Sell your app in Google Play Store

How can you sell your app in the Google play store

If you want to monetize your apps by selling apps in the Google Play Store, there are a few additional steps you have to follow. In this situation, you need a Google Merchant account.

Please note: You cannot convert an already published free app to a paid one. So if you want to start selling an app, you should configure that before you publish the app on google play store

What does it cost to sell an app in the Google play store

Google play will also charge you for the sales of your app via a service fee.

As of January 1, 2022, that service fee is equivalent to:

  • For developers who are enrolled in the 15% service fee tier, the service fee is:

    • 15% for the first $1M (USD) of earnings each year,

    • 30% for earnings in excess of $1M (USD) each year.

  • For developers who are not enrolled in the 15% service fee tier, the service fee is 30%.

  • For automatically renewing subscription products purchased by subscribers, the service fee is 15%.

You can read more about it in this article.

Create a Google Merchant account

Before you can set you app to paid, you need to create a Google Merchant account.

Create an app record in the Google Play developer console

You'll first have to create the app to sell within the Google Play developer console. Follow the regular steps in the Publish your app in the Google Play store documentation and set the Free or paid setting to Paid

Do make sure not to publish the app yet, as you will have to set a price for the app before you publish the app in Google Play.

Steps to make your app paid and set your app price

  1. Login on with your Google Play developer account.

  2. If your app is not paid yet, click the Make your app paid and enter the price.

  3. Once you've set the price for your app, save your changes.

Proceed with the regular steps in Publishing your app explained in this article.

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