Sosbuzz
 


Buyer Questions

Seller Questions

Cause Questions

Buyer Questions

Q: What is Sosbuzz?
A: Sosbuzz is a deal search engine where you can save up to 50% on all sorts of products like jewelry, computers and apparel, as well as professional services like contractors, accountants, and cosmetic dentists. However, unlike other deal sites out there, Sosbuzz donates 25% of its gross profits to causes designated by its members that report any purchases they make from Sosbuzz merchants to Sosbuzz. With over 950,000 causes already listed on Sosbuzz, Sosbuzz members can designate their favorite charity, school, or religious organization as their cause.
Q: How does Sosbuzz work?
A: It's easy. You setup a free account. Whenever you are in the market to buy a product or service, visit Sosbuzz.com and get great deals on almost everything under the sun. After you make your purchase, take about 30 seconds to report that purchase to us. With a 30-second report of confirmed purchase, you will put into motion our 25% donation to your favorite cause. Why not use Sosbuzz? You save up to 50%, and your cause gets a donation. Everyone wins!
Q: Exactly what information of my purchase am I reporting?
A: You will need three pieces of information; the receipt/invoice number, dollar amount, and date of purchase.
Q: How do I tell Sosbuzz about my purchase so that you donate 25% of your proceeds to my cause?
A: Once you make a purchase click on the "Report Purchase" button located at the top of your page, then on the left menu click on the "Report Purchases" button, and find the advertiser from whom you've made a purchase, and click on the blue "Report Purchase" button located to the right of that advertiser. All you need to report is the paid receipt/invoice number, dollar amount, and date of purchase. It typically takes less than 30 seconds to report a purchase. Once we collect our fee from the advertiser, we will donate 25% of our proceeds to your favorite cause, which can be a charity, school or religious organization.
Q: My cause does not seem to be listed, can you add them to Sosbuzz?
A: Absolutely! We currently have a little over 950,000 causes listed in our cause database. If your cause is not listed, please advise your cause to request an invite to join Sosbuzz here. Once we verify they are in fact a non-profit organization, we will email them a free registration form they will need to complete.
Q: Can I choose a religious organization as a cause on Sosbuzz?
A: Yes, you absolutely can! We currently have approximately 950,000 causes in our database. Approximately 20,000 of those are religious organizations. If your religious organization is not listed, please advise them to request an invite to join Sosbuzz. We will then email them a cause registration form they will need to complete.
Q: With respect to transparency how can I verify my cause received the donation from Sosbuzz?
A: There are two ways. You can check the Beehive (control panel) under the "Report Transactions" menu where you will find the amount we're donating to your cause as a result of all confirmed purchases you've reported to us, as well as the total we've donated to your cause as a result of all Sosbuzz members that have also chosen your cause. We can also email you a copy of any donation receipt we receive from your cause upon your request.
Q: What kind of deals can I find on Sosbuzz?
A: We have thousands of merchants currently advertising on Sosbuzz, and we add more each working day. Here is a small sampling of the types of deals you can find on Sosbuzz:
  • Motivational Speakers
  • Painting Contractors
  • Marketing Companies
  • Sporting Goods
  • Vitamins
  • Personal Trainers
  • Dog Walkers
  • Voice Over
  • Video Production
  • Computers
  • Cell phones
  • DJs
  • Gifts
  • Chiropractors
  • Programmers
  • Moving & Storage
  • Sporting Goods
  • Gift Baskets
  • Fitness Equipment
  • Party Rentals
  • Executive Protection
  • Baby Products
  • Uniforms
  • Pest Control
  • Art Galleries
  • Dog Breeders
  • Home Inspectors
  • Private Investigators
  • Certified Financial Planners
  • CPAs
  • Toys
  • Caterers
  • Hair Salons
  • Makeup & Cosmetics
  • Magazines
  • Cleaning Companies
  • Mailing List Brokers
  • Printing Companies
  • Music Instruments
  • Bakeries
  • Martial Arts
  • Billiard Supplies
  • Blinds & Curtains
  • Interior Designers
  • Photographers
  • Jewelry
  • Men's & Women's Clothing
  • Shoes
  • Furniture
  • Lighting Fixtures
  • Cameras
  • Office Supplies
  • Business Phone Systems
  • Plastic Surgeons
  • Dentists
  • Contractors
  • Computer Repair
  • Web Designers
  • Graphic Designers
  • Web Hosting
Q: I found an excellent kitchen remodeling company on Sosbuzz and I will be making payments in three installments to them, when should I report the purchase so you donate to my cause?
A: When you have completed making all three payments, please report the total amount of those installments.
Q: I'm going to be leasing a server on a month-to-month basis from a web hosting company advertising on Sosbuzz. When should I report my purchase so you donate to my cause?
A: Each time you make a payment. All you need is the invoice number, dollar amount, and the date you made the payment.
Q: Where can I view stats of how much money my cause has received from you?
A: Assuming you've already logged in to your Sosbuzz account, please click on the "Report Purchase" button located at the top toolbar, and then click on the "Report Transactions" tab. In the top right corner of that page you will note we display how much money we've donated to your cause as a result of any purchases from Sosbuzz sellers that you've reported, as well as a total donation amount of all Sosbuzz members that have reported purchases from Sosbuzz sellers that generated a donation from Sosbuzz to your cause.
Q: I read you have an affiliate program; do I and the person's cause that I referred share the 25% or do we each get 25% of your proceeds?
A: Each of you would get 25% of our proceeds. For any people you refer to Sosbuzz, when we collect our fee from the seller, we would give you as an affiliate 25% of our proceeds, plus another 25% of our proceeds go to the cause of the Sosbuzz member you referred that reported making a purchase from a Sosbuzz seller.
Q: How do I contact you?
A: Please click here to use our contact form or give us a call.

