Frequently Asked Questions

All You Want to Know About Email Databases

Why should I use email marketing?

Email marketing is proven to have the highest return on investment (ROI) among online marketing channels. Sending email is cheap relative to other forms of digital marketing like Facebook or Google advertising. Your emails also remain in the recipients’ inboxes until they open them. By using email marketing, you are able to reach out to huge audiences at cheap prices. It’s a numbers game.

Should I buy email addresses?

If you don’t have a big email list, building one from scratch can be a long and slow process. It might be a good idea to buy an email database to accelerate your sales and start to gather leads and customers, which will snowball into more sales. Even if you already have an existing email list, you might be able to expand your customer base quickly by reaching out to different segments using email blasts.

Is it legal to send out these emails?

Yes it is perfectly legal to send out these emails provided you adhere to SPAM control guidelines.

Some of the guidelines are:

  • all messages must be clearly labelled <ADV> label when they are sent out.
  • the sender must provide a valid contact or link for recipients to unsubscribe.
  • the sender must remove the recipient’s address from the sending list within 10 business days of receiving the unsubscribe request.
What email software should I use to send the emails?

There are many email marketing software around. We recommend YMLP.

What do I get with my purchase?

After you purchase, you will receive the database in a MS Excel format via email. This file is usually compressed in ZIP format. The columns included with the database are indicated on the respective product pages and may differ from database to database. Your purchase does not include email design or delivery. 

Do I get the emails immediately after payment?

In most cases, yes – an email with the download link will be sent to you immediately after payment. In a small number of cases, however, you may need to wait up to 24 hours to receive the database as it could be in the process of being cleaned/scrubbed for use. Either way, you will be notified by email right after payment.

What currency are the prices stated in?

As our customers are worldwide, all prices on InstantEmails are stated in US dollars. You will be charged in US dollars on your credit card, and your credit card company will convert that to your local currency for you, if applicable.

Where do the email addresses come from?

We gather our information from a multitude of directory and event-driven sources, including: 

  • Premium database vendors 
  • New business filings 
  • Daily utility connections 
  • Press releases 
  • Corporate websites 
  • Yellow Page directories 
  • Annual reports 
  • User-generated feedback
  • Social media business networks 

 

Contact us if you have more questions!