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Email Service Provider that does not require double opt-in

     
6:15 am on Jun 13, 2015 (gmt 0)

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Hi:

I am having an issue with finding an Email Service Provider who will email to our list and I am hoping to get some recommendations on who we can use. We have a list of approx 50,000 customers who purchased products from us. I wish to email these customers with new special offers we may have, etc. None of these customers "double opted-in" to our list and that's where the issue is. The US based ESP's won't allow us to send to our database as they are not double opted-in, even though they are ALL actual customers who have purchased from us.

Can anyone recommend an ESP that does not require double opt-in. I believe a NON-US based ESP is probably the best.

Please let me know your recommendations

Thank you,
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5:23 pm on June 17, 2015 (gmt 0)

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You do realize that double opt-in is a good thing, right? You don't really want to upset your customers by sending unwanted emails.

Couldn't you set up one of the email marketing services and separately from your own email server send out an email explaining that you have changed systems and now double opt-in is required (and that you are cleaning up your email list), please confirm with the link provided...
12:11 pm on June 18, 2015 (gmt 0)

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Isn't the act of making an online purchase a double opt-in? I get emails from pretty much every online purchse i ever made and i have never opted in, in fact, i always click the don't email button but it never works.
4:15 pm on June 18, 2015 (gmt 0)

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Isn't the act of making an online purchase a double opt-in?

They'd like you to think so-- and it looks as if they've succeeded :( Double means double. Two separate steps. An online purchase is only one step-- and even then, if any "opt-in" buttons are clicked by default, you could strongly argue that it's functionally an opt-out, which isn't the same thing at all.
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Isn't the act of making an online purchase a double opt-in? I get emails from pretty much every online purchse i ever made and i have never opted in, in fact, i always click the don't email button but it never works.

I wouldn't consider my purchase an opt in to their newsletter. A notice of a free upgrade I would be ok with.
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Thank you guys for giving out your suggestions. :)