Imagine having the reliability of Aweber in delivering your emails, minus their monthly fees.
I mean, what if this were …<gasp>Free</gasp>?
That’s the kind of awesome new service that we’re currently evaluating for all DAP users.
It is a Third-party SMTP Service provided by leading Email Service Provider, FuseMail.com (Note: This is not final in any way, and we may end up going with someone totally different. Just FYI).
Now you already know DAP allows you to send out bulk email to your members right from your web host. There really is no need for an external email service. Most web hosts are pretty good with their deliverability.
In fact, we ourselves use our web host’s SMTP service to send out our emails to you.
That said, if you are hosting on an inexpensive web host (like for $5/month), you obviously cannot expect your host’s email deliverability to be the same as, say, that of Aweber’s. There is a reason why Aweber is expensive. And that’s because they have really good email delivery. And if you have an Aweber account already, and plan on using that with DAP, then DAP allows you to add buyers of a Product in DAP to your Aweber list (a different list for each product since DAP v3.3). So you’re all set already.
And if you didn’t care for Aweber, and still wanted to avoid using your web host’s email system and their hourly email-sending restrictions, then DAP has always had an answer for this…
Simply sign-up with a 3rd party SMTP provider, set up their SMTP info on the “SMTP” screen in DAP admin, and DAP will totally bypass your local web host for all outgoing emails, and instead send out emails through this 3rd party service.
No Monthly Fees
But what if you didn’t have an expensive service like Aweber? And you also don’t want (or can’t afford) the ongoing monthly fees charged by such email providers?
That’s exactly why we’re evaluating whether offering such a 3rd Party Service to all DAP users makes sense.
We’re not sure if you’re going to favor such a service over Aweber. We’re not sure if you’re going to take up this option at all.
DigitalAccessPass.com is actively exploring such an option, and we’re going to be taking on on a big monthly fee in order to provide this to you for free.
But these individual accounts that we’re going to provide you with, certainly won’t allow you to blast out tens of thousands emails an hour. For that, you would have to sign up for a paid option (it costs something like $80 per month, and you can send out up to 80,000 emails a month). Or use Aweber.
But for 99% of membership site owners, they don’t have tens of thousands of members (yet). And they don’t plan on blasting out spam to that 20-million email id’s purchased for $99 online either ;-).
So a 3rd-party service like this would be perfect for the average, non-spamming, membership site owner who doesn’t have gobs of money and boat-loads of members – yet.
That’s why we need your help to determine what kind of email volume you expect to send out through such a 3rd-party service.
So please take this short survey, which will really help us figure out your specific needs.
It would be great if you let us know who you are, but you don’t have to. Feel free to be anonymous if that helps.