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How the recurring charge model helps subscription businesses keep up

Consumers love the convenience of  set-it-and-forget-it subscriptions.
According to McKinsey, the desire to replenish products accounts for one-third of all subscriptions. Over half contain a curated selection of products chosen to delight and surprise the recipient.These subscription boxes contain everything from consumables like eco-friendly toiletries and pet food…

Advantages of using a hosted payment page

Many merchants rely on hosted payment pages for ease and security.
Selling products, subscriptions and services online is a lot more complicated than opening a lemonade stand.An enterprising individual with a big idea and ecommerce aspirations will need to understand the intricacies of web development to get a payment page up…

Payment processing decline recovery solutions

Transactions are often declined due to out-of-date card and billing information.
After having an online payment declined, one-quarter of rejected shoppers either give up or decide to shop with another online merchant.One-third will blame the retailer for the unhappy incident. After all, if the customer experience fills shoppers with the sinking…

Checkout charities: Best practices for encouraging shopper donations

Here’s what ecommerce leaders need to know before launching a checkout charity.
Over the 2019 holiday season, one-third of merchants donated money or goods to a charitable organization. And the spirit of giving isn't restricted to a few weeks in the winter. Throughout the year, retailers find many ways to give —…

3 tips for mastering 2020’s consumer-driven economy

The retail landscape of 2020 is shaping up to be a consumer-driven one.
The retail landscape of 2020 is shaping up to be a consumer-driven one.Here are three important strategies that will help ecommerce businesses thrive in this competitive environment:1. Encourage brand loyalty with a tiered rewards programAccording to the Alliance Data Analytics…

Creating the ideal ecommerce experience for Generation Z

95% of Gen Z respondents have a smartphone.
Generation Z includes anyone born from 1997 onward. Now in their early twenties, members of Gen Z have a significant amount of disposable income. Having had digital technologies at their fingertips since infancy, this is the first generation of true digital natives.Let's…

6 things your supply chain needs to improve efficiency

Here are six things you’ll need to improve supply chain efficiency in 2020
When you put pressure on your supply chain, the cracks will start to show. Amid the holiday rush, when systems and staff are pushed to their limits, inefficiencies become glaring problems holding back your business. The dawn of a new…

4 subscription box trends for 2020

Here are the four industry trends you’ll need to embrace to thrive in the new year.
As the subscription box space continues to expand, here are the top industry trends you'll need to embrace to thrive in the new year.1. Unparalleled customer experienceFacing fierce competition from direct-to-consumer retailers and next-day or even same-day delivery, subscription box…

How to best approach customer database management: 4 tips for retailers

To mitigate costly, catastrophic data breaches, use encryption tools and take data backup seriously.
In 2017, an Economist headline proclaimed data as "the world's most valuable resource." This continues to ring true, especially in the retail sector.For retailers and ecommerce businesses, customer data is not only a priceless asset; it's also an enormous responsibility.…

4 ways to bring a holiday theme to your subscription box

Try these four ideas to give your subscription box a seasonal spin.
The National Retail Federation predicts that, during the 2019 winter holidays, consumers will spend 34% more than they did 10 years ago.Each person will spend roughly $1,050 on gifts, seasonal treats and decorations; this is up 4% from last year's…