Help your friends and earn free scanning

If you’re a ScanCafe customer, you’ve probably noticed somewhat regular discount promotions come through your email mailbox. And while most customers are excited by the savings, some have asked us why we’re discounting our service on what seems like a regular basis.

Well, as a small company we manage our marketing budget very tightly, and make informed decisions on where and when to spend. Given the current economic environment, we don’t see any place better than on our own customers.

Some of our marketing budget goes toward advertising, but certainly nowhere near the amount or proportion as most companies—especially those in the Tax Services category: (Did I mention April 15 is coming up?)

“The Tax Services category spent $220 million in 2008 on ads, an increase of 11% from 2007. Over one-third of the 2008 total was spent on Cable TV ($76.9 million), followed by Spot TV ($40.5 million), and Network TV ($35.7 million).”

In these financially tough times, we’re as committed as ever to improving our customer experience. We take to heart all feedback regarding our service—image quality, website usability, service offerings, even price.

This leads me to an exciting new program we just launched based on numerous customer requests. ScanCafe customers can give friends 20% off their order, just for trying our service. That customer, in return, will get a scanning credit for 10% of all their friends’ orders.

For example: If 5 friends each place $200 orders (or 1 friend places a $1,000 order), that’s a $100 scanning credit for the customer that referred those orders.

If you’re a ScanCafe customer, check your email, we’ve sent you a unique discount code and details on how to participate in this program.

And if you’re not already a ScanCafe customer (and you don’t have any friends that are ScanCafe customers), that’s okay – you’re a friend of ours.

Here’s a 20% discount, courtesy of Sam Allen: FRIENDOFSAM

How to get 20% off your order

  1. Go to the order form by clicking Get Started below
  2. On the order form, look for “Enter Promo Code” at the bottom and enter
    • FRIENDOFSAM
    • (Code not valid for current customers.)
  3. Place your order
Get Started

Orders must be placed by April 23, 2009, 11:59pm PST.

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