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Can we have plans that are smaller than 1 TB?

Can we have plans that are smaller than 1 TB?

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

Hi, I find limited in the choices of subscription plans. Basic/free and Pro/110$

I'd gladly pay something like 25$ a year for 50GB and a 2 users family plan.

Considering iCloud have a 12$ plan for 20 GB and 48$ for 200GB, that seems reasonable..

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New member | Level 1
New member | Level 1

I'll never pay $10 per month for Dropbox Pro. Ever.

But I would happily pay $5 per month ($50 per year paid in advance) for 10 GB of storage. Until Dropbox gets smart and improves their pricing model, I'll use the free service and then look for another cloud storage solution when I need more space. Preferably one that wants my money.

Collaborator | Level 10

I'd pay $5 a month, no problem, but I'd want more than 10GB for it - basically I'd want to store my iPhoto Library, so up to 100GB. (That's still only a tenth of what Business users paying double, get.)

Super User II
Super User II

But I would happily pay $5 per month ($50 per year paid in advance) for 10 GB of storage.

You can earn much more than 10GB for free. I'm on a Free account and I have 30GB of storage.

Dropbox has trialed lower tier plans in the past and they didn't work out. More people downgraded to the lower plans than they had people signing up for new plans, and they lost money as a result. Since then, they've only offered the pricing structure that is in place now.

New member | Level 1
New member | Level 1

10€/ month is a total no go for me. and by the way I do not need 1TB. at least not now.
But give me 1/10 for 1/10 and I would sign up in a heartbeat.
The argument that they lost money because people downgraded. In my view that just emphasize that the pricing scheme is wrong. Some people have bought in for 1TB because that is the only next step. That also indicates that some of the paying subscribers are paying for something the really do not need but had no other option. That is not a good way to treat your customers. Because this means that the second somebody else comes with a better offer. Your customers are gone. and unhappy customers doesn't come back. Even if you try lowering the price at that point then it will be too little too late. I like dropbox have been using it for a long time now. But I am looking for alternatives simply because my cloud storage requirement is more than the 13GB I have now. but way below 1TB. I would really like an option where I can increase storage and price gradually as I need it. Cloud storage is a competitive space. It is about trust, price, availability and features. Microsoft, Google and Apple are on their way. So Dropbox you need to be more competitive or offer other features that people want to pay for. Right now I only use dropbox because of sharing. And I struggle with limited space and 10€ a month is not an option. I have cloud space with the three companies mentioned, but non of them are good or trustworthy enough yet. Every new release they send out they are getting closer. They all have someting that Dropbox does not have. An eco-system around their cloud. Dropbox try with photos. Well I find that feature annoying because it use the limited space I have. and I already have my photos elsewhere. Dropbox you need to come up with something or I believe you will loose the upcoming battle. You have a lot of customers now because you where among the first. Well surprise first is not enough anymore.

Collaborator | Level 10

I think Kim makes some excellent points. A lot of people downgraded? Well, that just tells me that there is a large gap Dropbox leaves unfilled, i.e. the "middle ground" where people would like something like 100GB or 250GB, and would pay for it if it was priced reasonably.

I use Dropbox to keep my most important documents (not photos, not music, not movies, not apps) sync'd online where they are safely backed up. The free service is fine for that. But it would also be good to upload those larger media files too, and I would pay for that. I don't need 1TB. I won't pay £10. But a smaller space for less money ... yes, I'd pay.

So, Dropbox, the ball's in your court. I'm here, and I will pay, if you offer me the right option.

New member | Level 1
New member | Level 1

+1

New member | Level 1
New member | Level 1

Does anyone else feel that there should be options for something less than 1000 GB? or is it just me? I would never use that much and don't have the money to pay $99 a year for something that I won't ever even come close to using! The most I would ever need would probably be 100 GB. I was all ready to upgrade and figured I'd be paying about $50 at the most (I wouldn't mind having to pay for something like 200-500 GB even though I don't really need quite that much). An easy fix to keep it free would be to separate my stuff between SkyDrive, Google, and Dropbox (I could probably even just use like 2 of them), but I'd really rather just pay something (but not $99) and keep it in one spot.

Please Dropbox! Please consider smaller options!

Super User II
Super User II

Hi Brandi,

They've tried smaller options before and found that they lost more money from people downgrading than they made up for with new subscriptions. It wasn't financially feasible so those smaller plans are no longer offered. It's unlikely they will return.

New member | Level 1
New member | Level 1

I can understand that to a point, but there is a huge jump from 2 GB to 1000 GB. Surely they could afford to do just ONE middle option. Not sure their rationale makes sense - If you don't use anything near 1TB, then you don't, and you know that you don't, -so many people would just not sign up for it (so there would be no downgrade). If they had just one middle option, those of us who have way less than that would just sign up for the middle one -and keep it.

Just today, I was willing to pay money to keep my Drop box (because I thought at one time I had seen a reasonable price) -now I'm not because it's ridiculous to pay for 1000 GB when I only have 12 GB of files! -so they won't be getting my money. My mother will not be keeping hers either because she's on a limited income (she would be willing to do up to $50 -but not $100 -she only has a few GB of files). I'm quite positive there are hundreds of others as well so you know that they have to be losing money that way too. I will do like the others do and split my stuff between my free cloud spaces (I don't have so much that it would be hard).

off to put that Sky Drive folder back on my computer that I had deleted because I had Drop Box!

Super User II
Super User II

It does make perfect sense if you think about it - especially considering recently the plan WAS a 100gb one for $99.

Most people, me included, would downgrade as I need nowhere near 1TB of space hence they lose money. Lots of money.

You also need to remember SkyDrive have other sources of income that Dropbox doesnt - namely office!

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