Rethink Commerce Blog

Avangate on BBC Radio 4: The Disruptive Nature Of Technology And the New Services Economy

Posted on August 18th, 2014 by

Joe Lynam, business reporter with the BBC, interviewed Michael Ni, Avangate’s CMO, on the disruptive nature of technology – and how it shakes up traditional industries. As an intro to his BBC Today Radio 4 reportage, Lynam urged his audience to look at how Amazon changed book-selling and how companies like Uber are threatening the traditional taxi market. But the internet is also helping get people into work who would otherwise be excluded.  [...]

Can Better Payments Boost Sales 11%, Instantly?

Posted on July 30th, 2014 by

Payments may seem simple and unimportant – they just involve exchanging money for goods or services, right? Even young kids can go to the store and buy candy for pennies, or (these days) make bids on eBay for interesting comics or toys. But modern payments have the potential to be much more, and to contribute to your bottom line as a merchant as well. A more dynamic payments layer can become another important ally in your quest to sell more services more expertly, and even boost your sales by more than ten percent without any additional effort on your part. [...]

Add Some Summer-time Sizzle to Your Affiliate Program with These 6 Tips

Posted on July 11th, 2014 by

Another beautiful summer is upon us, signified by long sunny days, BBQs with friends, fun on the beach, and affiliate program success. If your sales are lower than average during the summer, it doesn’t have to just be “the way it is.” It’s normal to see a drop in sales when everybody’s on vacation and not thinking about buying digital goods.  Speaking specifically about affiliate channels, we see on average a drop of about 20% in the summer months compared to the rest of the year. The good news is; this trend can be changed. [...]

Cool People Interview Series: Andy Brice

Posted on June 20th, 2014 by

If you aren’t embarrassed by v1.0, you didn’t release it early enough

My dear colleague Adriana Iordan had the pleasure of chatting with Andy Brice back in 2007 (time flies!). I’m taking the relay here and talking with Andy again. A well-respected man in the world of software start-ups, I wanted to get his perspective of how this world has changed in the past seven years and what’s predicted to come next. [...]

Strategic Customer Lifecycle Management, Smarter Payments and Conversions with the 2014 Avangate Summer Release

Posted on June 17th, 2014 by

Empower Your Teams with Smarter Retention and Conversion Tools

In this summer release, Avangate is rolling out powerful customer-facing and under-the-hood updates to drive your customer retention and strategic global reach efforts. Start taking advantage of:

  • Incisive new insights into recurring payments and recovery tools performance
  • Intelligent retention tools and actionable data on opportunities to decrease churn rates and better manage the customer lifecycle
  • Customer-centric conversion mechanisms and services
  • Scalability optimizations from acquisition through delivery, retention, and renewals, as well as advanced tools for up-selling and cross-selling [...]