e-Newsletter Design Services

McCord Web Services monthly e-newsletterE-newsletters are a great tool to create customer loyalty, to identify you as an expert in your field, and to create repeat customers that can take your business to a whole new level. Here's how it works, you purchase the initial design which we create as a reusable template. For your first issue you send us content or pay us to create content for you.

We format the content and add images as appropriate, then we load the e-newsletter into your selected sending service and set up the send to out to your own subscriber list. For content creation we charge $75 per hour and charge $75 per hour to format the content and send out the e-newsletter for each issue.

Please be aware that we do not offer PDF newsletter or print newsletter creation services. Our services are HTML and Web specific.

The best e-newsletters are those that are fairly short and compact (byte-wise) so that they will not be filtered out by Internet Service Providers or spam filters. All work we do is Federal CAN SPAM compliant. We invite you to view screen shots of some of our e-newsletters in our Portfolio to review the style of e-newsletter we create for clients.

E-newsletter Programs

Our e-newsletter programs are set up to be flexible to match your needs. Please feel free to contact us with your specific needs for a free price proposal.

Description of Service Pricing
e-Newsletter that is Mobile Responsive
Consider a simple e-newsletter template that looks good in Outlook and Gmail as well as on your smartphone. We have two template styles taht we have tested extensively. Please see our Portfolio for examples.
$255 with a three hour time cap for set up of template and installation of your first issue content or short blog post. (New content creation is additional.)
E-Newsletter Content
We research and create copy for your industry-specific e-newsletter to input into one of our designs. The design is purchased separately.
Content Writing Fee $75 per hour
Subscription Service
Have us set up and manage your list and program.
Find out more details.

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E-newsletter Subscription Services

How exactly do you get an e-newsletter to readers after it is created?

Find out about our newsletter management programs and the extended services that we offer for your e-newsletter needs. We can create and load your database, create demographics, and even configure your subscription account. For subscription services to be used in conjunction with our e-newsletter designs, we have several recommendations.

"Nancy does an awesome job in a friendly and professional manner. She does what she says she can do, does it on time, and exceeds expectations time and time again."

Michael A. Mastracci
Attorney at Law

We have carefully reviewed several subscription services and have selected Topica Email Publisher, Constant Contact, iContact, Benchmarkemail.com, and Vertical Response as our best resources. Please be aware that some of these resource may pay us a small commission if you click our link and purchase their services, but that is not the reason why we recommend them, we have simply found their services to be of value to our clients.

Topica Email Publisher charges $49.95 per month for under 5,000 subscribers. You may have multiple lists with this resource. Send your e-newsletters via Topica Email Publisher!

Constant Contact offers a free 60 day trial and charges $30 per month for up to 2,500 subscribers. Constant Contact, try it for 60 days free from this special link!

Benchmarkemail.com offers a very user-friendly do-it-yourself interface. If you want to be able to easily send out e-newsletters or notes to customers very quickly and easily, we have found that their interface is one of the easiest that we have seen and tried out. You absolutely do not need to know HTML to be able to use their program.

With Vertical Response, you only pay when you send out your newsletter. This is a great program for businesses with small lists or just starting out with e-newsletters. Reports are supplied for your campaigns to help you track your success.

iContact offers a small monthly fee of $9.95 per month for up to 500 subscribers. Upgrade to 2,500 subscribers for only $24 per month. This is a great resource for businesses with small lists that want to contain subscription service costs or inexpensively try out e-newsletters for the first time.

MailChimp is a new program that we are currently reviewing. The great thing about this service is that you can connect your OS e-Commerce store newsletter subscription database using API directly into MailChimp. You've got great choices, you can pay only when you send to your list or you can pay a monthly fee prices start as low at $10 a month. You can try the program for free so check it out.

All services offer discounts for paying for a year in advance. Constant Contact and Benchmarkemail allow 250 subscribers in their free 30 or 60 day program where as Topica does not have restriction on the amount of subscribers in the trial period, but the trial period is 30 days shorter. iContact offers a free 15 day trial period for up to 250 subscribers, and Vertical Response offers a free 30 day trial of their product.

Please feel free to contact us with your special needs so that we can offer suggestions of which program might be best for your needs.

Keep in mind that if you decide to do your own newsletter using one of the services listed above, that you are using pre-fab templates that will have restrictions in look and feel. If you want to carry your "brand" into your e-newsletter, are too busy to learn how to use these programs, or want a more unique look to set your business apart, you are better off with our custom templates and our subscription management services. We can still use the service you select to manage the subscriber database, but would use the custom HTML option for your newsletters. Use us, we can be your cost effective solution to free you up to focus on what you do best!

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