Full-Featured Technology at a Value Price
We believe that the harder we work, the luckier we get. We’ve been very lucky over the past decade. Almost all of our party plan clients have come from referrals: referrals from our clients, other owners who looked at EPP after they made a commitment to another provider, and industry consultants. We’ve also had many referrals from the larger direct selling software suppliers. Not everyone has $25K to $35K to plunk down to get started!
Our marketing budget was $0. We spent $300 dollars one month for some Google AdWords, but the only inquiries we received were “how much is it?” Not one of those inquires demoed the system. So we stopped advertising.
Our story may sound crazy, especially in an industry where presenting a grand image is the expectation, but we’ve been able to run a very lean organization:
- We don’t have a grand office.
- We don’t have a large full-time staff.
- We don’t spend big bucks on advertising and marketing.
- We don’t have the overhead that many other companies have, and that means that we can offer outstanding products and services at ridiculously fair prices.
We DO have personal relationships with all of our clients. From our perspective, we’re all in this for the long-haul, and the more we can help your company to grow, the more successful you’ll become. If you’re successful, you’ll remain our client for a very long time.
The original Easy Party Plan was surprisingly robust. We made many changes along the way, and in 2010 we added full-featured host awards and auto-ship. For many years, we were the only true party plan software under $12,000 (we licensed our first system in 2005).
With EPP 3.0, our entry-level is still under $12,000,
but our VALUE (features, functionality and support) surpasses that of systems costing 2-4 times more.
Additionally, our monthly licensing/hosting fees are very affordable. We want you to remain our customer for a very long time. We’d much rather see you spend your limited resources on marketing, recruiting, and training consultants so you can generate sales than spend it on infrastructure.
If we help you to achieve your goals, you’ll remain our “partner” for a long time.
While cost is often a big factor in selecting a technology solution for your company, cost doesn’t necessarily reflect value . The maxim “you get what you pay for” is true to a degree. With Easy Party Plan, we’re confident that you’ll find that both our products and services provide value well above and beyond the cost.
Speaking of cost, you’ll want to know up front the costs for:
- any party plan or network marketing consulting that you may need
- basic website design and set-up
- system set-up with your business rules, etc.
- any modules that are in addition to the standard implementation
- consulting and/or programming your compensation plan
- initial and ongoing training
- ongoing support
- cost for change orders
- monthly licensing/hosting fees for the company
- monthly fees for consultants
- and, I’ll stop here, but the list could go on and on.
Our promise to you: You’ll know your full cost UP FRONT. No gotchas. No surprises.
Beware of a system quote that’s “too good to be true.” The truth is that they didn’t tell you about all the things that you thought were included, but are “options” and cost extra. I hate when that happens, and we know that you do, too.
Just as important as functionality and cost, it’s important to know the people behind the curtain. You’ll have lots of contact with your software company partners, and you’ll want to be sure that you would have a good time on a cross-country road trip with them!
Whether you meet with Easy Party Plan first or last, we’re confident that our system will “wow” you, and our people will make you feel comfortable and confident.
All technology providers in our industry have their pluses and minuses. I suggest that you make 3 lists so you can compare the capabilities and value of each system, as they relate to your needs:
In Column A, list all of the elements that your minimal system MUST HAVE.
In Column B, list all of the elements that you’d LIKE TO HAVE.
In Column C, list all of the elements that are DEAL KILLERS.
We know that the pluses you’ll find with EPP 3.0 make us the single best choice for many companies. If we’re NOT the best fit for your company, that’s OK. We want you to have a long and successful relationship with whichever software company you choose!