What’s Up in Apps: April 2017

by Melissa Lin

3 min read

This month, there are a number of updates in apps that integrate with QuickBooks® Online – all designed help you spend less time “on” your business and more time “in” your business.

How to Grow Your Business with Constant Contact’s Email Marketing

Email marketing is a great tool to drive awareness, sales and repeat business. Sixty-six percent of consumers have made a purchase as a result of an email marketing message. As the trusted tool of more than 650,000 small businesses and nonprofits, Constant Contact has the tools you need to grow and engage your audience. ­­­­­­­­­

With the Constant Contact App for QuickBooks Online, you can easily sync your QuickBooks’ customers to your Constant Contact account on an ongoing basis.

Check out some of Constant Contact’s top email marketing features.

Customizable, mobile-responsive email templates: Create quality email newsletters with ease. Choose from hundreds of professional email templates, then customize any template with drag-and-drop email editing tools. Your Constant Contact account is equipped with a robust image library and file hosting capabilities, as well as editing tools that help you brand your emails like a pro. Once your email design is set, add in your content and send to your email list. You can choose to send your email immediately or schedule it for an upcoming day and time.

Contact management and list growth tools: Your email subscribers are vital to the success of your business. Constant Contact’s contact management features enable you to import, organize, store, and access your email contacts with ease. You can create different email lists based on your contacts’ interests, locations or purchase history. Want to build your email list on an ongoing basis? Constant Contact has free list growth tools, including website sign-up forms, a Text-to-Join feature and a ListBuilder tablet app. And integrations like Constant Contact for QuickBooks Online allow you to auto import customers and update your mailing list with each new QuickBooks customer that is added.

Real-time tracking software: Once your email is sent, you can monitor your performance with easy-to-read reports. Watch your email opens and clicks to see which of your contacts are most engaged with your business. Compare campaigns to see which topics result in the highest engagement. Constant Contact reports also track how many of your contacts open on a desktop versus a mobile device.

Award-winning customer support: Have a question about email marketing or your account? Constant Contact has full-time customer support that’s just a call away. Whether you want to pick up the phone or chat with a rep online, you can reach a trained marketing coach to get your questions answered fast. Constant Contact also has local seminars and trainings, as well as online resources to help you reach your marketing goals.

Ready to try email marketing for your business? Getting started is easy! You can sign up for a free account in a matter of minutes.  Try Constant Contact for free.

New QuickBooks Apps

Here’s the newest batch of apps that integrate with QuickBooks Online:

Startegy: Simple, powerful forecasting tools. Project your sales and expenses to see exactly where your business will end up. Easily test your decisions and see how they will affect your finances.

Receipt Attacher: Upload and attach all your receipts to QuickBooks effortlessly. Automatically attach your receipts to your QuickBooks bank or credit-card transactions.

Sales Tax Extension for Vertex SMB: Generate sales and use tax returns. Save time, decrease risk, ensure compli­­­­­­­­­ance and outsource your returns so you can focus on your business.

Zoho Reports: Online reporting and business intelligence service that helps you get new insights from your business data through our powerful and flexible business intelligence engine.

Azopio: Azopio automatically collects, sorts and centralizes your financial and administrative documents so you can share them securely and export data onto QuickBooks Online.

RSSBus Connect: Consolidate connectivity features of individual RSSBus Connectors and expand them with powerful EDI Mapping & Translation, B2B, and A2A capabilities.

GoToMyAccounts: Create an online portal for customers and staff. Customers can log in, view invoices and statements, and make payments.

As always, visit the QuickBooks App Store often for app updates.

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