Willingness to pay is very sensitive to framing effects. One of the most important framing effects is the pricing metric. B2B SaaS companies can realize orders of magnitude changes in willingness to pay by changing their pricing metric. Pricing metrics can also be a powerful way to differentiate.
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).