Google following Apple, decreasing Google Play commission fee to 15% from 30%

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Google is following Apple’s lead in cutting app store commission by introducing a 15% commission fee schedule for Google Play transactions that’s almost like the App Store Small Business Program.

The standard 30% commission purchased purchases within the Google Play Store are going to be reduced right down to 15% Google announced on Tuesday. The change which can commence on Dominion Day will apply to the primary $1 million in revenue generated using the Play store’s payment mechanism annually .

After the developer passes the $1 million in revenue milestone for the year. The fee will return to its usual 30% level, TechCrunch reports. Once the year is up the fee will again reduce right down to 15% until the developer again passes $1 million in app sales and in-app purchases.

The move echoes a practically identical initiative from Apple, which it announced in November for commencement on January 1. While seemingly similar, there are some differences within the programs.

Under Apple’s App Store Small Business Program if a developer passes $1 million but they become ineligible to require part the subsequent year. If their revenue then falls below $1 million for that following year they will reapply for the discounted rate the year then.

Google’s version operates on the primary $1 million in revenue per annum , and can automatically restart the subsequent year no matter the revenue level of the previous year.

“With this alteration 99% of developers globally that sell digital goods and services with Play will see a 50% reduction in fees,” writes VP of Product Management Sameer Samat. “These are funds which will help developers proportion at a critical phase of their growth by hiring more engineers adding to their marketing staff increasing server capacity and more.”

The decision to form the fee reduction applicable to all or any developers no matter size is claimed to flow from to a continued got to buy scaling. “Scaling an app doesn’t stop once a partner has reached $1M in revenue we’ve heard from our partners making $2M, $5M, and even $10M a year that their services are still on a path to self-sustaining orbit,” states Samat.

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