Starting in 2013, we led innovation in the CMS industry with the introduction of headless CMS. We have since honed our product to excel at website creation. We optimized the developers' journey with the release of Slice Machine in 2020, and this year we dramatically simplified the marketer experience by rolling out our visual Page Builder, which you can experience here.
The recent developments in the website industry are opening more opportunities for standing out with your websites. Our product should help you seize them and thrive in 2024.
For that, our team has already accelerated the delivery of new features, but this vision requires us to adjust our pricing for the first time in seven years. Visit our pricing page to view the detailed updates.
These changes, effective January 8th, 2024, represent a pivotal moment in our journey together. I want to explain why we’re making them and what they mean for you.
An investment to fuel bigger change
We are introducing usage limits on Free, Starter, Small, Medium, and Platinum plans, along with updates to their pricing. This wasn’t an easy decision. Keeping our prices steady for seven years across product releases was a point of pride. These adjustments, made after taking feedback from users, still position Prismic as the most competitive solution in the headless CMS space.
Our journey over the past seven years, illustrated here, is a testament to how far we've come in years and the value we've continuously delivered. These pricing changes are necessary to sustain our innovation and growth, ensuring that we provide you with the necessary tools to thrive in the highly competitive, fast-changing website industry.
A moment of opportunities in the website space
In 2023, the website industry has reached a turning point with the emergence of GenAI tools for content creation and code generation.
Our focus for 2024 is on enhancing your productivity, integrating GenAI tools for better efficiency, and embedding best practices into our product to bring expert knowledge and best practices for building websites directly into your workflows.
Our vision is to offer a product that does more than allow you to update your website content. We want to help you grow your website’s value, get more traffic, increase engagement, and boost conversions.
The near future: Empowering developers and marketers
It’s important to talk about the vision for 2024, but everyone needs to make a difference now, so here’s a list of concrete changes to support you in early 2024.
For developers, upcoming features include a personal sandbox for safer iterations, navigation types, and support for complex pages with more nesting in Slice Machine.
Marketers can anticipate a set of new AI-powered features to assist with content creation, like the recent prompt-to-slice feature. We're also expanding the visual Page Builder with a revamped media library, improved search functionality, and team spaces.
These upcoming updates should land in the next three months and reaffirm our commitment to leading the industry to provide tools that directly impact your success.
A personal note
As CEO, my commitment to you is unwavering. These changes will allow us to keep you at the forefront of the evolving website industry. We are accelerating, and we aim to bring you the best solution for building websites. I believe in our team, in our product, and, most importantly, in the success it brings to you, our users.
Thank you for your trust and support. We’re excited about the future and are committed to making your website a success story.
Sadek, CEO of Prismic
When will the change take place?
These changes will take effect starting January 8th, 2024. We believe that these adjustments will help us continue to deliver a high-quality, innovative product that meets the growing needs of our users for their websites.
What are the new limits for API calls, CDN bandwidth, and locales across different plans?
The new limits for API calls, CDN bandwidth, and locales vary across different plans and are detailed on our pricing page. For instance, under the Medium plan, you are entitled to up to 5 locales, 5 million API calls, and 500GB of CDN bandwidth. Additionally, you can extend the CDN bandwidth up to 1TB at an extra charge of $0.2 per GB. All plans continue to offer an unlimited number of documents, slices, page types, and assets in your media library.
How will I know if I’m approaching the limit on my API calls, CDN bandwidth, or locales?
You can monitor your usage under Settings > Usage Dashboard for API Calls and CDN Bandwidth, and under Settings > Translations & locales for the number of locales.
What happens if I exceed one of the limits on API calls, CDN bandwidth, or locales?
Starting February 1st, your plan will automatically upgrade if a hard limit on API calls, CDN bandwidth, or locales is exceeded, ensuring uninterrupted service. Overage on CDN bandwidth is billed at $0.20/GB up to your plan's hard limit.
What happens if I exceed one of the limits and I’m on a free plan?
If you exceed the free plan's limit of 4 million API calls, 2 locales, or 100GB of CDN bandwidth, you will receive an email notification advising you to upgrade your plan. If you do not upgrade within the following month and your usage continues to exceed any of these limits, your repository will be locked. This means the next time you attempt to log in, you will be prompted to upgrade your repository to regain access.
Why Adjust CDN Bandwidth Pricing?
The update in CDN bandwidth overage pricing reflects the rising costs of delivering high-quality, dynamically optimized images. We've set the new overage rate at $0.20/GB, with a custom rate of $0.17/GB for Platinum plans. It’s a necessary step to manage the expenses of providing a smart CDN service without compromising on quality.
How were the limits for API calls, CDN bandwidth, and locales determined?
The limits were established following a thorough analysis of usage patterns of different company segments in our user base, ensuring Prismic remains an affordable offer in the Headless CMS industry.
How can I upgrade my plan if I need more API calls, CDN bandwidth, or locales?
Upgrade your plan anytime via your account dashboard under "Settings > Plans & Billing." If you need to upgrade to a Platinum plan with environments or an Enterprise plan, Contact us. Our team is there to help you validate that you’ll be on the right plan for your project and make it available to your team quickly.
Will these limits affect the performance or availability of my website?
No, these limits are set to ensure optimal performance and availability, they don’t affect your API performance in any way.
Where can I find more detailed information about these changes?
Detailed information is available on our updated pricing page.
How will the pricing changes affect yearly plans?
If you're on an annual paid plan, the new pricing will take effect at your next renewal. If you've exceeded your plan's limits for three consecutive months by that time, your plan will automatically upgrade. Otherwise, it will renew at the current price under the same plan.