CoinStats - Finding the sweet spot with the right subscription app monetization and pricing strategy with Vahe Baghdasaryan
Subscription LeagueFebruary 15, 202300:25:28

CoinStats - Finding the sweet spot with the right subscription app monetization and pricing strategy with Vahe Baghdasaryan

In this episode of Subscription League, we delve into the delicate balance between maximizing app revenue and ensuring subscriber satisfaction with the help of Vahe Baghdasaryan, a 5-star Growth Marketing Mentor and Senior Growth Marketing Manager at CoinStats. Join us as we explore the recommendations and insights from Vahe on the ideal pricing strategies and monetization models for subscription apps.

In this episode of the Subscription League, we explore the crucial balance between maximizing revenue and preserving subscriber satisfaction. Our guest, Vahe Baghdasaryan, a seasoned Growth Marketing Manager and 5-star Growth Marketing Mentor at CoinStats, offers invaluable insights into effective pricing strategies and monetization models for subscription apps.

Join us as Vahe highlights the importance of considering all aspects of monetization and emphasizes the significance of paywall optimization as just one piece of the puzzle. 

You'll learn about:

1)the most commonly used pricing strategy

2)valuing features using Max-Diff Analysis

3)how to understand the willingness to pay using the drop principle

4)what to test when experimenting with pricing (subscription length, location, price)

Tune in for valuable tips and expert advice on optimizing your subscription app's monetization strategy.

Episode Topics at a Glance

  • CoinStats’ approach to monetization 
  • Why understanding customers is important
  • What is a banded model in subscription pricing
  • How to value subscription features, 
  • How to measure the willingness to pay
  • The drop principle - a commonly used product pricing strategies
  • Price Experimentation - Big Testing for Big Results
  • The impact of subscription length
  • Location-based pricing 

More about Vahe

Vahe is a highly accomplished growth product and marketing professional with a wealth of experience in consumer startups across various industries, including education and fintech. He currently holds the position of Senior Growth Marketing Manager at CoinStats, where he is responsible for driving subscription optimization, user retention, and activation and leads the lifecycle marketing team. He has spoken internationally on engagement strategies, user activation, and onboarding optimization strategies. He’s also a 5-star rating mentor on GrowthMentor. Vahe has recently released his on-demand courses on subscription optimization & pricing strategy. More information can be found here.

Vahe’s Links

  1. Vahe’s Subscription Optimization & Pricing Strategy Course
  2. Vahe’s Twitter 
  3. Vahe’s LinkedIn


00:00 Welcome to the Subscription League 

00:21 Welcoming Vahe Baghdasaryan 

00:48 Vahe's transition from edtech to fintech 

01:25 What have you learned from startup founders? 

02:41 How has the FTX collapse impacted CoinStats? 

03:53 Subscription optimization at CoinStats 

10:04 Why pricing experimentation is important 

15:02 What countries are driving most of CoinStats' revenue? 

15:55 How do you set prices per region? 

18:19 How to be careful about price discrimination 

20:53 What is next for CoinStats? 

23:00 Thoughts on the sunk cost fallacy 

23:54 Where to learn more 

25:00 Thank you for listening!