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Creating a fly-catcher web page and building an email list
These are the end results I am looking for:
1. When surfers come to my site, I want to have an opt-in box where they can submit their name and e-mail address and then have them click on an e-mail link they receive to confirm that they want to be added.
2. I want to be able to capture that information so I can build an e-mail list and follow up with them.
3. I want to be able to have autorespond e-mails set up so if they decide to purchase something, they get a thank-you e-mail along with a link for them to download their e-products and a copy of their purchase.
What I need clarity on is how names and addresses are captured from a website? For example, is the coding in the e-mail address pointed to a database or does it feed to a third-party e-mail service like Constant Contact?
How would I be able to set up the opt-in box on the home page. A brief overview is appreciated. Thanks.
EDIT: Here is an example site of what I am trying to achieve: »pennystockprophet.com/
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#1 and #2 can be accomplished several different ways. If you don't already have a email list setup, a service like Constant Contact, MyEmma, MailChimp, etc may be the easiest to setup. They can either host the form for you, or integrate via some form of an API. Depending on your comfort level with programming, it may not be too difficult. I'm most familiar with MailChimp and their API is a little tricky, but overall we've been extremely happy with their features and service.
If you have an existing ecommerce shopping cart, it may also already have this feature built in. But if that were the case, you probably wouldn't
#3 would normally be handled by a shopping cart, or at least triggered by it.