Statements are a great way for both you and your customers to see a line-item breakdown of the charges, payments, credits, and activity for a subscription account on a period-by-period basis. We “pre-released” this feature 2 weeks ago and on Friday we finalized that release.
For any subscription, you can switch to the Statements view and then page between the usage periods for an at-a-glance view of everything that has affected the subscription balance. This is really handy when reviewing someone’s account history.
What’s really great is that you can also share these Statements with the customer via email. If you select the option, Chargify will automatically send out a pretty, HTML-formatted email to the customer when their statement period closes. You guys have been asking for line-item ability on receipts for a while, and this is our solution for that. Statements can completely replace your existing receipts, but they can also be used in conjunction if you choose.
We’ll be opening up the API for statements soon, which will give you access to every piece of data that we use to generate the statements ourselves. Also, we’re making available a pre-rendered HTML snippet that you can fetch via API and drop in for “native” statements, styled however you please.
For more information, check out our Statements documentation.