You’ve worked so hard to create your company: selecting a business name, making a logo, setting up your website, the works. Why then, would you continue to use your personal email address?
You’ve been using the same email for years now. It has all of your contacts, it’s hooked into your laptop and iPhone, and contains conversations you’ve already started with vendors and clients. We know that it’s difficult to switch over, but trust us, it will be well worth the hardship.
Imagine coming across an issue with your phone bill. Let’s say you call the Verizon Customer Service line and the nice lady on the phone asks you to email her some documents. She says her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Strange, right? Does she actually work for Verizon? Why isn’t she using email@example.com?
Using your domain name for email helps to give your company authority and raise brand awareness, and fortunately there are plenty of solutions.
Our favorite goes out to GSuite by Google. If you’re already familiar with Gmail, the transition is seamless. Their service includes Docs, Drive, Sheets, Slides and more — just like what is offered in your free Gmail account. They are one of the more expensive services at $5/user/month, but well worth the investment if you ask us.
This company has been working hard to provide impressive solutions for businesses, and there is no shortage of that in Zoho Mail. Now bundled with Zoho Docs, which offers some very similar features to GSuite, they offer 25 accounts for free!
A fan of Outlook? Now you can use it for your business at $4/user/month. It appears they take security very seriously and offer features similar to other standard providers.
For $6.99/user/month (introductory rate), GoDaddy offers 50GB of email storage, the suite of Microsoft Office tools installed on up to five of your computers and HIPAA compliant emails.
Many companies, like BlueHost and HostGator offer free, unlimited email accounts with their hosting plans. These are wonderful benefits and work well for many Opuscule clients, but sometimes lack the bells and whistles other clients require.
As you can see, choosing the right email provider for your business can be challenge. What are the costs? Level of service? Available features like vacation responder and inbox migration? Luckily, you don’t have to do it alone. Opuscule’s team has helped small businesses across the US since 2006 and are happy to work with you to find the best solution. Let’s talk! Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll help get you setup.