Banks: The Thrill is Gone

How would you describe your relationship with your bank? Is it full of engagement and discovery? Probably not. In fact, most of us are stuck in fairly humdrum relationships with our banks. Like the old B.B. King song goes: “ The thrill is gone baby / The thrill is gone away from me / Although, […]

When Is A Car Not A Car?

Last summer several Japanese car-sharing services (think the “Uber of Japan”) shared the same interesting problem. After checking mileage records, they noticed that almost one out of every eight subscribers “traveled no distance.” That’s right. They didn’t go anywhere. These people were definitely accessing the cars, they just weren’t using them to actually engage in […]

A Different Kind of Apple

If you’re an Apple fan, or even just a casual observer, you’ve probably noticed that their keynotes are different these days. There’s rarely any new stand-alone product announcements — it’s usually just a long list of upgrades and enhancements. This week their keynote felt like a room full of people clapping about increased pixel resolution […]

Subscription Firms Grow Four Times Faster Than NZX Sales Growth

This story was originally published in The National Business Review by Nathan Smith.   Over the past seven years, subscription companies have seen their sales grow by more than 300%, representing an 18% compound annual growth rate (CAGR), according to a new report. Cloud-based subscription management platform Zuora’s biennial Subscription Economy Index found that between […]

The Future of Fitness

If you had $100 to spend on personal fitness every month, how would you spend it? Historically, the toughest decision would be which gym to pick after New Year’s Eve. Would you go upscale at Equinox, or easy access at 24 Hour Fitness? Would you pump some serious iron at Gold’s Gym, or maybe just […]

Meet the Interns: September 2019

by Zuora interns: Cami Steppe, Employee Communications, and Sarah Shaffer, Employer Brand Marketing And that’s a wrap… Zuora Interns are officially back to school! Over the span of just one summer, our interns have completed valuable projects, broadened their networks, and have evolved as professionals in the industry.  We wanted to catch them one last […]