Who is more customer-centric: B2C product managers or B2B product managers?

Product Management Unpacked

finds interesting differences between how B2B (business-to-business) and B2C (business-to-consumer) product managers approach product management, especially as it relates to customer research. Instead, B2C product managers rely much more on the product use session recordings.

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What’s the Difference Between a B2C vs a B2B Product Manager?

The Product Coalition

Transitioning from a B2C to a B2B Product Management role is not easy. Here are five key differences between these two roles. Continue reading on Product Coalition ». b2b-products career-change product-management b2c-products technology

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Differences between B2B and B2C products

The Product Coalition

Having had experience developing and launching B2B and B2C products, it made me think about the differences between these two different product categories. #1 Whereas B2C products cannot be customized for your 100+ or 10000+ end customer base. On the other hand, B2C products need to be so intuitive as to have minimum to null onscreen support. B2C products on the other hand do not require dedicated hand-holding. product b2b enterprise-sales customization b2c

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The Role of Data Analytics in B2B vs B2C Product Management

Izenda

In B2C organizations, product managers can use an internal BI tool to collect, visualize, and analyze their most valuable resource – customer data. In turn, B2C companies can focus on creating a better user experience. For both B2B and B2C product managers, data analytics can open up new pathways to increased users, more revenue, and better decision-making. B2C companies tend to have more customers than B2B. For Product Managers B2B b2c product management

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The biggest thing funding does to a B2C startup

NextBigWhat

Well, the biggest thing funding can do to a B2C startup is not just hiring talent or spending on customer acquisition, but on managing support. Let’s just accept that customers… The post The biggest thing funding does to a B2C startup appeared first on NextBigWhat. Product Management

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4 Great Strategies for B2C Lead Generation

AB Tasty

This article was originally posted on AB Tasty as 4 Great Strategies for B2C Lead Generation. All businesses rely on attracting new customers, but appealing to the modern consumer has become increasingly difficult. Having a data-driven. Read more. Lead Generation

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Why Product Planning for B2B should be different than B2C

The Product Coalition

Customer Insights In a successful B2C product, you have (hopefully) millions of customers. Relationship With Sales Teams Often in B2C, there isn’t a large direct sales team. Conclusion If you’re trying to apply product management best practice to your role, or you’re looking to make a switch between B2B and B2C products, you should keep these differences in mind. b2b b2c product product-management

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Lessons Learned in 33 Years in the Software Industry

bpma ProductHub

This year, Business of Software Conference USA is in Boston,… Product Marketing Community Product Management Resources Feedback research Usability Design Communication Innovation Product Strategy B2B B2C SoftwareSeth Godin on Making Software Seth Godin spoke at Business of Software Conference USA last year to share some of the many lessons that he has learned in his 33 years in the software industry. You can watch the talk or read a transcript here.

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5 Things I Learned During The Transition From B2B to B2C

The Product Coalition

3 years ago I decided it’s time for me to leave my product role in a large B2B software company and start my own B2C startup called Missbeez. I would like to share with you some of the insights of my journey so far and the key differences between leading a B2B product and a B2C one. Switching sides to B2C, and suddenly the decision maker is the user himself. said Number 6 and couldn’t be more wrong… As your B2C product grows, your customers become nothing but numbers.

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Later’s Farhan Virji on adapting B2C support strategies for B2B teams

Inside Intercom

On the surface, B2B customer support issues might look quite different from those of B2C. But despite these differences, Farhan Virji , VP of Customer Happiness at Later , believes that there is actually quite a lot that B2B support teams can learn from their B2C colleagues.

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Is consolidation of B2B, B2C, and B2E apps a good idea?

The Product Coalition

When it comes to a business mobile app implementation based on one among B2C, B2E, and B2B or all three of them, which is the best strategy between treating them separately and together? An app created for B2E interaction will barely have anything common to serve the purpose of B2C interaction. The shared user experience isn’t the mere benefit of merging B2E, B2B, and B2C into a single platform. Is consolidation of B2B, B2C, and B2E apps a good idea?

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Insider Tips on Running Double-Sided Marketplaces

Mind the Product

Product Development Process Product Strategy B2B B2C Brisbane double-sided marketplace Interview Marketplace marketplace products marketplaces multi-sided marketplace ProductTank Roundtable

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What B2B Can Learn from B2C Companies About Customer Satisfaction

TSIA

Here’s a look at what the world of B2B (business-to-business) can learn about improving customer survey response rates from B2C (business-to-consumer) companies For Services organizations, capturing crucial Voice of the Customer (VoC) data can be a challenge.

