Object-To-Object E-commerce

from the business-model-day dept

I guess today is micropayment business model day. Following on the penny-a-page business model idea we just posted, here’s news that Accenture (should I call them Andersen Consulting, just to piss them off?) is working on systems to let objects make micropayments between each other. The idea is that more things could be offered using a service pricing model – where people pay based on exactly how much they use the product. An example is pricing car insurance based on how many miles you drive (or how fast you drive). Again, I’m not sure how well this would work. It seems that many people like the stability of flat-rate pricing for many things. Variable, use-based pricing tends to stress people out, and make them less likely to use the services being offered.

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