Here is a quick run-down on what you will find in this bulletin: New GOWIN.EXE…
Here is a quick run-down on what you will find in this bulletin:
Term4Sale Work Completed
Important PRICE CHANGE News
You Can Lock In The Old Deal For Up to 5 Years
“New Deal” Starts April 18th
And Don’t Forget About The Zip Code Warranty
Internet Engine Price Increase
Ciaara Would Like To Thank You
These topics will be dealt with in more detail throughout this bulletin.
Personally I think Jeremiah has done a great job. His skills as a web developer have certainly accelerated during the decade that he has been on the Compulife team, and he has a great eye for look and feel. I think we have a great consumer site for the next few years and we hope you agree.
Jeremiah’s work also demonstrates that using our engine any creative and competent person can construct just about any interface around that engine that adds the look, feel and functionality that they want. Jeremiah has demonstrated the masterful job that our programmer Chris has been doing since he first built the internet engine almost 20 years ago. None of the changes that Jeremiah made required any modifications to the Internet Engine. Other Compulife customers, who you don’t even realize are customers, are using that engine to power their web applications. The engine is the program that actually does the quoting but lies beneath the surface – you don’t see it you just see what it has done.
Our programmer Chris, who has now been with us for over a quarter of a century, is the man behind the curtain. His talents are not so obvious until you think about how fast and dependable our software really is.
I rarely talk about Chris by name because only a small group of our customers have ever had the opportunity to talk to him. Some of our internet engine customers know him because there are times we involve him with issues/problems that they have. But for the most part we don’t want our average customers interrupting his important work.
Jeremiah is our point person for technical support issues and the overflow then comes to me (Bob). If we think that there is an issue that Chris needs to be involved with, we make the decision to involve him. So if you want to talk to Chris you can buy an internet engine and have an actual problem that Jeremiah can’t handle (sorry, that’s rare). At that point you might get to communicate with Chris. Otherwise he’s in the kitchen, wearing the tall white hat, creating the next entree to be added to the menu.
With the wrapup of that work, Jeremiah is now free to make the changes that we need to our Compulife pricing and I have now finalized precisely what that change will be. There is good news, and there is bad news.
First, the good news. There is no change in software pricing.
Now the bad news. A subscription to the Windows PC version of Compulife will no longer come with ANY free local zip code listings, it comes with the right to purchase local zip code listings.
That bad news is NOT bad news for agents who don’t care about term4sale listings. If you have been buying Compulife to have access to the least expensive, fastest, easiest and most exhaustive source of life insurance product information in the market, then you can keep on paying what you have been paying; NO CHANGE.
If you value the www.term4sale.com zip code listings that you have, and you have had contacts from consumers, and better yet sales from those contacts, you will now need to pay $36 for the 3 local zip code listings that you get with your Windows PC subscription. Keep reading for important information about the zip code warranty.
Further, in the January Update News we announced the “30th and 35th Anniversary Special” To summarize that, agents can get a 4 or 5 year subscription to Compulife and take 30% off the total price. If you want to read more detail about that, you can go back to the January Update News by clicking here:
Beginning mid-April, those renewal invoices will break out the zip code listings as a second item, and the charge for 3 zip codes will be $36. The exception to that will be those who have a standard license, and who have decided to take advantage of the option to buy 6 local zip codes for $72. A personal use license has a maximum of 3.
Therefore, Compulife subscribers have until Friday, April 14th to lock in the old deal for up to 5 years.
EXAMPLE: You have a personal use subscription and were paying $180 per year which included your local zip codes for free. You’re first renewal invoice, AFTER April 14th (45 days before expiration) will be for $180 PLUS $36.
First, you are NOT required to buy/pay for local zip codes. Simply contact us and tell us you don’t want those zip codes and your invoice will be re-issued for just the $180.
Second, if you want those local zip codes for FREE you can act before April 14th and add up to 5 years to your current subscription by paying $180 times the number of years that you want less the accumulated discount that we offer:
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As we noted earlier, the special anniversary discounts for 4 and 5 years will be available to the end of October. However, the ability to lock in the “old deal” where 3 local zip codes come WITH your subscription for FREE is gone after April 14th.
Assume that you have your 3 local zip codes, and you want to keep those. You would be well advised to act before April 14th, and add 1 to 5 years to your current subscription.
Let’s say you want to add 5 years. The math is simple. Take $180 X 5 which is $900, subtract 30% from $900 ($270 discount) and you pay $630 for 5 years.