Seller Questions

Q: What is Sosbuzz?
A: Sosbuzz is the deals search engine that filed patents on the "Pay-After-Confirmed-Sale", which is the evolution of the PPC (pay-per-click) model used by all major search engines. Our unique model allows businesses, even service-based businesses to advertise on Sosbuzz at $0 up-front fees; we do not have any per click fees, impression fees, or monthly fees. Our model is 100% risk free. Sosbuzz merchants are on the honor system. When a Sosbuzz member makes a purchase, they will report that purchase to us. When they do, we will bill you our advertising fee upon your confirmation of the Sosbuzz member's purchase. We took the traditional online advertising model and turned it on its head. This model gives you the opportunity to offer your best deals to Sosbuzz members. In addition, when you pay us a fee for any sales we get you, we will donate 25% of our proceeds to a cause designated by the Sosbuzz member that reported the confirmed purchase.
Q: How do Sosbuzz members tell you about purchases they've made, and where do I review their report before I confirm it?
A: Sosbuzz members will click the "Report Purchase" button displayed at the top menu of every page of Sosbuzz. When they do, they will be taken to the "Beehive" where they can report their purchase to us. The "Beehive" is also where you would review the Sosbuzz member's report of their purchase from you. Sosbuzz members will report the invoice/receipt number you gave them, dollar amount, and date of their purchase from you. At that point you can either confirm or dispute their report. If you confirm, we bill our advertising fee noted below to your card on file. If you dispute their report, we will investigate.
Q: How long will it take to register as a seller and submit ads that will show up in Sosbuzz search results?
A: Generally, it will take approximately 10 minutes until you complete the registration process, provide your keyword based ads, and provide your billing information (note: we keep your card on file, but you only get billed AFTER you confirm receiving a sale from a Sosbuzz member). However, the ads then go through a moderation process, which can take one business day to complete. Once your ads are approved, they will go live on the Sosbuzz search results within a few hours.
Q: How do you track sales of service-based businesses that sell offline?
A: Sosbuzz works with both product and service-based businesses. It doesn't matter if the transaction is conducted online or offline, whether it's a service-based or product-based business. Sosbuzz members are conscientious cause-centered shoppers that are interested in both saving money and helping their cause without having to spend any additional funds. Once they choose a Sosbuzz business to transact with, they will report their purchase to us. We will then notify the seller of that report via email and in their Beehive (Sosbuzz control panel), and upon the seller's confirmation of the purchase, the seller is charged our advertising fee. Once we collect from the seller, we will donate 25% of our proceeds to the Sosbuzz shopper's designated cause. In essence, it's an honor-based system. The seller confirms the purchase, and by doing so they bill themselves our advertising fee.
Q: As a seller, do I need to provide any billing information?
A: Yes. Our patent pending "Pay-After-Confirmed-Sale" model is semi-automated. When a Sosbuzz member reports making a purchase, our system will notify the seller of that report. Upon the seller's confirmation of that purchase, the seller is charged our advertising fee. The seller is not charged anything up-front. Sosbuzz uses an honor-based system. The only time a seller is charged is after they confirm receiving a sale from a Sosbuzz shopper. When the seller confirms the purchase reported by the Sosbuzz member, we charge the seller's card on file our advertising fee.
Q: I'm a business that only sells to other businesses (B2B). Can I still join?
A: Yes! Businesses can buy or sell from one another on Sosbuzz. We have lots of B2B businesses listed on Sosbuzz; both product and service vendors.
Q: It seems my competitor's ad is coming above mine, how can I out-rank them?
A: Our ranking algorithm is quite simple. It is based on the below criteria:
  1. The number of people you referred to Sosbuzz. We even commission you 25% of our gross profit when you do.
  2. Number of clicks; the best deals get the most clicks.
  3. Proximity to the searcher.
  4. On-time payments you make when Sosbuzz members report making purchases from you.
Q: How does the 25% commission of your affiliate program work?
A: When you refer people to Sosbuzz using the custom link we give you in your "Beehive" under the "Earn Commission" menu, and those people report making a confirmed purchase from one of the merchants listed on Sosbuzz, we will give you 25% of our gross profits. We even provide you with all sorts of free tools you can use to get the word out about Sosbuzz. Please see our affiliate program page for details.
Q: What is the advertising fee you charge to sellers when they confirm a report of a purchase made by a Sosbuzz member?
A: We charge a flat fee of 10% of your closing sale price for each sale Sosbuzzers report making from you. For any transactions where there is written documentation of a declared commission rate to be paid from the buyer to the seller, the seller will be charged 10% of their commission for each purchase Sosbuzzers report making, and not the closing sale price.
Q: I'm a contractor and my clients pay me in installments, when will I be billed?
A: Sosbuzz members are asked to report their purchases when all installments have been made.
Q: I charge a recurring monthly fee to my clients, when will I need to pay?
A: For recurring payments, Sosbuzz members are asked to report their purchase each time they make a payment to you.
Q: How do I contact you?
A: Please click here to use our contact form or give us a call.

