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How to add yearly subscription

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How to add yearly subscription

Once your app is live on iTunes, you can easily sell editions on iTunes by adding in-app purchases for your app on http://itunesconnect.apple.com.

  1. Sign in to itunes connect account with your Apple ID: http://itunesconnect.apple.com
  2. Click on My Apps.
  3. Click on the app icon you want to add in app purchases.
  4. Click on In-App Purchases link.
  5. Click on Create New button
  6. Select Auto-Renewable Subscriptions
  7. Now you will need unique Product ID and Reference name for yearly subscription. Login to Magazine Control Panel with your Login ID (Email) and password.
  8. Click on Manage Subscribers
  9. Click on Manage Annual Subscriptions Settings
    1. Copy product id from Product ID Example 1.
    2. Paste copied Product ID in Apple Product ID text box. Make sure there is no extra space around product id.
    3. Select Enable checkbox for Apple Product ID.
    1. Type Number of Editions per year (This value is displayed on your app)
    2. Type Subscription Price (This value is displayed on your app)
    3. Click Save button to save changes.
    1. Go back to itunes connect page.
    2. Type publication name in Reference Name text box.
    3. Click on Add Duration button to add product ID and pricing and other information.
    1. Select 1 Year Duration
    2. Paste Product ID of yearly subscription you copied from Magazine Control Panel in previous step
    3. Select Price Tier from drop menu
  10. Click Save button on Add Duration dialog box
  11. Click on Add Language
    1. Type Display Name. This is the name of the In-App Purchase that will be seen by customers.
    2. Type Description about yearly subscription.
    3. Type Publication Name.
    4. Click Save to save changes.
  12. Upload 1024x768 jpg image for apple's review. This will not be displayed to your readers.
    1. When you will click on Save button, system will display Privacy Policy dialog box. To save this In-App Purchase subscription, you must add a URL that links to your company's privacy policy.
    2. Create and upload your privacy policy page on your website and paste url here
    3. Click on Save button to save changes.
  13. Select in-app purchases and click on Submit for Review button. After this step, Apple's review team will take 2-3 days to review and approve in-app purchase.
  14. Once in-app purchase is approved by Apple, you can start selling digital edition on iTunes.
  15. Important: In-app purchases and yearly subscription will not work in Stallion (Magazine Preview app). In-app purchases will only work with your app.

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