This week’s edition of Five on Friday features five subscription trends we’ll see in 2021, the impressive success of local news outlets in 2020, and what to expect from the redesign of Facebook Pages, including the elimination of the Like button. Also, we share five SEO tips subscription companies will need to optimize their websites this year, along with the news that Walmart has partnered with Ribbit Capital to create a fintech startup.
5 Subscription Trends We’ll See in 2021
The subscription economy was booming long before COVID came along, and the pandemic has boosted subscriptions, memberships and SaaS in many categories. Here are five subscription trends we’ll see more of this year.
- Shifts in streaming business models: Streaming video subscription services are huge with new players joining the game all the time. What will be different this year is that maturing services will shift their business models to be more profitable and to offer customers more options. For example, in 2020, we saw Disney+, Netflix and HBO Max abandon free trials. This year, we’ll see at least one service –