How to set metered billing for a plan with base fee/without base fee? - PC 2.0

Modified on: Mon, 1 Mar, 2021 at 6:58 PM

Scope

How to add a base fee for my metered plan in product catalog 2.0?

I don't need a base fee for my metered plan in product catalog 2.0. How to do it?


Summary


The metered billing allows you to charge your customers based on the usage: more like a postpaid plan. In the feature release of metered billing 2.0, the current calculation of metered billing is done by multiplying the usage quantity with the amount assigned. In such a case you needn't set a base fee for the plan. There is also a business use-case where a base fee is set and additional charges are calculated based on usage. 


Solution


Metered billing 2.0 allows both plans and recurring addons to be set as 'Metered'. Using a combination of this we can achieve both the use-cases mentioned below. 


Note: Ensure metered billing 2.0 is enabled for your Chargebee site. Refer to this for configuring metered billing on your site.


Use-case A: Metered billing without base fee



For this use-case, follow the steps given below


Step 1: Create a metered plan with any pricing model. 

Step 2: Add usages and generate the invoice. 


Use-case B: Metered billing plan with a base fee


For example, A membership plan needs a base fee of $20 every month, and then based on usage of service the charges are added. 


Invoice Amount = Base fee + (Addon Price x Usage added)


For this use-case, follow the steps given below


Step 1: Create a non-metered plan with the flat-fee model. This is the base fee.

Step 2: Create a metered addon and attach it to the non-metered plan. This addon helps to calculate the usage. 

Step 3: Add usages to the metered addon.


Related Documentation

 

Metered Billing 2.0



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Monica is the author of this solution article.

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