Am I locked into a long-term contract?
Are there any setup fees?
Are there any hidden fees?
Do I need to provide a credit card to sign-up for the free trial?
How long can I use the free trial?
As long as you need
That is what the free trial is there for.
If you decide to use our service in production you should become a
customer. Please note: inactive free trial accounts are deleted
after six months.
Can I just use multiple free trial accounts?
don't do that
The free trial is a way to test our service - do not use it
for anything mission critical. If you need
production level reliability, become a customer.
Will I need to change API key after I become a customer?
No, you can keep using your free trial key. Or use a new key
if you prefer.
Subscription customers can have multiple active keys.
How does OpenCage pricing compare with Google Maps geocoding pricing?
Can I specify a different e-mail for billing matters and payment
Yes, you can have the payment confirmation go to one or more other
e-mail addresses, for example your accounting department.
Billing matters do not have to go to the e-mail you used when you
Can I just send you a file, and you do the geocoding for me?
In that case we would have to charge you for our most valuable
resource: our engineering time, which is expensive.
If you don't have the ability to use the API yourself please see our
tutorials. Another option is to work with our partners at
who will gladly do the geocoding for you.
Will prices rise in the future?
We have not changed our prices since 2015 and have no plans to
do so. Nevertheless, we are happy to commit that if we ever were to
raises prices all existing customers will continue to pay the old
What about VAT?
All prices are inclusive of any applicable VAT. We are
a German business, our VAT number is DE323788688. You will receive
a valid VAT invoice by e-mail for each purchase.
What will my invoice or proof of purchase look like?
For each purchase you will receive a pdf invoice by e-mail. You can
specify who receives the mail. You can
download an example payment confirmation here
We can add whatever tax code your country requires.
You can access old invoices in your account dashboard anytime.
I need a Tax Residency Certificate or US W-8BEN-E form.
Sure, no problem, we can gladly provide those.
What form of payments do you accept?
We accept all major credit cards, billing is done via
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We never see or store your credit card number.
After you stop being a customer you can, with a single click, delete
your payment information.
In some European countries we also accept other bank debit payment
methods for one-time purchases.
As part of our relationship with Stripe, we contribute 1% of the revenue
they process for us
to fund next-generation carbon removal technologies
For large and medium annual subscriptions, we can invoice you.
We are working on supporting other payment methods.
If paying by credit card is stopping you from becoming a
customer please get in touch and we will find a solution.
What sort of SLA can you offer?
We pride ourselves on our reliability. Over the last
year the service has had 99.9% uptime. We use independent,
to measure uptime of our site and API, have a look at
our recent performance
If you have some particularly demanding requirements
please see the details of our
We are here to help.
I need a contract or something similar to get internal purchasing
Upon request we can gladly supply a service description that meets
your needs to any prospective Medium, Large, or Enterprise
Have more questions?