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Requirements to Implement In-App Purchase

 

Introduction

What is Apple’s In-App Purchase

Requirements for In-App Purchase

 

Introduction

By implementing Apple In-App Purchase in your iOS App, you can sell a wide variety of content, including services, new features, and subscriptions. To implement In-App Purchase in your iOS App, first, you need to fulfill few requirements.

 

What is Apple’s In-App Purchase

 In-app purchases are extra content or subscriptions that you can buy in apps on your iOS devices. Apple Pay or any 3rd party payment gateways can be used to sell physical goods such as groceries, clothing, and appliances. Also Apple Pay can be used for purchasing services such as club memberships, hotel reservations, and tickets for events.

You are required to use Apple’s In-App Purchase to sell virtual goods such as premium content for your app and subscriptions for digital content. Specifically, Apple’s developer terms require that the In-App Purchase must be used for digital “content, functionality, or services” such as premium features or credits. When your users register or buy any  content through Apple’s In-App Purchase, Apple will deduct 30% of the payment made by your users and will give you the rest 70%.

Note: Once your app becomes a year old in the iTunes App Store with an in-app purchase option, Apple will reduce the revenue share percentage from 30% to 15%. 

 

Requirements for In-App Purchase

You need to fulfill the following requirements.

  1. Paid Apple ID with In-App Purchase feature enabled.
  • It’s also good to double check the Agreements, Tax, and Banking section in iTunes Connect.
  • If you see a section entitled Request Contracts containing a row for Paid Applications, then click on the Request
  • Fill out all the necessary information and submit it.
  • It may take some time for your request to be approved.
  • Otherwise, if you see Paid Applications listed under Contracts in Effect, then it looks like you have already completed this step.
  1. Privacy Policy URL required at time of Uploading application to the iTunes App store.
  2. Terms of Use link for the iOS App.
  3. After successful integration of In-App Purchase in iOS application we must test it with Sandbox mode and then after the application go live then we can test with proper Apple ID with proper monetisation process. So, user must aware of it before test the app. Apple have review all the plan you have set on Apple Dashboard with your App.
  4. Subscription Details with Plan Details.
  5.  Description of the App with Plans which will be shown in App Description in the iTunes App store.

Note: Before adding any payment method in In-App Purchase, please let us know about it. We will help you regarding this. Otherwise, Apple may reject your app if you try to add any payment method without informing us.