Understanding value & convenience, news from Peloton & Netflix

Welcome back to Subscriptions Weekly! In this issue, we review how generative Artificial intelligence solutions change the way businesses process payments–and how the future looks. We tell you more about Max and Peloton’s U.S. re-launch, why Netflix users are unhappy with the new password-sharing crackdown, and five subscription lessons for...

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A look into The State of Subscriptions: How to create the optimal acquisition environment

Successful subscriber acquisition means you have figured out which acquisition channels produce the most high-value subscribers for your business–an accomplishment that every recurring revenue business strives to achieve. To reach this state, a subscription brand must understand what attracts consumers to their business–is it the promotional offers? The free trial?...

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How to fight churn, boost customers' LTV, and never lose a subscriber

It's a big promise: "Never lose a subscriber." After all, isn't a churn rate of 0% impossible? Even in the best-case scenarios. Even if you've maxed out your customer loyalty programs, established an iron-clad payment method, and created a retention strategy that markets the best side of your business to...

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How are recurring payments processed?

Think back to the last time you signed up for a subscription with a well-known company like Paramount+, Speedo, or PupBox. It was likely a fast and easy process. You provided your payment details, and off you went. From there, you were automatically charged an agreed-upon amount on an annual...

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Revenue recognition software for Saas businesses

For a SaaS business model, revenue recognition is one of the most important accounting requirements; you often bill for services to be rendered far into the future, so the time that revenue is recognized can have a major impact on your quarterly and annual revenue models. In this article, we...

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Walmart+, Coinbase & The Washington Post boost acquisition & retention

Welcome back to Subscriptions Weekly! While economic pressures largely dictate consumer decisions and behaviors, subscription brands continue reinventing their offerings and increasing their value to accommodate their needs. In this edition, we review the latest strategies from leading companies as they seek to boost retention and how Walmart is set...

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Supercharging growth: Subscription trends & demands that drive revenue

The subscription economy continues to bloom–and as the industry thrives, the competition becomes more challenging every day. Understanding what it takes to sustainably accelerate subscriber and business growth is key to setting your business apart.  How can your brand stand out and become an industry leader? At Recurly, we are...

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How SoundCloud achieves global growth by delivering subscriber value

Accurate tax calculations and localised compliance are essential for subscription brands seeking global expansion. Although just one part of the expansion puzzle, neglecting these elements can create great challenges when scaling operations on an international level. Professionals in this space can find invaluable resources at the Vertex Exchange Europe 2023...

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Recurring revenue management software

The recurring revenue model has taken the business world by storm. According to Forbes, more than 90% of technology organizations are in the process of moving to this business model—or have plans to do so. However, only 55% consider themselves ready for the shift, which is likely far lower...

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The ultimate guide to recurring payment services

Recurring payment systems enable you to set up automatic billing cycles, ensuring customers are charged regularly without manual intervention–simplifying the payment process for both customers and the business. Automatic payment collection ensures reliable and secure payment processing, supports various payment alternatives, and offers subscription management and financial analysis tools. These...

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