So Many Ways to Participate in Boulder Startup Week

Boulder Startup Week (BSW) is in its 10th year. This free, five-day event celebrates the unique startup community in Boulder, Colorado. It’s also a celebration of entrepreneurship and a way to support a common goal: to imagine and bring to life exciting, valuable, and successful companies. This year’s event will...

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Visit Recurly at Subscription Summit May 29th-31st

Recurly is heading to New Orleans in May for Subscription Summit. This conference, held May 29-31, 2019, is one of the first conferences devoted exclusively to the subscription commerce industry. The event seeks to connect today’s industry leaders, innovators, and partners who are driving the rapid evolution of how consumers...

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Silicon Valley Bank Meetup Recap: Discussing Trends in Subscription Commerce

On Wednesday evening of last week, Silicon Valley Bank hosted a lively meetup with Recurly at the Bank’s San Francisco office. The event was attended by a highly-engaged group of subscription commerce companies gathered to discuss best practices and the growth of the hybrid model. Recurly’s...

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Strategies for Improving the Subscriber Checkout Experience

We’ve all been there: waiting in line at the grocery store with one item behind someone with twenty. It’s frustrating. The checkout process in e-commerce can be frustrating too, and subscription businesses should do all they can to optimize and streamline this process for their subscribers. Why? Because eliminating friction...

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Why Recurly Includes Ruby on Rails in Our Development Framework

Although the Ruby on Rails framework has been around since the mid 2000’s, it’s never ceased to evolve, develop, and mature. Recurly’s use of this technology is no different. Since 2010 and Rails 2.3.2 we've made great use of David Heinemeier Hansson's baby by putting it through its paces. Planet...

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Making of a Campaign: Multiple Gateways

The content we develop at Recurly is intended to be educational, useful, and approachable. We use campaigns to promote this content, which typically comes in the form of a digital book full of insights, knowledge, and tips for building a subscription business. As brand designers, our role is to work...

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Silicon Valley Bank + Recurly Meet Up

Subscription commerce is booming. Savvy companies are reaping the rewards: high rates of predictable, recurring revenue combined with a competitive and sustainable business model. Join Recurly and our partner Silicon Valley Bank for a discussion on the latest evolution in subscriptions: hybrid commerce. Discover innovative ways to test and deliver new...

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Tailor Brands and Recurly Deliver a World of Powerful Branding

Tailor Brands was founded on the belief that powerful branding should be accessible to everyone, regardless of skill level, background in design, or budget size. The company describes its platform as the world’s first automated branding agency—providing AI-software that creates unique brand identities and elements on the spot. Based in...

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Strategies to Understand Decline-Rate Data and Reduce Involuntary Churn

In our previous blog post, we summarized the common decline reasons for failed transactions and the messages that the gateway delivers. We also talked about Recurly’s Revenue Optimization Engine which helps recover failed transactions. In this blog, we want to discuss some strategies that subscription businesses can utilize to avoid payment...

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Capturing Value and Managing Change in API Ecosystems

In today’s fast-moving world, software platforms are in a constant state of evolution, and their associated Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) must move along in lock step. Changes and updates often include the launch of new features, in addition to squashed bugs, performance improvements, and security enhancements. As such, it is...

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