This article aims to clarify the Marketplace Publisher Agreement in terms of getting paid, as it may not be immediately obvious how this works nor when it will happen.
To get started, make sure you are in your Marketplace Publisher panel by clicking on the login in the upper right and then selecting the Publisher Account that you want to look at:
Once you have opened your publisher account dashboard, you can then access the "Analytics" section from the menu on the left:
In this section you'll be given a breakdown of all the asset sales you've had for that publisher, and there are tools to change the data that is viewed which you can experiment with.
Note that if you have previously received a payment, then we would recommend changing the start date to the day that payment was given to get a better idea of the next upcoming payment.
In the middle of your Analytics page, you will see "Asset totals", which is split into two sections:
- Revenue, which is the total amount of money that you have made
- Publisher cut, which is what you will be receiving.
The difference in these values is that we (YoYo Games) take a cut of 30% as well VAT (UK value added tax) from your revenue:
At the end of every month we will evaluate your total money from the previous 60 days plus the amount of days to the end of the month (which is why we say 90 days in the terms and conditions). If your amount after our 30% cut and VAT has been deducted exceeds $100 then we shall release your funds and make a payment.
So, for example, at the end of October, we'll look at your total as of July. Then at the end of November, we'll look at August. Then December -> September and so on.
If you have hit the target amount then we will issue your funds as quickly as possible at the end of the month, and this money will be transferred via PayPal or other methods if you have stated otherwise.