Windows Store Fee To Be Bumped To 30% For All Apps Next Year

November 21, 2014

agreement that Microsoft posted a couple of weeks ago, section 6 is of interest here:

“For the Windows Store. The Store Fee for Apps made available in the Windows Store is thirty percent (30%) of Net Receipts, unless and until your App takes in total Net Receipts of USD$25,000, after which time the percentage is 20% for that App. The twenty-percent (20%) Store Fee will be in effect until December 31, 2014. Beginning January 1, 2015, the Store Fee for all Apps made available in the Windows Store will be thirty percent (30%) of Net Receipts.”
So essentially developers will have to part with a clean 30%, as is the norm on most such stores, including Google Play and the App Store. However, this discounted cut was a way for Microsoft to convince and bring developers to the platform. And was a pretty good way to kick start the ecosystem. Maybe the company could have undercut this and opted for a 25% share. Then again, with Redmond practically giving away Windows licenses and services, for free to users, this is an acceptable way to keep the income levels up.]]>

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Mike Johnson is a writer for The Redmond Cloud - the most comprehensive source of news and information about Microsoft Azure and the Microsoft Cloud. He enjoys writing about Azure Security, IOT and the Blockchain.

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