Lotaris Offers Cheaper Alternatives for Windows Commerce Engine

Lotaris in-appCommerce for Windows 8 offers app developers a compelling alternative to the Windows Commerce Engine, enabling direct user relationships and maximizing revenues with a full range of app licensing and payment functions. The service puts developers and ISVs in control of how they license and charge for Windows apps by removing the barriers to buying and giving end users the ability to license and pay for apps on any Windows 8 device – PC, tablet or smartphone – in familiar ways: subscription, usage-limited trials, time-limited trials, full-app purchase, and more.

During the Early Release Program, Windows 8 developers will help test the Lotaris in-appCommerce for Windows 8 service, while leveraging revenue-generating benefits including:
  • 100% of sales revenue – up to 5,000 transactions, during the first 90 days after sign-up; afterward, developers will benefit from the Service as a lower-cost alternative to the app payments structure of the Windows Store; 9.85% (vs. 30%) revenue share and with a transaction fee of 0.35 USD
  • Easy set up and migration – from the Windows Store API to the Lotaris API, and even back again
  • Dynamic licensing – that enables mobile-centric business models and the ability to work with multiple channels, payments and platforms
  • Customer intelligence and CRM – through reporting and analytics, over time
  • Convenient in-app licensing – for both Windows 7 and Windows 8, on a single commerce platform.

The three-month program begins today. Windows 8 developers may sign up to request the SDK from the Lotaris self-service portal, which offers simple activation and live support, then quickly begin to optimize revenues using the industry’s most flexible in-app commerce platform.