How Offering Alternate Payment Methods Provide a Competitive Edge

Every business competing in the market today seeks a competitive edge, and one way that subscription businesses gain this edge is by offering multiple payment options. Letting subscribers use their preferred payment method can increase conversions. And preferences differ. In the US and Canada, credit cards dominate ecommerce, but purchasers...

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Essential SaaS Benchmarks for a Competitive Advantage

The competition is coming. By 2020, eighty percent of SaaS players will move to a subscription-based model, which means your success strategies have to evolve—and that includes the all-important fundamental: how your subscriptions are structured. Your subscription pricing and plan structure have a profound impact on subscriber acquisition and retention. Do you...

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Revenue Optimization Engine’s New Machine Learning Model Improves Prediction Accuracy

In a previous blog post, we talked about how Recurly uses machine learning to optimize subscription billing for our customers and prevent involuntary churn. As part of our goal to help our customers maximize their subscription revenue, we introduced the Revenue Optimization Engine in 2018. When a recurring transaction fails, this...

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Annual SaaStr Event Recap

Last week, 12,500+ SaaS executives, founders, and venture capitalists came together for the SaaStr Annual 2019 event, the largest non-vendor SaaS conference on the planet. This year, we had a crew of Recurlians who attended, including myself. There were many noteworthy moments during the event. From a Technical Sales Engineer perspective, it...

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New Research Provides Insights on the SaaS industry

While many statistical trends apply to all subscription businesses, it’s important to also understand the unique challenges different subscription industries face. For example, how best to structure one’s product offerings, what discounts if any should be given to customers willing to commit long-term, and what role does pricing play? The...

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New Options for Recurly Sidebar Colors

Recently, Recurly’s Product, Engineering, and Design teams got together to take a fresh look at the Recurly app and consider what changes might delight our customers. Because we know that human beings enjoy having options, we now offer our customers the option to change the sidebar color of their Recurly...

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Account Hierarchy Enables Parent-Child Billing for Increased Efficiency

Subscription businesses in the B2B realm may have subscribers which are organized into different business entities—for example, a business with multiple locations, an enterprise with multiple business units, or a conglomerate with multiple subsidiaries. In order to bill these subscribers efficiently and accurately, they need to be able to define...

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The Value of Utilizing Multiple Payment Gateways

Subscription businesses that want to optimize their payment process and gain an edge over their competition should consider integrating with a second payment gateway. A second gateway can offer increased operational efficiencies along with a variety of other benefits. What are some of the advantages of having multiple gateways? Can...

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Preparing to Comply With New PSD2 Regulations

This blog will help Recurly customers understand the new PSD2 regulation, how it impacts them, and what they need to do to prepare. What does PSD2 require and when does it go into effect? PSD2 stands for Payment Services Directive 2 and is a new EU regulation going into effect...

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Visit Recurly at SaaStr, Feb. 5-7 in San Jose, CA

Are you attending the annual SaaStr event, the largest gathering in the world for B2B software? If so, do come visit us in booth #718! You can also schedule a meeting or personalized demo in advance—or, simply drop by to chat with one of our subscription experts. Follow this link to...

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