International Expansion and Recurly

These days, any e-commerce offering has international potential: if customers from other nations are able to complete their purchase, the business is operating “globally.” But there’s much more that a subscription business can and should do to foster and grow its international market. Supporting international currencies and payment methods, and...

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Credit Invoices Help Support Streamlined, Accurate Billing and Accounting

On the surface, subscription billing may appear straightforward: just bill the same amount each billing cycle. The reality is that the subscriber lifecycle can involve a number of complex billing scenarios such as upgrades, downgrades, adding or removing additional products, changing quantities, or any combination of these billing events—each of...

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GDPR in the EU and How It Impacts Subscription Businesses

The European Union has released a new compliance standard titled the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which will go into effect on May 25, 2018. It imposes new rules and regulations regarding data privacy that impact all subscription businesses using Recurly which operate in the EU, along with US-based merchants with...

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Pause Subscriptions to Minimize Voluntary Churn and Maximize Revenue

In either fixed or indefinite pause scenarios, you have the option to resume subscriptions  manually before the end of the pause term, at the subscriber’s request. Streamlined billing When subscribers request to pause their subscription, the subscription remains active until they reach the end of their current billing period, at which...

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Increase Customer Retention and Expand Globally With New Multilingual Emails

Global marketing involves more than simply selling a product in other countries. You need to speak to subscribers in their preferred language and ensure that their experience signing up and paying for your subscription product or service is streamlined and optimized. Recurly is pleased to announce support for 11 different...

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Subscription Commerce Best Practices: Highlights From SUBCOM East

The best way to learn about subscription billing best practices are from some of the people who helped establish them. SUBCOM provides that opportunity. I had the great fortune to hear about various subscription challenges and their clever solutions from folks who work at Rent the Runway, Pandora, ZipCar, Adobe, Match.com,...

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Minimize Churn, Maximize Revenue: a New E-Book From Recurly

Churn is a key metric in subscription commerce, tracked closely by the most specialized Box of the Month businesses to multi-million-dollar enterprise SaaS companies. This is because even slight differences in churn rates can have a significant impact on revenue growth. Understanding how to minimize churn and increase subscriber retention...

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Predicting Recurring Transaction Success

A few months ago, we laid out Recurly’s approach to optimizing subscription billing using machine learning. Today, we have a follow-up with more details about our approach, answers to common questions, and discussion about the improvements we’re gaining for our customers. When we set out to improve our invoice...

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Live Webinar: Reduce Churn and Maximize Subscription Revenue With Machine Learning

Subscription businesses can lose the happiest of subscribers because of involuntary churn. Even slight variations in churn can have a significant impact on revenue, so it’s critical to address involuntary churn—and now machine learning can help. Join our latest webinar and you’ll learn: The power of dynamic retry logic, to boost...

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How Recurly’s Flexible Platform Supports JW Player’s Revenue Growth

JW Player is an impressive company. It has developed into the world’s largest network independent video platform, used in 193 countries and powering 20 billion videos via two billion unique devices each month. That represents 900 million hours of video—or approximately five percent of all videos streamed online. Since 2013,...

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