To begin advertising with Mantis, advertisers are required to select a payment plan. Agencies and publishers participate for free. In this article, we'll explore the different payment plans and walk you through the steps of picking a plan.
Different types of payment plans
There are three types of payment plans available for advertisers to choose from within the Mantis DSP:
Only pay for ad credits + deposit fees
The Pay-as-you-go pricing option is ideal for infrequent or seasonal marketers that prefer to spend money at their own pace. It's also great for people who are brand new to Mantis and still want to give our software a test-run before committing to a paid plan and higher volumes of ad spend. With this plan, you get instant access to use Mantis without having to pay a monthly subscription -- only pay for ad credits.
Note: Pay-as-you-go accounts are subject to a non-refundable deposit fee of 50% when adding funds to your ad credit balance. Due to this deposit fee, Pay-as-you-go pricing is only recommended for advertisers with a monthly budget below $2K USD.
Important: Once you exceed $2K/mo. in ad spend, consider upgrading to a paid plan (i.e., the Self-Service Seat or Managed Service) to avoid paying the deposit fee and save big when spending larger sums of money.
Real-time Bidding Platform
100% of Your Winning Bid Goes To The Publisher
4 Advertising Channels
Access to vCPM inventory
Impression Fraud Protection
Click Fraud Protection
Access to Exclusive Cannabis-Friendly Audiences
Access to Premium Mainstream Audiences
Support Bot + DIY Help Center
Built-in Ad Compliancy
Google Analytics Support
Whitelisting & Blacklisting
Shopify + WooCommerce Plugins
$1k / brand / mo. + ad credits
By going with a Self-service Seat, you get access to place ad buys with absolutely no intermediary fees or deposit fees on any amount of ad spend. The Self-service Seat is our most popular offering and is ideal for brands budgeting $2K or more in ad spend per month. The seat comes with even more great features like the ability to run direct with premium endemic publications like Leafly, Medical Jane, Grasscity, Merry Jane, and many more with absolutely no middleman fees (seriously, we take no cut).
Everything in the Pay-as-you-go account, plus:
No Deposit Fee
Live Chat + Ticket Support
Ability to Run Direct Ad Campaigns via Mantis Direct
HTML5 Richmedia Ads
$2k / brand / mo. + ad credits
The Managed service option is recommended for companies that are ready to scale up and those that would like access to Mantis DSP inventory with white-glove service, as well as those with limited programmatic experience.
Everything the Self-service Seat offers, plus:
Priority Phone Support
KPI & Bid Management
Landing Page Guidance
Interested in our Managed Service? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
How to select a payment plan for your account
Select an advertiser account to begin managing from the Account Switcher (drop-down selector tool) located at the top right of your desktop screen
Go to the Billing tab on the left-hand navigation
Note: If you haven't yet, you'll need to add a billing contact and credit card to your account. The system will prompt you to do both of these steps before allowing you to see the Plans & Pricing tab in your billing area.
Navigate to the Plans & pricing tab at the top of the page (example below)
Compare plans and select your desired payment plan on this page
Follow the steps in your dashboard to complete payment and save your settings
An example of an Advertiser's Billing > Plans & pricing tab: