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How Millennials are Shaping the Future of Ecommerce

This is the third in a series of three posts on the future of payments. Check out the other posts to see what the near future looks like and what subscription businesses will look like in 2030. To thrive as a subscription-based business, you need to understand the buying patterns of your consumers. This is especially true for millennials — those people born between 1981-1996. They’re now the largest generation in national history, representing 92 million U.S. consumers. Millennials in the marketplace As a group, millennials have high disposable incomes and control more than $600 billion in annual buying power. By 2020, they’re are forecasted to spend $1.4 trillion annually, accounting for 30% of total retail sales. In particular, millennials […]

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What Issues Will Subscription-Based Products Face in 2030?

This is the second in a series of three posts on the future of payments. See what the near future looks like and come back next week, when we look at how millennials are impacting e-commerce. The subscription industry has greatly expanded over the last decade, bringing with it box services, cloud services, and streaming media. Just think back to 2009: Netflix was primarily a DVD distributor, AWS was still a burgeoning service and Blue Apron was still three years away from founding. Life comes at you fast, and in the future, it will be faster. What will the subscription industry look like in 2030? It’s impossible to say for sure, but we have an idea: Mobile focused Digital payments […]

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How to Decide on Pay-as-You-Go vs. Subscription Models

Ten years ago, the subscription model was rare. Pay-as-you-go structures for products and services were one of the most popular ways to conduct business. Netflix was mailing DVDs and an actual, physical newspaper wasn’t seen as quaint. But today, things have changed. With so many companies charging a subscription for their services, from streaming media to beauty boxes to dog food, shoppers are now much more familiar with the subscription business model. New distribution models that didn’t exist ten (or even five) years ago are now common. Consumers are flocking to subscription-based products and services for: Convenience Reliability Waste Reduction But is a subscription model the right move for your company? Below, we break down the pros and cons of […]

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