Payments innovation, price raises & new offers from Netflix and X

Welcome back to Subscriptions Weekly! This time, we review the future of digital payments and the importance of well-structured, secure, and personalized experiences. We also check on Spotify’s Q3 results, Apple’s price increase, Netflix’s gaming strategy to improve acquisition, and X’s upcoming premium tiers.  Payments innovation starts with infrastructure and...

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5 tactics to balance convenience & security in recurring payments

Payments have become experience architects in subscriptions–an essential aspect of flexible, seamless checkout processes.  Customers are always mindful of sharing their payment information when subscribing to a new service, so striking the right balance between convenience and security is key to long-term subscriber relationships.  Here are five proven tactics you...

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Fall 2023 | Product launch summary

It’s fall, and as you enjoy (or eschew) your pumpkin spice latte, read on for the season’s bounty of new Recurly features. This release has more of everyone’s favorite treat—data and analytics. App management goes full circle Now app management has even more power to inform and help manage your...

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How to innovate & elevate subscriber experiences

With subscription popularity soaring over the last few years, consumers increasingly demand a frictionless subscriber experience. If it isn’t optimized at every touchpoint, you increase the risk of losing new customers and retaining existing ones. While comprehensive subscription management and recurring billing can remedy many issues, most companies face one...

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How to scale and streamline your tech stack

As subscription products become increasingly popular, consumers demand seamless experiences that prioritize flexibility and convenience. Businesses must adapt quickly to meet these expectations–bringing new challenges for technology and engineering teams. While robust subscription management and recurring billing can remedy many issues, technology leaders face one question: whether they should build...

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How to maximize ROI & boost financial productivity

As subscriptions become an essential part of consumers’ lives, their demands and expectations evolve. Flexibility and convenience are key elements of the customer experience, but they may represent a challenge for businesses. While automated subscription management and recurring billing can help companies like yours stay secure and compliant, many leaders...

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Fighting subscription fatigue, plus news from Netflix and X

Welcome back to Subscriptions Weekly! This time, we review how streaming companies can get smart about retention–combatting churn and subscription fatigue effectively. We review Netflix’s Q3 results and its plans to raise prices, and X’s upcoming test for a $1 annual subscription. Let’s dive in! The streaming world needs to...

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How bundles & features boost revenue, news from X, Amazon & Netflix

Welcome back to Subscriptions Weekly! This time, we review how bundles have helped subscription companies–especially in the digital publishing sector–to increase their customer base. We check on X’s subscription tiers test, Amazon’s “Buy Again” feature, and Netflix UK’s slowed-down growth.  Bundling up: The secret to subscriber success Top news organizations...

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How to gain data visibility in app store & web subscriptions

Did you know that 90% of the top-grossing apps in the Apple App Store monetize their products through subscriptions? It’s no surprise that companies are turning to recurring revenue models to propel growth. In fact, 62% of businesses already have–or are developing–a mobile app. While it's a bold...

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Writers’ strike impact on streaming, news from TikTok, Meta & Spotify

Welcome back to Subscriptions Weekly! This time we review the impact of the SAG-AFTRA strike on streaming services. We check on TikTok and Meta’s ad-free subscriptions, and Spotify’s audiobook benefits for subscribers. What’s a subscriber? The writers’ deal makes that question more important The guild’s deal with the Alliance of...

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