The Latest Trends in E-Commerce Subscriptions

Sales of physical products in e-commerce are experiencing sustained growth. According to industry-expert, Mary Meeker, the market has experienced double-digit growth each year since 2008.  

Because of the intensely competitive nature of e-commerce, businesses seek any advantage that might give them an edge over their competition. For example, some businesses are able to leverage a unique brand persona and sell directly to consumers, bypassing middlemen and their added fees. They use technology to enable this strategy.

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Unboxing Subscription Summit 2019

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SubSummit 2019 in New Orleans has just wrapped up, and the attendees from Recurly had a blast meeting with industry partners and prospective clients. Chief of Staff Emma Clark led a discussion on “Subscription Benchmarks,” and the team even found a little time to explore the Big Easy.

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Efficient Billing for Subscription Shipping Fees

Subscription businesses selling physical goods fall into four main categories:

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Silicon Valley Bank Meetup Recap: Discussing Trends in Subscription Commerce

On Wednesday evening of last week, Silicon Valley Bank hosted a lively meetup with Recurly at the Bank’s San Francisco office. The event was attended by a highly-engaged group of subscription commerce companies gathered to discuss best practices and the growth of the hybrid model.

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How Recurly Supports Subscription Box Businesses

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The subscription box segment was an early winner in subscription commerce. Whether based on a carefully curated selection of goods or the regular receipt of necessary consumables, subscription boxes have become an enduring success story.

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Curation and Consumables: Two Keys to Growth in the Subscription Box Market

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For consumers, one of the most popular subscription type is the subscription box—that curated collection of goodies that subscribers receive on a regular basis (often monthly, but not always) which the box purveyor hopes will delight and surprise its recipient. Beauty boxes such as Birchbox were an early success story, along with BarkBox for dog owners, and Loot Crate which provides “epic collectibles” and seeks to “unite and inspire the world through the shared celebration of fandom.”

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