As you know, I use a version of 1 Shopping Cart for all of my products, affiliate program, email database, broadcasting, and autoresponders. I even offer free monthly training for this, to those who are signed up through my link. They offer a 30 day trial for you to see what their system is like when you put it into use.
Many of you have asked me about using something more simple, especially in the beginning when you are just starting to build a list. You may just need to set up an autoresponder, so that someone signing up on your site will receive automatic messages every few days. Aweber has now added some nice features that make this a good system a good option. They now have over 100 newsletter templates, opt-in forms, tracking analytics, and a brand new RSS to email feature that works well on blogs.
Even though I will continue to use Kick Start Cart, which is the version of 1 Shopping Cart I have been using for three years now, I have also opened an Aweber account to be able to fully take advantage of what it has to offer. In the next few months I will also begin to give training on Aweber to those who are signed up through me, or who are enrolled in one of my programs.
If you are just getting started online, give Aweber a try. They have a 30 day trial, and the cost is also less than that of similar programs. Best of all, you can use if from any computer in the world, because there is no software to download.