As you may know MaxBulk Mailer is one of the products we develop and market. It is a Bulk Email Software (and email merge tool) for both macOS and Microsoft Windows that allows anyone to send out customized offers, press releases, price lists, or any text or HTML message to a list of subscribers, friends, or customers.
You know that Email Marketing has spread around the whole world because of its high effectiveness, speed, and low cost. If you want to introduce and sell your product or service, the best way is to use e-mail to contact your targeted customer.
We created MaxBulk Mailer with that in mind.
Email marketing is indeed one of the best marketing techniques mostly because it is the cheapest form of advertising as compared to traditional forms of advertising and it is suitable for every industry. As a result and to fulfill the demand, software companies (like us) started to offer bulk email software. The demand continued to grow and new web-based email marketing services popped-up all other the internet. Well, using a web-based email marketing service is not exactly the same as using a bulk email software since you no longer send your messages in-house. You actually ask a company to do it for you, in exchange for a fee. This is called outsourcing.
We are talking about Email Marketing services like Mailchimp, Vertical Response, Constant Contact, and so on. A couple of years ago I heard that those systems were so great that they would eventually kill us along with all the companies that develop and market bulk emailers as we do. That did not happen, we sell as many copies as usual, nothing has changed actually. Many companies and individuals still want to send their messages themselves. Using a web service is sometimes an excellent architectural approach, in my experience, especially on huge lists but some people seem to think that web services should always be used.
So why are we still alive then?
I don't think that web services are the universal solution, indeed you may not feel comfortable sharing private information and you may not have money to spend. Yes, it is quite obvious that in exchange for the service you make some sacrifices, you have to share your lists and your message contents. You also have to pay. Indeed, not only you may have to pay a monthly subscription but a fee for each email you send. Sending messages in-house with a bulk mailer software like MaxBulk Mailer is totally free.
All the people that publish stuff by email do not have the same needs, not the same requirements, not the same amount of subscribers, not the same goals, and not the same financial means and opportunities. Some of us (publishers, list admins, marketers,...) prefer to pay for a lifetime software license and send messages without limitations. Small companies and individuals actually dislike subscriptions and monthly fees. You may also be worried about security and your subscriber's privacy. Your subscribers may not like you sharing their info with third parties (maybe you should ask them first). There are lots of things you need to be aware of but so to summarize I believe web-based systems are not that ideal. Especially when you are running on a very tied budget (or no budget at all) or if you are worried about such valuable and sensitive information leaving your office.
Let's be a bit paranoid about privacy
- You have to transfer your lists to a remote service thru an internet connection. Then they will be available online, supposedly to you only. What if a hacker breaks into the system and steals them? A well-known web-based email marketing service may be a target since e-mail lists are valuable and can be resold quite easily.
- Angry, underpaid or dismissed employees may even steal and sell your lists. What if the company goes bankrupt? What happens to the lists? As I said above e-mail lists are valuable and can be resold quite easily.
- Your lists are almost priceless if they are targeted. Indeed web-based email marketing services know exactly what you are selling, at what price, every single e-mail address in the lists, the click-through rate, and so on.
- As said before, you have to pay a sending volume fee, the more emails you send the more you have to pay. Some systems even ask for a subscription fee.
- Web-based email marketing services monitor your lists and the sending volume you are allowed is based on a progressive trust system. Yes, you have to start with small lists and demonstrate you are a good guy. Those systems can't put their reputation at risk actually.
- You can get banned. Indeed, if too many people complains about your message the mail service will suspend your account. That can be really frustrating if you are a legitimate sender.
Using a Bulk Email Software
With a Bulk Email Software like MaxBulk Mailer:
- Your lists are safe, they remain on your computer.
- Sending messages is free, you simply use the SMTP server you already have.
- Nobody will spy on you, you are free to send whatever you like to whoever you want.
- Your click-through statistics are private, nobody will know about what you do and how your mail campaigns perform.
If you list is really really huge, and you need to send your message quickly, perhaps you have no choice, you'll need to investigate a bulk emailing service. Sure, you can still do it in-house, but it can be slow and expensive. For small to medium lists, our recommendation is, just do it yourself. If your mail server has a delivery limit you can still use a bulk mailer with a bulk email server. It is always far cheaper and secure.
MaxBulk Mailer is a full-featured and easy-to-use bulk mailer and mail-merge software for macOS and Windows that allows you to send out customized press releases, prices lists, newsletters and any kind of text or HTML documents to your customers or contacts.
MaxBulk Mailer is fast, fully customizable and very easy to use. MaxBulk Mailer handles plain text, HTML and rich text documents and gives full support for attachments. With MaxBulk Mailer you will create, manage and send your own powerful, personalized marketing message to your customers and potential customers.
Thanks to its advanced mail-merge and conditional functions you can send highly customized messages and get the best results of your campaigns. You also have support for international characters, a straightforward account manager with support for all type of authentication schemes including SSL, a complete and versatile list manager, support for importation from a wide range of sources including from remote mySQL and postgreSQL databases.
MaxBulk Mailer is a software tool that you purchase once, no need to pay on a per-email basis to submission services!