A mid-size publisher wanted to grow digital subscriptions among users who were not likely to subscribe: 1) those who had already seen the paywall 7 times, and 2) those in the Stable Users engagement group, the lowest engagement amongst all the returning users.
- A/B testing revealed a 0.38 percentage point lift in the conversion rate (.52% versus .14%). This is greater than a typical conversion rate for Fanatics of .36%.
- There was a negligible difference in non-promo conversions between the test and control group. 23 users in the test group subscribed to standard site offers versus 26 subscriptions in the control group.
- After two years, the net gain for permanently implementing the tactic is estimated to be $76K* above the baseline.*Assumption that monthly conversions remains constant with a 45% churn at time of first increase.