13th July 2018. Posted by News Editor
Filed under: Apple Music, Music, Netflix, Smart Downloads, Spotify, Streaming, Subscription Billing
Streaming wars continue to dominate the headlines this week as Apple Music has surpassed Spotify in the number of US subscribers. Can Spotify continue holding fort globally? In other news, Netflix has built another great feature into its service re-affirming its positioning as a company which understands both media and technology. Lastly, we feature a Forbes report which talks about the key things brands should keep in mind before…
6th July 2018. Posted by News Editor
Filed under: Auto Renewal Law, Lyft, Netflix, Netflix Ultra, PlayStation Vue, recurring revenues, Uber
Netflix grabs the top headlines in this week’s subscription roundup as the company is testing out a new, pricier subscription plan. Will the value-additions under the new plan convince Netflix loyalists to further loosen their purse strings? Next, we look at popular ride-sharing platform Uber’s plans to launch an e-bike subscription service. We also explore the latest price increase from PlayStation Vue. Finally, we look at an…
5th July 2018. Posted by Shashank Venkat
Filed under: Amazon, Amazon Pharmacy, Amazon Prime, pharmacy, PillPack, prescription drugs, Recurring Revenue
E-commerce giant Amazon has sent shockwaves across the pharmacy industry with its acquisition of online store PillPack. Will the company’s latest bet keep it in good health? Shashank Venkat examines
3rd July 2018. Posted by Shashank Venkat
Filed under: ARL, Automatic Renewal Law, auto-renewals, California, SB-313, Senate Bill 313
The state of California in the US has amended its legislation regarding automatic renewals with the newly enacted Senate Bill 313 which came into effect from 1st July 2018. What does this legislation mean for subscription businesses? Shashank Venkat finds out
28th June 2018. Posted by News Editor
Filed under: Apple, Apple Music, Apple subscription bundle, Apple video streaming, Facebook, Instant Articles, YouTube
This week’s subscription roundup is dominated by the tech giants. First, we look at Apple which reportedly is going all in on subscriptions through a new subscription bundle similar to Amazon Prime. If launched, this new package will give access to all of Apple’s subscription services. In other news, we look at the results of Facebook’s news subscription tests. And lastly, we turn to YouTube which is looking at a new way…
22nd June 2018. Posted by News Editor
Filed under: Amazon, Amazon Prime, AMC, AMC Theaters, Facebook, IGTV, Instagram, MoviePass, Prime Wardrobe, YouTube
Welcome to another week of our subscription roundup! The video-sharing platform race is certainly heating up as more established tech companies take on the mighty YouTube. Facebook-owned Instagram has now jumped into the race with its own IGTV app. Can this platform make waves in the space? Instagram’s parent company Facebook is also busy testing subscriptions for private groups, whilst another tech giant, Amazon, is expanding its…
21st June 2018. Posted by Shashank Venkat
Filed under: Amazon, Amazon Australia, Amazon Prime, Australia, subscription billing
Amazon’s subscription offering, Amazon Prime, has finally landed on Australian shores. Will this be a game changer for the Australian retail industry? Shashank Venkat finds out
15th June 2018. Posted by News Editor
Filed under: Amazon, Amazon Go, EA, Electronic Arts, Microsoft, Origin Access Premier, Plume, Walmart
Welcome to another edition of our Subscription Roundup. This week we look at Microsoft’s efforts to battle with Amazon over check-out free retail technology. Who will win this battle of technology between Amazon and Microsoft? Next, we look at Electronic Arts’ new subscription for PC games. And finally, we move on to another company that is pushing the subscription frontier by turning home Wi-Fi into a subscription service.
8th June 2018. Posted by News Editor
Filed under: car subscriptions, Jeep, Jeep Wave, Mercedes Benz, music streaming, Spotify
The automobile industry is dominating this week’s subscription roundup as we look into the new subscription plans offered by Mercedes Benz and Jeep. Can these companies make car ownership an obsolete concept? Our other story this week focuses on music streaming service Spotify’s new move to attract artists.
6th June 2018. Posted by Shashank Venkat
Filed under: customer experience, Recurring billing, recurring payments, self-service, Subscription billing, Subscription billing mistakes
Our ‘Beginner’s Guides’ are designed to help companies build their own successful subscription businesses. In the third and final part of the blog series, Shashank Venkat looks at some common pitfalls in subscription billing and suggests ways businesses can overcome them.
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Apple Music overtakes Spotify in the US
Netflix planning a new ‘Ultra’ subscription pricing plan?
Amazon’s PillPack Acquisition: Can Jeff Bezos dominate the prescription drug industry?
Improving the subscription experience: Californian state law tightens rule on auto-renewals
Apple mulling a subscription bundle for music, tv and news