April 2016

Why we think email productivity should be free

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Email has been around for 30 years. We have a love-hate relationship with it. It has been declared dead more times than is possible to count. Yet despite predictions, figures show a thriving platform that is not going anywhere any time soon.

Over 4.35 billion email accounts exist. There are an estimated 2.58 billion email users. Every hour, 122 trillion emails are sent. By any metric, the platform outcompetes any other. It is by far our most preferred way to share information.

Nonetheless, email hasn’t evolved much since its creation. Tracking, mail merge, reminders, snooze, and send later are features that should have been included a long time ago. This stagnation has given many opportunities to innovators who want to drag users outside of email.

 

Email productivity should be the platform where we build the next generation of communication software.

Too often users are stuck between two impossible solutions. Either they must pay an expensive price to upgrade 1 or 2 features of their email; or they pay even more for a solution outside of email. The decision is difficult to make. The user must ask: Should I pay for email tracking and template in Gmail? Should I buy a CRM? Or do I opt for a Slack-like service? If yes, what do I do with my external communication? Can I integrate my partners in the platform?

 

Wizy.io believes that to create the next generation of  productivity software, we have to make email productivity tools available to everybody.

Users should not have to choose between advanced email features and another productivity software. All of these should be part of an integrated product.

That is why Wizy.io has decided to give its email productivity extension free.  

Mail merge, tracking, snooze, reminders, send later, contact management sidebar – all are 100% free for any individual or team user. Accessible to Gmail or Google for Work users, the extension is available at the Chrome Webstore starting now.

Join us in our mission to make email better.

 

Gilles MeiersWhy we think email productivity should be free
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Here are the latest improvements on the Mail Merge & Doc Merge add-on

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We consider our community of users as invaluable partners in building really useful products. We’re always listening to what you have to say. Based on your feedback, we’ve just released the following features to our popular Mail Merge & Doc Merge add-on:

1. Templates are now listed alphabetically.

This makes your searching easier, and (hopefully!) your work go faster.

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2. A unique PDF file can be attached  to your emails.

Clicking on “select” will open a window which will show you the PDF files stored in your Drive. Pick one, and it will be sent to each recipient of the emails you are generating.

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3. The “From” field can be customized.

We’ve made it possible to write the name you want to appear in the From field of your email. Now you can go a step further in personalizing your communication.

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Keep letting us know what you think. We’re constantly working to give you the most useful mail merge and document merge product on the market.

If you haven’t tried it yet, get the add-on here.

 

momoWizy.io product manager Mohamed Bahri started his career in informations systems  consulting with companies like Accenture and E&Y, before going on his own and working freelance for different SAP programs as project manager. “My passion is entrepreneurship and business development,” says Mohamed, who co-founded Wizy.io in 2015.

 

Mohamed BahriHere are the latest improvements on the Mail Merge & Doc Merge add-on
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How I use the Wizy.io Gmail app to sell my handmade products

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This is the second of 2 articles on how a former Etsy seller uses the Wizy.io Gmail app to manage her communication. The first part can be found here.

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I use the Gmail app Wizy.io not only to manage my daily emails, but also to send sales campaigns. Last holiday season, for example, I used the app’s mail merge function to send personalized bulk emails which increased my monthly sales by 20 percent.

By personalized bulk emails, I mean that I sent out 200 emails, with each email containing details unique to the client.

To begin, I wrote a simple email that consisted mainly of text reminding my clients of my products, plus one horizontal image. I personalized the first name in my email salutation.

I have a newsletter sent through Mailchimp to my mailing list subscribers. I downloaded the list of subscribers that showed the most engagement with my newsletters. I then uploaded this list as a CSV file into my Wizy.io app.

Maybe you’re asking, why not send those sales emails directly from Mailchimp? I find that emails sent from my Gmail account are more effective. The messages are opened more frequently, and I also get higher response rates.

Result: Because of the campaign, my holiday sales jumped up 20 percent.

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Lately, I’ve been devoting time to using the app’s sidebar to organize the people I exchange emails with. The sidebar makes it easy to update the information that Google Contacts keeps on each one, and also to organize them into groups.

I have a group called Prospects now. These are people who have asked for information about my products, but who haven’t bought anything yet. I’m preparing a campaign to turn them into customers.

When I am ready, it will be easy for me to send them personalized emails. The app lets you use the Groups in your Google Contacts to send your bulk email campaigns.

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If you’d like to increase your sales, why not try the app? It’s absolutely free.

Get my Free Wizyio now

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Wizy.io’s customer success director Apol Massebieau has been a newspaper journalist, magazine editor, TV show host/producer, essay and fiction writer, and toy designer. She was an early adopter of Etsy and continues being fascinated by how small businesses thrive online.

Apol MassebieauHow I use the Wizy.io Gmail app to sell my handmade products
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