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Dispelling 3 myths stopping B2B Product Managers using B2C product research tactics?—?Terem…

The Product Coalition

Dispelling 3 myths stopping B2B Product Managers using B2C product research tactics Product Managers of Business-to-Business (B2B) products keep telling me that “the tactics consumer product companies use just aren’t relevant for us in customer development”. The techniques and tactics used by B2C companies to rapidly gain data to do customer development on new products and features are relevant right now, and only getting more relevant each day.

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How I got my job in Product: Ashley Fidler, CPO

Mind the Product

This area has a special blend of pure product, operations and tech that doesn’t seem to be as prominent in the B2C world. Enterprise product, especially in machine learning, is more of a hybrid role than B2C product roles seem to be.

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How B2C companies are using live chat to drive sales and offer a personalized customer experience

Inside Intercom

The post How B2C companies are using live chat to drive sales and offer a personalized customer experience appeared first on Inside Intercom. For online businesses, customer experience is king. It can be pretty simple if you listen to what your customers want, which usually boils down to a personalized, quick and low friction experience. Channels like live chat and self-service are highly preferred when it comes to customers getting answers to their questions.

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4 Great Strategies for B2C Lead Generation

AB Tasty

This article was originally posted on AB Tasty as 4 Great Strategies for B2C Lead Generation. All businesses rely on attracting new customers. But, appealing to the modern consumer has become increasingly difficult. Lead generation needs to be personalized, innovative and focused on providing value to your target audience. It’s about cultivating a relationship with people that gradually convinces them that your product or service is exactly what they’ve been looking […].

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Harnessing Culture & Using Data To Build Value For Your Business | Sarah McVittie | BoS 2019

Business of Software Conference

In this talk from BoS Europe 2019, Sarah discusses why Dressipi started as a B2C play but the data it collected on customers has a much higher value to fashion retailers as it enables them to forecast demand more effectively and reduce their unsold inventory. .

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productboard recognized on the 2020 Enterprise Tech 30

ProductBoard

Private enterprise tech companies are driving business growth and innovation globally, but unlike public companies or their B2C counterparts, it can be difficult to tell which have real momentum and business potential.

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4 common cash flow problems and how to fix them

TradeGecko

Regardless of whether you’re a B2B wholesaler or a B2C merchant, maintaining a healthy cash flow is essential to running a successful business and building the foundations you need to grow over time. Without adequate forecasting, cash flow problems can creep up unexpectedly even for highly profitable businesses. Business Growth Productivity

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A Guide to Boosting Lead Generation With SEO

AB Tasty

As I mentioned in a previous article on B2C […]. There are several elements that go into creating a successful marketing plan for our digital era—with two important tactics being lead generation and SEO. Lead generation is the process of cultivating an interest in your business to build an ongoing list of potential clients (or ‘leads’). This article was originally posted on AB Tasty as A Guide to Boosting Lead Generation With SEO. Conversion Optimization

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Product Retention: How Your Go-to-Market Approach Impacts Churn

ProductCraft

B2C companies like Handy and Uber, for example, had amazing sign-on deals to acquire new customers. Retention is a key factor that can make or break a SaaS business, especially during an economic downturn. In the early 2010s, we all saw the risks of paying a lot upfront.

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“Software eating the world” creates a growing need to educate product managers.

Product Management Unpacked

When I started in product management in the mid-1980s, most product managers were hired to work in traditional B2C businesses, which is where the idea of product management originated. Product managers were difficult to hire even when the need for talent was coming more specifically from enterprise and B2C software and technology companies. Digital transformation impacts almost everything, so the demand for product management continues to increase – every day.

The Struggles of the B2B Software Product Manager

ProductCraft

Being the product manager of a B2B (aka enterprise) product may not seem all that glamorous when compared to B2C. While everyone is talking about the coolest Pinterest, Uber, and Airbnb features, the work of an enterprise software PM is rarely considered “sexy.” ” What are the intricacies and complexities of this “underdog” B2B PM world? Read more » The post The Struggles of the B2B Software Product Manager appeared first on ProductCraft by Pendo.

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The State of Customer Experience Report – CX statistics to help you move in the right direction

Usersnap

We pivoted the data to compare trends of B2B companies versus B2C, highlighting the companies with established CX practices and strategies. The ownership of CX differs in B2B and B2C business models. Especially if you’re B2C.

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Introducing: Office Hours

Innovatemap

B2B, B2C and D2C SaaS startup founders with a product in market are encouraged to apply. We believe digital products should be marketable, valuable and useable.

