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Re: You can now bill for your channel through Roku

"retrotom" wrote:
I was wondering if the subscription model has multiple levels or options. For instance, will be able to say "$X monthly", "$X every 6 months", and "$X annually"? Many subscription models allow for this and give certain discounts for longer renewal rates.


Monthly or annually for subscriptions.
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Re: You can now bill for your channel through Roku

Is there any functionality available that would allow us to give users limited time or one time use discount/free codes?

A few examples:


  • A marketing promo in which the first 50 users to respond get a code that will let them get our newest app free, instead of normal price.

  • Completing all levels in a puzzle game reveals a code good for half off any other game we make.

  • "Use this code this Saturday only and get $1 off of all our paid apps."



Having implemented promo systems before, I'm aware the above is a fair chunk of functionality. Smiley Happy For now, I'm just asking if there is any functionality of this type available or planned, and if so, what it provides.
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Re: You can now bill for your channel through Roku

Do applications have to be modified to take advantage of this billing through Roku?

Regards,

Manuel.-
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Re: You can now bill for your channel through Roku

"retrotom" wrote:
I was wondering if the subscription model has multiple levels or options. For instance, will be able to say "$X monthly", "$X every 6 months", and "$X annually"? Many subscription models allow for this and give certain discounts for longer renewal rates.


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you mean I can't have $X every day?
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Re: You can now bill for your channel through Roku

"jbrave" wrote:
"retrotom" wrote:
I was wondering if the subscription model has multiple levels or options. For instance, will be able to say "$X monthly", "$X every 6 months", and "$X annually"? Many subscription models allow for this and give certain discounts for longer renewal rates.


Bad Pun warning:

you mean I can't have $X every day?


Bravo sir.
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Re: You can now bill for your channel through Roku

"GandK-Geoff" wrote:
Is there any functionality available that would allow us to give users limited time or one time use discount/free codes?

A few examples:


  • A marketing promo in which the first 50 users to respond get a code that will let them get our newest app free, instead of normal price.

  • Completing all levels in a puzzle game reveals a code good for half off any other game we make.

  • "Use this code this Saturday only and get $1 off of all our paid apps."



Having implemented promo systems before, I'm aware the above is a fair chunk of functionality. :-) For now, I'm just asking if there is any functionality of this type available or planned, and if so, what it provides.


Ping?
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Re: You can now bill for your channel through Roku

Right now, those types of promos are not possible. We are working to improve the promotional features, however.
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Re: You can now bill for your channel through Roku

"RokuPatrick" wrote:
Right now, those types of promos are not possible. We are working to improve the promotional features, however.


Thanks!
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Re: You can now bill for your channel through Roku

"krazy" wrote:
paypal is a payment processor and they charge like 3% only not comparing both but, the infrastructure should be lesser than what owned by paypal
what i think is 30% is very very huge , there will be nothing left to the distributor especially in video content business at this rate


Ran across this today, and think it's relevant to this older conversation. http://feefighters.com/paypal-calculator

It really illustrates the benefit for the channel store for very cheap channels. Paypal is easy to integrate, but they are actually more expensive than the channel store 30% when the channel is $0.99. As the price goes up, paypal becomes more attractive compared to the channel store, as long as you don't mind tracking sales/subscription data. For some online sites it's already a requirement for their normal business, so of course it makes sense to go that route. At the other end of the spectrum is integrating a merchant processor for your own online billing. This will (apparently) let you achieve the best profits, but that requires quite a bit more up-front effort to do correctly (as I can attest to, and did so earlier in this thread).

Anyways, more food for through on those considering which payment scheme to go with.

P.S. I hope Roku has a really good deal with a merchant processor, otherwise they are getting frighteningly little for the $0.99 channels.
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Re: You can now bill for your channel through Roku

"RokuPatrick" wrote:
Right now, those types of promos are not possible. We are working to improve the promotional features, however.


Any info on this? I would love to be able to give out promotional codes or something.
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