Frequently Asked Questions

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About Our Site

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 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 software for a wide variety of uses.

Who is MNI Leads designed for?
MNI Leads is designed for anyone searching for new customers. 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.

What 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 superintendent. View a sample profile. Actual data provided in raw file format.

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What are 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.

What can 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 your needs.

How can I use the information I download according to your license agreement?
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.

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How much 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 instant count.

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:

  Profiles Included     Cost Per Profile     Package Cost  
50 $1.1380 $57
100 $0.7876 $79
250 $0.4897 $122
500 $0.3461 $173
750 $0.2845 $213
1,000 $0.2484 $248
2,500 $0.1654 $413
5,000 $0.1254 $627
7,500 $0.1082 $811
10,000 $0.0981 $981
25,000 $0.0750 $1,874
50,000 $0.0638 $3,190
75,000 $0.0590 $4,425
100,000 $0.0562 $5,620
250,000 $0.0497 $12,437
500,000 $0.0466 $23,318

What is your return policy?
Unfortunately 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!

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How can I contact MNI?
Call us at 847-864-1655 to speak with someone directly.

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How do I know that my transaction is secure?
We employ SSL encryption in all areas of the site that require 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 browser.

Is 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.

What 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.

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How often is the online database updated?
Our editorial database is continually being updated to give you the freshest data available. MNI Leads is updated regularly from this editorial database. By purchasing your data online, you are getting the most up-to-date information we offer.

Do I have to have any special software or use a specific web browser?
The latest version of most major browsers will work with this site, including Internet Explorer (IE), Firefox, Chrome, and Safari. These are available as a free download. Older browsers may not function properly with this site.

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