Recurly API v2.6 and Lower: Deprecation and End of Life

Please note: This blog has been updated to reflect that Recurly’s API v2.6 will sunset rather than reach end of life. The text below has been updated to reflect this change.  In March, we discussed how Recurly approaches the maintenance of our API, including changes, updates, performance improvements and other essentials...

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Efficient Billing for Subscription Shipping Fees

Subscription businesses selling physical goods fall into four main categories: subscription boxes with a curated selection of productssubscription boxes for replenishment of frequently used productsInternet of Things (IoT) subscriptions related to ‘smart’ devicessubscriptions that include both digital and physical goods, which is known as a  In the latter case, the...

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Recurly Boulder: Part of a Vibrant Startup Community

This year marks the 10th Anniversary of Boulder Startup Week (BSW) which celebrates the unique startup community in Boulder, Colorado. Over 340 events with over 811 speakers were held across 57 venues around Boulder over the week of May 13th. The week-long event was an opportunity for Recurlians to get...

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PSD2 and Strong Customer Authentication: What You Need to Know

Updated November 2020 with new enforcement dates and link to 3DS 2.0 Integration Guide As discussed in a previous blog on this topic, the Payment Services Directive 2 (PSD2) is a new European Economic Area (EEA) regulation which will go into effect on December 31, 2020 (enforcement by the...

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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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