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Breaking Down Payment Gateways

UPDATE: The blog post below was originally published in 2010. Chargify now supports all major payment gateways for your recurring billing needs. For an up-to-date list of the payment gateways we support, please visit our payment gateways page. Original post: A lot of questions come to mind when running an e-commerce business. You know you…

Chargify at TECH Cocktail 7/29

This Thursday, July 29th, the Chargify team will be at the 4th annual Boston TECH cocktail event. For those of you unfamiliar with TECH cocktail, the company is run by two entrepreneurs and works to connects local technology companies through awesome events like the one we will be at Thursday. What Happens at the Event?…

Introducing Grasshopper Group

If you haven’t seen our recent tweets you may not have read about Grasshopper Group. Grasshopper Group is the recently launched endeavor from the company that brought you Chargify and we wanted to share the great news about it. What is Grasshopper Group? Grasshopper Group is the parent company of Chargify, Grasshopper, Spreadable and everything…

How to Protect Your Customers Credit Card Data

With over $131 billion in online sales in 2009 (U.S), we have definitely become an e-commerce oriented society. This in turn, means we are also a society where customers are more vulnerable to identity and credit card theft. As a business it’s extremely important that you protect your customers’ data. Luckily, there are a number…

Chargify, One Year In

One Year In, a Really Dynamic Business Our code base is over a year old and I thought it was a good time to think & write about where Chargify is and where we’re headed. Overall, people seem to like Chargify. I’ve never been part of a more dynamic business. I’m amazed and inspired because…

Introducing PayPal Gateway Support

2014 UPDATE: If you use Braintree as the payment gateway for your Chargify Site, your customers can pay with a credit card or with their PayPal account. See our Braintree & PayPal support documentation for up-to-date information. Since we entered private beta, one of the most requested features has been PayPal merchant services support. PayPal’s…

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…