Billing

Note: this page refers to current pricing plans only

Your monthly bill will be calculated as an accumulation of the following factors across all the environments in your organization:

  • the number of stored payment methods (cards)
  • the number of production gateways and receivers
  • the number of transactions executed during the billing period

You can always view your organization’s accrued fees in the Spreedly Dashboard (currently in beta) on the organization page. Please note the fees calculated in the Dashboard are approximate

Payment methods

Only retained, non-test, payment methods count towards your plan’s storage limit. Payment methods that are redacted cannot be used to transact against a gateway and, thus, are not counted towards your plan’s limit.

To find out how many payment methods you have retained you can iterate through the payment method API or use the Dashboard. If you exceed your plan’s limit of stored payment methods you will automatically be bumped to the next plan. This will impact your monthly charge so be sure to redact unused payment methods.

Example: Your organization is on a plan which allows for 100K stored payment methods. You have 122,000 payment methods across your organization’s three different environments. 27,000 of those are redacted and an additional 2,000 are test cards used in your automated testing suite. So your total stored and billable payment method count is 93,000:

122,000 - 27,000 - 2,000 = 93,000

93,000 is under your limit of 100,000 stored cards and no changes to your plan are necessary.

Gateways

Only retained, non-test, gateways and receivers count towards your plan’s storage limit. Gateways and receivers that are redacted cannot be used to conduct transactions and, thus, are not counted towards your plan’s limit.

It is important to note that a gateway or receiver, in terms of billing, means the number of distinct types of gateways and receivers that you’ve provisioned. For instance, if you have five Authorize.net gateways retained across your organization’s environments your gateway count is one (not five).

To find out how many gateway and receiver types you have retained you can use the Dashboard. If you exceed your plan’s limit you will automatically be bumped to the next plan.

Transactions

Although every interaction with the Spreedly API results in a transaction, billable transactions are defined only as transactions where money changes hands. I.e. Spreedly only charges when you make money. The list of billable transactions includes:

  • Purchases and captures against a production gateway.
  • Deliveries against a production receiver.
  • Storing a payment method in a third party vault.
  • Only successful transactions. I.e., failed purchase attempts do not count.

The billable transaction count accrues on a monthly basis and resets to zero at the beginning of every billing period. If you exceed your plan’s limit of transactions for the current billing period, you will automatically be bumped to the next plan.