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WhoSpreedlyRecurlyChargifyCheddarGetterAria SystemsAria SubscriptionsPlusZuora.comchargebeeStripeSaasy.comBraintree.comvindiciaSubscriptiondnaSubscriptionBridgeevaptAmazon Flex PayMagento + Recurring Pmnt ModuleExpression Engine plus FoxyCartFreshbooksZingybillSigValue (Amdocs Emerging Markets - New Business Unit)
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web sitewww.spreedly.comwww.recurly.comwww.chargify.comhttps://cheddargetter.com/http://www.ariasystems.com/https://merchant.paypal.com/cgi-bin/marketingweb?cmd=_render-content&content_ID=merchant/subscriptionsplushttp://Zuora.comhttp://www.chargebee.com/http://aws.amazon.com/fps/
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Hosted customer portalyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyy
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One-time purchasesnosort ofyesyesyesyesyy
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Supports non-paying customers (e.g., free lite version)noyes; $0.01 per month after 1st 1000yes. No charge for non-paying subscribers
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Allows free trial without taking credit card #noyesyes
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Recurring subscriptionsyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyy
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Multiple items/subscriptionnoyessort ofyesyesyesno
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Taxation: collect US sales taxnoyesyesyesyesyes
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Taxation: collect VATyesyesyesyes
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User can have multiple subscriptions of different typesnonoyesyesyesyes
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Supports metered (usage-based) billingyesyesyesyesyesyesy
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Able to override unit pricenovia APInoyesyesyesy
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Upgradesyesyesyesyesyesyesno
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Proratesyes
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Free trialsyesyesyesyesyesyesyesno
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Invoicingyesyesyes (emailed statements)yesyesyesy*
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Payment Gatewaysmultiplemultiplemultipley - multiple supported + built-in gateway w/ no additional fee + Paypal basic (not just Payflow)Multiple (Authorize.net, RBS WorldPay, GlobalCollect, PayPal, ChasePaymentech, Cybersource, PayProdigy) Can use concurrently and adding more per customer requests"supports nearly every major gateway"multiple (PayPal, Authorize.Net, Cybersource, Chase Paymenttech, Litle&Co)
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API notifications (IPN)yesyesyesyesyesyesyesy
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APIyesyesyesyes - official wrappers in PHP, Ruby - others in Python, CF, C#, Perl, Javayesyesyesy
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PCI Compliant/Certifiedyesyesyes, PCI CSS Level 1yes, as an upgradeyes - PCI DSS level 1 and SAS 70yes, PCI DSS and SAS70yesyes
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Will allow merchants to move stored credit card data? http://www.portabilitystandard.org/yes, but not obviously pursuant to portabililty standardyesno; CC data not stored by ChargifyCC data not stored by CG - Data is portable from CheddarGatewayyes
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Can switch gateways without requiring users to re-enter billing info? (Applies to gateways and recurring billing only providers, not credit card data)yesnoyesyesuses PayPal's Express Checkout or Website Payment Proy - all credit card data stored with Zuora. Supports billing different sets of customers on different gateways concurrentlyno
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Customer data transferrableyesnonoyesyesyesn
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International Company SupportyesyesyesyesMonday through Friday, 9 AM to 5PM Eastern. yesy
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UK supportIridium, RealEx, Sage Pay (Protx), PaymentExpress, PayPal Website Payments ProPayPal Website Payments Pro (UK), Sage Pay, PayPal Payflow ProPayment Express (UK), PayPal Website Payments Pro (UK), PaymentExpress (Barclays only)y - CheddarGateway (multiple processors), PayPal WPP, Ogone, Authorize.Net, PaymentExpress (BarclayCard, HSBC), many moreyesyesYes (PayPal U.S. - Visa/Mastercard) for auto-billing. Slow to support SagePay etc.
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Customize emails sent to your users/customersyesyesyesyesyes
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Manage multiple websites/businesses in one accountyesyesyesyes
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Works with Quickbooksyes?csv exportcsv exportcsv exportyesyesyes
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Other integrationssalesforce.com, mailchimpheroku.comCampaign Monitor, Campfire, morenonesalesforce.comXero
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Open Documentationyesyesyesyesyesyesyes
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Django appyesyesy
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Pricing Plan Grandfatheringyes
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% Requirements Matching73.3376.1984.2110010010083.33
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Cost http://blog.glendenin.com/chargify-vs-spreedly-vs-cheddargetter-subscri
$19 per month plus 20 cents or 2% per payment transaction which ever is less$69/month + per transaction fee of 1.25% + $0.10 per txn. Earlier pricing is $69/$199/$699 per month (Even earlier pricing was $49, $99 or $199 per month)$59/$99/$349 per month$9/mo + $0.25/txn for Paypal; $79/mo +$0.20/txn for Merchant Accounts, Paypal, and gateway includedCost based on size; no pricing on web site; see http://help.chargify.com/entries/20108282-how-does-chargify-compare-to-ariafree for 6 months, then $40/month2% of revenue, scaled based on size of business; no prices on web site. http://help.chargify.com/entries/20108287-how-does-chargify-compare-to-zuora5.9%+$0.95 or %8.9% of transaction$75 min per month. 2.89% + $0.30 per txn
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Setup fees$0$0$0$0$5000 and up for setup; plus monthly service fee which is typically $4000 minimum per month$0$thousands$99
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If startup, what companies have founders & key employees helped build?Syncplicity, Cracklegrasshopper.com, engineyard.com, parallax.comsproutbox.comPortal Software Portal Software Salesforce.com, WebEx, eBay, Netflix
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Funding sourceFounders, Angel Funded (Dave McClure)Founders, GrasshopperSproutBoxHummer Winblad, VenrockBenchmark Capital, Shasta Ventures, Tenaya Capital, Marc Benioff (CEO, Salesforce.com)
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API examples/wrappers providedPHP, Ruby, Python, Demo Application available in RubyRuby, PHP, Python, Scala (callable from Java)PHP, Ruby, Python, Java, C#, ColdFusion(webservice examples) C# .Net, PHP, and Java; good developer network
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Microbilling (accumulate many small charges during the billing period and settle at the end of the period).yes
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Usage tracking (manage feature access, usage quantity limits, recurring feature addons, usage overage charges, metered billing)yes
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Admin/reporting platformsWeb, iPhoneGUI and APIyes
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Locations of Key PersonnelSan Francisco, CABoston, New York City, Raleigh (NC), Portland (OR), Sacramento, San FranciscoBloomington, INSan Mateo, CA / Media, PA / EuropeRedwood City, CA Ra'anana Israel
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Virtual currency supportnononoyesyes
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Odd features / QuirksnoneFile based usage for upload is Microsoft Excel 3.0 format. API creation is limited to 50 objects per call. Webservice is rest-like calls for CRUD, but data pulls is using SQL-Like syntax (their examples using building queries concatenating strings instead of fixed queries with parameters)
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