Turning engagement into revenue, zillennials are game changers, Spotify’s price hike, CTV insights & e-bike subscriptions

Welcome back to Subscriptions Weekly! We've got the inside scoop on how to convert subscriber engagement into revenue with just a single click. Dive into Recurly's game-changing lifecycle engagement tool, powered by Redfast. Now, let's talk about the digital dynamos of tomorrow: Zillennials. These trendsetters blend Gen Z's tech-savviness with...

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How to drive growth and loyalty through the subscriber engagement lifecycle

The subscriber engagement lifecycle is crucial in today's competitive consumer subscription business landscape. Gartner says the customer experience “drives over two-thirds of customer loyalty, outperforming brand and price combined.” It encompasses the entire journey a customer undertakes from the moment they sign up for a subscription to the point...

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Apple News+ soars, BNPL takes over, Verizon streams big & Prime delights with Grubhub goodies

Welcome back to Subscriptions Weekly! Apple News+ subscriptions are soaring like never before, leaving top publishers in the dust. NerdWallet's latest report reveals that nearly 25% of Americans are jumping on the BNPL bandwagon, making it the second most-used credit payment method. Verizon is on a mission to revolutionize your...

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Unlock CFO insights and B2B SaaS trends. Global partnerships, and Alexa’s news subscription

Welcome back to Subscriptions Weekly! Ready to dive into the world of subscriptions, growth, partnerships, and tech upgrades? Buckle up, because Recurly's got the scoop on all the latest happenings. Guy Meyers has all the insights CFOs need to thrive in the subscription industry.  Our new CMO, Lina Tonk, discusses...

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The power of ‌great payment experiences, Scentbird's sensational scents, and Netflix's ad-supported triumph

Welcome back to Subscriptions Weekly! In this issue, we're diving deep into why the payment experience matters more than you think! It's not just about the transaction; it's about the entire consumer journey. As proud partners of brands like Scentbird, we're thrilled to share a detailed exploration of their perfume...

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Spotify's lyric lockdown, The Atlantic's subscription offer, and Southeast Asia's subscription boom

Welcome back to Subscriptions Weekly! Spotify has quietly slipped lyrics behind a paywall–it seems like they're nudging free users towards those coveted premium subscriptions. The Atlantic is shaking things up by reaching out to college students with a new subscription deal. It's their first crack at something like this, and...

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May the subs be with you: Exploring the galactic empire of streaming, loyalty programs, and fashion

Welcome back to Subscriptions Weekly! First stop: May the Fourth festivities! We're diving into the hyperdrive-fueled world of streaming and how it's given the beloved franchise, Star Wars, a fresh lease on life. Loyalty programs are like the Force—powerful but tricky to wield. But fear not! We're exploring how adding...

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America’s streaming habits, Amazon's new subscription, and Paramount's binge-worthy shopping spree

Welcome back to Subscriptions Weekly! Ah, spring—the season of sunshine, blooming flowers, and…Recurly product launches. In the realm of entertainment, American TV habits are taking a wild turn as viewers embrace a nomadic approach to streaming. Amazon is dishing out convenience with its new grocery subscription. And speaking of innovation,...

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Spring 2024 release launch summary

Spring is the time when we dust off the lawnmower, uncover the patio furniture, and wash the windows (I’m tired already). It’s also the time when we at Recurly launch our Spring product release. So what’s new?  Manage Recurly users and roles directly through Okta We’re taking Okta SSO functionality...

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Insights on scalability, millennials shift to online subscriptions, and Gmail's new "Manage Subscriptions" feature

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...

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

In January, we shared exciting news—the inclusion of built-in benchmarks in Recurly Reporting & Analytics. Your responses were overwhelmingly positive, so we’ve come back with more!  Six new built-in acquisition and retention benchmarks The first built-in benchmarks Recurly rolled out focused on churn metrics. Now, we’ve turned our...

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Flying pups, healthcare debates, and checkout demands

Welcome back to Subscriptions Weekly! First, let's talk about flying pups. Bark, the genius behind BarkBox and a proud Recurly customer, is taking our furry friends to cloud nine with Bark Air. Over at Alaska Airlines, they’re gearing up for a vote that could revolutionize healthcare by considering subscription-based access...

