Subscriber growth? The answer is in payments

Welcome back to Subscriptions Weekly–a recap of the most relevant industry content. This time, we review the importance of finance solutions and fraud management for subscription businesses and how you can find growth opportunities in payments. Additionally, we check on GPT-4 updates and new products with Duolingo and Quora.  Tough...

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Revenue recognition in subscription-based business models: The role of contract modifications & incremental expenses

While subscribers are happy to have options to customize their subscription plans, subscription businesses must learn how to handle the impact of contract modifications and incremental expenses. When subscription contracts are straightforward, revenue recognition often runs smoothly. But when there is a need to account for contract modifications like an...

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Revenue recognition in subscription bundles & discounts

Revenue recognition specifies how and when businesses should recognize revenue and the associated costs over the life of the subscriber’s contract. The ASC 606 revenue recognition standard guides companies on how to account for revenue.  While the revenue recognition model may seem simple, it’s a more complex task in...

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A look into The State of Subscriptions: The evolving economy

The subscription industry has changed, and it will continue to evolve in response to the changing climate of the economy and subscriber preferences:  Complexity in maturity: As the industry matures, competition, commoditization, and more factors arise that complicate the existing subscription infrastructure. Simple subscription plans have transformed into variable plans...

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Is SaaS billing software the right solution for you?

Subscription management and recurring billing platforms are key to Software as a Service (SaaS) companies for several reasons: they provide an automated mechanism for billing and revenue collection, offer flexibility in pricing models, and provide robust analytics and reporting, enabling companies to gain valuable insights into customer behavior and preferences....

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Recession-proof subscriptions: Focus on retention

Grab a coffee and take a moment to read what’s going on in the fascinating world of subscriptions. In this edition, we dive deeper into the acquisition and retention challenges companies face in the minds of recession–and how to face them. Additionally, we check on the record-breaking BJ’s Wholesale Club...

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Understanding subscriber churn

Churn–it’s the most coveted topic for all businesses, especially businesses that rely on the recurring revenue of subscribers. To understand churn–what it is, why it matters, how to calculate it, and how to minimize it–is to fully understand what your subscription business needs to grow faster, smarter, and stronger. While...

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Five revenue recognition examples for subscription billing

From software companies to streaming companies to box of the month subscriptions, recognizing revenue is a key aspect of business compliance that demands careful consideration. The revenue recognition landscape can be challenging to navigate; however, it is essential for both financial transparency and strategic decision-making. In this blog article, we’ll...

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A CMO’s guide to The State of Subscriptions

As we embark on another year of subscriptions, a fresh outlook on marketing is mandatory. Consumers are conducting their annual evaluations of their subscriptions, and they are deciding if your subscription service is still worth the money. Whether you’re a streaming media subscription business or a SaaS recurring revenue service,...

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Payments as a powerful subscription growth strategy

Welcome back to Subscriptions Weekly! Insights, news, and great content from the subscription industry–all in one place.  In this issue, we review the payment and growth strategies subscription businesses must follow to scale in 2023. We check on the Q4 2022 earnings from Amazon Prime and Warner Bros. Discovery, Netflix’s...

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