Calculation Summary
CategoryMonthly Costs
Subscription Update (First Appearance or Added Fonts)▲0.00 €
Subscription Update (Added Font Versions)▲0.00 €
Active Users▲0.00 €
Total ex. VAT0.00 €

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Monthly Cost Calculator for Publishers

With Type.World essentially being a cloud technology provider, it will bill its customers (font publishers) by transactions on the system as outlined below.

Why billing? Please make sure to read the Free vs. Paid and Costs sections in the Developer Information page to understand what you are being billed for and why, given that Type.World is an open source project. The gist of it: Basic usage of the system is free, and only certain professional convenience features cost us real money and are therefore being billed to publishers as well as end users.

6 Months Free Trial Period: You’ll get ample time for developing your Type.World integration with a 6-month free trial period. Make sure to fit the initial onboarding of all your existing customer’s user accounts into this period to avoid higher roll-out costs.

VAT: Customers in the European Union need to add VAT which is either 19% German VAT or provide their VAT ID number and then pay VAT to their own respective country of residence. Customers outside of the European Union are exempted from paying VAT on these prices.

Price Calculation: Each metric’s prices are calculated using a graduated price scale. Each metric’s price is a summation of each tier bracket’s quota until the final amount has been reached.

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Subscription Update (First Appearance or Added Fonts)

Definition:

Number of subscriptions that have been either

  • newly added to the Type.World system (first appearance)
  • or updated with added fonts

Description:

For a commercial type publisher, a newly added subscription means either a sale to a completely new customer or the first access of a Type.World subscription by an existing customer. Therefore, this number will be a bit higher in the beginning of each publisher’s Type.World rollout. In the long run, first accesses of existing customers will vanish entirely and only new sales will remain.

Added fonts normally means a new sale for an existing customer where new fonts are being added to an existing subscription.

Example Calculation:

For calculation of continuous costs, enter your average monthly number of sales.

Attention: You will have additional initial roll-out costs, because you need to create one subscription for each of your previously existing customers, which to Type.World appears technically the same as a new subscription for a new customer of yours. Therefore, make sure you initiate this initial onboarding of your previously existing customers within the 6 month free trial period.

▲ Average number of normal sales per month
     (Enter 0 if not applicable)

Update Calculation

Price List:

TierUnit Price
1 to 1000.60000€
101 to 2000.30000€
201 to 10000.15000€
1001 to infinity0.10000€
Subscription Update (Added Font Versions)

Definition:

Number of subscription updates that show a new font version for at least one of the fonts

Description:

For a commercial publisher, this normally means no added revenue, as font updates are normally published free of additional charge to customers. But they do put strain on Type.World resources and therefore need to be billed.

Example Calculation:

For an estimated calculation of continuous costs, enter the number of font updates you publish per month as well as the average number of your customers who hold access to that font. In other words, if your customers hold access to about 10% of your library on average, enter 10% of your total customers multiplied by the amount of font updates per month.

The example calculation will be a multiplication of the two values.

▲ Average number of font updates per month
     (Enter 0 if not applicable)

▲ Average number of users per font
     (Enter 0 if not applicable)

Update Calculation

Price List:

TierUnit Price
1 to 1000.00600€
101 to 2000.00300€
201 to 10000.00150€
1001 to infinity0.00100€
Active Users

Definition:

Number of active users

Description:

Active users are users that open their Type.World App at least once per month and who hold at least one subscription originating from your API Endpoint. Active users cause real costs mainly on the messaging server that holds one connection per active user to send out update notifications. The reason this billing metric exists is mostly because of Free Font Websites who show no measurable resource consumption other than a potentially very high number of active users.

Note: In reality, your number of active users will be lower than your total amout of customers, but we don’t know by how many, so put the total amount here for worst-case scenario.

Example Calculation:

▲ Number of monthly active users
     (Enter 0 if not applicable)

Update Calculation

Price List:

TierUnit Price
1 to 1000.06000€
101 to 2000.03000€
201 to 10000.01000€
1001 to infinity0.00100€