Real cost of Android Market: a case for third party

by Yuri Ammosov - Sadko Mobile » Fri, 13 Mar 2009 01:47:38 GMT


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 Google claimed that all they take from developers is 30% for carriers,
however real developer's cut is much less, depending on price. As of
today with new Google Checkout tariffs ( http://checkout.google.com/ 
seller/fees.html), here is the gross transaction cost

For 0.99 app

0.99 paid by customers
0.30 to carrier
0.29 flat Checkout transaction fee
0.02 variable Checkout fee

0.38 to developer (39%)

For 1.99 app

1.99 paid by customers
0.60 to carrier
0.29 flat Checkout transaction fee

0.04 variable Checkout fee

1.06 to developer (53%)

Howe does this compare to Apple appStore and third party Android and
non Android stores?

PS. Third party distributors that are interested in promo placements
are welcome to contact me directly too.




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Real cost of Android Market: a case for third party

by Yuri Ammosov - Sadko Mobile » Fri, 13 Mar 2009 01:47:46 GMT


 Google claims it does not keep any revenue share save for a 30%
carrier fee, however, with new Google Checkout fees (http://
checkout.google.com/seller/fees.html) the gross payback to developer
becomes very different, in particular for lowest-priced apps.

For 0.99 apps

0.99 price to customer
0.30 carrier fee
0.29 flat Checkout fee
0.02 2% variable Checkout fee
0.61 total fees
0.38 developer's revenue
39% payback ratio

For 1.99 apps

1.99 price to customer
0.60 carrier fee
0.29 flat Checkout fee
0.04 2% variable Checkout fee
0.93 total fees
1.06 developer's revenue
53% payback ratio

How does this compare to Apple AppStore and third party Android apps?
Are we in market or well below the market?

PS. Third party store owners interested in joint promo opps feel free
to contact me directly.

(this might be a duplicate)

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Real cost of Android Market: a case for third party

by snctln » Fri, 13 Mar 2009 02:21:45 GMT


 According to the mass email I received titled "Clarification on
Android Market transaction fees using Google Checkout" those new rates
(2% + $0.29) do not apply to android developers... the email has been
copy and pasted below

// BEGIN GC EMAIL
Hello,

Earlier today we announced that Google Checkout's transaction
processing fees will be changing on May 5, 2009. Please note that
these changes do not apply to any Android Market transactions.
For applications that you sell through Android Market, the fees
remain unchanged.

For more information about Android Market transaction fees, please
visit  http://market.android.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=112622 

For more information about the Checkout transaction fee changes,
please read our post on The Official Google Checkout Blog:
 http://googlecheckout.blogspot.com/2009/03/google-checkout-fees-in-2009.html 

Sincerely,
The Google Checkout Team
// END GC EMAIL

On Mar 12, 6:17am, Yuri Ammosov - Sadko Mobile <y...@sadko.mobi>


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Real cost of Android Market: a case for third party

by inder » Sat, 14 Mar 2009 02:12:08 GMT


 This is not correct.

Android transactions are not subjected to regular checkout fees. All
that Google takes is a 30% cut from the pre-tax price.

So, developer still gets 70%.

Inder



On Mar 12, 4:17am, Yuri Ammosov - Sadko Mobile <y...@sadko.mobi>



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