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Why a pricing company gives away free software
BoS 2016
@PriceIntel
http://www.priceintelligently.com/bos
Patrick@priceintelligently.com
@PriceIntel
Building product is getting harder, not
easier…and it’s going to increase in
difficulty.
@PriceIntel
The age of throwing shit against the wall and
seeing what sticks is over.
@PriceIntel
Who in the world are you?
@PriceIntel
Happy customers big and small
ProfitWell
SaaS pricing
software and tech
enabled services
Free financial metrics
for subscription
businesses
@PriceIntel
We’ve seen inside more software companies
than anyone else on the planet.
@PriceIntel
The market is becoming saturated.
@PriceIntel
Our world is more competitive, making
switching costs easier.
@PriceIntel
Competition is growing
N = 289 SaaS companies, +/- 3.44% MoE at 95% level
0
2
4
6
8
10
12
5 Years Ago 3 Years Ago 1 Year Ago Today
#ofCompetitors How many competitors did you have during the following periods?
@PriceIntel
Competition is here
0%
10%
20%
30%
40%
50%
0 to 2 3 to 5 6 to 10 11+
%ofRespondents
How many competitors do you current have?
(Companies around for less than 1 year)
N = 547 software companies
@PriceIntel
The relative value of features is declining,
making a race to the bottom for feature based
pricing.
@PriceIntel
“Differentiation” isn’t what is used to be…
N = Varies by line, but minimum of 10,000 customer respondents per line
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%
125%
4 Years Ago 3 Years Ago 2 Years Ago 1 Year Ago Today
WTPas%ofWTP4YearsAgo
Willingness to pay over time relative to WTP 4 years ago
Core Features Single Sign On Integrations Analytics
@PriceIntel
CAC is increasing over time.
@PriceIntel
Acquiring a customer is getting pricier
N = Varies by line, but minimum of 453 companies per data point
-25%
0%
25%
50%
75%
4 Years Ago 3 Years Ago 2 Years Ago 1 Year Ago Today
CACas%ofCAC4YearsAgo
Blended CAC relative to four years ago
B2B B2C
@PriceIntel
“Good”, “Customer driven” product is
becoming exceptionally more important
@PriceIntel
We’re really ill equipped for the transition.
@PriceIntel
We don’t really know our buyers
@PriceIntel
Buyer Personas
Table Stakes Tony
• Valued features:
• SFDC Integration
• Chrome extension
• Least valued features
• Analytics
• API access
• WTP = ~$10/month
• CAC = ~$22
• LTV: $160
Advanced Arnie
• Valued features:
• Analytics
• API Access
• Least valued features
• Chrome extension
• Premium support
• WTP = ~$25/month
• CAC = ~$56
• LTV: $325
@PriceIntel
We don’t know our buyers that well
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%
Thought about them Central document Quantified buyer personas
%ofRespondents
Which single category best describes your buyer personas?
N = 1,647 software companies
@PriceIntel
We don’t do a lot of cust dev conversations
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%
Less than 10 11 to 25 26 to 50 51+
%ofRespondents
# of cust dev conversations
How many cust dev conversations are you having per month?
N = 1,647 software companies
@PriceIntel
We don’t send any cust dev surveys
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%
0 1 2 3+
%ofRespondents
# of cust dev surveys
How many cust dev surveys are you sending each month?
N = 1,647 software companies
@PriceIntel
We aren’t truly testing that much
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%
0 1 to 3 4 to 10 11+
%ofRespondents
# of tests/experiments
How many tests or experiments are you running each month?
N = 1,647 software companies
@PriceIntel
We’re obsessed with acquisition.
@PriceIntel
Looked at 25,679 blog posts.
@PriceIntel
We love talking about acquisition
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%
Acquisition Monetization Retention
%oftotalarticles
Category of growth articles written from 2014 to 2106
N = 25,679 blog posts written between 2014 to 2016
@PriceIntel
Looked at 6,324 B2B companies
@PriceIntel
We love building for acquisition
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%
Acquisition Monetization Retention
%oftotalcompanies
Category of B2B SaaS companies
N = 6,324 companies currently active
@PriceIntel
These are just the acquisition companies
@PriceIntel
Asked Founders/Executives
@PriceIntel
What’s most important?
