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Cancellations and Downgrades
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What is a cancellation vs a downgrade?


When someone moves from a paid plan to a non-paid plan.

This means a downgrade to a free plan is actually a cancellation.

Delinquent Customers:

Folks who are delinquent (meaning they haven't paid you) for more than 30 days are considered canceled. You can change the time frame for this in your Data Settings. This will affect your MRR, user and revenue churn, cancellations, and active customers metrics.


When someone moves from one paid plan to another less expensive paid plan they are considered a downgrade.

Switches to Annual Plans:

Businesses often encourage folks to sign up for annual plans by throwing in a couple of free months. Though getting them to sign up on an annual plan is a good thing, this is still considered to be a downgrade as MRR is reduced.

How can I learn more about who is canceling and downgrading?

Customer Lists:
On both the Cancellations and Downgrade metrics, you can scroll down to see a list of folks who have canceled or downgraded within the selected date range. You can click on any of those customers to open their customer profiles and see their entire history with your business!

See which plans contribute most to downgrades and cancellations.

See how your last 30 days of cancellations compare to a previous period.

Take out the bumps in your data and get a clearer idea of how your business is doing.

- Use a long date range and a weekly or monthly interval for best results.

❗ Things to Note:

  • We can only achieve 1-day of granularity. We report on the net result at the end of the day, so if a customer started and canceled a trial/subscription on the same day, it's basically a 'wash' and we don't report the new trial or the cancellation.

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