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unSEXY Conf 2013: Richard White, UserVoice

  1. 1. Pricing for Conversion: The data behind subscription behavior Richard White CEO, UserVoice @rrwhite
  2. 2. Limited Life Experience + Overgeneralization = Advice Paul Bucheit Creator of Gmail, Co-founder of FriendFeed
  3. 3. Customer feedback & helpdesk platform Offices in San Francisco & Raleigh, NC 140,000+ UserVoice sites online Designed for SaaS, Gaming & Mobile Tens of millions of end-users 182 people/sec see our product Lots of data :)
  4. 4. When we last left our heroes... If you missed last years talk check it out on 500.co
  5. 5. @rrwhite free shit
  6. 6. Helpdesk Launched May 2011 Timeline Development started June 2010 Private Beta Dec 2011 Public Beta Mar 2011 Full Launch May 2011
  7. 7. Pricing Starting May 2011
  8. 8. Pricing Starting May 2011 70% 17%
  9. 9. Pricing Starting May 2011 Goal: Maximize helpdesk usage $5 price point chosen to pre-qualify users. But represented a barrier to people using the product. • • 70% 17%
  10. 10. Pricing Starting Feb 2012 Action: Move to $5 to Free Revenue risk was okay - those plans represented < 2% of total MRR A/B tests indicated that Free would cannibalize other paid plans • •
  11. 11. 20% 69% Pricing Starting Feb 2012 70% 17%
  12. 12. 30% TRIAL SIGNUPS Pricing Starting Feb 2012
  13. 13. 7% PAID TRIAL SIGNUPS Pricing Starting Feb 2012
  14. 14. 34% TRIAL CONVERSIONS within 30 days of signup Pricing Starting Feb 2012
  15. 15. ∆ ACTIVE ACCOUNTS after 90 days Pricing Starting Feb 2012 197%
  16. 16. ∆ ACTIVE ACCOUNTS after 90 days 205% ∆ ACTIVE ACCOUNTS after 9 months Pricing Starting Feb 2012 197%
  17. 17. ∆ ACTIVE ACCOUNTS after 90 days 205% ∆ ACTIVE ACCOUNTS after 9 months TRIAL CONVERSIONS LTV +2%; MRR -4% Pricing Starting Feb 2012 197% 1%
  18. 18. @rrwhite weekend billing
  19. 19. Weekend Billing
  20. 20. Weekend Billing 55% BILLING FAILURE RECOVERIES versus weekdays TRIAL EXPIRATION RECOVERIES versus weekdays22%
  21. 21. Weekend Billing Is bad for your health 34% BILLING FAILURE RECOVERIES* TRIAL EXPIRATION RECOVERIES 22%
  22. 22. Weekend Billing Is bad for your health 34% BILLING FAILURE RECOVERIES* TRIAL EXPIRATION RECOVERIES 23% BILLING FAILURES 22%
  23. 23. Weekend Billing Is bad for your health 34% BILLING FAILURE RECOVERIES* TRIAL EXPIRATION RECOVERIES 23% BILLING FAILURES * Only 6% improvement when you look at 60-day billing failure reactivations (29% recovery vs 73% reactivation) 22%
  24. 24. @rrwhite downgrade reasons
  25. 25. Downgrade Reasons
  26. 26. Downgrade Reasons 54% PROVIDED A REASON when it was optional
  27. 27. Downgrade Reasons Require them and follow-up 66% MORE RESPONSES
  28. 28. Downgrade Reasons Require them and follow-up 66% MORE RESPONSES RESPONDED TO77%
  29. 29. Downgrade Reasons Require them and follow-up 66% MORE RESPONSES RESPONDED TO 14% ∆ DOWNGRADE REACTIVATIONS 77%
  30. 30. @rrwhite satisfaction surveys
  31. 31. Satisfaction Surveys via email
  32. 32. Satisfaction Surveys via email 46% RESPOND 25% for uniques OPEN RATE 19%
  33. 33. Satisfaction Surveys via email 49% ANSWER
  34. 34. Satisfaction Surveys via email 49% WE REPLY TO ANSWER 61%
  35. 35. Satisfaction Surveys via email 49% WE REPLY TO ANSWER 61% 40% REPLY BACK
  36. 36. Satisfaction Surveys via email 48% ANSWER
  37. 37. Satisfaction Surveys via email 48% ANSWER
  38. 38. Satisfaction Surveys via email 48% TWEET ANSWER 8%
  39. 39. Satisfaction Surveys via email 48% TWEET ANSWER 8% 5X ∆ TWEETS
  40. 40. NEW Satisfaction Surveys Higher response rates than traditional email surveys through proactive, in-app prompts. Easily track trends and correlate positive or negative responses with specific product areas or user traits. Get ahead of customer churn - poor ratings from customers get turned into support tickets enabling quick follow-up from your customer team.
