Dunning for the Win: Merchant Initiated Transactions and PSD2

Much of our previous content, such as our most recent PSD2 blog and our SCA Integration Guide, has focused on Customer Initiated Transactions (CITs), which occur when the customer is “in-session” or otherwise present during the transaction flow. In the subscription commerce world, CIT comes into play when someone first signs...

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The Latest Trends in E-Commerce Subscriptions

Sales of physical products in e-commerce are experiencing sustained growth. According to industry-expert, Mary Meeker, the market has experienced double-digit growth each year since 2008.   Because of the intensely competitive nature of e-commerce, businesses seek any advantage that might give them an edge over their competition. For example, some businesses...

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How Data Science Work Reveals Hidden Trends in Payment Success Rates

In a previous blog post, we outlined how Recurly uses machine learning in our Revenue Optimization Engine to predict transaction success and maximize your revenue. This unique Recurly technology is an example of how machine learning, if handled correctly, can be a powerful tool for preventing involuntary churn.  At Recurly,...

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New Recurly Research Illuminates Trends in Subscription E-Commerce

The subscription e-commerce market has continued to grow exponentially year after year. To take advantage of the many benefits the subscription model offers, it’s important to understand current trends in terms of product offerings, growth beyond recurring revenue, and plan structures.  The Recurly Research team set out to analyze these...

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A Deeper Dive Into 3-D Secure and Strong Customer Authentication

In this blog post, we’ll dive more deeply into the mechanics of 3-D Secure (3DS2) and Strong Customer Authorization (SCA), the two main—and related—requirements of the new PSD2 regulation. We’ll discuss the various parties and their interactions in order to provide higher-level context into where your subscription business fits into the...

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Recurly eBook: Gaining a Competitive Advantage Through Subscription Commerce

Did you know that 15% of online shoppers have signed up for one or more subscription services? Or that the subscription e-commerce market has grown by more than 100% every year over the past five years? In fact, this market generated more than $2.6 billion in sales recently, and 2019...

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Recurly API v2.6 and Lower: Deprecation and End of Life

Please note: This blog has been updated to reflect that Recurly’s API v2.6 will sunset rather than reach end of life. The text below has been updated to reflect this change.  In March, we discussed how Recurly approaches the maintenance of our API, including changes, updates, performance improvements and other essentials...

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Efficient Billing for Subscription Shipping Fees

Subscription businesses selling physical goods fall into four main categories: subscription boxes with a curated selection of productssubscription boxes for replenishment of frequently used productsInternet of Things (IoT) subscriptions related to ‘smart’ devicessubscriptions that include both digital and physical goods, which is known as a  In the latter case, the...

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Recurly Boulder: Part of a Vibrant Startup Community

This year marks the 10th Anniversary of Boulder Startup Week (BSW) which celebrates the unique startup community in Boulder, Colorado. Over 340 events with over 811 speakers were held across 57 venues around Boulder over the week of May 13th. The week-long event was an opportunity for Recurlians to get...

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PSD2 and Strong Customer Authentication: What You Need to Know

As discussed in a previous blog on this topic, the Payment Services Directive 2 (PSD2) is a new European Economic Area (EEA) regulation which will go into effect on September 14, 2019. This regulation impacts businesses whose acquirer is in the EEA and which are transacting online with customers...

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