I just gave SaneBox a go.  It was short-lived.  I may try it again soon.  The issue is that I have a lot of email addresses.  Paying $100/yr. per email address (they did offer me a 25% discount when I chose to cancel (good idea)) really didn’t make sense to me.  It does look like a cool service and I can’t really say for certain if it’s worth it or not.  I still need to give it a real go - maybe some other time.  But, I did really love their cancellation message.  Here’s why…

Startups constantly struggle with client perception of the product.  The old adage and agile approach of “ship now” and “release; iterate often” is, in general, a good approach for startups.  However, it leaves many early customers with the perception that what they see of a product is what it will always be.  Most customers don’t understand how software  development and startups, in general, work.  Instead, they think when they try out a service, that’s what it is, forever and always.  In reality, that’s far from the truth.  Software is a living breathing beast that is always a work in progress, improving, pivoting, backtracking, growing, etc.

Therefore, I found this take-away message to be well fitting and deserved - kudos SaneBox.

Please try us again soon! Hopefully by then, we will be fit and tanned and ready for the relationship you always dreamed of!