Postman’s API Monitoring is now available in ‘Fun Size’ Blocks
We have restructured our monitoring blocks and updated the pricing scheme to make it more effective for our customers.
Just to jog your memory, Postman API Monitoring lets you run a collection periodically to check for the API’s performance and response. You can set up a monitor to run as frequently as 5 minutes to check if all the requests in your collection are up and healthy. To learn how to set up a monitor, check out our docs on setting up a monitor.
Postman monitoring is tracked based on the number of monitoring calls made each month. All Postman users can make 1,000 free monitoring calls every month; Postman Pro teams can make 10,000 free monitoring calls each month, and Postman Enterprise teams have a monthly limit of 100,000 free calls.
In the past, Pro and Enterprise teams have been able to purchase additional monitoring (beyond these free limits) two ways: via a pay-as-you-go price of $0.75/1000 calls, or by pre-purchasing discounted blocks of 500,000 calls for $200 per month ($0.40/1000 calls.)
Here’s what has changed: we’ve made the discounted blocks of monitoring calls cheaper and smaller! Now, Pro and Enterprise customers can purchase blocks of 50,000 requests for just $20. These new blocks provide two benefits – first, the pre-purchase discount is the same, at an average of $0.40/1000 calls, so it’s a great value for any teams using API monitoring Second, this discount is now more accessible, particularly teams using smaller amounts of monitoring in their daily workflow.
To purchase a discounted block of monitoring calls, follow the steps below:
If your team is already using discounted monitoring blocks, don’t worry. You don’t need to make any change immediately. We’ll maintain that number, but transition your billing into our new, smaller blocks. So if you subscribed to one “old block” of 500,000 requests, your account will be updated to reflect 10 blocks of 50,000 each.
Questions? Check out this Postman tutorial about API monitoring, or head to our discourse community if you have specific questions.