πŸš€ Introducing Third-Party Affiliate Integrations

We've added documentation of how to track affiliate sales with the following leading platforms in Paddle:

  • iDevAffiliate
  • CJ Affiliate
  • HasOffers
  • Impact Radius
  • Tapfiliate
  • WebGains
  • Voluum

This allows you to easily pass the right data such as the sale value and currency to the product name to these platforms, automating the payment of affiliate commissions and performance reporting for transactions processed via our checkout.

To learn more about tracking third party affiliate sales, read our implementation guide.

πŸ”‘ Initial GDPR changes live

We've deployed a number of changes related to GDPR today.

If you previously automatically opted your customers in to marketing on the checkout you will need to make some changes. If you had a customised opt-in message on your checkout then this will changed to our standard and GDPR compliant message.

In the next few days we'll deploy the remaining changes that mean you can make your use of Paddle GDPR compliant. Full details of these changes and what you're required to do before the GDPR deadline are here.

For further context read our rollout announcement to learn more about our approach to GDPR.

πŸ“„ Updating our Vendor Payout Invoices

We have just updated our vendor payout invoices to improve clarity and keep them up to date with the latest tax regulations.

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πŸ—‚ Adding Coupon Grouping in our Dashboard

Marketing teams love coupons but until now the only way to group them involved using our API.

We've just made it possible to create and filter by coupon groups straight in the dashboard.

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Your team can now group all coupons created for a specific marketing campaign or purpose. This means that you can see at a glance the impact these coupons had... and whether you are running out because they're too popular!

πŸ” Rolling out GDPR

We exist to help software companies run and grow their business. One of the main ways we do this is by making sure that everything you need to sell your products is either really simple to use, or handled by us on your behalf. This allows you to focus on what’s really important, building your own products.

This is especially important when it comes to compliance, a topic which is as important as it is complex. A major new regulation, the GDPR, is coming into effect by the end of May, affecting how we handle the personal data of software buyers.

We have taken our usual approach to rolling it out: handle most of its complexity automatically by providing you with the simple tools you need to manage it on your end.

Some of these changes may apply to you: read our rollout announcement to learn more about what is changing and how that impacts you.

Do let us know if you have any questions, we'll be happy to help!

🌊 Introducing Inline Checkout

Introducing our Inline Checkout: a dead-easy, yet highly customizable way to embed a secure checkout into your flow.

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Both our Overlay Checkout and In-App Checkout already provide an easy to implement, highly converting checkout on your website or in your Mac app. Inline Checkout can be interesting for you if:

  • You want to build your own store page, asking for a lot of additional information, with highly customized up-sell logic.
  • Your customers are less tech savvy and would rather have a traditional form than an overlay screen.
  • You want to own everything on screen and craft the exact customer experience you’ve designed.

To learn more, read our announcement

🍎 Introducing Apple Pay

We’re really excited to introduce Apple Pay, providing the best possible experience for customers using our Checkout on Safari!

Read our announcement

πŸ“… Introducing Subscription Quantity

We’ve just made it much easier to manage per seat billing, a popular subscription type used by the likes of Slack, Salesforce or Todoist, whereby you charge companies based on how many people use your product.

There are several benefits:

  • Upgrades from 20 to 50 seats can take effect immediately which means you get your earnings instantly.
  • We can also prorate it for you, handling the complex calculations to ensure that users only pay for what they use.
  • The quantity is visible on the checkout, which provides additional clarity to customers.
  • Our API lets you customize your billing logic on the fly.

To learn more, read our announcement.

πŸš€ 10x faster transaction search

We've made performance improvements to transaction search, one of the most frequently used sections of our dashboard.

Searching for transactions based on time range, order or subscription ID, customer details or coupon code is now 10x faster on average.

We have also optimized edge cases where loading speed was frustratingly snail-paced 🐌, because we've all got better things to do than look at a loading screen.

πŸŽ“ Better context in our payment refund webhooks

Whenever you refund a customer a number of financial changes take place in the background: balance adjustments, tax and fee refunds.

To make life easier for your finance and accounting teams our webhooks now include a more detailed breakdown when a refund happens. For example you will see the tax amount refunded to the customer, or the balance fee we've returned to you.

Learn more about the way we handle webhooks and check out the full list of fields in our payment refund webhooks.

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