Billing

Invoices will be mailed upon publication of the magazine along with proof of placed advertising. If you have questions about your invoice, contact staff.

On-Time Discount: A 15% discount on gross billing will be given to all advertisers on space, color and position if the ad is provided to the Truss Publications production department by the published Materials Due deadline. (Please note that discount does not apply to fees charged for design/production time, file conversion and color proofs.) Advertisers who miss the published deadline will not receive the discount for that issue. Advertisers who opt to repeat an ad from a previous issue (and the ad is in the possession of the Publisher) will automatically receive the discount. Discount only applies when invoices are paid within 30 days of their issue date. Payments received will be applied to the oldest invoice on file. Discount does not apply to classifieds.

Payments: Net thirty (30) days to advertisers in good standing. First-time advertisers who are not members of SBCA must prepay for initial insertion by the Materials Due deadline. Advertisers and their agencies assume liabilities for all content in their ads and for any claims arising therefrom. The publisher reserves the right to refuse any advertisement.

Finance Charge: Any accounts that remain unpaid after 30 days will be charged a finance charge of 18% annually or 1.5% per month and will forfeit the 15% On-Time Discount.

Cancellations & Short Rates: If, for any reason, an advertisement is cancelled after the space reservation deadline, the publisher reserves the right to repeat a former ad at full rate. If the advertiser has not previously run an ad, the advertiser will be charged for the cost of the space reserved. Advertising billed at contract rate, who fails to fulfill contract terms, will be billed at the actual frequency level earned. Contracts cancelled without placement of any advertising are subject to a 20% cancellation fee. Neither the advertiser nor its agency may cancel advertising after the closing date.

SBC Payment & BCMC Exhibiting: For advertisers who also exhibit at BCMC, all outstanding SBC invoices must be paid in full prior to trucks unloading exhibit materials at BCMC. Likewise, all companies that have any BCMC receivables outstanding shall not be allowed to advertise in SBC or exhibit at BCMC until all receivables have been paid in full.