As I was writing this Oprius review, I realized that one of the headaches in running a business, especially an online or network marketing business, is how to manage all the contacts. So I wanted to write this article to offer one way to handle the problem.
More specifically, the problem is how to have my email for personal or general use plus all my email from by business use, or the opt-in email, all in one place.
How many email addresses do you use? How many ways do you collect emails from others?
For most businesses, there are many email addresses and many ways that they come in, so it is very hard to manage. And everyone would love to be able to go to one place and see ALL their emails – plus reply using all different addresses too.
There are multiple ways to do that from Outlook to Google. However, the software challenges are significant. Both Outlook and Google can combine email addresses, but don’t have an auto-responder capability.
Even so, the contact manager capabilities and interface capabilities of Google are limited. And for those people still using Microsoft Business Contact Manager, you know how much of a pain it is to import contacts and manage them; and still no automatic email capability.
Oprius is not the only software that has email plus autoresponder plus contact manager capabilities. A quick contact manager review online will show you that most good systems handle importing and managing contacts have decent email capabilities. The trick is getting enough pieces in one package so that you can truly login one place and work with all your emails.
When I was starting out as a small business owner, this was a problem for me – and I used multiple systems.
- Outlook for personal email
- MS Business Contact Manager business contact details
- iContact or Aweber or Contstant Contact for capturing opt-ins
- Share-O software for keeping in sync between computers
I tried a variety of different solutions and spent a lot of time doing it. But Oprius was the one thing that really solved the problem.
I was able to capture enough information to keep my business and personal emails and contacts in sync and running smoothly. Here are the steps I used.
- Setup Oprius with a primary account – the one most used
- Upload all personal contacts to Oprius using a CSV file format – it’s quick
- Use a ‘personal’ category to identify them – this is important to do during or right after upload
- Upload and categorize contacts for each business or segment you have
- Forward all your business and personal emails to Oprius – from the provider or from your website email for your business sites.
- Setup Oprius to be able to send from each email address — One-click, not like Outlook or other email systems
- Create capture pages or opt-in boxes right inside Oprius – new contacts are tagged and captured
You are all set.
I was able to eliminate Outlook, Business Contact Manager, Share-O, and my separate Autoresponder. I never login to other email accounts, not even Google or my different site email addresses. That is how I was able to use one contact manager software for all my email addresses.
I didn’t need the scale or capability or price of Infusionsoft, my business isn’t big enough … yet.