The “service” rating is based on feedback from submissions to our site, from interviews with industry experts, and multiple “secret shopper” phone calls to the sweepstakes software companies that we reviewed. Among other things, this rating is based on the following criteria
- How long did it take to get in touch with a knowledgeable company representative?
- Upon calling, did we get a recorded message, an answering service, or a representative?
- If we left a message, how long did it take for someone to call us back?
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This category covers the playability and “fun factor” of the games. Excellent sweepstakes games entice players to play longer, thus earning more money for the business owner. For this reason, a strong rating in the “games” category usually correlates with a strong rating in the “profitability” category. Great sweepstakes games are simple to understand, are graphically interesting and appealing, and have lots of bonus rounds and other unique features.
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This category evaluates “what makes it tick?” Each sweepstakes software company has a different view of how all pieces should come together. A high score in this category means that the sweepstakes designers have put together a sweepstakes platform that is well-thought-out and technologically sound. Ultimately good technology means a reasonably quick and simple setup, results in fewer technical problems, and means that the sweepstakes system is easier to get back on its feet should a technical problem arise. Good technology simplifies everything, from startup through ongoing operation. Consequently, “everything just works” and, equally as important, there is likely a cost savings.
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How much does it cost to get the business started? In this category sweepstakes software providers vary significantly. Regardless of which sweepstakes company you select, most of the expenses involved will be similar. You’re going to need a location--this cost doesn’t change from one company to another. You’re going to need to get the place prepared for your business (buildout). Buildout includes projects such as replacing carpeting, painting the walls, or adding things like lighting, electrical outlets, or perhaps a bathroom. Buildout varies significantly from one location to another, but it is not something that any sweepstakes software company will charge you for (or at least, we certainly hope they won’t). So far, all sweepstakes options are on a level playing field.
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An internet cafe sweepstakes distributor can play a critical role in the startup of your internet cafe business--or can be a complete waste of money. All distributors are essentially middlemen. Distributors stand between you and the sweepstakes software company, marking up the price to you and hopefully providing a valuable service for the increased price you pay. Whether a distributor helps you or is an expensive mistake depends on:
- Your specific needs
- Which sweepstakes software you select
- Which distributor you talk to
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America is all about capitalism, and nearly every business has the same goal: to make money. Although there may be other objectives, fundamentally speaking if a business doesn’t make money it won’t survive. This category measures one of the most important questions of all--does the sweepstakes software make money? The answer depends on a combination of things, including the technology, service and support from the sweepstakes manufacture, and of course, the quality of the games. Profitability is the amalgamation of dozens of intangibles into single all-important number. Above all, if sweepstakes software makes money it is considered to be successful. If it does not, it is considered a failure.
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