AIMS360 decided to try another approach. The company started by segmenting their customers based on needs, driven in large part by the size of their business. They realized they had roughly four different sizes of customer: Visionary, Emerging, Designer, and Luxury. “We’re in the fashion industry, so we gave them interesting names,” explains Kohan. “Visionary is for people who are just getting started, they have a vision, but not much business yet. You can enter your styles, you can do some invoicing, you are starting on the right foot.” “Emerging is for companies that are doing well enough that they are basically outgrowing Excel and QuickBooks and ready to kind of rock and roll.” “Then we move on to Designer, which is for people who are up and running, but they’re not yet a big brand. Maybe they’re doing a million dollars of volume, maybe they’re doing $2 million, they’re doing Instagram, they’re doing Shopify, they’re selling to some boutiques, maybe one or two department stores.” “And finally, Luxury is for enterprise clients who haven’t developed their own in-house corporate system.” Based on these categories, AIMS360 began pre-packaging their services in bundles that would be appropriate for each size — and create a natural upsell path for companies as they grow with higher tiers having higher pricing to capture the additional services provided. For example, when making an offer to a customer, AIMS360 will ask how many Shopify connections the company has. “There might be a company that has 20 different stores on Shopify, 20 different domains because they have different stuff that they sell on the different brand names in Shopify and they’re all different stores,” says Kohan. “We limit how many stores you can have on a Designer plan; if you have too many, we bump you up to Luxury.” And these plans and the prices aren’t set in stone. The company continually tweaks the packages to adjust to the marketplace and their customers’ needs. What about customers who bought during the old, bespoke days? Some are grandfathered in, while others are converted. “People who are on the old plans, we leave them on the old plans. Fortunately this is handled perfectly by Zuora, our subscription management platform,” says Kohan. If someone on an old plan wants to change or upgrade, they have to choose one of the new plans. As customers grow, the idea is that most, if not all, will end up on the new plans that will best suit their needs.