About Recurly

Recurly’s all-in-one, integrated platform removes the complexities of automating subscription billing at scale by enabling teams to manage and optimize their subscriber lifecycles with ease.

Category-defining companies including Sling, Twitch, BarkBox, FabFitFun, Paramount, Lucid, and Sprout Social have chosen Recurly to manage billions of dollars in recurring revenues, future-proof their recurring billing and revenue management, and recover billions of dollars in lost revenue due to churn.

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The Recurly subscription and billing platform allows brands of all sizes to launch, manage, and scale every aspect of their subscription business from plan and pricing creation to marketing promotions, subscriber management, payments orchestration, recurring billing, and churn reduction so you can grow faster, smarter, and stronger.

Plans, Pricing & Promotions
Quickly configure and launch new offers, dial in best pricing, upsell one-time products, celebrate with gift subscriptions, and entice customers through discounted promotions.
- Pricing models
- Plans and add-ons
- Item catalog
- Trial management
- Coupons and discounts
- Gift subscriptions and cards

Subscriber Management
Gain a complete view of subscribers and subscriptions. Manage them with ease through integrated subscription and communications tools that simplify complexity and accelerate growth.
- Subscription management
- Multi-subscription support
- Lifecycle communications
- Account hierarchy

Payments Orchestration
Optimize, simplify, and secure complex payment processing with a symphony of resources that reach and win subscribers anywhere in the world you choose to play.
- Multiple payment gateways
- Alternative payment methods
- Subscriber wallet
- Fraud management

Recurring Billing
Streamline and automate the entire subscription billing and invoicing lifecycle, even with complex subscription billing scenarios as you confidently scale locally and across borders.
- Automated and manual invoicing
- Invoice and receipt customization
- Charges and credits
- Taxes and compliance

Churn Management
Maximize recurring revenue, minimize attrition, and boost subscriber lifetime value with machine-learning-powered churn and revenue recovery technology and tools.
- Intelligent retries
- Account updater
- Expired card management
- Dunning campaigns
- Backup payment method
- Pause subscription

Revenue Recognition
Streamline and automate compliance with multiple revenue reporting standards with Recurly’s enterprise-grade, fully configurable solution.
- Revenue recognition automation
- Compliance automation
- Revenue forecasting
- Multiple revenue models


Key benefits of Recurly

Recurly was built for companies seeking to grow their subscription business. The platform accelerates and enhances every aspect of the subscription lifecycle—from plan and pricing creation to marketing promotions, subscriber management, payments optimization, recurring billing, churn reduction, revenue recognition, and much more.

Recurly is ideal for direct-to-consumer companies with high-velocity and high-volume transactions—digital streamers and publishers for example—seeking to expand to new channels, markets, and regions.

Recurly helps companies:

Grow faster with an easy-to-use platform that gives you the flexibility to iterate, experiment, and adapt quickly without draining resources.

Grow smarter with data-driven insights to capture more business and advanced revenue optimization built on machine learning to help you keep more revenue.

Grow stronger with an experienced partner who can help you manage subscriptions at scale, anticipate and solve challenges before they pop up, and offer industry benchmarks.


