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Beware the $5/mo Business

I’ve had conversations with many business owners over the past 3 years, and even longer if I go back to my Engine Yard days. Probably literally something like 300-400 conversations – on the phone, in email, over coffee, at conferences, etc. And there’s a recurring story: in general, businesses that only receive $5/mo from their…

Bigger Plans, Lower Prices

Economies of Scale Start to Kick In We process about 3 times as many subscriptions today as we did a year ago. And while we’ve invested in much better infrastructure (3 Amazon availability zones), our infrastructure costs have fallen on a per-subscription basis. This allows us to charge less as our merchants grow. Lower Overage…

Recurring Invoicing is Here!

We’ve been growing our infrastructure (see this post) and our team (just hired another developer this week!) and today we’re happy to release one of the big things our merchants have been asking for to more easily manage their businesses. Recurring Customer Invoicing Now you can use Chargify to manage your customers who want to…

New datacenter switchover planned

Today we’re very excited to announce the next step in our datacenter operations expansion.  We’ll be switching primary operations from our current datacenter to the Amazon Web Services cloud in order to allow us to continue to expand our service reliability and capacity.  We have been successfully running AWS as a backup site for two…

Some Little New Features, and Some Big Ones

We’re always devoting some dev cycles to new features – some little, some big. Over the past few weeks, we’ve released a few little features that will make your lives better. And over the past few months, we’ve been working to satisfy another segment of merchants, who need better reporting tools to manage their growth….

Choosing a new datacenter - Part 1

A few months ago, Lance posted about our continuing plans to improve the robustness and availability of our architecture. Step number one in that process was hiring.  I (Drew Blas) have been very pleased to join Chargify and have definitely hit the ground running.  Together, we’ve identified a very aggressive roadmap to turn our service…

Chargify is Profitable!

I’ve waited a long time to write this blog post, and I know this will be bittersweet to some because we had to raise prices to get here, but most people we’ve told (merchants and other business owners) see this as a wonderful thing and one of the key reasons they rely on Chargify… CHARGIFY…

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