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Choosing the right Simplelists account

Posted on Nov 2, 2018

Simplelists offers you a range of options for managing your group email. It's important to note that we offer free trials for single and multiple list accounts so you may want to use these to carry out a one-off email campaign or have a go at setting up a group list. In this post, we explain the types of accounts in more detail so you can make the right choice to suit your needs.

Choosing the right account single or multiple

Single list or multiple list?

Have a think about the number of email lists that you want to manage. If you manage more than one list, you'll need a multiple list account but if you only have one, opting for a single list account makes the most sense.

If you opt for the single list account, it's worth being aware that there are some features that only users with multiple list accounts have access to.  These features include the ability to use your own domain when sending your emails so that they come from an email address ending in your domain name, rather than 'simplelists.com'. You can also use your own domain name for your landing pages, which allows  you to brand the whole email system as your own. Even though you only have one list, these features may appeal to you.

Pay as you go vs. Unlimited

If you are only planning to send one email or have a short-term project that needs some group email management, our 'Pay as you go' option is probably best for you. However, if you plan to send a large amount of data (e.g. large attachments), subscribing for an unlimited account for the duration of your project is likely to be the more cost-effective option.

If you have longer-term email management needs, or you'll be sending emails indefinitely, an unlimited subscription will be most appropriate. This type of payment option allows you to send as much data as you want. However, if you think that you will use only a small amount of data over a longer period of time, a 10GB Pay as you go data bundle may be more cost-effective.

Pay as you go: the detail

The Pay as you go price plans allow up to 20,000 list members. What's important is the amount of data you wish to send. For short-term projects and/or email campaigns of up to a month in duration, the 1GB and 3GB bundles are a good choice. With this option you can send approximately 48,000 plain text emails (1GB bundle) or 144,000 plain text emails (3GB bundle).

For longer projects and/or email campaigns that last up to 12 months, the 10GB bundle is good value. This bundle allows you to send approximately 40,000 plain text emails per month, each month.

If you have a seriously large email list and plan to send lots of data, the 30GB data bundle will be of interest.

You can estimate the data allowance you are likely to need for your list by using our Pay as you go calculator on our products page.

Unlimited

Unlimited price plans keep on rolling. You pay a monthly or annual fee to receive an unlimited data allowance. How much you pay depends on the number of list members you have. There are options for 1,000, 5,000, 10,000 and 20,000 members. For these price plans, the yearly subscriptions offer the best value.

Read more on our products page.

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