Why Subscription Services are Better Than Single-Product Sales

Posted by FastSpring staff on Dec 8, 2014 6:55:24 PM

Most people have used a subscription at some point in their lives, from Netflix to magazines there’s a subscription for most services. There are so many reasons to choose a subscription, which usually benefits both parties. As a retailer, it may be in your best interest to offer a subscription based service as well as your single-product sales.

Subscriptions were pioneered by the newspaper and magazine industry offering weekly, monthly and yearly fees in exchange for their product. This allowed customers to pay a lower premium for the magazines and newspapers than if they had bought one copy. This idea has caught on and benefited both retailer and consumer alike.

Here are a few key points as to why you should offer a subscription:

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Topics: Increasing Revenue, Subscription, E-Commerce Insights

2015 VAT Changes: What FastSpring Customers Need to Know

Posted by FastSpring staff on Nov 26, 2014 10:28:00 PM

Are you selling digital products or offer a SaaS service within the EU? Starting January 1, 2015 there will be major changes to the VAT (value added tax).

Here’s what FastSpring clients need to know.

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Topics: FastSpring Info

5 More E-commerce Merchant Account Questions to Ask, Right Now

Posted by FastSpring staff on Nov 14, 2014 6:34:00 PM

Are you ready to launch your SaaS service, sell your app or distribute your digital download?

In our last post, we outlined six questions you should ask your e-commerce merchant solution provider. But for such an important decision, there are a number of factors to consider. Here are five more questions to ask before you sign on the merchant account dotted line.

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Topics: E-Commerce Insights, choosing an ecommerce solution

6 E-commerce Merchant Account Questions to Ask, Right Now

Posted by FastSpring staff on Nov 7, 2014 5:47:11 PM


You’ve just created a great app, independent game or digital download. Or, maybe you’re launching a new SaaS service and you can’t wait for your first wave of clients.

Congratulations! Now comes the hard part—choosing your e-commerce merchant solution.

Finding the right online commerce platform is crucial for your business’ success. The right solution will help you make more money with far less hassle. And the wrong solution can mean lost sales, fewer opportunities and a whole lot of headaches.

Here are six questions to ask your e-commerce merchant solution provider:

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Topics: E-Commerce Insights, choosing an ecommerce solution

Cross-Selling And Up-Selling: E-commerce Tips & Tactics

Posted by FastSpring staff on Oct 31, 2014 5:08:00 PM

Want to boost your online sales? You can go the painstakingly expensive route to attract new customers.  Or you can tactfully target current customers with cross-sells and up-sells.  Also known as product recommendations, cross-sells are your ticket to bigger sales, and bigger revenues.

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Topics: E-Commerce Insights

Release Notes: October 2014

Posted by FastSpring staff on Oct 22, 2014 6:59:00 PM

We are excited to announce the recent releases below. If you would like more details about any of these, please feel free to contact our award-winning customer support. 
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Topics: FastSpring Release Notes

FastSpring Ranked in Software Magazine’s “Top 500”

Posted by FastSpring staff on Sep 4, 2014 5:49:00 AM

SANTA BARBARA, CA—September 1, 2014: FastSpring, a software industry leader offering a complete e-commerce solution for payments and subscriptions, is ranked for the first time in Software Magazine’s list of top 500 software companies. FastSpring landed at 444 in the Software 500, a revenue-based annual ranking of the world’s largest software and services suppliers, targeting medium to large enterprises, their IT professionals, software developers, and business managers involved in software and services purchasing.
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Topics: FastSpring Info, News

FastSpring Wins "Customer Service Department of the Year" Silver Stevie Award in 2014 International Business Awards

Posted by FastSpring staff on Aug 19, 2014 6:54:00 AM

Santa Barbara, CA—August 13, 2014—FastSpring was named the winner of a Silver Stevie® Award in the Customer Service Department of the Year category in The 11th Annual International Business Awards today. The International Business Awards are the world’s premier business awards program. All individuals and organizations worldwide – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small – are eligible to submit nominations. 
Stevie Silver International Award 2014 Customer Service Dept of Year Fastspring
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Topics: Press Releases, FastSpring Info, News

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