Creating pricing rules - AWS Billing Conductor

Creating pricing rules

You can create pricing rules in AWS Billing Conductor to customize your billing rates across your billing groups. Pricing rules can be global or service-specific in scope. By default, a payer account in with admin permissions can create pricing rules. It takes up to 24 hours after you apply a pricing rule to a billing group to see the custom rates for your billing group reflected.

A single pricing plan can be applied to multiple billing groups.


Updating a pricing rule also updates all the pricing plans where the pricing rule is associated. A pricing plan is a collection of pricing rules. If the pricing plan is associated with a billing group or set of billing groups, this change affects only the current billing period. Previous billing periods remain the same.

Use the following steps to create a pricing rule.

To create a pricing rule

  1. Open AWS Billing Conductor at

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Pricing configuration.

  3. Choose the Pricing rules tab.

  4. Choose Create pricing rules.

  5. For Pricing rule details, enter the name of the pricing rule. For naming restrictions, see Quotas and restrictions.

  6. (Optional) For Description, enter a description for the pricing rule.

  7. For Scope, choose Global or Service.

    • Global - applies to all usage.

    • Service - only applies to a given service. When choosing service, choose a service code to configure the pricing rates for.

  8. For Type, choose either Discount or Markup.

  9. For Percentage, enter the percentage amount.

    If you enter 0 as the percentage, the pricing plan defaults to the AWS On-Demand rate.

  10. (Optional) To create another pricing rule in the same workflow, choose Add pricing rule.

  11. Choose Create pricing rule.

Pricing rule table

After you create a pricing rule, you can view the details of the pricing rule in a filterable table. You can filter by the following dimensions:

  • Pricing rule name

  • Scope

  • Service code

  • Rate