Friday, May 11, 2012 2:33 PM
hey i just have a question about in-app purchases
i have followed the guide on this page http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/hh694067.aspx about how to include in-app purchases but does the store handle payments for these features? say i added an app for £5 and 3 in-app purchase items at £2 does the store take and process payment for everything for me?.
i cant remember where i saw the information or video presentation about this but i remember seeing a store stats page for in-app purchases and it showed lists of features sold and how much earned does Microsoft take a percentage of in-app purchase sales as well as app sales?
one last question is we get 70% of every app sale and 80% once our app has made over £25,000 but does that apply only to individual app sales or app sales and in-app sales combined?
Friday, May 11, 2012 3:15 PM
I will look into this for you and get back with an answer. I just want to confirm my understanding before posting a reply. I hope this is ok.
Friday, May 11, 2012 8:17 PM
I just wanted to give you feedback I have received on your questions. Regarding who takes the payment, if you use the code outlined in the documentation you mentioned then the store will handle payment processing for the Add INS. However you are free to use any 3rd party processor you wish. In that case the code would be whatever is required to work with that processor.
The Developer Dashboard will however only show in app purchases if you use the Windows store as the payment processor.
Microsoft will take 30% out of both Full App and in-app purchases made through the Windows Store. The sale of both the app and additional add ins count towards the $25000 milestone for reducing the take to 80/20%. If you use for example British Pounds or Euros, then the sales would still track against the dollar rather than local currency.
- Marked As Answer by Amy Gx Saturday, May 12, 2012 10:53 AM
Saturday, May 12, 2012 10:53 AM
thanks that has answered all of my questions.
knowing that the store will handle all the payment processing and feature activations for me is a big relief and means i can just concentrate on creating my apps then let the store do the rest x