subscriptions

Seven lessons every company can learn from the death of MoviePass – Econsultancy

After more than a year of struggles, the beleaguered movie ticket subscription service MoviePass is shutting down. An announcement sent to subscribers and posted on the company’s website last week explained: “Over the past several months, MoviePass worked hard to relaunch its groundbreaking subscription service and recapitalize the company. While we were able to relaunch …

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Apple Is Trying To Be A Subscription Company

“Just think about the long term value of Apple and where they’re going,”  says Chegg CEO Dan Rosensweig. “They were a phone company, they were an ecommerce company, and now they’re trying to be a subscription company. You see that in their services and their service numbers. They have the largest distribution system on the …

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The Subscription Economy Is Taking Over The World, Says Gainsight CEO

“What’s happening is that the subscription economy is just taking over the world,” says Gainsight CEO Nick Mehta. It shows up for our consumer lives with Netflix, Amazon, etc. It shows up at work as well. Because of that, all of those companies just can’t afford to just sell to their customers and move on. …

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How will Mastercard’s new free-trial policy affect the subscription economy? – Econsultancy

Mastercard, the third-largest credit card processor in the US, has announced a new policy that will make it more difficult for some businesses to automatically convert free trials into recurring subscriptions. In a press release, the company unveiled a rule change that will require certain merchants accepting Mastercard to acquire explicit cardholder approval to begin …

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