Good sales channel for small devs

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davidguda
KVRian
615 posts since 28 Feb, 2011 from Sweden

Post Fri Dec 03, 2021 10:14 am

shareIt have upped their limit to 6000 USD as turnaround for sales to be able to use their services thus not making it a viable alternative for small indie devs like me anymore.
ShareIt was really convenient with handling all issues with different currencies and automatically sending a fresh license as soon as someone made a purchase.
What are the alternatives?
KVR now has it's marketplace but in the description I saw nothing about license distribution or such.

How do you other (indie) guys solve this?
David Guda gudaaudio.com

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docdued
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668 posts since 2 Apr, 2005 from out there

Post Fri Dec 03, 2021 10:45 am

I think Fastspring should accept lower turnaround volumes. I can only recommend them.

davidguda
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615 posts since 28 Feb, 2011 from Sweden

Post Fri Dec 03, 2021 11:05 am

Do they offer anything like license distribution?
docdued wrote:
Fri Dec 03, 2021 10:45 am
I think Fastspring should accept lower turnaround volumes. I can only recommend them.
David Guda gudaaudio.com

davidguda
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615 posts since 28 Feb, 2011 from Sweden

Post Fri Dec 03, 2021 11:19 am

I'm having a look at fastspring now, so far it looks very promising!
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Markus Krause
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1152 posts since 2 Jul, 2018

Post Sat Dec 04, 2021 4:18 am

The guys from Fastspring called on my phone for several times, although I never had contacted them before. I told them I got no interest because I like to stay with ShareIt, but they continued calling and sending emails. I don't like such an aggresive marketing. It's even illegal in Europe to do 'cold calls'
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quikquak
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794 posts since 6 Aug, 2005 from England

Post Sat Dec 04, 2021 11:36 am

They’ve been doing that to me as well. Their advertisements struck me as a little desperate. But that doesn’t really matter I suppose, I don’t know what their service is like though.

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Youlean
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426 posts since 11 May, 2016 from Serbia

Post Sat Dec 04, 2021 1:37 pm

I do use them and I am mostly satisfied. The other alternative I am looking at is Paddle.

davidguda
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615 posts since 28 Feb, 2011 from Sweden

Post Sun Dec 05, 2021 11:10 am

It seems fastspring can be a 1:1 replacement for shareIt for me, I will eventually see as I'm not quite there yet. That kind of marketing is kind of off-putting though, but will stick for now. If it doesn't work out I'll sure check out paddle as well.
David Guda gudaaudio.com

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Lind0n
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265 posts since 2 Feb, 2005 from UK

Post Wed Dec 08, 2021 7:14 am

davidguda wrote:
Fri Dec 03, 2021 10:14 am
shareIt have upped their limit to 6000 USD as turnaround for sales to be able to use their services thus not making it a viable alternative for small indie devs like me anymore.
ShareIt was really convenient with handling all issues with different currencies and automatically sending a fresh license as soon as someone made a purchase.
What are the alternatives?
KVR now has it's marketplace but in the description I saw nothing about license distribution or such.

How do you other (indie) guys solve this?
KVR Marketplace allows you to load up a set of serials - one of which they send to the purchaser in an email. Works pretty seamlessly for me.
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ifso
KVRer
4 posts since 6 Dec, 2021

Post Wed Dec 08, 2021 9:01 am

Does KVR Marketplace handle VAT? I had the impression that this is one of the main reasons for using services like fastspring or shareit, at least for EQ-based companies.

Kraku
KVRian
1473 posts since 13 Oct, 2003 from Oulu, Finland

Post Fri Dec 10, 2021 5:36 am

Someone on these forums once suggested combination of:
https://woocommerce.com/
https://wordpress.org/plugins/license-m ... ocommerce/

Don't know how easy those are to use but my first impression is that they could be a viable option.

pulsedownloadapp
KVRer
6 posts since 5 Feb, 2021

Post Wed Dec 15, 2021 7:38 am

We wrote a blog post about this specifically:

https://pulsedownloader.com/the-most-po ... s-plugins/

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