Does anyone have any experience with AppSumo?

I hear a lot about AppSumo and how it can do a lot to get a product name out there. Much of the positive media stories seem to come from a few years ago so I’m not sure if it’s still as powerful as it was.

Has anyone had a product featured on AppSumo? Or had one turned down? Any insights either way?

I noticed that their submission page seems to have vanished into a 404, as has most of their pages indexed by google.

Fascinating read here.

Recent too, very detailed. I think this will answer a lot of your questions.


Thanks for that. Some great detail there. I’ll chase up the guy who posted and see if he can help out with a submission email or contact.

I’ve heard that most do it because of the instant push in publicity and users. Not for the profit, as AppSumo is taking a big cut and the lifetime deals are not really helping your long term monetization.

But it may be interesting if you want to have a few hundred new users within a week to gain their insights, questions and feedback and if you see the cut for AppSumo as ad spending or research money…

People I know who have used AppSumo said it was mostly useful to get a nice surge of cash.

If your business is cash-strapped, and could do with some money up front to invest in further dev and marketing, consider it.

If you have a comfortable amount of cash in your business, AppSumo is probably not worthwhile.

It’s exposure I was looking for rather than a cash influx. Finally found a support email for them – on a cached Google page from a few weeks ago. It seems they’ve had a site redesign and all the old contact pages are gone, replaced by nothing. I’ll see what happens.

Taken from the FAQ:

Thanks for reaching out and being interest in working with us.

Please and submit more information to us and the deal team can then review your information, and will get in touch with you if they feel that your product is a good fit for AppSumo.

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