AWeber is an autoresponder. An autoresponder allows you to send out a "broadcast" email at a specified date (such as a tip of the week) or you can also "preload" your messages for new signups to receive as well.
For example on day 1 of signing up they get your "welcome aboard" email, perhaps on day 3 you send some helpful tips, on day 7 you can send more tips, day 14 you have a follow up etc. These responses happen automatically.
Although most autoresponder services can be used with on a Membergate site, AWeber has been found to be the most effective one.
Here are some of the benefits of AWeber's Sevice:
- Their emails get through - Our experience has shown that AWeber has one of the highest delivery rates that we've seen. There is a reason for this. AWeber is not only a leader in autoresponders, but they have a very good relationship with major Internet Service Providers. They meet with companies such as AOL, Earthlink etc and have worked out a mutually beneficial arrangement. That is, if anyone reports an AWeber email as being spam, the reporting parties email address is immediately removed from all of the lists of that AWeber customer. No questions asked. Because of this instant and effective response to a spam allegation, the major ISPs keep AWeber's mailservers off of their blacklists. Other autoresponder services who don't take these proactive steps typically suffer lower delivery rates due to spam complaints.
- Well Documented - AWeber has well documented tutorials to help you use their services. Their videos are similar in nature to the online video tutorials which are available to you at Membergate.
- Testing and Tracking - AWeber has many added functions built into it to let you test and track your sign up boxes. You can find out how many people are clicking the links in the emails that you are sending out as well as which signup boxes are performing the best for you.
- Value - You can have as many email lists that you want with one AWeber account. You could use one account across multiple sites or for multiple purpose within one site if you want. All of this for under $20 month.