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Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by birdturd9726, Dec 8, 2007.
does anyone know of any good email mailing list. any companies, or any free sites with lists. thanks
You would be going against FCC laws if you email people who are on the federal do not email list. That could really suck if someone came after you.
how would i know who is on the list
im email relator's and companies in my area.
So you want to be a spammer? Nice.
no im thinking of another way to obtain customers
edited no name calling. thanks, jodi
No, he's not being a wise ass with an attitude. Unsolicited email is called spam for a reason. PEOPLE DESPISE IT! I think you would get a very small return on this practice and many of those that get the message would never call you to do work just because of it.
thats what i was trying to figure out i was going to give it a try to see if it was any good. So you don't think sending email happy holidays cards out is going to be a good return.
If your sending an email to a current or past customer your fine. If it is an unsolicited email to someone who has never done business with you, I personally wouldn't even consider it. I know that I don't look favorably on unsolicited emails. They also get deleted before I open them. As a side note, most email programs now have fairly sophisticated filtering aspects that ship messages from unknowns get deleted or put in a junk mail folder.
There are very strict rules in place about email marketing. If you were to partner up with someone- say, a local nursery- who has a list of customers who have opted in with them, and have ALSO opted in to receive solicitations from third parties, you can send them emails. Your emails must make it very clear where they came from, and there must be a very clear "unsubscribe" link in the email itself- and if someone unsubscribes, you have to honor this. To the best of my knowledge there's no "national list" because it's even stricter than that- you can't send unsolicited email marketing to anyone. They get to tell you it's ok.
I wouldn't pay much for this, even if it is legal. When I think about my customers most are too old to know how to Google for lawn care