Are you currently collecting email addresses from your customers and sending them emails periodically? If not, you should definitely start doing this regardless of the business that you’re in.
Why? For starters, communicating with your current customers is a lot cheaper than trying to communicate with new customers. You already did the hard work of gaining your current customers, so you will probably want to make sure that you stay in communication with those customers so that you don’t lose them.
To get started, you should be taking your customer’s contact information, including email address, and putting them into some type of database, spreadsheet, or software. If you’re doing this already, good for you…advance to go and collect your $200 (Monopoly reference). However, if you’re not doing this already, you might want to start organizing your customer’s information and putting them into a spreadsheet.
Once all of your customer’s contact information is compiled into one location and categorized, it’s time to select software that will allow you to manage these contacts and allows you to send email marketing campaigns to your contacts. All you need to do is pick the software, save your spreadsheet, and upload it to your choice of software via a CSV file in most cases.
There are dozens of good software choices and each one has its own pros and cons. However, here are our top 5 choices:
There is a lot that goes into getting your customers into one location and then keeping up with it. Luckily there are a lot of automation options out there now that allow you to keep your list up to date as you grow.
Once your customer’s contact information list is compiled and you have set up and configured your email campaign software, it’s time for you to start sending out email marketing campaigns to your customers. Word of advice though… don’t send these too often or else it will most likely be perceived as SPAM and you will start getting unsubscribers. Also, make sure that you use good copy when writing your email marketing campaigns or else that too will lead to unsubscribers.
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