Winter 2023/2024: Product launch summary

Hello, and Happy New Year!  While the weather outside has been balmy (for most of us), we hunkered down and readied the 2023/2024 winter product launch including a revamp of our Recurly Product Docs site to make it easier to find what you need when you need it. Let...

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Navigating the evolving subscription landscape: News from Bobbi, X & Netflix

Welcome back to Subscriptions Weekly! We’re kicking off the year with exciting news as we warmly welcome Joe Rohrlich as the new CEO of Recurly. Bobbie, the organic baby formula startup, is adjusting to soaring demand, and the looming challenge of failed payments may cost subscription companies over $129 billion...

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On-demand content: Prime Video ads and Fitness+ news

Happy New Year from all of us at Recurly, and welcome back to Subscriptions Weekly! For the first issue of 2024, we review Amazon’s decision to include ads in Prime Video and how much it would impact its revenue. Also, while a handful of consumers are canceling streaming services, others...

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Healthy body, mind & wallet: News from Apple & Peloton subscriptions

Welcome back to Subscriptions Weekly! For the last issue of the year, we’ll review how rising streaming prices will reshape entertainment in 2024. We also check on Apple’s new bundle pricing feature for developers, Peloton’s third-party pairing, and subscription trends on health and wellbeing. How rising streaming prices will reshape...

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Consumers subscribe to health and wellness in 2024

71% of consumers use subscriptions to manage health and wellness goals Just in time for New Year’s resolutions, Recurly releases new consumer research showing the impact of subscriptions on the health and wellness journey of American consumers.  In fact, 71% of consumers rely on subscriptions to help hit their health...

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Six tax considerations for global subscription companies

With subscription-based businesses thriving in today’s global economy, cross-border trade is easier and more popular than ever before. This means that businesses are managing higher volumes of transactions, which comes with a greater indirect tax compliance burden on sellers. Many tax authorities worldwide now apply tax at the destination, charging...

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Subscriptions in 2024: News from Amazon, Snapchat, and more

Welcome back to Subscriptions Weekly! This time, we review the appeal of the subscription-based model for media companies and how more streaming services continue to bundle up. We also check on Amazon’s grocery delivery service and Snapchat’s new generative AI features.  Why the future of media is subscription-based A seismic...

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Observability at Scale: How the right stack can help

Observability is a critical component of any successful engineering organization, as it allows you to identify and resolve problems quickly and efficiently, in addition to providing other benefits. However, it can become increasingly challenging as your systems grow in size and complexity. Observability at scale at Recurly refers to the...

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Trials & bundles: News from Netflix, Disney, Apple, and more

Welcome back to Subscriptions Weekly! As we close 2023, we get the first hints of what the industry holds in 2024: subscription trials and bundles–if done correctly. Several streaming companies have decided to bundle up to acquire and retain more subscribers amid the cost-of-living crisis like Netflix and Max, Disney+...

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Dinner Discussions: An exclusive experience with Recurly and Worldpay

Picture this: A six-course dinner, handcrafted cocktails, a private dining room at KOL restaurant in London, insightful discussions on revenue growth within subscriptions–an evening that entices both the palate and the mind. Well, that’s what 25 industry leaders experienced during the Dinner Discussions: Subscription tactics for revenue growth event this...

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