Weather Underground Inc. Chooses Recurly for Subscription Billing Management
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – October 5th, 2011 – Recurly, Inc., the leading provider of pay-as-you-go recurring billing management, announced today that it was selected over numerous vendors to power subscription billing for Weather Underground, the Internet’s first weather service provider. Weather Underground provides weather data for major media outlets such as Google, CBS, and the Associated Press.
Billing customers on a recurring basis for any subscription-based offering results in complex challenges, most importantly those resulting from declined credit cards. In addition, most companies would prefer to avoid costly PCI-DSS compliance regulations to process credit card transactions at scale. Recurly helps their customers avoid the most painful aspects of recurring billing with an automated, cost-effective solution that is easily implemented in days rather than months.
Recurly’s recurring billing platform has quickly become the preferred solution for digital publishers, content and data providers. Companies like JibJab Media, Justin.tv, GOOD.is, EquityFeed and over six hundred others depend on Recurly to power their global digital subscription businesses.
"We are proud to add Weather Underground, the pioneers of weather content and data on the Internet, as one of our customers" said Dan Burkhart, CEO of Recurly. "Their requirements were no different than that of other premium content and data publishers on the web and Recurly provides the right solution for their business, without charging a hefty premium for features they don’t need."
"We were not only impressed by Recurly’s ease of implementation, but also their thoughtful approach to simplifying every aspect of recurring billing from an operational standpoint" said Matthew Gregory, API Product Manager for Weather Underground. "We are leaders in providing valuable weather data, and it doesn’t make sense for our company to become experts in subscription billing, so it was an easy decision".
Recurly, Inc. provides enterprise-class recurring billing management for over six hundred subscription-based SaaS, Web 2.0, Mobile, content and publishing businesses worldwide. Businesses like Fox News Radio, JibJab Media, Weather Underground, Justin.tv, GOOD.is, Slideshare, EquityFeed, and CloudFlare depend on Recurly’s ability to deliver recurring billing automation that is set up in days, and offered as a month-to-month service, without setup fees or contractual commitments. Since it’s launch in January of 2010, Recurly has deployed subscription billing for over six hundred companies throughout North America and the European Union. Recurly, Inc. is PCI-DSS Level 1 Compliant. Recurly can be found at http://recurly.com. Developer tools for implementing recurring billing can be found at https://recurly.com/recurlyjs.
About Weather Underground
The world's first online weather service, Weather Underground is committed to delivering the most comprehensive, reliable weather information possible. Home to more than 21 million users and weather provider to partners such as Google, The Associated Press and CBS, the company's state-of-the-art technology monitors conditions and forecasts for locations across the world. With more than 19,000 users contributing local observations from personal weather stations, Weather Underground is able to provide up-to-the-minute weather conditions for the most finely targeted areas. In addition to serving free online weather information to millions of unique users every month, Weather Underground delivers custom-designed weather page solutions to an array of businesses and media clients - both online and in print.