Apple recently announced that they will be dropping their commissions on in app purchases to 15% starting January 1st, 2021.
The fees will be reduced for anyone making under $1 million per year, which they classify as Small Businesses. From Apple’s announcement:
- Existing developers who made up to $1 million in 2020 for all of their apps, as well as developers new to the App Store, can qualify for the program and the reduced commission.
- If a participating developer surpasses the $1 million threshold, the standard commission rate will apply for the remainder of the year.
- If a developer’s business falls below the $1 million threshold in a future calendar year, they can requalify for the 15 percent commission the year after.
More information is scheduled to be released in December.
This is great news for anyone selling digital content in their apps, such as courses or memberships.