We have 6 different client types (so to speak). We sell a printed newsletter which we produce for each client. They can have newsletters produced on frequencies of either Monthly, Odd Months, Even Months or Quarterly (Q1, Q2, Q3) there will be 6 different sequences, one for each frequency.
(just for refererence)
_Q1 months = Jan - Apr - July - Oct _
Q2 months = Feb - May - Aug - Nov
Q1 months = Mar - Jun - Sep - Dec
We send out a reminder email on the 25th of each month that someone has a deadline coming up. A monthly client has a deadline of the last day of the month for the following months issue so we send that reminder about 5 days before the deadline.
I’ve attached a picture of the monthly sequence and the inside of the content sequence.
I already understand how to make the loop work hence two sequences and an exit if needed (see monthly sequence) Unless theres a better way, I’m open.
Inside the content sequence there are two starts with two differently delayed emails. Initially, the are both at least a 3 week delay. This is where my question is.
This gets tricky as some last days are 30, some 31, one month is 28 and that one is 29 every 4 years. So the emails will only say “…last day of the month”, they won’t have specific dates.
Looking inside the content sequence on the monthly frequency I’ve attached, I have it set to delay at least 3 weeks then run on the 25th, the second start in the sequence is also set to delay at least 3 weeks then run on the 29th ('ll probably change it to the 27th to accommodate all months and their trickery). My goal is to have two reminders one on the 25th and another on the 27th. I didn’t want to run the delay “at least 1 month” then run on the 25th. That seemed a little tight. Is leaving those few days to a week to linger by putting a day of the month in there a good idea, or is there a better way?
As I type this, I’m starting to see some complications so part of the therapy is to type this all out, embrace the headache and see what others might think.
I hope all that makes sense.