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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:

Five on Friday: Sales Objections, Facebook Ads and Focusing on Churn

We hope you enjoy reading Five on Friday as much as we love putting it together. After all, it is so hard to read all of the newsletters, articles and social media content that crosses your path every day. Weve done the work for you by curating five hot topics to make your subscription life easier. This week we feature Hubspots ultimate guide to objection handling, 4 tips for managing content mistakes (a continuation from last weeks Five on Friday), 3 reasons to focus on involuntary churn, how to advertise your subscription products on Facebook, and subscription boot camp is back!
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Five on Friday: Media, Membership and Meal Kits

In this weeks Five on Friday, Digiday explains how the direct-to-consumer membership model can improve retention, Forbes tells us how much the average person is spending on media annually, FeedStuffs explores the future of meal kits, the American Press Institute provides guidance for news sites on how to improve subscription registration and payments, and Media Post shares how The New York Times is using Google Cloud to expand its ad campaign.
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Monetization Platform Aria Systems Raises $18 Million in New Capital

Cloud-based monetization platform Aria Systems announced last week that it raised $18 million in new capital in a funding round led by Madison Bay Capital along with Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, InterWest Partners and Venrock. The new funding, which will help fuel additional growth at Aria Systems, brings the total raised to date to $150 million. In addition, the company announced that Steve Reale, managing partner of Madison Bay Capital Partners, and Drew Harman, Director of InterWest Partners, will join Aria's board of directors.

Weekly Subscription News: Payments, PageFair and Plus-Size

In this week's subscription headlines, Blue Apron's stock drops after failing to meet revenue projections, The Guardian reports that reader payments make up 12 percent of their revenue, and plus-size subscription service Dia&Co adds $70 million in new funding. Also this week, AutoNation launches a used-car subscription service, BlackBerry buys a cybersecurity firm, and Squarespace develops a new feature for DTC subscription brands.

Amazon Prime’s Price Hike Sparks Controversy, But the Jury Is Still Out

By Katherine Noyes When Amazon increased the yearly cost of Prime membership in the UK from £49 to £79 a few weeks ago, there were already rumors that a similar hike may be in store for US subscribers as well. Sure enough, that's just what Amazon announced last Thursday. "Even as fuel and transportation costs have increased, the price of Prime has remained the same for nine years," read the company's email to customers explaining the $20 increase…

Weekly Subscription News Round-up for Dec. 11

It wouldn't be a full week without news from Amazon, Apple and the New York Times, would it? They're all in the news this week along with a 2015 rundown of payments, subscription companies in California in trouble, and more on ad-blocking. We've got those subscription news headlines and more to take you into the weekend.

Legal Insider: Subscription Box Julep Beauty fined by the Washington State Attorney General for its Negative Option Marketing Practices

The Washington State Attorney General's Office announced September 6th fines for Seattle-based Julep Beauty, Inc. and its owner Jane Park for using negative option marketing tactics for its subscription beauty box. Subscription Insider Guide to Subscription Regulation and Compliance, Lisa B. Dubrow, Esq, outlines the ruling and its impact on subscription and recurring revenue businesses.
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Unsubscription Dos and Don’ts: Four Best Practices In Handling Subscription Cancellations

Research shows that 62% of streaming service cancellers cite price as their reason for quitting. In the face of customer cancellations, it is time to look for ways to improve satisfaction and adjust the value equation.
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Weekly Subscription News Round-up for Oct. 23

TV and radio try to capture younger audiences, Walmart enters the cloud services market, and Ohio newspapers take a stand. In this week's headlines, we've also got Time Inc. buying Hello Giggles, NBC launching comedy subscription service, and YouTube trying to make you pay. We've got those headlines and many more for you as you head into the weekend.

FTC Goes After AH Media Group for Fraudulent Subscription Practices

Last week, the Federal Trade Commission got a preliminary injunction against AH Media Group for fraudulent subscription practices, including free trial offers and negative option subscriptions. The preliminary injunction prevents AH Media from misrepresenting their free trial offers, enrolling them in subscriptions without permission, billing customers without permission, and making it very difficult for customers to cancel their subscriptions or get refunds.

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