When creating an email newsletter it’s nice to have graphics conservatively sprinkled throughout the newsletter to give it life. However, graphics in a newsletter need to be hosted online somewhere. Sure the newsletter creator could host the graphics on their own web server space, but maybe they don’t know how or don’t want to use the space on their web server for hosting images of their email newsletter.
With this in mind Constant Contact, the service I use for Small Business Technology Report, announced the release of its Image Hosting Services designed to make uploading and adding images to email campaigns easier and more convenient for its small business customers.
Constant Contact customers have always created their email newsletters and promotions in minutes by simply ?filling in the blanks? in one of the service?s 90 professional templates. Now, customers can simply click to add their own images from either their personal collections or from their web sites. Constant Contact?s customers can now store up to five images free with the Basic Image Hosting Service included in every Constant Contact account, or over one thousand images (up to 25MB) for just $5 per month with the new Premium Image Hosting Service.
Constant Contact?s Premium Image Hosting Service also allows customers to easily organize, move, rename and sort images by size, date and name. Additionally, the Premium Image Hosting service lets customers easily resize images.
?Our goal is to make the many benefits of email marketing available to small businesses and associations,? said Richard Turcott, CMO of Constant Contact. ?Our new Image Hosting Service is the best service on the market and is still easy-to-use and affordable. We understand the needs of our customers are as diverse as their businesses, which is why we?ve introduced both a free and an affordable premium level of service.?