Keeping subscribers engaged: Buy Now, Pay Later, Target’s premium membership & more

Welcome back to Subscriptions Weekly! We're prepping for the long weekend and retailers want you to spice up your closet without giving your wallet a workout. Target is all about upping its game to treat you like retail royalty by considering a premium membership program to compete with the big...

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New sports streaming subscription this fall, YouTube's 100M paid subscribers & more password sharing woes

Welcome back to Subscriptions Weekly! Have you heard the buzz? YouTube just hit a jaw-dropping milestone. For ‌sports enthusiasts, grab your snacks and get ready to cheer from the comfort of your couch. And those password-sharing… your parade might hit a speed bump. Meanwhile, Snapchat+ plans to keep everyone glued...

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Shoppable TV, gaming subscriptions, and the ink-soaked wonders of the innovative subscription realm

Welcome back to Subscriptions Weekly! This week, we’re turning our binge-watching sessions into ‌retail therapy. Companies are eyeing a bigger slice of the gaming revenue pie by bundling up their offerings. And did printing just get a subscription makeover? HP is leading the charge. Buckle up, because the landscape is...

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Key takeaways from 2024 State of Subscriptions: Industry benchmarks & trends

It’s hard out there. The new year brings new subscription challenges for global companies: spending is down, customer acquisition is challenging, personalization is now a necessity, and payments play a crucial role in the subscriber experience. As companies shift to retention, thorough benchmark and trend analysis are vital for success....

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Starting fresh: 2024 State of Subscriptions, in-app purchases & AI-driven products set the stage

Welcome back to Subscriptions Weekly! We're thrilled to bring you insights and updates from the world of payments and subscriptions. From industry reports to groundbreaking developments, the landscape is buzzing with activity, and Recurly is here to keep you in the loop. Recurly releases its 2024 State of Subscriptions report...

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Automation & tech stack are indispensable for subscription growth in 2024

Subscription services continue to prevail, and the importance of automation and a flexible technological infrastructure cannot be overstated. As companies work to meet the evolving needs of their customers, the role of advanced technology becomes crucial to improve retention. From onboarding to customized billing, payment processing, and plan management, the...

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Unlocking growth: The power of customer retention in subscriptions

Consumer purchasing power is directly affected by economic conditions, and this, in turn, influences how subscription services are perceived and valued. Grappling with the challenges of acquiring new subscribers and changing consumer preferences, businesses are reconsidering the long-term benefits of customer retention tactics.  The era of personalization Today’s consumers are...

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Turning subscriber experiences into a competitive advantage in 2024

In a market where subscription services continue to gain popularity, offering personalized experiences can set your business apart from competitors–becoming a unique selling point that attracts and retains customers in a landscape where differentiation is crucial. Over the last year, once-familiar concepts like pricing, payments, and personalization have gained newfound...

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2024 Trends and benchmarks for subscription businesses

The subscription model continues to experience major shifts in consumer behavior and expectations, where flexibility is not an option but a necessity–for both physical products and digital subscriptions. Additionally, as the global economy profoundly influences subscriber preferences, the key to sustainable growth lies in adapting to the latest trends in...

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Introducing built-in subscription benchmarks

Companies frequently ponder their performance metrics and wonder, "Is this good? How do we stack up against our competitors?" Understanding where you stand in the industry is crucial, and that's where benchmarks come into play.  Recurly is excited to introduce built-in benchmarks in our Reporting & Analytics. It allows...

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