  41. 41. @rrwhite moar pricing
  42. 42. Pricing Starting Feb 2012
  43. 43. Pricing Starting Feb 2012 Goal: Simplify product & pricing 3 products and 12 total price points is a lot to digest. Most free accounts now used both products. Didn’t want to penalize usage. • •
  44. 44. Pricing Starting Feb 2012 Action: Create a single product w/ 4 plans Determine what the new price points should be. Assess conversion and risk to existing MRR. • •
  45. 45. Pricing Starting Feb 2012 $92AVERAGE $45 $18 Process: Price points Look at the average per seat rates (including discounts) across all products•
  46. 46. Pricing It’s science, bitch! Process: Price points Look at the average per seat rates (including discounts) across all products Bring in PriceIntelligently to survey existing & churned customers + market panels • •
  47. 47. Pricing Are you down with IPP? Process: Price points Look at the average per seat rates (including discounts) across all products Bring in PriceIntelligently to survey existing & churned customers + market panels • • $16 IPP - CUSTOMERS Free, Paid, Churned IPP - MARKET PANELS SaaS & Software companies $21 $18 CURRENT AVERAGE Across existing customers
  48. 48. Process: Price points & features Look at the average per seat rates (including discounts) across all products Bring in PriceIntelligently to survey existing & churned customers + market panels Set monthly and annual price points to straddle IPP • • • Pricing Starting Feb 2014
  49. 49. Pricing Starting Feb 2014 Process: Risk assessment We’d lose 5% of MRR with the new pricing models. A/B tests were relatively inconclusive about the effect price points would have on funnel • •
  50. 50. Pricing Starting Feb 2013
  51. 51. Pricing Starting Feb 2013 18% AVG SAVINGS Varied by plan
  52. 52. 7X Pricing Starting Feb 2013 22% ANNUALS double normal rate CASHFLOW MRR lost vs annuals
  53. 53. Pricing Starting Feb 2013 2% TWEETED
  54. 54. 28% Pricing Starting Feb 2014 8%30%TRIALS
  55. 55. ∆ TRIAL SIGNUPS Pricing Starting Feb 2012 10%
  56. 56. ∆ TRIAL SIGNUPS 10% ∆ CONVERSIONS Pricing Starting Feb 2012 10%
  57. 57. ∆ TRIAL SIGNUPS 10% ∆ CONVERSIONS Pricing Starting Feb 2012 10% 2012 Q2 - worst qtr of 2012 REVENUE CHURN Net for existing customers
  58. 58. ∆ TRIAL SIGNUPS 10% ∆ CONVERSIONS Pricing Starting Feb 2012 10% 2012 Q2 - worst qtr of 2012 2013 Q2 - best qtr ever REVENUE CHURN Net for existing customers
  59. 59. danke @rrwhite
  60. 60. Thank you Any (easy) questions? :) Richard White @rrwhite Like this talk? Join me at UserConf! The first conference focused on how startups can give (& scale) great customer service. Go to UserConf.co for details.

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