Permission-based e-mail lists composed of contacts from midsize-to-large companies fell, year over year, from an average $293 per 1,000 names to the current $288. Small-business e-mail lists, a new category, are currently priced at $172 per 1,000 names. Opt-in consumer e-mail list prices fell from $150 a year ago to $114, according to the study.
Overall, however, list prices were steady compared with the same period last year, with little or no change experienced within such sectors as paid-circulation business magazines and business merchandise buyers, as well as a variety of consumer categories.
Worldata said the prices of traditional response lists may continue to drop somewhat because of increased competition from such online aggregators as Jigsaw, NetProspex and ZoomInfo.