New 'Pay as You Grow' Pricing Plans
We just launched new ‘pay as you grow’ pricing plans, allowing you to pay for what you use without needing to upgrade to the next plan tier if you have overages. We are now measuring all usage by map views to make our pricing plans easier to understand. Additionally, we just published the progressive discounts we offer high-volume subscribers.
All MapBox accounts now have automatic overage pricing of $1 per 1,000 additional map views, allowing you to pay for the extra map views you use without having to upgrade your account to the next level when you go over your limit. For example, if you have a $5 Basic plan and see a spike in traffic, there is no need to jump all the way to a $50 Standard plan - you can just pay for the overages incurred. At at certain point, it will become more cost-effective to transition to a larger plan if you see consistent overages, but you can decide that at any time.
Increased Plus and Premium account limits
We’ve raised the map views for our Plus and Premium accounts by 100,000 and 200,000 views respectively, while offering them at the same prices as before. Plus accounts now provide 250,000 map views per month for $149 and Premium accounts now provide 1,000,000 views per month for $499. More details are available on the MapBox pricing page.
We’ve published our Premium-level cost structure. Now you can see at a glance the discounts we give for high-volume subscribers, ranging up to 30% off, or use the new calculator to figure out exactly what this means for you.
We want to be transparent, because MapBox is incredibly cost competitive. Our CPM - or cost per thousand map views - is several times lower than Google’s. And while we don’t include all the features and services of the Google Maps API, like imagery and geocoding, we offer beautiful design, custom styles, and the flexibility of open data, which is ideal for those looking for a custom world base map upon which to build a location feature for a website or mobile app.
All current subscribers have the option to opt-in to take advantage of the new plans. Just visit your account page and select ‘change your plan’. If you’d prefer to keep your current bandwidth-based plan, no problem - you’re automatically grandfathered in.