Apple’s initiative is taking action now to help Developers enroll easily.
Apple App Store Fees is now officially 15% off from its original enrollment price. This has been discussed previously by Apple last month as their initiative in helping small business owners and independent developers. The program was named the App Store Small Business program and starting today those eligible developers will be able to sign up with the discount.
Apple App Store Fees’ Initiative Specifications
The details on the said program are open to the public at the App Store Small Business Program website and contain the specifications for developers and sign up tools. This program as being initially introduced in Tech Visibility, the eligible owners are those who have less than $1 million revenue which is 98% of iOS developers.
This discount applies to any in-app purchases, subscription fees, app purchases, and new joiners for the program. The updated information added to the program is that $1 million total applies to Associated Developer Accounts as well.
To participate in the program, you and your Associated Developer Accounts must have earned no more than 1 million USD in total proceeds (sales net of Apple’s commission and certain taxes and adjustments) during the 12 fiscal months occurring within the 2020 calendar year, and have earned no more than 1 million USD during the current year.Apple
It is also important to note that any app transfer created after December 31, 2020, is already ineligible to participate in Apple’s program. And developers should enroll by January 1, 2021. For more specific information, you may look into it further at Apple’s site.
Apple App Store Fee discount may be enjoyed by small businesses that are under $1 million in revenue starting next year in January. This initiative would be under the company’s new guidelines called “App Store Small Business Program.” This would give app developers a fee of 15% commission than the standard one of 30%.
As long as the developer’s threshold won’t surpass the limit of $1 million then, it will stay at its discount rate. And for those developers running an auto-renewing subscription business, the standard commission drops to 15% in year two on a per-user based on the current Apple agreement. It is also nice to take note that the small enterprises will have to enjoy lower commission rate without losing the features which they signed up for with the company.
According to the company’s report, Apple currently has 1.8 million apps on its App Store, which reaches over 1.5 billion Apple devices across 175 countries worldwide.