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Green Acres
03-20-2011, 09:03 PM
I'm looking for some sort of software or program where I can create email lists from. Looking at gopher,lawn pro, groundskeeper etc. Would like to be able to send out emails to customers reminding them of services we do or specials we may be running. Would be nice if the templates were already made up and I can just select which one I want to send. If you know of anything like this please let me know.

Lefet
03-20-2011, 09:09 PM
I don't think Lawnpro can do that. Mass emailing that is. The newest version (LP4) may, but I'm not sure. This may at least help to narrow your search.

Ted at HindSite
03-21-2011, 02:19 PM
If you're just looking for email services, check out Mail Chimp (http://www.mailchimp.com/?pid=GAW&source=website&gclid=CMTH6IaV4KcCFcW5KgodFy6q-g) or Constant Contact (https://search.constantcontact.com/offer/buynow/niftyfifty/signup.jsp?utm_id=GOO910401D&cc=GOO910401D&cpao=111&cpca=Constant+Contact&cpag=Constant+Contact&kw=constant+contact+Exact&v=1&gclid=CMup4pKV4KcCFce7KgodCSMHAA). Just get your contacts into a spreadsheet and then you can upload them from there. They have tons of pre-made templates, so you just have to manage your contact list and enter your content.

lukemelo216
03-21-2011, 05:06 PM
just use your email provider. my email account is set up with go daddy. Simply input your clients email addresses, then just create an email group or email list. We have a general mail box info @ companyname.com which is probably where i would run it out of, but you dont need any special program

if your looking for something to make like a monthly flyer or something, then just use like publisher or something.

Hope this helps

Ted at HindSite
03-21-2011, 05:13 PM
just use your email provider.
Hope this helps

Gotta be careful, if you're sending to large groups, and doing it frequently, your domain (blahblah@randomlawncarecompany.com) might get blacklisted, or shunted into spam.

lukemelo216
03-21-2011, 05:16 PM
yeah true. it all depends on the quantity of it i guess

grassmasterswilson
03-21-2011, 10:23 PM
you can do this in just about any email program. I use gmail and created a company list. just make sure you bcc the names so no reply alls

GreenI.A.
03-21-2011, 11:04 PM
legally all mass emails must contain a method and directions for the customer to opt out of receiving the mass emails. Either a link at the botom or you can provide directions telling the customers to simply reply back to the email with a subject like stop emails. There are actually very heavy fines that can be imposed for mass emails if a convenient manner to discontinue receiving them is not provided. And this is federal law not state

Ted at HindSite
03-22-2011, 10:39 AM
Yup, it's the CAN-SPAM act.
Details here (http://business.ftc.gov/documents/bus61-can-spam-act-compliance-guide-business), if you can't sleep.

kirkmbrown2001
03-22-2011, 01:40 PM
I second Mailchimp (http://www.mailchimp.com)!

I use them and I love their service!

Here is an archive of my past email newsletters I have sent with Mailchimp
http://us1.campaign-archive2.com/home/?u=5c438d1e781058da1791c82ea&id=1610b3d85b

They have ready-made templates and they also make sure your emails are CAN-SPAM ACT compliant. You can choose monthly plans or pay-as-you-go for like 2-3 cents an email!

Green Acres
03-22-2011, 09:54 PM
Thanks for the input. I would like to have something that already has pre made templates made up. I think that would be a little easier and faster