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%
More logos Making more money per
customer
Keeping customers around
longer
%oftotalcompanies
C-Level/Founder Growth Preferences
N = 1,432 SaaS companies, +/- 2.19% MoE at 95% level
@PriceIntel
What’s most important?
N = 1,218 SaaS companies, +/- 2.61% MoE at 95% level
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%
Acquisition Monetization Retention
%oftotalcompanies
C-Level/Founder Spend Their Time
@PriceIntel
If we improve each lever by the same amount,
which lever causes the most growth?
@PriceIntel
Impact of improving each
growth lever
3.32%
0%
5%
10%
15%
Acquisition Monetization Retention
%impactonthebottomline
Impact of improving each lever by 1%
N = 578 SaaS companies, +/- 2.89% MoE at 95% level
@PriceIntel
Impact of improving each
growth lever
3.32%
6.71%
0%
5%
10%
15%
Acquisition Monetization Retention
%impactonthebottomline
Impact of improving each lever by 1%
N = 578 SaaS companies, +/- 2.89% MoE at 95% level
@PriceIntel
Impact of improving each
growth lever
3.32%
12.70%
6.71%
0%
5%
10%
15%
Acquisition Monetization Retention
%impactonthebottomline
Impact of improving each lever by 1%
N = 578 SaaS companies, +/- 2.89% MoE at 95% level
@PriceIntel
Improving retention and monetization has 2-4x
the impact of focusing on acquisition.
@PriceIntel
What we find important
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%
More logos Making more money per
customer
Keeping customers around
longer
%oftotalcompanies
C-Level/Founder Growth Preferences
N = 1,432 SaaS companies
@PriceIntel
What works for growth
3.32%
12.70%
6.71%
0%
5%
10%
15%
Acquisition Monetization Retention
%impactonthebottomline
Impact of improving each lever by 1%
N = Data from 512 companies
@PriceIntel
This should be scary.
@PriceIntel
Everything aligns to the customer
Point of Conversion
Drive Customer #1
Offer Product #1
Offer Product #2
Drive Customer #2
Drive Customer #3
Offer Product #3
Justify price #1
Justify price #2
Justify price #3
@PriceIntel
How do we fix our monetization?
@PriceIntel
Two ways to better monetization
• Quantify your buyer personas
• Implement a customer development process
@PriceIntel
Persona-Product Fit
Table Stakes Tony
• Valued features:
• SFDC Integration
• Chrome extension
• Least valued features
• Analytics
• API access
• WTP = ~$10/month
• CAC = ~$22
• LTV: $160
Advanced Arnie
• Valued features:
• Analytics
• API Access
• Least valued features
• Chrome extension
• Premium support
• WTP = ~$25/month
• CAC = ~$56
• LTV: $325
@PriceIntel
If you don’t know who you’re driving to your
product, how do you know what build?
@PriceIntel
Let’s walk through an example…
@PriceIntel
ProfitWell
@PriceIntel
The Cancel-Shah Product Model
@PriceIntel
“Oh you’re like….”
@PriceIntel
“Oh you’re like….”
37 Other
Competitors
(we know about)
@PriceIntel
Persona-Product Fit
Startup Steve
• Valued features:
•
•
• Least valued features
•
•
• WTP = ~$/month
• CAC = ~$
• LTV: $
Miderprise Marty
• Valued features:
•
•
• Least valued features
•
•
• WTP = ~$/month
• CAC = ~$
• LTV: $
@PriceIntel
Go to the customer!
@PriceIntel
For the love of God. Talk to your customer.
@PriceIntel
Great. How do we do that?
@PriceIntel
1
2
3
Your Process at a High Level
Buyer Personas
and Design
1
Data Collection
And Segmentation
2
Data Consolidation
And Analysis
3
@PriceIntel
Persona-Product Fit
Startup Steve
• Valued features:
•
•
• Least valued features
•
•
• WTP = ~$/month
• CAC = ~$
• LTV: $
Miderprise Marty
• Valued features:
•
•
• Least valued features
•
•
• WTP = ~$/month
• CAC = ~$
• LTV: $
@PriceIntel
Experimental Design
@PriceIntel
What type of info do we want?
• Demographic Information
– How often do you look at your metrics? Team size? Revenue?...
