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Using Chargify Coupons with Groupon & LivingSocial

We’ve been updating our coupon management system to fit the needs of merchants who use Groupon, LivingSocial, and similar services. Here’s how it all works to help your business… 1. Exclusive Coupons We recently released Exclusive Coupons (also called limited-use coupons). This means you can set the number of times a given coupon can be…

New! Two-Factor Authentication & Instant Webhook Testing

We just released 2 new features for your enjoyment: Two-Factor Authentication and Instant Webhook Testing. Two-Factor Authentication Two-Factor Authentication (also referred to as “2FA” to save brain cells & fingers) helps protect against the use of lost or compromised passwords, and it’s an emerging standard for increasing the security of sensitive applications (especially those in…

Breckenridge Features, Part 2 - Custom Fields

This week’s earlier blog post talked about our team’s time in Breckenridge, Colorado, and the work done by our dev team. There were 4 new features in that earlier blog post (headlined by prorated license billing). Here’s new feature #5, which will help a lot of merchants… Custom Fields on Hosted Signup Pages There are…

Twitter, Motorcycles, and Money from Mark Cuban

I’ve told this story many times in-person, and the last person said, “You should blog that!” It’s fascinating how life works sometimes. This is a short story of how billionaire Mark Cuban invested in Chargify, a small business in 2011 helping many other small businesses manage their recurring revenue customers. I will hazard a guess…

When Business Kills Friendship: 10 Lessons

business kills friendship

This is a bit off-topic for the Chargify blog. We usually write about things that help you run your recurring revenue business! But many of our readers are entrepreneurs and small business owners, and after a recent post, some said, “Hey, along with stories about features and strictly business topics, we’d like stories about running…

New Signup Page Badges for Customer Peace of Mind

Customer Peace of Mind Many of you have told us that your customers would like reminders on the Chargify signup pages about security and trustworthiness. More specifically, that the transaction is secure/encrypted, and that they can trust you and the company you rely on (Chargify). New Badges for Chargify-Hosted Signup Pages You have two new…

Coupons Empower Your Sales Team & Keep Things Simple

Pricing Flexibility We occasionally speak with people who have a recurring billing business in which every customer pays a different price. I don’t know about you, but after being part of 8 businesses, the idea of infinitely variable pricing scares me – it just seems like it will create complexity. Standardization feels much cleaner and…

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