How should each customer be billed?
Customer Plans are the plans to which a given customer is subscribed.
Customer plans, along with the usage metrics you record, determine how much a customer will pay in a given invoice cycle. If a customer has no customer plans, then they will not be charged.
Plans can be assigned to customers manually from the Customers tab in your dashboard or programmatically through the API.
A quick note about the Kable Data Model
Kable takes a fine-grained approach to designing metrics, plans, and invoices. This allows you to re-use plans across customers while still having granular control to define one-offs for new enterprise contracts.
- each plan corresponds to a single dimension
- each plan corresponds to a single invoice line item
- each plan can have multiple price tiers
- each customer may be subscribed to multiple plans
It is common for a single customer to be subscribed to many customer plans. Read more about the Kable data model here.
To illustrate an example, consider the following example of Moneylion, a financial API that helps fintech apps connect to customer bank accounts, who charges its customers:
- $500 per month as a base subscription fee for using the service
- $2 per month per active user on the platform
- $0.10 per API request
For each customer, Moneylion would assign three customer plans:
- a flat base fee of $500 per month
- a usage-based unit price of $2 per month based on the distinct count of active users
- a usage-based unit price of $0.10* per month based on the count of requests
Notice the presence of a price type, price, currency, dimension, aggregation, and interval for each of the plans above. These are all values you'll define when creating plans in the dashboard.
Updated 5 months ago