Wanted to start a thread of products that are SO differentiated, useful, and loved, that you'd be happy to keep paying at a much higher price point.
I am a huge fan of Taskade's pricing model. Taskade is a relatively new product that is on its way to competing with project management apps like Trello & Asana. While it has a few ways to go till it gets there, I think in addition to the product being a great one, I believe their advantage lies in their pricing.
The biggest challenge I have had over the years with project management tools is that they charge per user/month for all users regardless of whether they are contributors or just passive consumers. This made it hard for me to justify the cost to my company.
With Taskade you just pay $10/per month to get access to all the features on the Taskade Pro platform for unlimited users. This price drops to $7/mo if you pay annually. Think about that in comparison to other platforms (Asana, etc) that charge on avg. $8 per user/mo.
I would be willing to pay 3x the cost I am currently paying for Taskade because of the unlimited access to all features and the ability to add any number users.
I hadn't used Segment in a couple of years until recently, and am blown away by how powerful it is.
We are running all of our analytics, transactional email, marketing automation, and email enrichment through Segment. It's obviously a bit time consuming to set up, but it's incredibly powerful once you do. Now, if we wanted to switch from one analytics provider to another, we could have the implementation be live in a few clicks.
I think Segment could be charging 10x more and we'd STILL be saving money vs. the amount of time it would take us to set all this stuff up manually.
From the moment I was introduced to Zapier several years ago, I completely fell in love with the tool (I've even begun using the paid version in my personal life). Today, my team uses Zapier to automate workflows across 15+ apps and relies on more than 40 zaps to streamline our processes and create efficiencies at every turn.
For the countless hours saved and the value gained from these workflows, the $600 price point (professional level, paid annually) seems incredibly low. If you're only looking to dabble with the tool, you can make use of the free version (free forever, not just for a trial period) or the starter plan ($20/$25 per month).
We've used a few different logging tools to debug issues, but Sentry had such a wide range of integrations and SDKs that adding it took half a day and easily saved us multiple days of debugging issues or (worse) not knowing something was happening behind the scenes.
I cut my website hosting bill by nearly a third when I switched to Digital Ocean from a legacy hosting site, and the experience at Digital Ocean was so much better it's hard to even compare them. My site is faster, I have more control over it, and being able to spin up a new server so easily made experimentation easy.
And since they charge per-hour for droplets, I often will spin up a new droplet for a couple hours to test something out, then destroy it, and pay a few cents. It's so easy and cheap—they could easily raise the price there and still deliver incredible value.
Easy answer bc they run on donations, but if you're in marketing, this site has saved me SO much time and is so easy to use its insane.
It's an incredible productivity tool packed with features and very affordable too. We rely on it for all our collaboration/task management needs and it works really well. And to top it off, it's extremely well-designed.
I needed a desktop publishing software that was scriptable because I wanted to create thousands of flashcards to learn Japanese Kanji, and I didn't want to design each card by hand. Indesign did the trick, and White Rabbit Press "Japanese Kanji Flashcards" were born. The product earned us +1M in sales in product sales, and we spun off two more companies in along the way which do million in annual revenue. If it wasn't for Adobe Indesign, we would never have started this project.
I think people underestimate how critical CS is. Since 1Password has all my passwords, credit cards and other personal info, there is no way in hell I'll be discontinuing my subscription anytime soon. Actually 3$/month is very cheap, I think 1password is the lowest subscription I pay now ( and I pay for A LOT OF THINGS). Don't give them any ideas but if they raise it to 9.99$ I would happily pay.
Carrd is hands-down the best, most attractive one-page site builder I’ve found. Even on mobile, the builder UX is flawless. From $9-99/year, it’s a steal.
Obviously the consumer version is free, but I'd easily pay more for Google's core biz ops tools. What does this amount to? I'm not entirely sure, but I get the feeling Google's R&D/UX is so far ahead of competitors that the pricing could ultimately be fairly inelastic.
I know Slack is expensive, but we get a non profit discount...it's so essential to our workflow, if they raised the price by 3x, we'd stick around.
...Probably. I know Microsoft Teams has been making great strides lately...
I can't think of any other software for which this is true.
Almost every SaaS tool offers a discount if you pay annually—and some, including Salesforce, require annual contracts. But even with the discounts, paying up front can be prohibitively expensive as…
Gavin Baker, who’s highly respected by Benchmark’s Bill Gurley, recently posted a thread about growing startup migration away from AWS to GCP/Azure. Thread here:
Not marketing-function specific (i.e. Spyfu for SEM, Ads Library for Facebook, etc.) but more generally -- competitors' traffic numbers, sources, bounce rates, A/B tests, conversion rates, etc.?