Is Send Out Cards a Scam Or the Next Netflix Or Amazon?

is send out cards a scam
Send Out Cards- card templates.

Netflix and YouTube changed the movie and video industry. Facebook helped us to connect with each other. Amazon and Alibaba revolutionized eCommerce world.

Will Send Out Cards be the next big thing? Are they going to revolutionized the card industry? At least that’s what they are talking about. Is Send Out Cards a scam or do will they really change the world? What kind of business opportunity do they provide?

I will answer to all your questions in this article. I strongly believe Send Out Cards is not going to be the next Netflix, Facebook, Amazon or anything similar. Let me explain you why.

is send out cards a scam
Send Out Cards Homepage

Send Out Cards Review

Name: Send Out Cards

Founded: 2003 by Kody Bateman

Type: MLM-Program. Cards and Other Gifts.

Short Review: Send Out Cards has chosen a unique unique industry in MLM-scene because they are concentrating solely on cards. They have been already more than 14 years in the business which shows that they have done something right.

I don’t see their company as a good money-making opportunity. You can make pocket money by selling their cards but the most money is done by recruiting lots of new people. Only less than 1% of distributors on top of the pyramid make a significant amount of money.

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What Is Send Out Cards?

Send Out Cards (SOC) is a multilevel marketing created by Kody Bateman back in 2003. I have researched tens of network marketing companies but Send Out Cards is the only one that solely concentrates on cards. They have chosen an interesting industry.

There are thousands of MLM-programs in the nutritional industry like Herbalife, Isagenix, Mannatech, etc. Then there are thousands of beauty & cosmetics MLMs like Avon, Thirty-One Gifts, Perfectly Posh, etc. But do you know some other network marketing companies in the card industry? Not many.

The values Send Out Cards represents are basically good… They talk about sharing love, kindness, and strengthening relationships with your loved ones. However, anybody can talk a good talk but it’s another thing to do it in action. Send Out Cards has a nice idea but it lacks good execution.

Anyway, let’s move forward. First, let’s have a quick look at their products and then we will start analyzing their business opportunity more in detail.

Send Out Cards Products – Different Kind of Gifts

You  can send almost any kind of cards on SOC. They have different kind of templates where you can choose from. Then they have also many other kind of gifts that you can send. In the picture below you can see a few examples:is send out cards a scam

They offer, for example:

  • Wine Bottle Holder
  • Oreos
  • Gift Set
  • Playing Cards
  • Caramels
  • Etc.

Still, the company’s core competence is with any kind of cards. That’s what their name also represents. But as we can see they have expanded on also other fields over the years. It’s typical for MLM-companies to enlargen their product catalog when they start getting more members and business is growing.

If you love their products, it could give you more motivation to join their program. Otherwise, it wouldn’t make a lot of sense to promote them. You need to convince yourself before you can convince others, right?

Okay, now let’s have a closer look at their business opportunity. How does it work? How much does it cost to join? How much can you earn? Let’s take a look!

How to Get Started with Send Out Cards Business?

They different options to get started:

  • Personal Bundle $195
  • Marketing Bundle $395
  • Business Bundle $795 and
  • Monthly Subscirption $39/month

Below you can see a quick overview what these different packages provide.

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Send Out Cards Membership Options

At this point you may be asking are we really talking only about the cards. I mean the prices for memberships are so huge. $795 for the business bundle. Couldn’t you just create your own card business by buying them from Alibaba and selling on Amazon for much less?

Anyway, this is what they provide for you to get started. At least it’s easy because you don’t need to do the hard work at this point. They want to make it easy for you to get your  to become their member. However, this is the only place where this business is easy (=this phase where you give money for them).

Send Out Cards Compensation Plan & Income Opportunity

How much can you really earn with the system? Let me first give Send Out Cards a chance to explain their system for you in the video below. I warn you that the video is highly promotional and it doesn’t really show how much work you would need to do to achieve success.

You can have a look at Send Out Cards compensation plan here. They will pay you bonuses and commissions up to 7 downlines and in some cases for unlimited downlines. In the other words, there’s a big focus on recruiting new members.

I have also studied the Send Out Cards income disclosure statement from several years. It clearly shows that the biggest part of their representatives earn less than 100$/year. Usually, in MLM-programs 2-5% of all members make good money but with Send Out Cards only around 0,5% or less make good money.

So, we can honestly say only a couple of people are really succeeding with the system. If you are interested in having a look at their income disclosure, you can check out 2015 disclosure here.

is send out cards a scam

In the picture above you can see a little glimpse of their report of 2015.

  • 81,42% of distributors belong to “Qualified Distributor” group. Their average earnings are $29,95/month.
  • 11,10% of distributors belong to “Manager” group. Their average earnings are $59,93.

