Adobe’s legal woes, Apple’s BNPL shuts down, and YouTube’s VPN crackdown

Welcome back to Subscriptions Weekly! The FTC and DOJ are taking on Adobe for allegedly making it a nightmare to cancel subscriptions—turns out those sneaky tactics might be illegal! Meanwhile, Apple is pulling the plug on its "Buy Now, Pay Later" feature, but don't worry, they’ve got new flexible payment...

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European subscription market thrives, new ownership trends, Spotify's new premium tier, and strategic price hikes

Welcome back to Subscriptions Weekly! First up, the European subscription market is thriving, even with tight budgets and rising prices. A whopping 60% of Brits would jump on more subscriptions if they could afford it. Subscriptions are transforming how we view ownership itself. Spotify is rolling out an extra-premium tier...

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Turning engagement into revenue, zillennials are game changers, Spotify’s price hike, CTV insights & e-bike subscriptions

Welcome back to Subscriptions Weekly! We've got the inside scoop on how to convert subscriber engagement into revenue with just a single click. Dive into Recurly's game-changing lifecycle engagement tool, powered by Redfast. Now, let's talk about the digital dynamos of tomorrow: Zillennials. These trendsetters blend Gen Z's tech-savviness with...

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How to drive growth and loyalty through the subscriber engagement lifecycle

The subscriber engagement lifecycle is crucial in today's competitive consumer subscription business landscape. Gartner says the customer experience “drives over two-thirds of customer loyalty, outperforming brand and price combined.” It encompasses the entire journey a customer undertakes from the moment they sign up for a subscription to the point...

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Apple News+ soars, BNPL takes over, Verizon streams big & Prime delights with Grubhub goodies

Welcome back to Subscriptions Weekly! Apple News+ subscriptions are soaring like never before, leaving top publishers in the dust. NerdWallet's latest report reveals that nearly 25% of Americans are jumping on the BNPL bandwagon, making it the second most-used credit payment method. Verizon is on a mission to revolutionize your...

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Unlock CFO insights and B2B SaaS trends. Global partnerships, and Alexa’s news subscription

Welcome back to Subscriptions Weekly! Ready to dive into the world of subscriptions, growth, partnerships, and tech upgrades? Buckle up, because Recurly's got the scoop on all the latest happenings. Guy Meyers has all the insights CFOs need to thrive in the subscription industry.  Our new CMO, Lina Tonk, discusses...

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The critical payment experience in consumer subscriptions

As payments become a crucial part of the customer experience, optimizing your payment experience is key to maintaining backend efficiency and a strategic imperative to foster trust, reduce churn, and unlock unprecedented growth. Forrester Principal Analyst Lily Varon, Recurly CPO Jonas Flodh, and Recurly CMO Lina Tonk came together to...

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The power of ‌great payment experiences, Scentbird's sensational scents, and Netflix's ad-supported triumph

Welcome back to Subscriptions Weekly! In this issue, we're diving deep into why the payment experience matters more than you think! It's not just about the transaction; it's about the entire consumer journey. As proud partners of brands like Scentbird, we're thrilled to share a detailed exploration of their perfume...

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AI & subscriber churn: Mastering recurring payments

It’s no surprise that payments are crucial in delivering seamless subscription experiences. From payment alternatives to local currencies, businesses continuously work to improve their checkout and recurring payment experience. And now, new technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can certainly boost these efforts. During AI & churn:...

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Spotify's lyric lockdown, The Atlantic's subscription offer, and Southeast Asia's subscription boom

Welcome back to Subscriptions Weekly! Spotify has quietly slipped lyrics behind a paywall–it seems like they're nudging free users towards those coveted premium subscriptions. The Atlantic is shaking things up by reaching out to college students with a new subscription deal. It's their first crack at something like this, and...

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