referral-smallLast month, we announced the increase in Zoho Mail Lite, our free hosted email plan, making it free up to 5 users. We were overwhelmed and humbled by the compliments showered by you, our users. We did hope that it would bring some cheer to our small business friends but it felt more like euphoria.

So we have decided to spend even more money with you, instead of hiring consulting firms or on ‘ads with words’. Starting today, you can gain 15 more bonus users in your business email account, free forever. This is in addition to what comes with your plan. That means you can sign up for the Lite plan with 5 free users included + get 15 bonus users, making it 20 free users in total.  All you have to do is invite other businesses to host email with Zoho Mail.

For every referred business that signs up and hosts email with us, we’ll add 5 bonus users to your account. Wait…. not just your account; we’ll add 5 bonus users to the referred business’ account also. A two-way bonus! Gain up to 15 bonus users through your first three successful referrals.

This is a win-win situation for your business, the businesses you invite and us, the Zoho Mail team:

  1. You do not have to pay for more users as your business expands and new employees come in.
  2. You can help an entrepreneur friend, paying for say 10 hosted email users elsewhere, pay nothing for the same 10 users with Zoho Mail. As in, if their business signs up for the Lite plan, they’ll get 5 free users included in the plan + 5 bonus users for being referred by you. And then they can refer other businesses and gain 10 more users.
  3. And for us, word of mouth is the best way to spread awareness about a business and gain brand recognition. With your active participation, we hope Zoho Mail is considered the ‘go to email for business’.

Since this is about a business inviting other businesses, only the administrator of your Zoho Mail business account will be able to send out invitations. If you are a Zoho Mail fan but not the email administrator, please share the email info of your friends and business acquaintances with your IT / email admin to send out invitations.

bonus-users-cpZoho Mail administrators can send invitations from the new Bonus Users section in the control panel. The invitation will contain a referral code, unique to every Zoho Mail business account. More details on how this referral program works can be found in our referrals page.

We hope this will be of good benefit to you and your (our) small business friends.

As always, we are all ears for your comments and feedback.

Hari Murali
Hari Murali is a Product Marketer @ Zoho Mail. The easiest way to start a conversation with him is by leaving a comment on any of his blog posts. He believes that Email will never be dead and tries his best to keep himself up to date about its ever evolving immortal form.

  1. Inspire HR Consulting

    Really its a very good service from ZOHO and its very helpful for small company and freelancer 🙂

  2. Shafeeque

    I got a referral mail from a friend of mine, but during sign up I can’t see any where to enter the desired code and details. Let me know how to register through referrals.

  3. Vivek Thakar

    This is really good way to win customers over Google Apps.

  4. Hook Solutions Ltd

    Well done Zoho. This feature is certainly welcome and adds nicely to the already great suite of apps that are available from CRM through to Projects and Docs. I shall be recommending all my clients come over to Zoho mail.

  5. Mayank

    Indeed, likes it! 🙂

  6. macjd527

    Incredible! This is great, thanks Zoho!

  7. brnx

    You are going to become the new Google Apps, keep up the good work!

  8. Aasheesh Bhatnagar

    Fantastic offer

  9. Roland

    Yeah you guys are going about this the right way. Definitely a model for small businesses to take note of and emulate.Thanks and hope business is working out well for you guys.-r

  10. Robert D

    Awesome thinking!This is truly a win-win situation.

  11. Manpreet

    nice 🙂