The Metered Charge Type excels when you have a lot of detailed usage data, and in contrast to the Usage Charge Type, you do not just want to provide the quantity; you want to provide the entire usage data log and let Upodi handle the calculation of quantity to be billed.
For example if your customers are charged based on an average of clicks on ads over a period of one month. You have chosen the
metered charge type and
average as the calculation method over a period of 1 month.
You provide the quantities 4, 8, 5 and 5 distributed out on different days during the one month period. The quantity is calculated as the average 5,5 and that is what is being used to bill the customer according to the pricing plan.
|Calculation||Description||Quantities 4, 8, 5 and 5|
|Average||Total amount is calculated as an average over time.||5,5|
|Highest||Total amount is the highest point over time.||8|
|Last||Total amount is the last reported usage.||5|
|Lowest||Total amount is the lowest point over time.||4|
|Range||Total amount is calculated as the difference between first and last point over time.||1|
|Sum||Total amount is calculated as a sum over time.||22|
No Manual Input
Please be aware that the metered usage type does not allow manual inputs, as this charge type is geared towards automated systematic usage inputs via the API.
Updated over 2 years ago