Email to Zip is an Email Marketing Platform that allows us to email market to a 5 mile radius of a zip code.
We had some issues with the developer of the software and have now worked through our differences. The software is up and running better than ever!
One issue we had is the fact that the emails will not be sent out for any company that does not have a physical address. We wanted to send out emails for an internet only company that developed a new type of video surveillance camera that is motion activated that records to your Smartphone. I thought it was very legitimate that the inventor did not have a physical address. The developer would not allow us to email for him and thus the disagreement started. The same thing for an online cosmetic company.
I then thought about how well the email campaigns do for the companies we were emailing and soon realized it is probably best to email for only certain types of businesses and that is what we are doing. In general our terms of service is as follows. We will not email for anyone:
Selling or offering to sell any of the following products or content (or services related to the same): pornography or illicitly pornographic sexual products, including but not limited to magazines, video and software; escort services; illegal goods; illegal drugs; illegal drug contraband; pirated computer programs; instructions on how to assemble or otherwise make bombs, grenades or other weapons.
(b) Displaying or marketing material that exploits children, or otherwise exploits children under 18 years of age.
(c) Selling or offering products, services or content frequently associated with unsolicited commercial email, a.k.a. spam, such as online and direct pharmaceutical sales, including but not limited to health and sexual well-being products, work at home businesses, credit or finance management, including but not limited to credit repair and debt relief offerings and stock and trading tips, and mortgage finance offers, DJ/nightclub, event/club promotions/party lists, and odds making and betting/gambling services, including but not limited to poker, casino games, horse and dog racing and college and pro sporting events.
(d) Providing material that is grossly offensive, including blatant expressions of bigotry, prejudice, racism, hatred or excessive profanity or post any obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy, excessively violent, harassing or otherwise objectionable content. (e) Posting or disclosing any personally identifying information or private information about children.
(f) Selling or promoting any products or services that are unlawful in the location at which the content is posted or received. (g) Introducing viruses, worms, harmful code and/or Trojan horses on the Internet.
(h) Promoting, soliciting or participating in pyramid schemes or multi-level channel and/or network marketing (MLM) businesses, including but not limited to personal work-at-home offers promoting “get rich quick”, “build your wealth” and “financial independence” offerings.
(i) Engaging in any libelous, defamatory, scandalous, threatening, harassing activity.
(j) Posting any content that advocates, promotes or otherwise encourages violence against any governments, organizations, groups or individuals or which provides instruction, information or assistance in causing or carrying out such violence.
(k) Providing content, including images, of authors, artists, photographers or others without the express written consent of the content owner.
(l) Any such other advertisements or other content that we determine to be inappropriate. And that is why our emailings do so well. It is because we turn down a lot of business.
Best of luck emailing with us!