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Chargify Software Development, March in Review

We sent this update to all of our merchants via email, and someone suggested we blog it, too. It’s a summary of all the software work we did in March. The BIG things we worked on (and last 2: still working on): * Added components to hosted signup pages. * Added “Organization” field to hosted…

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 Expansion Nearly Done!

As you may know from several earlier blog posts, we’ve been working since late November to expand our systems and replace inefficient parts to handle the growth of our merchants and their customers. The last couple of pieces fell into place this week: 1. Adding yet more web servers and process servers. Our final batch…

Congrats Chargify Merchants! You billed $5,300,000 in January!

Congrats, Chargify merchants! You’re growing your businesses quickly! In January, 2012, in the aggregate, Chargify merchants billed their customers a total of $5,300,000. That’s a huge step above December, 2011, which was $3,900,000. That represents month-over-month growth of 36%! Now, that kind of growth is unusual, but we still love to see our merchants all…

Chargify Expansion Update

Back in early December, 2011, our system architect, Michael Klett, blogged about capacity limits we were reaching due to growth in the number of merchants running on Chargify and the number of customers they all support. RECAP OF LATE 2011 & EARLY JANUARY 2012 * Over the second half of 2011, we occasionally noticed slower-than-acceptable…

Chargify at 3 Years Old

Wow, it’s been 3 years since Chargify got started. It was early 2009. The folks at Grasshopper (below) recognized recurring billing as something more businesses wanted to do, but actually doing it is more complex than most people think. They launched Chargify within Grasshopper. I was one of those people finding out the hard way….

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…

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