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Amazon DevPay
Developer Guide (API Version 2007-12-01)

What Is Amazon DevPay?

Amazon DevPay is a billing and account management service that enables you to get paid for products you build on either Amazon EC2 or Amazon Simple Storage Service. Amazon DevPay creates and manages the order pipeline and billing system for you. Your customers sign up for your product, and we automatically meter their usage of the underlying AWS service, bill them based on the pricing you set, and collect their payments. What else is special about DevPay?

  • You can charge customers for your product; the charges can include recurring charges based on the customer's usage of AWS services (Amazon EC2 or Amazon S3), a fixed one-time charge, and a recurring monthly charge.

  • Your customers can easily sign up and pay for your product with their trusted Amazon.com accounts; they do not need to sign up for an AWS developer account.

  • Your customers are authenticated, thus ensuring they have access only to what they should.

  • If your customers don't pay their bills, DevPay turns off their access to your product for you.

  • Amazon Payments handles payment processing.

What is DevPay?

Basic DevPay Flow

Your customer uses an Amazon.com account to sign up and pay for your product. The sign-up page indicates that you have teamed up with Amazon Payments to make billing easy and secure.

Your customer pays the price you've defined to use your product.

DevPay subtracts a fixed transaction fee and pays you the difference.

You pay the costs of the AWS services your product consumed, and a percentage-based DevPay fee.