What to consider when choosing revenue recognition software

Subscription revenue recognition continues to bring new challenges for businesses. The consumer demand for diverse monetization and pricing models creates a greater need for accounting automation to comply with complex revenue recognition standards, like ASC-606 or IFRS-15. While many companies set out to develop a revenue recognition solution, this extensive...

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Subscribers want APMs and personalization, plus news from Spotify

A new Subscriptions Weekly issue is here! This one is all about the importance of payments and personalization in customer retention strategies and how brands can increase their offered value to ensure growth in challenging economic times.  Understanding the importance of subscriptions for modern retailing Personalization, convenience, and cost-effectiveness have...

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A look into The State of Subscriptions: Offer customization to increase customer LTV

Now more than ever, consumers crave experiences and products that are catered to their preferences. They want to be able to customize everything from the product or service to payment methods to the frequency at which they receive their goods. In the subscription industry, there are innumerable opportunities to allow...

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Introducing app management: Cross-platform visibility comes to Recurly

With a portion of our customers’ subscriptions initiated on their websites and the rest in the Apple App Store or Google Play, they only have half the picture of business performance. At Recurly, we understand how critical subscription analytics are, so we set out to solve this problem. Introducing app...

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Recurring subscriptions: What you need to know

The subscription-based business model continues to rise in popularity, helping companies to find new revenue streams and cultivate long-term customer relationships. While economic pressures usually drive purchase decisions and customer behaviors, the demand for recurring products and services proves that subscriptions are the future of consumerism. In fact, the subscription...

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What makes a subscription service essential? Plus news from Netflix, Snapchat+ & Apple

Welcome back to Subscriptions Weekly! In this edition, we review how subscription brands can avoid becoming non-essential–and share 35 tips from marketing experts. We dive deeper into the U.S. consumer habits for video streaming, share news from Netflix and Snapchat’s quarterly earnings, and check on Apple’s new feature for in-app...

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Most businesses lack cross-platform subscription analytics–here’s why you need it

Increasingly, consumers are signing up for subscription products and services through app stores hosted by Apple and Google. In fact, over 50% of subscriptions were initiated through merchants’ apps hosted on either the Apple App Store or Google Play last year. While we all love seeing continued growth for subscription...

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The quick-start guide to alternative payment methods for subscriptions

Imagine this: A shopper wants to purchase your subscription, but their preferred online payment method is a card in their mobile wallet and it isn’t available at your checkout. Broken experiences like this can stop online transactions as some customers would drop the whole checkout process if they have to...

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Subscription success: Retention, payments & content

Welcome back to Subscriptions Weekly! In this issue, we review why subscription companies must pivot to retention strategies for the rest of 2023 and how they can turn payments into strategic assets. We also dive deeper into Max’s new branding and YouTube and Twitter Blue benefits to subscribers. As the...

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Register for our upcoming live demo: Streamline subscription management

Have you ever wondered what the Recurly platform is like? Well, here’s your chance: a live demo of the Recurly platform is happening on April 20th.  Our speakers–also known as Recurly experts–will walk you through Recurly from the perspective of five common pain points that our platform will help you...

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