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    Aweber Vs Php Script

    I know there are thousands of people out there who uses Aweber to send out their weekly or monthly newsletter. I personally think Aweber is a good service but is really expensive. Why pay hundreds of bucks a year for their service when you could just buy a php mailing list script.

    Share your thought everyone I would like to hear them. which one would you go with?

    Note: I am not trying to offend anyone, I am just stating you could save soo much money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcell Purham View Post
    Why pay hundreds of bucks a year for their service when you could just buy a php mailing list script.
    Because, once again, that implies complex manoeuvres, and not everyone is comfortable with it. Beside, I reckon that you can do much more things with Aweber than a script.

    And if you want a free alternative if you only have a couple of suscribers, you may want to use MailChimp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nic SEO View Post
    not everyone is comfortable with it. Beside, I reckon that you can do much more things with Aweber than a script.

    And if you want a free alternative if you only have a couple of suscribers, you may want to use MailChimp.
    Yes but you can pay a programmer or buy a mailing list that does the same thing as aweber or even more. See with aweber the higher the subscribers the more you pay. With a paid script or custom made script you can get up to 10,000 subscribers and can create multiple mailing list for a one time fee. unlike aweber
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcell Purham View Post
    Yes but you can pay a programmer or buy a mailing list that does the same thing as aweber or even more. See with aweber the higher the subscribers the more you pay. With a paid script or custom made script you can get up to 10,000 subscribers and can create multiple mailing list for a one time fee. unlike aweber
    Hey I was just 'sharing my thoughts on this'. Aweber also let its users choose from a great amount of template for the emails. Also it has support and you are sure that your message is going to get delivered, which you aren't when you are managing your e-mail campaign on your own.

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    I agree to save costs you can get a good script.

    But I stick to GetResponse/Awber due to the ease of it.

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    Here's the link to MailChimp.

    http://www.mailchimp.com/pricing/

    It's free when you have under 100 suscribers, after that the pricing similar with Aweber.

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    I'm a bit biased, I own PHPAutoresponder.

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    Although it's expensive to use those services, it's worth it as you just have to sit back and press the 'submit' button, if you're running your own script, you have to spend time plus money to maintain your script and list. But the final choice is yours to decide which one to use

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    Sending emails from your own domain name from your hosting account presents problems such as allowed frequency of emails and the danger of your host shutting down your site each time somebody thinks you spammed them.

    So for each spam complaint, you have to prove why your email was not spam.

    So that is one good reason why people use email list services. Because the emails are not sent from your web host.

    Another reason is deliverability. The major emailing list services work with the ISPs to get their services white-listed by showing them how they implement double-opt-in systems and insert opt-out links in their emails.

    Then, they provide the autoresponder service.

    So, it is tricky at best to do all this without paying the monthly fees for these services I think.

    Of course, PHP scripts will work fine technically, and are a good option where your emails are very unlikely to be flagged as spam and your customer will send you an email from their account to your sending email to opt in.

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    1shoppingcart is a good alternative to Aweber.

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