically Detect Duplicate Emails
Add Custom Demographic Fields
Require Opt-in
Email Creation Features
Email Setup Wizard
Supports Unicode
Add Images
Add Hyperlinks
Create Plain Text /HTML Messages
Create Messages from Template
WYSIWYG Editor
Create Web Forms
Image Hosting 100MB 0.5MB
Create Surveys
Email Sending Features
Email Job Scheduling
SPAM Test (Make Sure your Emails Aren’t Spam)
Test Email
Email Reporting Features
Click-Through Tracking
Status of Emails
Forwarded Emails
View Unsubscribed Contacts
Compare Message Reports
Social Media Integration
Conversion Tracking
Integrate with Google Analytics
Technical Support



 

Aweber

Introduction

Building good customer relations is very important for your business. If you regularly
keep in touch with your customers, you can be at a better position to
anticipate and provide for all their needs. If you have your own online
business, the ability to anticipate the needs of your market can
determine the success or failure of your online business endeavor. One
of the best ways to keep in contact with your customers online is
through email. Email communications can help establish good customer
relations because of its personal nature. However, emailing hundreds of
customers can be very difficult if you do it manually. This is where the
Aweber Email Marketing Tools come in.

Description

Aweber is a leading provider of Email marketing tools that enable businesses to
conduct an effective email marketing campaign and stay in touch with
their customers online. The website provides a comprehensive list of
tools that enables businesses to handle all aspects of their email
marketing campaigns and customer relations. These tools are perfect for
all sizes of email marketing campaigns. Many leading online businesses
and thousands of others use Aweber to handle their email marketing
needs.

Target Market

Aweber is perfect for all kinds of online businesses who wish to conduct a
successful email marketing campaign. Whether you just want to stay in
touch with your customers or want some means of soft selling your
products or services directly to interested parties, Aweber tools can
let you do this in a fast and efficient manner. Many leading online
business trust Aweber with their email marketing campaigns and there is
no reason why you should not.

Price

Signing up for Aweber service is not expensive. Your first month will only cost $1. For
this price, you will be able to access all the available tools and
resources provided by Aweber. After the first month, if you plan to
continue the service, you can choose from any of the available plans
that will be perfect for all your needs.

Contents

By signing up to
the Aweber service, you can be able to get access to the following tools
and services:

  • Email
    Newsletters
  • Signup
    Forms
  • Manage
    Subscribers
  • Autoresponders
  • HTML
    Email Templates
  • Blog
    Newsletters
  • Email
    Analytics
  • Subscriber Segmentation
  • Email
    Marketing API
  • Email
    Deliverability
  • Customer Support

This is pretty
much everything you need to run a successful and effective email
campaign and you can find all this tools in one place.

Conclusion

If you want a
reliable service that perfectly provides for all your email marketing
needs, Aweber is definitely the way to go. From its multi tiered pricing
plans to its comprehensive list of features that enable you to run an
effective campaign, the Aweber service is definitely a very valuable and reliable service.

  • Thu, 10 Aug 2017 19:57:00 +0000: Email Automation 101: How To Use Automation - Email Marketing Tips

    email automation

    “Email automation.”

    You hear the phrase again and again.

    But if you’re new to the email marketing game, you probably have a few questions about it!

    So, to help you get a better grasp on what it is, why it’s important and how it can help you get the incredible results you want, here’s a quick guide to email automation and how to use it in AWeber.

    The basics of email automation

    Some marketers send every subscriber the same exact message with one-time emails.

    The thing is, this generic content isn’t necessarily relevant or valuable to subscribers.

    But, with the creation of smart automation, emails send themselves! And, they can be segmented and properly timed, which will make them more relevant too.

    But how does it do all of that?

    Email automation saves you time and makes email marketing easy. No more manually sending subscribers an email every time you want to communicate. Or stressing about sending an email to customers exactly a week after they bought a product or signed up for a trial. Automation does the work for you!

    In the example below, Blue Bottle Coffee uses email automation to welcome new subscribers after they sign up:

    welcome email

    But there’s no limit to how you can use automation. It can be used to trigger emails or email series that send based on almost any action: a newsletter sign up, an eBook download, a purchase, etc.

