Customer service is the clear star here. I met with the team to talk about our needs and they showed me how Charge Over could help. As I was setting it up for my team, I also had questions which they were super quick to answer via the Live Chat feature. My team is excited to have such a robust invoicing software at their fingertips.
The user experience is seamless. We work with families who have various struggles with dyslexia, adhd, etc. User experience is everything to us. We want payment processing to be easy to navigate and take care of. Charge Over checks all the boxes. On the backend, I love the metrics I have and flexibility in using the invoicing. I've tried many other payment processors and always had to create a work around. Charge Over has exactly what I need and then some. I love that I can charge a surcharge for credit card fees and run eCheck payments as well.
The only thing I'd say missing was video tutorials to show new users how to navigate and when to reach out and ask for help for customized options (which they do to my surprise and delight).
Likelihood to recommend: 10/10
My experience with ChargeOver and their customer support team has been a very surprising in a great way. I have looked at many billing solutions over the years and none of them did exactly what I needed them to do when it comes to recurring billing. They required their own processors, or charged % of revenue which is ridiculous especially if you are generating significant revenue every month. What sold me initially was that I could use my own gateway and preferred merchant pricing I had already established. I could also do automated recurring ACH's which was was also huge. The biggest seller and the biggest of all is the integration into Quickbooks desktop which a lot of others I tried but did not integrate correctly and wasted a ton of time reverting back. Finally the price for the service was extremely reasonable as well. After we signed up there was some initial setup tasks that took about a week to work through but that was because we needed some customization that they took care of extremely fast and had us up and running. Using the desktop Quickbooks there were some minor issues here and there to start out with but over time they got addressed and the product today is much more useful. What saves us the most amount of time is the automated processing and if cards don't go through the system will generate the emails for you and send links so the client can directly process. When you have 100's of clients this saves a significant amount of time. Also this week we just switched from Quickbooks desktop to Quickbooks online. I was a little apprehensive about switching but am happy to say it only took us under 4 hours to do the switch and fix any minor sync issues. I was expecting a week or two but half a day was it. The last thing I will say is the response time for any issues and follow up of the team there has been amazing. They are very reachable and get done what you need when you need it.
1) Features 2) Price 3) Customization 4) Responsiveness of Customer Support 5) Ease of Use 6) Amazing ROI 7) Integration to QB, QBOnline and Xero
1) Initial setup takes a few days if you need customizations 2) Advanced reporting is not there yet but heard in the works 3) If using the desktop version sometimes the sync doesn't work due to QB desktop locking the records so need to be careful to close and restart QB (Could just have been our workstation too). Now that we are on QB Online there is no issue
Chargeover has worked great for us. We are a SAAS and using it for our AR. We are able to create both nonrecurring and recurring subscriptions and services and save them as templates. Love the services and for the money we get a lot.
Easy to use! Able to create recurring and nonrecurring billing which works great for our business model.
We found creating a connection to the API a bit more difficult than we anticipated.
Likelihood to recommend: 7/10
I don't have to have an employee dedicated to accounts receivable anymore. Customers can self serve and we don't have to remember to bill them individually. It is all automated
Automated email reminders and the ability for customers to change their own billing information is very helpful.
Poor mobile accessibility can be a deal breaker for most. It is very bad. I believe they are working on it and their customer support is incredible, but I spoke to them about it about 6 months ago and it's still bad.
Thank you Andrew!
Likelihood to recommend: 9/10
Saves us a huge amount of time chasing clients for payment and reduces non-payment or delinquent payment.
Really easy to use and navigate between customers, screens, subscriptions, payment methods. Integration with QBO is key for us, and works pretty well, though not perfectly. Some advanced functionality - for example around sales taxes and discounts for ACH payment - are really helpful. Most of all, I like that it WORKS without bugs (I was burned by previous software), and can be used for recurring payments, recurring invoices and reminders for folks that pay manually online or by check, and supports things like discounts, pro-rated charges, and invoices that contain both an installment payment (scheduled to run for a set number of installments) and a regular recurring subscription (that goes on in perpetuity).
Integration with QBO doesn't always work perfectly - particularly for sales tax, and credits back to client accounts.
Likelihood to recommend: 10/10
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ChargeOver is an invoicing tool that helps businesses overcome some of the biggest “pain points” associated with billing clients on a recurring basis. Rather than mailing out paper invoices and waiting weeks, or even months, for checks to be sent in, businesses that use ChargeOver can generate digital invoices and charge their customers’ credit cards automatically using existing merchant accounts.
Developed with flexibility and customization in mind, ChargeOver allows businesses to create their own branded email templates for sending invoices, late-payment reminders, and confirming payments. Even the customer portals that companies embed on their own websites can be customized, making it easy for customers to log-in and pay their monthly bills online in a frictionless way.
Automation is a key feature for ChargeOver. The web application makes it possible for its users to automate virtually every aspect of the billing and collections process, from generating invoices (automatically), to charging credit cards (automatically), and even sending email reminders (automatically) when bills are past due.
ChargeOver has taken a process that used to be considered painful, and turned it into a seamless event. Onboard customers, setting up new payment plans, and collecting on overdue charges is all done from inside the company’s web-based platform. Even better, ChargeOver’s “subscription intelligence” tools allow business owners to easily find the last invoice date, next invoice date, or lifetime value of any customer at a moment’s notice. Not only can billing can be done automatically, but ChargeOver will re-try failed charges when credit cards are declined
The system sends payment confirmation messages to customers when their credit cards have been processed, eliminating yet another time consuming step in the billing cycle for business owners. Events-driven webhooks notify listener URLs automatically when certain actions—like subscription cancellations or invoices that remain unpaid for more than 30 days—take place within a company’s ChargeOver account.
ChargeOver offers small business owners a solution to spending too much time trying to collect on unpaid bills each month, preventing them from focusing on the products and services their customers have signed up to receive. ChargeOver is looking to eliminate this problem by developing an innovative approach to the way small to mid-size businesses deal with recurring billing and invoicing.
This recurring billing software can be used effectively by small to medium-sized businesses by utilizing the platform’s flexibility, customization features and PCI compliance. ChargeOver’s embeddable customer portal can be used by businesses to allow customers to log-in and pay bills by credit card online.
Personal ChargeOver dashboard
From your personal ChargeOver dashboard, you can see an overview of the total amounts you’ve invoiced for and collected on in the past month, along with the number of new customers you’ve added. Check out the custom graph to see how your income has risen and fallen over any given period of time.
Sign up new subscribers
Each time a new subscriber joins your company, you’ll need to sign that customer up on ChangeOver. Enter basic details like the customer’s name and address, along with any relevant tags (like VIP) and billing information.
Create invoices for any customer
At the end of the next billing cycle, create an invoice for any customers you have added. ChargeOver immediately generates invoices whenever you add a new billing package for a customer. Or, you also have the option to start invoicing on a specific date. Enter the service plan or item you’re billing for, along with a description of the charge, the rate, and the quantity. Once you are done with that step, you can add tags to make sorting invoices easier.
ChargeOver offers three popular ways for businesses to integrate their systems: Rest APIs, webhooks, and usage URLs. The system works together with other popular business tools, including accounting services and email management platforms, as well as the ability to sync with popular tools like QuickBooks.
ChargeOver offers a free trial, with no credit card required. Monthly subscription plans start at $65 per month.