Category Archives for "All About Subscriptions"

Are You Affected by Mastercard’s New Free Trial Rules?

Last month, Mastercard made an announcement that left many subscription business owners wondering if their business would be affected — or to what extent. They later updated the announcement to clarify some of the rules, specifically around digital products, but in case you missed that or still aren’t sure whether it would affect your business, read on to find out what’s what. The details of the new requirements: Mastercard rolled out new consumer protections that apply to subscription businesses with free trials for physical products. In other words, if your subscription business only delivers digital products, these protections don’t apply to you. That said, it’s still worth paying attention to them and what they could mean for the future of the industry. Mastercard’s […]

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Planning on DIYing Your Subscription Billing? Read This First

When it comes to finding the right subscription billing management tool, it can be tempting to build your own. But before you decide to embark on that journey, make sure you’ve carefully weighed the pros and cons. After all, many a business owner has attempted a DIY software project, only to wind up regretting it later. Let’s find out how you can avoid that same trap: The upsides of building your own subscription solution: Customization The biggest and most obvious benefit here you’ll have the ability to completely customize the features to perfectly match your needs. For example, you might be considering building a billing solution if you need payment methods or schedules that aren’t often supported by other tools. […]

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Bootstrap Your Subscription Business With These 14 Tools

When you’re first setting up your subscription business, the sheer amount of tools available can be overwhelming. What do you need to get started? What’s a must-have, and what’s a nice-to-have? We’ve got a full list for you below, split into categories covering… Websites Payments Marketing Communication Shipping & Logistics Ready? Let’s dive in: Websites First off, you need a site to direct people to — a homebase for your business where people can read your marketing content, purchase your products, and sign up for your email list. These products will get you up and running: WordPress/Squarespace WordPress (which you can use self-hosted or hosted by WordPress) is the most popular CMS for a reason. It’s easy to learn how […]

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