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Send Out Cards Company Review

Updated on July 28, 2012

I have been involved in the network marketing industry for over 30 years. Had lots of failures and some successes. It is still a great industry. I have decided to write reviews on companies for several reasons. First, I am a tax accountant that specializes in home based businesses, particularly network marketing. Secondly, I have written a tax manual for people in home based businesses and lastly, I have worked with over 10,000 people in this industry. I am loving every moment of it.

As an industry, it gives a great entry to the average person who does not have $100,000 sitting around to buy a McDonalds. There are lots of opportunities in this industry and there are also a lot of bad companies. Therefore, I have decided to give reviews on companies to let people know my opinion on them. Hopefully, better decisions will be made as a result.

The first is Send Out Cards. I picked this one, because it is one of my favorites. Notice I did not say my favorite! I read people’s articles and they say in every one that this is their favorite! Rubbish! This is one of many of my favorites!

I will be consistent with each review and explore certain categories. Mainly the three “P’s”. Product, People, and Pay.

Product

What can you say! Greeting Cards. I doubt that there has been anybody who has not purchased one in the last month. Just in the last month, I have been to a 50th party, a 20th party, 21st party, a friend in a band, father’s day (in Australia), and received about 10 engagement cards! Just me!

How many times have you purchased a card for somebody? On top of that, think about the number of times you had to do it at the last minute! Then, if you got the card, you forgot to get stamps! Well, you can do all of that with just one push of a button with Send Out Cards. No more waiting in line at the card store or post office! No more looking for addresses as they are in your contact list!

The only drawback is the timing. If you wait to the last minute, your card will be late. My experience is that it takes about 5 days to get to the person at a minimum. No, if you are a SOC distributor and have had better timing, please comment!

To fix this, SOC has installed a reminder system so that you will get a reminder in ample time to send your card! If you really want to be pedantic about it, you can set all your cards at the beginning of the year to automatically send on the appropriate date. The only bummer is if someone dies!

The range of cards is awesome. I mean, I do not even get by the first two pages of a category before I find one that suits. They have thousands of cards to chose from for all different categories. PLUS, you can create your own cards using your own pictures. I believe this requires a distributorship, but the cost is not that much.

I have sent 717 cards to date. The cards cost between approximately 75 cents and $3.00. The costs depend on if you buy points regularly and if you add pictures to your cards. Hallmark in America is way more than this and in Australia (where I live primarily) the costs of cards is just plain stupid.

I could go on for days, but the product gets an A+. It is great for personal and business. When’s the last time you got a thank you card from your accountant or realtor? A card goes a long way!

 

People

I have met lots of owners in my travels. I must say, I never met Kody Bateman. I have seen a lot of youtubes and spoke to many people who have met him. No bad things to say.

I have, however, met one of their top income earners, Jordan Adler. I spoke for him in Pittsburgh, PA a few years ago. Excellent man and guess what? I get a card from him at least three times a year! Fabulous!

Over the past years, I have met a lot of send out cards distributors and even do some of their tax returns. All good things to report.

Pay Plan

Notice I did not say “Marketing” plan. I could write hundreds of articles on how to market. This is their pay plan, or compensation plan.

The pay plan is a Binary plan. I like binary plans…to a point. If a person can be consistent in sponsoring, they are alright. Most times, if you have a runaway leg, you may lose some money.

The percentages on the levels are fair. I like the extra percentage on a lower level because you get rewarded for helping people go deep in their organization. They have some good up front bonuses and pay monthly as well as weekly. Keeps the cash coming in. The worst thing in any business is to wait too long in between checks.

You have a minimum autoship of about $30/month which is really reasonable. You never lose the points you buy, nor do they go bad! You will be surprised at how many cards you really send plus any for your business! Of course, the autoship is tax deductible as you are in the card business! You may want to see my tax book for that one!

For what it is, sending greeting cards, the pay plan stacks up really good in my eyes.

Overall, Send Out Cards gets an A+ review from me. Even in really bad times, people will always send cards. It’s a pretty easy sell vs. changing phone carriers or taking a supplement.

Thanks for your time in reading this review. All comments are welcome and will be responded to quickly!




Me (before weight loss!) and Jordan Adler (right)

Video from an SOC Distributor

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    • createmyeconomy profile imageAUTHOR

      createmyeconomy 

      6 years ago from USA, Australia

      You are correct! Yikes. Also, as a Send Out Card business owner, those gifts you send (that you probably would send anyway!) become tax deductions - yahoo. Good catch Kirk!

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      Kirk Loy 

      7 years ago

      Steve, one thing you forgot to mention in your article, you can also add a gift or gift card to send along with your card. Everything from brownies to books, tshirts to jewelry, all at reasonable prices. You can add gift cards from WalMart, Starbucks... all told about 20 different gift cards! Try it! www.98centgreetingcard.com

    • createmyeconomy profile imageAUTHOR

      createmyeconomy 

      7 years ago from USA, Australia

      Greg thank you for your input. Excellent advice!

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      Greg Reichenbach 

      7 years ago

      Anyone can create pictures cards without being a Distributor. Send Out Cards now offers a subscription service for $9.80 per month that buys 20 points. A picture card requires 3 points at $.49 cents per point. Thus costing $1.47 plus $.44 cents postage.

      Greg is a Send Out Card Distributor

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      KevinC9998 

      7 years ago

      Very interesting hub. Voted up.

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