What is Chargebee?
Who uses Chargebee?
Why developers like Chargebee?
Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Chargebee in their tech stack.
Gonna talk about the #business side a bit by chiming in on our decision for a #billing software with Livestorm. Like many (all? :p) SaaS softwares out there, we're accepting most payments as a subscription via Stripe & credit card. While implementing it in 2016 and accepting our first payments, we soon realized that some customers needed other ways of payments and some had specific needs when it comes to invoices. We also needed ways to create coupons, offer refunds, find delinquent payments etc. Finally, we also wanted an easy way to measure our business metrics (number of customers, MRR, churn etc), even if there are other dedicated solutions for it. So that's how we ended up choosing Chargebee. Chargebee helps us be more flexible and quick to react to customers' needs. Everything can be done by our CS people without any dev time. We're in the process of updating our billing system, and although it's a big project, Chargebee's doc makes it as painless as possible.
Running a subscription service with just direct calls to Stripe or similar payment gateways is possible but also needs dedicated person(s) for decent amount of development and maintenance.
Plus features like updating card details, invoice history - all these can be built. Again, more dev work and resources.
Use of subscription platform like Chargebee or Recurly is definitely a great help here.
Chargebee offered a simple pay-as-you-go transparent pricing and almost trivial signup process.
Deciding what tools to use to set up selling from a JAMstack site. Stripe, PayPal, Braintree, @snipcart, @gumroad, @foxy, @memberful, Chargebee, Recurly.
- Recurring Billing
- Customer Portal
- Hosted Payment Pages (with Theme Support)
- Trial management
- EU VAT Support
- Automated e-Invoicing
- Automated Email Notifications
- Dunning Management
- Multiple Gateway Support
- Metered Billing
- CRM, Accounting integration
- SaaS Metrics Reports
- Robust, clean RESTful APIs
- Multiple Webhooks
- Consolidated Customer Profiles
- Offline Billing
- One Time Payments
- Coupons, Discounts and Add-ons