Immediate One-Time Transactions

I'm happy to announce the latest addition to Recurly's API, immediate one-time transactions. Our API has supported additional one-time charges for a while, but those charges are not actually transmitted to the payment gateway until the next batch of transactions is processed. This new addition to the API allows you...

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Fixing our email issues

Subscription billing is a pain and we're trying to make your life easier by simplifying it for you. Well, it turns out that email is also a pain and we're turning to someone else for help. Recently, there's been a high amount of email support requests. We spool mail locally...

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Lessons learned in online subscription billing

Pivotal Labs recently invited Recurly to present a TechTalk to a room of developers. Developers are smart people and can quickly figure out how to run credit card transactions using the numerous payment gateway APIs out there. So, we decided to present a range of topics that you won't learn...

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.NET Client Library for Subscription Billing

As a .NET developer, I am excited to announce that Recurly now has a C#.NET client library well under way! We polled our customer base and found a large number of our customers are powering their websites with ASP.Net, but they don't have many options today when it comes to...

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Why Recurly?

Recurly was born from the changing needs of web services. With the industry's movement away from ad-based revenue models to Freemium and SaaS subscription models, the need for subscription billing has exploded. We've had experience with some of the larger swiss-army-knife billing systems as well as building systems from scratch....

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Planning a "Freemium" Revenue Model

When entrepreneurs come up with an idea- revenue plans are rarely the first thing that come to mind. After all, asking "how do we solve this incredibly painful business issue" can be a lot more exciting then "how are we going to monetize this". Since the first dot-com-boom, several models...

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The Challenges of Subscription Billing

More than once, I've underestimated the efforts required to create a billing system. I have yet to find a start-up that budgeted correctly for the time and effort to integrate subscription billing. From the outside, the task seems to be pretty straightforward: Signup for a recurring billing serviceCreate a signup...

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