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Email Marketing Solution Extends Your Marketing Budget

May 17, 2008
In today's economic climate, it is more important than ever before to stretch your marketing budget as far as possible to try and attain the greatest return on investment (ROI) possible. While many marketing media are too expensive for the average small business, or require excessive long term commitments that eventually force the small business owner's hand, email marketing software may be the saving grace.

Both large and small businesses all over the world are realizing the power of email marketing. Since most email marketing software solutions require no major initial investment, it is easy to get started. Plus, since both big and small businesses are using the same medium, it helps level the playing field. While giant corporations like Wal-Mart potentially spend millions on their TV media buys, they also send emails. And the emails sent by small businesses can stand eye-to-eye with those of the giant corporations.

Many companies that used to rely on actual print flyers have come to realize that by cutting out design fees, printing fees and postage (and in some cases purchasing a mailing list) they can really stretch out their marketing dollar. Best of all, there is no long lead time when you use email marketing software. When the average small business wants to execute a promotional 'traditional' flyer campaign, they have to start weeks in advance leaving time for printing and delivery. With email marketing software, the small business owner can get a new product on their shelves at 9:00am and send out an email at 9:15am to their entire customer base announcing the new item available for sale.

The small business owner can also get more for their money because most email marketing software solutions are very easy to use and require little to no technical skills. This means there is no need to hire and pay a middle man to prepare your marketing material. With just a few minutes, a little creativity, and the clicking of some buttons, you can create a professional email marketing campaign that looks like you hired a full service agency.

Email marketing software helps you achieve a greater ROI for each cent you spend, because it gives you full access to reports, stats and other metrics to show you what is and what is not working. When companies launch a traditional flyer campaign, they have no idea how many people are actually reading the flyer or simply tossing it aside. With email marketing software, you can get instant access to measure the success of your campaign. With this information at the business owner's fingertips, he or she can make better decisions for future campaigns. For example maybe your customer base responds better to offers that highlight only one product instead of showcasing three or four items. In this situation when you use your email marketing software to launch campaigns in the future, you can target specifically to what drives the best results.

Overall, email marketing software lets small companies do more with less, and, at the end of the day, that ultimately improves your bottom line.
About the Author
Robert Burko is President of Elite Email, the most trusted email marketing solution used by organzations around the world. You can harness the power of email marketing for your business with a no risk free trial.
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