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Distribution, Pricing, and Availability

To review and/or change app or product distribution countries, pricing, and availability date range:

Caution: When a service app is switched between free and paid, current Price and Country settings are reset.

  1. Click Country & Price
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  2. For a freely distributed service app (whether or not it sells commercial items), :

    Price *

    Service app distribution:

    Free           The service app can be downloaded from the Samsung Galaxy Apps Store without a user payment.

    Country *

    Countries the service app is to be made available to Galaxy Apps Store users (distribution country):

    Note: Lower settings can affect hierarchically higher settings. After making lower selections, ensure higher selections are as desired.

    Checkmark             When SAMSUNG Galaxy Apps becomes available…
                                         To automatically add a country when the Galaxy Apps Store initially becomes available in the country.

    Check All                  Selects/UNselects all regions and all countries.

    [Region Name]      Selects/UNselects all countries in the region.

    [Country Name]   Selects/UNselects the country.

    Note: There are restrictions based on other registration settings. When a selected country contradicts a restriction, the country will be automatically changed to NOT selected. 
    Caution: If no country or region is selected, the service app will NOT be available via the Galaxy Apps Store.

    Selling Starts

    Date that distribution of the service app in the Galaxy Apps Store will begin:

    [Date entered or      Listing and distribution will start on the specified date
    selected]                      OR the day of service app approval, whichever is later.

    Checkmark                Default  Selling starts on the day of approval
                                             Listing and distribution will start on the day of service app approval.

    Selling Ends

    Date that distribution of the service app in the Galaxy Apps Store will stop:

    [Date entered or       Listing and distribution will stop at the beginning of the specified date (00:00:00 local time).
    selected]    

    Checkmark              Default  Permanent
                                           Listing and distribution will NOT stop until this setting is changed to a specified date.


     
  3. For a commercially distributed service app (whether or not it sells commercial items):
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    Price *

    Service app type of distribution and standard price of the service app:

    Paid          The service app can be downloaded from the Galaxy Apps Store
                        after the user makes a payment.

     USD ($)   Standard USD price in United States of America dollars that 
                       determines the default country-specific price for all distribution countries

    However, other factors can override the default country-specific price.  
    For each distribution country, the price displayed in the Galaxy Apps Store that the user must pay in the local currency to download the service app will be the country-specific price at the time of the transaction. 

    For details, see the Specific Price for a Country/Region section in the Country parameter below.

    When the USD amount is correctly specified, click Apply

    To change the USD amount, enter a new price and click Apply

    Payment Method

    One or more methods available to the user to pay for the service app when supported in a distribution country and not overridden by selecting phone bill payment:

    Methods can include: Credit Card, Micropayment, PayPal®, Phone Bill, Cyber Cash, Qiwi, Pre Paid Card, and WebMoney.

    Red check            The method is available to users in supporting countries
                                      and cannot be made unavailable UNLESS overridden by phone
                                       bill payment.

    Blue/empty        The method can be made unavailable or available to users
    checkbox             in supporting countries. To change the method's availability,
                                      click [Method's checkbox]

    Note: Credit card and phone bill payment (if selected) are the default methods of payment. 

    Payment method(s) can vary based on the distribution country. 

    For billing details, click How will billing fee be paid by payment methods?

    Country *

    Countries to which the service app is to be distributed via the Galaxy Apps Store, and optional price and phone bill payment for each country

    Distribution Country

    Note: Lower settings can affect hierarchically higher settings. After making lower selections, ensure higher selections are as desired.

    Checkmark             When SAMSUNG Galaxy Apps becomes available…
                                         To automatically distribute the service app to a country when
                                         it initially becomes available in the Galaxy Apps Store.

    Check All                 Selects/UNselects all regions and all countries.

    [Region Name]      Selects/UNselects all countries in the region.

    [Country Name]   Selects/UNselects the country.

    Note: There are restrictions based on other registration settings. When a selected country contradicts a restriction, the country will be automatically changed to NOT selected. 
    Caution: If no country or region is selected, the service app will NOT be available anywhere via the Galaxy Apps Store.

    Service App Payment

    Service app payment methods, price, and phone bill payment specific to a distributed country or to countries in a distributed region.

    To expand/collapse a geographical region, click [Region's title bar].

    Payment Methods

    For each country/region, payment method icons indicate the payment methods available to Galaxy Apps Store users.

    Specific Price for a Country/Region

    Note: For each separate country, each country-specific price can be set independently. For each regional block of countries, its country‑specific price setting applies to all countries in the block.

    Initially, the country-specific price displayed is determined by the standard USD price of the service app and the current daily rate of exchange.

     

    Phone Bill Payment

    For countries with carrier agreements, phone bill payment can be the automatic payment method, which will cause phone bill payment to override all other available payment methods, and carrier tier price options to override the current country-specific price. 

    Country *

    To apply phone bill payment to all available countries:

    1. Click Check All (Apply Phone Bill)
    2. For each country, follow the next procedure.

    To apply/UNapply phone bill payment to a specific available country:

    1. Click [Country's Apply Phone Bill].
      Note: If only one carrier and one price tier is available, that price will be applied. Skip to Step 5 below.
    2. Click Carrier Prices.
    3. In the Carrier prices popup:
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      1. Review the available price tiers (blue text) for the available carrier(s).
        Note: Samsung is not responsible for any loss incurred due to user negligence in checking prices.
      2. Click Close
    4. Select the [Country's specific price]: (Suitable carrier tier price for your service app).
      Note: NO carrier tier price is recommended, including the country-specific price that is initially displayed upon selecting phone bill payment.
    5. Ensure the [Country's specific price] is suitable. The equivalent standard USD price (in USD $) is indicated below.

    Selling Starts

    Date that commercial distribution of the service app will begin:

    [Date entered or      Listing and distribution will start on the specified date
    selected]                     OR the day of service app approval, whichever is later.

    Checkmark                Default  Selling starts on the day of approval.
                                             Listing and distribution will start on the day of service app approval.  

    Selling Ends

    Date that commercial distribution of the service app will stop:

    [Date entered or      Listing and distribution will start on the specified date
    selected]                    OR the day of service app approval, whichever is later.

    Checkmark                Default  Permanent
                                             Listing and distribution will NOT stop until this setting is
                                             changed to a specified date.

     

  4. Click Save
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