Five on Friday, July 17, 2020: Peacock, Paid Membership and Podcast Ad Revenue Predictions

Five on Friday: Peacock, Paid Memberships and Podcast Ad Revenue Predictions

Cosmpolitan launches a paid membership program, Walmart is hit with a lawsuit for alleged data breach and experts predict $1B in podcast ad revenue in 2020.

Accelerating Ideas into Revenue – The Power of the Platform

To be able to respond effectively to quickly changing market dynamics, finance teams need a strong technical foundation with built-in scalability, security, compliance, flexibility, and adaptability, also known as “Platform Extensibility.” With platform extensibility, if you can conceive it, you can create it and launch it while automating business processes, reducing errors, saving time, and most importantly – increasing customer satisfaction. This “platform extensibility” is what accelerates your ideas into revenue.
Five on Friday: Spyware Attacks, Shopping Trends and Subscription Growth

Five on Friday: Spyware Attacks, Shopping Trends and Subscription Growth

Google Chrome browser extensions are used in spyware attacks, WW shares jump 20% with subscriber growth, eMarketer shares COVID-19 consumer shopping trends
Weekly Subscription News: Printing, Promising and Paying

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.
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.
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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.

Understand A Subscription Payment In Action

Understanding how payments work is a key foundation to selecting the right vendors for your subscription or membership business. This guide will help you understand the mechanics of a payment, key terms, and the key players involved from the moment your customer submits a payment to your business, to when the money for that customers subscription gets into your bank account.
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