• Feature/Packaging Information
– Which metrics? What features? Value props?...
• Pricing Information
– How much are they willing to pay? What frequency do they want to
pay?...
@PriceIntel
Relative Preference Analysis
Statistical methodology to measure
preferences for features, intention,
and value propositions
Your Customer Development Toolkit
Price Sensitivity Analysis
Proven model for gauging customer’s
willingness to pay and price sensitivity
Experimental Design
Properly segmenting and breaking down the data.
How do we ask the questions?
@PriceIntel
What do people value?
@PriceIntel
“Please rank the following
features on a scale of 1 to 10…”
0 0.2 0.4 0.6 0.8 1
Accuracy of your metrics
Actionability from your metrics
Beautiful Design
Depth of your metrics
@PriceIntel
@PriceIntel
What do your customers
value the most?
More on: Relative Preference Analysis
@PriceIntel
What do your customers
value the most?
More on: Relative Preference Analysis
@PriceIntel
What do your customers
value the most?
More on: Relative Preference Analysis
@PriceIntel
Your Experimental Design
More on: Relative Preference Analysis
Main Category
Support
• Phone
• Live Chat
• Email
• …
@PriceIntel
Your Experimental Design
More on: Relative Preference Analysis
Main Category
Support
• Phone
• Live Chat
• Email
• …
Data in
Integrations
Metric Types
Data out
Integrations
Action Tools
@PriceIntel
Your Experimental Design
More on: Relative Preference Analysis
Main Category
Support
• Phone
• Live Chat
• Email
• …
Data in
Integrations
Metric Types
Data out
Integrations
Action Tools
All Demographics and Personas
@PriceIntel
Persona-Product Fit
Startup Steve
• Valued features:
• Price
• Design
• Least valued features
• Actionabiltiy
• Depth
• WTP = ~$/month
• CAC = ~$
• LTV: $
Miderprise Marty
• Valued features:
• Accuracy
• Uptime
• Least valued features
• Price
• Design
• WTP = ~$/month
• CAC = ~$
• LTV: $
@PriceIntel
Relative Preference Analysis
Statistical methodology to measure
preferences for features, intention,
and value propositions
Your Customer Development Toolkit
Price Sensitivity Analysis
Proven model for gauging customer’s
willingness to pay and price sensitivity
Experimental Design
Properly segmenting and breaking down the data.
How do we ask the questions?
@PriceIntel
How much are they willing to pay?
@PriceIntel
Basic Plus Premium
$49 $149 $299
I only have one cool
feature.
The same cool feature. Yup, same one.
Oh! You can only get
this here.
Well…and here.
Huzzah! I’m the plan
with absolutely
everything.
@PriceIntel
• At what (monthly) price point does [PRODUCT] become too
expensive that you’d never consider purchasing it?
• At what (monthly) price point does [PRODUCT] start to
become expensive, but you’d still consider purchasing it?
• At what (monthly) price point does [PRODUCT] a really good
deal?
• At what (monthly) price point does [PRODUCT] too cheap that
you question the quality of it?
More on: Relative Price Sensitivity Meter
How much are your
customers willing to pay?
@PriceIntel
How much are your
customers willing to pay?
