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Prevent churn by letting customers pause their plans by @nickfogle

Reduce churn by allowing customers to put their subscriptions on hold.

Nick Fogle of Wavve ($123K/mo) saw an immediate 3% decrease in churn when he started allowing his customers to pause their subscriptions instead of canceling outright.

His paused users weren't paying anything so it was a lot like losing customers at first, but he found that they were way more likely to reactivate. And when they did, that was money in his pocket that otherwise would have been lost.

If you decide to give users the option to pause, you can increase the likelihood that they'll come back by sending email reminders and limited-time offers. You can even let them set a date for the plan to automatically reactivate.


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    Thanks for the menitoning buddy, really appreciated it @FalakDigital

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      I hope it gives some awareness to your product

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    Thank you @FalakDigital - another great one!

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      My pleasure ❤🖤❤

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    Thanks for adding I Can Now Code in Indie Maker's products :)

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      Was Icancodenow booked?

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        What do you mean by booked?

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          I mean Icancodenow.com was registered by someone else.

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            Mine one is I Can Now Code, the one you mentioned is I Can Code Now. I only registered one. Are you suggesting I should register both domain names?

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    Thank you so so much for adding join.coulf.com - the community of founders.

    ..and out of all days, today I decided to do some migration work and changed the nameservers, hope it works when someone visits. 😂🤦‍♂️

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      My pleasure. By the way, site is not loading. Check it

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    Thanks for the great article 🙏

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