Newsletters

Are you interested in sending out a newsletter via email?

Regardless if you have a static website, or are running with WordPress, we recommend using a professional email marketing service.

Although there are plugins for WordPress that make use of PHP to send the mail, we do not recommend it. Here’s a good article on why.

Professional email marketing services

YMLP

We’ve managed newsletters for two grass roots organizations since 2004 using Your Mailing List Provider (YMLP).

This is definitely the best deal for organizations on a tight budget, with plans starting at $3.75 / month.

Unfortunately YMLP does not offer responsive templates at this time. They are working on a new website which will be launched soon.

Check out YMLP

MailChimp

Their platform is very powerful, and it integrates with many content management systems.

If you have fewer than 2,000 subscribers, you can send up to 12,000 emails per month for free!

Plans start at $10 / month for unlimited emails to 500 subscribers, and then $5.00 more per/month for each additional 500 subscribers.

Check out MailChimp

Constant Contact

Constant Contact is known for their excellent customer support, and educational outreach.

They charge by the list size, not by the number of emails sent. Plans start at $20.00 per month for up to 500 contacts.

Connect with people to drive business in new ways, like live events, trackable coupons, online surveys, and more.

Check out Constant Contact

There’s one other service worth mentioning that would be good for people who wish to do some serious marketing. AWeber starts at $19.95/month for unlimited email to 500 users.

Most people go with professional email marketing services, but it’s also worth mentioning Business Catalyst which offers a newsletter system which ties into a CRM, and a CMS.

Business Catalyst

If you’re looking for an integrated solution, we would recommend Business Catalyst. *

With Business Catalyst’s CRM (Customer Relationship Management) database building a customer database in the background, you can easily create targeted recipient lists and send personalized email marketing campaigns with just a few clicks.

Create an unlimited number of campaigns and send as many newsletters as you like. The first 10,000 emails each month are included in the monthly hosting fee, with extra emails costing less than 1 cent per newsletter.

* Business Catalyst is not for everyone. If interested, please contact us to discuss.