Credits

Requesting data from Price API costs credits. Simple requests cost one credit, advanced cost more. Get credits by booking a plan.

We measure your usage of Price API in credits. The more data you request, the more credits you spend. The system is fairly straightforward.

Example

Let's say you create a job on Price API to retrieve 100 products with default settings.

If we can look up all the products, this will cost 100 credits, one for every product that we looked up. This also includes products we looked up, but were not available at the data source, because we have the exact same amount of costs on our side. We return a reason not found in this case.

Special cases and options

If we encounter an error, like a network issue, we try again. But if we cannot look up a product for technical reasons, we don't charge any credits for this product.

When the parameter max_pages is available for a topic, we charge for every page we request. So requesting product_and_offers with a maximum of 3 pages, we charge between 1 and 3 credits depending on how many offer pages are available to us for a product.

All topics we offer have a reasonable set of default parameters. Those include sorting, age, filtering and others. When you chose to leave the parameters on the default setting (max_pages is excluded here), we will charge 1 credit per requested page. When changing one or more parameters from the default, the credits are doubled. See your contract or ask us for details.

Example

Let's say you request 100 products with a different max_age. Price API encountered 10 errors, while 90 products were looked up.

This job would cost 90 * 2 = 180 credits, because 90 products were looked up and not the defaults were used, so it costs double the amount of credits.

Example

If you want to look up 2,000 products every day in a month with 30 days, this would cost 2,000 * 30 = 60,000 credits.

Summary

There are four aspects that influence the cost of your request:

  • How many products you request
  • How many products we could look up
  • How many pages you request
  • If you request the default age, sorting and filtering options

How do I get credits?

When you first sign up, you get a number of free credits so that you can try our service. After that, you get new credits by booking one of our plans.