Running a competitive business here in the UK has never been as tough as it is in today’s economic climate. No matter what market niche a company happens to be in, or what sector, B2B or B2C, there’s always plenty of competition and companies have to stay on the ball in order to retain or increase their market share.
Many people regard sales as being the critical factor in their business, and indeed it is, in as much as that is what generates income. But, it’s the work that leads up to the sale that is all important. Without it, the sale doesn’t get made.
Email marketing is the first choice tool for many companies, but its success lies in how good the email lists are that drive the actual marketing, so finding a top email list service provider is of key importance. Let’s take a quick look at 10 of the most popular service providers and reviews.
Data HQ are renowned for providing email lists that underpin successful email marketing campaigns. They operate in all market sectors including B2B, B2C and the corporate sector too. As well as providing email lists directly for their clients, they also offer advice and guidance to other email list agencies.
WML – Web Mailings Lists
WML have been trading for over 10 years, and have an excellent track record in supplying quality email lists. During their trading history to date they have been consistently rated amongst the top UK service providers. This is testament to their expertise and innovation in what is a very competitive market sector.
Business Email Lists UK
Business Email Lists UK is one of the UK’s most affordable suppliers of email lists. One of the useful features on their website is a summary of the top email lists they have on offer each month. These lists are all offered at a substantial discount. Business email lists UK have been in existence for over 45 years.
Their lists are fully checked and cleansed before being offered for sale. As soon as payment is made the lists that have been purchased can be downloaded with immediate effect. Their website is user-friendly and easy to navigate.
UK Business Email Directory
UK Business Email Directory is not a supplier of email lists in the traditional sense. Instead, they supply an email directory aimed at the B2B sector, and containing over 500,000 sets of contact details. The directory is split into various sectors and categories to help companies to target their specific audiences.
Priced at £195, this directory is excellent value for money. In addition to their directory, they also supply individual email lists selected by region and/or business sector according to the requirements of their clients.
Marketing File is reputedly the biggest supplier of mailing lists here in the UK. As well as supplying email lists for both the business and consumer sectors, they also offer an additional range of services, including email broadcasting.
They offer a 100% money back guarantee with regard to the information contained within many of their lists. They have been trading for over 15 years and their website is open 24/7, 365 days a year.
Clear Blue Group
Clear Blue advertise themselves as the “list guys”. As well as covering the UK market, they also offer email lists for the European, and USA markets too. In addition to their standard email list services, they also offer a special directory containing “opt in” email addresses for the majority of working executives in over 500,000 UK businesses. At £295 this directory is excellent value for money.
Operating within both the business and the consumer sectors, Global Identity offer highly specialised email lists. These service providers also offer telephone and direct mail services as well.
Their database covers over 2.3 million UK companies, whose address details are verified by telephone once every six months. This same database also includes over 1 million email addresses, each of which is verified on a monthly basis.
Data Broker operates specifically with in the B2C market sector. They claim to have the largest list of consumer email addresses here in the UK. In addition to the email list service, Data Broker also provides HTML content to help with the formation of specific marketing campaign emails.
Their specialist team of advisers is on hand to help clients to zero in on the demographics of their targeted audiences.
Email Marketing Data Source
Email Marketing Data Source is a leading supplier of email lists for many countries around the world, including the UK, Europe, the Middle East, the Far East, Canada and the USA.
In terms of UK email addresses, their lists cover over 3 ½ million organisations and their worldwide profile provides them with a unique perspective into the business of supplying quality email lists for the B2B business community here in the UK.
Ensure Email Listings Contain Opt In Contacts
The most important thing of all when shopping for email listings is to ensure that email lists that the service providers being checking out supply, include only “opt in” addresses. This guarantees that the contacts have all given their permission to be sent marketing and advertising emails. Without this guarantee it is possible that a company could be blacklisted by Google for spamming.