Cause Questions

Q: I know our non-profit can get a total of 50% of your proceeds, 25% as a donation and 25% as commission, but when are the payout dates?
A: The 25% donation is made as soon as the total donation owed to your non-profit organization from all Sosbuzz members that have selected your non-profit organization as their cause reaches $10. However, the 25% commission is posted when the commission owed reaches $50, and is paid on the 15th of each month, following a 60-day maturation period from when we initially collect our fee from the seller. If the 15th falls on a weekend or an American Holiday, the commission payment will be made the next business day. All commission payments are made via PayPal to the email address you provided us, as all Sosbuzz members, not just non-profit organizations, can participate in our commission program.
Q: How does Sosbuzz work?
A: Sosbuzz is a deal search engine. We have tens of thousands of deals from all sorts of family-friendly businesses. Everything from computers to contractors, from plastic surgeons to plumbers. However, people don't just use Sosbuzz because they find great deals on all sorts of products and services, they use Sosbuzz because when they report their purchases to Sosbuzz, their favorite cause gets a 25% donation of our proceeds. Here's what happens behind the scenes - when our members find a deal, and report their purchase, upon the seller's confirmation, our system charges the seller a fee. We will then donate 25% of our proceeds to the cause the member that reports the purchase had selected. The seller gets to advertise risk free, the member gets a great deal, and a cause gets a donation. Everyone wins.
Q: When can we expect to receive a donation?
A: As soon as the collective reporting of all Sosbuzz members that have selected your organization as their cause reaches at least $10.
Q: What payment method do you use to make the donation?
A: Your choice of Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Check.
Q: Where do we mail the donation receipt?
A: Please send the donation receipt to: Sosbuzz, Inc 1007 S. Central Avenue Suite 206, Glendale, CA 91204 USA.
Q: Is there a fee to participate in this type of fundraising with Sosbuzz?
A: Absolutely not! It is entirely free to join and participate in Sosbuzz.
Q: Do we need to become a member of Sosbuzz to participate?
A: Technically, no. However, becoming a member makes things a lot easier for our staff to issue donations, know your mailing address, have a point of contact etc. In addition, by joining Sosbuzz we can provide you with all sorts of online tools you can use for your website to generate more donations from Sosbuzz.
Q: What promotional tools do you offer?
A: Once you join Sosbuzz, for free of course, you will find all sorts of banners and logos you can use for your website. When people who visit your site click on those banners and join Sosbuzz, our system will assign your organization as their cause. So when they report making a purchase, we will donate 25% of our proceeds to you! We also provide you with email tools where you can email your members to let them know about Sosbuzz, and how they can save money, and by simply reporting their purchase, get us to donate to you.
Q: Can we use your logo in our newsletter?
A: Absolutely! Here are some Sosbuzz logos you can use.
Q: How do I contact you?
A: Please click here to use our contact form or give us a call.