A custom email account is the type that is tailored specifically to towards a particular business. It is different from the popular personal email account like Gmail and Yahoo. This is customer made, a typical example of a custom email account is the one used by this blog is firstname.lastname@example.org
This is in sharp contrast to the popular @gmail.com or @yahoo.com
Running a business as a startup can be pretty difficult especially in a not too friendly environment like Nigeria.
WHEN A BUSINESS HAS A COSTUMED EMAIL ACCOUNT
Having a custom email account shoots a business to the admiration of its clients. A professional business need to put a lot of logistics in place in order to appeal to the customers it intends to serve. A business that does not have a costumed or tailored made emails have kick started its own failure and dug its own grave. A business who wants correspondence between its customers and makes use of @gmail.com or @yahoo.com is not passing the right message to the world.
Not having a custom domain name hurts the business brand and damages the customer relations of a company.
USING GMAIL ACCOUNT AS A JOB APPLICANT
A few years ago, it was normal for people to include anyhow email account into their job applications. Not until the HR team came together and make a very important decision which changed the way job applicants enters their email. The idea behind that decision was to separate the ready to work applicants from those who are still finding their bearings in life.
For instance a serious job applicant who wants to be considered would use email such as email@example.com as against using firstname.lastname@example.org
A business that does not have a custom email account is likened to the above job applicant who is using email@example.com
He will definitely not get the job in the long run.
Having a custom email account increases the prospects and the possibilities of clients interaction and eventually making deals with the business. When a business refuses to have a custom email account, it is only a matter of time before it goes into extinction.
DO PERSONAL EMAIL ACCOUNT PROVIDERS PROVIDE CUSTOM EMAILS ?
Personal email account service providers such as Gmail, Rackspace have avenue for businesses to make use of their platforms. The platform is what is called “Google Business Mail.”
It is also known as “G-Suite.” It is specifically used for business. There are also other providers such as Rackspace, Fastmail, Keiro Cloud, Zoho Workspace, Office 365 and so on.
WHAT IS THE COST OF GETTING A CUSTOM EMAIL ADDRESS ?
The cost of getting a costumed email is pretty cheap compared to the values, awareness, information your business stands to gain. You do not have to break a bank to get your business one, it is very affordable at least to a business that wants to set the ball rolling. A typical business email address such as “Rackspace” goes for $2 dollar per month, that is about 700 if converted to the Nigerian currency. It is usually charged per user. Let’s say a company have up to 4 or 5 departments which caters for the promotion or inquires of its brands. Such company can have a tailored account which are listed below :
1 – firstname.lastname@example.org
2 – email@example.com
3 – firstname.lastname@example.org
4 – email@example.com
However, note that a G-mail business account (G-Suite) comes with more features that enhances the functionality of your business. It cost $5 per month, that is per user. G-suite was once made available for free with 10 users or less by Google but just as the old saying, nothing last forever. The free version was stopped in 2012.
HOW ELSE CAN I GET A COSTUMED EMAIL FOR MY BUSINESS
Another way to get a costumed email for your business is if you create an online presence for your business. In this case ( a website)
Technology is evolving everyday, and in this jet age, if you are not following you are going to be left behind.
Companies are taking their craft off the traditional method and buying a space for themselves. Few day ago Facebook and Instagram were shut down, many people couldn’t promote their businesses because of that. Millions of dollars were lost that day because so many businesses rely on social media to promote their businesses.
Social media is like a job which one can get fired at anytime. Mark Zuckerberg can decide to suspend your account or even delete it without prior warning. Facebook controls what happens because you do not have your own house where you can promote your business without having to worry about someone suspending or deleting your account.
So many companies that have that information are now taking full advantage of it by buying their own space inline. This involve getting a domain name that represents the business name and brand of the business you wish to push to the world.
For instance, the custom email address of this site is
Many hosting service providers usually gives their users free custom email account depending on the package they choose. Now this is the time for you to take your business to the next level by promoting it online. ComputerVillalog can help you promote your business online and make conversions for you, we can also help you create a standard website for your business.
Get in touch with us @firstname.lastname@example.org