3.13.2007

My Slice of Pi update

Last week I talked about the launch of a new project I'm part of called MySliceofPi.com. One of the things we saw quickly was that the very people we think will use MySlice weren't interested because the price was out of their range. Today we dropped the bottom out of the prices so it's accessible to many more people. The new prices are simply the value of the number, meaning a five is now $5 rather than $50. Whereas the cheapest number to buy was $10 in the previous version, the most expensive one is $9 under the new price structure. We saw an immediate jump in slices after that change today so that was all the affirmation we needed.

In case you're wondering, we did automatically refund the difference in price to anyone who purchased under the old pricing model. Also, for those of you who may be using Twitter, I think MySlice could serve as a shorthand reference (since you only get 140 characters per post) for you if you want to quickly reference something you can say "Pi" and the people would learn that you've got something for them to see on your digit. So instead of Twittering, "check out my tumble log" and providing a link I could just say, "Pi5" which is translated "go to mysliceofPi digit 5 to see my message and link."

3 comments:

MacStansbury said...

I can't believe your sly tongue conned me into buying that thing. WHY MUST I ALWAYS DO WHAT PEOPLE ON THE INTERNET TELL ME?!?!???

http://mysliceofpi.com/18

Bill Seaver said...

Ah, that's funny. You made me laugh out loud. Thanks for the review (and critique) on the blog. We're still making changes (and trying to explain the buying process a bit better.) Your feedback is always welcome!

Christopher said...

Bill,

Love the page. Wish I had thought of it. I've got a couple of numbers to help the cause.

Let me know if I can help in any way.

slice 65 and 66