Are You Ready for a Usage-Based Pricing Model?

Posted by Patrick McCullough on Aug 16, 2021 4:29:53 PM

Usage-based pricing, or quantity-based pricing, is the next iteration of the subscription economy, especially for B2B software companies. If you’re considering how your company would fare with usage-based pricing, there’s no time like the present, but here are a few things to think about before you jump in.

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Topics: Pricing with Confidence, Uncovering your Value, Pricing Strategy

Data-driven Pricing Can Increase Your Profit

Posted by Mike Cannestra on Jul 26, 2021 1:49:20 PM

At Holden Advisors, we believe a value-based approach is the best way to set a fair price for your products and services. But data-driven pricing, when done right, will lift your profit margins in the short term. Here’s the story of how hunting down hidden data turned profits around for one company.

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Topics: Pricing with Confidence, Uncovering your Value, Pricing Strategy

How to double your price and retain your customers

Posted by Brian Doyle on Jul 9, 2021 3:14:08 PM

Is it possible to double your price and not lose any customers? Yep.

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Topics: Pricing with Confidence, Uncovering your Value

3 Essential Elements of a Successful Transformation

Posted by Reed Holden on Jan 23, 2020 9:15:58 PM

We’ve worked with many companies that are going through commercial transformations and, while I’m glad to see more and more companies adopting transformational efforts, the fact remains that many are doomed to fail.

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Topics: Uncovering your Value, customer experience, Commercial Transformation

Nice Job, Netflix: Lessons from the price increase

Posted by Pete Morelli on Jan 24, 2019 11:54:19 AM

Hear Pete Morelli talk about what we can learn from the price increase that Netflix rolled out last week.

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Topics: Negotiating with Backbone, Pricing with Confidence, Uncovering your Value

Value-Based Pricing: Shift Your Sales Conversation into High Gear

Posted by Tim Mullane on Oct 25, 2018 6:00:00 AM

I was speaking with the VP of Pricing Transformation for a Fortune 500 company recently and, as disciples of value-based pricing, we debated the subtleties of modern-day pricing theory. We agreed that a shift to value-based pricing within an organization should achieve the following:

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Topics: Uncovering your Value

Don’t sell your products, sell what your products do

Posted by Ellen Quackenbush on Jun 13, 2018 6:54:33 PM

Customers buy your products for a reason—namely, the impact your products have on their business results. If they could get the same results without buying your solution, believe me, they would. They would gladly refocus their time and money on running their business.  

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Topics: Uncovering your Value

Translating Value for Sellers and Customers

Posted by Tim Mullane on May 23, 2018 1:22:23 PM

I recently spoke with a major supplier to semiconductor manufacturers. The semiconductor industry has a handful of global players owning 80% of the market. Predictably, the supplier’s business model is heavily reliant on a few large customers. Because of this reliance, the supplier’s marketing team is well-schooled in measuring value delivered to customers. They knew critical semiconductor KPIs like cost of ownership, yield, performance, and risk. Their value analyses align with improving performance in these key areas. The value toolset is impressive – I had never seen such models and spreadsheets that calculated value so completely.

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Topics: Newsletter, Uncovering your Value

Win Your Own Super Bowl: Ask the Right Questions to Improve Your Running Game

Posted by Ellen Quackenbush on Jan 25, 2018 5:51:00 AM

(Part 3 of 3)

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Topics: Selling with Confidence, Uncovering your Value

Value Is the Christmas Cheer Even Scrooge Can Get Behind

Posted by Richard Harrington on Dec 13, 2017 3:37:12 PM

Nothing beats the smell of a real Christmas tree. Every year on the weekend following Thanksgiving, my wife and I head to the local pop-up seller where tree farmers from up north display their wares of Balsam, Frasers, and Douglas Firs. We evaluate each tree based on size, ability to hold ornaments, the shape, propensity for needle drop, etc. and select a full tree carefully measured to be one inch lower than our ceiling.

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Topics: Newsletter, Uncovering your Value