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:
November 6, 2016, 12PM EST
Term4Sale Bumping Week Begins
Standard License Subscribers
Option for 3 More Local Zip Codes
There Is Still A Shortage of Zip Codes
One Other Way To Get More Local Zip Codes
The One For Three Guarantee
Reviewing Zip Codes Limits For 2018
These topics will be dealt with in more detail throughout this bulletin.
Term4Sale Bumping Week Begins
IMPORTANT: We define your “local” area as a circle with a radius of 20 miles from where you are located, based upon the address that we have for you in our database. We will “stretch” the radius where it is obviously from the Zip Code Analyzer that you are located in a rural, sparsely populated area. Decisions in that regard are based upon what we find/learn here:
That day will be very busy for us, and so we encourage you to do some preparation in advance. Make sure you have your list of possible, better zip codes, and if you call and do not reach us that day, email your requests to:
The reason for the choice of date is that all additionally purchased zip codes are sold on an annual, calendar year basis. If you pay to buy additional zip code listings, those zip code listings are your’s for that year. Further, you will have first right of refusal to keep those listings and renew them for the following year.
The only way you can lose a previously purchased zip code is if you get BUMPed from that zip code. You can ONLY* be bumped if someone who is physically located within 20 miles of that zip code decides to use one of their local zip codes (most only have 3) to BUMP you out. If that happens then you will NOT be invoiced for the renewal of that zip code for 2018.
So the first priority for EVERY subscriber is to ensure that they have taken full advantage of the ability to get the best 3 zip codes available in their local area. Once again, the time to do that is:
VERY IMPORTANT (again): A person who has a local zip code listing CANNOT be bumped from that zip code. They have a LOCK on the zip code as long as they remain a subscriber to the Windows PC version of Compulife. If the subscription is not renewed, for whatever reason, and we cancel the account, those zip codes go back into the pool of available zip codes.
Option for 3 More Local Zip Codes
On November 6th, those Standard License subscribers who wish to do so, can call us with instructions on obtaining up to 3 additional zip codes (over their current 3 local zip codes), and they can elect to pay $1 per month per listing for the balance of their current subscription.
NOTE: Local zip codes will be added to the subscription price and are attached to your subscription. Purchased zip codes run on a calendar year basis ONLY.
Example: If you want 3 additional zip codes, and your subscription has 8 months months before renewal. We will take your credit card for an additional 8 X $3 = $24. When your renewal comes up, you will be invoiced $372 for the following 12 months; $300 for software and $72 for 6 zip codes.
Local zip codes, when purchased with software, are eligible for the multi-year discounts of 10% for 2 years, 20% for 3 years and 30% for 4 or 5 years (30th anniversary discount). Therefore, the $372 for 3 years would be: 3 X $372 X 80% = $892.80. That brings the cost of your local zip codes down to $9.60 each per year.
If you add 3 additional zip codes, and then elect to add 3 years BEFORE the price increase, you will be able to pay: 3 X $336 X 80% = $806.40
When your FREE period on that zip code ends, you will have first right to renew it as a paid listing. Before that, you will be able to use it as a local zip code to bump. The time to use the bump will still be the first Monday in November.
IMPORTANT: You have until November 6th to make referrals, earn your additional FREE local zip code, and use it to bump on:
As we previously announced, we are turning down limits, to free up some more zip codes. Those changes were announced earlier this year, but we will review them here so you understand the renewal invoicing for 2018.
IMPORTANT: We are not trying to penalize subscribers so much as we are trying to make sure that ALL subscribers get a kick at the can. We want term4sale to benefit ALL Compulife subscribers, not just a few subscribers a lot.
NOTE: Virtually all contacts use the contact 3 method. There was a way to contact individual agents, but that is being removed from the new version of Term4Sale which will be introduced in October. Only those with ulterior reason for contacting our subscribers seemed to be using it.
In addition to email contacts, your name and phone number are displayed in the listings. If a consumer calls you directly, and we KNOW some do, then we have no record of those contacts and that is icing on your cake. For the new guarantee this does not factor in, simply as we have no way to monitor such activity.
For the first time we are going to GUARANTEE the One for Three result. Here’s how the guarantee works:
If you get to the end of December, and you did not have have at least one email for every 3 zip codes you have, we will reduce the cost for you to renew those zip codes for 2018.
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 2018 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 2018. In other words, you will have 5 of those 11 paid zip codes for free.
IMPORTANT: There are NO REFUNDS, simply a reduced renewal cost for the SAME zip codes for the following year. You can add zip codes, and pay for those, but if you substitute any of those zip codes then the price of renewal for those will still be $18 for the year.
This guarantee is designed to act as a way to retroactively balance out the cost of zip codes listings that are NOT as attractive or not producing.
Those personal use subscriber who have more than 80 zip codes, will need to cut that back to 80. Standard license subscribers can obtain more than 80 zip codes. If you are a standard license subscriber, and you are already getting more than 90, then the arrangement is no different, the base number moves from 90 to 80.
Each Wndows PC subscriber has the ability to buy an additional 80 zip codes. The renewal price for those (up to) 80 zip codes is $1.50 per month, payable to the end of the calendar year; $18 each for the year. This means that those renewing for 2018 will receive an invoice of $18 per zip code for the year (over their local zip codes which are $12 per year).
For those having to cut zip codes, you have last year’s email traffic, and the Zip Code Analyzer, which is found here:
Once again, when you are invoiced for 2018 renewals, you are NOT required to renew any zip code. If you decide to drop all or some of your zip codes, those zip codes will come back into the pool of available zip codes on January 8th.
IMPORANT: We give subscribers from November 15th to January 5th to pay their zip code renewals. That means you can decide in which year to expense the cost for tax deduction purposes. Yes, term4sale listings are an advertising expense and you can deduct them from your commission income. If you think you may benefit from the one in 3 guarantee wait until late in December to make your claim and pay your invoice.
In addition to being able to buy an additional 3 local zip codes for $12 each (for 12 months), Standard License subscribers can buy an additional 240 zip codes over the first 80 that all Windows PC subscribers can purchase (most Compulife subscribers buy the personal use edition which only allows 3 local zip codes).
The price per zip code, for zip codes over 80, is $2 per zip code per month ($24 per year).
For those buying well over 80, you can save money, and add more local zip codes by buying addition sub-licenses. If you are in that situation, and are not using that option, call us later in October to discuss.
Here’s a Tip: Personal use subscribers may want to upgrade from personal use to standard license to take advantage of the ability to get those 3 additional local zip codes (for a total of 6). We can do that upgrade for you on November 6th, when you call to maneuver into 3 additional better zip codes in your local area.