Long-term followers of the Tamoggemon Content Network probably know that I have always had a soft spot for the folks at Mobihand’s – this ESD not only has the most affordable commission, but it also has the most responsive staff.
Unfortunately, they just had to raise their prices for shopping cart services. The official announcement reads as following, with the new price tiers in bold by yours truly:
Dear MobiHand Developer Partner,
We want to let you know that MobiHand’s Ecommerce Services Description has been changed. This change is due primarily to a new pricing policy for shopping cart services. The new pricing is shown below:
Volume Tiers Order Amount Prior month total Orders: $10 or less over $10 Less than $10,000 10% $0.50 minimum 7% $1.00 minimum $10,000 – $99,999.99 9.5% $0.50 minimum 6% $1.00 minimum $100,000 or greater 9% $0.50 minimum 5% $1.00 minimum
The full new Ecommerce Services Description can be found here http ://corporate.mobihand.com/developers_commerce_agreement.asp .
This new pricing will apply immediately for new Ecommerce Services sign-ups. For developers currently using MobiHand-powered shopping carts, this new pricing will go into effect on June 1, 2010. Note that there has been no change to royalty rates for our MobiHand Distribution Services.
For more information on our Ecommerce Services, please see MobiReach https ://www.mobireach.com . In-app purchase, in particular, is a valuable way to increase sales. It provides easy trial conversion, add-on sales such as upgrades for “freemium” products, and cross-selling of your other apps, all on the device, and all initiated within your app.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
P.S. This theoretically allows you to exit the contract prematurely under most legislations. However, if you run the numbers, not much changes if you aren’t exactly selling 1 buck applets. My recommendation is to stay with them…