What is the tool that you love, or would like to use, but do not use it because you cannot justify the price? How far the price is off your target? Is it your company budget that you are unwilling to push?
I really like Chartio's product (I used it in a past company). I would totally get some value from it, but the high price and annual-only plans are just too pricey for me to feel it's worth it right now for us. Obviously for many customers there's a huge business case for it, but it would be more of a "nice to have" for us right now.
Intercom sent me an email today politely letting me know they are raising the price by more than an order of magnitude. Their churn must be so bad these days. Fortunately, I can turn on Klaviyo, Drift and Helpscout in three clicks on Unstack. Byeeeeee 👋
I pay for Adobe's Photography plan, which at ~$10/mo for Photoshop and Lightroom feels like a good deal. But paying $20/mo more for one more app, or $52.99/month (5.2x what I'm paying right now) for everything in the full Creative Cloud feels too much when I wouldn't use the software in my daily work.
For example, perhaps a few times a year I need Acrobat's PDF editing tools—not often enough to pay for them forever, but enough where it'd be nice to have the tool around. The pricing doesn't make that work out for me.
There is one alternative for such things, the monthly plan. For $25/mo you can get Acrobat for a single month, or say for $35 could get InDesign or Premiere for a single month. That works well for one-off use for single projects as long as you remember to cancel that plan when you're done. You just have to be careful not to select the "Annual plan, paid monthly" and instead select the more expensive "monthly plan".
While LinkedIn has it's issues, it still leads the pack when it comes to being the preferred social network for business professionals. As a small company, it's super helpful to have a plethora of tools at your hands to help with recruiting, business development, and general networking. It's unfortunate that some of the company's that would likely benefit from using the tool the most (we're now in that bucket) get turned away by the $80/month cost (monthly-to-month), for what they view as a part-time saas tool.
Thinking about it more, it would be cool if companies could offer their premium plans at a "part-time" cost. You'd get access to all of the features and capabilities of an expensive plan but only have it for a limited time (ie. 1-2 days a month or for 1-2 hours a week). May be a developers nightmare but just a thought, as I know there are tools I'd love to access on the premium level, but only for a few minutes every couple of weeks.
What is the tool that you love, or would like to use, but do not use it because you cannot justify the price? How far the price is off your target? Is it your company budget that you are unwilling to…
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