At snapcx.io, our main goal is to keep billing simple and aligned with fair pricing model. General billing is, you pay, what you use.
You monthly bill depends upon two things
Example (Using http://snapcx.io/plans):
- Fixed Monthly plan fees. This is fixed monthly fees, depending upon selected subscription.
- Overage charges: Whatever plan, you have subscribed to, you get certain number of web service calls as part of plan. But after that number has reached, you pay per invocation.
So we made it very simple. Higher the subscription plan, you get higher limits included. And overage fees are lower.
- If you are subscribed to Shipping SERIOUS plan with $19 monthly fees. So your first 10,000 API calls using your own private "user_key" are free. If you keep your usage under 10,000 calls/mo, then you don't pay at all. But if you go over 10,000, lets say, you total usage is 11000 API calls. Then you pay 11000 minus 10000 = 1000 x $0.002 = $2.00. Only $2 for 1000 extra calls.
- If you are subscribed to Address Validation GLOBAL plan with $29 monthly fees. So your first 5000 API calls using your own private "user_key" are free. If you keep your usage under 5000 calls/mo, then you don't pay at all. But if you go over 5000, lets say, you total usage is 6000 API calls. Then you pay 6000 minus 5000 = 1000, 1000 x $0.01 = $10. Only $10 extra for 1000 extra calls.