Postpaid billing in 3scale system

Developer Signs up on Free plan

Jan 6

Upgrades to paid plan

The developer decides to upgrade from free to paid plan of $500.

Jan 14

Pro rata calculation by 3scale system

The billing caluclation is pro-rated in the invoice eg: (17/30*500) = 283.33

The variable costs are also calculated if pricing rules are defined on the method/metrics

Jan 31

Invoices are generated

On 1st of every month. 3scale system generates invoice and keeps in finalized state for provider to review

Feb 1

Invoices are issued

After three days, the invoices are issued via email to the developers

Feb 4

Invoices are charged

After two days, the developers credit card is charged for the issued invoice

Feb 6