If you were a customer before February 1, 2016, whatever features came with your account will remain the same as before. If you have been paying our lowest price for points (previously $0.31 per point), you are grandfathered into the old pricing structure and will continue to receive the lowest price, as long as you keep your monthly subscription active. If you discontinue your monthly subscription and decide to reactivate it at a later time, the current lowest price ($0.39 per point as of 2/1/16) will take effect for you. If you have questions about this, let’s talk!
Although SendOutCards still offers free customer accounts, we now have some bundles that include extra features that customers have been asking for. You can see a review of three customer bundles below, along with a description of what is in each bundle and the cost for each bundle. If you prefer to review this on a printable document with larger print, click here.
One of the most exciting new features that just became available on February 1 was the ability for businesses to create sub-accounts for employees or sales professionals. For example, let’s say you own a Honda dealership and you want to custom brand the back of all cards sent out by your sales force with the Honda custom branding on the back. You also want each sales rep to have their own user name and password, with access only to their own database of customers. The sub-accounts are a way to share common information (like the custom branding on the back), while also controlling the points and postage in each individual account.
If you do not want everything included in the bundles, you can also purchase individual items a la carte. Of course, you can also keep your account as it is right now and continue to use it as you always have.
To get the best customer price, I recommend that you set up a monthly subscription for thePreferred Monthly Package (100 points a month). The next best pricing is to set up a Retail Package (20 points a month). Of course, you can stop your subscription at any time, and any points you’ve already purchased will be good for a full year from the date of purchase. See below for details.
Why do we use a point system and what can I get with my points?
Since SendOutCards has customers in numerous countries around the world and different currencies are used in each country, we use a point system to pay for the cards. The cost of each point is determined by what kind of account you have and whether or not you are on a subscription (which saves you money). If you are outside the USA, you will need to determine the exchange rate with the US dollar. Here is what it costs to send a card:
- Postcard = 1 point
- Two-panel (regular) card = 3 points
- Three-panel (tri-fold) card = 4 points
- Big card (8.2” x 11.5”) = 15 points
- Gifts range from 2 to 300+ points
What are Expense Funds used for?
As before, expense funds pay for postage, shipping and handling for gifts, and for gift cards (like a Starbucks gift card).
When you send a card, if you do not have enough points AND expense funds to pay for it, you will see a message that you need to purchase more. If you are not sure which one you need more of, click on the little head in the upper right corner of your home screen. There you will see how many points and expense funds you have in your account.
If you have bought points on a monthly subscription and have not been using them, be sure to check out your Dashboard, where you will see when your points will expire. If you have a lot of points, you can use them up by sending out a campaign (same card to multiple people) or sending some gifts. Valentine’s Day is coming up soon and we have some wonderful gifts available for you to send! (More about this below…)
For those of you who have been considering becoming a distributor with SendOutCards, so you can earn income when you refer others to use the system, I have great news for you! Before now, it cost $395 to become a Marketing Distributor with SendOutCards. As of February 1, the cost to become a distributor is only $50. That’s right! For just $50 you can add the distributor option to any customer option you choose, whether you are a “free” customer or you buy one of the bundles mentioned above.
For details about the compensation plan, click here and scroll down to page 2.
Even if you don’t want to build a large SendOutCards business, here are two reasons why you may want to consider adding this to your customer account for just $50:
- The home-based business tax deduction benefit is huge! What if you could work your SendOutCards business while taking vacations and could deduct certain vacation expenses as a business expense? A portion of your cell phone bill? A home office?
- You can earn a 20% commission on your own card purchases, as well as on the purchases of others you help to set up a SendOutCards account.
For an Account Comparison of all the
options mentioned above. Click here.
As always, if you have any questions just ask us!
Special Thanks to Kathy Paauw for putting together the great information above and allowing us to share it with you! Kathy is a SOC executive / Top Team Builder! She is a Productivity Consultant and a Certified Business and Personal Coach. You can learn more about Kathy and her consulting services here!