How Headless Commerce Can Help Subscription Businesses Win

In a space as dynamic as ecommerce, it's easy for buzzwords like "conversational AI" and "omnichannel" to steal the limelight, even if few ecommerce experts can precisely define them. The term headless commerce has recently emerged as the "next new thing," and like most new things, it's not yet fully...

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Going Global with Recurly: Alternative Payment Methods and Taxes

Most well-known subscription businesses, like FabFitFun and Twitch, debuted initially in the US. Only after spending years growing and perfecting their business model did these companies enter markets outside the US, recognizing the potential of international expansion to fuel growth. Take Netflix, for instance: earlier this year, the...

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How Direct-to-Consumer Brands Can Leverage Subscription Gifting

Consumers are spending differently due to a myriad of effects stemming from the ongoing global pandemic. This year’s holiday shopping and gift-giving season is sure to feel the impact of these changes in consumer behavior. Is this the year that Black Friday loses its importance and Cyber Monday takes its place as...

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Thinking of Building Your Own Subscription Billing Solution? Read This First

There's no shortage of benefits for companies that decide to adopt a subscription business model: lower customer acquisition costs, better customer retention, and a more predictable revenue revenue stream, just to name a few.  But even after you’ve decided to focus on a recurring revenue model, the game's not over....

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How Digiday and Other Publishers Grow Their Subscriber Bases During Uncertain Times

In 2020, we’ve seen a remarkable period of transition. According to some estimates, the COVID-19 pandemic will mean “most major economies will lose at least 2.4% of the value of their gross domestic product) throughout 2020.” In the U.S. alone, that equates to some $3.5 trillion dollars lost—just like that....

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The Impact of the Global Pandemic on the Subscription Economy

COVID-19 has taken the world by storm, changing our day-to-day existence in ways we could have never imagined. Back in March, when the pandemic hit the U.S. in full force, many consumers reacted by emptying store shelves of basic necessities including canned goods and toilet paper. Many people, not knowing...

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Teaming Up with Avalara to Make Streaming Taxes More Streamlined

It’s no secret that streaming services have completely changed the way many Americans consume media. For years, consumers have been shifting away from purchasing one-off movies, shows, and songs — or getting most of their entertainment from a cable TV package — and instead subscribing to services like Netflix and...

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Back to School with Recurly: Introducing Learning Paths

In developing Recurly, we strive to solve real problems with a comprehensive solution, but without sacrificing ease of use. That said, we’re aware that implementing a new billing system can be challenging, whether you’re new to subscription billing software or are switching to Recurly from another solution. In today’s fast-paced...

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Snowflake + Recurly: A Match Made in the Cloud

It’s no secret that companies of all sizes and in every industry consider data a must-have. If you’re able to take full advantage of the data you have on hand, you can gain deeper insights into the state of the business, make better decisions at a faster clip, and increase...

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Refresh Cards Anytime with Account Updater Support for American Express

There are many ways Recurly helps subscription businesses recover revenue after a transaction fails. There’s the sophisticated Revenue Optimization Engine, which powers our custom retry strategy, as well as Recurly’s customizable dunning, which makes it easy to automatically reach out to subscribers with on-brand messaging on an optimal cadence. All...

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