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Tested Tactics to Reduce Voluntary Churn and Retain Customer Loyalty

Posted on May 4th, 2017 by

In e-commerce businesses today, customer success depends on not only growing your customer base, but also nurturing customer loyalty. Everyone wants to gain new accounts, but implementing marketing strategies that actually succeed becomes more expensive and difficult if a large number of the customers you acquire end up leaving on a regular basis. With recurring revenue businesses, high churn rates can seem like a losing battle.

But there are proven steps you can take to prevent voluntary churn. […]

What is Acceptable Churn for SaaS Businesses?

Posted on April 19th, 2017 by

In the world of B2B SaaS, more and more data is available on what type of churn, or recession rates, are average and what kinds of rates are “acceptable.” It’s business 101 that finding a new subscriber always costs more than keeping one. However, unacceptable churn rates can cost much, much more. Keeping your churn rate as low as possible is a crucial goal for the health of your business. Unfortunately, terms like “as low as possible” are pretty subjective. What does that really mean?

Success starts with defining both parts of the question: “What is SaaS churn and what’s acceptable?” […]

10 Review Directories for Listing Your Software & SaaS Products

Posted on April 6th, 2017 by

Did you think that customer reviews were only important to the prospects you knew about? Well, that’s not the case. The fact is, 90% of consumers read online reviews before even visiting a business. Similarly, 77% of B2B buyers conduct their own research before talking to salespeople. Not only that, but buyers who consulted online reviews during the software selection process were ultimately more satisfied with their purchases.  […]

How to Maximize Free Trial Conversion for Desktop Software

Posted on March 21st, 2017 by

Trials are one of the top ways for desktop software companies to acquire new customers. Marketers are constantly seeking to improve trial conversion rates to grow their user base and reduce their CPA (cost per acquisition, or cost per download). […]

How to Make a Freemium Model Work for Your SaaS Business

Posted on February 22nd, 2017 by

SaaS businesses face some of the fiercest competition around. As such, it’s important to win the loyalty of customers and find ways to make your software stand-out from the rest. It’s not just about determining the right price for your subscription or SaaS offering and the product capabilities, it is also about how you get users to see what your offer is about.

Many SaaS providers are adopting a “freemium” model to entice new customers to their platforms. Others, free trials. In this article, we’ll focus on freemium. The gamble here — and the question on many SaaS marketers’ minds—is whether they can actually convert those users from the freemium option to the premium option. […]

Increasing Customer Lifetime Value for Software and SaaS Subscriptions

Posted on February 7th, 2017 by

Most companies have some idea of their customer acquisition costs, or CAC. But another key metric for software companies isn’t always tracked as closely: customer lifetime value (CLV), or the value a customer is expected to bring to a company over time. It’s incredibly important to keep customers subscribed, renewing, buying more and upgrading after they select your product. However, extending the customer relationship in this way won’t happen accidentally. It takes some conscious planning, effort and testing, and it all starts with tracking your CLV. […]