Question: Is the money refundable if you want to quit during the 5 years. NO.
But a software license to Compulife is fully transferable. Find another agent, who is NOT a Compulife subscriber, and you can sell the unused portion of your license for any price that you want.
Let’s imagine that after 3 years (2 years left on your license) that you want out. At that point, a Compulife subscription, with 3 local zip code listings is $180 plus $36 ($216). Assuming we are still giving the 10% discount, the retail value of the rest of your subscription to another agent would be $216 X 2 X .9 (10% off) = $388.80. Tell your friend that you’ll give them your subscription for say $315 (a 20% saving), and you will have gotten half your money back having used 60% of the subscription yourself.
And yes, AS ALWAYS, if you are referring/introducing a new person to Compulife, we’ll sweeten that deal if they do the trial and the tutorial. They’ll get a bonus 6 months added to the subscription and a 4th local local zip code for FREE for the rest of that subscription.
Let me explain that by explaining the referral deal. Normally a new prospective customer to Compulife can get a 4 month FREE subscription to Compulife by install a FREE TRIAL version of the software, and then doing a “tutorial” which requires them to build a Pick 12 spreadsheet and email us the results.
But if YOU refer that agent to us we bonus their 4 free months to 6. As compensation for your referral, we give you an additional LOCAL ZIP CODE for FREE for up to 3 years (to the end of the year we are in plus 2). Refer someone in March, and you would get another LOCAL ZIP CODE for free to the end of December 2019. Yes, it’s a LOCAL zip code meaning you can use it to bump someone within 20 miles of your location (bumping occurs in November). At the end of 2019, when it ceases to be a free local zip code, you will have first right of refusal to renew that zip code as a paid zip code listing.
THERE IS NOT LIMIT to the number of local zip codes that you can add by referring agents. Refer 100 agents for trials, and each one that does the tutorial gets a FREE 6 months subscription (including their own 3 zip code listings) and you get a FREE local zip code to the end of 2019.
Did I mention there is NO LIMIT to the number you can earn? I am always amazed by the number of subscribers who miss this opportunity to earn more local zip codes. Folks, this stuff is important.
The only other way to add more local zip codes is to upgrade to a standard license which allows you to double your local zip codes from 3 to 6.
Yes it is if you want your local zip codes. That makes it a $36 price increase but then there are two things you need to remember. First, you can put off the price increase for up to 5 more years and you can get a discount doing that. Second, we know how much money you make when you sell an insurance policy and it makes $36 look like chump change.
The Zip Code Warranty
We are now guaranteeing that you get that result, or your zip code renewals for the following year will be adjusted at your request.
NOTE: The warranty does not and did not apply to free zip codes if that’s all you had. The reason is that the warranty basically lets you get your listings for free again which was redundant if you were getting them for FREE anyway.
Let’s say you have 30 total zip codes, 3 locals and 27 additional zip codes. We expect (guarantee) that during the course of that year you will get 10 email contacts from consumers.
NOTE: This does not include phone contacts – we wouldn’t know if someone called you anyway. Incidentally, if you are listed in a zip code that is local, make sure you show a local phone number because consumers will be more inclined to call that.
If in the above example you get less than 10 contacts, here’s how the renewal for the following year would work.
Let’s assume you only got 5 contacts from the 30 zip codes. That would be the number of contacts that we would expect that 15 zip code listings would produce. Therefore, in the following year we will let you keep the exact same 30 listings, and charge you as though you were only buying 15 of them. Your invoice would be cut in half. Note: You can add to the original 30 but you cannot subtract or change the original 30 if we do that.
In effect, we are reducing the following year price for under-performing zip codes.
So while you will now start paying for those 3 local zip code listing (at your first renewal after April 14th) we are guaranteeing that you will get one email contact from those 3 listings or you go back to getting those 3 zip codes for free the following renewal.
IMPORTANT: Subscribers of the Internet engine have until April 14th to lock in the old price for up to 5 years, and yes, the same multi-year discounts that apply to basic subscriptions also apply to the internet engine price.
EXAMPLE: You are an internet engine customer and you want to lock in the old price for 5 years. The current annual subscription price (total) is $1,260. Multiply that by 5 and you get $6,300. Deduct from that 30% ($1,890) and your total cost for 5 years is $4,410.
In the meantime, our thanks to all who reached out to Ciaara. She is now a busy girl.