You have many choices when it comes to making money from apps that you publish in the Chrome Web Store. This page covers just a few:
- In-app payments
- One-time charge
Although this page features Google APIs, the store allows you to use any payment system you like.
Apps that use in-app payments are usually hosted apps that are free to try. For example, you might provide a free game that offers additional levels or avatars for a small price.
Hosted apps can use the Google In-App Payments API for the Web to charge for features or virtual goods. The fee for using this API is just 5% per transaction. For example, if you charge $1.99, you'll receive $1.89; if you charge $9.99, you'll receive $9.49.
Chrome Web Store Payments is a payment system that is especially well integrated with the store. With it, you can either charge to download the app or provide a free trial that lets users try out the app before purchasing it.
The charge for using Chrome Web Store Payments is 5%. For example, if you charge $1.99, you'll receive $1.89. See Payments: Regions, Fees, and Tiers for details.
Chrome Web Store Payments supports both monthly and yearly subscription models. As with one-time Chrome Web Store payments, you have the option of providing a free trial.
For details about app payment options, see Charging for your app in the Overview.