Five Recurly.js enhancements to improve the mobile checkout experience

Customers have come to expect convenience, simplicity, and speed when completing activities online. This expectation is especially true when shopping and completing purchases on a mobile device. With cart abandonment rates for mobile devices topping 85% last year, and the average across device types at over 77%, merchants have an...

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How Effective is Your Dunning Strategy? Recurly Analytics Has the Answer.

As we have discussed in the first and second blog in this series, dunning is a key process for maximizing revenue, and Recurly offers flexible tools to help you develop and manage your dunning strategy. In particular, Recurly users can set: the length of their dunning cyclethe number and cadence of emails...

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Adyen + Recurly Helps Subscription Businesses Expand Globally

Subscription businesses that want to expand globally know they need to offer the payment methods that their prospects in different countries prefer. They need a gateway that can accept international currencies along with the a wide variety of payment methods global customers tend to use. For example, in Germany customers...

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Dunning Best Practices & How Recurly’s Dunning is Different

In today’s blog, we’re continuing our discussion about dunning. As a reminder, dunning is the process of communicating with customers (usually by email) to try to collect payments due. In effect, discussions about dunning are really discussions about these customer communications. In our last blog, we described how the dunning...

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Live Webinar: Choosing the Right Subscription Billing Platform

To meet the demands of a high-performing subscription business, the right billing platform is critical for rapid and sustained growth. Join us as we share the definitive checklist for subscription billing growth and success in this live, one-hour webinar.   Featured speaker: Robert Oswald, Evangelist Date & Time:  Wednesday, December 13,...

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How a Flexible Dunning Schedule Improves Transaction Success Rates

Subscriber churn is a key concern for subscription businesses. When subscribers leave, the business loses both current and future recurring revenue. Of course, some churn is “involuntary”—occurring as a result of a failed payment rather than a subscriber cancelling deliberately. This post describes how Recurly ensures that the dunning process...

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Subscription Commerce Trends for 2018

Subscription commerce is ever evolving. A few years ago, who would have expected Porsche to launch a subscription service? Or that monthly boxes of beauty samples or shaving supplies and OTT services would propel the subscription model to new heights? And how will these trends shape the subscription space going forward—and drive...

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How to Ensure That Price Changes Don’t Add Friction to the Subscriber Experience

In our previous post in this series, we discussed the importance of reducing the friction that occurs during the subscriber lifecycle in order to promote and support continued revenue growth. We focused on free trials as a way to reduce sign-up friction in that post.   But friction at sign-up...

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New Research on Subscriber Acquisition Methods and Results

Benchmark data is an invaluable resource. It can help businesses make better-informed decisions and provide an objective means to gauge business performance. Recurly has unique and valuable access to comprehensive data and metrics that can help subscription businesses make those critical decisions. Recently, we conducted a new analysis, assessing subscriber...

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New Billing Models for Changing Consumption Patterns

The success of the subscription model has altered the e-commerce landscape. Numerous new and innovative businesses in a variety of industries are launching every week, focusing on the subscription model to provide a better customer experience and build loyalty. As well, a number of notable, ‘traditional’ businesses have transitioned, in...

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