The first subscription box service appeared in 2004. Called The Sampler, if offered samples of products from independent, web-based artists and shops. Various other boxes emerged soon-after. Early successes include Quarterly, Birchbox, NatureBox, and BarkBox (Recurly is proud to count the latter two as customers!).Continue Reading
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Tailor Brands was founded on the belief that powerful branding should be accessible to everyone, regardless of skill level, background in design, or budget size. The company describes its platform as the world’s first automated branding agency—providing AI-software that creates unique brand identities and elements on the spot.Continue Reading
For anyone interested in politics, an organization such as The Cook Political Report can be an important resource. Cook Political is an independent, non-partisan weekly newsletter that analyzes elections and campaigns for the US House of Representatives, US Senate, State Governors, and President, as well as American political trends. Founded in 1984, The Cook Political Report has evolved from a print-only publication to an online platform with a highly popular electronic newsletter available via individual and group subscriptions.Continue Reading
JW Player is an impressive company. It has developed into the world’s largest network independent video platform, used in 193 countries and powering 20 billion videos via two billion unique devices each month. That represents 900 million hours of video—or approximately five percent of all videos streamed online. Since 2013, JW Player has used the Recurly subscription management platform to monetize its SaaS business.Continue Reading
Asana makes a popular SaaS app used by business teams to more effectively track and manage work and projects. In 2012, the Asana team needed a robust solution to manage their subscription billing and payments functions. They chose the Recurly subscription management platform, and built it into their financial operations, to power their growth in the enterprise SaaS category.Continue Reading
In many communities, finding a babysitter or nanny is hard. Sittercity realized the challenges parents and others faced and launched a website to solve the problem, providing parents with a better, more effective way to find childcare. Founded in 2001, the service—which is accessed via a monthly subscription fee—has connected millions of families across the U.S. with qualified babysitters and nannies.Continue Reading
Returnloads.net is an online freight exchange in the UK. They connect haulage companies who have empty vehicles with businesses that need goods moved—helping to reduce costs along with the number of empty trucks traveling throughout the U.K.Continue Reading
“A picture may speak a thousand words, but a good case study does the work of a thousand marketers!” ~ Anonymous
Recently, a customer of ours contacted us. His company, a digital marketing agency based in San Francisco, had been using Recurly since 2013. They liked our intuitive user interface, clear reporting and analytics, and how our subscription platform helps them to be more efficient and concentrate on growing their business instead of struggling with payments. As a matter of fact, this customer—Digital Reach—likes Recurly so much, they offered to do a case study on the benefits they get from using Recurly. We of course took them up on that offer as we love it when our customers want to toot our horn for us!Continue Reading
GatherContent was developed specifically to meet the content creation and workflow needs of today’s businesses. The platform helps companies create and manage content that’s both structured and portable—and then publish it to any CMS or platform. They launched in London in September 2012 and now have thousands of customers in over 130 countries managing millions of pieces of content.Continue Reading
Increasingly, a wide range of merchants are discovering how well a subscription model can work for their business, to increase revenue, encourage customer loyalty, gain market share and drive continued success.
One such company is FASTHockey, an over-the-top (OTT) provider of live webcasts and archives on-demand of hockey games—over 20,000 each year. A year-and-a-half ago, FASTHockey decided to transition from a Pay-Per-View revenue model to one based entirely on subscriptions.Continue Reading