Aweber And Call Loop Join Forces

Quite a few of the online automation experts saw this merger coming as long as six months ago. However in July of 2012, the merger between call loop and aweber is predicted to be a long relationship, and will provide a lot of value to the Internet community. There are two people currently involved in running call loop. One of them is Chris Brisson who happens to be the CEO as well as the co-founder. He made a big name for himself back in 2002, and built a business that he sold down the road three years later to a private investor. Chris has an affinity for implementing cutting-edge marketing principles, and also knows how to break this down so others can understand.

Chris Chubb is the other person involved in call loop as the lead developer. One of the biggest things Chris tries to implement in his daily development routine is simplicity. When I say simplicity, I mean an easy-to-use interface that doesn’t take a rocket scientist to navigate. With a bachelors from Penn State in computer engineering and a specialization in VLS Chip Design, Chris has the skills and the vision to navigate where call loop is going in the future.

Okay, now that we know who runs call loop, let’s talk more about what call loop is, how their venture with a aweber got started and finally the value that this business relationship brings to aweber. Call loop is a service that allows you to create either an SMS or a voice message campaign. While the service integrates with aweber, it also integrates with other top-notch autoresponder services like Get Response, iContact, Mail Chimp, Infusion Soft as well as Constant Contact.

I know you’ve been waiting to hear what this service does, so here we go. Instead of just relying on e-mail follow-ups, which have been the de facto standard since 1996, call loop offers the ability for users to send SMS text messages as well as voice messages to prospects. As you can imagine, this can turn a dull e-mail campaign into a super charged multi-media blitz, for just about any product or service out there. In fact, the integration of these two services into an aweber web-form pretty much changes the game of Internet marketing as we know it today.

In order to use this service, you need to have an a aweber autoresponder account as well as a call loop account. There’s really no way around this, because from a technical standpoint both services have been tweaked to work well with each other. I’ve been using aweber autoresponder’s for the last five years, and all I can say is that I wish I used them since I started Internet marketing way back in 1998. One of the big benefits you’ll always hear being posted about SMS text messaging, is the hyper response rate. In fact they advertise on the call loop site, that it’s not uncommon to get a 97% open rate with this type of campaign. The reason is everybody checks their text messages, I know I do!

They also offer voice broadcasting, which will allow you to record your own custom voice message. If you want to create your own MP3 file, you can do that, or, you can create the recording yourself over the phone. I know at this point you might be asking yourself, what about people that are on the do not call list? Well this system scrubs against this list, so you have to worry about that yourself. It’s just another added feature of convenience they decided to include.

In fact right now, you can even schedule what day or time prospects will end up receiving either your SMS text messages or your voice broadcasts. Right now you can even schedule this down to the day. Imagine sending a personalized text message, notifying a prospect of a webinar that you are going to run in the next 30 min. The more often you keep in touch with your hottest prospects, the more chances are that they will do business with you. All the aweber web-form does, is provide seamless integration into call loop. More than likely, after you sign up with them, you will enter your username and password details somewhere in the aweber back office so the integration will work like it’s supposed to.

The reporting analytics that call loop includes will tell you everything you need to know regarding your campaign metrics. From charts, reports and graphs, everything you need to effectively track your marketing campaigns is included. All you have to do, is log-in their back-office to get a birds eye view of everything that is going on. Tom Kulzer, who is the owner of aweber, is a very standup guy, and this company wouldn’t align themselves with a low caliber company. So in my opinion, this is good news in the e-mail marketing industry, and news you can take to heart.

Collection Letter Processing Printing And Mailing An Essential Part of Doing Business

If you are operating a service business or if you are providing a product to customers or clients on credit, there is a chance that those customers may use your product or service and then decline to pay for it in a timely manner. Sometimes, people don’t pay as a result of simple oversight (they forget) or as a result of financial difficulty. In other situations, people may be able to pay but may choose not to for whatever reason. No matter the circumstance, if you have provided a service or product to a customer, you deserve to be paid for that. If you aren’t, it may become necessary to draft, print and mail a collection letter.

No one likes to send out collection letters, of course, especially to people who are customers or clients of your business and who you may want to do business with in the future. The fact is, however, that you must be able to collect money for the products and services that you provide to people. If you are not able to do so, then your business cannot be profitable and you could find yourself facing financial strife as a result of inability to collect on accounts due.

Collection letters are an important way to get people to pay up. When people receive a collection letter, it may remind them of their obligation to pay in case it had slipped their mind. Receiving a collection letter can also prompt people to pay if they had chosen not to or if they had thus far been unable to do so, since the collection letter can remind them of the consequences of nonpayment including damage to their credit scores.

Of course, your collection letter- while it should be designed to inspire payment- must not violate any of your customer’s rights as defined by the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) or other laws protecting consumers. This means that your letter must be drafted carefully in a way that encourages the recipient to respond by making a payment but must not be drafted in a manner that violates anyone’s legal rights. It can be complicated to get the wording of your letter correct, and even more complicated to process, print and mail the collection letters in an effective manner. Fortunately, there are professionals who can help with processing, printing and mailing collection letters so you can take care of this essential part of your business.

When you are running a business, you should always make sure that people are aware of your collection policy and of the due date for fees and payments. Be sure to communicate with customer’s regularly to find out about any change in address that might result in them not receiving a bill. As long as people know when they are expected to pay and as long as they receive a bill from you, there is no reason for them not to pay and you are well within your rights to hire a professional who handles collection letter processing, printing and mailing to enforce your fees and get non-payers to pay what is owed.

International Mail Forwarding Services 101

Mail forwarding services provide you with a United Kingdom based street address for the receipt of your mail. These services then provide you with a means to request those items be shipped to you. Depending on the weight, size and your expected delivery time, your mail will determine how much it costs you. Some mail forwarding services let you have flexilbity on what to send while other service providers simply send everything. These services typically charge a setup fee, an annual or monthly fee and some fees for your shipping. Knowing what you exactly benefit from these fees can help you decide the right service provider for you. Make sure to compare the services and the corresponding rates of service providers before deciding on the right one for you.

Keep in mind that no matter who you use, you’ll still be responsible for any customs, taxes, or tariffs and note that each country has corresponding shipment restrictions to impose . Always ask what services are included and what services are not included. That is highly essential.

In the selection process, review the basic services and corresponding rates. Then compare them based on the cost to receive one package per month delivered to different countries. Moreover, check for value added services that might be helpful in choosing the right service for your needs. The rates differ from one country to another so it’s best to review each site and look for the rate for your country.

Almost all international mail forwarding service providers are basically there to handle your mail when you are outside the country. Some require deposits and some do not. Many of these service providers offer additional services. So, it would be a great idea to shop around and ask questions before making a commitment. Although, one may be cheaper that does not mean its the best one for you.