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Recurly Press Kit

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Talkin’ about UX Design Jobs in the Midwest

Recently I got the opportunity to give a talk at the Madison+ UX conference. Madison+ UX is a one-track conference in Madison, WI and includes two full days of speakers from all over covering a variety of topics. The event is incredibly well put together by the good folks at Sapling Events and was held at a lovely venue in downtown Madison. I was thoroughly impressed with the whole event and look forward to attending … Read More…

Visualize your website’s color scheme with Grunt Palettable.

Palettable is a Grunt plugin that reads a set of pre-processed stylesheets (SASS, SCSS, or Stylus) and gathers all color variables. These variables are then formatted as an HTML color palette illustrating each color. Palletable also generates a color theme including complimentary color suggestions for states like mouse-hover and click. Assuming your project contains 3 stylesheets with the following color values: Palettable’s default settings will generate the following color palette: Where did Palettable come from? … Read More…

Building SVG Animations

Recently, Recurly revamped our features pages and with that redesign introduced a series of small animations to add a level of delight to the pages. The majority of the animations use CSS to power them, but a couple use JavaScript. All of them have a trigger powered by JavaScript so that they don’t loop and only play when in the user’s viewport. There have been several questions about one in particular on the Recover Lost … Read More…

Aligning Product and Quality @ Recurly

As an Agile organization, Recurly constantly battles the desire to ship features quickly and iterate on them vs. only rolling items out that are truly feature complete and bug free. Toward the end of 2013 and during the beginning of 2014 we heard from a number of customers that the features and changes that we were rolling out did not meet the quality standards they’d come to expect. As for any product-focused organization, this was … Read More…

5 Myths about Recruiting in the SF Market

We all know that good talent is hard to find. Is good talent in the San Francisco/Bay Area impossible to find? Never. Here are 5 common myths of recruiting in this competitive marketplace and the truths about them:     “San Francisco employees are high maintenance! All employees in the bay area tech space want high ticket perks and benefits!”     While many employers in the bay area offer fancy perks and benefits such as … Read More…

NPR Marketplace Covers Credit Card Decline Impact With Recurly

As merchants continue to shift their business models towards subscription and recurring offerings, the importance of maintaining continuity in the billing process is reaching mainstream media attention. NPR’s Kai Rysdall and Amy Kiley covered the topic in a piece that aired yesterday on Marketplace. Target Credit Card Breach Still Hurts Small Businesses Recurly has been observing credit card error and decline patterns for years. With this perspective, we seen an observable increase in the percentage … Read More…

All About Dunning

Tired of chasing down customers for failed payments? Have spreadsheets tracking declines and email communications and promises to pay? Take advantage of Recurly’s dunning management to save time, worry, and money! Dunning (or Delinquent User Notification) is a period of time in which a user’s payment has failed and both communication attempts and automated retries occur to recapture their revenue and keep them as an active subscriber. On average 13% of recurring transactions fail, and this process … Read More…

Developing the Recurly Integrator Community

Channel Development is a key component of any effective revenue growth strategy.  For solutions like Recurly that are highly self-service and strive to be developer friendly, the community of consultants and creative agencies that work with our platform are a growing source of new business.  As the technology experts serving their clients, they are in uniquely positioned to promote Recurly.  As a result, our Sales and Customer Success teams recently started an ongoing project to … Read More…

Recurly Named ‘Best Subscription Billing’ Vendor

Recurly Honored with ‘Judges Choice’ Award at Credit Card Industry Event – CNP 2014 The Card Not Present Expo is an event which occurs annually. At this event, experts from the credit card payment industry gather to share thoughts and opinions about issues shaping the payments industry. This includes payment processors, fraud detection services, payment gateways, subscription billing vendors, mobile wallet technologies as well as a new raft of alternative payment technologies using Bitcoin. Recurly … Read More…