The PaymentCloud Blog

Our merchants are important to us- that’s why we go out of our way to educate and inform them on the ins and outs of the payment processing industry. We understand merchant services can be a confusing space for new businesses (and old companies too!). So please continue reading for an insightful blog on the industries we serve best.

 Common Subscription Styles in the Tech Support Industry

Posted: by Bronte

Common Subscription Styles in the Tech Support Industry

Subscriptions have taken the worldwide economy by storm and have found its way into nearly every other market. Tech support services and products are no different. Consumers love the stability and predictability of subscription style businesses while businesses love the recurring income it generates. IT and tech support industries in particular have just started to […]

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 What You Need to Know: Starting an Online Book Club Subscription

Posted: by Bronte

What You Need to Know: Starting an Online Book Club Subscription

Over the past decade, you may have noticed an increase in subscription boxes. These are basically a recurring delivery of niche-oriented products sent straight to the consumer. This sales strategy has become one of the most effective ways to distribute products and an easy business to market for. With so many types of boxes, all […]

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 How Replenishment Services Fulfill Subscriber’s Needs

Posted: by Allison

How Replenishment Services Fulfill Subscriber’s Needs

Since the recent boom of subscription-based services, more traditional products and services have been met with a decline in consumption. Specifically in the range of mid-twenty-year-olds – forty-year-olds, this demographic is the most susceptible to make the switch. While millennials boosted subscriptions, nearly any age range can take advantage of this service. The Three Types […]

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 The Success of Women’s Clothing Subscription Services

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The Success of Women’s Clothing Subscription Services

There are a lot of avenues that subscription service providers can take when curating their product. Tracking trends, finding the right target audience, understanding the competitive market are all great steps to figure out which specific market is the best to dive into. Many businesses even decide to overlap into other industries such as adult […]

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 The Unique Placement of Men’s Subscription Grooming Services

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The Unique Placement of Men’s Subscription Grooming Services

Through the success of alternative subscription services that are geared toward customized skincare and grooming, men’s subscription boxes have been illuminated as a growing market. Subscription box services have grown in popularity over the recent years. Despite the market being saturated with services marketed toward women, there is great potential for men to have a […]

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 How the Automotive Industry is Adopting Subscription Style Merchant Processing

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How the Automotive Industry is Adopting Subscription Style Merchant Processing

The subscription-based business model is growing exponentially and perceptive automotive entrepreneurs want a piece of it. Current technologies have laid waste to old retail. Huge shopping malls and buildings for out of touch retailers are now left vacant waiting for new tenants. Disruptive technologies pave the way to the future. These advancements are borne out […]

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 Subscription Gifting: From Planning to Processing Payments

Posted: by Bronte

Subscription Gifting: From Planning to Processing Payments

There has been a 100% increase in subscription boxes over the past five years. The days of only subscription beauty bloggers has ended, now inclusive for a multitude of other industries from the risque to the everyday. A subscription box often provides customers with unique products, tailored to a particular theme or interest. It introduces […]

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 Decrease Your Subscription’s Decline Rate and Recover Your Profits

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Decrease Your Subscription’s Decline Rate and Recover Your Profits

The churn rate in the subscription industry is one of the biggest issues that business owners face. No matter how hard you market, advertise, or acquire, churn is there to stunt your growth. Customer churn is divided into two categories: voluntary and involuntary. One is a conscious choice made by the customer to stop services […]

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 Start a Geek Subscription Box for Gamers and Nerds

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Start a Geek Subscription Box for Gamers and Nerds

Subscription boxes are very popular in the gamer, geek, nerd and fandom communities. From collectible merchandise to gaming accessories, your unique idea might turn into a staple of the market. Gaming subscription boxes and the like have continued to gain popularity since the initial boom in the continuity market. Garnering thousands of Google searches each […]

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 Why The Beauty Subscription Business Model Works

Posted: by Allison

Why The Beauty Subscription Business Model Works

From face creams to mascara, the beauty industry is a massive one, comprised of a multitude of unique markets. In the current climate with the subscription industry being saturated with new business ideas, certain business models have been proven to excel where others have failed. Of the successful markets within the industry, beauty subscription services […]

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