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Hey everyone - I'm struggling to find any information on how the paid via vendor works - could anyone provide some links? There's no info on this page and Google is not bringing anything up.
We're basically after answers to these two questions:
1. Is paid by vendor just a payment option, or does it also limits what the app can do on Jira, compared to Paid via Atlassian?
2. Can we have two of the same exact apps submitted, one with vendor payments and the other via Atlassian?
Thanks a lot!
Hello @Bertrams Lukstins
Paid via Vendor means the customers will make payment directly to you and not to Atlassian.
This means you will have to take care of the licensing, invoicing, purchasing, etc.
This comes with a lot of additional work unless you already have a licensing and purchasing mechanism for you. If you are starting fresh, I would recommend you to opt for paid via Atlassian since in that case, Atlassian takes care of all these things and you just have to concentrate on developing your application.
One additional thing: if your app is paid via vendor, you can sell a license with a fewer number of users as compared to the license for Jira (or the Atlassian tool for which your app works). For example, suppose your app works with Jira, your customer has a 500 user Jira license, then you can sell a 50 user license for your app. It doesn't necessarily have to be the same as Jira license (500 users).
With paid via Atlassian, your app's license needs to be of the same number of users as the Jira license.
You can not have same app with multiple payment options. You have to either select paid via vendor or paid via Atlassian.
I would recommend you to opt for paid via Atlassian.
Its specified that "All apps integrate with an Atlassian product, and adhere to one of three payment models"
The "one of three payment models" is the key here.
You can not publish the same app twice with different payment models, your app must use only one model. The marketplace listings only accept a single model.
However... Yes, you could easily fork the app into two. You could have two near-identical apps, maybe one called "My App" using the Atlassian model and a second called "My Flexible-licence App" which implements your own payment scheme. Same vendor, same key words, link to the same documentation etc, just two slightly different apps.
(Obviously, if you are going to do that, please come up with something less clunky than "flexible-licence app" for a name!)
Hi @Bertrams Lukstins ,
How it works is that paid via Atlassian is that you pay Atlassian and sends you the license. Paid via the vendor means that you need to contact the vendor and purchase the license directly from them.
Not all apps are purchase through and licensed by Atlassian. That's why there's this distinction.
I'm not aware that the exact same app on the same platform will license through the same place. Usually, its one or the other.
Hope this helps.