You're bound to have questions when setting up these new tools. The best systems have tech support to assist you. During my email list 10+ years of working with CRMs, shopping carts and email systems, I've personally used Constant Contact, 1Shopping Cart, Infusionsoft, Campaigner email list, Salesforce, Sugar CRM, contact, Exact Target, Weber email list and Zen Cart. In my opinion, for serious small business internet marketers, Infusionsoft is the best.
It's important to note email list that Infusionsoft is more expensive and involves more work to implement. If Infusionsoft isn't in the budget, my second choice is 1ShoppingCart for its all-in-one shopping cart, autoresponder, split testing and affiliate modules. No system is 100% email list perfect, and no matter what you choose, there is always a bit of a learning curve. IMPORTANT NOTE As an internet marketer, I've worked with handfuls of web designers email list on hundreds of websites for my clients. Just because someone knows how to build a website does not mean (s)he understands internet marketing and email campaigns. I've met many email list web designers who've never even run an internet marketing campaign.
These well-meaning web designers may suggest different shopping carts and email databases to integrate with your website, but these systems may not be suitable email list for a serious internet marketer. Test your web designer's suggestions against #1-4 above. Remember, the best systems have a help desk. Call them and ask email list them directly about #1-4 above BEFORE you buy. Nothing can't be undone. In my own search for the perfect system, I graduated from using Constant Contact and Salesforce (separately), then 1ShoppingCart, eventually graduating on to Infusionsoft.