How to add more credits to your plan to continue accessing data.
We’ve simplified our pricing! We now offer our new Individual and Business plans and refer to messages as “credits.” Credits work the same as messages – we only changed the name. If you signed up before February 16, you can learn more about these changes here.
It's easy to add more credits to your plan so that you can access as much data as you need.
On our Individual and Business plans, you can add credits by either upgrading your plan, or adding packages. If you have a legacy Launch, Grow, or Scale plan, you can upgrade or use pay-as-you-go credits.
Users on the free Start plan are limited to 50,000 credits per month and need to upgrade their plan to access additional credits.
What is a package?
Packages make it easy to customize your Individual or Business plan and can be added or removed from your plan month to month. Each plan comes with:
Credits for making API calls and requesting data from IEX Cloud.
Tokens for connecting more projects and applications to your subscription. Additional tokens are included with Business plan packages only.
User logins for inviting more teammates to join your account. Additional user logins are included with Business plan packages only.
You can both add and remove packages from your plan as you need month to month. Once you add a package, it will by default be added to your plan for each subsequent month. If you remove a package from your plan, it expires at the end of the current month. Learn more about packages.
Adding credits with our legacy Launch, Grow, and Scale plans
If you would like to use additional credits on a Launch, Grow, or Scale plan, you can either upgrade or enable pay-as-you-go credits in the IEX Cloud Console.
Find the section labeled "Pay as you go." By default, this is turned off when a user signs up. When disabled, the toggle will look like this:
To enable pay-as-you-go credits, simply click the toggle and confirm you want to enable the feature. Once enabled, the toggle will look like this:
It’s recommended that you enable the use of pay-as-you-go credits, as this setting helps prevent disruption in your service and allows IEX Cloud to default over to using pay-as-you-go credits automatically after you have used all your plan's credits for that month.
Pricing for pay-as-you-go credits (Legacy Launch, Grow, and Scale plans only)
Pay-as-you-go credits are charged at the rate of $1 per 1 million credits used (rounded up) for Launch and Grow subscribers. For Scale subscribers, the rate is $1 per 1.5 million credits.
For instance, if a Grow subscriber used 162.4 million credits, their next monthly bill would include a $63 charge for pay-as-you-go credits.