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When it comes to setting up how your recurring revenue will be managed, the payment processing and billing management vendors you utilize, your internal payment operations, and your subscriber billing management, there is no ONE right set up or process. Some vendors support one part of the payment process while others support many. The right set up is what works for you and your business, and at the stage you are or are about to grow into. So, it’s imperative you understand the process, what your subscription business needs, and know the right questions to ask when selecting your payment partners. And, it’s even more imperative to stay current with best practices for managing your recurring payments for your business.

Here are some of our most popular & evergreen content focused on Subscription and Recurring Payments and Payment Processing:

Interested in on-demand training? Check out:

  • Subscription Fundamentals: PAYMENTS, with Melanie Stout. Learn about involuntary churn and the essentials of how recurring payments work, starting with basics and work through to sophisticated topics such as chargeback handling and KPI monitoring.
  • Subscription Show 2020 On-Demand with 77 sessions, including an entire track dedicated to optimizing subscription and recurring payments all focused to the latest subscription economy trends and intel to help you grow your business.

Check out all of our Payment Processing information below – both news and subscriber-only – organized by date:

Weekly Subscription News: Phishing, Focus and Fury

Phishing scams, new focuses and fury dominate the subscription headlines this week: phishing hackers are targeting PayPal accounts, Politico has a new FDA-focused subscription that will cost as much as $75,000 a year, and angry HP customers take to Twitter to rant about HP demanding people sign up for monthly ink subscriptions. Also, Apple is looking at acquiring MGM, BBC will be making cuts as it shifts its focus to digital news, and Penguin Random House pulls certain titles from their unlimited-reading subscription service.

Weekly Subscription News: Content, Crunchyroll and QuickBooks

If your teams are already out of the NCAA tournament, we've got you covered with some riveting subscription headlines: Crunchyroll raises its monthly subscription price for the first time since its 2006 launch, and Pinterest files for an IPO.The New York Times and Washington Post pass on becoming part of Apple News. Also this week, Zuora adds five new patents for subscription services, Google starts a subscription lab for local publishers to develop paid content, and the new LA Times owner sets a goal of 5 million digital subscribers

6 Most-Read How-To Articles

How-to manage lapsed subscribers, how-to manage subscription customer service, how-to manage payments: these are just some of the how-to topics we covered in 2018. Here are the six most-read how-to articles from 2018.
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Five on Friday: Magazines, Media and Management Changes

In this weeks Five on Friday, Hearst Magazines makes dozens of leadership and staffing changes, WarnerMedia announces it will launch a direct-to-consumer streaming video service by the end of next year, Squares CFO leaves to become CEO at social media platform Nextdoor, Facebook unveils its $200 video chat camera, and health news site Stat reaches out to big business for additional membership growth.
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Subscription Insider is uniquely focused on the business of subscriptions.

Subscription Insider is uniquely focused on the business of subscriptions.
We deliver the information, training and research that subscription entrepreneurs, executives, and their teams need to support improved decision making, skills, and profitability.

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.

Ecommerce & Subscription Billing Platform Avangate Acquires 2Checkout

Yesterday subscription ecommerce and subscription billing platform Avangate announced its acquisition of 2Checkout, a global payment processor, allowing the company to expand its payment flexibility and broaden market reach. Avangate will take on the 2Checkout name and will be led by Avangate CEO Alex Hart. 2Checkout's CEO Ken Benvenuto remain, serving as an advisor and a board member. The terms of the deal, including the sale price, were not disclosed.
Weekly Subscription News: Millions, Movies and Magazines

Weekly Subscription News: Newspapers, New Billing Tools and the Next 48 Hours

In this week's subscription news, The New York Times lays off 68 staff, Amazon acquires Zoox, and Mercedes may cancel its vehicle subscription service.
Weekly Subscription News: Millions, Movies and Magazines

Weekly Subscription News: Paywalls, Payments and Print

Salt Lake Trib to move to weekly print paper, GoCardless partners with Brompton's bike service for payments, ESPN puts more content behind paywall.

Reduce Your Subscriber Churn Rate With One Simple Change

When Robert Skrob, Subscription Insider Guide to Membership Retention and President of Membership Services, discusses churn most companies feel they understand it. Truth is, they do not. And with one simple change, they can reduce subscriber churn rates. Robert explains how.
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Recurring Payment Pain: Remedies for Chronic Subscription Billing Headaches

Today’s subscription providers are plagued by four key pain points that chronically and uniquely challenge their ability to increase retention, lower cost and drive higher profitability: slow payments, payment expenses, poor integration and payment insecurity.

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