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AWeber wants my address

Discussion in 'Business & Tax Advice' started by ButcherPete, Jul 11, 2012.

  1. ButcherPete

    ButcherPete Regular Member

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    Just signed up at AWeber to start email marketing. They want a physical mailing address, though. Obviously I don't want to use my home address because of privacy/safety concerns, and it probably looks very unprofessional if the address is just "123 Dead Weasel Road, Apartment E" (not my real address, obviously) I called every town in my area looking for the cheapest PO box, but the cheapest one is still 44 bucks a year. I just don't want to pay that much for something that I'm barely ever going to use. I mean, can some experienced email marketers chime in here? How often do you actually get mail to that address you provided? I also considered mail forwarding and digital mail services, but those are all far more expensive than the PO box.

    My main question is, is there a cheaper option for me in this situation? Any input would be appreciated.
     
  2. 7878

    7878 Executive VIP Premium Member

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    You'll never get mail to that address, it's required for CAN-SPAM compliance.
     
  3. browndog24

    browndog24 Newbie

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    Don't worry about it. If they need to reach you they will email you they are not going to come to your address.
     
  4. pallyD

    pallyD Junior Member

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    Fake name generator. Look it up. That's what I used, so if anyone wants to mail me they can send it to the sunshine state while I'm chilling in the land of Lincoln.
     
  5. toolbar1

    toolbar1 Registered Member

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    I think that's an issue we all face, I just put an abounded house address.
     
  6. bryanon

    bryanon Executive VIP Premium Member

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    That's not correct I'm afraid.
    While I haven't used aWeber for a while (switched over to GetResponse after aWeber got hacked and their databases stolen the 2nd time), I do remember that they had a problem with the "welcome pack" they sent me to the address I gave them bouncing, after which they wanted me to verify my address.
    Not sure if they're still doing it or not but a couple of years ago it was like this.
    Btw. take a look at privatebox.co.nz - they're based in New Zealand so you won't get a US address but if an NZ address is good enough for you then you can have a go at them - back when I researched reputable mail forwarding services they had by far the best prices.
     
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  7. ber789

    ber789 Junior Member

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    Have you thought about finding someone to share a virtual or PO with you? Pretty sure aweber verifies addresses now.
     
  8. Yashiro

    Yashiro Newbie

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    Switch off from aWeber mate...
     
  9. 7878

    7878 Executive VIP Premium Member

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    Getting an invoice at that address, sure. I assumed that was a given.

     
  10. damzrox

    damzrox Newbie

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    Im from india how can i get an aweber account with a US address?? help please..
     
  11. hitmeup

    hitmeup Newbie

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    go on ebay and get a mailing address.
    they're pretty cheap about 3.99
     
  12. lambofgods

    lambofgods Junior Member

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    Sounds like a scam to me.
     
  13. Moneyman94

    Moneyman94 Junior Member

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    I use Aweber and a PO box, no problems and CAN-SPAM compliant
     
  14. unclemike

    unclemike BANNED BANNED

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    I would consider using mailchimp instead. I have been using them for awhile and no such issues with an address.

    Cheers,
    Mike