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Recurly Software - Simple, flexible features and tools to quickly set up and test different products, plans, and pricing options, plus promotional tools like free trials, coupons, and gift subscriptions and cards to attract more customers.
Recurly Software - Easily set up payments with smart routing to improve transaction success rates and conversions by offering a variety of payment methods, such as credit cards, PayPal, Amazon Pay, Apple Pay, Google Pay, and ACH.
Recurly Software - Provides flexible ways to configure their subscription billings workflows and automate recurring invoicing based on the subscription parameters.
Recurly Software - Increase collection effort effectiveness with automated dunning communications. Configurable across period and timing, if the payment is past due or declined, selected and personalized dunning campaign launch.
Recurly Software - Recurly analytics provides a 360° view into the health of your subscription business—plan performance, churn trends, campaigns results, financial metrics—to quickly inform your decisions for business growth.
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Recurly Software - Simple, flexible features and tools to quickly set up and test different products, plans, and pricing options, plus promotional tools like free trials, coupons, and gift subscriptions and cards to attract more customers.
Recurly Software - Easily set up payments with smart routing to improve transaction success rates and conversions by offering a variety of payment methods, such as credit cards, PayPal, Amazon Pay, Apple Pay, Google Pay, and ACH.
Recurly Software - Provides flexible ways to configure their subscription billings workflows and automate recurring invoicing based on the subscription parameters.
Recurly Software - Increase collection effort effectiveness with automated dunning communications. Configurable across period and timing, if the payment is past due or declined, selected and personalized dunning campaign launch.
Recurly Software - Recurly analytics provides a 360° view into the health of your subscription business—plan performance, churn trends, campaigns results, financial metrics—to quickly inform your decisions for business growth.

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Reviews

Overall rating

4,6 /5
(58)
Value for Money
4,4/5
Features
4,4/5
Ease of Use
4,4/5
Customer Support
4,6/5

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Jack
Jack
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Incredible Support

Reviewed on 2020/07/31

We've used Recurly to power our billing for over 5 years now and it's fully integrated into our...

We've used Recurly to power our billing for over 5 years now and it's fully integrated into our systems and processes. We're big fans of the ease of use and bigger fans of the phenomenal support.

Pros

While the features and ease of use are great, I'm most impressed with their customer service and ability to answer each question my team or I have quickly and thoroughly.

Cons

No major cons I can think of. We're trying to integrate GoCardless and it's been a little clunky, but I don't think that's at the fault of Recurly.

Response from Recurly

We appreciate you've taken the time to share your experience with Recurly - and thrilled that customer services has been helpful. We love celebrating with our customers. If there's something we can do to improve your experience, please let us know.

Mark
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  • Industry: Food & Beverages
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

A must for emerging subscription-based business model

Reviewed on 2021/06/29

Recurly is packed with features. It's not the cheapest one in the market but it fulfills our need....

Recurly is packed with features. It's not the cheapest one in the market but it fulfills our need. There are some features we wish would be an add-on which will save us some dollars because we don't use it. The customer support is important to us and they are responsive and knowledgeable. There is a little learning curve when rolling this out to new hires.

Pros

Besides integrating well with our existing tools. We are fond of Recurly because we can accommodate a wider reach of customers beyond month-to-month plans. The subscriptions can be customized the way we like it (think annual plans, prepaid plans, every other month, every three month-type of billing.)

The invoicing feature allows our sales team to close deals without asking for upfront credit card information. Once accounts have been set up, we can always provide a specific link so customers can pay by themselves reducing the amount of people seeing their cards thus building trust.

Cons

When processing a refund, it generates another invoice with a different invoice number. I think it would be better if the actual invoice will be updated to say "fully refunded/partially refunded" instead of creating another one.

For security reasons, the software times out over a period of inactivity. When 2-step verification is enabled, it will always ask for it when you re-login...just a minor annoyance.

Alternatives Considered

Stripe

Reasons for Switching to Recurly

Stripe doesn't have a recurring feature and their invoicing solution isn't as user-friendly as Recurly.

Response from Recurly

We appreciate you've taken the time to share your experience with Recurly. We work with customers worldwide, enabling the full subscriber lifecycle. We especially love celebrating with our customers as they grow. Congratulations. If there's something we can do to improve your experience, beyond what you've listed above, please let us know!

Poohan
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  • Industry: Automotive
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

Disappointing customer support

Reviewed on 2020/03/12

Pros

decent interface. good integration functionality although this breaks every so often.

Cons

Customer service was disappointing at best. Charged us thousands of dollars for collecting on a single bill.
We flagged this to them multiple times but got passed around 5 different customer support people and eventually told us that they wouldn't entertain our request. We have been a customer of theirs for over three years and its so disappointing to feel ripped off this way.