    Why you need email automation

    1. Email automation gives you a direct line of contact to customers

    There are 3.7 billion email users worldwide, and about 27 percent of them check their emails as soon as they receive a new email notification.

    And 66 percent of online consumers have made a purchase as a result of an email marketing message, a higher conversion rate than messaging through direct mailings or social media.  This means that email gets you better conversions and overall results.

    Want some more statistics? We thought you’d never ask. According to VB Insight,

    • 80 percent of marketers reported increased lead generation with email automation
    • 77 percent saw conversion rates rise with email automation

    Simply put, email automation works!

    Learn about AWeber’s email automation platform, Campaigns.

    2. It helps you send emails your subscribers want

    Automation allows you to segment your list of subscribers based on their interests, purchase history and even actions they take on your site.

    Want to send an email to all the vegans on your list? The September birthdays? The webinar registrants? The sweatshirt buyers?

    You can!

    For example, let's say you’re a fitness trainer. You could then send an automated email based on the skill level of the trainee: beginner, intermediate or expert.

    This way, you can send each customer targeted information to fit their individual needs.

    And you can do this in AWeber with our new feature release, which allows you to segment by tags!

    When consumers get emails with information that’s relevant to them, they’re more likely to click through your email. Plus, relevant content reduces the risk of your message getting deleted or ending up in the dreaded spam folder.

    Learn about AWeber’s segmentation updates here!

    3. It saves you time

    When you’re running a small business, you don’t have time to write and deliver emails to each individual subscriber.

    Luckily, email automation can do all that work for you!

    With automation, you can set a schedule for when your emails go out and to whom. And your email marketing platform will send those emails for you at the right time. This gives you more time to craft relevant and effective messaging, which is the key to boosting click-through rates, conversions and overall consumer engagement.

    Email automation gives you a unique and convenient way to nurture the connection you have with your audience. And that is the key to maintaining engagement with your subscribers!

    Need help figuring out exactly what to write in your emails? We’ve created 45+ email copy templates to solve this problem! Download them now.

    Types of automated emails

    Now that you know why automation is so important, discover how you can use it.

    There are a ton of different types of automated emails series that you can use for your business. Let’s cover some of the most important ones so you can get ideas for your next series.

    Welcome series

    Your first point of contact after a subscriber signs up to your list ...

    Your time to make an amazing first impression ...

    Your chance to get more opens and clicks than any other type of promotional emails ...

    Yes, your welcome email series is a big deal! But it’s actually one of the easiest campaigns you can send.

    Here are some things to include in your welcome series:

    • Thank subscribers for signing up. Try using more than just words say it with a gift! Offer free bonus content or a discount.
    • Introduce yourself and your company. How will you solve your subscribers’ needs?
    • Let readers know what kinds of emails they can expect from you in the future.
    • Tell readers how often you’ll be emailing them.
    • Share where they can find you on the web (include social channels, website, blog, etc.)
    • Give them helpful and relevant blog posts they can check out.
    • Ask them to whitelist you. (This will add you to their email address book and can improve email deliverability.)

    Below is an example of a welcome email that we send when subscribers sign up to receive our weekly blog newsletter:

    welcome email

    We first deliver bonus content, then set expectations for future emails. Then, we let readers know a little bit more about AWeber! In following emails, we also share relevant blog posts and ask readers to whitelist us.

    Educational email course series

    Do you have a ton of experience and wisdom to share about a specific topic?

    Are there questions your audience asks that you find yourself answering time and time again?

    Consider an email course!

    Here’s how you can use automation to set up an email course:

    1. Write a welcome email that delivers the first lesson.
    2. Set a wait time of one or two days between each lesson.
    3. At the end of the course, encourage social sharing to increase course sign ups and continue the cycle.
    4. Ask for feedback so you can deliver more relevant content, resulting in more valuable emails.

    In our What to Write in Your Emails course, we follow this exact pattern. In one of the last emails of the series, we ask subscribers to share feedback in a survey:

    ask for feedback

    We make sure to highlight the value in taking the survey so subscribers are given a reason to complete it. We also tell readers exactly how long the survey is so they aren’t scared away by the time commitment.

    Customer onboarding series

    You can send this automated series to new customers to keep them engaged and encourage them to become repeat buyers.

