Private Subscription Plans


A Private Plan solution is now available to all Rakuten RapidAPI providers. These plans are perfect for providers that want to invite select clients to access their API but not have this particular subscription plan available to the general Rakuten RapidAPI developer community.

Private plan use cases

Here’s some examples of why and how you’d use Private Plans:

Discount Provide discounted access to your API to a subset of developers
Test-Driving Allow developers to use your API for a very small price, with a limited subset of functionalities or allow developers to test the responsiveness of your API at no cost.
Heavy Usage Some use cases where the usage of your API would be heavy by a developer, provide a better rate per functionality or request. These heavy usage cases are often priced higher than the usual high tier of your public plans.
Educational plan

Some API vendors offer unlimited private plans to students, hackathon or university users. We recommend considering an educational plan for your API and are working to introduce more features around this.

Create a private plan

To create a Private Plan for your API, follow these steps:

  1. Within your API, navigate to the “Private Plans” submenu under the Pricing tab
  2. Add a new private plan and name it anything you want
  3. Customize your custom plan to suit your needs and send it to a developer of your choice!

For more information on how to create an API plan, head over to the Pricing Your API section.