Integrating e-Card into business has many advantages, it is what many businesses have incorporated over the years into their long-term marketing strategies and have had great success that they are now developing specially created micro-sites with e-card providers, making this form of communication a powerful and new marketing plan. More and more companies have decided to use this type of marketing plan as the response is so positive…
Digital eCard – Unlock the Power of Communication
Digital eCards can be personalized with your own logo, photos, messages, and designs. This makes them a great way to add a personal touch to your greeting cards.
Tailored to meet any specific needs!
Your Company URL
The URL for the platform will be branded with your company name. If you provide us with the desired URL (e.g. yourcompanyecards.com), our team at Zone1 will register the domain name for you. Alternatively, you may register your own domain and point it to our DNS. If you prefer to have the platform show up under your existing company URL (e.g. ecards.yourcompany.com), our team will work with your IT department to make a simple host entry on your DNS. Once this is done, Zone1 will set up the platform, upload the custom eCards, and test the system so that you can start using it right away.
Stay ahead of the curve with automatic updates. The platform will automatically download and install new updates as soon as they become available, ensuring that your system is always up-to-date. These updates address security vulnerabilities, fix bugs, and introduce new styles and navigation systems to enhance the user experience. Stay protected and enjoy a seamless experience with our automated update feature.
For companies seeking to use the platform for internal recognition, network restrictions can be put in place to limit eCard and message delivery. This restriction will prevent associates from sending messages outside the designated email domain(s), ensuring all communications stay within the company network.
With the increasing use of mobile devices, it’s crucial that your communication platform is optimized for mobile use. Our platform delivers a seamless and engaging brand experience to any mobile device, allowing your users to customize and send their eCards from anywhere, at any time. The platform is accessible via a responsive website and a downloadable app, both of which are designed to easily redirect users to their secure accounts. Whether on the go or in the office, your users can enjoy the convenience of our mobile-friendly platform.
Efficiency and Cost Effectiveness
Opting for eCards can greatly streamline your communications and save costs compared to traditional print cards. The process of designing and mailing physical cards can be time-consuming and labor-intensive. By choosing to send eCards, you can save time and money while providing a more engaging experience for your recipients. Additionally, online greeting cards offer the opportunity to implement multiple marketing initiatives through the use of online technologies.
API and Active Directory Integration
Our platform is equipped with the capability to integrate with your existing software applications, such as your intranet and internal programs, through API (Application Program Interface). The API allows for the transfer of specific information as directed by the client to the eCard platform. This integration enhances the overall user experience and streamlines the flow of information.
Furthermore, integration with your Active Directory (AD) presents an opportunity to utilize our Single-Sign-On feature, eliminating the need for your users to remember multiple passwords. Our team will work closely with your IT department to determine the API and AD requirements and establish the necessary rules for a seamless integration, enabling the Single-Sign-On functionality.
With our platform, global organizations can now offer their associates a platform that supports multiple languages. The full site, including all pages, functions, buttons, and processes, can be created in multiple languages, giving users the option to switch between available languages. This allows for seamless communication and sharing among a global community, without the need for multiple systems with different languages.
Multiple Brand Support
The platform supports multiple brands and logos, allowing users to easily select and apply the desired brand/logo to their eCard with a single click, all on one screen and under the same design. This convenient feature delivers significant cost and time savings.
The eCard platform offers a secure and branded solution for employees to promote their corporate identity internally and globally. With secure login through email address verification, the platform ensures privacy and protection of content for its users.
Activities and Actions
Our platform allows you to view a comprehensive history of every eCard sent. You can also monitor the recipients who have or haven’t opened the eCards, and receive email notifications when a message is read. Additionally, you can view, sort, modify scheduled eCards and manage them in the activity record for complete control over your communication.
Manage your mailing list efficiently with the Master Contact List feature. This list is easily accessible and can be managed by individual users. You can sort, update, add, or delete contacts as needed. The standard fields in the contact list include email address, name, phone number, and company name. Contacts can be added manually or imported via a CSV file using the Advanced Upload Component (AUC).
The Advanced Upload Component (AUC) will automatically format your CSV file for an optimal listing. Upon notifying the user and receiving their permission, the AUC will organize the contacts and eliminate duplicate entries during the upload process. Don’t worry if you’re not familiar with creating a CSV file; easy-to-follow instructions will be provided to ensure a smooth and seamless experience.
The platform provides a convenient way to manage hundreds of contacts across multiple sites and services. With its syncing feature, you can easily keep your contacts up-to-date, saving you time and effort.
The User-Managed Distribution Lists feature enables users to create multiple specialized contact groups and send targeted messages with digital greeting cards to each group. The Global Distribution List, which the administrator can manage, allows for the upload and management of corporate contacts for all registered users to access. This Master Distribution List allows for efficient and easy addition, modification, or deletion of contacts by the administrator, saving time and effort.
Users can send eCards not only through email but also via text message. The process is simple, just add the recipient’s name and phone number to your personal list as you build it. Now, you can send eCards to both email and text recipients.
Sharing eCards with others is a great way to save time and make a bigger impact. With our platform, you can create a personalized eCard for any occasion, such as a birthday, and invite other users from your community to add their own personal messages. The eCard will be delivered on the selected date with all the personalized messages from each contributor, creating a truly unique and special greeting for the recipient. Your recipient will appreciate the effort you and your colleagues took to celebrate them through this collaborative eCard.
