What is subscription revenue recognition?

To maximize revenue and capture more market share, subscription businesses need to understand the revenue recognition principle. Traditionally, revenue recognition is a generally accepted accounting principle (GAAP) that notes how you recognize revenue. In the case of subscriptions, revenue is only recognized and counted when the cash from a product...

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This week, Google Play adds a new billing option to its apps and Apple expands on its subscription offers–this time for business. Also, Amazon tries to stay competitive by bringing in third-party DTC subscriptions, The Container Store launches a loyalty program, and another Tesla subscription enters the U.S.. Google Play...

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Scalable or bust: The importance of investing in technology from Recurly CTO

In this blog post, our Chief Technology Officer Tony Allen discusses the importance of scalable technology and how Recurly ensures every customer is set up for success with our cutting-edge technology.  Technology is evolving, and it evolves rapidly.  In today’s day and age, companies need to continually invest in scalable...

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Google Play expands billing options - what this means for subscription businesses

One of the most important aspects of subscriptions is payment methods. According to a study by Linnworks, “[n]early nine in ten say seamless and flexible payment options speed up their decision making and prompt them to spend more.” It’s clear that consumers cherish convenience, and a frictionless payment experience...

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A lot is happening with consumer subscriptions! Borrow a Tesla for a flat monthly fee, GTA and PlayStation join the subscription world, get monthly Pokémon tees delivered to you via Amazon, and more.  NBC’s Peacock and MLB closing in on streaming deal Pending a deal between the MLB and NBCUniversal,...

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How Recurly helps businesses scale for large digital events

In this blog post, our Chief Technology Officer, Tony Allen, shares how Recurly helps companies scale for large digital events like the big game, shopping holidays, and more. Digital events have dominated our screens. Behind the scenes, companies are responsible for creating the capacity to power these occurrences, but as...

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In the week of March 20, Netflix, Apple, and Google Play venture out of their comfort zones, Hulu offers Disney+ at a low price, and more. Netflix acquires Boss Fight, a gaming platform Keep an eye out for a gaming industry boom because Netflix has acquired Boss Fight to bring...

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Negative Churn: Definition, formula & how to achieve it

Does hearing “negative churn” send you into panic mode? Well, it’s actually a good thing. Sometimes, closing the month in red numbers is synonymous with success, and this metric is the perfect example.  By the end of this article, you’ll fully understand what negative churn is, how to calculate it,...

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During the week of March 13, we learn about the need for 8-digit Bank Identification Numbers, Netflix testing fees for password sharing, and more. Get ready for 8-digit Bank Identification Numbers (BINs) The day has finally come: Soon-to-be credit cardholders are facing an expected shortage of available BINs. To remedy...

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This week, Disney+ is bringing ads into the mix, the UK is loving subscriptions, Walmart and Spotify join forces, and more. Cheaper, ad-supported option coming to Disney+ in late 2022 While the cost hasn’t been revealed yet, the current plan is $7.99 monthly or $79.99 annually. This option will be...

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