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Usage-Based Billing

How does Baremetrics monitor usage-based or metered billing?

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Written by Baremetrics
Updated over a week ago

Usage-based billing, also known as metered billing or consumption billing, is a flexible pricing model for SaaS businesses. This model allows you to charge customers based on their actual usage of your product or service, offering a fair and scalable billing solution.

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Integrations and Settings

Baremetrics supports usage-based billing through various payment platforms. Each platform has default settings and, in some cases, additional configurable options to tailor the billing process to your business needs.

Supported Platforms


  • Default: Includes metered billing in the customer's Monthly Recurring Revenue (MRR). Reflects MRR changes upon payment of invoices with metered usage.

  • Optional: Metered billing can be excluded from MRR, considering it as Other Revenue in the form of one-time charges.

Braintree, Chargebee, Recurly, Shopify Partners, Google Play, Apple App Store, Xero, Quickbooks, API

  • Current Handling: Reflected in Other Revenue as one-time charges.

  • Future Updates: Enhanced settings and options are coming soon.

Getting Started

To implement usage-based billing for your SaaS business with Baremetrics, follow these steps:

  1. Select your payment platform integration within Baremetrics.

  2. Configure the default and optional settings to match your billing strategy.

  3. Monitor usage and billing through your Baremetrics dashboard for insights and optimizations.

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