RentRental income such as a property rental based on a contract that may span a year or more.
LeasingEquipment and vehicle leasing.
AdvertisingCertain types of advertising contract such as billboard leasing.
Service ContractsServices that require a contractual obligation such as a consulting contract.
Service SubscriptionsServices that freely allow customers to cancel at any time but nonetheless represent recurring revenue as cancellations are relatively low. For example, a streaming media service that allows customers to cancel at any time may see cancellations of less than 1% a month.
Product SubscriptionsProduct subscriptions such as an ecommerce site that offers recurring purchases. For example, a business might order basic office supplies on a recurring basis to simplify reordering.
Content SubscriptionsContent subscriptions such as an online newspaper that requires a membership.
Support ContractsIn some cases, a product is sold on a non-recurring basis with support services that are recurring. For example, software that has both an upfront cost and an annual support fee.
Vendor Lock-inCustomers who become dependent on your products or services such that they find it very difficult to switch. For example, a cloud computing platform may allow customers to stop using the service instantly. However, many customers will offer predictable revenue streams as they become dependent on the technologies offered by the vendor such as platforms and APIs. consumables such as printers & ink.Loyal customers who make predictable purchases might be considered recurring revenue. For example, a restaurant that buys its bread from your bread shop each morning.
NotesThe term recurring revenue implies a high certainty that revenue will reoccur with predictable frequency such as daily, weekly, monthly or yearly. As such, regular purchases with an uncertain pattern aren't usually considered recurring.
|Overview: Recurring Revenue
Revenue that is likely to reoccur on a regular basis.