We are very proud to have been awarded the prestigious “Judges Choice Award” at this year’s Card Not Present Expo in Orlando, Florida. This award comes from the CNP community which is comprised of experts and professionals from payment processors and gateways, fraud-detection services, subscription-billing companies, and mobile wallet technologies.Continue Reading
In 1901, the engine-powered vacuum cleaner was introduced, launching an era of new technology that made life easier for many, replacing manual tools with powered tools and eventually automated tools. Indeed, much of the history of technology is a history marked by improvements to tools and processes to automate tasks, saving businesses and consumers both time and money, and ultimately increasing productivity.Continue Reading
The Internet of Things (IoT) has gotten a lot of buzz lately, for good reason. It’s expected that by 2020, there will be somewhere between 50 and 200 billion IoT-connected devices worldwide, driving $1.7 trillion in spending. But some experts think that the hype is actually understating the full potential. They also note that capturing this potential may be the biggest challenge: businesses will need to understand where the real value of IoT lies and how to take advantage of the monetization opportunities.Continue Reading
As noted in our previous blogs in this series (available here, here and here), choosing a payment gateway can be a daunting, but important, task. In this blog series, we’ve outlined many of the things a merchant should consider in assessing different payment gateways. A careful review of a gateway’s reliability, countries and currencies supported, fees and onboarding processes, and a variety of other factors will help a merchant determine which gateway will best serve their needs, both in the present and as their business grows and evolves.
In this final post in the series, we’ll cover three remaining, important topics: Reporting & reconciliation, Credit card portability, and Compliance.
Quick, name a subscription business. What did you come up with? Netflix maybe, or Spotify? A daily newspaper or monthly magazine? Or something more trendy, like Birchbox or Blue Apron? How about health clubs? New, interestingly curated boxes of the month may be one of the “it things” these days in the world of subscriptions, but health clubs were one of the original early adopters of a recurring-revenue business model.Continue Reading
In March, we talked about the potential for record-breaking numbers when it came to streaming coverage of the March Madness college basketball tournament. Well, hold onto your hats sports fans, because the 2016 major league baseball season has begun, and the MLB’s mobile app, “At Bat,” is likely going to knock it out of the park this year.Continue Reading
The EMV liability shift which occurred last October (and which we discussed initially here, with an update here) brought dire warnings of fraud moving from point-of-sale to online, CNP transactions. Despite the risk, many smaller brick-and-mortar merchants delayed implementing the new “chip” technology, and that decision may be coming back to haunt them now.Continue Reading
Just as a carpenter would certainly choose a hammer to drive a nail, not the blunt end of a screwdriver, so too should a merchant use the correct tool to extract data from Recurly.Continue Reading
Every July in San Diego, for a single long weekend, geeks, nerds and fanboys (and girls), along with the people who love them and the companies that want to market to them, converge for the largest gathering of its kind in the world: the inimitable Comic-Con. What started out in 1970 as an event that drew only 300 people is now the largest show in North America, regularly drawing more than 130,000 attendees to its full-to-capacity home at the San Diego Convention Center.Continue Reading
Want to know more about Recurly and how we can help power your subscription billing success? Come see us! We’ll be at the following industry events this month:Continue Reading