Every business needs a streamlined customer communication system. Our Database Marketing tool will help your company get more sales, save money and time, and turn existing customers into raving fans with email and SMS marketing.
At a glance...
|Branded Email Templates based on your existing website|
|Send targeted email campaigns|
|Professional email templates|
|Send bulk SMS messages|
|Store unlimited contacts|
|Segment contacts into groups|
|In-built Spam Law compliance|
|Surveys with real-time results|
|Online event sign up and payment|
|Extensive reporting and statistics|
|Same login as Third Generation Website|
Marketing to a database of your prospects and existing customers can be a goldmine of new sales and repeat purchases - isn't it time your company took advantage of this?
Most small to medium businesses haven't even heard of database marketing, so you will have a significant advantage over your competitors when you start using Database Marketing. You will be amazed at the many ways you can improve your communication and build your brand using the suite of tools, plus the tangible results you will get - more website traffic, more sales and more time!
What are the benefits your company will get with Database Marketing?
- More sales - database marketing is a great way to drive prospects back to your website to get them to buy, and also great for staying in touch with existing clients to turn them into raving fans that buy from you more often and refer their friends
- Happy customers - use email and SMS marketing to add extra personalised touches to the sales process and your after sales service to show your customers you value them and increase their loyalty to your business
- Streamlined communication - the bulk and automated email functionality in the Database Marketing system enables you to plan out and schedule your customer communications in advance, which removes the hassle and means you can set and forget!
- Reduced costs - your marketing costs will be reduced by emailing your promotions rather than posting, and your administration costs will be cut by using emails for common questions, reminders etc so you can spend more time on your core business
- Test and measure - every business needs to know what results they are getting from their marketing and this is simple with our Database Marketing system, as you can constantly tweak and measure your marketing to ensure optimum performance
About Database Marketing
Your business needs one central database with all your prospects, past customers, current customers, suppliers, alliances and other stakeholders stored in it - this is a marketing goldmine! The database management tool enables you to have multiple groups of contacts within your database and store different information on each of them, from standard fields like first name and email address, to custom fields such as pricing level and comments from last meeting. From here, you can use the other tools in the suite to communicate with these groups and strengthen your relationships with them.
Recent studies have indicated that email marketing has a return on investment of around $45 for every $1 spent - so your business really needs to be maximising this tool. You can use email marketing for many types of communication, such as newsletters, special offers and promotions, welcome letters, quotes, reminders and much more. This system also offers great targeting functionality to easily send your campaigns to different segments of your database, plus scheduling functionality that allows you to automate emails to send on specific dates and times or based on triggers. The possibilities for using email marketing in your business really are unlimited and the benefits are amazing.
SMS marketing is becoming a popular way for businesses to communicate with their contacts and is widely accepted in our mobile savvy world. SMS is great for quick or time-specific messages, such as reminders prior to an event or sale, coupons to bring in store or birthday wishes. It's also great for adding extra 'touches' in the sales process to build the relationship with your clients. The SMS tool allows you to easily create, schedule and send personalised and targeted messages to your database, with an automated unsubscribe function to ensure you comply with spam laws. Your business will find many uses for this simple, cost-effective communication method to get more customers and save on administration time.
Events such as seminars, product launches or VIP nights can be great for generating leads and sales, but often too expensive and time-consuming to organise. The Event Management tool helps remove some of this hassle to make events a more viable option for small businesses. With this tool you can set up the event on your website to take online registrations and even online payment, plus it automatically creates registration lists and name tags to save you even more time. You can also use the Email Marketing tool to promote the event to your database, minimising the costs of printed invitations.
Feedback is invaluable for your business - do you have any strategies in place to capture this? With the Survey tool you can set up multiple surveys to gather information such as pre-meeting questionnaires and after sales feedback fo your customers, or even performance evaluations for your staff. You can use our templates or personalise your own surveys and the system automatically collates and graphs the results for you. You can even use the Email Marketing tool to automate your surveys to send out on certain dates or based on actions (such as buying a product) so you have to set it up once.