Keep in mind that a few guys in these groups earn hundreds of dollars per month so they raise the average. Anyway, we can quickly see that almost nobody is earning good money with their system.

“Send Out Cards is a great way to make little or no money.” -Ethan Vanderbuilt

Strict Marketing Rules on Send Out Cards

You are not allowed to promote their system on your own websites if you are their distributor. It’s hard to understand why they are making such rules because it would be much more effective.

Distributors could create niche websites about cards and promote this opportunity there but for some reason it isn’t allowed. You are only allowed to use their official website. This is another big reason which makes their income opportunity unappealing.

Send Out Cards Reviews – Nobody Recommends It

There are lots of Send Out Cards reviews written by famous Internet marketers like Dom Wells, Nathaniell Brenes, Ethan Vanderbuilt, Jesse Singh, etc.

None of them recommends this system.

For me it’s always a big sign if many experienced entrepreneurs write negative reviews of some system. In fact, it’s one of the most important scam signs. Why would successful entrepreneurs criticize the system if it would be really so good.

You may be wondering why there aren’t many negative reviews written by Send Out Cards distributors. The simple reason is that they aren’t allowed to say negative about the company. They need to keep up the facade to draw a positive picture about SOC.

is send out cards a scam
“Send Out Cards Benefits” In my opinion, their business opportunity doesn’t save your time or money.

Conclusion – Is Send Out Cards Worth It?

Thousands of people have joined their MLM-opportunity and it has been worth it for only a few of them. Most distributors have lost time and money with this business opportunity.

Of course, you could buy some cards from their distributors if you want but I recommend staying away from their MLM-system. Save your time and energy for better possibilities.

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What do you think about Send Out Cards? Do you have friends who have joined this or other MLM-programs?

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  1. Being in the business for a long time does not mean it is a great money-making opportunity. Furthermore, in order to determine whether the program is profitable or not you should also check what kind of money making opportunities they are providing. If Send Out Card is a MLM based program, than I think it is better to avoid it.

  2. They are very expensive. I would not dish out this type of money to join. However, I would purchase their cards. I like what they stand for. They have a positive message. As long as the products I purchase are of quality, I will continue to do business with that company.

    1. Yes, Send Out Cards has a positive message: cheer up your friends by buying them gifts and cards. Many of their products provide good value so it can be worth buying (even though I still think there is “MLM-extra = overpriced products).

  3. Too expensive. But what do you expect from an MLM business? This is how they roll their profit. But for me, if this sort of business helps others while earning, then good for them. As long as they do not scam people then this is another way to get that $. Almost all businesses run in the method of multi level marketing. As long as you aren’t scamming, then go on.

    1. What do you mean with, “Almost all businesses run in the method of multi level marketing.”? I don’t understand the meaning of this sentence. Only a small percentage of companies in the world use multi-level marketing.

      I don’t usually except very much from MLM-companies because based on my experience they have most of the time overpriced products and only few on the top are making money.

  4. I would rather choose sites which cater the same kind of service but cheaper in cost. Well, that is the scheme of the Send Out Cards in order to earn but it is our decision whether to take their offer or not. If we see that their price is unjustifiable, well, there is no reason to patronize their services.

  5. I think Send Out Cards is been there since 2003, and it should have been already a hit kind of service around 5-7 years but it is now almost 14 years but it is still now well known. If it is well known it should have already reached the Philippines.

    Like some other sites that have been known right away when it makes it big in just a few years. So I think they should do a makeover or they should find newer tactics or strategies and launched it a new.

  6. Expensive: This is 2017 and when your prices are high, it is already a red flag and people, won’t really key into the system since there are better options all over cyber space, hence the recruiting aspect is already a dead end.

    And this is 2017, I don’t think people really give a damn about cards though.

    1. Yeah, the popularity of cards is certainly going down but they still have value. I sent sometimes cards to my friends or family members when I have been traveling. It’s still a nice gesture and you can cheer up someone.

      But pricing is a big challenge of Send Out Cards or any MLM-program.

  7. Three things that are alarming:

    1.Its similar to a recruiting pyramid scheme
    2.The packages are very expensive one is recommending them

    Honestly, that says enough for me. To me, reviews are everything. If the current customers and employees aren’t happy then I probably wouldn’t be either.

    1. Yeah, those are good reasons not to join this program.

      You’ll for sure find many Send Out Cards distributors who will praise the program for you. But the reality is that almost none of them is making good money with the system.

      1. The unfortunate thing about this is it’s an amazing idea. I would purchase this if it was more affordable. And I usually like to be apart of something I like so I would eventually like to work for them. But if I would not buy the product, I would not work for the company.

  8. For me, I would rather locate a site in the net who sends cards for free than paying for it. They are pretty cards indeed. Even it is free, what matters is that you greet somebody and that shows of being thoughtful to our loved ones. It is a pressure to find someone to join in your down line if you join Send Out cards.

