Automate delivery of your E-Books with Outlook Express.
Many eBayers still sit at their PC sending e-books to customers.
Apart from this boring repetitive task your customers have to wait for delivery.
They would rather get their product straight away, plus if you mention in your listing you deliver immediately you have more chance of making that sale. Plus this gives you more time to get on with your life.
Here is how I have my auto emails set up.
You can use this if you want winning buyer emails sent out for download instructions instead of sending out an attachment.
Make sure you use a separate email address from your main eBay account. Also make sure you add this to your PayPal account. You must also have this address as a separate identity in outlook express. To create a new identity click on file > identity > add new identity. This is the email address your payments will go to. When you list an item on eBay you can add this email address in the payment and postage section.
Another way to do this is to use a web based email account such as Hotmail or Yahoo for eBay. These are free. Then use your outlook express account for your PayPal payments. You can then have both email accounts running at the same time. REMEMBER TO ADD BOTH THESE ADDRESSES TO YOUR PAYPAL ACCOUNT.
email address @ hotmail.com REGISTERED WITH EBAY AND PAYPAL
other email address @ hotmail.com REGISTERED PAYPAL ONLY AND TO BE USED WITH OUTLOOK EXPRESS (THIS IS THE EMAIL ADDRESS YOUR PAYMENTS ARE SENT TOO.)
In this example we are going to set up an auto responder for the eBay item 'Automate delivery of your e-books with outlook express'
You need to have all your emails in a folder saved as TEXT DOCUMENTS.
To do this simply make a new folder called 'ebay emails' (right click and select new then folder and name it) Now you need to add all your winning bidder emails to this folder. First go to the 'all my ebooks' page and open the winning bidder email you want, click edit (top left corner) select all, edit and copy. Now go into your folder called 'ebay emails' and right click and select new then text document. Now go into your new text document and click on edit then paste your winning bidder email into it, edit this email as you wish, remember to add your name. Click file then save as and name it what you want. In this example it would be 'automate delivery' You will need to repeat this for every email.
When you have done that you should have a folder called 'ebay emails' and in this folder you should have all your emails saved as text documents.
Now follow the instructions below.
In outlook express click on tools, then message rules, then mail.
You will now have the message rules dialogue box open. In section 1 select the 3rd box.
Now you will see in box 3 a rule has been added, click on it. Now add the EXACT TITLE including any commas or full stops. It's best to copy and paste your title from your listing, make sure there are no spaces before or after the title. Click on add.
Now in section 2 select the box 'reply with message'
Now click on the text in section 3 named 'message'
In the files of type (bottom of picture below) select Text:
Now locate the text document you wish to use, click on open.
Name the rule (section 4) and click on Ok
Finally, set your send/receive options in outlook express to about 5 minutes. Go to tools > options. Now tick the 'check for new messages every' and put in 5. This means outlook express will check for new messages every 5 minutes and if you have any new mail it will respond.
REMEMBER THAT YOU WILL NEED TO ADD THIS EMAIL ADDRESS IN THE PAYMENTS AND POSTAGE SECTION WHEN YOU LIST AN ITEM. LOOK FOR THE 'PAYMENTS WILL GO TO' AND ADD IT THERE. IF YOU DON'T DO THIS PAYMENTS WILL GO TO YOUR EBAY EMAIL ADDRESS BY DEFAULT.
You have now set it up. Now any email going to this email address with that specific text will reply with the text document you specified. That's why you need a separate email address cause if you got any questions through eBay it would reply with download instructions for your e-book and your potential customer would get it free.
You can test it by sending a test email from another address with the auction title in the email body.
There are different rules you can apply and you can do it different if you want to. I just wanted to show you how easy it is to set up. Now just sit back and let your auctions go on auto pilot. There is nothing better than getting up in the morning to see you have sold a bundle of E-Books and they have been delivered, positive feedback has been left and you have done the same in return.
All while you have been asleep!