There is a tension in service design between outcomes and experience. Given its roots in the design world, service design is often focussed on the experience. But in some cases the outcome is all that matters. In others, the experience is the outcome. This can complicate the pricing of services and new models are needed.
Pricing is often seen as a branch of the dismal science, a coldly analytical attempt to extract the maximum price from buyers. Good pricing practice is completely different from this stereotype. It factors in empathy and emotion and is deeply concerned about the value delivered to the customer (V2C).
Customer lifetime value (LTV or CLV) is a critical metric for many companies in the subscription economy. But before your LTV comes V2C (Value to Customer). Understanding how you will create value to your customers over time should come before estimates of LTV and LTV and V2C need to be kept aligned.