More on: Relative Price Sensitivity Meter
@PriceIntel
WTP for SaaS Metrics
$0
$50
$100
$150
$200
$250
$300
$0 - $50k $51k - $100k $101k - $250k $251k - $500k $501k+
WTP
Size of Company (MRR)
WTP for a SaaS Metrics Solution
N = 234 companies
@PriceIntel
Persona-Product Fit
Startup Steve
• Valued features:
• Price
• Design
• Least valued features
• Actionabiltiy
• Depth
• WTP = ~$50/month
• CAC = ~$
• LTV: $
Miderprise Marty
• Valued features:
• Accuracy
• Uptime
• Least valued features
• Price
• Design
• WTP = ~$150-250/month
• CAC = ~$
• LTV: $
@PriceIntel
Persona-Product Fit
Startup Steve
• Valued features:
• Price
• Design
• Least valued features
• Actionabiltiy
• Depth
• WTP = ~$50/month
• CAC = ~$500-600
• LTV: $600
Miderprise Marty
• Valued features:
• Accuracy
• Uptime
• Least valued features
• Price
• Design
• WTP = ~$150-250/month
• CAC = ~$3000
• LTV: $1500
@PriceIntel
WTP for Churn Recovery
$0
$500
$1,000
$1,500
$2,000
$2,500
$3,000
$3,500
$4,000
$4,500
$0 - $50k $51k - $100k $101k - $250k $251k - $500k $501k+
WTP
Size of Company (MRR)
WTP for a Recovering Churn
N = 234 companies
@PriceIntel
WTP for Rev Rec
$0
$500
$1,000
$1,500
$2,000
$2,500
$3,000
$3,500
$0 - $50k $51k - $100k $101k - $250k $251k - $500k $501k+
WTP
Size of Company (MRR)
WTP for a Revenue Recognition
N = 234 companies
@PriceIntel
A good entry point
Low CAC with
constant value
Creates the
Requirement
Path to Share
of Wallet
ProfitWell
Financial metrics for the subscription economy
100% accurate
SaaS metrics for
free integrating 1-
click with your
billing system
Central fulcrum to
cust success,
sales, finance,
marketing e-team,
and rest of
stakeholders
Allows interface to
clearly point to
problems and
reinforce value of
paid add-ons
@PriceIntel
Our current monetization path
ProfitWell
Financial metrics for the subscription economy
Retain Rec Revenue
Delinquent credit
card recovery
through email, in-
app snippet, and
optimization
Algorithmically
solved 2-3 days of
work amongst
accounting and
finance team
@PriceIntel
12 hours total.
@PriceIntel
12 hours total. $2089.
@PriceIntel
Implement a pricing process
@PriceIntel
Need to evaluate every 3 months and make
changes every 6 months.
@PriceIntel
Changing Your Pricing
Customer/Market Research
Communication
Plan
Week:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Impact
Analysis
Customer Advisory
Panel
Implement
Changes
Step:
@PriceIntel
Your Pricing Committee
Main Decision Maker
(could be a member of the committee, as well)
Main Coordinator Typically in Product or Marketing
Product Leadership Corp Dev/Finance
Sales Leadership Marketing Leadership
@PriceIntel
Monetization matters.
@PriceIntel
Building a company is getting harder;
make it easier on yourself.
@PriceIntel
http://www.priceintelligently.com/bos
Patrick@priceintelligently.com
@PriceIntel

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  • 1. Why a pricing company gives away free software BoS 2016 @PriceIntel
  • 3. Building product is getting harder, not easier…and it’s going to increase in difficulty. @PriceIntel
  • 4. The age of throwing shit against the wall and seeing what sticks is over. @PriceIntel
  • 5. Who in the world are you? @PriceIntel
  • 6. Happy customers big and small ProfitWell SaaS pricing software and tech enabled services Free financial metrics for subscription businesses @PriceIntel
  • 7. We’ve seen inside more software companies than anyone else on the planet. @PriceIntel
  • 8. The market is becoming saturated. @PriceIntel
  • 9. Our world is more competitive, making switching costs easier. @PriceIntel
  • 10. Competition is growing N = 289 SaaS companies, +/- 3.44% MoE at 95% level 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 5 Years Ago 3 Years Ago 1 Year Ago Today #ofCompetitors How many competitors did you have during the following periods? @PriceIntel
  • 11. Competition is here 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 0 to 2 3 to 5 6 to 10 11+ %ofRespondents How many competitors do you current have? (Companies around for less than 1 year) N = 547 software companies @PriceIntel
  • 12. The relative value of features is declining, making a race to the bottom for feature based pricing. @PriceIntel
