Log In and Add an App
Step 3: Add Availability & Pricing
The documentation here relates to the Availability & Pricing tab:
The Availability & Pricing tab lets you define what countries your app will be available and whether your app will be free or require users to purchase the app. The following table describes each field.
|Where would you like this app to be available?||
The countries and regions where you want your app to be available. By default, your app will be available in all countries. For more details about international distribution, see Distributing Your App Internationally.
|Are you charging for this app?||
If you’re charging for your app, select Yes, my base list price is…. Then enter a base list price and currency from the drop-down menu. You also have the option of allowing Amazon to calculate list prices for you for other countries. Apps have minimum base list prices. For more details, see Charging for Your Apps.
|Has this app already been released?||
If your app has been previously released in another app store, choose Yes and specify which app store and when it was published.
|When would you like publishing to start?||
Specify when you would like the app to be available in the Amazon Appstore. Leaving this field blank (default) enables Amazon to make your app available as soon as it passes Amazon’s testing. In addition to a date, you can also specify a time that the publishing process should begin. NOTE: Your app will be available on Appstore a few hours after the publishing process starts. The publishing time you select does not determine when your app will be live and available for customers. If you need to change this date at a later time, contact us. Times are shown and entered in the Pacific Time Zone.
Distributing Your App Internationally
To view a list of countries and territories where Amazon sells apps, see Countries & Territories Eligible to Shop for Apps. You are responsible for ensuring your app complies with all applicable export and import restrictions of the countries you select.
Note that if you select one or more specific countries to list your app, and you do not live in one of the selected countries, you may not be able to download your app from the Amazon Appstore once it becomes live.
You can provide a localized description of your app and in-app purchasable (IAP) items through the Description tab. On that tab, click Edit, and then click Save and Add a Translation. Languages you can add are English (U.K.), French, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Portuguese (Brazil), and English (Australia). For more information, see this blog post: Selling Your Apps Internationally on Amazon.
Charging For Your Apps
If you charge money for your app, or your app includes In-App Purchasing (IAP), or uses Amazon Mobile Ads or Amazon Mobile Associates, you must fill out payment, banking, and tax information in your developer profile.
The minimum base list prices for apps are as follows:
- USD (United States Dollar): $0.99
- GBP (Pound sterling): £0.59
- EUR (Euro): €0.69
- JPY (Japanese yen): ¥85
- CDN (Canadian Dollar): $0.99
- BRL (Brazilian real): R$1.99
- INR (Indian rupee)
- AUD (Australian dollar): $0.99
The price that you set for each marketplace is your suggested list price, which includes any VAT or similar taxes that apply in that marketplace. The system displays this list price to end users (along with a note that all prices include VAT). Any VAT or similar taxes are deducted from the list price when calculating Royalties.
For details about app payments and royalties, see Understanding Amazon Appstore Payments.
Note that paid content is not currently available through Amazon Appstore in Mexico or India.
Note that when referencing the price for IAP items in an app, developers should dynamically pull the localized price displayed with the
PurchasingService.getProductData() method to ensure they do not encounter a price mismatch error.
Go to the next step: Step 4: Add Descriptions.