Price and payment procedure for the messengers Business API from the Chat API
We will analyze how and for what you pay for the connected messengers Business API as openly and informatively as possible.
What we charge money for:
- Monthly subscription fee for number hosting;
- Payments for open dialogues with clients.
What we don't take money for:
- for the very fact of connecting the number to the messengers Business API;
- for help in getting the messengers green tick;
Hosting a connected messengers Business API number costs 39$ per month. If you pay for a number immediately for a year, then the price for a month drops to 30 dollars. When connecting from 5 numbers, the price per instance drops to $ 30. If at the same time you pay them for another year, then individual conditions will be agreed upon for you.
The cost of opening dialogues with clients (mailing)
Dialogues with clients are paid after the start of communication (opening of the dialogue), and all subsequent messages within 24 hours, counting from the first message of the client, are complimentary. Dialogues can be divided into business-initiated and customer-initiated, while they differ in price.
More information about the dialog system can be found here. To open a dialogue from the business side, you need to use template messages, more about this here.
At the same time, if you have a medium or small business, you shall not worry about large bills. Each messengers Business API account receives 1000 free dialogues at the beginning of each month. Instagram Comp or Instagram ads are free of charge for every first click-through to your messengers number.
Calculation procedure and guarantees
The number hosting works in a subscription format, that is, to connect messengers Business API, you need to subscribe through your personal Chat API account. An amount equal to the selected tariff plan will be debited from your card, the subsequent transaction will occur exactly one month after the subscription. If for some reason we are unable to withdraw funds, then the operation of the number is suspended. Also, you will not be able to connect a new number if you have unpaid bills for the old one.
Features of payment for open dialogues (mailings) - a system of threshold write-offs
Suppose the number of open dialogues exceeded one thousand in the communication process, and their cost went beyond $ 30. In that case, this amount is debited from your account even before the beginning of the next billing month. If you have made a $29 mailing list in a month (you have not crossed the $30 milestone), the money will be debited from the account at the beginning of the following month.
In other words, if you send out messages for more than $ 30 within a month, you overcome a certain threshold, then funds are debited when this threshold is crossed.
If funds cannot be debited for some reason (for example, insufficient funds), then we suspend the operation of the number until the circumstances are clarified.
The procedure for deleting a number and canceling a subscription
If you cancel your subscription, we reserve the cost of a whole month, the number is deleted instantly, and you can use it again in regular messengers applications.
The situation changes somewhat if, when working with a number, you have used more than 1000 accessiblee dialogs per month and you have an account for them; in this case, if you cancel your subscription, you will be able to delete the number only 30 days after paying for the last paid dialog. Also, additional funds equal to the monthly payment for hosting the number will be debited from your card. This is due to the bills from messengers to your number, which we will pay with these funds after the cancellation of the subscription and the subsequent deletion of your number.
If you cancel your subscription or there are not enough funds on the card, the number is blocked until the circumstances are clarified.
Write to us if you have any questions about working with messengers Business API , we will be happy to help you. You can find out all the latest news on the work of the service in our telegram channel.