Email Marketing And Your Small Business

by Aaron Goldberg - Date: 2009-01-14 - Word Count: 434 Share This!

Your small business needs email marketing to survive and save money on advertising. In general, email marketing should work quickly and easily. Basically, as long as you have a contact list that has been well maintained all you need to do is send out an email to let your customers know what you are selling, a new promotion, or a new product or service. However, there is something you should realize what could happen even if you have a great contact list and what you imagein are great new procucts and services.

If you notice your sales are slowing down, but can't find a good reason for them to be doing so, then you should check your email broadcast service. Many times, when an email broadcast service begins taking on more and more clients that spam their contact lists, rather than use them responsibly to contact people with permission, many Internet Service Providers will begin to block the emails from that particular broadcast service. Even if you use a broadcast service to send out email marketing mails and follow the rules as you should and ensure you only email those who request information from you it is still quite possible that your emails will be blocked by ISPs. This can kill your sales. So, the only option in this case is to change broadcast services.

This is certainly a pain because it involves a lot of work and effort. Not to mention you have to ask your subscribers to change with you. Not everyone will but your loyal customers probably will. The most important thing is that your emails will actually make it to your customers' inboxes. This is what is most important and what you should focus on. The thing that you will want to check on is whteher or not your emails are going through or not. In many cases, they aren't, and if you had good sales that have suddenly plummeted it may be because your emails aren't going through. So always check on this.

If you are relying on email broadcasts to deliver your marketing emails to your customers you may not be getting what you bargained for. As a result, you will certainly want to double check and see how your emails are getting to your intended recipients. In order to ensure your emaisl get through you will need to use an email broadcast service that is reliable and that does not take on clients who are spammers. This is what is most important so be sure to keep a good check on your emails and how well they are being received.

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Brought to you by Aaron Goldberg. Aaron is an advocate for Interspire, a provider of ecommerce shopping cart software, content management software, email marketing software, and other web software solutions.

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