Has this ever happened to you...

You spend a little extra time crafting an email to someone because you really want a reply. You click send. And wait... wait... and then either (1) follow up or (2) forget you ever sent the email in the first place.

In either scenario you are either spending unnecessary time or forgetting about an important relationship respectively.

This is the problem that PolitePersistence solves.

 

Never manually follow up again and never let another contact fall off of your radar (or never allow yourself to fall off another contact’s radar).

 

Below I will walk you through how PolitePersistence works.

 

Here you can see your Gmail compose screen with the PolitePersistence logo in the bottom right.

 

After clicking the PolitePersistence logo you will enter the PolitePersistence compose interface. From here you can choose which tab (i.e. email) you would like to compose. For instance:

Tab 1 is always your initial email
Tab 2 - 4 are your follow up emails

Each tab is it’s separate email. So you can customize subject, time / date to send, template used, attachments, etc. for each email individually.

 

When selecting a date and time to send we make things very easy. You can choose pre-selected times (i.e. 3,7 or 10 days after previous email) or you can even choose to have one specific email to be continually sent for every X # of days.

 

Of course, if none of the quick select times work for you, then you can always pick a custom date and time for each of your emails to be sent.

 

You can also choose to use saved templates on any one of your emails within your string.

The best part of PolitePersistence is managing all of your email follow ups.

We make it extremely easy to manage your email strings by leveraging Gmail’s existing Draft folder functionality.

As you can see here, your initial email and all follow up emails for leadprospect@biz.com are all listed in your Drafts folder.

If you ever need to manually delete or modify a scheduled email you can do so from here.

One of the most important features of PolitePersistence is the automated turn-off feature.

There is no screenshot to depict this but to help you visualize... if leadprospect@biz.com replied to janedoe@gmail.com then all of those emails in the Draft folder would be automatically deleted.

We look forward to launching PolitePersistence soon.

In the meantime, check out our IndieGoGo campaign or pre-register on our home page.

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We've included a couple of our FAQs below:

Isn’t PolitePersistence™ kind of like a SPAM engine?

We thought that some users may think this when we were designing and developing PolitePersistence™. This is why we chose to build this application as a Gmail Extension initially. PolitePersistence™ uses Gmail’s already successful and efficient interface and functionality. So if a recipient thinks your email is SPAM they will mark it accordingly. PolitePersistence™ is simply a vessel to help you get your message to your recipient - the content of your email is what makes an email SPAM and we don’t have control over that. 

Remember, PolitePersistence is not email marketing in the tradtional sense. PolitePersistence focuses on the one-to-one relationship. Email marketing has it's purpose (i.e. to send mass emails) while PolitePersistence has its purpose (i.e. to enhance the one-to-one relationship).

We do plan to roll PolitePersistence out for other services as well in the near future. When this time comes we will have the proper precautions in place to prevent SPAM abuse. 

Can I create variable messages for different users and groups of users?

Yes. This is the purpose of PolitePersistence. Think about it this way. Have you ever gone to a conference, event or seminar and walked home with about 10 business cards? How did you follow up with these individuals? Did you go home and put them in your email marketing program? Probably not. Did you go home and set follow up reminders to stay in touch after a couple days? Probably not. This is the gap that PolitePersistence fills. You can customize your initial and all follow up emails at the individual level. It's literally a 'Set-It and Forget-It' product. 

Think about all of the people you met who gave you their email address. What if you were able to keep in touch and follow up with all of them in an easy and efficient way? It's safe to say you probably would have been able to take advantage of more opportunities which in turn would have lead to more success. 

 

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