Microsoft announced yesterday that developers can now sell paid apps to organisations through Windows Store for Business.
Developers from supported countries/regions can sell paid apps in volume through Windows Store for Business. Organizations can purchase your apps in volume with credit cards. Additional purchase options are planned for future releases, including invoicing, volume discounts, and organizational in-app purchases.
Windows Store for Business is a web-based portal that IT decision makers, purchasers and administrators use to find, acquire, manage, and distribute Windows Store apps across their organization’s Windows 10 devices.
Windows Store for Business allows you to extend reach and offer your apps to millions of business and education users running Windows 10. Based on Microsoft internal estimates, small to medium businesses alone spend roughly $70 billion (USD) annually on desktop software, applications, and utilities.
Sell your apps to organizations
- Verify that you are a registered developer in supported countries/regions.
- For new and existing apps, validate that Organizational licensing is enabled in Dev Center – follow these instructions
Payouts and reporting
Payouts of proceeds from organizational purchases work the same as consumer purchases. The transaction details and payout information will be included in your Payout Statement in Dev Center. For more info, see Getting paid and the App Developer Agreement on MSDN.
Apps acquired via the Windows Store for Business will show in your Dev Center reports as Volume acquisitions by organizations.
Submit your apps today via Dev Center. As you sell apps to organizations through Windows Store for Business, please let us know your feedback and experience through the Windows Platform UserVoice for Dev Center. Your feedback will help us continue to evolve Windows Store for Business.
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