Dayo Posted April 11, 2020 Share Posted April 11, 2020 5 minutes ago, Dave said: The Marketplace is doing amazing, we're seeing so many purchases per week along with great submissions all the time, when I pitched the idea to @ColdBlooded about moving the MCCodes marketplace to the forum I didn't think it'd be so much of a success. However, I've modified the marketplace commission & transaction fee rates (effective April 11th 2020) to better support the forum. As the cost of most of the extensions are quite low on the marketplace (under $10) and as PayPal fees are not forgiving for low cost purchases ($5.00 and below the PayPal fees are higher than the current 10% commission rate) I believe these changes will ensure the community can continue to thrive. Due to the potential of loss and the idea behind the commission to help support and maintain the forum I've made the following changes to the marketplace costs for developers: $0.50 transaction fee for all Marketplace transactions 10% commission, as currently implemented This will not hurt the buyers of your extensions but rather ensure that MWG can continue to thrive and implement new features and stay a hub for this community which I'm very grateful to have back. I would still recommend setting your extension price above the $10 mark to ensure you're adequately compensated for your great work! While I've tried to minimize costs for withdrawals we do still incur some fees for those of you outside of the US due to needing to transfer money into your country (specifically the UK), this is why I opened up UK bank transfers to help minimize the PayPal fees. To have full transparency on these changes I wanted to share with you the costs of running MakeWebGames, all be it some of these aren't strictly necessary it's where we are: $40/month hosting costs $70/6 months for software renewal IPS forum software original purchase of ~$400 I hope you can see my reasoning behind this change, if you have any questions please respond below! I think this is a great move, I’ve been pricing modules above the 10usd mark for the sole reason of not costing MWG any money. This will allow me to make modules cheaper while still supporting the forum! the work and effort you put into this forum does not go un noticed and if this helps recoup a little bit of the costs then I’m more then happy. 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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