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Weekly Subscription News Round-Up

Weekly Subscription News: At-Home Delivery, Free Music and Extortion

Weekly Subscription News, May 16, 2020: Quibi puts free content on YouTube to grow subscribers, Wink charged with extortion, and Canva adds 15 times more content to Pro subscription.

It’s A New World: How Is The Subscription Industry Responding?

In these trying times, subscription businesses need to ask themselves what their responsibility is to their customers. Do they suspend payments? Offer free subscriptions? How do they stay connected with their subscriber base during these times? Vindicia's Jesus Luzardo explores how to do the right thing by your subscribers.
Shopify provides a subscription-based online platform for merchants.

Shopify Offers Its Merchants Additional Resources During Coronavirus Crisis

Online merchant platform Shopify is offering additional resources during the pandemic, and it provides insights into how COVID-19 is affecting sales.

5 Billing Considerations for Scaling Your Subscription Business

The subscription business model offers companies a fast track to growth, offering just about anything from entertainment streaming services to renters' insurance. Yet to harness that growth potential, businesses need a subscription-centric billing solution that can keep up with their vision, market demands, and innovation in products and services. At a certain point, however, an upgrade from a legacy billing approach to a more capable billing platform is necessary to handle the volume and complexity of recurring revenue operations, as well as facilitate growth at scale. Here are five billing considerations to help guide your decision-making process.

5 Billing Considerations for Scaling Your Subscription Business

The subscription business model offers companies a fast track to growth, offering just about anything from entertainment streaming services to renters' insurance. Yet to harness that growth potential, businesses need a subscription-centric billing solution that can keep up with their vision, market demands, and innovation in products and services. At a certain point, however, an upgrade from a legacy billing approach to a more capable billing platform is necessary to handle the volume and complexity of recurring revenue operations, as well as facilitate growth at scale. Here are five billing considerations to help guide your decision-making process.
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How To Prepare Your Subscription Business To Go Global

One of the many benefits of a subscription business model, especially for consumer-facing services, is that companies don't need to feel confined to particular regions. Even the most modest subscription-based business can have an international footprint. Global expansion is very much in play for subscription businesses as demand for these types of services continues to grow in different international markets. Here's what you need to know before taking the plunge with your subscription business into international waters.
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Weekly Subscription News: iPhones, Earnings and EA Access

This has been an amazing week as we held our first three-day Subscription Show. That didnt stop the subscription news world though. Here are some of the latest subscription headlines: Sprout Social files to go public, Apple hinted at a subscription-based iPhone, and Zuoras stock is lacking. Also in the news, EA games are returning to stream, NBC might offer Peacock free, and Netflix is getting into the podcasting business.

Subscription Show Launches with a Wide Array of Industry Expertise

On the inaugural day of the first-ever Subscription Show 2019 by Subscription Insider, industry professionals met to network and learn from their peers and from industry experts. Here's the recap.

Recurly Raises $19.5 Million to Fund Sales, Marketing and R&D

Subscription management platform Recurly is wrapping up September in style. Last week the San Francisco-based startup announced it raised $19.5 million in Series C funding. This brings its total venture capital raised to date to $39.1 million, according to Crunchbase. The latest funding round was led by F-Prime Capital with additional investments from Silicon Valley Bank, Polaris Partners and Greycroft.

Weekly Subscription News: Loyalty Programs, Porsches and Paywalls

This weeks subscription headlines loyalty program, Porsches and paywalls as well as transitions, testing and tools: Chargebee raises $14 million for subscription service tools, Porsche expands into four more cities, and The New York Times is testing a tighter paywall. Also, Nutanix is seeing success with its transition from hardware sales to software subscriptions, The Athletic is giving free content a go, and Vogue is hoping a new loyalty program will drive subscriptions.

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