Bring the power of Live Chat and Mailchimp to your Efty Marketplace

Every Efty account comes with a domain name marketplace feature, making it easy for buyers to browse your entire portfolio and purchase your domains.  It is one of our most popular features and we proudly power the marketplaces of many domain name investors across the web.

At Efty we are always looking for ways to generate more offers and inquiries for your domains. So today, I am thrilled to share that we’re bringing two exciting new integrations to Efty Market that will help you to communicate with your visitors in real-time and build an email list of potential buyers.

Monitor and chat with the visitors on your website

tawky_bigWe’ve teamed up with Tawk.to to bring forever-free live chat to your Efty marketplace site, allowing you to communicate with buyers in real-time, either from the advanced Tawk.to dashboard or directly from your mobile device while you are on the go. We are super excited about this integration because Tawk.to is jam-packed with all the features you need to provide winning support to your visitors and act quickly when an interested buyer comes knocking.

Tawk.to and Efty
Tawk.to Live Chat on NameRockstar.com

The awesome thing about Tawk.to is that it offers much more than just live chat. It also helps you to monitor visitor behavior on your site and gives insight into traffic stats. Perfect if you’re not so into Google Analytics for example. Can’t wait to get started? Follow the tutorial and get set up in minutes.

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The Tawk.to dashboard

Build your email list with Mailchimp

Mailchimp iconIn a world where social media plays an important role in marketing, domain name investors often forget to build an email list. We can not recommend building an email list of prospective buyers enough because email simply is the easiest way to market your domains.

At Efty we’re BIG fans of Mailchimp. They are the always-on email marketing platform that has been providing underdogs like ourselves the tools we need to succeed since the early days of the internet. If you are planning to capture leads and build an email list of potential buyers (and you should) today’s your day.

When you follow this tutorial you can place a subtle (or not so subtle – whatever you feel is best) popup asking visitors to subscribe to your mailing list.

Mailchimp & Efty

Mailchimp allows you to customize the text, colors, size, the position on your site and much more.  Best of all,  just like Tawk.to, Mailchimp is forever-free up to 2000 contacts.

Both of these integrations are available on the Efty Growth and Professional tier.

Not an Efty user yet? Sign up for a free, 30-day trial here.

11 thoughts on “Bring the power of Live Chat and Mailchimp to your Efty Marketplace

      1. Congrats to Lionel and Doron for more significant innovations!

        Since the landers can’t have individual chat fields, maybe they could have an optional button saying something like:

        CHAT WITH THE OWNER
        VIA OUR MARKETPLACE

        This could be an optional button just like the landers have an optional button if you are offering Escrow.com purchases. So this button would take you to the seller’s marketplace.

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  1. Adding these tools with limits of 2000 domains? Not a great idea, anyone can take a free plugin and install/integrate it with their site. Why is this a major new everywhere? Does it come for all domains, no. Does it cost extra for over 2000 domains, yes.

    EFTY.com just keeps talking about pretty landers etc all the time. The truth is their system is not user friendly and bulk editing tools are not easy to use. They don’t even provide the following on their landing pages:

    1. Lease/rent to own
    2. just lease only
    3. Buy on monthly installments
    4. Joint venture development – where potential buyers can use domain for sharing revenue and equity in the venture.

    I know other players are working on the above features.

    And, btw…what about people who have over 5000 domains? They can’t even use their system. I hope this is not taken as negative but as a constructive criticism.

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    1. Thanks for taking the time to give some feedback. These are good comments and I’ll try my best to answer them.

      You are right that anyone can (fairly easily) install a live chat plugin on their own site. But it is not so easy to launch a full-fledged, mobile-optimized domain name marketplace with payment integrations, logos, search, SSL, adjustable colors, backgrounds and themes and have all your domain names redirect to the corresponding landing pages by simply updating the name servers.

      And all that, is what investors get within their Efty subscription. No technical knowledge required.

      The Live Chat and Mailchimp integration simply is one of the many things that our users get without the need to host, install or update software or write code (or paying someone else to do so for you) when creating their own marketplace (or for-sale landing pages)

      We launched a new bulk editor and upload tool last year that allows user to make use of a CSV to make changes to their entire portfolio in bulk. It’s a major improvement from the previous bulk editor but certainly, there’s still room for improvement. Feel free to email me at doron@efty.com and I’ll share a demo video with you if you’d like that.

      The reason we don’t provide lease, payment plans or JV development as of yet is that Efty is a platform and not a traditional marketplace like Sedo or Undeveloped (where we deal with the actual domain name sale and escrow process). We agree that leasing and especially payment plans are great value ads which is why we are currently exploring partnerships with companies in our space that can bring these type of transactions to Efty.

      Regarding portfolio size, the current portfolio limit at Efty is indeed 5000 domain names per account but there’ an Enterprise plan in beta at the moment that once it rolls out will allow large portfolio holders to use the Efty platform as well.

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    2. Efty has an option to offer Escrow.com for secure payments, so I believe you can indirectly offer lease to buy via that associated platform.

      I find their platform very user friendly though I don’t think I have used any bulk editing tools there.

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  2. Hello Doron,

    Thanks for answering my questions.
    Apart from what I mentioned about , there is another suggestion for improvement:

    Ability to upload csv file with our own sub-folders instead of using your generic categories. My folders are much more specific than efty’s generic categories.

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