Bingo Card Creator (CD) gets a new look

I have been using CD Fulfillment’s default CD image since I started issuing the CDs.  While its utilitarian, it doesn’t exactly present a great image of my software or help my technically-disinclined customers through the process of getting the software to work.  I have just gotten done creating an image which will be hopefully slightly more helpful in this regard.  This won’t be the final edition, as I’m concerned that there is too much text and that it will cause folks’ eyes to glaze over.  (If you have suggestions for alternate wording, please, fire away).

Note this image is not the uncompressed BMP that CD Fulfillment will actually use to burn the CDs.  You can click it to see it in its 927×927 several megabyte full-sized glory.)

Bingo Card Creator CD Label

 Incidentally, I have been thinking of moving my CD fulfillment away from  cd-fulfillment.com to SwiftCD.  I have resisted doing it so far because the reason is inherently selfish — SwiftCD integrates with e-junkie, which means I would no longer have to type order information into cd-fulfillment.com’s interface.  The downsides are that the CDs would not look quite as nice, the price to me would go up from $4.50 (with shipping) to $4.99 (without), and I rather prefer cd-fulfillment.com’s ability to put customized instructions on their invoices to SwiftCD’s inability to do so (at least when going through e-junkie). 

I suppose I *could* go ahead and create a Perl script accepting information from e-junkie, then firing off an email to cd-fulfillment to get them to create and mail the CD…  But that will have to wait for another weekend when I have some time to kill…

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5 Comments on “Bingo Card Creator (CD) gets a new look”

  1. Martin Bromley Says:

    How about:

    Once you’ve installed Bingo Card Creator, please enter your Registration Key through the “Purchase Now” menu. Your key is on the invoice you received with this CD, and on your purchase-confirmation email.

    Not shorter, but not longer either, and maybe a bit clearer. Possibly…


  2. How many people have their CD drive as D? I know I haven’t (it’s F). You don’t want to confuse your customers.

  3. Patrick Says:

    On computer configurations which are typical among non-technical end users, non-D CD drives are far rarer than people who don’t know what “your drive letter” means, in my experience.


  4. Not true here. By default, it’s always E. D is a default backup drive when the PCs leave the shops. It’s your choice I gues. You can just as well say ‘run BingoCardCreatorInstaller.exe from the CD’.


  5. Patrick,

    I’ll e-mail you directly with some details, however a few items to consider:

    – our CDs could/would/can look as nice as anything out there, we have a huge
    range of what we can produce, from very basic to completely custom color
    CDs in color offset printed mailers. The CD design you posted is not a problem
    for us to print (we have three printing technologies in fact).

    – I’m not sure what pricing you’re looking at, but if you click to our FAQ/Pricing
    page you’ll see that pricing depends on volume and runs from $2.99 up. However,
    you’ll also see in bold red letters in each pricing section:
    “NOTE: Click here to ask about our price-matching guarantee. ”
    Bottom line, we’re happy to match your existing pricing for the same product

    – lets talk offline about your invoice comment, you are correct that we are limited
    in general by each of our partners implementations of our interface. I’ll need to
    go take a look at what’s available in this case, perhaps we can figure out a
    solution together.

    Regards,
    Jason Foodman
    SwiftCD.com


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