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How do you guys inbox to local businesses?

Discussion in 'Offline Marketing' started by alex.b, Feb 26, 2014.

  1. alex.b

    alex.b Junior Member

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    I hope this is the right subforum because I couldn't find one that talks specifically about mailing. No, I'm not a spammer or looking to do that. I'm just trying to sell some services to local business owners via email (still too afraid of the phone). However, I just can't seem to inbox.

    At first I tried emailing from hotmail, yahoo and gmail accounts but after just a few emails I would get an error message and couldn't send emails anymore for a day or so. Then I looked into emailing services but they are either very expensive or for those that seem to have a clean SMTP, interspire, dkim etc. I sent out around 10000 emails over the span of a week but maybe got 10-20 opens and 4-5 clicks out of that. Even with a shitty subject line you'd get better results.

    Can anybody give me an idea what I need to do to get those emails into the inbox? I'm just looking to send maybe 200-300 emails per day.

    Thanks!
     
  2. netmoney1

    netmoney1 Executive VIP

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    #1) Don't email from yahoo/gmail/hotmail etc - no business owner will ever take that seriously - ever. Why don't you have a business email? You have a website right? Set up email on it.

    #2) Business owners get dozens of emails a day - they all get deleted because (want a great example - click the banner in my sig and read the post about why business owners want to punch you in the face - it gives a perfect example of why emailing is difficult)

    If you are going to do it please don't use a free service. If you want to stand even a slight chance of getting an open then use a business email.
     
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    Onizukafr Regular Member

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    Send mails instead of emails, of course you can't send 10000 mails by week but you will get a better conversion rate.
     
  4. alex.b

    alex.b Junior Member

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    @netmoney1: I tried the business mail thing already (together with an SMTP, rdns, dkim for my domain etc.) but after around 5k emails or so I think I got a few spam complaints and that was enough to kill the domain already. Not looking to burn a domain every few hundred emails unless I'm simply missing something...I must be, can't be so hard to send out a couple of emails per day and inbox?

    @onizukafr I'd like to stick with email for now, I'm not in the US but targeting US business owners so getting a mailing campaign going is a bit difficult for me. Also it's not in my budget.
     
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    ardley216 Elite Member

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    Possibly rethink your direct marketing plan? Is email REALLY the best way to get businesses interested in your services?

    Local businesses like PEOPLE, and people they know and trust. Give it a quick rethink. :)
     
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    I can help you on this.Contact us
     
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    Conor Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    OP, try rewording your email and subject. If it looks spammy, it will get marked as such. Try making it look more personal, even include the recipient's name if you have it. A little bit of quality and effort, while it might take more time, will go a long way.