Five Ways to Monetize IoT & Connected Devices

Readers of Subscribed and this newsletter know that I’m a big believer in the future of connected devices and their potential to transform and re-energize our manufacturing sector. In fact, we’ve moved well beyond the “theory” phase of IoT, and are well into the deployment stage. How can I tell? From all the emails I […]

Subscription Economy News: Week of 01/27/2020

Every week, we bring you the top stories and analyses from the global Subscription Economy. It’s a subscription world now: Top 100 app subscription revenue surged to $4.6 billion last year in the U.S. alone Excerpts from an article by Michael Grothaus on Fast Company Consumer willingness to spend money on subscriptions is only increasing. That’s […]

GDP and the Subscription Economy

The technology stories coming out of this week’s World Economic Forum’s event in Davos share a common theme, one of anxiety. As technology continues to become a bigger part of our personal and work lives, we’re being faced with some equally big challenges: the impact of artificial intelligence on jobs, big tech and the role […]

“Swallowing the Fish”: A short-term reality for subscription businesses

This article was originally published in ITProPortal by Zuora’s VP of Customer Business Innovation and Chair of the Subscribed Institute, Amy Konary. We’re in the midst of a global economic shift where businesses and consumers alike prefer access to services over the ownership of products: the Subscription Economy. As a result, companies around the world […]

The subscription economy is growing rapidly in Europe

This Q&A, translated into English, with Zuora CEO Tien Tzuo was originally published in Journal du Net by Adrien Tsagliotis. Last October, the former Salesforce CMO published a book to decipher the subscription economy boom. His company, Zuora, offers a platform to deploy offers by subscription. Ten years ago, Salesforce, pioneer of SaaS, overturned software […]

2020 Sales Tax Changes

Avalara’s tax experts look ahead to tax changes in 2020 — from laws impacting marketplace sellers and facilitators to cross-border ecommerce sales, and beyond.

How to Raise Your Prices

With all the talk of video streaming, a recent headline caught my eye the other day: “Matchroom’s Eddie Hearn Wants DAZN To Double Its Subscription Price.” For those who don’t know, DAZN is one of the largest streaming services in the world. Last year, they streamed over 507 million hours of sports across nine countries. […]

Amazon, FedEx & the Customer-Focused Company

Happy New Year! Are you still digging your way out of a pile of cardboard boxes? It’s not just you — over 2.75 billion packages were delivered in the United States over the holiday season, a staggering number. Remember, there are only 330 million Americans! Watching all these boxes being delivered, it made me wonder: […]

Subscription Services and the Race Towards the Future of Banking

This article was originally published in Financial IT UK by John Phillips, General Manager, EMEA at Zuora In the not too distant past, we would sign up for a current account post-school or university and still be carrying around the same worn debit card in our 30s and 40s. With very little differentiation between retail […]