Articles are great for providing information to your website visitors and for building up your website with fresh, keyword rich content for search engine optimisation. The Article Library enables you to easily create articles that can be used in your email campaigns. With the click of a button, you can add your articles into your email newsletter with a 'Read More' link to get readers to click through to your website (you will need one of our websites for this to work), and if you purchase the Article Listing tool you can have all your articles displayed on your website too. Plus the Article Library integrates with Twitter so you can tick a box and tweet your articles as well.
If you aren't measuring the results of your marketing, how do you know if it's working? The Reporting functionality in this system gives you detailed graphs and statistics on your online marketing activities, including open rates, unsubscribes, click throughs and more. This enables you to tweak your campaigns and compare the results to find out what your target audience prefers and ensure they get value from your marketing. This knowledge can be very powerful - well-planned marketing strategies can generate huge results for your business!
|Unlimited contacts||Yes|| || |
|Custom fields||Yes|| || |
|Organise contacts into subscription groups||Yes|| || |
|Create registration forms||Yes|| || |
|Manage unsubscribes||Yes|| || |
|Import contacts||Yes|| || |
|Manage subscription group unsubscribes||Yes|| || |
|Export to Excel||Yes|| || |
|Automatic bounce handling||Yes|| || |
|Email personalisation||Yes|| || |
|Forward to a friend||Yes|| || |
|Local Spam Act compliant||Yes|| || |
|Organise campaigns into folders||Yes|| || |
|Individual email spam reports||Yes|| || |
|Trigger based emails||Yes|| || |
|Easy to create and send||Yes|| || |
|Archive old campaigns||Yes|| || |
|Target contacts with sophisticated filters||Yes|| || |
|Automatically publish newsletters to your website||Yes|| || |
|Create auto-responders||Yes|| || |
|Support for Sender ID||Yes|| || |
|Open and click tracking||Yes|| || |
|Full activity for each subscriber||Yes|| || |
|View bounces||Yes|| || |
|Add contacts to groups based on their actions||Yes|| || |
|Bandwidth usage report||Yes|| || |
|Opens over time||Yes|| || |
|Compare campaign results||Yes|| || |
|Start from scratch or use our templates||Yes|| || |
|Organise questions into pages||Yes|| || |
|Select from answer templates||Yes|| || |
|Collect, multi and single text answers||Yes|| || |
|Customise the look and feel||Yes|| || |
|Collates results in real-time||Yes|| || |
|Export results into Excel||Yes|| || |
|Add respondents to email campaigns||Yes|| || |
|Browse individual responses||Yes|| || |
|Easy archiving of old surveys||Yes|| || |
|Skip question logic||Yes|| || |
|Email notifications of responses||Yes|| || |
|Matrix style questions||Yes|| || |
|Collection limits||Yes|| || |
|Receive payments for tickets||Yes||Click here for a full list - some payment gateways require an SSL certificate, and all have their own fees and charges|| |
|Create multiple ticket types||Yes|| || |
|Collect individual information on attendees||Yes|| || |
|Events display on your website||Possible||Only if you have the Events Listing Tool|| |
|Maximum attendance per ticket type||Yes|| || |
|Events can re-occur||Yes|| || |
|Autoresponders for attendees||Yes|| || |
|Bulk SMS Marketing|| || || |
|Unsubscribe functionality||Yes|| || |
|Meets local Spam laws||Yes|| || |
|Personalise messages||Yes|| || |
|Schedule campaigns||Yes|| || |
|Contacts can reply back to you||Yes|| || |
|RSS feeds for articles||Yes|| || |
|Automatically add individual articles to your website||Yes|| || |
|Include articles in your emails||Yes|| || |
|Articles display on your website||Possible||Only if you have the Article Listing software|| |
Note: If any functionality you need is not listed here, it is not included as a feature in this product. You will need to discuss this with your consultant.