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In-App Item Management through Seller Office

In-app items can be goods (such as tools, weapons, energy, and life in games; books and videos; and subscriptions) or services. 

You register in-app items, either in bulk or one at a time:

After registration, you submit your in-app items, along with their app, for validation. After your app is distributed, the offering and sale of its in-app items is supported by the Samsung ecosystem, and you can update or delete your in-app items.

You can register, update, or delete in-app items both before you submit them for validation or after they have passed validation. While your app and its items are undergoing validation, they cannot be registered, updated, or deleted.

Samsung In-App Purchase (IAP) supports the following types of in-app items:

Note: Item usage and purchase functionality can depend on the current IAP operating mode (for Android and Galaxy Watch apps), and on the Samsung IAP (Android apps) and Tizen wearable IAP (Galaxy Watch apps) version integrated into the app.

 

In-App Items for Android Apps

This list contains a summary of item features. For more details, see Samsung IAP In-App Item Types

Item Type
(IAP v5.x)

Item Subtype
(IAP v5.x)

Item Type
(Before IAP v5.x)

 

Item

Consumable

The in-app item (such as coins, lives, fuel, and bullets) remains available until it is used one time, and then it cannot be used again. The item can be purchased one or more times.
 

 

Non-Consumable

The in-app item (such as a book, a premium upgrade of the user's account, progressively advanced race courses) remains available for use indefinitely; the item does not become unusable.
 

Subscription

Auto-Recurring Subscriptions

The in-app item's subscription remains active for its specified time period, during which the user receives subscription components (such as newsletters, vouchers, books, or enhancements of the user's game character) through a method that is independent of Samsung IAP (such as email).

While the subscription is active, new subscription components can be issued periodically. After expiration, the subscription is automatically repurchased and renewed, unless stopped by the user. After the user terminates the subscription, no new subscription components are issued, but all previously issued components can be used indefinitely.

 

Non-Recurring Subscription

(Before IAP v5.0 only)

The in-app item's subscription remains active for its specified time period, during which the user receives subscription components (such as newsletters, vouchers, books, or enhancements of the user's game character) through a method that is independent of Samsung IAP (such as email).

While the subscription is active, new subscription components can be issued periodically. After expiration, the subscription is not automatically repurchased and renewed. No new subscription components are issued, but all previously issued components can be used indefinitely.
 

 

 

In-App Items for Galaxy Watch Apps

This list contains a summary of item features. For more details, see Design Tizen Wearable In-App Purchase Items.

Type  

Consumable

The in-app item (such as coins, lives, fuel, and bullets) remains available until it is used one time, and then it cannot be used again. The item can be purchased one or more times.

Non-Consumable

The in-app item (such as a book, a premium upgrade of the user's account, progressively advanced race courses) remains available for use indefinitely; the item does not become unusable.

Non-Recurring Subscription

The in-app item's subscription remains active for its specified time period, during which the user receives subscription components (such as newsletters, vouchers, books, or enhancements of the user's game character) through a method that is independent of Samsung IAP (such as email).

While the subscription is active, new subscription components can be periodically issued. After expiration, the subscription is not automatically repurchased and renewed. No new subscription components are issued, but all previously issued components can be used indefinitely.

Auto-Recurring Subscription

The in-app item's subscription remains active for its specified time period, during which the user receives subscription components (such as newsletters, vouchers, books, or enhancements of the user's game character) through a method that is independent of Samsung IAP (such as email).

While the subscription is active, new subscription components can be periodically issued. After expiration, the subscription is automatically repurchased and renewed, unless stopped by the user. After the user terminates the subscription, no new subscription components are issued, but all previously issued components can be used indefinitely.