You have two possibilities of offering the content of your app to your readers: free of charge or at cost. The app itself will always remain free of charge, even if the content has to be paid for. The following information will be relevant to you only if you have decided to offer paid content.
In your apps the payment is settled entirely by the App Stores. For this to be possible, you need to consider two things.
a) Activate the payment option in your App Store accounts
After ordering your App Store accounts you need to activate the payment options for your apps following these instructions:
- Activate In App Purchases for Apple App Store
- Activate In App Purchases for Google Play
- Activate In App Purchases for Amazon Appstore
b) Set up the pricing and subscriptions
Moreover, all products that will be sold (single issues or subscriptions) first need to be registered in the App Stores. When we hand in the app in your name, we will take care of this part for you and we will register all in app products for all issues and subscriptions that will be published throughout the term of your contract with us.
Before we do so, you should clarify the following questions within your organization:
1. How often will the title be published every year?
2. What should be the cost of a single issue in the apps?*
3. Should it be possible to purchase subscriptions within the app? Which terms of availability and which prices* should these subscriptions have?
We will ask for this information at a later point in a form that we will send you (Step 5). After having handed in your apps in the App Stores for you, we will send you a table containing the matching product IDs for all upcoming and / or already published issues. These product IDs need to be entered in the Pegasus Workbench whenever an issue is published.
When it comes to selling in app products, Apple specifies particular price levels. Single issues as well as subscriptions may only be offered at these prices. An overview of the current price levels and the resulting proceeds is to be found on this page.