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//Monday d. 6.09.21

Learn from some of the most successful subscription businesses

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Subscription poV #12

By Morten Suhr Hansen

These days, I am putting the finishing touches on a whole new book, coming in September. ’The Subscription Movement and How to Succeed In It’ is the title of the book that follows ‘How to build a subscription business’ that was published first in 2014 and in a second edition in 2019.

So why am I writing a new book about the huge subscription movement that is taking over countries and industries? Because the development is happening so fast! And we are starting to feel that there are almost no companies alive right now, who aren’t thinking about how to strengthen the relationship with their customers and build certain, recurring revenue streams. What lies behind this development, I attempt to uncover in my new book.

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//Tuesday d. 24.08.21

What will your company subscribe to in the future?

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SUBSCRIPTION POV #3

By Morten Suhr Hansen

An exciting and interesting trend has hit our office here at Subscrybe with growing strength. More and more companies getting in touch with us, are B2B-companies, interested in offering their products and services in some form of subscription.

It hasn’t always been like this! The great subscription movement from the 2010s was centered around large, consumer-focused areas, with media and entertainment as the leading industries. Since then, a long line of retailers jumped on the wagon and today, companies like Netflix, Spotify and Amazon (with Amazon Prime) are mentioned as the brightest stars in the subscription sky. But perhaps that picture will look completely different 5 or 10 years from now.

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//Thursday d. 19.08.21

Apple is showing the way with Apple One: More subscription packages will follow

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SUBSCRIPTION POV #5

By Morten Suhr Hansen

On September 7th of 2020, Apple launched a series of different product novelties, and yet again, it was the tech giant’s move to the subscription field that pulled the most headlines. Over recent years, Apple has increased its focus on creating successful subscription services as a supplement to the company’s strong position on physical products.

All the way back in 2015, Apple Music launched as a competitor to Spotify. In June 2019, Apple announced that the music streaming service had reached 60 million subscribers (a number that has now grown to 75 million, according to independent sources). The same year, 2019, Apple also launched a series of new subscription services like the streaming service Apple TV+, the gaming service Apple Arcade and the news service Apple News+.

This year, Apple One launched, as the newest sprout from Apples subscription services.

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//Friday d. 6.08.21

The subscription economy is rolling. Except in the furniture industry

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SUBSCRIPTION POV #9

By Morten Suhr Hansen

The Danes wish to subscribe more. That is evident in our Scandinavian Subscription Survey, completed in december 2020. Danish households have, on average, 17 subscriptions on everything from streaming subscriptions to mealboxes, glasses and contact lenses.

At the same time, most Danes believe that they will have even more subscriptions in the future and that correlates with the growing desire to rent products, instead of owning them. In other words, subscriptions are not reserved for fast-moving consumer products. We expect to see an increase in subscriptions on long-term consumer goods, like cars and electronics.

Det er ikke mindst de unge forbrugere, dem under 40 år, som sætter pris på den fleksibilitet, der ligger i abonnementet fremfor ejerskabet.

Especially young consumers, under 40, appreciate the flexibility that a subscription offers as opposed to ownership.

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