Does your subscription management or billing platform connect you to Account Updater - a service offered by Visa, MasterCard, Discover and more recently, American Express - that provides updated payment card information to help merchants manage involuntary churn issues? With this directory of 25 subscription management and billing platforms that support account updater services, you'll be able to create a short list of vendor contenders for your subscription business based on applicable industry experience, existing customers, payment gateways and processors supported, as well as pricing.
Happy May! As the days get longer, weve got plenty of great subscription articles to share including how fitness subscriptions are making exercise and personal training at home more convenient, Meredith Corp. has Sports Illustrated on the bidding block and Authentic Brands appears to be the frontrunner, Facebook announces a major redesign, Instagram is testing a feature that hides likes and view counts, and LinkedIn shares top subscription jobs.
In the final day of Subscription Show 2020, we talked about M&A, churn rates, onboarding, payment methods, choice & more.
In this week's subscription news, Hasbro launches a subscription box service for board games, AT&T tries to tempt cord cutters by offering a Roku box with DirectTV Now subscriptions, and Apple Music quietly adds a $99 annual subscription option. Also this week, Slack raises $500 million and attracts big buyers including Amazon, Microsoft, Google and Salesforce, and Tidal uses Jay Z's new album as an exclusive to attract streaming music subscribers.
Apple TV+ to offer AR content, Amazon and Netflix have the most new releases and Porsche to expand subscriptions in North America.
Yes, its finally Friday. We survived talk of the island in the middle of the ocean, surrounded by water, big water, ocean water, and we are ready for the weekend. (Sorry, I could not resist.) Before you head out, check out this weeks Five on Friday. In this weeks edition, Ad Exchanger reports that CPT advertisers are cutting their digital ad dollars and Amazon is reaping the benefits, Digital TV Research forecasts the future of online TV and video, Hubspot shares five sales tips, Zuora talks about the subscription economy in the U.K., and The Muse offers productivity tips to help us get more done.
GameStop is launching Power Pass, an unlimited, pre-owned game rental subscription, reports The Verge. For $60 for six months, gamers can rent a used game at their local GameStop, enjoy unlimited play of that game, return it, and check out another game. Gamers can only rent one game at a time, however. Several sources have said that, at the end of a rental period, subscribers can keep the last game they checked out.
Rarely a week goes by without Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) in the news with a new product, feature or some sort of announcement. This week is no different with two notable news items. First, Amazon announced that customers participating in government assistance programs can sign up for Amazon Prime at a discounted rate of $5.99 per month, following a 30-day free trial. There is no annual commitment, and Prime members can cancel at any time.
During Disney's Q3 earnings call, CEO Bob Chapek announced 'Mulan,' the live action film, would debut on Disney Plus on Sept. 4 for $29.99.
After months of speculation, NBCUniversal allows Peacock to strut its stuff, revealing new details about the streaming service. Peacock will be a free, premium, ad-supported streaming video on-demand service. It will feature subscription tiers and offer over 600 movies and 400 TV series. In addition, Peacock fans can access live and on-demand news, sports, late night and reality programming, including fan favorites like Law and Order, Kevin Hart, Jimmy Fallon and the Summer Olympics. Xfinity X1 and Flex customers will get early bird access to Peacock April 15. Peacock will be available nationally on July 15.