Easily Collect Subscribers Anywhere With Your iPad
By Crystal Gouldey November 12, 2012
Half the battle of managing a successful email marketing campaign
Half the battle of managing a successful email marketing campaign is building a subscriber list. A lot of businesses do this online, but if you don’t have time to create a big online presence, you may not be able to get the same results. (And no, purchasing a list does not work.)
And if you’re having people sign up pen-and-paper style in your store or at an event, you might find yourself spending too much time deciphering handwriting and organizing spreadsheets.
You need a way for subscribers to sign up online, while they’re near you and while you have their attention.
Yes, There’s an App for That – And it Integrates with AWeber
OnSpot Social is your answer.
It’s an app for the iPad that provides an easy way to collect email subscribers and social media fans when they visit you at a trade show, your store or office… or anywhere you may be.
Here’s what it looks like:
You’ll be able to:
- Customize the sign up form’s appearance for your brand.
- Set a display message to attract the attention of passersby.
- Invite customers to “like” your Facebook page or follow you on Twitter, on the spot!
See how this store has OnSpot set up for customers to subscribe in-store.
The Perfect Time To Kick It Off
Next Saturday, November 24 is officially Small Business Saturday. On this day, American Express is encouraging everyone to shop at small businesses. Small businesses help communities by providing jobs and invigorating the local economy, and Small Business Saturday gives everyone the chance to support these businesses.
American Express is also providing free resources for small businesses to promote the event.
Over 100 million people shopped at small businesses last year for the event, so you can capitalize on the higher crowds by encouraging visitors to sign up to your email list via OnSpot.
How To Set It Up
Step 2: Create an Account
Visit OnSpot Social to create an account and redeem your AWeber discount offer. At checkout, enter the code aweber10 to receive a 10% discount on your purchase. We offer additional discounts when purchasing subscriptions for multiple iPads.
Step 3: Configure OnSpot Social Account to Export Email Addresses to AWeber
Simply login to OnSpot and click on the Integrations tab.
Then, click on the AWeber link.
Authorize OnSpot Social to access your AWeber account. Once authorized, select which AWeber list you wish to link to your OnSpot Social account. All contact information collected through the app will instantly upload to the AWeber list specified.
Step 4: Display iPad and Start Collecting Email Addresses!
Yes, this is the final step already. Display an iPad running OnSpot Social at your business and enjoy an effective, low maintenance method of collecting email addresses & contact info from visitors and passersby.
How To Display It
You can see in the video how a display could work – you just need a place to display your iPad. The ideal setup may include:
You can view OnSpot’s full list of stand suggestions here.
How Would You Use It?
Using your iPad to grow your list opens up more opportunities. Where would you use it? And what other ways have you used portable devices to collect subscribers?