A little over a year ago I posted about Payment Processors for taking payment for Chef. Shortly thereafter I went ahead and signed up and integrated with SWREG. Over the past year I have been pretty happy with them regarding the capabilities they provided, as well as their prices – I’ve been able to accept payments for Chef licenses and successfully ship new customers their registration keys without any intervention on my part.
So why Bye Bye SWREG? It has come to my attention that they have started doing some shady (at best) things. In short, they try to upsell my new customers into buying something unrelated to my software – that charges a $9-$10/month recurring fee. And they make it look like it’s me doing the selling. I’m ashamed to say that I learned of this just a few months ago but hadn’t gotten around to switching everything out to a competing service.
Well that changed this weekend. After some shopping around and some coding, I am now a (trial) user of E-Junkie and have accounts setup and working with both PayPal and Google Checkout. I hope that I’ve tested everything as thoroughly as I feel like I have and don’t delay getting any new Chef customers their registration keys!