FastSpring at GamesBeat Summit 2024!
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by FastSpring
2d ago
Ready for an immersive exploration of the pressing real-world challenges confronting the gaming industry? If so, join FastSpring at GamesBeat Summit 2024! We’d love to talk with you in person! Join us at the Marina del Rey Marriott, in Los Angeles, CA, on May 20th and 21st, for an extraordinary event dedicated to all things video gaming. This year’s theme is Resilience and Adaptation, where we will all delve into the strategies needed to adapt and thrive. Sessions will cover pivotal topics such as GenAI, cross-media adaptations, and addressing the complexities of layoffs in an industry now dee ..read more
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FastSpring at SaaStock USA 2024!
FastSpring Blog
by FastSpring
2d ago
Ready to join the leading conference for B2B SaaS founders, operators and investors from pre-seed to series C? If so, join FastSpring at SaaStock USA 2024 at Booth S5! We’d love to talk with you in person! Join us at the Palmer Events Center, in Austin, TX, from May 13th to 15th, for an extraordinary event dedicated to all things SaaS. Since 2016, SaaStock has helped more founders, investors, and operators connect, learn, and grow than any other SaaS conference globally. SaaStock at its heart is all about making connections that last a lifetime.  SaaStock USA 2024 will bring together over ..read more
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FastSpring Expands Payments Support with Apple Pay, Pix, Preferred Payment Method, and More
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by Braden Steel
2d ago
Offering a frictionless checkout experience is essential for digital transaction conversion rates. Today, we’re excited to announce new payment method improvements available on the FastSpring platform:  Apple Pay Pix Preferred Payment Method Apple Pay: Seamless Transactions Within the Apple Ecosystem As Apple Pay adoption continues to grow, incorporating Apple Pay into payment options becomes an essential part of your digital strategy. Whether you’re a game developer looking to capture more of the Apple market – and take advantage of the new rules under the Digital Markets Act – or if y ..read more
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Upcoming Changes to iDeal, Giropay, and Webmoney on FastSpring
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by Braden Steel
1w ago
Background: As part of our ongoing commitment to providing you with the best possible experience, we’re streamlining our payment methods to ensure the highest standards of safety and compliance. In alignment with this commitment, certain payment methods are being carefully evaluated and, where necessary, removed. This proactive measure enables us to maintain a robust security framework, protecting both your interests and the integrity of our services. What Is Changing? FastSpring will discontinue support for the following payment methods. Payment method Platform* Discontinue Date iDeal Cl ..read more
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Using PLG and Sales Led Growth Together to Drive Exponential Results
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by Katie Stephan
2w ago
As an experienced sales and GTM leader, John Eitel has more than witnessed how product-led growth (PLG) has affected the tech and SaaS space in the last few years — he and his teams have been up close and personal with how PLG increased in popularity as a sales strategy. “I think there was a time of, ‘Everybody should be doing it; why aren’t you doing it?,” he says. After becoming the It Thing that many organizations adopted quickly — “The pendulum swung maybe a little too far,” John explains — GTM teams are now finding a balance between sales led motions and product led motions to fully optim ..read more
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Marketing Your Video Game Outside of Game Marketplaces & App Stores
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by Katie Stephan
1M ago
Todd Harris knows how to leverage effective video game marketing strategies to get games in front of players.  As the former COO and Co-Founder of Hi-Rez Studios, he spent 15 years making games and marketing them to gamers — with the studio’s games reaching 150 million players. (At the time of writing, Hi-Rez’s 2014 release SMITE sits at #15 on Steam’s “Most played Massively Multiplayer games” list, with SMITE’s Steam page boasting 40+ million players.) And as the CEO of both Skillshot Media (a turnkey events production company for esports events) and Ghost Gaming (a “gaming lifestyle bra ..read more
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FastSpring Support and Subscription Management Continue to Impress SocialBee
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by Katie Stephan
1M ago
SocialBee, a social media management platform and SaaS based in Romania, first started using FastSpring in 2018. Co-Founder and Chief Executive Bee Ovi Negrean has used the word “flawlessly” to describe how FastSpring’s merchant of record use case has worked for SocialBee (more on that below!). After adopting FastSpring as their merchant of record, SocialBee even saw 2x year-over-year growth in monthly recurring revenue (MRR) after their first year with FastSpring. However, as SocialBee utilizes many different ways to package and monetize their software as a service subscriptions, they began d ..read more
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Celebrating History, Embracing Progress: International Women’s Day 2024
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by FastSpring
1M ago
Every year on March 8th, the world unites to celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD). It’s a day to acknowledge the incredible achievements of women, reflect on the challenges they still face, and recommit ourselves to building a future where equality truly reigns. At FastSpring, we know this day didn’t blossom overnight. It’s a culmination of decades of struggle, resilience, and unwavering determination. Today, we honor this day and encourage you to as well as we go on a brief  journey of the rich history of IWD, a testament to the ongoing power of collective action. From Seeds of Chan ..read more
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Celebrating Excellence: Jon Tewes Receives the Q4 2023 Springie Award
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by FastSpring
1M ago
Working at FastSpring means having a true commitment to fostering a culture of recognition and appreciation, where we all feel valued and encouraged to contribute our best. The Springie Award, our quarterly Peer-to-Peer appreciation award, exemplifies this commitment, providing a platform for employees to recognize their colleagues’ exceptional contributions. After being at FastSpring for nearly 9 years, it comes at no surprise that Jon Tewes has won the Q4 2023 Springie Award! Jon is a Senior Solutions Architect who has consistently demonstrated the embodiment of FastSpring’s core values – Ma ..read more
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How a Lack of Direct-to-Consumer Options Hurts Players
FastSpring Blog
by Braden Steel
1M ago
A lot of big changes around direct-to-consumer options in the games industry have been going on in the past few months. For example:  The settlement between U.S. States and Google.  A ruling in favor of Epic in Epic Games v. Google.  The Supreme Court rejecting appeals from Apple and Epic. Apple’s most recent announcement of policy changes skirting around the new DMA rules.  These changes indicate one thing: The mobile games industry is changing, but Apple and Google will fight with everything they have to keep their grip on payment processing — and by extension, players ..read more
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