Paid Up Front: Two Perspectives to Make this Business Model Work to Your Advantage

I found an interesting connection between two articles about paid up front apps, and how this paywall can work to your advantage in two ways by separating the ap user's population into two groups, prospects and paying custoemrs: I never thought about the effect of paywalls on support email volume until Jordan Morgan launched his app Spend Stack the other day and now published an interesting argument pro paid up front pricing. Paid up front will limit your user base a lot compared to free-to-download/freemium, that's true, but you'll have a far lower volume of support emails, and you will only get emails from paying customers. Jordan receives 10–15 emails/day at 500 downloads/day right after launch. If you think freemium will increase downloads tenfold to 5000/day, he would also have to deal with hundreds of emails!

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Ownership of the Apps You Use: Ulysses App Pricing, Subscription Models, and the Death of Licenses?

It started innocently enough, with a customer being confused about paying for "the same app" twice. Now I wonder if the traditional pricing strategy for software is obsolete. I found this on Twitter, and then I got hooked: @fehnman @ulyssesapp like I said, it's how you choose to sell it. +£50 for an app is pushing it.
—@eatmorefish (9:35 AM - 31 Jul 2016)

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