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Digital media subscriptions, Spotify's new tiers, Visa's handy tool, Paramount+'s Super Bowl prep, and X's rewards

Welcome back to Subscriptions Weekly! Let's talk about the explosive growth in digital media subscriptions. It seems like everyone's hopping on the subscription train, and it's not slowing down anytime soon. Visa heard cries for help and introduced Subscription Manager for tracking and managing subscriptions. Spotify is hiking up prices...

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Alaska Airlines' new subscription, BNPL is booming, and the beat of streaming & publishing subscriptions

Welcome back to Subscriptions Weekly! Buckle up, turn up the tunes, and get ready to dive into the world of subscriptions. First stop: Alaska Airlines and Recurly are teaming up to make your travel dreams soar to new heights, unlocking a world of personalized experiences at 35,000 feet! Installment plans...

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Swipe right on this week's subscription trends in shopping and the future of driving

Welcome back to Subscriptions Weekly! We're diving headfirst into the exciting world of subscriptions, online shopping bliss, and the future of driving—all with a fun twist. We've got some big news from the payment powerhouse, Mastercard, unleashing their latest creation: Smart Subscriptions. In retail news, researchers say that half of...

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Payment powerhouses, winning plays in subscriptions, and Target's shipping smash hit

Welcome back to Subscriptions Weekly, first up, Amazon Pay just scored a win with the RBI, getting the green light to offer online payment solutions to businesses in India. Tony Allen shares with us why streamlining payments can turbocharge your subscription-based business and set you up for success in a...

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Google Pay exits stage, streaming claims the spotlight, and Tabby makes its entrance

Welcome back to Subscriptions Weekly, where the latest trends and updates on everything subscription and payments related are served with a side of fun. First up on our radar, we've got Google Pay taking a graceful bow in the U.S.; streaming revenue is set to steal the spotlight from pay...

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Charge your gamepads, get your watchlist & wallet ready; Amazon Prime is capturing viewers' attention

Welcome back to Subscriptions Weekly! We've got some piping hot updates in the world of subscriptions and streaming. Twitch is cranking up its prices for the first time ever, Meta finds itself at odds with privacy advocates, the average person in the US is shelling out close to a grand...

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Keeping subscribers engaged: Buy Now, Pay Later, Target’s premium membership & more

Welcome back to Subscriptions Weekly! We're prepping for the long weekend and retailers want you to spice up your closet without giving your wallet a workout. Target is all about upping its game to treat you like retail royalty by considering a premium membership program to compete with the big...

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New sports streaming subscription this fall, YouTube's 100M paid subscribers & more password sharing woes

Welcome back to Subscriptions Weekly! Have you heard the buzz? YouTube just hit a jaw-dropping milestone. For ‌sports enthusiasts, grab your snacks and get ready to cheer from the comfort of your couch. And those password-sharing… your parade might hit a speed bump. Meanwhile, Snapchat+ plans to keep everyone glued...

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Shoppable TV, gaming subscriptions, and the ink-soaked wonders of the innovative subscription realm

Welcome back to Subscriptions Weekly! This week, we’re turning our binge-watching sessions into ‌retail therapy. Companies are eyeing a bigger slice of the gaming revenue pie by bundling up their offerings. And did printing just get a subscription makeover? HP is leading the charge. Buckle up, because the landscape is...

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Starting fresh: 2024 State of Subscriptions, in-app purchases & AI-driven products set the stage

Welcome back to Subscriptions Weekly! We're thrilled to bring you insights and updates from the world of payments and subscriptions. From industry reports to groundbreaking developments, the landscape is buzzing with activity, and Recurly is here to keep you in the loop. Recurly releases its 2024 State of Subscriptions report...

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Introducing built-in subscription benchmarks

Companies frequently ponder their performance metrics and wonder, "Is this good? How do we stack up against our competitors?" Understanding where you stand in the industry is crucial, and that's where benchmarks come into play.  Recurly is excited to introduce built-in benchmarks in our Reporting & Analytics. It allows...

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Unlocking new revenue frontiers: News from Apple, CNN, and more

Welcome back to Subscriptions Weekly! We've got exciting news to share. In 2023, Recurly helped its customers recover a whopping $1.2 billion in subscription revenue worldwide. Over in the media landscape, CNN's CEO, Mark Thompson, is considering a digital subscription model, and Apple now allows U.S. developers to link to...

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Introducing Recurly's redesigned Product Documentation site

Did you know that only 25% of people take the time to read software manuals? We set out to upend that statistic by making ours so compelling you can’t turn away!  Recurly is thrilled to announce the launch of our newly revamped Product Documentation site. We understand the...

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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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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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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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