I’m usually not into the whole “call out other applications when they do something I dislike.” That is, unless it’s something that I think is unethical or straight up dangerous or stupid.
We all have our boundaries.
To that end, I won’t be mentioning a specific application in this post. But I’m going to be using one as an example of how not to upsell your product.
Fine, Don’t Upsell Your Product
Recently, I was using an application that allowed me to store a set of data online. The service uses the freemium model which, in their world, works like this:
This is pretty common in our space, right? But things have changed. Before I go too much into detail, here’s the copy from the product’s landing page that invites users to sign up. In my case, I was going to be a light user so this is what they presented to me:
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