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Your Opinion Wanted About this Idea

Discussion in 'Business & Tax Advice' started by jainy25, Oct 21, 2012.

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Will implementing CPA Email Submits be Great for the Clients?

  1. Yes. It will be a great alternative for them to pay their bills

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  2. No. Too cheap and will hurt the image of the Company

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  3. Let it be there for the clients. After all, they can choose whether to use that or not.

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  1. jainy25

    jainy25 Junior Member

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    Hi all

    So I own a web hosting firm and have been into this industry for like 4-5 years now.

    I want to learn from my previous experiences and improve my current hosting service. So to improve the quality of the service, I am going to look and improve each aspect one-by-one.

    First up, I decided to start with payment processing.

    So here's the situation. We have all been in that mess before as well when we fall short of money to pay up our bills. Right? And then we end up giving up on that service or start looking for lower quality providers.

    So I worked up on something. What if the clients could earn credits for giving their opinions(as in CPA surveys)? Like we have the GPT sites, where people are paid for completing offers. I am looking to implement something similar which will help my clients to generate sufficient credit whenever they fall short of cash. Over here too, they could choose to fill up those simple email/pin submit offers and earn credits for it. The entire integration will be simple and fraud-proof. So only genuine clients will be able to use this. As soon as the offer is converted, they will be awarded their credits in the billing area.

    Now I asked a few people around and while most of them agreed, a minority of them felt it will be very cheap and downmarket to do something like that. But then at the end of the day, I believe it is only of those ways which can help the clients. And of course, no one is forcing them to complete the surveys/email submits. They can still pay for their service from using the other Payment methods.

    So what do you think?
     
  2. pj413

    pj413 Regular Member

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    The idea is to have clients who can't afford web services pay for it through filling out CPA offers? Well, if you need to earn say $100 to make it worth your while, that usually means the client is going to have to fill out 30-50+ offers. Some clients will do it, but I'm not sure if that's the most viable model ...
     
  3. PureBlack

    PureBlack Power Member

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    4000 + views, 1 comment, 2 poll answers. Why? Going back, in my opinion, you should have the option to allow CPA offers and not make it mandatory, otherwise it will hinder your business.
     
  4. Zak_A

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    This idea sounds like a very nice twist to content locking.
    It is a bit like these FB/mobile games where you can buy virtual currency with real money, or earn some virtual currency by filling out offers or trying others games.

    If you use a "credit system" where people who fill offers get credits to reduce their bill, this is a genius idea IMO.

    Though this can only be a limited "alternative option" to reduce the bill when offers are available.
    You can't say that your clients have always have an option to "pay" their bill entirely with this, because depending on their country and on the price they have to pay you, you won't always have enough available offers.
     
  5. kismatconnection

    kismatconnection Registered Member

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    To be honest don`t mess with your paying clients . this will have definitely negative effect on your reputation .
     
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    alexglo Junior Member

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    Perhaps if you are worried about it ruining your reputation you could have it in your late payment email?

    "Are you struggling to pay your bill this month? Click here to clear your outstanding balance without paying a penny."

    Then customers who pay on time every month will not be affected by it, and you can only send it to people where offers are available and you know you will make the right amount of money.
     
  7. incognito876

    incognito876 Regular Member

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    I think it is a good idea - but I guess you would have to be careful about how spammy the offers looked/were, or you could end up with a negative reputation.
     
  8. jainy25

    jainy25 Junior Member

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    Thank you all! Me and my partner had an argument on this issue. Eventually we decided against using it just for the sake of the reputation.

    Maybe some demand in favour of this idea could overturn the decision..

    I am quite sure some other hosting businesses must have already/will try this idea after looking at this thread. :p