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Adding subscriptions for higher service levels

I have a fairly successful smart home skill tied to a open source project and am looking to increase the service levels for the project but need to start charging for the service. Is it possible to have a smart home skill, that offers a subscription for more advanced services for users ? My initial thought is a basic/free tier of service with limited functionality, and offer subscriptions for higher levels of service. Is this currently supported ?

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Currently, In Skill Purchases (ISP) are only available for custom skills, not smart home skills:
https://developer.amazon.com/en-US/docs/alexa/in-skill-purchase/isp-overview.html

That said, I certainly understand and empathize with the use case. If you haven't done so already, I'd recommend submitting this as a feature request on our Alexa UserVoice space here:
https://alexa.uservoice.com/

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I submitted the feature request for in skill purchase for smart home skills, but with the change I just received to the Alexa promotional credits it makes the issue more urgent.


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