Selling outside the Android Market--> Use Google Checkout to sell direct from website??? SlideMe.Org??

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Selling outside the Android Market--> Use Google Checkout to sell direct from website??? SlideMe.Org??

by Shane Isbell » Fri, 16 Apr 2010 02:39:53 GMT


 


I don't think they have too good of a record on this these days. I've seen
developers reporting problems on the slideme forums and the posts are
promptly deleted. One user koxx (developer of Pure Messenger) was pretty
vocal about SlideME not paying him. You might want to check around a bit and
make sure this is not a wide-spread problem. Or perhaps developers using
SlideME can just chime in here and let us know if they have received
payouts.


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Selling outside the Android Market--> Use Google Checkout to sell direct from website??? SlideMe.Org??

by Paul » Fri, 16 Apr 2010 10:52:31 GMT


 Shane,

Thanks for the info. Of course I do know that you have a history, a
pretty involved history with SlideME, which I've discovered when
researching them. But I'll see if I can locate Koxx and hopefully some
others to get more info.


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Selling outside the Android Market--> Use Google Checkout to sell direct from website??? SlideMe.Org??

by mot12 » Fri, 16 Apr 2010 15:36:45 GMT


 I would not trust SlideMe.

For my best selling app, I had >10,000 sales through Google Market,
900 sales via PayPal and 20 sales via SlideMe. So I stopped my sales
on SlideMe and asked for a payout. They told me they only do payouts >
$100. I asked if this was a scam since the vast majority of developers
don't even reach that figure with them. So one guy from SlideMe sent
me an email that "he was shocked I suggested fraud" and that he would
of course give me my payout. I apologized and gave him by banking
information and invoice. Never heard from him again. Emails to
customer service have been unanswered.

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Selling outside the Android Market--> Use Google Checkout to sell direct from website??? SlideMe.Org??

by mot12 » Sat, 17 Apr 2010 14:14:42 GMT


 George,

By all means, be honest. Fact is that you have ignored my request for
a payout that I sent you March 12, 2010. That's a long time ago. The
same day I make a negative posting here about you, you send me an
email with a bogus explanation that I have not followed some formal
format. You never sent me an email detailing this mysterious format
but after a previous complaint you did promise to pay me out even
though my earnings were less than $100. I am still waiting for that to
happen.

So you can continue to shift blame or you can make good on your
promise. No matter what you do, I will report what happens here in
honesty.

Martin

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Selling outside the Android Market--> Use Google Checkout to sell direct from website??? SlideMe.Org??

by Koxx » Mon, 19 Apr 2010 05:47:39 GMT


 Hi,

after a long talk with George and some 'lost' emails, I finally
managed to be paid few days ago (April 8).
The main problem was with invoice.
It is very difficult to know what is needed by SlideMe to get your
payout.
You need to request payout balance (we should receive a summary each
month ? I never received them), then edit yourself the invoice with
all sales keys (!!!), print it, sign it, scan it, and sent it !!!
ouch !
I had to request their help for this (thanks George for your help on
this).
The fact is here : it's difficult and not clear.

I'll may give a shot to AndAppStore.

ciao,
Francois @ Koxx

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Selling outside the Android Market--> Use Google Checkout to sell direct from website??? SlideMe.Org??

by Paul » Wed, 21 Apr 2010 18:41:01 GMT


 Just to update everyone, I did in fact post my application to SlideME
even despite some negative comments here. I emailed with one developer
who had a mostly positive experience. Of course I should mention that
this developer's name was supplied to me by SlideME, so they probably
knew he didn't have any issues. Regardless, what he said seemed
believable, so I decided to give it a try.

George-> I think there are some important takeaways here for SlideME.
Basically you need to make the whole invoice/payment process both
clearer (put it all up on the website), and easier (copying and
pasting is bad), formatting invoices bad. Basically your service just
won't be tolerated if developers have to do a lot of work to get paid,
because it makes your company seem less believable (hence this
thread). Make it simpler and clearer. You can't keep saying things
like "we are not able to take all developers by the hand if they do
not submit as we require such paperwork". Since you don't have any
information about this whole invoice submittal, formatting thing on
the website you are going to have to hand hold everyone. I think your
site could also be a little clearer about fees and taxes, and you need
a way for developers to get amounts <$100 without discussion.

I've only had 3 sales so far on SlideME (compared to 200+ per day on
Android Market) so not much to go on there. I think SlideME needs to
do more marketing/advertising if they are going to have it take off.

-Paul

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