For the Love of Retail, This Valentine’s Day

Various statistics from the 2016 holiday season show that retailers’ holidays were bright, with strong sales both in-store and online. For example, a recent article from eMarketer highlighted data from Retail Metrics which showed overall holiday spending likely rose 4%. Similarly, retail consulting firm Conlumino’s data showed total holiday sales rose...

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Best Practices for API Integrations in Enterprise Systems

Application program interfaces—more commonly known as APIs—are increasingly important for building efficient business processes. This is because they allow developers to tailor systems to optimize business processes. They’re also a quantum leap from yesterday's enterprise software tools, which were built and delivered as-is and required endless customization to actually use...

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Redesigned Hosted Payment Pages Now Support Gift Cards

Recurly is pleased to announce two updates to our Hosted Payment Pages, coming on January 26th. Gift Cards Functionality for Hosted Pages To further support our gift card feature, Recurly has created a new hosted payment page that now allows your customers to easily purchase gift cards. Many of our...

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It’s a New Year – Are You Calculating CAC Correctly?

For subscription businesses, customer acquisition cost (CAC) is a key metric, the flip side to monthly recurring revenue. This is because it tells you how much each new customer, who generates that monthly revenue, cost to obtain. While essential, this metric and how you calculate it can be complicated. Get...

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How Recurly Calculates MRR: What Subscription Businesses Need to Know

If you bill on a recurring basis, you likely already know the importance of tracking Monthly Recurring Revenue (MRR). Recurly calculates this all-important subscription metric for your business as part of our Analytics offerings. While the MRR Analytics Report is the most viewed report in our product, it’s also the...

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Best Practice Guidelines for Year-End Closing the Books

For consumers and retailers, the end of the year means holiday shopping, parties, eating too much, and sleeping too little. For another segment of the population, the end of the year heralds another less festive activity: closing the books. An organization’s year-end closing procedures, the accuracy of the results and...

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Recurly for QuickBooks Online: Streamline Your Accounting Process

In order to give our customers access to best-in-class applications in both subscription billing and accounting, Recurly has integrated with QuickBooks Online. Our integration will give you the ability to accelerate your month-end close process, automate your revenue accounting flow, and eliminate manual processes. The QuickBooks brand is synonymous with...

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Tips for Minimizing Signup Friction When Using Credit Cards

In the world of subscription commerce, one key to success is providing a frictionless signup experience. Once prospects decide they’re ready to subscribe, you want to make sure that the process is as easy as it can be for them. Removing steps that aren’t necessary and ensuring that your signup...

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Announcing New Webhook for Dunning Notifications

Recurly is excited to announce a new dunning webhook notification. In subscription businesses, when a customer’s renewal payment fails, the customer enters the dunning process. Businesses using Recurly can use this webhook to receive information on customers in dunning, letting them manage, monitor and optimize their subscribers’ journeys through the...

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Old Media vs. New Media and the Digital Shift

When it comes to digital entertainment—video streaming and OTT—there are number of different ways to look at the market. There’s platforms and technology, advertising vs. subscription revenue, content (what it is and who’s producing it), trends, regulations, demographics…. The list goes on. One frequent narrative pits old-school cable and TV...

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