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Payments and Profitability: Subscription Payment Trends Impacting Your Bottom Line

If you operate a subscription or membership business - regardless of subscription vertical, industry, consumer focus, or transaction volume - your revenue is impacted by payment trends and market dynamics happening right now. This on-demand online seminar will help you understand payment trends that will impact your business in 2018. it will also walk through the tactics and best-practices subscription merchants should employ to mitigate the negative impact on your profitability from these trends.
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Foreign Affairs Sends Email to Register Users

Many legacy publications are faced with the Herculean task of converting print subscribers into digital ones. The email blast below, sent by Foreign Affairs, is a great example of how to get audiences engaged with your website and digital content.
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MoviePass Changes Pricing Again, Moving to Three-Tier Pricing in 2019

MoviePass is ringing in the holidays with a new three-tier pricing plan starting in 2019. According to the announcement, MoviePass's majority owner Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. (NASDAQ: HMNY) has been testing the new pricing plans for months, and the options will be effective January 1. With each of the plans, MoviePass subscribers can view up to three movies a month with multiple movie-going options. Current subscribers can stay on their existing plan, or they can move over to one of the new plans.

Mobile Publisher Uses Browser-Based Tech, Not Apps, to Create Premium Magazines for Any Device

Mark Edmiston, former CEO of Newsweek and founder of M&A firm The Jordan, Edmiston Group, describes his new mobile publishing venture. See why the company chose browser-based technology, not apps, to deliver content, and why they've set aside 35% of subscription revenues to pay content contributors. Also includes a Facebook sweepstakes campaign that generated up to 1,000 free-trials a day
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Nacha Adopts New Operating Rules to Modernize ACH Payments

Nacha Adopts New Operating Rules to Modernize ACH Payments

Nacha has adopted 8 new amendments to their operating rules to modernize ACH payments and make them easier to use.

Social Networks for Elite Adopt Paid, Subscription Models

If you attended Subscription Site Summit, you got to hear David Chun speak about Equilar Atlas -- a paid social network for CEOs and senior executives. But Chun is not alone, as more and more social networks and membership sites adopt a paid, country-club model. The latest is ASmallWorld, which positions itself as an "international community of culturally influential people." The site is charging €85 a year for invitation-only memberships. Previously, the site tried to be free,…

Hearst Gains 800,000 Digital Subscribers in 2012, 266% Growth from 2011

Hearst Magazine's president David Carey recently issued an open company-wide letter stating that it ended 2012 with 800,000 monthly digital subscribers across its iPad, Nooks, Kindle Fires and Android devices. That's a 266% increase since 2011, when the company had only 300,000 digital subscribers. Most interestingly, 80% of digital subscribers were new to the company's files, indicating that digital subscriptions are able to capture an audience not interested or served by print. And while there was…

Global Music Subscription Revenues Surpass $1 Billion with 28 Million Paying Subscribers

By Katherine Noyes Hard on the heels of the Entertainment Retailers Association's recent news that music streaming services' 2013 revenues were up 34% year on year in the UK, both the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) last week published reports indicating that digital subscriptions stand out as a ray of sunshine and hope for the beleaguered music industry. The IFPI recently reported that revenue from music subscription…

Spotify to Update Free Version of Streaming Music Service

Just one week after its less-than-conventional IPO, Spotify (NYSE: SPOT) is planning a new version of the free tier of its streaming music service, reports Bloomberg. While Spotify will not make an official announcement with details until April 24, sources told Bloomberg that the new version will make the service easier for Spotify's mobile users, giving them more control over which songs they hear on top playlists, similar to the company's premium tier.

New Data: Subscription & Membership Site Publishers Bullish on Launches & Acquisitions for 2010

According to this new data from SubscriptionSiteInsider.com's own annual survey of subscription and membership site executives, the industry is looking at expansion for 2010. 302 publishers and executives responded to these questions -- a record for paid content industry studies.  They included b2b content sites as well as subscription sites selling content access to consumers. All of the executives were actively involved in a paid content subscription site (we surveyed other online and offline publishers separately.)…

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