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How Dropbox Handles Involuntary Churn (Part 3): Ending A Subscription, Sort Of

After informing us of our outdated billing information, Dropbox followed up with an email informing us that our storage is now full, and we will need to upgrade in order to get more space.
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How Dropbox Handles Involuntary Churn (Part 2): Creating Urgency to Elicit a Response

After informing us of our outdated billing information, Dropbox followed up with an email informing us that our storage is now full, and we will need to upgrade in order to get more space.
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How Dropbox Handles Involuntary Churn (Part 1): Seeking Updated Billing Information

Dropbox recently sent an email our way right when it noticed a problem: our billing information had changed and without the new information, they would be forced to downgrade our account.
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GoErie.com Grants Access to Content After Survey

The newspaper GoErie.com has incorporated a four-question survey for readers seeking to access its content.
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theSkimm Seeks Feedback and Shares in Pithy Email

Often the most important time in the customer lifecycle is right after the initial sign-up. This email from theSkimm seeks to connect with new members through a solicitation of feedback and an appeal to share with friends that matches their overall pithy editorial style.
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Radio Show VIP Insider Podcast Renewal Notice

One of Subscription Insider's quick and easy retention tips is to never send an ugly receipt. Boston-area radio personality Howie Carr offers "VIP" access to commercial-free versions of his show. In this sample, we analyze a very effective monthly renewal confirmation notice and receipt.
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Two New Retention Marketing Examples

The most successful subscription sites are those who retain their members year after year -- after all, repeat business is the name of the game. Yet before making the hard sell, the subscriber's interest must be kept intact. Here are two samples from LegalZoom and Angie's List.
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LivePlan Offer Page Showcases New Best Practice Conversion Techniques

LivePlan is an online "live" business planning tool that helps entrepreneurs develop a business plan, as well as track a business against that plan once the initial planning is done. Everything LivePlan presents on their website is focused on conversion with benefits clearly laid out for a busy entrepreneur. A great online conversion example for other subscription businesses.
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Match.com Makes Long Registration Process Easier

With an estimated 35 million monthly visitors, the highest of all its dating site competitors, Match.com certainly appeals to the vast online dating market. Here are a few key things at the beginning of their registration process they are doing well. Overall, the registration process for Match.com is an effective way to keep potential members interested as they go about creating their profile. This is a must-do for any subscription site that needs a large amount of profile data without saddling potential members with what amounts to a huge, time-consuming survey.
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3 Email Footer Tips to Boost Delivery and Lower Opt-Out Rates

Email continues to be a workhorse for many subscription & membership sites. That said, in an age of increased compliance issues and design changes that impact deliverability (think Gmail tabs), here are some smart ways others are managing their email opt-out and white-list "Footer" communications.
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