Image hosting is available in Taxi For Email through our Content Delivery Network (CDN). A CDN is a system of servers set up around the world to make sure that when a user downloads an image they can get it quickly from a server that’s not too far away. Our CDN is built on top of CloudFront, part of Amazon.
Images can be uploaded directly into the email editor in Taxi. At the point of export if the ‘Use CDN’ option is chosen, the images will automatically be hosted in the CDN and CDN addresses will be put into the email html. Images belonging to the Email Design System for the email will also be hosted in the CDN. Exports use HTTPS for CDN hosted images by default.
To host your images via the Taxi CDN
- When adding an image to a module, select 'Browse' to upload your images
- Click 'Export Mailing'
- Select where you want to export the mailing to
This will add links into your Email Design System to the Taxi CDN. All images belonging to the Email Design System will also be hosted by the CDN.
Each plan comes with a free monthly allowance of Taxi CDN credits. Each credit allows for a download of up to 100 Kilobytes worth of image. Beyond this an extra credit will be used up for every extra 100K. This means an image of 20 Kilobytes would use 1 credit, and an image of 290 Kilobytes would use 3 credits.
Every account comes with a free allowance of Taxi credits, depending on the plan you select:
- Essential – 750,000 image credits / month
- Growth – 3,750,000 image credits / month
- Scale – 7,500,000 image credits / month
- Enterprise – 7,500,000 image credits / month
1 credit = 1 image download
Taxi counts an image download when the email client (e.g. Gmail) downloads the image.
Additional monthly allowance
You can buy additional credits on top of the free allowance:
- 2,000,000 extra credits - £50/$70
- 5,000,000 extra credits - £100/$140
- 10,000,000 extra credits - £180/$240
- 100,000,000 extra credits - £1500/$2000
Usage above the monthly limit will be charged at £30 per million downloads or part thereof. Because we know there can be unexpected peaks, we will allow up to a 20% over usage in any 2 months of a calendar year without charging.
- 1,000,000 extra credits - £50/$70
- 5,000,000 extra credits - £200/$260
- 10,000,000 extra credits - £360/$475
- 100,000,000 extra credits - £3000/$3900
The minimum initial purchase of pay-as-you-go image credits is 5,000,000.
To add monthly credits, or purchase some pay-as-you-go credits, please get in touch with our team and we can get this set up on your account.