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Getting paid by Paypal for my products

by helpingtogrow / October 18, 2011 10:06 AM PDT

Can I get paid for my products via Paypal with a free listing or do I need a Premium listing??

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Not sure what you mean
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / October 18, 2011 8:42 PM PDT

I see that users can upload their software for free, ( https://upload.cnet.com/2706-21_5-973-4.html?tag=rb_content;contentBody ), but CNET's Download.com does not handle financial transactions for any software that has to be purchased.

However, look at that page's guidance about Buy Now links

If accepted by Upload.com, then Download.com will display your software with the licensing details you have provided, but they do not sell software. For that the potential user has to visit your own web site and purchase the software via whatever method you have selected.

Mark

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How does Download.com know when the buyer and paid?
by helpingtogrow / October 22, 2011 11:41 AM PDT
In reply to: Not sure what you mean

How does Download.com know when the buyer and paid and allows the buyer to download the software?
Thanks

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Again, not sure what you mean
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / October 22, 2011 9:58 PM PDT

but i wonder if you should be asking the Upload.com team about all this.

Many developers will offer a 'free' version of their software. It is either free because the developer wants to share it with others without any recompense, or it will be a "Free Trial", perhaps with certain components disabled, or on a timed trial basis, after which components become disabled all the whole package becomes disabled.

CNET does not sell software on behalf of developers.

Have a look at some of Download.com's free or free trial software listings, and see how others do this.

Mark

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Let me mention
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 24, 2011 12:30 PM PDT

At some risk I will mention getjar.com and their model. I lucked out and attended a meeting with the COO of getjar where he explained the models.

Chris Dury, COO, GetJar: app business models and more.

Research them and you see where a free model is pushed out and about 3% upgrade to the full version. The lowest percent seems to be 1%
Bob

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