Apple starts charging 15% commission in App Store sales from eligible developers

It was reported recently that eligible developers were notified by Apple about the App Store Small Business Program going live imminently. According to a few developers, Apple is already charging a low commission on App Store sales.

The App Store Small Business Program was announced last month as a promise to decrease the App Store commission rate from 30% to 15%. This percentage is charged to developers for every sale that is made through App Store or in-app purchase.

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Developers who earn around $1 million a year from App Store are eligible for this new program and major developers will continue to pay a 30% commission to Apple. As developers stated to 9to5Mac, they have already seen the changes in revenue reports on App Store Connect. The change is being expected to go live from 1st January, 2021.

The developer of Marvis App, Aditya Rajveer said that he is now being paid $5.09 for an app which actually costs $5.99 and is now in accordance with the lower 15% commission. David Hodge also shared a similar report and it looks like Apple has decided to roll out the new lower App Store commission a few days ahead of schedule.