Deep Dives

Pricing Hardware and Hardware+Software Products – Part 3

Opportunities and Complexities in the Energy Industry. Introduction In the first part of this three-part Deep-Dive, we explored different pricing models available for Hardware and Hardware + Software Products. In the second part, we looked into the consumer value, the risks, and opportunities arising from the different hardware pricing models. To complete this Deep-Dive, this […]

Product Monetization Guide: The Pricing Model (vs Pricing Strategy)

Pricing is one of the most important features of your products, representing a significant part of how your customers interact with your company and products. With pricing strategies, pricing models include many elements that, when defined consistently, constitute the pricing of your products. I have already written a full article about pricing strategies called “Product […]

The dream of recurring revenue and the reality of subscription fatigue

Start looking at Recurrent Revenue with the eyes of your customers to avoid Subscription Fatigue: 3 major readjustments emerging in the subscription landscape From streaming services to fitness apps, we willingly hand over our credit cards, lured by the promise of seamless access and ongoing value. But what happens when the music stops and the […]

Tech and Product cuts in 2024 and why this is actually good for Product

As history repeats itself, we enter 2024 witnessing massive layoffs in product departments and product companies. Global companies such as Google (”hundreds” headcounts cut), Twitch (500 headcounts cut), Duolingo (10% of contractors), Instagram (60 headcounts cut), Amazon (”hundreds” headcounts cut), Discord (170 headcounts cut) as well as within more niche but still excellent companies such […]

Stop getting obsessed with your competitors’ prices, start being obsessed with your customers!

I know it might sound counterintuitive, but focusing on your competitors’ prices is the worst thing you can do to increase your revenue and margins. Stay with me, and I will show you the Double-Edged sword of pricing intelligence and how to use value-based pricing in red ocean markets. Focus on Your Customers, Not on […]

The Product Value Triangle®: Why Good PMs (Even Tech Ones) Cannot Shy Away from Monetization & Communication

One of the questions I hear most frequently is, “What should Product Managers do?” or “What is a part of a PM’s job/role?” or even “What are some must-have skills to become or grow as a PM?” Well, while the exact role may vary among different companies, there are some elements (or areas) that are […]

Amazon Prime is playing the Digital Shrinkflation

So, Amazon Prime is increasing prices… again! But this time, they’re playing a digital version of “shrinkflation.” Pretty much every audio and video streaming service has seen their prices rise this year, with Netflix, Disney, and Spotify all announcing double-digit increases to their subscription fees in the last few months. Yesterday, Amazon announced something similar, […]

How Disney+ is increasing prices by 38%, yet keeping the same price.

In the ongoing trend of digital and streaming services adjusting their prices, it is now Disney+’s turn to make changes. This demonstrates how inflation impacts pricing differently in each industry: Disney+ serves as a prime example, having recently announced double-digit percentage increases. To understand these changes, I will be focusing on the new pricing for […]

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