Step 1. Connect your email
This is a mandatory step that you cannot skip. Reply will use your email account to send emails to your contacts. Connecting your Gmail account is the easiest way to start. All you need to do is to select the desired account from the list of your Gmail accounts and the system does the rest.
Also, we have prepared a detailed guide on how to connect other types of email accounts for you.
Step 2. Add contacts, perform email validation
After you have connected your email account, add people you want to send your emails to. There are several ways to add contacts to Reply:
From CSV file
If you already have a CSV file with the list of your contacts, you can upload it to Reply. To do this, open People page, click the Plus button and select Import from CSV. You can also find a detailed step-by-step guide on adding contacts here.
You can also create contacts manually. This option is especially useful if you want to add a few contacts to the system. To do this, open People page, click the Plus button, and select Create manually.
Step 3. Create and set up a sequence
After you have added contacts, you can create your first sequence. To do this, open the Sequences page and click the Plus button. All you need is:
Add email body - you can learn more about using templates and variables here.
Add schedule - you can learn more about scheduling here.
Add people - you can learn more about working with contacts here.
Step 4. Set up integration with the CRM system
If you have an account in a CRM system, you can set up integration between Reply and your CRM account. Reply offers both native integrations and setup via Zapier. You can see the complete list of integrations on the following page.
You can find integration guides in the Integrations section of our Help Center.
Step 5. Communications and contact follow-ups in Reply
Sending single direct emails to the contact
Calling the contact (for more information, see the Calls section of our Help Center)
Viewing received replies
Changing contact details
Pushing the contact to another sequence
Step 6. Browse analytics
Check the performance of your sequences on the Reports page -> Emails tab of the Reply interface. This page lets you see the statistics by any team member of your team, any sequence, or date range. Alternatively, you can access the analytics from the sequence page. For more information about using the analytics, see the Analytics section.