Box Platform recently introduced a new simpler pricing model designed for technology startups have grown accustomed to the ‘pay-as-you-go’ model made popular by companies like AWS and CloudFlare. In the new pricing model, you only pay for the level of resources you anticipate your app will consume. Box Platform is available in bundles of resources which include MAU licenses, API calls, bandwidth, and storage. Companies can now just license the number of bundles they need meet their application’s requirements. The free Developer tier will remain, with the intention of giving developers the ability to experiment with Box’s APIs and to build proof-of-concept applications.
The new pricing model for Box Platform is:
- Scalable: You only pay for the bundles of resources your app needs each month. Bundles consist of MAUs, API calls, storage, and bandwidth. For experimentation purposes, we offer a free Developer Tier to help you get started.
- Customizable: If you need additional resources, such as additional GBs of storage or API calls, you can license them a la carte to fit your needs. You can also mix-and-match individual resources such as API calls and bandwidth for certain use cases without having to license bundles.
- Predictable: You estimate consumption and license on a forward-looking basis, with options for short- and long-term contracts. Resource consumption is normalized over the duration of your contract to account for periods of increased or decreased usage. If you exceed your resource entitlements, you will not be penalized and will simply true-up at your current usage in the next contract term. So, you can start small and license additional resources as your app grows.
Box Platform is available now with paid plans starting at $500/month.