Posted On: Jan 21, 2016
Posted By: John Duff

Did you know that, even while buying a mailing list, you have to be extra careful and follow some guideline before buying a mailing list.

Given below is a list of guidelines you must consider while buying a mailing list, listed by John Keating.

  1. Don’t Delegate

Do not take up a mailing list, just because you constantly receive calls and emails from list brokers. Before you buy  a mailing list, you must make sure that the person sourcing the list has an in-depth knowledge about your marketing campaign objectives. According to John Keating, mailing list is purely bought only one the basis of price. So ensure that you do not so this with your business.

  1. Don’t Believe The Hype

All the list owners obviously, tell you that their mailing list is the best data in the marketplace. They have to make a business for themselves, so there are chances where they tend to over-exaggerate. The truth is, it is all just hot air. Do not believe this.

When you are willing to buy a mailing list, make sure that you ask the right questions to the sales executive so that you can compare different lists that are available.

  1. Don’t Believe That All The Data Are Equal

All the data is not made equal. Every mailing list is made differently, to help customers choose the specific target audience easily. Some small businesses tend to believe the hype and make a purchase before verification. So do not fall prey for these hypes, and make a smart move while picking the mailing list for your business.

  1. Don’t Buy From People Who Are Not Experienced

There are many companies who claim that the are data experts. But, before buying verify the company in all aspects. For instance, the number of years they have a market presence,  types of clients they handles and others.

However, remember that it’s significant to work with companies that have good data credentials. This will help you in getting a legal and ethical marketing standards.