Cheaper upgrade plan for a longer queue
I"d like a longer queue, but $100 for the Awesome Plan is just too much.
I understand that you offer a LOT for the $100, but I really only want the longer queue.
I'd be willing to pay significantly less than $100 and get nothing more than a longer queue.
Trish Benedik commented
Yes the $100 is too much for what I want. My plan gives me 10 accounts and I need 20 - yet to upgrade I would have to pay 10 x more? Makes no sense. At less than $10 a month for the awesome plan with 10 accounts - why wouldn't it be $20 a month for 20-25 accounts rather than $100? So frustrating! I'm just one person (don't need 5).
Cody Thompson commented
This. 100% this.
Richard Newton commented
Absolutely agree with what others are saying here about cost for solo bloggers. I'm a lawyer & solo activist. I need help to enable me to have an impact to effect change but life is tough for us solo activists. We struggle to gather a plume of support that can achieve critical mass. I can't justify the awesome plan for its limits. If Buffer were socially conscious they would look at creating affordable solutions for non-commercial use. NCE plans might just help people help people make the world a better place. For non commercial use the Awesome plan could become Awesome [for] NCE. If caps were off then the current pricing would be tolerable, but with limits on, just doesn't make shall I say non-commercial sense!
AdminBuffer (Admin, Buffer) commented
Hey Matt (and everyone!)
Thanks so much for the feedback and sharing your thoughts. I can really empathize with your situation and we have lots of room to improve with our pricing and plans.
It's certainly a tricky one balancing the needs of different customers and I know our Growth team thinks about this a lot. To give a bit of an update, I don't think we'll see an a cheaper version of the Awesome plan in the short term. Perhaps down the track we might look into it, and we'll continue to monitor feedback in the meantime. Sorry to not have a better update for you all!
There's also another suggestion here about a plan between Awesome and Business too, which might be relevant as well: https://buffer.uservoice.com/forums/257855/suggestions/6501040
Feel free to keep an eye on that, and on our transparent product roadmap for any updates and discussion: https://trello.com/b/PDIV7XW3/buffer-transparent-product-roadmap
Thanks so much :)
- Mike from Buffer
Has there been any movement on this at all? Us solo bloggers who do it for the love and passion of blogging can't justify 100 bucks a month, I mean it's not even open to consideration regardless of the perceived value.
Katherine C. commented
Agreed, all I want is the queue functionality, but I really can't justify the price at this time. I would happily pay like $5 for just the 100 queued posts.
Yeah an in between plan would be great
Maybe something intermediate for $1-2 per month with a limit on number of days for which you can plan ahead your posts... - like no more than 30-40 posts but also whole queue for no more than 5-7 days... this shall be enough for small bloggers who don't really earn much or do it only as a hobby... and would still not be enough for those who earn on internet and get a tangible ROI from social media..
Mitch Wagner commented
I'm already paying for Awesome and would like to go more than 100 posts in a queue at a time, but I can't justify paying $100/mo. for the privilege. Would be happy to pay a few extra dollars a month for a much higher cap.
Jaimon Jose commented
I'm also looking for a cheaper pricing for personal use. It will be great as a corporate plan. But, many of us who would like longer queues or a couple of more personal accounts, find the jump to awesome plan too much. We really appreciate something targeted for individual users.
Any movement on this? There is not one chance I'll upgrade to Business. That price hike is insane and honestly, I can't justify it at all from a budgeting standpoint. A larger queue only option would be great.
Carolyn Allen Russell commented
I actually can justify the Awesome Plan for my business, but still would prefer a longer queue. I'd love to see it as an add-on (you stick with whatever plan you're on, but maybe $5 more for each month that you want to do 50 more in your queue, or something like that). I'm thinking the way some cell phone plans let you go over your planned data or text usage if you'll pay more for the month - that would be ideal.
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Great idea for freelancers. For similar principle Evernote's nailed it for me with their 'Plus' membership.
Dylan Robertson commented
Agreed. I want to add more profiles/accounts to my plan, but can't afford the upgrade price.
I know Buffer is a B2B play, but you are leaving money on the table without a cheaper plan with just a longer queue.
I'm thinking of writing my own because the value in automatically spaced posts is high, but I can't justify $120/year for a personal service
Sarah Bauer commented
This would be great! Especially for smaller business/non profits as we just begin. We use the free version, but it's still pretty limited.
I agree. I would love to upgrade to a higher level plan, but can't justify paying north of $100/yr. (This is for my personal use.)
Two accounts, moderate queues, $3.95/month or $35/year.
Seems there is a fair amount of support for this.
I'm so with this idea. Hell knows I love my Buffer as a product and for the awesome folk behind it but I just can't afford the extra for premium along with all my other gizmos I absolutely have to have whilst bootstrapping. But I would totally pay say $4 or 5 a month to stack a months worth of content. I just don't have the social media platform reach to need all the other pro features. You could even maybe add in a tweet a week that's stacked about how great Buffer is that users could use to share the word. I'd be delighted to do this as some kind of freemium marketing for extra stack options. I'd do it anyway but I'm a bit soft that way...