Posts by Michael Klett

New Sales Reports: Request Early Access Now!

At the end of 2015, we talked with many Chargify customers to find out how we could improve.  What we heard more than anything else was… Better reporting. So, we’ve been hard at work laying the groundwork for great reports that give you access to the data you need about your subscription-based business. The first…

Password Logins Come to Chargify’s Billing Portal

One of the most-requested features for our customer-facing Billing Portal has arrived!  Your customers can now log in to the Billing Portal using their email address and a password that they choose.  Additionally, we’ve made it easier for your customers to log in, whether they are using the new passwords or the old email Login…

Chargify’s Xero accounting integration released

For the past few weeks, we’ve been testing our integration with the Xero accounting system through a private beta program. Now that we’ve created a few thousand invoices in Xero using real Chargify data, we’re ready for more merchants to try it out! Our Xero integration is the easiest way to seamlessly export your Chargify…

New Feature: Predictive Charging

Editor’s Note: This was indeed an April Fools joke.  There’s a lot of truth in the post, and a few good ideas that are not too far fetched.  But rest assured we wouldn’t charge your customers without their consent in an irreversible way. We don’t normally release features on a Sunday, but this one just…

Chargify Performance

One of the main things we’re working on at Chargify these days is improving the user experience, especially with regards to the speed of the site and the API.  If you’ve been with us for a while, you’ve probably seen things slow down quite a bit over time.  If you’re new, Chargify probably just seems…

Hosted Page URLs Get Some Love

As a developer, I tend to like clean, concise URLs that map directly to my RESTful resources.  Want to view a subscription? GET /subscriptions/77 Want to edit it? GET /subscriptions/77/edit The URLs for Chargify hosted pages followed this convention.  Updating credit card details loosely maps to editing the subscription to change the payment information.  So,…

New Feature! – Quantity Based Components

We’ve just released a new feature that allows you to add “components” to your products which your customers can purchase and be charged according to the quantity chosen.  This is great for offering things like the following to your products: IP Addresses – say your basic service offers 1 custom IP address for free, and…

New Features! – Multi-Site Support, Custom Emails, Hosted Pages Parameters cap BIG week

We released several new features for Chargify this week that definitely deserve mention. Multi-Site Support Before, when you created a Chargify account, you were given 2 “sites”: 1) your “live” account and 2) your “test” account.  This structure was somewhat limiting, both for us and our customers.  We re-architected how Sites (now with a big…

Chargify API Libraries Emerge

We sent out a survey recently to those on our Beta waiting list (thanks for all your responses!) and one thing that I noticed from the comments was that not everyone is aware of the API libraries/wrappers that have emerged so far for the Chargify API. The Chargifiy team has published one for Ruby/Rails, and…

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