It is time to shift from “growth at all cost” to “sustainable profitable growth,” or as we like to call it: “better growth.” To fight increasing sales cycles, lower win rates and decreasing NRR, packaging and pricing should be the first point on the agenda of your next board meeting, as the authors explain.
Stephan M. Liozu, Ph.D. (email@example.com), is the Founder of Value Innoruption Advisors, a consulting boutique specialized in value-based pricing, industrial pricing, digital and subscription-based pricing. He is also an Adjunct Professor & Research Fellow at the Case Western Research University Weatherhead School of Management. He is a Certified Pricing Professional (CPP), a Prosci® certified Change Manager, a certified Price-to- Win instructor, and a Strategyzer Business Model Innovation Coach.
Ultimately, nobody is in a better position to “get pricing right” than the marketer. And when a 1% shift in price can increase profits by 12% or more, businesses can’t afford to wait for a crisis to act. Marketers that invest in their pricing capabilities, who understand their customer’s relationship with the price, and who are clear in their objectives will find themselves able to make pricing decisions before a crisis hits, with confidence in the value of their offer, as the author explains.