    To inform and convert subscribers into paying customers, include these resources in your series:

    • How to get started
    • Training videos and help-based articles
    • FAQs
    • Information about new products and how they solve problems
    • Exclusive deals that only subscribers can get
    • Educational resources and how they solve problems

    Remember, when trying to promote a new product, focus on the value to the buyer.

    Check out this email from Boords that promotes their recent developments, emphasizing how they are solving problems.

    product updates

    Writer Javacia Harris Bowser of See Jane Write advises, “Share valuable information with your email list often and promote your products or services to this list occasionally. A good rule to follow is give, give, give, ask.”

    Start your automated email campaign

    You’ve got all the tools you need! No go get ‘em.

    Want to learn more about AWeber's automation? Join us for an online webinar where we'll walk you through getting started with automation and AWeber.

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  • Tue, 08 Aug 2017 20:58:18 +0000: [Podcast] The Road to One Million Downloads with Austin Fabel - Email Marketing Tips

    Phone with podcast

    What does it take to top the podcast charts? Our latest guest shares the tactics you need to grow your show and your email list.

    In this episode, Austin Fabel, the producer of The Science of Success podcast shares his experience building a top-rated podcast and engaged email list.

    In this episode, we’ll cover:

    • How to be a successful podcast producer and what that actually means
    • How to repurpose your podcast episodes on YouTube and other networks
    • How to book top guests on your podcast (hint: what's in it for them?)
    • The tools Austin uses to find guests, capture audio, edit and host their podcasts
    • Creative ways to build an email list using incentives and text-to-join
    • How to write authentically and engage your audience with email
    • And much more…

    Key takeaway

    One of my key takeaways from our conversation:

    [bctt tweet="'It's always what's in it for them, how much value can I give the audience...' - @agfabel on #podcasting"]

    Important links

    Here are a few links mentioned on the show:

    Subscribe to the show!

    If you enjoyed this episode, please take a moment to subscribe to Ask Me About Email Marketing on Apple Podcasts, or your favorite podcast listening app. And if you really enjoyed this episode or are a regular podcast listener, leave us a quick review! This will help us continue to improve the show, attract new listeners and get more ideas for future podcast episodes.

    Thanks so much for tuning in!

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  • Fri, 04 Aug 2017 17:56:12 +0000: The 8 Most Effective Words to Use in Your Next Email - Email Marketing Tips

    word choice in email

    Sometimes you think you’ve done all you can to increase engagement in your emails, but it’s just not working. And you may ask yourself, "What more can I do?"

    Changing how you write your emails can be the key to increasing engagement. Using more effective and persuasive words, you can push your subscribers to take action.

    The good news is you don’t have to be a copywriter to encourage more action in your emails. Chances are the most effective words to use in emails are words that you use everyday. [bctt tweet="Chances are the most effective words to use in emails are words that you use everyday."]

    There are 8 simple, yet effective words you can use to increase engagement in your next email. You can use these words strategically to inspire your subscribers to take action or develop good feelings about you and your brand.

    Read on to learn about these 8 words and how to use them in your emails.

    1. Now

    The word “now” is one of the most effective words to use in email, because it invokes action and urgency. It asks subscribers to do something right away, rather than putting it off until later.

    “Now” is a good word to use in your subject line to increase open rates. Or, include it in your call-to-action (CTA) button to increase click-through rates.

    However, when using this word in your emails, you want to make sure that subscribers understand what action they need to take. The next step should be clear since you’re asking them to do something immediately. You can achieve this by making your email focused on one specific outcome with one CTA, a top trend in B2B emails in 2017.

    Rifle Paper Co. utilizes the word “now” by incorporating it in the CTA button and focusing the email on one outcome: shopping for planners.

    effective words in email

    2. You/your

    You can also make your emails more compelling by using the words “you” or “your” instead of speaking in the third person.

    "You" and "your" are effective because they give your message a personal feel. This viewpoint can make your subscriber feel like you're speaking to them exclusively, rather than a group of people. We use second person in our emails, blog posts and ad copy. (It’s even in this blog post's title!)

