26 Tools & Services for Outbound Prospect List Building

Prospect list building is a crucial part of outbound sales process. The first step is defining your ideal customer profile (ICP). But as soon as you’ve done that, you actually need to find the right accounts, people and their contact details. Here’s a tool stack for the step two. A collection of outbound prospect list building tools and services that will help you regularly feed Woodpecker with fresh contacts.

Tools & extensions to find prospects’ emails

The tools below will help you find email addresses and other contact details of your ideal prospects. Most of them involve Chrome extensions that will help you collect data directly from websites and social platforms like LinkedIn, Twitter, Angel.co, Crunchbase and more. We’ve reviewed the first five on the list so far. More reviews are coming soon.

To give you a short description of the tools, I put some quotes taken directly from their websites under their hyperlinked names.

1. Anymail finder (check our review)

“Finally get in touch with anyone. Anymail finder is trusted by thousands daily to find and verify email addresses of employees at any company.”

2. Headreach (check our review)

“The fastest way to find targeted leads with real emails and social profiles. Find the right contact from over 400 million people on the web and prepare yourself with relevant data. Verified emails only.”

3. Find That Email (check our review)

“The yellow pages of email. Find the email address of decision makers in millions of companies worldwide.”

4. SellHack (check our review)

“Find Leads. Build Lists. Verify Emails. Spend more time meeting with prospects and less time trying to find them.”

5. FindThatLead (check our review)

Get business emails and social information from LinkedIn profiles. A simple Chrome plugin that gives you the power to view anyone’s professional contact information and social data, while you are logged into LinkedIn.”

6. Voila Norbert

“Hello! My name is Norbert! I can find anyone’s corporate email.”

7. AeroLeads (check our review)

“Find contact details of any company and person with email and phone number. #1 prospect and lead generation software on the web.”

8. Datananas

“Create highly targeted lists of B2B prospects from professional social networks. Export B2B prospects from LinkedIn and Viadeo to your CRM. We’ll enrich your data with professional emails and phone numbers.”

9. Prospecting.io

“B2B Lead Generation Software. Find prospect contact details (including email address) automatically. Build custom prospecting lists in less than 2 minutes from now. Spend less time prospecting, more time selling.”

10. Hunter (previously known as Email Hunter)

“Contact anyone. Unlock opportunities. Find email addresses in seconds and connect with people that matter for your business.”

11. ProspectHive

“Build targeted prospect lists in no time and find your prospects’ email addresses.”

12. LeadGibbon

“Find someone’s email address (in just one click). Run lead searches directly from your browser. Verify emails of your leads in one click. Capture and export complete lead records to Google Sheets.”

13. Profile Hopper

Automate Your Sales Prospecting. Automatically find new leads, research email addresses and more.”

14. Toofr

“Fast, accurate, inexpensive. Get the right email addresses for your leads. Toofr figures out business email addresses using only the first and last names, and the company name or website.”

15. Prospectify.io

“B2B prospecting automation platform. Unparalleled search data & automated list building for warm outreach!”

16. Etools.io

“Magical toolkit for finding the contacts behind any website. In average of 5 seconds, our tool searches 10’s of sources to find all emails that are related to the domain.”

17. Capture! by RingLead

“Easily capture lead details from anywhere on the web.”

18. Skrapp

“Reach more. Close more. Find anyone’s email address. Build your most accurate leads directory.”

19. eMail-Prospector by eGrabber

“A desktop tool built for sales teams who do their own prospecting.eMail-Prospector finds anybody’s business email address. Just type in Name and Company. The software then searches the Internet to find the person’s work email address and phone.”

List building services & lead gen agencies

“If you don’t want to build the lists on your own, you may want to check out the links below. Some of those companies are lead generation agencies, which means they will not only find prospects matching your ideal customer profile, but they will also manage the whole outbound lead generation process including writing your emails and managing your outbound campaigns.”

20. Lead Pal

“LeadPal helps B2B tech companies drive sales by delivering high-quality leads with personalised email outreach. Find your ideal customer profile and build a list of your target companies. Reach-out to your potential clients. Optimise your targeting and email campaigns. Sustain and maintain growth rates with quality leads.”

21. RightHello

“Customers are not coming to you? Start approaching them with personalised emails. Easily create a list of thousands of potential customers. Get verified contact data to decision makers. Efficiently connect with your new customers. Experienced marketer will guide you through creating and scheduling an efficient cold email campaign. We approach new customers in your behalf.”

22. Bant.io

“Get Hot B2B leads straight to your inbox. We engage in email conversations with your ideal customers and once they respond with interest, your sales team simply picks up the conversation with them and work on closing the deal.”

23. LeadGenius

“Say hello to decision makers at your ideal accounts. LeadGenius gets you the data you need to keep your business growing. With verified leads and data-driven insights, your team can close deals the smarter, faster way.”

24. Experiment 27

“We leverage our expertise in agency marketing to drive more leads to your digital agency. Whether you want more enterprise clients or more referrals from current clients, x27 can help.”

25. GetProspects.co

“You don’t have time to build prospects lists. We do. Hand-curated prospects every month. We research and build hand-curated, ‘sold once-only’ prospect lists, targeted for your customer profiles. Perfect for the ambitious freelancer, SEO company, marketing company, web designer.”

