Autoresponder Software

Good direct response marketers know that marketing is just a systematized sales process. 

Before the Internet, savy marketers would write multi-step sales letters and send them via direct mail. 

Today we have Auto-responder Software that does the same thing at a fraction of the cost.

The best autoresponder software is offered through reputable email blast service providers.

Autoresponder software IS NOT something that you can run off your computer at home. Don’t buy any products claiming they can do this – your email will probably end up getting flagged as spam.

Obviously if your emails get flagged as spam, no one will be reading them, so all the criteria of a good email blast company applies. Some email service providers have good autoresponder software built into their system and others do not.

You need the added ability to schedule messages based on opt in date or other behavior criteria (such as a click on a specific link or visit back to your website.).

Here are two email companies that have good autoresponder features.

Autoresponder Free Trials

Email Blast Company Free Trial Offer Overall Rating
Free Email Marketing Service iContact
30 Day free trial, no credit card to try
Plans from $10/month
Excellent stats and integration
Pay by list size (good for frequent senders)
Rating: ★★★★☆
StreamSend Email Blast StreamSend
30 Day free trial, no credit card to try
Plans from $20/month
Good for both beginner and experts
Pay for messages sent (good for large lists)
Rating: ★★★★☆

*Since most companies offer a free trial, you should sign up and test drive each interface.
You will quickly figure out which email service provider is best for your company.

We tried out but did not like Constant Contact and Vertical Response autoresponder capability. It was limited at best and we recommend them for normal email blast campaigns but not for auto-responders.

The thing about most autoresponder software is that it is just not very good. Unfortunately, most of the software does not really do the trick. Instead, emails get flagged as spam or the software does not allow you to setup sequences in the way you desire. Our opinion is that the best autoreply email software is from StreamSend.

The reason StreamSend is so good is because their system is easy to use and it works how you think it would work (its intuitive). The templates are colorful and interesting. The scripts are great. They also give you complete control over when the messages are sent. You can even see who is opening their emails and who is trashing their messages. Click any of the links on this page for a free 30 day trial.

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