Every entrepreneur should be aware of the significance marketing has over obtaining a stable and profitable customer base. But even when you target your audience, there is no guarantee that you will successfully build a relationship with your customers. That is why marketing communications is a separate college subject and covers a whole philosophy on how to interact with customers. One of the marketing communication channels we would like to discuss here is bulk mail services and how can a small or medium business use its advantages to obtain a solid customer base.
We have all heard about bulk mail but how much do we really know about it. Some would instantly think of e-mail spam. Yes, this can also be referred to bulk mail, but we are interested in its original meaning. Bulk mailing means sending large amount of any kind of mail to a specific audience. Selection of audience is made through targeting and mailing lists which are obtained from mail houses. But why choose bulk mail over easier and standard e-mail?
Mail houses offer lowered prices on certain mail packages sent to larger audience. These packages don’t just save money, but are also very flexible in how and when you want your mail delivered to people. This allows you to adapt sending promotional material according to your marketing strategy.
Bulk mail services cover much of the work for preparing mail and sending it. Instead of preparing your own mail by hand (that could take forever), these time-wasting activities are left to mail house staff to handle, allowing you to focus on more important things related to your business.
Mailing lists from mail houses are a little harder to obtain than standard e-mail lists which are being offered for low prices on the Interned. But this difference in price and effort is not by accident. As practice has shown, e-mail lists are not at all reliable, with prediction that most people will most likely mark your advertisement as spam. Also, information people provide for an e-mail account is never 100% true. Hence, you might end up sending e-mail to totally irrelevant customer profiles. Another encouragement to use physical mailing lists is that mailing service can keep your list up-to-date and expand it over time, allowing you to grow your business.
Bulk mail services as we can conclude, are perfect for small start-up companies with a decent budget. You can address specific customers that you believe will generate most income. With good faith you can later use this income to expand your list and generate even higher profits.