Managing recurring payments can be a pain, especially when you’re working with multiple clients with different billing cycles and subscription rates. Recurly is an application that can make it easier to handle monthly payments in a professional manner, by taking over control of your entire subscription process and automating your billing procedures once and for all. Once you input your company’s pricing and billing plans into the Recurly system, the application gives you a link to add to your site that clients can click on to manage their subscription and payment plan from that day forward.
Once you sign up with Recurly, you can start accepting payments in as little as 30 minutes. Enter some information about your company and create a Recurly subdomain address, then include the provided link on the pricing page of your website. New visitors who wish to subscribe to your site will be taken to a signup page hosted by Recurly, where they can read about the rates and input their credit card information into a secure system. From that point on, subscribers will be automatically billed on the same day each month, without any programming or invoicing on your behalf. Even better, Recurly will let you know whenever new subscribers and joined or ended their accounts.
Recurly requires businesses to setup payments through a separate payment gateway—such as Authorize.net or PayPal—and sends push notifications whenever any subscriber information has changed. Among the notable features the application offers is full CSS customization to give your Recurly payment pages a company-branded look. For online businesses looking for an easy way to manage subscribers and handle monthly billing, Recurly is a flexible application that offers all the features a business could need.
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Recurly is junk. No customer service. Great until you need to pull a report or just talk to someone at the company.
I think one software has been unnoticed in the ‘Alternative’ section and that is Cerillion Skyline. It is emerging as the leader in subscription management software and is a tough contender to already established players like Recurly. It is evolved from 20 years of experience, I think one should consider it before finalising any billing software.