Data Alone Won't Cut It: The Power of Narrative in B2B Payments

Data Alone Won't Cut It: The Power of Narrative in B2B Payments

Data is everywhere. It’s the lifeblood of any business, especially in the B2B payments space. But data alone is not enough. You need to turn data into insights, and insights into stories. Stories that resonate with your customers, that show them how you can solve their problems, that make them feel valued and understood. 

But how do you do that? How do you use data analytics to tell better stories and provide more seamless experiences for your B2B customers? Here are some tips and best practices from the experts.

1) Understand your customers’ needs and preferences

To tell better stories that resonate with your audience, you must segment your customers based on relevant criteria and collect and analyze data from multiple sources. However, data alone isn't enough. You must also connect with your customers on a personal level by actively listening to their voices, empathizing with their emotions, and creating customer personas and journey maps to understand their needs. 

Investing in good UX research and usability testing can provide valuable qualitative insights into your customers' needs and pain points. By observing how customers interact with your product or service, you can identify areas for improvement and design solutions that better meet their needs. 

By combining quantitative and qualitative data and actively listening to your customers, you can create stories that truly resonate with them, achieve your business goals, and build long-lasting relationships with your customers.

2) Deliver hyper-personalization and tailored insights

One of the most significant challenges in the B2B world is using AI-generated insights to create actionable plans that human customers can confidently put into practice. This is where the power of UX writing comes in: it is the critical tool for turning insights and data into clear action plans that are easy to understand and act upon.

Effective UX writing involves crafting language that is concise, intuitive, and engaging, making every interaction with your brand a seamless experience for your customers. By using UX writing in conjunction with data analytics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning, you can create tailored insights that are not only actionable but also easily understandable for your human customers.

By prioritizing UX writing, you can ensure that your tailored insights are delivered in a way that feels natural and intuitive to your customers. This can help build trust and confidence in your brand, ultimately leading to increased customer satisfaction and loyalty.

In other words, UX writing is the key to bridging the gap between AI-generated insights and actionable human plans. By using this powerful tool, you can provide your B2B customers with the insights and guidance they need to take their business to the next level with confidence and ease.

3) Communicate through multiple channels and formats

The third step to telling better stories is to reach your customers through their preferred channels and formats. These various channels include email, web, mobile, social media, and video. Optimize your channels for speed, convenience, and security. Lastly, you can integrate your channels and provide a consistent and seamless experience across them.

It's not enough to rely on one communication channel alone. In addition to text, you should also use a variety of formats, including images, audio, and video. The format you choose should depend on your message, your audience, and your goals. Using multimedia and interactive elements will help you grab your customers' attention and engage with them. It's also important to use emotions and humor to connect with your customers and cultivate trust and loyalty.

4) Provide a frictionless experience beyond the transaction

The fourth and final step to telling better stories is to provide a frictionless experience for your customers beyond the transaction. You need to make the payment process as easy and convenient as possible, with minimal steps, errors, and delays. You need to offer multiple payment options, such as credit cards, bank transfers, digital wallets, and cryptocurrencies. You need to ensure the security and privacy of your customers’ data and transactions.

Completing a transaction is just the beginning. To truly win over and maintain customer loyalty, you must provide unwavering support and service. This means ensuring that your customers receive confirmation, receipt, invoice, tracking details, and an avenue for feedback. But don't stop there. Offer additional value by providing tips, advice, education, and rewards.

Building long-term relationships with your customers is key. By doing so, you can turn them into advocates and promoters of your brand. Don't miss out on the opportunity to create a lasting impression on your customers and leave them coming back for more.


Data analytics is a powerful tool to tell better stories and provide more seamless experiences for your B2B customers. But it’s not enough to just collect and analyze data. You need to use data to understand your customers, personalize your messages, communicate through multiple channels, and provide a frictionless experience beyond the transaction. You need to use data to create a world where you center the end-user on business payments. 

Good UX is good for business.