    This email from Sky Sports incorporates "you" and "your" to get subscribers excited for their own summer of sport. The email does a really great job of letting subscribers visualize the impact in their own lives.

    email words

    3. Thanks

    Thanking your subscribers is more important than you think. Not only does it add a human quality to your email, but it also builds brand loyalty. When subscribers know you appreciate them, they are more likely to have positive feelings toward you and your brand.

    Then, when they are ready to make a purchase, they may not remember why they like you, but they know you made them feel good at some point in the relationship.

    Not sure how to thank subscribers through email? Here’s an idea: send an email celebrating the anniversary of when they subscribed to your list. You can take this opportunity to thank them while also reminding them of their long-term loyalty.

    And there’s an easy way to do this with email automation! Just add your anniversary email to your follow-up series for 365 days after the first message.

    Here’s a great example of how Harry’s said thank you in an anniversary email.

    thanking customers in email

    4. New

    The word “new” is a great word to give subscribers that extra push to download your content or buy your product. To subscribers, “new” can signify that the content offered in the email is fresh, and they have the opportunity to get it before others.

    It may also guarantee that the content was created with the most recent information. For example, if you are offering a download of a new industry report, subscribers want to know that the information found inside is up-to-date.

    “New” works especially well for sales emails when you are introducing a recent product that has just been released because it invokes excitement! Who doesn’t love something brand new and shiny?

    5. Easy

    Using the word “easy” in an email emphasizes to subscribers that what you’re asking is not difficult.

    Also, if you’re speaking to a beginner audience, it can alleviate worries about not being able to complete the task.

    For example, let’s imagine that you are a personal trainer and your audience doesn’t know how to get started with weightlifting. To make them feel more confident, you can assure them that your services or content make it easy to get started and begin seeing results.

    Check out this example email from Uber, which informs new customers that using the app is easy:

    easy email writing

    6. And

    Try this in your next content offer email: phrase the offer in a way that makes subscribers think they’re getting a great deal by using “and.”

    Even when you have nothing else to give (or time to create more content), restructure the way you promote it to make it sound like a great deal!

    For example, we offer a guide called “What to Write in Your Emails” and when we promote this guide we often call it the “What to Write guide and 45+ email content templates.” The templates are a part of the guide, but by using "and," we phrase it in a way that adds more value to the guide.

    Applying this principle, we sent out an email offering free content when subscribers signed up for an AWeber account. The email bundled two pieces of content using “and” to maximize the value of our offer:

    words to use in email

    7. Free

    “Free” is one of the most persuasive words in the English language, and for good reason. Because who doesn’t love free stuff?

    It can get subscribers to take action, because there is no risk involved.

    It can also signal that the subscriber is saving money. For example, online retailers use this effectively when they offer free shipping on purchases.

    8. [Insert name here]

    Personalization is key in your emails. Not only does it help you connect with subscribers, but it also catches attention in the inbox and in the email itself.

    Consumer behavior research shows that when we hear our own name, it signals that important information will be directed at us. After all, it’s the first word we learn to read and write - even dogs and cats recognize their own name being called.

    Adding a subscriber’s name to an email can earn more engagement and trust from the subscriber reading the message.

    The email below from Simple uses the subscriber’s name in the headline to immediately catch his attention.

    personalization in email

    Notice any trends?

    If you can’t fit these words into your emails in a logical way, use the principles behind these words to brainstorm your own! Here’s some guidelines to help you apply these principles to your own emails:

    • Keep it short - The longest word of these eight is only six characters long (besides the subscriber’s first name). Use short words in your emails because they're easier for your audience to read quickly.
    • Make it easy to understand - All of these words are simple, one or two syllable words that are commonly used by anyone who speaks the English language. Avoid complex words and make it easy for your audience to understand your email.
    • Be specific - When you use these words, there is no ambiguity about what they mean. Being simple and specific ensures that the message gets through to your subscribers - especially since you only have a few seconds to get their attention and make an impact.

    Using these effective words in your next email

    If you’re stuck on how to effectively use these words in your emails or you just don’t have time to write your emails, try the What to Write guide. It includes 45+ email content templates, already loaded with the most effective words to use in your messaging.what to write

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  • Tue, 01 Aug 2017 20:16:03 +0000: [Podcast] Launch Your Minimum Viable Podcast with Mark Asquith - Email Marketing Tips

    What's your minimum viable podcast?

