It’s no secret that we’ve all, at one point or another, seen our email inboxes cluttered with emails that you didn’t ask for and you don’t want. In that instant you find a question forming in your head, “Is that even legal?” An answer to this question may not be so simple though. You would only need to carry out a little research to find yourself trapped in an abyss looking at what might not even be relevant to your initial question. So, in this…Continue Reading “Brushing up on international anti-spam regulations”

Ninja Forms allows you to create and design sign-up forms for your WordPress website. With nearly 1,000,000 users to their platform they are easily one of the most popular form builders on the market right now. They pride themselves in being easy to use regardless of what your level of expertise might be. Their plans include protection against SPAM, and mobile friendly forms. You can create customisable forms using their drag & drop creator or pick from their wide-range of templates. Now, it’s even possible to integrate…Continue Reading “Build sign-up forms on Ninja Forms for your EmailOctopus lists”

OptIn Ninja is a great option for generating landing pages designed to capture opt-in email addresses on your WordPress site. From attracting visitors, to converting them, to tracking your growth, their platform can handle it all. They come fully equipped with a bundle that provides you with a WordPress plugin, an add-on for pop-ups, an add-on for custom form fields and a bunch of templates to choose from. Their amazing plugin has just gotten even better by allowing you to integrate directly with EmailOctopus A…Continue Reading “Use OptIn Ninja to build landing pages & pop-ups and connect them to your EmailOctopus”

When we wrote the first line of code, 4 years ago, for what would be EmailOctopus, we didn’t expect to be where we are today with thousands of customers having sent over 1.6bn emails. Unlike traditional businesses, web startups often don’t build a business plan or invite the mayor to cut the red tape at a grand unveiling. They grow and iterate — often without defining who they are as a brand, where they’d like to be or why they’re even in business. At EmailOctopus, we had an…Continue Reading “How we define EmailOctopus as a brand”

MailOptin is a WordPress plugin which is built to convert your website visitors into email subscribers and customers. The plugin, which offers a great free plan, is beautifully designed and integrated into WordPress allowing you to launch a huge rang of lead generation forms including exit-intent triggered popups and slide in forms. Now with the integration into EmailOctopus you use MailOptin to add all the subscribers you acquire into EmailOctopus. If you’re ready to try it out, the free plan can be integrated within a few minutes…Continue Reading “Add beautiful subscription forms to WordPress with MailOptin and EmailOctopus”

EmailOctopus, like most SaaS businesses, answer hundreds of questions from our customers a week. Occasionally those questions are frustrating or confusing but those customers are incredibly important to the business and we put them at the forefront of what we do. One way in which we help improve satisfaction and help retain users is by making the support process as streamlined as possible. The support process begins the moment a customer has a question and it’s our aim to resolve that questions as quickly as possible. The first thing…Continue Reading “Taking care of our customers at EmailOctopus”

Poptin is an all new platform which provides you with engaging email capture popups and welcome mats. The platform, which launched successfully last week on Product Hunt, offers a simple drag-drop interface which allows you to create high converting popups without writing a line of code. And the best part? It syncs all your captured email addresses and
 automatically syncs them with your EmailOctopus account. Installing the Poptin widget to your website takes a matter of seconds and using the simple Poptin interface you can easily tweak the…Continue Reading “Convert visitors to subscribers using our new Poptin integration”

Email marketing tends to be a hit and miss sport. The right campaigns do everything you need and the wrong ones don’t even get a bat of the eye. We live in a day and age where the standard inbox is filled with hundreds of campaigns, most of which will never get the joy of even being marked as ‘open.’ So how do you make you campaign standout in an inbox? The sender name and address matters too  People are unlikely to open emails from…Continue Reading “Making your campaign standout in a crowded inbox”

At EmailOctopus we have a process of constant innovation to ensure that our customers obtain the best value for money on our platform. We were under no illusion that our email import system was perfect and after careful consideration, we’ve developed an update to meet our your demands. This update comes packed with a number of features that should make your entire import process far smoother. The first of these is the ability to select whether the list of contacts you are importing on to…Continue Reading “Announcing: New Import System”

Over the past year at EmailOctopus we’ve blogged about our successes; from sending 1 billion emails through to our launches on Product Hunt. Inevitably, though, all startups and small businesses go through tougher times. Times where acquisition slows down and you have a period of slower growth, or even worse, a contraction in revenue or customers. In the past year, since we went full-time with the business, we’ve had our share of bad weeks and a couple of bad months in there too. Very few businesses don’t have a tough…Continue Reading “How do you deal with a bad month in SaaS?”