Accredible's pricing plans give you an allowance of recipients you can issue to in a year long period. We understand that not everyone is going issue a round number of certificates and badges such as 5,000 recipients every year, and we also know that you don't issue to the same number of people every single year. We try to design our pricing plans so that even if you go a little over your allowance, you are still paying the cheapest amount between our plan options.
Since we don't carry over any unused allowance to the next year, we recommend choosing the plan that most closely matches the number of credentials you estimate issuing and that will work out the cheapest for you, even if you have extra allowance at the end of the year.
If at the end of the year, you're finding you have used far less than you expected, contact support and we can help work out the best plan for you to be on. We may be able to facilitate a plan downgrade that makes more sense for you.