    1. Yes, there’s certainly a pressure to find people to your downline if you join Send Out Cards (or any other MLM-program). MLM-leaders ask you to list all your friends and family members who could be interested in the system. Then they ask you to call through the list and arrange the meeting with them.

  9. This is an awesome idea. The prices are decent. I can see this being very popular on birthdays, Valentine’s day, and specially on Christmas day. I do suggest that it would make it more appealing if it included a coupon with a small percentage discount to popular restaurants, coffee shops, and stores. It would make my day if I would receive a card with a discount to my favorite coffee shop.
    Perhaps some restaurants, coffee shops, and stores can provide free coupons with a limit. And after that limit, they would charge for additional coupons.

    1. You are right that the idea of Send Out Cards is nice, to make other people happy. However, to me it feels that they are just trying rip people off with their high prices. Another thing I’m wondering why did they create an MLM-system instead of a normal business

  10. I’d rather make my own custom tailored card. It is the thought that counts after all. Forgive me Roope if my comment is a bit out of topic but since you mentioned in your article that Alibaba revolutionized the eCommerce world, are you able to share your personal experience in utilizing their services?

    They used to sell the Lenovo phone that I’ve always wanted which was unfortunately not available in my country. I thought of making an online purchase at Alibaba but dismissed the idea for I was too petrified of being scammed.

    Being overseas, I believe I can be excused for having doubts. Do you think you can make a detailed review about Alibaba and share your personal experience with them? Your feedback will definitely have a high impact especially on people like us who wanted to make an international purchase but are too afraid to do so.

    1. I have very little personal experience of Alibaba because I have concentrated on other things with the online marketing. However, I know it’s a reliable company and millions of people are using their services. My good friend is considering starting an online business with the help of Alibaba.

      He would buy cheap products from China and then sell them further. That’s what thousands and thousands of businesses are already doing.

  11. I would still tell say that there are still some people who are still old school enough to fancy buying and sending cards, and this is actually the reason why SOC is not really going to fade.

    As much as the price isn’t encouraging for new members to join the scheme, there are still chances it’s previous participants are really going to keep it up and running.

    1. True.

      It seems that when I search anything related to sending cards on Google, always SOC website comes first in the search results. They have taken a big part in the card industry. It will be interesting to see how much postcards people will send in the future.

  12. Send out cards provides a quality gifts and greeting cards for everyone. But the thing is, there are so many issues on that platform. Some people experienced that the card they sent to someone else did’t push and they had been charged for it for some amounts. Their staff will just advised you that it needs for further investigation but in reality, it will be a charity. How sweet it is for sending cards or even gifts for special ones but don’t think this platform is a good one.

  13. Honestly, who still buys cards? I know sometimes people buy them but it is very rare and I think it’s not a good idea for a business to sell them! The other things sold by this company look pretty useless too, I think it would be difficult to get customers with selling this kind of items.

    1. Yeah, that’s a good point. People don’t even buy cards anymore. That’s why Send Out Cards has also many other products nowadays. Still, the company doesn’t seem that exciting. The system is all about recruiting.

  14. Referrals has the big value always in every marketing than selling. What if you do not have friends that interested with this? In this instances you will not earn from this kind of business if you are a loner. If you know you can’t do then stop trying for this could be only a waste of time and effort. There are people who have the talents in communicating and convincing others people and if you are one of them then try.

    1. You could promote most MLM-programs on the Internet so you don’t even need to know a single person to make a living with it. Still, I don’t want to promote Send Out Cards because there are better options out there.

      1. hahaha i forgot social media sites are there to help us broadcast and promote our online selling like this MLM. Me too i am not interested with this kind of money making program.

  15. I think joining such a venture would be a waste of time for someone like me. It is better I buy those cards and send it to loved ones from them instead of joining their multi-level marketing program. In Nigeria, I don’t see doing this as a marketing business working out fine. Maybe it is going to work in other developed countries, but not certainly here all we care about during celebrations is what we eat and how we take pictures.

      1. You really cracked me up with your response. Sure, if we are to compare all avenues of giving gift cards to friends and families, getting from the supermarket is the easiest and cheapest way to do that. I’m an economist, so I will definitely take the supermarket option to prove my rationality.

  16. The fact that their prices are so high is just a huge turn-off. Anything with such a large initial investment in my eyes is just not worth it unless you can truly almost guarantee a good return and profit after a while. The fact that they do not have the best reputation either is not the best either. Personally, I would probably stay away from this program and I would advise others to stay away from it as well

    1. Yeah high prices are a big turn off also for many other people.

      I would be ready to invest a few hundred dollars for Send Out Cards if I knew the program would be worth it. However, I don’t see any good reason for joining their system because there are cheaper and much more interesting options out there.

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