Metering and reporting of buyer usage, facilitating accurate tracking and billing of SaaS listings on AWS Marketplace.

Metering plays a crucial role in accurately tracking and billing customers for their usage of SaaS listings on AWS marketplace. With the Clazar, sellers can seamlessly implement metering capabilities, enabling precise measurement and reporting of buyer usage. This documentation serves as a guide to understanding and utilizing the metering functionality provided by Clazar in conjunction with AWS, empowering sellers to effectively monetize their SaaS offerings.

Key Concepts

  1. Metering: Metering involves capturing and recording the usage data of buyers, such as the number of API requests, data storage consumed, or any other applicable metrics specific to the SaaS product. It provides a means to quantify buyer usage accurately.
  2. Pricing Dimensions: Pricing dimensions are the components that define the pricing structure for a SAAS product. These dimensions can include factors like data transfer volume, compute usage, or any other measurable aspects that contribute to the overall cost.
  3. Quantity: Quantity refers to the numeric value representing the amount or volume of buyer usage. It could be measured in units, such as the number of API calls made, the storage space used in gigabytes, or the duration of compute usage in hours. Tracking quantity accurately is essential for precise metering and billing of buyer usage. This can only be integers and not decimals.



  • Knowledge of the AWS listing to associate the metering records with.
  • Information about buyers and their associated dimensions and quantities to meter.
  • Access credentials for Clazar platform or API.


Zero Dollar Metering

AWS mandates that if there is no usage to report for a specific hour, sellers are required to send a zero quantity in the usage record. However, with Clazar, sellers can sit back and relax as Clazar handles this automatically. Sellers only need to report positive usage quantities, and Clazar takes care of including the zero quantity records when necessary. This seamless integration ensures sellers adhere to AWS guidelines without any additional effort.

Duplicate Records

In AWS, only one quantity can be metered for a specific dimension within an hour. Similarly, Clazar restricts sellers to send only one metering record per hour for a buyer-listing combo. This ensures compliance with AWS guidelines and maintains accurate metering and billing processes.



Metering records once submitted cannot be reversed.

Viewing Metering Records

Sellers can select AWS on the top-right corner and go to Metering to view submitted metering records for AWS.

List of Metering Records Submitted

List of Metering Records Submitted

Sellers also get a graph of estimated revenue based on the metering records submitted. Note that the information about estimated revenue is available after 2-3 days.

Submitting Metering Records

  • Go to Metering and click on Add New Record
  • Select the listing in the dropdown which you want to meter.
  • Select the buyer(s) to meter.
  • Select the dimensions and quantity corresponding to each buyer.
  • Review the metering record(s) to submit
  • Type CONFIRM and click on Submit.


Sellers can go to Estimated Revenue in Analytics section of Clazar to view estimated revenue based on the metering records submitted.

More information about various reports can be found here.


Sellers receive events about estimated revenue in their configured channels (email, slack, webhooks). More info about configuration of events can be found here.

1-Click Port

For sellers already on AWS Marketplace, all the previous records of metered usage can be ported to Clazar with the click of a button.

More information about 1-Click Port can be found here.