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Samsung Developer Program

Paid App Discounts

For each paid app currently being normally distributed, you can specify one discount set that reduces the app download price by applying either or both of the following:

  • A discount percentage of your app's base price that applies to one or more distribution countries
    and/or
  • For one or more distribution countries, a lower download price
     

For each distribution country where users can pay by phone bill, you can choose whether or not to apply a discount to the phone bill price. For all discounts, you specify its time period. Discounts apply to all of the app's distribution devices available in the discounted distribution countries.

 

To register discounts for an app

  • The app must be in the 'For Sale' state and not have an 'Updating' submission.
  • The app must not be waiting for or have an ongoing discount.
  • Review the procedure below and get the necessary information.
  • Enter app information in the app's default language or in English where specified.

Note:

  • Step 1 (login) must be completed before any other step is started or continued.
  • Steps 2 through 7 can be started, saved, continued, or completed in any order.
  • After some actions, a popup is displayed and requires clicking a button.
    Info popup steps are not indicated in this procedure.

 

  1. Log in to your Samsung Seller Office account:
    1. In your browser, navigate to the Samsung Seller Office website.
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    2. If necessary, log in to your Seller Office account with your Samsung account email ID and password.
      Note: You are automatically logged out after 20 minutes of inactivity.
       
  2. Click Promotion > Discounts.
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  3. To register a new discount to one or more paid apps:
    Note: Discounts can only be registered to apps that are in the 'For Sale' status and are not in the 'Updating' status.
    1. Click Add New Discount.
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    2. Enter the following:

Application Title 

Name of the commercial app the discount is to be applied to the download payment price in the Galaxy Apps Store.

Click Search Application.

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Specify one or more search criteria:

 

Category

Root-level category and subcategory assigned to the app.

 

 

All

 Search apps in any category or subcategory.

 

[Category name]

Search apps in the specified category or subcategory.

  Content ID  Unique identifier assigned to the app.
  Application Title   All or a contiguous part of the app name.
  Registered Date  Directly enter or click Calendar icon.
   

Start Date

Date app price discount begins at midnight (00:00:00 local time).

Date can be one day after the current day (tomorrow) or later.

   

End Date 

Date app price discount begins at midnight (24:00:00 local time).

Date can be the start date or later.

Device Name of one or more devices that are compatible with the app

Discount Period

Starting date and ending date of the time period that the discount is to be applied

 

Start Date

Date of discount to begin at midnight (00:00:00 local time)

Date can be one day after the current day (tomorrow) or later.

 

End Date 

Date of discount to begin at midnight (24:00:00 local time)

Date can be the start date or later.

Note: To change a date, click its Calendar icon.

Discount Price

Current app price after discount and indicated settings are applied

 

Standard Sale Price

Current standard USD price of the app after discount and settings that can affect the price

Click Auto input.

 

Country setting

 
 

Apply Phone Bill price

Whether or not the discount is to apply to phone bill payment

Description

 Purpose and information about the discount (0 to 500 bytes)

 

To search for discounts

Note: To display all registered discounts, do not perform this step.

  1. Specify the search criteria:

Status 

Display discounts either not restricted by discount operational state or restricted by the one specified state that currently applies:


All Status Discounts regardless of their current discount status.

Waiting Discounts that are not yet applicable but will be later.

OnGoing Discounts that are currently applicable.

Ended Discounts that have expired and are not applicable.

[Device]

Display discounts either not restricted by deliverable device or restricted to the one specified device to which discounts will be, are currently, or were previously applicable:

All Discounts regardless of deliverable devices.

[Device name] Restrict search to the specified deliverable device.

Application Title 

Display discounts either not restricted by app or restricted to discounts registered to either all or a contiguous part of the specified app name.

Use all or a contiguous part of an app title name to restrict the search.

  1. Click Search.
     

To review details about a discount

  1. To display the total number of discounts that meet the specified search criteria whether or not they are currently displayed, click Total Count.
  2. Click Titlebar checkbox.
  3. To view other pages of apps, click Page.
  4. For each displayed discount, review its summary information:
Application Title 

Icon, title name, and functional icons of the app.

Note: App titles are displayable in Samsung Galaxy Apps Store listings.

Each title is unique among all titles currently registered in all Seller Office accounts (yours and others) for each platform type. Duplicate titles can be registered for Android™ and Gear platform apps. Duplicate titles can be used for Tencent apps that are distributed in China.

A title can be reused after a previously registered app has been terminated.

Functional Icons

The following icons are displayed when they apply to the app:

 

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 New.

 

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Information is needed.

Device

Name of the device and total number of devices the app is being distributed to in the Galaxy Apps Store.

Discount Period Whether or not a vector image is registered to the app and its registration/certification status: 
  SellerOffice_ManagementGuide_ServiceAppMgmt_RegManageBanners5.png All images, including those in PSD format, are registered.
  SellerOffice_ManagementGuide_ServiceAppMgmt_RegManageBanners6.png An image has been registered.
  SellerOffice_ManagementGuide_ServiceAppMgmt_RegManageBanners7.png Please check the image registration status.
  SellerOffice_ManagementGuide_ServiceAppMgmt_RegManageBanners8.png An image is not registered.

Status 

General banner image

Extra banner image

Whether or not a banner image is registered to the service app:

  SellerOffice_ManagementGuide_ServiceAppMgmt_RegManageBanners5.png All images, including those in PSD format, are registered.
  SellerOffice_ManagementGuide_ServiceAppMgmt_RegManageBanners6.png An image has been registered.
  SellerOffice_ManagementGuide_ServiceAppMgmt_RegManageBanners7.png Please check the image registration status.
  SellerOffice_ManagementGuide_ServiceAppMgmt_RegManageBanners8.png An image is not registered.

 

To review the status of a discount

You can check app discount status from the following screen:

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Review and change discount details

You can edit discount details for any discount that has a status of either Waiting or OnGoing.

  1. In the Discounts page, click  [Discount's application title]

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  2. Review and change discount details:
Application Title  Title name of the discount's app.
Device(s)

Name of the device and total number of devices the app is being distributed to in the Galaxy Apps Store.

Click View.

Status 

Current state of the discount application.

 

Waiting

Discount is not yet applicable but will be on the start date.

 

OnGoing

Discount is currently being applied.

 

Ended

Discount has expired and is not being applied.

   

To prevent a waiting discount from being applied or to stop applying an ongoing discount, click Discount Termination.

Note: Termination does not delete a discount.

Discount Period 

Start date and end dates of the discount (yyyy-mm-dd).

For waiting discounts only, to change the discount's start and end dates.

Last Changed  Date (MMM dd, yyyy hh:mm:ss AM/PM local time) the discount was most recently changed.
Discount Price

Discount percentage and for each country the discount is being applied to the icons and current discounted country-specific price.

When displayed, the following icons are influencing the current discounted country-specific price:
For waiting discounts ONLY, to change the discount's distribution countries and pricing.

Description Purpose and important information about the discount.
  1. To return to the Discount page, click List.
     

To delete a registered discount

  1. Check discount status.
  2. If a discount is either waiting or ongoing, click the discount's Application Title link.
  3. Click Discount Termination .
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  4. Click Save.

 

 

 

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