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 – Zip Code Listing Warranty
Term4Sale BUMP WEEK – November 7, 2022
Zip Code List FROZEN Until
January 9, 2023
Zip Code Renewals Must Be Paid By
January 6, 2023
We Continue to Develop
and Test The New CQS.EXE
Our Current Programming Plans for 2022 and 2023
These topics will be dealt with in more detail throughout this bulletin.
As I was writing this one of our longtime subscribers, who has been with us for a quarter of a century, called to pay his bill. He said he didn’t think he had any contacts from term4sale this year and so I checked. He was right, he had ZERO contacts. I then checked the previous year and he had 2 contacts. He had ONLY the 3 local zip codes which is the “no brainer” part of our zip code offerings. If you have only 3 the number of contacts will ALWAYS be small and sometimes you hit and sometimes you don’t. Important, because we don’t average with the previous year we gave him his 3 zip codes for free for next year.
NOTE: Term4sale Zip Code invoices for “additional zip codes” (zip codes in excess of your local zip codes) will be sent on or about November 15, 2022; you have until January 6, 2023 to pay that invoice.
If you buy additional zip codes, and you think you did not get the number of contacts you should have this year, do NOT pay your term4sale invoice until the last week of December.
In that last week of December (between Christmas and New Year) call us and we will review your email contacts with you, and compare that to the number of zip codes that you had in 2022. If you came up short, we will issue the appropriate credit and reduce your invoice. If you pay that reduced amount you will keep ALL the zip codes you were invoiced for in mid-November.
How is the credit calculated (if you qualify)?
EXAMPLE: You have 14 zip codes, three local and 11 that you purchased. For 14 zip codes we expect: 14/3 = 5 contacts (4.67 rounded up). Let’s assume that you had only 3 email contacts (note: we do not count duplicate or BOGUS contacts) On November 15th, we would have invoiced you $198 (11 X $18) for 2023 renewal. However, you really only got the activity we would have expected for 9 total zip codes, which would have been 3 local zip codes, and 6 additionally purchased zip codes. Therefore, we will credit your invoice DOWN to $108 (6 X $18) and give you the same 14 zip codes for 2023. In other words, you will have 5 of those 11 paid zip codes for free.
IMPORTANT: There are NO REFUNDS. What we do is reduce the renewal cost for the SAME zip codes for the following year. After January 9th you can add zip codes (and pay for those) or you can swap your zip codes for other zip codes.
This guarantee is designed to act as a way to retroactively balance out the cost of zip codes listings that have not produced. Sometimes, particularly for those with smaller numbers of zip codes, or with zip codes in poorly populated areas, the results are not as good. We understand that and our warranty is designed to moderate the cost when results are disappointing.
Here’s a quick summary:
Bump week allows subscribers to improve their LOCAL term4sale zip code listings. “LOCAL” means an area within a 20 mile radius of where you are physically located. You can use your LOCAL zip codes (3 maximum for personal use PC subscribers, and 6 maximum for standard license subscribers) to force out (BUMP) subscribers in a zip code where that subscriber has purchased that zip code as one of their additional listings.
Bump week comes ONLY once a year, during the first full week of November.
If you have previously bumped your zip codes to better zip codes there is NOTHING you need to do.
If you don’t have term4sale zip codes, this is the best time to purchase local zip codes, otherwise there is NOTHING you need to do.
Once again, bumping starts on November 7, 2022 at 12 noon Eastern Time. Give us a call anytime after that, or up to the end of business on Thursday, November 10th, to review your zip codes and see if we can improve the local zip codes you currently have.
Jeremiah Kuhn – (800) 798-3488 or Bob Barney – (888) 798-3488
January 9, 2023
There are NO CHANGES to pricing from last year.
Once you receive your additional zip code invoice for 2023, you can pay in 2022 if you want to expense the advertising in that year, or you have up until January 6, 2023 to make your payment which allows you to expense the advertising in 2023.
January 6, 2023
IMPORTANT: If your payment has not been received by the end of business on January 6, 2023, the additional listings that you have will LAPSE and be made available to other subscribers at noon on January 9, 2023.
If you believe that you did not get sufficient email contacts (as per the warranty) and that we will need to make a warranty adjustment to your invoice, do not pay your invoice until the last week of December. I would encourage you to contact us on December 29th and we will review your total number of email contacts and weigh that against the number of zip codes that you have, and the number of contacts that you are entitled to. If you are short, we will determine the credit that we need to make against your invoice for 2023.
- Introduction of New PC Version: CQS.EXE
- Overhaul Of Current Product Data Files
- Introduction of Compulife Basic Plus (with Pick 12)
Anyone with questions about any of these upcoming projects can call Bob Barney to discuss:
Please don’t email me essay questions, just call. If I’m not in, email me your phone number, I’ll call you.
These planned objectives will easily consume our programming time during the balance of this year and throughout 2023. The good news is that once the product data files have been converted, and we have introduced the new CQS.EXE, and upgraded our internet engine to use the new data files, Compulife will be turning it’s full attention to our web based, Compulife Basic software. The long term goal is to have a web based product that does everything our PC based software does.