Bundling Vs. Unbundling

Bundling is the process of combining multiple products or services within a unique offering. Unbundling is the opposite; it consists of taking one part of an offering (often the most valuable) and provide it as a stand-alone product and service at a more reasonable price. Bundling is usually effective as an expansion strategy, as more products and services are added. Unbundling instead works well as a market entry strategy. The newcomer can take only the part of an incumbent offering, break it apart, and offer that as a lower-priced alternative to quickly gain traction.

bundling
Bundling is a business process where a series of blocks in a value chain are grouped to lock in consumers as the bundler takes advantage of its distribution network to limit competition and gain market shares in adjacent markets. This is a distribution-driven strategy where incumbents take advantage of their leading position.
unbundling
Unbundling is a business process where a series of products or blocks inside a value chain is broken down to provide better value by removing the parts of the value chain that are less valuable to consumers and keep those that in a period in time consumers value the most.
market-entry-strategies
An entry strategy is a way an organization can access a market based on its structure. The entry strategy will highly depend on the definition of potential customers in that market and whether those are ready to get value from your potential offering. It alls starts by developing your smallest viable market.
entry-strategies-startups
When entering the market, as a startup you can use different approaches. Some of them can be based on the product, distribution or value. A product approach, takes existing alternatives and it offers only the most valuable part of that product. A distribution approach, cuts out intermediaries from the market. A value approach offers only the most valuable part of the experience.

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