Frequently Asked Questions – Business Data Prospects’FAQs
We often get asked similar questions and we always aim to clear up any queries you may have. Please see below our business data FAQs.
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Q. What information do you provide?
The information is dependent on the B2B Data list provided and we outline this in all quotes. For example we can include the following selections:
- Full Name of the Business
- Full Address including Postcode
- Personal Contact Person
- Position / Job Title
- Telephone Number
- Email Address
- SIC Code – Trade / Industry
- Number of Employees
- Financial Information
Q. What segmentations shall I use to put together a bespoke data package?
BDP prides itself on building bespoke data lists for our clients for their requirements. To give you a base to start from, we recommend thinking about the following types of segmentations:
- Industry Type
- Geographic Location
- Business Size – Financial / Number of Employees
- Contact Position
Q. Can you update my current Database?
We can offer a free complimentary Data Audit on your current data files to update the information you already own and ensure you are compliant with the law. For further information, see Data Cleansing.
Q. How do you source the B2B Data?
Business Data Prospects UK B2B data is sourced from call centre work, a regional publishing house, trade publications and our own in-house data acquisition team. The data is then matched against other sources of business information such as Royal Mail PAF file, BT OSIS, industry magazines and other publicly available resources.
Q. Is there a minimum order?
Yes, there is a minimum order for our bespoke UK B2B data packages of 500 GBP. We also offer a variety of monthly subscription packages to cover all budgets.
Q. Can I have a sample of the data?
Upon request, we can happily provide a sample of B2B data with our quote to enable you to view the data format before purchasing.
Q. My existing contact database is a mess. Can BDP help?
Yes. Through our data cleansing service, we offer a complete review of your existing contacts. According to our specification, we’ll solve the problem of poorly formatted, duplicate and incomplete records to provide a fully working database. The result is improved response rates that maximise the return on your marketing investment.
Q. What is the difference in generic and personal email addresses?
All our UK B2B email addresses are personal email addresses of a contact within a business that you are targeting. We do not provide generic email addresses such as sales, info, enquiries unless requested, as we believe these are not read by a Senior Decision Maker and therefore will not achieve the intended results. Many companies provide generic email addresses as these achieve high open rates, although will not be opened by your intended recipient.
Q. What are the industry standards for B2B email data results?
Industry best practice guidelines across the UK include deliverability of 85% on emails. However, we strive to work over and above this figure with all our clients. BDP constantly achieves results above this, and guarantee all our B2B personal email addresses are checked before despatch and are on average just 3 days old! This ensures that you will never be emailing contacts that left months ago.
Q. Do you have any guarantees?
Yes, we can provide a 100% guarantee on our data – BDP can offer free of charge replacements for all returns that we agree do not work within 21 days of our invoice date, so you don’t lose out on any data which does not work for you. We are the only data company that can offer such a high guarantee as we build all our lists bespoke for each client.
Q. Can you provide the data and share the revenue of my results?
BDP provides a marketing platform for our clients to discover their chosen targets quickly and to accurately approach the intended recipients through a streamlined process to promote their business, rather than a direct sales channel of payment on results, quite often referred to as CPA (cost per acquisition).
The reason behind our thinking is that many of our clients receive a range of different responses depending on the product / service offered and the relevance to the end user together with the marketing material and the energy put into the follow-up.
Q. Can you assist with delivering my campaign?
We have built excellent relationships with our industry partners meaning that we can recommend telemarketing companies, email service providers and fulfilment houses together with virtual personal assistants that can organise and manage your campaigns too. Remember we are always on hand to help you receive the best possible results from your B2B data purchase.
Q. How do I receive my B2B Data?
BDP delivers orders for B2B Data via email as a protected excel file. We password protect all our orders to ensure safe delivery of your order.
Q. How can I earn revenue?
We work closely with trusted brokers and business consultants across the UK. If you would like to earn additional revenue, contact us today on 0333 200 1860.
We are also actively looking for many data requirements and have clients ready and waiting to purchase these files. Take a look on our databroker page.
Q. What are your opening hours?
Due to expansion and to provide an excellent service to many of our International clients, we are now open 24/7/365. All our calls are answered in the UK.
Q. How do I place an order?
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If you have any questions which our business data FAQ didn’t clear up, or want to make an enquiry, please contact us by calling the number above or fill out our contact form to request a call back.