If you use KickStartCart (or any one of the other private label 1ShoppingCart systems), you may have noticed a significant upgrade in the email opt-in features. In their ongoing efforts to combat spam and false subscribes as well as to provide more flexibility to publishers, they have implemented a number of features to customize your opt-in confirmation messages. I’m posting info from 1ShoppingCart here about the upgrades:
Update to New Opt-in Tools — We are now offering a variety of new Opt-In Tools to provide you with the utmost flexibility in growing the best mailing list possible!
Second Chance Opt-in — You can now send out an Opt-In message with the click of a button to every unverified prospect on your list in order to move them over to our Tier One delivery system. (i.e. non-customers/affiliates who were not subjected to the opt-in process previously) Once they confirm their subscription by clicking the link in their Opt-In message, they will automatically begin receiving mail from the Tier One system
Greater Opt-in Control — We have added an Opt-in Link to both the Autoresponder and Broadcast systems. You will now find an Opt-In Link merge code that can be used to add opt-in links to any outgoing Broadcast or Autoresponder message
Autoresponder Specific Opt-Ins — By popular demand, you now have the ability to create multiple custom Opt-In messages (from the Custom Form >> Opt-In Preferences page) and to assign specific Opt-In messages to Autoresponders you create. This gives you increased flexibility in setting up your own system and helps to significantly increase your conversion rates!
Import Specific Opt-Ins — You can now choose a specific, template or custom Opt-In message for your "Imported´ lists to receive (based on the Autoresponder they are being assigned to)!
Can-Spam Compliant Signatures — All outgoing email will now have Can-Spam compliant signatures automatically appended to the bottom of the document (above the unsubscribe links). This signature includes your provided company name and street address, and can be easily customized from the existing "Signature´ field (Your Account >> Contact Profile)
We have also provided a merge code you can use to insert your Signature file into your email, providing you with superior control over where the signature appears. You will find this merge code available in our Autoresponder, Broadcast and Opt-in Modules
Enhanced Bounce Manager — The Bounce Manager has also been greatly enhanced. You can now search based on specific types of email to find undeliverable rates. Email types you are able to search on include: Autoresponders, Broadcasts and Opt-in messages!
Enhanced Customer Search Capabilities — From the Manage Clients page you are now be able to pull up a list of all "Unverified Prospects´ (i.e. non-customers/affiliates who were never subjected to the opt-in process)
Enhanced Broadcast Capabilities — From the Broadcast page you are now able to select all of your "Unverified Prospects´ as a list. This feature gives you superior control over your prospects and makes it easier for you to entice this group of people to opt-in to your lists, or, better yet, make a purchase!