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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…

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

Note: The information below reflects information related to Chargify’s 2013 pricing. Please contact Chargify for up-to-date pricing information. 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…

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….