A powerful reason for making the switch from using the unlimited autoresponders that come free with your web hosting account to paying a monthly fee for an autoresponder service is the building of customer relationships through sequential autoresponders.
Although many web hosts offer unlimited autoresponders, each autoresponder is only capable of sending one response. Building business relationships that will increase your sales begins with the use of sequential autoresponders from a paid autoresponder service.
For example, if you want a copy of this article e-mailed to you, an ordinary autoresponder will do the job. But, what if you want me to send you a seven-part e-mail course? At the end of each autoresponder, I could refer you to the next autoresponder, but having you request all seven e-mails with just one action makes more sense.
Additionally, marketing experts generally seem to agree that a person needs to be exposed to your message multiple times before they respond or buy. If someone subscribes to your autoresponder because of their interest in a subject, you can then supply them with helpful information on a regular basis.
Thus, you establish trust and a relationship with your prospective customers. When they trust you, they are more likely to act on your recommendations and buy from you.
This type of relationship is pretty hard to develop with just one e-mail. However, several e-mails from a sequential autoresponder will help you to build such trust as your prospective customers get to know you over time.
As well, people have so many things clamoring for their attention that many just forget about you and your products and services unless you periodically remind them.
So, by paying a modest monthly fee, you can have unlimited, sequential autoresponders working for you. Yes, a paid autoresponder service can help increase sales by building trust and business relationships.