Hosted image delivery in BEE Pro
Charges may apply. Please read carefully. Your BEE Pro subscription may include charges for image delivery traffic. This applies if you are hosting your images within BEE Pro. Each plan has an allotted amount of hosted image data transfer that is free. Additional traffic is $0.0001 per Megabyte (MB). See below for more pricing details.
When you broadcast any content from your BEE Pro account, you have several options:
- Get HTML & Images, to download a ZIP file including two separate folders for the HTML and image files.
- Copy the HTML hosted at BEE Pro, so that you can copy the HTML and use it anywhere.
- Push to your sending system, to push the email to a sending or marketing platform, such as Mailchimp, SendGrid, MailUp, etc.
- Download a PDF version of the email or page.
- Share your page or email.
Keeping images hosted at BEE Pro and copying the HTML source code can make things easier when importing an email or a page into another system, especially when that system does not allow you to import a ZIP file.
To further clarify, when you use the Copy the HTML feature, the Push to your sending system feature, or the Share feature (for Pages), images will not be downloaded with the HTML, but rather kept online in your BEE Pro account. The HTML of the email or page will link to them.
In that scenario, BEE Pro will not only store images for you but also deliver them to your email recipients/visitors when the email or landing page is opened.
- There are no charges for storing images in BEE Pro
- There may be charges for delivering images, as explained on this page.
Exclusions: the above excludes "external" images, i.e. images hosted elsewhere and for which you entered an external URL in the editor. Default social media icons are also excluded, as they are not part of the image repository linked to your account.
Images hosted by BEE Pro are delivered quickly via Amazon Web Services' CloudFront Content Delivery Network. This ensures the best performance independently of the location where your emails or pages are opened, as your images are delivered from the nearest "edge" site.
The cost of having your images delivered via the CloudFront CDN depends on the total data transferred during a billing period (i.e. how many images are downloaded and how big they are). You can use the following formula to calculate this for your email messages and pages:
Total size of images included in a message * Total messages sent * Total open rate
Total size of images included in a page * Total page views
For instance, if you sent a newsletter with 10 images that are 50KB each, and delivered it to 25,000 people, with a total open rate of 30%, you would have:
50KB * 10 * 25,000 * 30% = 3,750,000KB
Keep in mind that hosted image delivery prices are measured in MBs for billing purposes. In order to calculate the MBs, divide the amount of KBs by 1024. If you need to calculate the GB, you'll need to divide the MBs total by 1024 again.
Continuing on the example above, here we've converted the total KBs to MBs:
3,750,000KB / 1024 = 3,662.11MB
And here we've converted the above MBs total to GBs by continuing to divide by 1024:
3662.11MB / 1024 = 3.58GB
Your subscription includes the following data transfer allowance, per month.
- Freelancer plan: 50GB
- Team plan: 250GB
- Agency plan: 500GB
Data transferred in excess of the monthly allotment will be charged at the end of the billing period at a rate of $0.0001 per MB transferred in that billing period.
Continuing on the example above, let's assume that this customer is on the Freelancer plan (50GB allotment) and that 20 such email campaigns were sent in a month. At the end of the month, the total data transferred would be:
3.58 * 20 = 71.6GB
50GB of that traffic would be included free of charge in your plan. Given the overage, you'll need to convert the total data transferred back to MB if you are looking to calculate this manually. Here's how the overage would be calculated in this example:
71.6GB - 50GB = 21.6GB
21.6GB * 1024 = 22,118.4MB
22,118.4MB * $0.0001 = $2.22
The data transferred amount resets at the beginning of each billing period.
Any charges for image data transferred during the previous billing period will be visible on your BEE Pro billing statements (see: Statements area) as a line item named "CDN Data Transfer - Hosted Images". You will also see an additional line item named "CDN Data Transfer - Hosted Images -- Overage" for any data transfer over your monthly allowance.
The amount of data transferred is expressed in megabytes (MBs) on the statement. So you need to divide the amount shown by 1,024 to be converted into gigabytes (GBs).
For example, in the statement below the BEE Pro customer accumulated a total of 85,573 MBs of data transferred. Since these line items are now separated, you only need to see the overage line item value in order to calculate the cost.
If you were to manually calculate the cost of the overage according to the above invoice, your math would look like this:
34373 MBs * $0.0001 = $3.44
Image hosting and delivery on BEE Pro requires an active subscription to the service. If you cancel your subscription, hosted images will no longer be accessible once the subscription status changes to "Cancelled" at the end of the current billing period.
If you plan to cancel your subscription, make sure to download emails and pages using the Get HTML & images feature, so future email campaigns are not affected.
For emails already sent prior to the account cancellation or pages already shared, images will be available until the end of the current billing period. After that, the hosted images will no longer be accessible.