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Keep Calm and Retain On

Posted on November 19th, 2014 by

Like the original British WWII propaganda poster – Keep Calm and Carry On – inspired the British troops to keep on fighting, a similar inspirational message could be applied to SaaS and Online services companies around the world, but with a slight twist.
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Affiliate Summit East ’14 – Wrap-Up

Posted on September 5th, 2014 by

“The digital goods market is growing, and Avangate is here to help” – in my opinion, was the most important takeaway from the recent Affiliate Summit East show in New York City.

Avangate has been participating in affiliate events for over 5 years now, and we’ve spoken not just once, but many times on the topic of digital goods and how Avangate can help affiliates sell more. Now with the new services economy, it has changed the way companies interact with customers and, of course, this is visible in the affiliate channel as well. […]

Fields of Gold for (e)Commerce – Happy 20th Birthday!

Posted on August 28th, 2014 by

This month marks the 20th birthday of ecommerce – it’s been two decades since NetMarket sold “Ten Summoner’s Tales” by Sting (as a physical CD, of course, not a download – we weren’t that advanced back then, plus the disc would have taken hours to download on dial-up). We’ve come a long way since SSL technology finally enabled secure payments by protecting personal information and Amazon sold only books. Now, the online retailer sells everything from boots to bookends, and has millions of competitors aiming for a piece of the online sales pie.

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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.  […]

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 […]