Visa’s New Free-Trial Mandate: What You Need to Know

To reduce chargebacks for subscription-related charges originating from free trials and similar promotional offers, Visa has released the Free Trial Mandate to provide clearer information to consumers related to these types of charges. Specifically, Visa has mandated that merchants who offer a promotional period that rolls into a paid subscription must...

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How Recurly Uses Machine Learning to Reduce Transaction Declines

One of the significant benefits of subscription commerce is the amount of data and related insights this model generates compared to one-time purchases. New data related to marketing, payments, and customer lifecycle events is generated regularly, at each new billing cycle. This data is invaluable for gaining insights and making...

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Improved Efficiency and Analytics With Recurly’s Item Catalog

As noted in a previous post, the subscription e-commerce business is booming. This segment has grown by more than 100% per year over the past five years, according to McKinsey, and research from Shopify suggests that global e-commerce sales will hit $4.8T by 2021. Capturing and managing your e-commerce offerings...

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Introducing Recurly.js Elements

One of the key benefits of Recurly is the ability to collect and tokenize a subscriber’s payment information. Hosted Fields, included with Recurly.js, have historically been the primary mechanisms used to accomplish this as they provide a secure way to capture payment information without ever exposing it to our customers’ systems,...

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Introducing React Components for Recurly

Recurly now supports a React interface for Recurly.js. React has enabled teams to build dynamic UIs quickly and effectively, and has proven itself time and time again in demanding systems. We are excited to provide official support for React, enabling you to fit it into your customer experiences seamlessly. With Recurly.js and 

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Why Offering Alternative Payment Methods is Important for Subscription Businesses

Has this ever happened to you? You’re shopping online and want to make a purchase. But when you try to pay for your item, the payment method that you want to use isn’t available, and so you abandon the purchase. This can happen particularly in international e-commerce, where shoppers prefer...

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Introducing Checkout Pricing for Recurly.js

For some time now, Recurly has supported Subscription Pricing, a feature of Recurly.js designed to make it quick and easy for our merchants to display detailed subscription pricing information to their subscribers. This feature provides the ability to include any of your subscription plans, as well as a coupon code, add-ons,...

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Recurly: A Year in Review - 2019 Edition

A new year and a fresh decade are upon us, full of opportunity. Today, look back at 2019 with appreciation for all the incredible strides that were made in our industry. We also look back at the amazing companies we are privileged to work alongside. In our 2019 Recurly Year...

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Ringing in the New Year by Reining in Fraud

The new year is a time of new beginnings, and subscription businesses should take this opportunity to reexamine their strategies for combating CNP fraud.  Whether accepting orders that are fraudulent (which often results in chargebacks) or denying legitimate orders on the mistaken belief that they may be fraudulent, merchants stand...

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Subscription Commerce Predictions for 2020 and Beyond

Subscription commerce has been undergoing epic growth year after year and shows no sign of slowing down. Subscription commerce is clearly here to stay. As the industry continues to mature, the space continues to get more evolved and sophisticated. To help you stay ahead of the trends, the team at...

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