  • 13. “Differentiation” isn’t what is used to be… N = Varies by line, but minimum of 10,000 customer respondents per line 0% 25% 50% 75% 100% 125% 4 Years Ago 3 Years Ago 2 Years Ago 1 Year Ago Today WTPas%ofWTP4YearsAgo Willingness to pay over time relative to WTP 4 years ago Core Features Single Sign On Integrations Analytics @PriceIntel
  • 14. CAC is increasing over time. @PriceIntel
  • 15. Acquiring a customer is getting pricier N = Varies by line, but minimum of 453 companies per data point -25% 0% 25% 50% 75% 4 Years Ago 3 Years Ago 2 Years Ago 1 Year Ago Today CACas%ofCAC4YearsAgo Blended CAC relative to four years ago B2B B2C @PriceIntel
  • 16. “Good”, “Customer driven” product is becoming exceptionally more important @PriceIntel
  • 17. We’re really ill equipped for the transition. @PriceIntel
  • 18. We don’t really know our buyers @PriceIntel
  • 19. Buyer Personas Table Stakes Tony • Valued features: • SFDC Integration • Chrome extension • Least valued features • Analytics • API access • WTP = ~$10/month • CAC = ~$22 • LTV: $160 Advanced Arnie • Valued features: • Analytics • API Access • Least valued features • Chrome extension • Premium support • WTP = ~$25/month • CAC = ~$56 • LTV: $325 @PriceIntel
  • 20. We don’t know our buyers that well 0% 25% 50% 75% 100% Thought about them Central document Quantified buyer personas %ofRespondents Which single category best describes your buyer personas? N = 1,647 software companies @PriceIntel
  • 21. We don’t do a lot of cust dev conversations 0% 25% 50% 75% 100% Less than 10 11 to 25 26 to 50 51+ %ofRespondents # of cust dev conversations How many cust dev conversations are you having per month? N = 1,647 software companies @PriceIntel
  • 22. We don’t send any cust dev surveys 0% 25% 50% 75% 100% 0 1 2 3+ %ofRespondents # of cust dev surveys How many cust dev surveys are you sending each month? N = 1,647 software companies @PriceIntel
  • 23. We aren’t truly testing that much 0% 25% 50% 75% 100% 0 1 to 3 4 to 10 11+ %ofRespondents # of tests/experiments How many tests or experiments are you running each month? N = 1,647 software companies @PriceIntel
  • 24. We’re obsessed with acquisition. @PriceIntel
  • 25. Looked at 25,679 blog posts. @PriceIntel
  • 26. We love talking about acquisition 0% 25% 50% 75% 100% Acquisition Monetization Retention %oftotalarticles Category of growth articles written from 2014 to 2106 N = 25,679 blog posts written between 2014 to 2016 @PriceIntel
  • 27. Looked at 6,324 B2B companies @PriceIntel
  • 28. We love building for acquisition 0% 25% 50% 75% 100% Acquisition Monetization Retention %oftotalcompanies Category of B2B SaaS companies N = 6,324 companies currently active @PriceIntel
  • 29. These are just the acquisition companies @PriceIntel
  • 31. What’s most important? 0% 25% 50% 75% 100% More logos Making more money per customer Keeping customers around longer %oftotalcompanies C-Level/Founder Growth Preferences N = 1,432 SaaS companies, +/- 2.19% MoE at 95% level @PriceIntel
  • 32. What’s most important? N = 1,218 SaaS companies, +/- 2.61% MoE at 95% level 0% 25% 50% 75% 100% Acquisition Monetization Retention %oftotalcompanies C-Level/Founder Spend Their Time @PriceIntel
  • 33. If we improve each lever by the same amount, which lever causes the most growth? @PriceIntel
  • 34. Impact of improving each growth lever 3.32% 0% 5% 10% 15% Acquisition Monetization Retention %impactonthebottomline Impact of improving each lever by 1% N = 578 SaaS companies, +/- 2.89% MoE at 95% level @PriceIntel
  • 35. Impact of improving each growth lever 3.32% 6.71% 0% 5% 10% 15% Acquisition Monetization Retention %impactonthebottomline Impact of improving each lever by 1% N = 578 SaaS companies, +/- 2.89% MoE at 95% level @PriceIntel
  • 36. Impact of improving each growth lever 3.32% 12.70% 6.71% 0% 5% 10% 15% Acquisition Monetization Retention %impactonthebottomline Impact of improving each lever by 1% N = 578 SaaS companies, +/- 2.89% MoE at 95% level @PriceIntel
  • 37. Improving retention and monetization has 2-4x the impact of focusing on acquisition. @PriceIntel
  • 38. What we find important 0% 25% 50% 75% 100% More logos Making more money per customer Keeping customers around longer %oftotalcompanies C-Level/Founder Growth Preferences N = 1,432 SaaS companies @PriceIntel
