Discount or Freebies?

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Which presents more value for you when buying content, a discount or a freebie?

Say, one writing service provider offers 20% discount on his 5,000 word package originally worth $75.

Another provider offers FREE 5x 300 word articles for every 5,000 word order also worth $75.

Which one would you be inclined to purchase?
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  • Profile picture of the author extravalue
    Originally Posted by andrealouisechang View Post

    Which presents more value for you when buying content, a discount or a freebie?

    Say, one writing service provider offers 20% discount on his 5,000 word package originally worth $75.

    Another provider offers FREE 10 x 300 word articles for every 5,000 word order also worth $75.

    Which one would you be inclined to purchase?
    Extra free article (freebie) offer is more attractive to me in this case.
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  • Profile picture of the author wordwizard
    Hi Andrea,

    just doing the math...

    Your freebie of 10x300 words comes to 3,000 words total, which means it's
    a much better deal than 20% off the 5,000 words, especially considering
    your rates.

    But then some people might be more interested in saving money rather than
    getting extra work done. The best way to handle it is to let people pick which
    one they want. If they go for the savings, it'll be a lot less work for you...

    And then report back which one people would pick

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  • Profile picture of the author marax
    If you are fine with either promotions, why not let them choose.
    Either option A or option B.
    Once you see a clear winner, you can decide whether to just stick with one.
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  • Profile picture of the author ErinWalsh
    To me, a freebie often seems more attractive than a percentage off.
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  • Profile picture of the author pelican
    as consumer, i personally prefer discount, i want to get instant savings.
    as provider, i will give free article, so i get to keep more revenue.
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  • Profile picture of the author desmoines
    i agree with freebies
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  • Profile picture of the author Mssmb
    The first offer comes out to .012 cents per word, which is already very low pricing. If I were in the market for this type of service, I would go with the second offer. It gives the customers more value for their money.
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  • Profile picture of the author arjch
    Freebies always attract more people in any type of product. Its some what universal approach.

    But I aggree with @wordwizard, as people should be given a choice to choose from !
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  • Profile picture of the author theo1995
    Freebies is what everyone want but you have to try both to find out the answer.
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  • Profile picture of the author twranks
    Freebie would be the way to go on this one. When it's free, it just looks WAYYY more attractive
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