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.
Sittercity originally ran their business on a subscription platform which they built themselves. But, like an unruly toddler, their homegrown solution was unmanageable. It failed to meet their needs and support their fast-growing business. They needed something else, and they chose Recurly.
According to Mark Row, VP of Product for Sittercity, “We thought that Recurly was a really good fit for our business model, and we also liked that it had modern technology—a powerful and flexible API, and a clean, intuitive interface.” They also had tremendous results using Recurly’s fraud prevention solution and recovered revenue tools. And that’s not all.
Read the rest of the story about how Recurly helps Sittercity manage the many complexities of subscription billing, bringing affordable, reliable childcare to their millions of subscribers.
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The value of Recurly is that we no longer have to worry about the different aspects of subscription management. Instead, we can focus on things that are our core competency, like adding value to our service and expanding our offering. That’s been a huge win for us.