Step 9: Purchasing a plan

Step 9: Purchasing a Plan


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Lightyear operates using a credit system, where 1 document = 1 credit. Regardless of the size of the bill or the amount of data being extracted, after your free trial period (or after you have bought a plan, whichever comes first) 1 bill will always cost 1 credit to process. Once your free trial has ended, you'll need to purchase a plan to continue Exporting Bills. To do this, head into the Billing Section.



If you are in a Child Account within a Parent/Child setup, you will not have access to the Billing section because your Parent account purchases the credits and looks after the transaction history. Therefore you need to log into your parent account for these options.

Adding a Payment Method

Once you're in the Billing section, hit the green Choose Plan button. You'll be prompted to add a Payment Method before selecting a Plan


Lightyear accepts all major Debit and Credit cards. Enter the usual required info and hit Submit. If your payment method is accepted, a green banner at the top of the screen will confirm as such and you'll be taken back to the Billing Section. Select Choose Plan again to choose your plan.


Choosing a Plan

Lightyear offers two types of plan: Recurring monthly plans, or one-off bulk buy plans
  • Monthly Plans:  Effectively a no commitment subscription. Each month we'll bill your card and add credits to your account. Credits bought through a monthly plan expire at the end of each month, so don't purchase a plan with more credits than you need
  • Bulk Buy Plans: A one off payment for a fixed number of credits. Credits purchased under a Bulk Buy Plan expire after 6 months, but you can top up and purchase more credits at any time.



Select the plan that best suits the volume needed for your business. Once you're happy, check the box to agree to the terms and conditions and select Update Plan. You're now ready to continue using Lightyear to export bills to your heart's content (or until you run out of credits or bills to export).


Overage

Lightyear's Overage Policy allows you to go over your monthly allowance if enabled.  This is a great feature for businesses that may have unexpected spikes in transactions or peak periods and do not want to chain their base plan.  The overage policy will simply deduct that additional credits from your next billing cycle in addition to your standard plan.  The overage credits will be charged at the same rate as your average credit price on your current plan.  

To enable Overage, just click Enable in the Billing section of the app.


That's it! Congratulations! You've made the move to cloud, gone paperless and streamlined your processes. Why would you want to go back now?

Read on for more Tips & Tricks to help you get the most out of Lightyear.




      

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