Wrapping Up The Year: Our 2019 Blog Roundup

By Hannah Juley

Estimated read time: 4 minutes, 6 seconds

To recap a fantastic year at FastSpring, we want to take a look back at our top 10 blog posts from 2019. As a partner in growth for thousands of software companies around the world, one of our goals is to provide blog content that is helpful, interesting, and informative.

From explaining the purpose of a Merchant of Record to breaking down emerging regulations like the GDPR and PSD2, the FastSpring blog covered a wide variety of important ecommerce-related topics for businesses looking to sell more, stay lean and compete big. We look forward to continuing to provide the content you need to succeed in 2020 and beyond.

So, grab a cup of coffee, settle in, and take a look at some of the 2019 highlights from the FastSpring blog.

Subscription Finance: What is MRR?

Monthly recurring revenue (MRR) from a subscription-based business model can have a major impact on your business. Learn more about how to calculate MRR to determine the impact on a subscription-based model on your business.

What is a Merchant of Record and Why You Should Care

A Merchant of Record (MOR) is so much more than just a payment system. A MOR can give you the support you need to grow and optimize your business, whether that means globalizing your company, calculating and remitting taxes, or setting up subscription payments. Take a look at this blog post to learn more about the Merchant of Record model and how it helps businesses sell online.

How to Shift Freemium Customers to Paid Customers

Having a Freemium option on your website is a great way to attract customers to your site. But you want to ensure your freemium plan isn’t so good that it stops customers from upgrading to your premium plan. That’s why we put together a list of ways to ensure your freemium option is good, but your premium option is a must-have. This helpful blog post provides tips to help you convert freemium users to paying customers.

Navigating Ecommerce Sales Tax and VAT

The last thing you want to worry about when you are growing your business is taxes. However, maintaining compliance with domestic and international taxation like VAT is a major challenge for most software companies. Discover how a full-service ecommerce partner can take away the stress of taxes for you.

4 Ways SaaS Companies Can Retarget Visitors to Increase Conversions

Looking for ways to turn more website visitors into conversions? Retargeting display ads can increase the chance of a website conversion by as much as 70%! In this blog post, we’re sharing four ways SaaS companies can retarget their website visitors to increase conversions.

PSD2 Guide: The Ultimate Step-By-Step Guide to Compliance

There has been a lot of talk about the PSD2 regulation this year, which is why we decided to break down the ongoings of PSD2 so you can stay informed. This resource is a great way to understand what the PSD2 regulation is and how it will impact your business.

How Localization for SaaS Pricing Can Boost Your Revenue

Localization is key when you want to expand your business globally. When you localize your pricing, you can improve your customer experience for customers all over the world. Not only is this better for your customers, but it can also be a major boost to your revenue as well. Learn more about the impact of localization in this blog post.

How A/B Testing Can Reduce Shopping Cart Abandonment

With shopping cart abandonment at nearly 70%, it’s clear that having an optimized checkout experience is a must. But how do you know if your checkout is working? Enter A/B testing. This blog post can help you A/B test your checkout to ensure you are getting the most out of your checkout experience.

6 of the Most Profitable Digital Products And Goods to Sell Online

Selling online has never been more accessible, but the question is – what should you be selling online? With the growing popularity of digital products and goods, there are several options to choose from. But with so many choices, it can become overwhelming. That is why we put together a list of the most profitable digital products and goods for your business to sell online.

So You Created An Affiliate Program, Now What?

Affiliate programs are a great way to expand your marketing reach and drive more revenue to your business. However, an affiliate program is not a set it and forget it type of endeavor. Learn more about how to build your affiliate program, so your business is set up for success when you begin to partner with affiliates.

We hope you found these and all the other posts from the FastSpring blog helpful this year. To review all of our blog content, visit www.fastspring.com/blog. And don’t forget to subscribe to the FastSpring blog to be the first to know about the latest and greatest blog posts!

Hannah Juley

Hannah is a recent graduate from UC-Santa Barbara. Her prior experience in marketing lead her to the FastSpring Marketing Coordinator role. Hannah assists with content, social media and department expenses. Outside of work, you can find her at the beach either playing volleyball or reading a book.

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