Welcome back to Subscriptions Weekly! First up, we've got Tony Allen, CTO at Recurly, spilling the beans on scalability and top-notch performance management as the secret sauce behind subscription business success. Recurly is up for the Best Subscription Management Platform Award at the 2024 SubSummit Cube Awards! If you're still searching for the perfect Mother’s Day gift, check out subscription boxes—they're a hit. Also, millennials are ditching traditional shopping for online subscriptions, and Gmail's new "Manage Subscriptions" feature promises to revolutionize inbox organization.

The CTO and scale: Leadership in integration and performance management

In his latest article, Tony Allen, Chief Technology Officer at Recurly, shares what you need to ride this wave of success. Scalability and performance aren't just tech buzzwords; they're part of the lifeblood of subscription businesses. With CTOs leading the charge and top-notch performance management practices in place, subscription businesses are set to conquer and emerge victorious. Read more on Forbes.

Recurly is up for the Best Subscription Management Platform award in the SubSummit Cube Awards

We’re officially one of the final nominees for the Best Subscription Management Platform Award at the 2024 SubSummit Cube Awards! Ready to crown the champion of subscription management platforms? We've been breaking boundaries and revolutionizing the subscription game, and now we need YOUR vote to seal the deal. Click the following link to cast your vote, and let's show the world why Recurly reigns supreme: Vote for Recurly.

You asked. Recurly delivered. More built-in benchmarks.

In January, we shared exciting news—the inclusion of built-in benchmarks in Recurly's Reporting and Analytics. Your responses were overwhelmingly positive, so we’ve come back with more! The first built-in benchmarks Recurly rolled out focused on churn metrics. Now, we’ve turned our sights on the hot-button metrics surrounding subscriber acquisition and churn. Read more on Recurly.

Score mom's love with these subscription boxes for Mother's Day

With Mother’s Day around the corner, you're probably on the hunt for a gift that really speaks to Mom's interests. Subscription boxes are a fantastic choice because they keep the surprises coming month after month. And guess what? They can totally fit within your budget too! There's Scentbird; she'll get to try out a new fragrance every month without breaking the bank and if you have a dog-loving mom, BarkBox’s a winner. Read more on Real Simple.

Millennials are hooked on subscriptions! Nearly 40% say bye-bye to stores and hello to convenience

Did you know that nearly 40% of Millennials are ditching traditional shopping and hopping on the retail subscription bandwagon? Yep, according to PYMNTS Intelligence, these online subscriptions are booming, offering convenience that's hard to resist. Read more on PYMNTS.

A new Gmail feature could soon make it way easier to manage your subscriptions

Gmail might just be getting a whole lot tidier. Word on the street is, Google's cooking up something special for mobile users – a "Manage Subscriptions" section tucked away in the sidebar menu. Yep, no more endless scrolling to hunt down those newsletters and promos. Just tap, and voila! You're whisked away to a magical land where all your subscriptions await. Read more on TechRadar.

🗓️ Watch on-demand. Subscription Sessions: the secrets to retention, loyalty, and churn management

It’s a fact: Keeping existing subscribers happy is cheaper than finding new ones. Here’s how industry leaders from Alaska Airlines, FabFitFun, Roku, and The Guardian are crushing churn and building loyalty. Tactics and real-world examples will provide your growth, product, tech, and finance teams with the tips they need to drive retention, renewals, and upsells. Access all the on-demand sessions here.

📈Empower your business with strategic insights on subscription payments and churn management

Don't miss your chance to shape the future of subscription payments! Join Recurly at AI & churn: Mastering subscription payments for an evening of drinks, cutting-edge insights, and unparalleled networking opportunities. Secure your spot now to be part of this exclusive gathering of industry leaders. Register today.

From the Recurly blog