  • 39. What works for growth 3.32% 12.70% 6.71% 0% 5% 10% 15% Acquisition Monetization Retention %impactonthebottomline Impact of improving each lever by 1% N = Data from 512 companies @PriceIntel
  • 40. This should be scary. @PriceIntel
  • 41. Everything aligns to the customer Point of Conversion Drive Customer #1 Offer Product #1 Offer Product #2 Drive Customer #2 Drive Customer #3 Offer Product #3 Justify price #1 Justify price #2 Justify price #3 @PriceIntel
  • 42. How do we fix our monetization? @PriceIntel
  • 43. Two ways to better monetization • Quantify your buyer personas • Implement a customer development process @PriceIntel
  • 44. Persona-Product Fit Table Stakes Tony • Valued features: • SFDC Integration • Chrome extension • Least valued features • Analytics • API access • WTP = ~$10/month • CAC = ~$22 • LTV: $160 Advanced Arnie • Valued features: • Analytics • API Access • Least valued features • Chrome extension • Premium support • WTP = ~$25/month • CAC = ~$56 • LTV: $325 @PriceIntel
  • 45. If you don’t know who you’re driving to your product, how do you know what build? @PriceIntel
  • 46. Let’s walk through an example… @PriceIntel
  • 48. The Cancel-Shah Product Model @PriceIntel
  • 50. “Oh you’re like….” 37 Other Competitors (we know about) @PriceIntel
  • 51. Persona-Product Fit Startup Steve • Valued features: • • • Least valued features • • • WTP = ~$/month • CAC = ~$ • LTV: $ Miderprise Marty • Valued features: • • • Least valued features • • • WTP = ~$/month • CAC = ~$ • LTV: $ @PriceIntel
  • 52. Go to the customer! @PriceIntel
  • 53. For the love of God. Talk to your customer. @PriceIntel
  • 54. Great. How do we do that? @PriceIntel
  • 55. 1 2 3 Your Process at a High Level Buyer Personas and Design 1 Data Collection And Segmentation 2 Data Consolidation And Analysis 3 @PriceIntel
  • 56. Persona-Product Fit Startup Steve • Valued features: • • • Least valued features • • • WTP = ~$/month • CAC = ~$ • LTV: $ Miderprise Marty • Valued features: • • • Least valued features • • • WTP = ~$/month • CAC = ~$ • LTV: $ @PriceIntel
  • 58. What type of info do we want? • Demographic Information – How often do you look at your metrics? Team size? Revenue?... • Feature/Packaging Information – Which metrics? What features? Value props?... • Pricing Information – How much are they willing to pay? What frequency do they want to pay?... @PriceIntel
  • 59. Relative Preference Analysis Statistical methodology to measure preferences for features, intention, and value propositions Your Customer Development Toolkit Price Sensitivity Analysis Proven model for gauging customer’s willingness to pay and price sensitivity Experimental Design Properly segmenting and breaking down the data. How do we ask the questions? @PriceIntel
  • 60. What do people value? @PriceIntel
  • 61. “Please rank the following features on a scale of 1 to 10…” 0 0.2 0.4 0.6 0.8 1 Accuracy of your metrics Actionability from your metrics Beautiful Design Depth of your metrics @PriceIntel
  • 63. What do your customers value the most? More on: Relative Preference Analysis @PriceIntel
  • 64. What do your customers value the most? More on: Relative Preference Analysis @PriceIntel
  • 65. What do your customers value the most? More on: Relative Preference Analysis @PriceIntel
  • 66. Your Experimental Design More on: Relative Preference Analysis Main Category Support • Phone • Live Chat • Email • … @PriceIntel
  • 67. Your Experimental Design More on: Relative Preference Analysis Main Category Support • Phone • Live Chat • Email • … Data in Integrations Metric Types Data out Integrations Action Tools @PriceIntel
  • 68. Your Experimental Design More on: Relative Preference Analysis Main Category Support • Phone • Live Chat • Email • … Data in Integrations Metric Types Data out Integrations Action Tools All Demographics and Personas @PriceIntel
  • 69. Persona-Product Fit Startup Steve • Valued features: • Price • Design • Least valued features • Actionabiltiy • Depth • WTP = ~$/month • CAC = ~$ • LTV: $ Miderprise Marty • Valued features: • Accuracy • Uptime • Least valued features • Price • Design • WTP = ~$/month • CAC = ~$ • LTV: $ @PriceIntel
