Understand how TGmembership billing works

This guide will help you understand how our billing works.

The way TGmembership bills you depends on the option you chose when you purchased your subscription. There are two options - Pay As You Go or Pay Monthly. Both plans offer identical features, the only difference being the monthly fee. Choose the one that best suits your project.

Pay As You Go: 7% of the monthly income you earn with us.

Your bill is calculated based on the revenue you earn with TGmembership. This plan is especially suitable for small to medium-sized businesses. If your revenue during the month is, for example, €20, your bill would be only €1.40. If you don't have any customers during the month, you don't have to pay.

No upfront payment is required. You will receive your first bill at the beginning of next month and only if the amount due is at least €1. In case you don't reach this threshold, the amount due will be rolled over to the next month.

TGmembership supports several currencies that you can use in your plans for your clients. However, our bot accepts payments in Euro. For billing purposes, revenues will be calculated in Euro using the daily exchange rates set by the European Central Bank (or Fixer for currencies not listed by ECB) and Binance/CoinPayments for crypto payments.

At the beginning of each month, TGmembership will send you a usage report for your bot. You can see an example below (click on the photo to enlarge it or download sample report).

Example of TGmembership's usage report
Example of TGmembership's usage report

Let's summarise what we see in this picture.
- Project ID: A unique number for your Telegram subscription bot.
- Billing Period: It shows for what period the revenues are calculated.
- Report Date: It shows when was the report generated.
- Due Date: The date when the payment is due. Make sure you pay before this date to keep your bot fully operational.

The table underneath shows the revenues from all plans grouped by currency used. We have three columns - currency, revenue and share.
- "Currency", as the name suggests, indicates the currency and exchange rate used for the conversion.
- "Revenue" shows how much profit you made from plans using this currency, as well as its euro equivalent.
- "Share" shows what TGmembership's cut is (7% of "Revenue").
The "Monthly Service Fee" is and will always be zero, as you don't have a fixed fee that you pay per month.
- "Total" shows the final amount to be paid.

If the bill is not paid within 5 days of receiving the usage report, your bot will be suspended.

For maximum convenience, when sending the usage report, the bot will attach a payment button, as shown in the photo below.

TGmembership sends a payment link with each usage report.

Pay Monthly: €39.99 flat rate

This plan is quite straightforward - you pay a single fixed monthly fee, no matter what revenue your bot generates. "Pay Monthly" is especially suitable for large projects that generate significant revenue. Let's say your project generates €15,000 a month. The "Pay As You Go" plan would cost you more than €1,000 per month while "Pay Monthly" guarantees you a flat rate of €39.99, regardless of your income. Sounds much better, doesn't it?

No upfront payment is required. Your first bill will be issued at the beginning of the next month and will be based on the number of days the bot has been active. For example, if your bot was created on 15.04, your first bill will be €20 (your bot has been active 50% of the month - 15 days out of a total of 30 in April and you will be invited to pay 50% of the monthly fee).

How is the fee paid?

We will not take a penny of your hard-earned money without your explicit consent - instead, we will ask you to pay the amount voluntarily.
Regardless of which plan you choose, at the beginning of each month (ideally on the 1st), you will receive a report for the past month and an invitation to pay the corresponding amount. The system will keep your bot active for 5 days from sending the bill, after which it will suspend it if no payment is received.

Can I change my plan?

You can, yes - as long as the amount currently due is 0. If there is any amount due, the bot will invite you to pay it first and clear your balance. After successful payment, you will be able to change your plan.
Please note that once created, the bill must be paid within 5 days or you risk your bot being suspended.

Different monthly plans

One of the great advantages of TGmembership is its ability to be personalised. If your business has different needs, do not hesitate to contact us. Together we can find a solution that is suitable for both parties.