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MNI Leads™ Functionality
Pricing and Return Policy
What is MNI
Leads™ and how does it work?
MNI Leads™ is a powerful online searchable database tool for
sales & marketing professionals. You can discover hot new
prospects by selecting custom criteria for the exact types of
companies in need of your products or services. We let you get
specific, choosing from company geographic location, industry, and
company size. Then simply
click the results tab to perform a real-time search of our
massive database of U.S. manufacturers. The results page will provide
you with a free count of how many prospects met your criteria. Various
output options are available to fit your specific needs. Download a
file and import it into your favorite program for a wide variety of
Who is MNI
Leads™ designed for?
Simply put, MNI Leads™ is designed for everyone. If your
business provides a service or manufactures a product, then you need
customers. MNI Leads™ will help you find them! Manufacturers are the
largest purchasing group in America, in need of your products and
services. Discover thousands of new prospects and use our
comprehensive information to do targeted direct marketing campaigns
and well-prepared sales presentations. Increase sales and build your
business to be what you've always dreamed it to be...we'll help you
information is included in a full company record?
We go beyond the basics of other
list providers with our in-depth information: address, phone, fax,
toll-free, email, website. We show year established, area of
distribution, number of employees, annual sales, size of plant in
square feet, and type of ownership. We list ZIP+4, SIC and NAICS
codes, ISO ratings, brand names, and more. We cross
index other names under which firm does business and other division,
parent company, and home office location. In addition and most
importantly, you'll learn the names and titles of the company's key
executives -- executives ranging from chairman of the board to plant
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the various options I have when downloading?
We give you flexible output options specific to your needs.
The most popular and recommended output option is our full company
profiles in a user-customized file. User-customized means we let you
create the file to your specific needs. You can choose how you would
like company records to be sorted, and choose between one record per
company (up to 10 executives) or one record per executive (all
executives). Files can be downloaded instantly.
I do with the information I download?
Once you've downloaded the file, the possibilities are
endless. Files are easily imported into virtually any program. Some of
the most popular programs used with our data are Act! and Goldmine for
contact management. If you're doing a direct mailing, easily load the
data into Excel or any other spreadsheet software and do a mail merge
with a word processing program for customized letters, envelopes, and
address labels. Or perhaps you'd rather load the data into a database
such as Access for even more useful options. Whatever your plans are,
you'll be able to load our data right in with little effort.
What if I
want to do a more complex search than the website can handle?
While this website accommodates the majority of our customers, we
understand that you may want to perform an even more complex search
than this site offers. Please call us at 847-864-1655 to discuss
can I use the information I download according to your license
By using this website you agree to
comply with the terms and conditions in the license agreement. Simply
put, when you download the data, it is available for your use only.
You are not permitted to redistribute the data, share it, copy it,
resell it, reprint it, or do anything else besides use it for your own
personal use. All download sales are final. No refunds. Please read
the license agreement for full details.
does it cost?
If available, this
detailed information would cost as much as $50 per profile
from our competitors. For a mere
fraction, MNI provides accurate, comprehensive company profiles. The
more you buy, the more you save. Our pricing ranges from $10 for a
single profile scaling down to just under 5˘ per profile when
purchasing in volume. Price quotes are offered
absolutely free of charge and with no obligation. Simply select your
criteria using the tabs above and click the "Results" tab for an
MNI Leads™ offers even
easier access with our free preferred account. Enter your billing
information only once, then use MNI Leads™ as often as you would like.
You can purchase packages of profiles for your account using any major credit card
and your downloads will simply
deduct from your account. A preferred account also gives you the
capability to save your search criteria for future use and access to
Illinois service businesses. Preferred account pricing is as follows:
Cost Per Profile
your return policy?
there are no refunds once your credit card has been charged. For
preferred accounts, once you've made your selection and profiles have
been deducted from your account, there are no credits. So please make
your final decision before making your selection!
can I contact MNI?
Send us email or call
847-864-1655 to speak with someone directly.
do I know that my transaction is secure?
We employ the latest 128-bit encryption technology in all areas of the
site, which requires you to provide your credit card information. This
is done to protect you from unauthorized use of the information you
are sending to our server. To make sure you have the latest security
features on your browser, download and install the latest version of
your site secure?
Yes. Your personal information is stored safely behind our firewall.
The areas of our site which require you to provide your personal
information include online ordering, order status, catalog request and
most contest forms. To make sure you have the latest security features
on your browser, you may want to download the most recent version of
your favorite browser, which should have full SSL support.
will my information be used for?
Personal information provided to us is not shared with any other
entity without your permission. It is used for processing your order
and for customizing your experience at MNI Leads™.
is a cookie?
A cookie is a very tiny piece of text Web sites place on your
computer's hard drive. You can choose whether or not to receive these
files by configuring your browser. Using this site requires you to
accept per-session cookies. On most browsers, the default settings
enable you to accept cookies, so if you haven't changed your defaults,
you most likely don't have to do anything to ensure that your browser
Yes. Per-Session Cookies are required to use this website.
if I do not accept the cookie?
If you choose not to accept a cookie you will not be able to use MNI
Leads™. Please call 847-864-1655 to place a custom order over the
can I control which cookies I accept?
Go to your browser's security settings and make sure Cookies and Per-Session
Cookies are enabled. The exact location for Cookie settings will vary
depending on which browser you're using, but typically it's under a
"Settings," "Preferences," or "Options" menu,
then on a "Security" tab. The
easiest way to enable Cookies is to reset your security settings to the
"Default" setting. You don't have to worry because our cookies will
not store any personal information.
often is the online database updated?
Our massive editorial database is
continually being updated to give you the freshest data available.
Unlike our printed directories which only go to press once a year, MNI
Leads™ is driven by a database that is updated regularly from our
editorial database. By purchasing your data online, you are getting
the most up-to-date information we offer.
I have to have any special software or use a specific web browser?
In order for our application to function properly, you
must be using the latest version of Microsoft Internet
Explorer. This is available free for download. Other browsers may not
function properly with this application.