Joomlashack has partnered with iContact to develop J!Contact, a simple way to leverage the registration process of Joomla for powerful email marketing.
J!Contact is an integration of Joomla and iContact, the leading on-demand email marketing service.
iContact allows you to easily create, send, and track email newsletters, RSS feeds, surveys, and autoresponders.
If you have a website you're likely to be sending out emails to lists of readers, customers, members, or other site visitors. Sending effective newsletter and bulk emails to these lists is a critically important skill for anyone who wants to have a successful website.
You might have read some of our reviews at Compass Designs of the many email solutions out in the wild. We have reviewed Joomla email components and hosted email software. After trying them all, we chose iContact. We use it ourselves for all our email needs, and we love it.
While and outstanding stand-alone service, however, one problem quickly emerged for Joomla website owners: how to integrate the Joomla user database with iContact?
The problem needed solving, so we decided to build a complete integration using iContact's API. We call this integration component J!Contact.
J!Contact is a Joomla component that seemlessly integrates your site's Joomla users with iContact. J!Contact allows you to ask your site visitors to give you their email address by either registering for your site or simply adding themselves to your newsletter list. Here's how it works:
Registering site visitors are added automatically to a designated iContact list:
Exponentially increase traffic by drawing registered users back to your site through iContact's powerful autoresponder and email newsletter tools.
Non-registering site visitors can subscribe themselves to your newsletter list and be greeted by their first name:
Joomla only collects the full name as a single field, but research shows that email addressed to a first name has a higher response rate.
J!Contact works only in Joomla 1.5 (native). J!Contact is a free, unencoded extension.
J!Contact is a free Joomla 1.5 extension available for download only at Joomlashack. To use J!Contact, however, you must first sign up for an account with iContact.
Get a free trial iContact account, then install J!Contact in your site and enter your account information in the J!Contact settings.
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With iContact, You Can Easily Create, Send, and Track Email Newsletters, RSS Feeds, Autoresponders, and Surveys!
Standard Features (Included free with your account!)
- Mail-merge Personalization
- Bounce-back Handling
- WYSIWYG Newsletter Editor
- Message Scheduling
- Assured CAN-SPAM Compliance
- Open and Clickthrough Tracking
- Subscription Management
- Over 300 Templates Included
- List Segmentation
- Multiple Message Autoresponder
- Integrated Surveying
- RSS Feeds
- Advanced Analytics
- Event Management
- Industry Leading Deliverability
- Public Newsletter Archives
To use the J!Contact extension, you will need an account with iContact. A free trial from iContact is available for you to test the extension.
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