boundbooks: Zhang Ziyi (dinosaur: running)
Boundbooks ([personal profile] boundbooks) wrote in [site community profile] dw_biz 2012-02-14 12:35 am (UTC)

I have two concerns with this proposed plan: permanent icon slots seems to be very similar to regular seed sale accounts, which DW has been against, and making the slots a permanent add-on would seems to negate the effect of the majority of low-usage users subsidize the high-volume users for expensive features.

Like seed sales, it's a one-time payment from the people who are most inclined to pay in the future. Unlike the current balancing of paid account features, this is not a case where the majority of low-volume icon users could subsidizing the small number of high-volume icon users. People who are buying more icons are doing so to use more icons.

With the current proposed icon addon packages, it seems to me like the worst of both worlds: it's a one time payment (sacrificing the future revenue of the people who would most likely pay for this feature) and everyone who buys more icons is a high-volume user (no one subsidizes).

As a user, this plan would be great because it's cheaper and easy for me. From a DW-business perspective, I'm not sure it works.

I'd really, really love to see why you and Mark feel that this one feature plan is the exception to two of those foundational practices for keeping DW in the black: not sacrificing long-term revenue for short-term profits, and boosting features by subsidizing it among many users.

I'm not trying to be a downer, but I'm just really confused by how this proposed plan wouldn't end up costing DW a lot of money in the long run.

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