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Developer Guide (API Version 2007-12-01)

Basic Pricing Components

Your product's price can include three optional parts listed in the following table.

Price Component Description

One-time charge

This is a fixed, one-time charge assessed when your customer signs up to use your product.

If a customer cancels use of your product and then later resubscribes, we bill that customer the one-time charge again.

Monthly recurring charge

This is a fixed, monthly charge for use of your product. For information about how this is billed, see When Customers Are Billed.

If you include a monthly charge that is small, you should be aware of the implications. For more information, see When You Have a Small Monthly Charge.

Usage-based charges

These are charges based on the usage dimensions of the AWS service itself. For a list of the usage-based charges for Amazon EC2 and Amazon S3 and whether you can charge your customers for each of them, see Allowed Usage-Based Charges.

For an example of a price scheme that includes usage-based charges, see DevPay Fees.

For information about using a tiered pricing structure for any of the usage-based charges, see Tiered Usage-Based Pricing.

You can include all, some, or none of the preceding price components when you set your product's price. For example, you could:

  • Include only usage-based charges, so the amount your customers pay is based solely on how much they use the AWS service

    Note

    You can include one, some, or all of the possible usage-based charges for the particular AWS service. For example, if your product uses Amazon S3, you could charge your customers for GB-Month data stored only. Or, you could also include other charges such as the bandwidth for data uploaded to Amazon S3. Which of the usage-based charges you include in your product's price is your choice. Regardless, you are responsible for the cost of your customers' usage for all the dimensions.

  • Include only fixed charges (a monthly charge, a one-time charge, or both), so that the amount your customers pay is not related to how much they use the AWS service

  • Use a combination of usage-based charges and fixed charges

  • Charge nothing for your product and be entirely responsible for all costs and DevPay fees