More Countries Adopt Cross-Border Tax on Digital Services

Recently, CardNotPresent published findings from a study that show that global, cross-border e-commerce will triple from $300 billion in 2015 to $900 billion in 2020, accounting for about 22% of all e-commerce sales. The study, conducted by international shipper DHL, also reported that targeting international audiences can increase an online retailer's...

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Going for Omnichannel Gold in 2017

In a recent study, what kind of customer did 59% of U.S. retailers say were more profitable than others? If you answered “omnichannel customers” then you’d be correct! The popularity among consumers of the omnichannel experience (with online and offline shopping options that are largely consistent) is likely due to consumers’...

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The Perils of Online Fraud and How to Fight Back

In December, Recurly published research on holiday shopping that showed that subscription commerce continues to grow at an impressive pace. This mirrors the overall growth in holiday e-commerce, which industry research indicates grew by 16% over the previous year. Unfortunately, while Santa was bringing more gifts to more people, the Grinch...

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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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