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Subscription Monthly: March 2021 Edition

Subscription Monthly: March 2021 Edition

Here at Per Diem we’ve been scouring the web for the best resources so that business owners interested in subscriptions and recurring revenue models can learn more about the industry.

‘It’s Never Been Easier to Sell Subscription’: The Surprise Winners of the Coronavirus Shutdown by Richard Kestenbaum at Forbes

Great piece written at the onset of the pandemic about how subscription-only retailers have seen their businesses boom. Richard’s central thesis is that this trend is a sign of things to come – not just for online retailers, but for brick and mortar as well.

Panera’s Unlimited Coffee Program has Nearly 500k Paid Subscribers by Heather Lalley at Restaurant Business

The title of the article says it all. The most interesting piece of the article is that over a third of subscribers are new customers, highlighting the benefits of subscription for customer acquisition. The other interesting metric is that 35% of customers also order food, proving that subscriptions are also great for cross-selling.

From Virtual Farmers Markets to CSA Apps, Farmers Have Gone Digital to Get Produce to Consumers by Ashlie Stevens at Salon

Good recap in the midst of the pandemic on how farmers markets and CSA’s have been at the forefront of the subscription economy, and how the local food movement transitioned to the online world.

Let’s Get Ready to Rundle by Scott Galloway at No Mercy, No Malice

Scott’s one of the leading advocates of recurring revenue models that you’ll find anywhere. He focuses mostly on big tech, but the same lessons apply for any business. Recurring revenue model = sustainable growth & profitability.

Takeout Meal Subscriptions Are Helping Restaurants Find Stability in a Harsh Winter by Brenna Houck at Eater

This is a great roundup that shows how many restaurants are starting to adopt meal kit subscriptions throughout the pandemic.

Travel Megatrend 2025: The Subscription Model Becomes a Model of Travel Industry Renewal by Sean O’Neill at Skift

Great take on how subscriptions are changing the game in travel, and a cornerstone how hospitality and lodging are changing their business models to subscription with an eye towards sustainability.

Subscription Monthly: March 2021 Edition

Subscription Monthly: March 2021 Edition
by
Soma Amir
by
Doron Segal
by
Tomer Molovinsky
by
Olivia Terenzio
by
Jessica Buckley
by
Ashley Rodriguez
August 25, 2021

Here at Per Diem we’ve been scouring the web for the best resources so that business owners interested in subscriptions and recurring revenue models can learn more about the industry.

‘It’s Never Been Easier to Sell Subscription’: The Surprise Winners of the Coronavirus Shutdown by Richard Kestenbaum at Forbes

Great piece written at the onset of the pandemic about how subscription-only retailers have seen their businesses boom. Richard’s central thesis is that this trend is a sign of things to come – not just for online retailers, but for brick and mortar as well.

Panera’s Unlimited Coffee Program has Nearly 500k Paid Subscribers by Heather Lalley at Restaurant Business

The title of the article says it all. The most interesting piece of the article is that over a third of subscribers are new customers, highlighting the benefits of subscription for customer acquisition. The other interesting metric is that 35% of customers also order food, proving that subscriptions are also great for cross-selling.

From Virtual Farmers Markets to CSA Apps, Farmers Have Gone Digital to Get Produce to Consumers by Ashlie Stevens at Salon

Good recap in the midst of the pandemic on how farmers markets and CSA’s have been at the forefront of the subscription economy, and how the local food movement transitioned to the online world.

Let’s Get Ready to Rundle by Scott Galloway at No Mercy, No Malice

Scott’s one of the leading advocates of recurring revenue models that you’ll find anywhere. He focuses mostly on big tech, but the same lessons apply for any business. Recurring revenue model = sustainable growth & profitability.

Takeout Meal Subscriptions Are Helping Restaurants Find Stability in a Harsh Winter by Brenna Houck at Eater

This is a great roundup that shows how many restaurants are starting to adopt meal kit subscriptions throughout the pandemic.

Travel Megatrend 2025: The Subscription Model Becomes a Model of Travel Industry Renewal by Sean O’Neill at Skift

Great take on how subscriptions are changing the game in travel, and a cornerstone how hospitality and lodging are changing their business models to subscription with an eye towards sustainability.

Soma Amir

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Doron Segal

About the author

Hey I'm Doron, the co-founder & CTO of Per Diem — a mobile app platform for restaurants. I'm also a dad and a husband. I love to travel and meet new people.I love creating things, and see people using the stuff I built.Prior to Per Diem I worked at Saildrone, OpenTable, Apple, Beats Music, Siemens.

Tomer Molovinsky

About the author

A second time founder with a passion for building products at the intersection of hospitality and technology. I've had the pleasure of launching reservation systems, mobile payment solutions, and loyalty programs at OpenTable and Resy, and witnessed how operators were losing a direct connection with their customers online. We built Per Diem to strengthen the relationships that businesses have with those customers, and to ensure that local businesses can thrive in today's economy.

Olivia Terenzio

About the author

Jessica Buckley

About the author

Ashley Rodriguez

About the author

Ashley is a freelance writer and podcast producer based in Madison, Wisconsin. She hosts a podcast called Boss Barista and writes an accompanying newsletter with full transcripts of each episode and articles about coffee and restaurant work. You can check out her work here (ashleyrodriguez.work/).

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