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Old 03-09-2007, 01:03 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Hello Berry Pix,

Sorry to hear that m8, as a fellow developer - I know how it feels to see your competitor product listed on search when you search for your products, but in this case I think Handango has made purchase for Berry and Pix and separate keywords and that is turning to cause you problems.

I would also suggest should you feel turned by that, why no consider listing your products at Handango (I know their commissions are high but it would serve as an exposure to your product too)
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I think BerryPix mentioned Handmark, not Handango. What is this commission about, if I may ask?
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I think BerryPix mentioned Handmark, not Handango. What is this commission about, if I may ask?
Hi Jocelyn,

You're right it was Handmark, not Handango, that was keeping me from "feeling the love".

To answer your question regarding commission:

Berry Pix and other applications are often not sold directly from the developer, but sold on a "distributor" website such as Handango

There are benefits to doing this, such as:

Benefit 1:
It saves the developers the trouble of operating their own e-commerce site.

Benefit 2:
It provides would-be customers a common place to buy software from. Thus a new product, when listed on a well-known site, automatically gains market exposure.

The distributor lists the developer's products for free, but when a sale is processed, the distributor first takes a cut from that sale, and then remits the remainder to the developer. This is usually done on a monthly basis.

The current distributor's cut per unit varies from 60% - 75% in my experience, which means the developer only realizes 25-30% of the actual sale price!

You might think, well.. why list with them at all at that high a rate? The answer is in Benefit 2. Far more people know about Handango.com than know about colabnet.com. In order to sell the product, you need it to get it exposed.

We sell Berry Pix on Handango and through PayPal from colabnet.com. We get many times more sales from Handango than through our own site. We wish that the opposite were true, but alas, tis not. Therein lies the rub.

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Oops - I confused between Handmark and Handango thus my post.

Btw: did you get any response from them (Yahoo or Handmark)?
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Oops - I confused between Handmark and Handango thus my post.

Btw: did you get any response from them (Yahoo or Handmark)?
Nope. Not a word from either. I sure am appreciative to whomever put an end to it all the same.

Thanks for your post; It's nice to see that we developers don't work in a vacuum.

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