26. CIENCE

“A lead generation company with three years of experience, building highly-customized, accurate lead lists. Our process involves both human-curation and machine learning of multiple data sets for Accounts and Contacts, enabling customers to benefit from a complete picture of their target audience.”

Using something else?

Please share your stack with us in the comments section. This is actually the moment when you can shamelessly leave a link under a blog post (if only it leads to a prospect list building tool or service).

  • Holly Kissner

    I love this article! So very helpful to get a good idea of programs out there. Who do you personally recommend works best with Woodpecker?

    • Thanks Holly! It’s so great to know that the list has been helpful.

      Most of the tools allow export of contacts as a .csv file, which makes them compatible with Woodpecker — as you can then import the prospects from the .csv file into your campaign in Woodpecker.

      We plan direct integrations with as many tools of this type as possible. Just a few days ago, Anymail finder launched the beta of a direct integration with our system. You can directly push contacts from your panel at Anymail finder to your campaigns in Woodpecker.

  • Superb tools I think. I’ve heard of profile hopper from a friend, she was so full of praises for it. Good to know there are other great tools. Thanks

  • Hi Cathy! Thanks for another super informative article!

    I would like to introduce my app, Lusha. We provide up-to-date mobile numbers and emails in only one click.

    Try us against any other similar app and compare the results. https://www.lusha.co/

    Thanks again, and keep up the good work.

  • Arpita Gaur

    Great article. Impressive list of tools. I have used AeroLeads that you have mentioned and it have been quite beneficial for my business. Thanks again for sharing such great list tools!

  • Thiru

    A desktop tool built for sales teams who do their own prospecting. eMail-Prospector finds anybody’s business email address. Just type in Name and Company. The software then searches the Internet to find the person’s work email address and phone.

    Download now : https://www.egrabber.com/emailprospector/

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b0b0bae3c5f9cc92c1be2d0e9c1d465d8fd1bb87f2a0cc68673412d640773b3a.png

    Try now & find 50 email addresses for free.

  • Thiru

    Cathy! Thank you for sharing impressive list of prospect list building tool. Specifically, I have used https://www.egrabber.com/emailprospector/ eMail-Prospector by eGrabber to find prospects list from social networks. Keep up the good work. Thanks again!

  • SridharRKrishnan

    Impressive. Never knew these many up until now. Might wanna check Saleslift.io too. It has chrome store add on and Googlesheet addon as well, includes CRM integration. Thanks for this piece.

  • Priya Sharma

    Wow! That’s excellent list. I really appreciate your patience for making such a comprehensive and well – thought out guide. Well this is the time of AI and working hard for developing business reach while we have tools for Lead generation is useless. I have used few tools for my business for growth hacking like AeroLeads, rainClutch , Rapportive and this tools help me a lot.

  • Vishant Gupta

    Great list of tool! I wasnt aware of Sellhack! Shout out to tools like AeroLeads and RainClutch works with chrome plugins to take your prospecting to next level.

  • Vishant Gupta

    Nice but for Lead Generation Use some tools.I have used few tools for my business for growth hacking like AeroLeads, rainClutch , Rapportive and this tools help me a lot

  • Vishant Gupta

    Nice article! Developing a platform is first step further finding prospect and lead is one of the hardest thing for any business growth, As you have mention tools above and tool which I have use AeroLeads, Rapportive it’s really save our back and help us to increase reach.

  • Hey Cathy, it’s very useful list for entrepreneurs and thanks for mentioned http://www.getprospects.co

  • ZK

    for manual contact grabbing (one-click grabbing): snapADDY. works really good if you want to hand-pick your prospects.

  • Shubham Bangade

    Thank you for adding the name of our tool AeroLeads in your list. Actually AeroLeads allows salespeople to do quick web searches and find emails for their prospects and even add to their current prospect list. This software returns information like business name, contact person’s name, email address, phone number, location, whois information, and even social media profiles. It uses a special algorithm that returns the best results.

  • Cathy – Great Article!

    Another tool to add to the list is SalesRipe. https://www.salesripe.com

  • What an impressive list of tools and apps for building email list. I would also like to suggest a tool we developed at http://www.salesripe.com to build a targeted list of emails.

  • Emi Mos

    This is the best article on this topic that was ever created. Congrats!

  • Jordan Sanders

    Well done! I think, you should add also Snovio tool for prospects search.

    • Ahosan habib

      Hello Jordan,
      Yes i think so, I also use it for my Lead listing business https://goo.gl/GQXfP3
      Snovio tool comparatively at good price for small business owner like me 🙂

  • Very good list of services. We do the same at https://sales-xl.com/. We do automated B2B prospecting for businesses.

  • Ahosan habib

    Thank you so much!
    I am familiar with all tools and i using for my email list building service https://goo.gl/GQXfP3

  • I would recommend giving a chance to new tools like OxyLeads (https://www.oxyleads.com). You can search for contacts, build lists and use our 3TB up-to-date database. In addition, we have a free Chrome extension as well.

  • Cathy, Very useful list of tools for any modern sales and marketing professionals. Each and every tool is featured with unique functionalities, eMail-Prospector by eGrabber is one of the best which i have tried stands from this list.

    eMail-Prospector (a desktop tool) allows you to find anyone’s email addresses by Name and Company name. If you’ve existing list of contacts, import into this tool to append email addresses in few minutes. See below how it works to find anyone’s business email address.

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