If you want to profitably service consumer electronics products then you must have WinSTIPS.
A free 30-day WinSTIPS Subscription is included with your purchase of WinSTIPS, allowing you to see that a WinSTIPS Subscription is of enormous value.
You can earn free updates by becoming a Tips Provider. In order to become a Tips Provider, you must first purchase a WinSTIPS Subscription.
This single subscription can be extended indefinitely. Simply submit the tips you've added and you'll receive a 30 day extension of your WinSTIPS
Subscription for each 30 tips that you submit and we accept, up to 1 year at a time.
If you continue to submit tips, extending and never letting your
subscription expire, then you never pay an annual fee again. If your
subscription expires (either because insufficient tips were submitted /
accepted, or because a paid subscription expires) then another paid
subscription would be required to participate.
Please do not submit tips
from any other database or tips that already exist in WinSTIPS. Credit will
not be issued for such tips. Send in only current tips from your service
center based on your own experience.
If the WinSTIPS Group Add
feature (SimTo Module) or any other cross reference is used to create tips
for a group of models, then only the unique tips will count toward
subscription extension. We painstakingly examine EVERY tip that’s
contributed, and reject any that are already in the master database. Others,
such as SAMS references, are no longer accepted because the SAMS PHOTOFACT
module is now available and provides complete and up-to-date information.
Records that are the same with minor revisions of chassis number are
rejected. For example, multiple records that are the same except for the
designation of CTC177. CTC177AA, and CTC177BB would be consolidated into one
For some brands we may welcome one record for a chassis
number and another for a model number, as this may improve the ability to
find information with minimal redundancy. For brands that are commonly
referred to by chassis (for example: Philips, RCA/GE), then this may not be
ServiceSoftware reserves the right to edit, alter, or not
accept any information received for any reason. All contributions and all information is only accepted per terms of
the WinSTIPS License Agreement.
ServiceSoftware reserves the right to discontinue or modify the WinSTIPS
Subscription Credit program without notice.
We hope that you’ll agree and
appreciate that the above is in line with our efforts aimed at maintaining
WinSTIPS Subscription .
The WinSTIPS value proposition
WinSTIPS subscriptions are not the same as
"purchasing WinSTIPS again". In fact, what is being paid
for is incremental and timely value, which is quantifiably there.
It takes many, many, hours to maintain databases
and software that you'll benefit from.
Some of this ServiceSoftware gives away to all users,
but there must be a fee for the highest-value items to
cover our cost of doing business and to produce a
profit. That's fair and honest, and that's the value we
to deliver to all customers.
Software upgrades (WinSTIPS application software)
are given for free to all WinSTIPS customers. Having
purchased a WinSTIPS license, you qualify for a free
software upgrade with the next version or build. The
WinSTIPS database, which contains huge incremental value
because of maintenance hours invested and information
added, is not free, and that's as it should be.
A current WinSTIPS database = profits for you.
WinSTIPS is certainly more powerful when your WinSTIPS
database is current throughout the year, and that's an
important fact. We offer different levels of pricing
(based on participation), in line with delivered value.
The price starts at FREE after an initial
purchase. Here are a few possible scenarios ...
Scenario #1: Purchase WinSTIPS and never
update again. This costs $149.95, but as time passes the
value of the database clearly decreases because it is
Scenario #2: Purchase WinSTIPS for $149.95,
and then purchase a current copy of WinSTIPS for $149.95
a year or more later, which brings the database current
as of the purchase date. This is more of an investment,
and better than #1, but still not the most powerful
because there isn't current data available throughout
Scenario #3: Purchase WinSTIPS at $149.95 and
a WinSTIPS Annual Subscription at $180.00 per year. Wow.
Now you have the most power available because WinSTIPS
is always up to date. WinSTIPS consistently pays for
itself and then generates a handsome profit. The subscription price is little
when compared to the profits that WinSTIPS can help
generate for a service center.
Scenario #4: FREE TIP UPDATES. Simply submit tips you've added and you'll receive a 30 day extension of
your WinSTIPS Subscription for each 30 tips that you submit and we accept, up to 1 year at a time.
In summary, WinSTIPS Subscription price after initial purchases ranges from FREE to $180.00 per year, based on your participation.
There are some - in fact many - who have absolutely
no interest in participation. They simply want data
delivered to their computer and are pleased to pay for
recognized value. After all, they make a profit by using
the information that WinSTIPS delivers! We are here to
serve those customers.
At the other end of the spectrum
are those - perhaps yourself included - who recognize the
value of participation and can reap the rewards of
participation. Those customers have the same opportunity
for profit, and we're also here to serve those customers.