    In this episode, Mark Asquith of Excellence Expected and The 7 Minute Mentor shares his experience launching successful podcasts and businesses.

    With hundreds of episodes under his belt, Mark delivers a ton of insights that are immediately actionable.

    In this episode, we’ll cover:

    • Why you should focus on the user instead of the numbers
    • The best question to ask your subscribers often to learn what they need
    • How user questions and ideas can be repurposed into countless podcast and blog topic ideas
    • How to prove your concept without over-engineering your launch
    • How to orchestrate your 'value ladder' and transform casual listeners into fans and paying customers
    • How repetition can yield increased engagement
    • How to write naturally and effectively for email
    • And much more…

    Key takeaway

    One of my key takeaways from our conversation:

    [bctt tweet="'People want to know you so let people understand who you are...' - @mrasquith on #podcasting"]

    Important links

    Here are a few links mentioned on the show:

    Subscribe to the show!

    If you enjoyed this episode, please take a moment to subscribe to Ask Me About Email Marketing on Apple Podcasts, or your favorite podcast listening app. And if you really enjoyed this episode or are a regular podcast listener, leave us a quick review! This will help us continue to improve the show, attract new listeners and get more ideas for future podcast episodes.

    Thanks so much for tuning in!

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  • Tue, 01 Aug 2017 18:08:25 +0000: New Features: Segment with Tags and Send Broadcast Newsletters to Tagged Segments - Email Marketing Tips

    It’s no secret that sending personalized emails is the best way to ensure the right content gets delivered to the people who want it most.

    It’s also no secret that the best way to do so is by sending targeted emails with contextual content to specific subscriber segments. Targeted emails can drive up to 77 percent of your overall email ROI, which makes them an essential component to any successful email marketing strategy.

    Many are already using tags to trigger targeted automated campaigns.

    With the latest feature updates, you'll be able to segment and send targeted broadcast newsletters based on tags as well.

    (Not using tags and automation yet? Sign up for our upcoming live workshops to learn more!)

    Let’s dive deeper into what this means for you, your email strategy and your business.

    Use tags to do more with email

    With tags, you can apply specific tags (or labels) to each of your subscribers (based on things like whether they are a customer or prospect, where they signed up, interests, geographic location, etc.,) in order to send targeted broadcasts and trigger campaigns.

    Now, you can create automatically updating subscriber segments based on those tags, which opens the doors for more opportunities to send targeted emails.

    By sending emails to various subscriber segments, you deliver hyper-relevant content to those who are most interested in it – which makes it even easier for your audience to understand the value of your emails and your business.

    So if you want to do things like send content only to subscribers based on information they filled out on your sign up form or an existing tag they may have, it’s possible!

    It works like this: When building a sign up form, create and add a tag to ensure it's applied to subscribers who opt-in to your list. You can also build your form and apply tags to subscribers based on information they select in a custom field.

    To send specific subscribers an email, create a new segment in Manage Subscribers based on the tag. Create your broadcast email and send to your new subscriber segment!

    Not using AWeber's forms? Many of our trusted integration partners, like Unbounce, OptinMonster, and Interact now support tags. You can also apply tags when importing subscribers, or manually from your Manage Subscribers page.

    Send a contextual broadcast email

    Here's a specific scenario in which you might use tags: Let’s say you’re a food blogger who’s planning a webinar on the vegan diet.

    Add a sign up form to collect email addresses from registrants. (In addition to creating tags in AWeber forms, you can also apply tags using one of our trusted integrations, or when importing subscribers.)

    As you create your sign up form, make sure everyone who signs up to your list receives the tag “vegan-webinar.” By tagging subscribers this way, you’ll know exactly who joined your list as a result of the webinar.

    Since you know these subscribers are also interested in vegan content, you can send targeted broadcast emails with information like vegan recipes, ebooks and other resources after the webinar.

    Simply search for subscribers with the tag "vegan-webinar" in Manage Subscribers, create a new segment and send.

    Related Post: 16 Ways to Segment Your Subscribers and Boost Email Engagement

    Trigger a contextual campaign

    After the webinar is over, you can then trigger an automated campaign to tagged subscribers with more content.