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4 Content Gating Takeaways From Leading Experts

DemandMatrix

While content gating is a common content marketing gimmick in both B2B and B2C, how can you build a strategy that sets yours apart? Content gating is considered to be an essential lead generation activity. While most marketers struggle with the usual questions ranging from- ‘How best to present their content’ to ‘How much of it should be gated or given away freely’, the most important factor to actually consider is the end goal.

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4 Content Gating Takeaways from the Experts (at Magento, HubSpot, Yext and QASymphony)

DemandMatrix

While content gating is a common content marketing gimmick in both B2B and B2C, how can you build a strategy that sets yours apart? Content gating is considered to be an essential lead generation activity. While most marketers struggle with the usual questions ranging from- ‘How best to present their content’ to ‘How much of it should be gated or given away freely’, the most important factor to actually consider is the end goal.

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ONE THING Contest! Product Vision MadLibs

Product Culture

Events Two talks, both free on March 11: I'll be joining a panel of product and design experts on “Designing Breakthrough B2C and B2B Products” at the Nova Summit. A fun way to develop your product vision is to hold a MadLibs game.

Tales from the Marketplace by Ivan Gadeschi

Mind the Product

The first is a “happy path”: a functional, relatively straightforward beeline that runs straight from the business to the consumer (B2C). Ivan Gadeschi is a product management professional who works as Head of Product for temporary job agency Syft. Over time, Ivan has navigated a variety of uneven marketplaces with great skill and tact. He often faces challenges in business-to-business markets, so he has created a set of simple but effective solutions to use in this environment.

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3 Tiers of Customer Value in the Product Management Maturity Model

Proficientz

This is where B2B and B2C product management completely diverge. Your product management maturity model isn’t so much about what your team can do. It’s what your team can do for the customer.

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Customer care in a crisis: How support teams are navigating shifts in volume, wait times, and CSAT

Inside Intercom

” To find out, we surveyed 400 support managers, directors, and executives across both B2B and B2C and affected industries like media, healthcare, and technology. According to our research, 54% of B2B support teams are seeing increased volume, along with 45% of B2C support teams.

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My AMA on NextBigWhat

Arpit Rai

What’s the difference between product management in B2B/SaaS and B2C? To be honest, I haven’t worked in the B2C sector. Following are some of the differences I can think of: Customer Research: B2B PMs tend to speak with customers a LOT more than B2C customers. B2B or B2C and why?

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The Importance of Market Segmentation

The Product Bistro

This is particularly true for B2B, as often in the B2C world, the sheer volume of transactions and analytics that can be extracted and modeled makes the job more straightforward. One of the core responsibilities of Marketing in an organization is to effectively define and track the marketing segments. This is far more than just an academic exercise, but is essential to many other key tasks within a company. Segmentation is crucial to effective pricing strategies.

Get Fired Up for Pulse Everywhere 2021

Gainsight

For B2C companies, customer experience centers have seen support calls substantially increase and a need to invest more in CX and Support. There is a growing war for consumer attention that both B2C and B2B businesses face.

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Our Product Design Journey: How We Discovered Air Quality Data Wasn’t Enough

The Product Coalition

and so our B2C product design journey began. The realization that we needed to look beyond the data we provide in order to successfully capture our B2C audience has been an essential point of learning at BreezoMeter.

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Empower Product Teams with Product Outcomes, Not Business Outcomes

Product Talk

For another example, let’s imagine a product team working on a B2C subscription product. I’m excited to add Hope Gurion as an official author on Product Talk. She has guest posted here before and has worked with me for years.

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The “Soft” Side of Tech and Field Support

TSIA

It’s fairly safe to say that meeting the expectations of today’s customer, whether B2B or B2C, requires robust hard and soft skills You may have heard the saying “You hire people for their technical skills and fire them for their soft skills.” ” There are a number of variations of this quote, but all revolve around the issue of hard vs. soft skills.

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Harnessing Culture & Using Data To Build Value For Your Business | Sarah McVittie | BoS 2019

Business of Software Conference

In this talk from BoS Europe 2019, Sarah discusses why Dressipi started as a B2C play but the data it collected on customers has a much higher value to fashion retailers as it enables them to forecast demand more effectively and reduce their unsold inventory. Sarah McVittie // Dressipi.

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Workplace of the Future: The Impact of Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and Related Technologies

TSIA

B2B and B2C use cases for AR/VR. I recently had the privilege of hosting a panel discussion at the UCLA Anderson School of Business on the topics of augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), mixed reality (XR). My amazing panelists were Steve Redmond, former CEO of 8i, Dan Burton, CEO of DroneBase, and Derek Belch, CEO of Strivr Labs who have a wealth of learning and experience in these areas. Here’s the video recording and transcript of our discussion.

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