Honestly, there’s nothing magical to reducing churn, it’s just ensuring that your customers continue to realize value from your service.
First, though, you have to get them to start using your service – either through a sale or in a free trial – but without over-promising and by otherwise managing expectations properly. I’ve actually seen a large amount of customer churn directly correlated to missteps during the sales and on-boarding phases, by the way, so keep that in mind.
Then, once the customer is up and running your only job is to ensure they keep realizing (more and more) value from your service.
While you may not add years to your customer lifetime or eliminate churn entirely, what could you do with an extra 6 months of revenue from your customers on average? What would that do to your company valuation?sixteenventures.com
The median average contract length is 1.3 years and the average billing term is seven months in advance in 2016. Comparable to 2015, with average contract length shortening from 1.5 to 1.3 years and average billing period increasing by one month from 2015 to 7 months