Spreading Good Cheer Through Subscriptions This Holiday Season

That time of year is approaching, when sleigh bells are rung, dreidels spun—and retailers look forward to making their revenue numbers for the year.  For retailers and shoppers alike, the holiday season officially kicks off on Black Friday followed by Cyber Monday, an even more popular shopping day. Last year, 67...

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Protect Your Revenue With Gateway Failover

You rely on your payment gateway for business success. Without it, you simply can’t accept payments from customers. Unfortunately, all gateways at one time or another experience outages and performance issues. Across Recurly’s supported gateways, we’ve documented an average of 40 performance issues per year. With downtimes up to several...

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Event Recap: SUBTA’s Recur Conference

Last week, the Subscription Trade Association (SUBTA) hosted several hundred attendees in downtown Chicago for their annual Recur Conference. Recur brings together new Direct-to-Consumer (D2C) subscription businesses, industry veterans, and subscription vendors for three days of learning and networking. With nods to all six segments of the subscription industry, the event...

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GoCardless Partnership Provides Additional Global Payment Options

Recurly is pleased to announce a new partnership with GoCardless, the leading global fintech for recurring payments, which will allow our customers to provide additional payment options to their subscribers and prospects. These new bank debit options include SEPA (Eurozone) and Bacs (UK), along with ACH (USA). More than 30%...

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Event Recap: Foundermade’s Consumer Discovery Show

Last Wednesday, Oct. 16th, Recurly attended Foundermade’s Consumer Discovery Show West. This show had its origins as a networking event which eventually evolved into an annual conference that hundreds of breakthrough brands attend in order to showcase their products and their expertise in growing a small business.  This year saw...

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It's Here! Recurly's API v3 is Now Available

Hello fellow subscription billing enthusiasts! It is my pleasure to share with you fantastic news of Recurly's API v3. The API is now available to everyone! Read on for a brief history of the API, its newest features, and links to our new Developer Portal and client libraries! Recurly API...

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Join Recurly at Recur Conference October 20th-22nd

Recurly is heading to Chicago in a few weeks to attend Recur, powered by the Subscription Trade Association. In its second year, Recur is a leading direct-to-consumer conference dedicated to subscription commerce. The conference is a great opportunity for subscription box, eCommerce, membership, media, digital, and SaaS subscription businesses to learn...

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Accelerating E-Commerce Growth With Subscriptions

According to McKinsey, subscription e-commerce has grown 100% a year over the last five years. Savvy e-commerce companies are taking full advantage of the subscription model—predictable revenue and deep customer relationships—to gain a competitive advantage and accelerate growth. You too can capitalize on this incredible growth by adding subscriptions as a...

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Recurly API v3 Brings New Offerings to Our Developer Community

At Recurly, Christmas is arriving early this year and the winds of change are in the air.  Specifically, we are pleased to announce the imminent launch of Recurly API version 3, a next-generation API built upon Open API 3, and featuring JSON as the first class transfer format. Additionally, we...

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A Subscription Box Company Working to Empower Women: With Help From Recurly and Shopify

The first subscription box service appeared in 2004. Called The Sampler, if offered samples of products from independent, web-based artists and shops. Various other boxes emerged soon-after. Early successes include Quarterly, Birchbox, NatureBox, and BarkBox (Recurly is proud to count the latter two as customers!). Over the years, subscription boxes have evolved...

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