Author Archive: Eric Holle

Protect Your Revenue With Gateway Failover

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New Features Payments gateway failover

You rely on your payment gateway for business success. Without it, you simply can’t accept payments from customers. Unfortunately, all gateways at one time or another experience outages and performance issues. Across Recurly’s supported gateways, we’ve documented an average of 40 performance issues per year. With downtimes up to several minutes, this can add up to significant lost revenue. This is no insignificant concern for an online business because transaction success directly contributes to maximizing your revenue. 

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Recurly’s Custom Gateway Routing Enables Flexible Payment Routing

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New Features gateway routing

Recurly is excited to announce Custom Gateway Routing, an important new capability that gives our customers unlimited flexibility in routing payments—either the initial transaction or subsequent renewal transactions—to a specific gateway. This lets them take advantage of the benefits a certain gateway may offer for specific types of transactions, for example, based on geolocation or for specific products.

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Five Recurly.js enhancements to improve the mobile checkout experience

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mobile payments mobile commerce

Card Hosted Fields imageCustomers have come to expect convenience, simplicity, and speed when completing activities online. This expectation is especially true when shopping and completing purchases on a mobile device.

With cart abandonment rates for mobile devices topping 85% last year, and the average across device types at over 77%, merchants have an opportunity to increase revenue by offering the best mobile checkout experience possible. Businesses must scrutinize their mobile flow to ensure that they are maximizing revenue and reducing cart abandonment. This is especially important for subscription commerce where a merchant doesn't just lose a single sale, they lose an entire stream of revenue from future subscription renewals.

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