Response from Recurly

We appreciate you've taken the time to express your concern. It appears we've fallen short. This isn't acceptable to us. Recurly provides a subscription management platform for 2200+ businesses, and we welcome every opportunity to improve. Please reach out to [email protected] should you still need assistance.

Edgardo
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  • Industry: Consumer Services
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Recurly Covers all your billing needs

Reviewed on 2020/05/20

Recurly has the best subscription billing service that I have worked with (I have used several)....

Recurly has the best subscription billing service that I have worked with (I have used several). Their costs are fair and as mentioned previously, the freedom I have to set up everything the way I want to based on my needs is the reason why we will continue to use this service.

Pros

What I like the most about Recurly is the versatility, I have many options to send customized discounts, codes, create plans, edit renewals dates, process manual payments, send invoices, set up alerts, customize invoices and provide credits.

Cons

If I can say anything that I don't like is that sometimes a pop-up comes up for support and gets in the way of me working when I'm not looking to contact support. I understand the platform is just letting me know I can contact support for any issues and how but for experience users that know how to do this already, it can just be a little annoying.

Response from Recurly

Thank you! We appreciate you've taken the time to share your experience with Recurly. If there's something we can do to improve your experience, beyond the pop-up notifications, please let us know.

Eric
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  • Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness
  • Company size: 201–500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Recurly is the most user friendly subscription UI on the market

Reviewed on 2020/03/05

Recurly is the best solution for companies with a handful of products to scale. If you are using...

Recurly is the best solution for companies with a handful of products to scale. If you are using the admin UI to do billing like I am it is a very clear tool to implement and use day-to-day.

Pros

I love the flexibility in setting up subscriptions: future start, bill forward, automatic, % or $ discounts. Recurly makes it easy and does exception handling well.

Cons

Slow to roll out new features. Sometimes you set up multiple subscriptions to fire out at the same time, but they will send separately. For some reason Recurly only let's you choose the HOUR (in UTC) that a subscription occurs at, but Recurly sometimes changes the MINUTE. Very frustrating as an admin to manage that somewhat confusing anomaly.

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Zuora

Reasons for Switching to Recurly

Price at current scale was more economical.

Response from Recurly

We appreciate you've taken the time to share your experience with Recurly. We work with customers worldwide, enabling the full subscriber lifecycle. And we especially love celebrating with our customers as they grow. Congratulations. If there's something we can do to improve your experience, please let us know!

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Recurly FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Recurly.

Recurly offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$0,00/month
  • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Expect Transparent Pricing. Recurly believes in making our services accessible for businesses of all sizes. With a low-cost monthly fee and pay-as-you-go model - we don't get paid until you do. No hidden fees. No high-pressure salespeople. No long-term contracts

Recurly has the following typical customers:

11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1 000, 1 001–5 000

Recurly supports the following languages:

English

Recurly supports the following devices:

Recurly integrates with the following applications:

Adyen, Amazon Pay, Ambassador, Apple Pay, Attribution, Avalara, Braintree, CardConnect, Chargeback, ChartMogul, Checkout.com, CyberSource by ComCom, Drip, Fiserv, Fivetran, Gmail, GoCardless, Google Cloud, Google Pay, HubSpot CRM, HubSpot Marketing Hub, HubSpot Sales Hub, HubSpot Service Hub, Intercom, Keap, Kissmetrics, Kount, LeadDyno, MerchantE, MuleSoft Composer, NetSuite, Okta, Opayo, PayPal, Pirate Ship, Post Affiliate Pro, ProsperStack, QuickBooks, QuickBooks Online, SaaSquatch, Slack, Slemma, Snowflake, Stripe, SugarCRM, Tray.io, Vertex, Worldline, Worldpay, Xero, Zapier, Zendesk Suite, authorize.net, cybersource

Recurly offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Phone Support, Chat

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