Streamline your eCard sending process with the Mail Merge feature. This feature allows for the automatic addition of contacts saved in your address book to the eCard message you send. You can add multiple recipients at once, making it easier to send your eCards. With Mail Merge, each message is sent as a separate mailing, giving each recipient the impression that they are the only recipient of the message. Use Mail Merge to send personalized eCards by name to recipients in your address book or distribution list.
You can plan ahead and schedule your eCards to be delivered at a future date. You have the flexibility to adjust the delivery date or cancel the delivery if needed. Your scheduled messages can be easily viewed and managed in the Scheduled eCards tab. After the eCards are sent, they will be moved to the Sent eCards tab for record keeping. Say goodbye to last-minute rush and stress – schedule your holiday or birthday eCards well in advance for peace of mind.
In addition to sending eCards to clients and partners, the User-Community module allows for internal communication and the sharing of greetings for holidays, birthdays, and work anniversaries among staff members.
With the Dated Reports feature, you will have the ability to easily generate reports based on specific dates or periods. This tool is highly efficient in retrieving important information quickly. You will be able to view a historical record of all eCards delivered by all users, as well as the number of eCards sent by each individual associate. The Dated Reports feature is a valuable tool for efficient and effective data management.
The standard reports include the ability to assess the conversion rate for each campaign, providing a clear understanding of the performance of each campaign throughout its cycle and the overall performance of the platform. This information can be used to plan future campaigns and improve the user experience through targeted notifications and campaign-specific notes.
This optional reporting feature provides you with the ability to view a copy of the sent eCards, including the personalized message generated by your users. This allows you to assess the appearance of your sent messages and ensure they align with your company’s standards. Based on the access to the sent messages, the project manager can take actions such as conducting training sessions, making changes, and more. Additionally, the project manager can send generic messages to the users, including instructions on what to consider when personalizing their eCards.
Global Distribution Lists
The Global Distribution Lists are exclusively created and managed by the administrator for adding corporate-level contacts to various lists. Once established, these lists will be accessible to users through the directory of distribution lists, from which they can choose contacts to receive eCards. This feature is particularly useful for businesses looking to centralize and share general contacts with their users. While users can view the contacts and send eCards, they are not authorized to modify, update, or delete any contact information on these lists, as only the administrator has the ability to perform these actions.
The Special Occasion module is an automated Birthdays and work Anniversaries sending solution. The admin will be able to upload a sheet with the desired data (Names, email addresses, month, and date of birth/ or work anniversary dates), and then select the eCard design. Zone1 Special Occasion module will check every day for the recipients that should receive their ecards and automatically send the greetings on the set dates. The admin will be able to check the status for each sent ecard and manage the recipients list.
Our Bounce Back Report Generator is designed to create a comprehensive list of returned and failed messages. The report will provide detailed information on the reasons for delivery failure, including the type of bounce (soft or hard) and the associated failure code. Additionally, the report includes a clarification of each failure code to ensure a clear understanding of the issue. This will help you in various ways, such as advising your users to keep their contact lists updated for optimal performance.
The sending Hub module is an advanced tool for the admin. With this module, the admin can create targeted sending campaigns on behalf of the registered users within the company. The process is simple: the admin can select the users to send on their behalf, upload the recipients list for each user, choose the preferred eCard design, and set the desired sending date. The eCards will then be sent to the recipients’ inboxes, appearing as if they were sent from each individual user’s email address. The sending Hub is fully managed by the admin and offers the flexibility to pause or resume campaigns as needed.
The platform allows administrators to designate assistants for executives. These assistants can be assigned to multiple executives and will be able to send eCards on their behalf. When the assistant logs in, they will be presented with a list of executives they are authorized to act for, as determined by the administrator. The assistant will have control over the executive’s signature, recipient list, eCard design, and sending process, ensuring that the eCards are delivered to recipients’ inboxes with the executive’s email address as the sender.
The “Manage Users” feature provides effective control over all activities and performance on the platform. You can easily add new users, import users, and send automated invitations with temporary passwords to set their login credentials. The platform also gives you the ability to activate or deactivate registered users, keep user records up-to-date, and edit user information or delete actions as needed. With the User Group feature, executives will have access to exclusive eCards that are not available to regular users.
As an administrator, you have the ability to control the availability of eCards by making them active or inactive. Executive eCards are unique templates that are meant to be utilized by corporate executives exclusively. You have the choice to either make the eCard visible only to executives or to all users on the platform. This gives you the flexibility to tailor your eCard offerings to the specific needs and preferences of your organization.
“We were very pleased with the Zone1 product, process and team that we worked with. From working on a tight deadline (delivering content before deadline!), to troubleshooting issues and adapting your technology to provide the voting function, we very happy with the results. My colleagues were impressed with the product, the card design, and the fact we met deadline (a new phenomenon for us, apparently).”
THE HERSHEY COMPANY.
“With over 4,000 employees, sending e-cards on behalf of everyone’s’ business contacts seemed daunting. Zone1’s e-card web application made the process easy, efficient and affordable. The Zone1 team was easy to work with and flexible to our needs. The set up process ran smoothly and timely. Upon rolling out our new e-card site, we received wonderful feedback from the user community. Users found the system simple to use and intuitive to navigate. I would not hesitate to call on Zone1 again in the future.”
COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, FOREST CITY.