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).
Willingness to pay (WTP) is one of the most abused terms in pricing work. Lazy consultants use it as a proxy for value. It is not. Market researchers think of it as something to be measured. Pricing strategists look for ways to shape WTP through marketing segmentation, value communication and a pricing model that connects price to value.