VerticalResponse is once again thinking outside the box and extending a helping hand to small business, with an offering of 10,000 free emails per month for those small companies and even chambers around the world who qualify. Keep in mind that to qualify, you must be able to provide documentation to verify you are a certified chamber or business association.
VerticalResponse focuses on small business and puts a lot of time and thought into supporting small business growth. An example of this is its Business Association Program to grant Business Associations and Chambers of Commerce 10,000 free pay-as-you-go emails per month, plus an additional 15% discount on online surveys and direct mail postcards. The Business Association Program also allows these qualified organizations to extend a 15% discount to their registered members for VerticalResponse’s email marketing, online surveys and postcards as an additional feature for their members.
“We’re committed to helping small businesses grow, and our Chamber and Association discounts will ensure their marketing dollars stretch further,” said Janine Popick CEO of VerticalResponse. “This program will allow us to continue our support for the small business community on a much larger scale, which is really exciting.”
Through the Business Association Program, qualified Chambers of Commerce and Business Associations will be able to improve member communications by sending newsletters, event invitations and announcements to their members for free. The Business Association Program also assists Chambers with marketing the discount to their customers, and educating their members on how to get started with VerticalResponse. Additionally, all Chambers and their members will have access to weekly webinars on subjects such as how email marketing and social media work together, list management features and 25 MB of image hosting for free.
“VerticalResponse has helped me grow the Silicon Valley SBDC and keep in touch with members and clients,” said Patrick Cook, Director of the Silicon Valley Small Business Development Center. “We’re excited to extend this great discount to our members so they can easily create emails to grow their small businesses.”
Business Associations and Chambers of Commerce can apply for the Business Association Program online at www.verticalresponse.com/bap.
Within a few days, VerticalResponse will verify that the Association qualifies for the program. Once approved, a Chamber can start sending professional looking emails to its members for free. In exchange for free email marketing and discounted survey & postcards, the chamber or association will provide VerticalResponse with limited marketing initiatives on an annual basis.
Association Partner Program
VerticalResponse also offers an Association Partner Program for larger associations looking for co-branded opportunities. Qualified partners are eligible to earn commissions on all their members’ purchases. Learn more about the Association Partner Program here.