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Amazon Adds Microtransactions

Amazon customers can now purchase virtual goods and in-game currency through their Amazon accounts, reports Joystiq. This page has details on how this will work, also outlining the financial split for Kindle Fire and Android apps, saying developers will keep 70% of microtransaction revenue, and that they are currently waiving the $99.00 per year fee for listing. They say Windows, OS X, and web-based game developers should contact them for details.

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7. Re: Amazon Adds Microtransactions Jan 23, 2013, 12:05 Creston
 
It's being worked on, at least for online transactions.

It still requires a lot of work, though, since obviously all 50 states have to sign off on it (and some of them have already complained that the rate is "too low", because apparently getting 0% is better than getting 8%) and there has to be a system in place that allows for the payment from the online retailer to all 50 states.

But I expect this will be in place in a few years.

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