Sometimes we don’t realize the changes that went through until a lot of time has passed. I feel the same holds true for how we use softwares and services. Before subscriptions it was a one time fees. But now companies are moving towards the subscription model. I thought about what could be the factors behind it? Although I do have many theories, one of them is that internet has allowed companies to charge customers as per usage on an ongoing, hassle-free & safe basis and it is working out for customers as well as companies.
When I just think about 2 years ago, I had zero recurring subscriptions and now, I have many. Just some which I can think of are as follows:
- Amazon Prime
- Teamtreehouse for learning
- Playstation network
These are just a few. I am currently contemplating getting subscriptions for UXpin, & canva.com.
Today is Nov 6, 2016. Let me come back and update this blog next year on this day to see if any other subscriptions gets added.