Google allows developers that earn less than $1,000,000 USD per year to enroll in a reduced service fee tier. The service fee is 15%, instead of the usual 30%. RevenueCat automatically assumes developers are enrolled in the reduced service fee tier.
As of January 1st, 2022, all Google Play subscription transactions are calculated using a 15% service fee, regardless of how much revenue a developer earns in one year or whether the developer is enrolled in the reduced service fee program. This is automatically reflected in RevenueCat metrics and events.
For non-subscription transactions (or subscription transactions that occurred in 2021) RevenueCat assumes you are part of the reduced service fee program.
Once you cross $1,000,000 in a calendar year, RevenueCat will automatically switch from the 15% rate to a 30% service fee rate for the rest of the year.
There are a few edge cases in which the date we calculate to switch from a 15% to a 30% service fee might be incorrect:
- If you have multiple apps in the same account, our estimate might be incorrect.
- If you transfer apps to another owner, our estimate might be incorrect.
If you find that the service fee displayed on RevenueCat is incorrect, contact us and we can adjust your project's service fee rate to be 30% for the rest of the calendar year.
To opt-in to Google Play's reduced service fee rate, you'll need to create an account group and link your account. Google has instructions on how to do this here.
Once this is done, you'll automatically be opted in to the reduced fee for your first $1,000,000 USD in revenue per year.
Updated 3 months ago