    Share an invite to download another bonus incentive, such as a vegan meal plan or promo code to purchase a recipe book. Add as many emails to your campaign as you need to maintain regular communication. Your subscribers will remain engaged with content they're interested in, and you can nurture them to become a loyal customer!

    The groundwork for more advanced automation

    As the team here at AWeber HQ continues providing customers with the tools they need to send smarter emails, better connect with subscribers and save more time, these changes are only the beginning.

    In fact, they open the door for other automations like engagement-based tagging.

    We have a lot in store for you in the coming months!

    Do more with targeted emails

    To help you send targeted emails and better engage your subscribers, please join an automation workshop on August 22 or 24, and keep an eye out for additional educational videos, articles and more over the next month!

    In the meantime, check out our Subscriber Management Resource Hub for how-to articles and segmentation inspiration. Or, reach out to our AWesome customer solutions team if you need a helping hand!

    Not an AWeber customer? Sign up today for your free 30-day trial!

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GetResponse

Introduction

In order to have
a successful online business, it is very important that you regularly
keep in touch with your customers. One of the ways to do this is to
conduct an effective email marketing campaign for your business. In
order to conduct an effective email marketing campaign, you need to have
the right tools and all the important email marketing tools you need are
easily provided by
GetResponse.

Description

GetResponse is a
web based email autoresponder service provider that automates the
task of sending scheduled, follow-up email marketing messages. It has
features like AutoResponder, Marketing, and Statistics Service.
Getresponse has been around for years. This means that its systems are
well developed and the service continues to be popular with thousands of
businesses worldwide.

Target Market

GetResponse is
ideal for everyone who wants to conduct a successful email marketing
campaign. It can perfectly address all your email marketing needs
regardless of the size and scope that you require. It is perfect for
charity organizations, forums, groups and online businesses who wish to
promote various causes and services through email. If you need the
results that effective email marketing services provide, then
GetResponse is perfect for you.

Price

The pricing of
GetResponse services vary according to the number of subscribers you
require and the features that you need. The basic package currently
charges $9.95 for a maximum of 250 subscribers. If you need to add more
subscribers to your campaign, you can easily acquire better plan.

Contents The standard features found in GetResponse are as follows:

  • GetResponse Image Gallery – thousands of gorgeous images and impress
    your subscribers with stunning emails for FREE!
  • Form Builder – Create engaging web forms in just a few clicks! Choose from
    500+ beautiful templates to pick the perfect design for your business.
  • Online Surveys – Ask as many questions as often as you want and get the data
    you need to improve products, target campaigns and stay ahead of the
    competition!
  • Advanced Segmentation – Combine behavior and location on the fly for
    hyper-targeted campaigns. Quickly and easily group your customers based
    on customer email activity, geography, and profile data collected from
    web forms and surveys.
  • Unlimited Follow Up Messages
  • Social Media Integration – take advantage of social networks.
  • Industry Templates – Choose from over 300 Designer HTML Templates to
    create eye-popping campaigns for every audience and industry.
  • Email Analytics – track every open, click, unsubscribe, and purchase.
  • Split Testing – Get the best results from your email campaign ? test it first!
    Just create up to 5 messages, with different personalization techniques,
    subjects, and styles. GetResponse will test each version for you, then
    automatically select and send the best! It takes only minutes and can
    save you buckets of cash!

Conclusion

With all these tools provided at a very reasonable price,
GetResponse truly is a godsend for people who need to run an email marketing campaign. It is no
wonder this services is utilized by the thousands of leading businesses online.


 

iContact

Introduction

Email marketing is a very effective method to promote a business online. Thousands of
businesses depend on email marketing in order to promote their products
and services to their customers. Due to this demand, many email
marketing services have appeared online. One of the best services
available in the market today is iContact.

Description

iContact (formerly Intellicontact) is a remotely-hosted complete email marketing
system. It lets you easily publish and track your email newsletters that
you need to send out. The service really provides everything a person or
business needs to run a successful and effective email marketing
campaign.

