The Rise And Fall And Rise Again Of Subscription Models

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Netflix subscriptions are droppping hugely; people are cancelling subscription services for many reasons, ranging from cost-cutting or impulsiveness. But regardless of the reason, subscription companies are advised to make the cancellation process as easy as possible. Why? Although they lose out in the short term, they may recoup the losses in the long run. People remember how easy an offboarding process is, and an easy cancellation process makes them more likely to resubscribe to the service in the next few months! Read full article here

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