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Old September 11, 2003, 12:18 AM
Ken Black
 
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Default Re: Things to consider about hosting and autoresponders

Thanks Dave ! How does the website creation tool and the shopping cart function ? I did not see a link or samples at the site.

> Hi Ken,

> 1. I can't give specifics of pages or
> traffic, but it sounds minimal for a biz
> site with commercial traffic.
> That's adequate for a lot of sites and some
> traffic, but lots of basic hosting packages
> offer twice that or even more.

> 2. The ability to import, export, mail to
> all or some, move customers from one AR
> series to another depending on their
> purchases, and the ability to track
> everything are all things to think about
> when selecting an AR.

> A system that lets you manage multiple lists
> from one place, and shift things around as
> needed is a huge advantage, compared to
> having different systems that may or may not
> be compatible.

> Then there is the customer service issue.
> Phone or email only, 24/7 or 8-5 M-F? How
> quickly they respond and are they excellant,
> competant, or worse. What about downtime?
> This is especially important with the
> hosting. And some hosts don't deal well with
> a commercial internet marketing website that
> has lots of traffic, big lists, lots of
> email, etc..

> How do they deal with spam complaints? Do
> they shut you down cold or give you a chance
> to prove it really was opt-in?

> A service built by an internet marketer for
> that purpose, is made to handle the
> business, and the people running it
> understand these issues. Not all hosts or
> services do.

> All things to consider.

> Autoresponders: Aweber is great quality but
> gets spendy to add several.

> Many folks give GetResponse good reviews.
> Many happy users.

> AutoresponsePlus is supposed to be
> excellant, great features, lots of options.

> Of course, there is the issue of using a
> third party service or getting a script to
> put on your server.
> Does anyone know of a real good discussion
> of the pros/cons of each?

> There are many other good ones with various
> advantages/disadvantages.

> The only place I have seen all you need in
> one commercial package is WarriorPro.
> It's really hard to beat Allen's Warrior
> package:

>
> http://www.WarriorPro.com/cgi-bin/w.cgi?38024
> with hosting, autoresponders, list
> handling, tracking, private Warrior
> membership, and residual income. Users rave
> about the customer service.
> When you add up all the features, it's an
> incredible deal.

> (Sorry about the aff. link, but you can't
> get there without it.)

> It seems to me that having a
> "package" with one control panel
> that you can handle your responders, lists,
> newsletters, etc, all from one place, would
> be a lot easier. Especially when you have
> multiple lists and products.

> There are enough posts on these boards to
> give you "AR overload" if you go
> searching for them. :-)

> Does anyone know of a really good
> side-by-side comparison of autoresponders?

> Best of luck with your choice Ken. Let us
> know what you pick, and why.

> Success to All,
> Dave
 


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