Target Market

iContact is
perfect for first time email marketers. While it has features that make
it very useful to experienced and highly skilled email marketers, the
excellent support and knowledge resource provided by iContact makes it
ideal for first time internet marketers. If you need a comprehensive
email marketing system that also has excellent support, iContact is the
right service for you.

Price

iContact maintains different price plans according to the size and scope of your
email marketing needs. They also have a free option that provides the
standard email marketing features you need but with a few limitations.
You can try to use the free version to check out the system and then
move to paid plans if you need more functionality. Paid plans start at
$10 and increase according to the number of subscribers you need.

Content

If you decide to go with iContact for your email marketing needs, you will be able to
enjoy the following features.

  • Over 250 Templates
  • Survey feature with easy to manage results
  • List segmentation
  • Image hosting (which was just made a lot larger)
  • Unlimited number of lists
  • RSS intergration
  • Detailed contact management system
  • Send HTML or text email
  • Import subscribers from your current lists or database
  • Send personalized emails using mail merge fields
  • Create your own mail merge fields for further personalizing
  • Create autoresponder welcome messages on subscription
  • Manage subscription/unsubscribe link automatically inserted in each message you
    send
  • Software is regularly upgraded
  • Detailed activity and subscription reports reports
  • Complete list add/remove/sent/open/click statistics and activity reports
  • Bounce-back email handling – no more dead addresses on your list
  • Deliverability reports
  • Email drafts & archives
  • Fully searchable database
  • Forward-to-a-Friend email feature
  • Wide selection of HTML templates, or create your own
  • Powerful template editor
  • Create, send out, and track the results of surveys to your customers and
    subscribers
  • Great help features and live chat option

Conclusion

With all these
useful features, affording pricing plans and excellent support, iContact
is definitely an excellent service to go with.
With iContact, you can be sure that your email marketing campaign is going to be a success.

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We have spent an incredible amount of time ensuring that we have built in all the features that are essential, but, we have spent a fair bit of time also building tools and features that might not be essential, but, sure is nice to have!

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Using an autoresponder can help you keep your product in front of prospects even while you’re giving them the extra information they need before making a purchase. An autoresponder is designed to send out emails automatically to the people on your subscriber list. Traditionally, autoresponders were used to send emails automatically when you’re not available.

However, it’s possible to set up a sequential autoresponder to automatically send out a series of emails at pre-set times. For example, you might want to offer your subscribers a ‘tip of the day’about your product, so you’d set your autoresponder to send out a new tip each day for you. This article will look at some ways you can use an autoresponder to help increase your business.

The biggest benefit of using an autoresponder service is the sense of surety or trust that comes with. All service providers value your business. So they know they must take care of your business with their services. Their equipment is heavy duty and will be able to take care of any volume of mailing. It doesn’t matter how large your list. You can email your lists in various formats, as well. You’ll be able to send a test email which is always a good idea. This feature alone can save you tons of headaches.

In addition to all the other benefits, you’ll also gain a little peace of mind. Not a bad thing to have. No worries about taking care of a large list should you get to that point. All this allows you to be hopeful about your business future, and you’ll have the ability to participate in real automatic marketing. Apart from this, an autoresponder also allows you to customize your email messages so that you are able to interact with your subscribers directly in a conversational tone. You’ll still retain the personal touch with this level of automation. Your emails will seem like they were hand crafted and hand delivered.

It’s no coincidence that all highly successful online businesses use autoresponders and list marketing. Having a plan to always be striving for increasing your customer base should be part of your long term business goals.

If you haven’t tried the new Unlimited Subscribers In Each List yet, now is the time. Do list swaps with other affiliate marketers that lets you conduct a controlled experiment with your sign up forms and messages to help to see which factors make them perform better for your campaigns.

There’s not a marketer on the planet who prefer to pay for something when they can get it free. Free marketing tools are getting better and better

Email marketing doesn’t need to be hard, but if you’re trying to make it
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take a look at the power of email marketing, and what you can do to tap

 

An example of a simple
autoresponder can be found in email services like Gmail, where you can set your
autoresponder. If you’ve ever sent an email to someone and gotten a fast,
automated reply telling you that they aren’t currently available, that was an
autoreponder message.

Email marketing is an entire subject unto itself, and if you wanted you could
really spend a lot of time learning about it.

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