  • 70. Relative Preference Analysis Statistical methodology to measure preferences for features, intention, and value propositions Your Customer Development Toolkit Price Sensitivity Analysis Proven model for gauging customer’s willingness to pay and price sensitivity Experimental Design Properly segmenting and breaking down the data. How do we ask the questions? @PriceIntel
  • 71. How much are they willing to pay? @PriceIntel
  • 72. Basic Plus Premium $49 $149 $299 I only have one cool feature. The same cool feature. Yup, same one. Oh! You can only get this here. Well…and here. Huzzah! I’m the plan with absolutely everything. @PriceIntel
  • 73. • At what (monthly) price point does [PRODUCT] become too expensive that you’d never consider purchasing it? • At what (monthly) price point does [PRODUCT] start to become expensive, but you’d still consider purchasing it? • At what (monthly) price point does [PRODUCT] a really good deal? • At what (monthly) price point does [PRODUCT] too cheap that you question the quality of it? More on: Relative Price Sensitivity Meter How much are your customers willing to pay? @PriceIntel
  • 74. How much are your customers willing to pay? More on: Relative Price Sensitivity Meter @PriceIntel
  • 75. WTP for SaaS Metrics $0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $0 - $50k $51k - $100k $101k - $250k $251k - $500k $501k+ WTP Size of Company (MRR) WTP for a SaaS Metrics Solution N = 234 companies @PriceIntel
  • 76. Persona-Product Fit Startup Steve • Valued features: • Price • Design • Least valued features • Actionabiltiy • Depth • WTP = ~$50/month • CAC = ~$ • LTV: $ Miderprise Marty • Valued features: • Accuracy • Uptime • Least valued features • Price • Design • WTP = ~$150-250/month • CAC = ~$ • LTV: $ @PriceIntel
  • 77. Persona-Product Fit Startup Steve • Valued features: • Price • Design • Least valued features • Actionabiltiy • Depth • WTP = ~$50/month • CAC = ~$500-600 • LTV: $600 Miderprise Marty • Valued features: • Accuracy • Uptime • Least valued features • Price • Design • WTP = ~$150-250/month • CAC = ~$3000 • LTV: $1500 @PriceIntel
  • 78. WTP for Churn Recovery $0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $0 - $50k $51k - $100k $101k - $250k $251k - $500k $501k+ WTP Size of Company (MRR) WTP for a Recovering Churn N = 234 companies @PriceIntel
  • 79. WTP for Rev Rec $0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $0 - $50k $51k - $100k $101k - $250k $251k - $500k $501k+ WTP Size of Company (MRR) WTP for a Revenue Recognition N = 234 companies @PriceIntel
  • 80. A good entry point Low CAC with constant value Creates the Requirement Path to Share of Wallet ProfitWell Financial metrics for the subscription economy 100% accurate SaaS metrics for free integrating 1- click with your billing system Central fulcrum to cust success, sales, finance, marketing e-team, and rest of stakeholders Allows interface to clearly point to problems and reinforce value of paid add-ons @PriceIntel
  • 81. Our current monetization path ProfitWell Financial metrics for the subscription economy Retain Rec Revenue Delinquent credit card recovery through email, in- app snippet, and optimization Algorithmically solved 2-3 days of work amongst accounting and finance team @PriceIntel
  • 83. 12 hours total. $2089. @PriceIntel
  • 84. Implement a pricing process @PriceIntel
  • 85. Need to evaluate every 3 months and make changes every 6 months. @PriceIntel
  • 86. Changing Your Pricing Customer/Market Research Communication Plan Week: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Impact Analysis Customer Advisory Panel Implement Changes Step: @PriceIntel
  • 87. Your Pricing Committee Main Decision Maker (could be a member of the committee, as well) Main Coordinator Typically in Product or Marketing Product Leadership Corp Dev/Finance Sales Leadership Marketing Leadership @PriceIntel
  • 89. Building a company is getting harder; make it easier on yourself. @PriceIntel

Editor's Notes

  1. If you can’t differentiate your features and value, how can you expect your customers to pick the right plan for their needs?