Meaningful innovation is a community effort. As a contribution to the Vancouver innovation community Ibbaka is sponsoring a new meetup on value innovation and pricing. We will meet about four times a year in Vancouver and may have meetups in Victoria and Kelowna as well.
Primary research for B2B pricing requires a focus on how the offer creates value for different types of prospective customer and how the customers buy. It is important to combine surveys with interviews and to avoid confirmation bias. Direct questions about willingness to pay (WTP) give misleading results.
Ibbaka is a value-based pricing company. To do value-based pricing, one has to ask who the value is being created for. This impacts everything from product and services deign, to pricing to communication and sales strategy. A holistic view of value and stakeholders can transform how one thinks about pricing.
We see a lot of market segmentations in our work. Often these segmentations are the weakest part of the marketing plan. Many segmentations are limited to firmographic data and in some cases are simply a list of industry verticals. They are meant to find a market that fits the offer. Instead, we should segment based on emotional and economic value creation to build an offer that fits a market.