Fixed + Metered

Our robust billing engine supports many different types of pricing models; it's a core Manifold value to represent your product as you would on your own site. Here are some of our most popular pricing models, but if you don't see yourself here or you're a mash up of a few, there's a good chance we can accommodate you!

Overview

Fixed + Metered plans contain both fixed features and metered features. Metered features are billed based on overall usage at a specified rate.

You can have multiple metered features, each using any kind of metric like time, usage, or more. Your integration with Manifold will connect your metrics to our billing.

Imag.io, a sample provider with fixed + metered billing, offers a mix of feature types

Metered Features

Imag.io has one metered feature: Processing Time, while the rest are fixed features. Metered features are defined globally and either included in a plan as seen above, or not included, which displays as a NO value here, but can be either a YES or NO value inside any plan.

Metered features can charge the same rate for every amount of usage, or providers can choose to create usage pricing tiers to accommodate bulk discounts. If that were the case for Processing Time it might look like:

feature_name: processing-time
suffix: hour
default_multiplier: 0.75
pricing_tiers:
- usage_range: 0 - 50
multiplier: 0.75
- usage_range: 50 - 100
multiplier: 0.65
- usage_range: 100 - 200
multiplier: 0.50

Overages

Imag.io, a sample provider with fixed + metered billing, adds overage to their plan

Overages are the best of both the fixed and metered feature worlds. A feature with an overage fee acts like a fixed feature until the user hits a pre-defined limit, where it then acts like a metered feature, calculating usage. For Imag.io, features with overage fees start at the Start-up plan tier. See below how the Start-up plan includes 20 hours, then becomes metered afterwards at a rate of $10/hour.

name: start-up
cost: 100
features:
- feature: users
value: "10"
- feature: bandwidth
value: "80 Mbps"
- feature: processing time
value: "YES"
feature_name: storage
suffix: hour
default_multiplier:
pricing_tiers:
- free_tier: 0 - 20
- overage: 21 -
multiplier: 10

Inputs for Fixed + Metered Plans

Below is how we define a product that has multiple plans, containing fixed features, fixed features with overages, and metered features.

Imag.io demo plans

Features + Plans
Metered Features
Plans
Features + Plans

Plans

Features

Feature Value

Freelancer

Users

1

Freelancer

Bandwidth

40 Mbps

Freelancer

Processing Time (metered)

No

Freelancer

Storage

Yes

Agency

Users

1

Agency

Bandwidth

60 Mbps

Agency

Processing Time (metered)

Yes

Agency

Storage

Yes

Start-up

Users

10

Start-up

Bandwidth

80 Mbps

Start-up

Processing Time (metered)

Yes

Start-up

Storage

Yes

Business

Users

50

Business

Bandwidth

90 Mbps

Business

Processing Time (metered)

Yes

Business

Storage

Yes

Enterprise

Users

Unlimited

Enterprise

Bandwidth

100 Mbps

Enterprise

Processing Time (metered)

Yes

Enterprise

Storage

Yes

Metered Features

Feature Name

Metering Unit

Default Multiplier

Free Tier

Tier 1

Tier 1 Multiplier

Tier 2

Tier 2 Multiplier

Tier 3

Tier 3 Mulitiplier

Overage

Cap

Processing Time

hour

$0.75

0 - 50

$0.75

50 - 100

$0.65

100 - 200

$0.50

200

Storage

GB

$10.00

0 - 20

20 - ∞

Storage (high speed)

GB

$20.00

Plans

Plans

Cost

Upgradeable?

Downgradeable?

Freelancer

0

Yes

No

Agency

50

Yes

No

Start-up

100

Yes

No

Business

1000

Yes

No

Enterprise

10000

No

No

If you have questions for us or would like help with your integration, please don't hesitate to reach out at providers@manifold.co.