Best Practice: Automate the Revenue Recovery Process

Credit cards are an extremely convenient way to pay for online purchases. However, subscription businesses can face challenges in successfully completing recurring payments via credit cards. This is because after the initial payment at signup, various factors can cause the recurring payments to fail. The most effective way to repair...

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Cancellation vs. Churn: What’s the Difference and Why It Matters

Do you know what your subscriber churn rate is? How about the median churn rate for your industry? Do you know the difference between churn and cancellation? And perhaps most importantly, do you know what you can do to try to prevent a customer who has cancelled from churning? Our...

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“No Credit Card Required” -- Increase Sign-Ups With Cardless Free Trials

In marketing, making it as easy as possible for your prospects to test out your product or service can be a winning strategy. For subscription businesses, a free trial subscription is one way to do that. Customers get a taste of what you provide without having to commit to anything....

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Key Terms Related to Churn, Defined

“If you wish to converse with me, define your terms.”  ~ Voltaire Next week, we’ll be launching the first of several blog posts about data—specifically about how our customers can use their data in Recurly to improve and optimize their business. Our first post focuses on churn, which is always...

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Ditch Those Spreadsheets and Improve Revenue Recognition

In the best of circumstances, financial reporting can be a complicated and sometimes difficult task. Accuracy is critical but not always easy to achieve. Subscription-based businesses face added challenges in accurately recognizing revenue. The business may have different billing models with different terms, have numerous customer upgrades and downgrades that need...

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How ReturnLoads Delivers Competitive Advantage With Recurly

Returnloads.net is an online freight exchange in the UK. They connect haulage companies who have empty vehicles with businesses that need goods moved—helping to reduce costs along with the number of empty trucks traveling throughout the U.K. ReturnLoads is also a Recurly customer and one that’s so happy with the...

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How a Dedicated Subscription Billing Platform Can Benefit Finance Teams

As any subscription business knows, recurring billing is complex and presents many challenges that billing for a one-time purchase does not. Different billing models, mid-month upgrades and downgrades, add-on charges, etc. all add to the complexity. From an accounting and finance standpoint, accurate reporting each month is complicated by these...

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Security Best Practices and How Recurly Supports You

The Internet and the digital world have brought immeasurable benefits to the world at large and transformed nearly every aspect of how we live and work. Unfortunately, in tandem with this evolution unscrupulous elements have emerged, intent on hacking into systems and stealing data for any number of nefarious ends....

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Are You Being Served? BritBox Comes to US, Anglophiles Cheer

Fans of British TV now have a new reason to rejoice! A new streaming service showcasing the best of British TV is coming soon to our shores. It’s called BritBox and it’s chock full of good stuff for Anglophiles who need their weekly fix of EastEnders, Holby City, and others—streaming those shows...

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Recurly's integration with QuickBooks Online Streamlines Accounting for Subscription Commerce

Technology has revolutionized many aspects of business, perhaps none more so than the accounting industry which has gained incredible efficiencies. New accounting software reduces workloads, increases productivity, and improves accuracy and access to real-time data. QuickBooks Online brings those advantages to the cloud, enabling businesses to benefit from transformative technology...

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