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Limiting Initial Launch Geographically & IAP Lifecycle Management

Hello, As we're nearing our first Amazon game launch, I have a few questions regarding submission for our Game App, then its IAP items. 1) If we decide to limit the launch of the game only in the US to start, how easy is it to incrementally expand the number of countries where we want to release the game? Do we need to go through the submission process every time we want to add more countries? If so, is the submission process expedited? 2) Our plan is to have a set of permanent IAP items and then release others at regular intervals (discounted items, special promotions, etc). What I’ve read in the forum threads is each IAP item needs to go through a short submission process (1 to 2 days). Is this the case? How do things work if we recycle previous promotions? Is it possible to publish an IAP item for one week, then take it out of the Store? Would it then be possible to re-use the same IAP item a few months later without having to resubmit it? Basically, does the portal have an easy on/off switch for IAP? Thanks in advance for your feedback!
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Hi, First of all welcome to Amazon Appstore!!, Please find answers for your queries below, 1) If you want to add few more countries other than US, then you need to chose the desired countries under "Availability and Pricing" tab in Amazon Developer Portal. Yes, you need to go through the Amazon submission process every time you change the country and pricing info. Once you app is submitted to Amazon, you will be constantly intimated with the progress of the App status. 2) Yeah, to get IAP item live on Amazon appstore it has to go through the "Review and Publish" process. It is possible to publish an IAP item for a week and reverting it back, to do this you need to contact Amazon support team and they will do it for you. To re-use the same IAP item after a while, you need to contact Amazon to make it Live and you may need to submit your app to Amazon. There is no on/off switch for IAP, but then you can achieve App/IAP related requests by contacting Amazon support team. Hope this information helps you. Thank you.
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Thanks for your feedback! Regarding the second question, could you please confirm whether the "Review and Publish" process is indeed shorter for IAP than for full app (I seem to remember having read another thread to that effect - 1 or 2 days), and also how long does the Amazon support team typically need to take a particular IAP item down after you send a request to do so? And if we need to potentially resubmit the app to Amazon to enable an old IAP item to be reused, what sort of timelines are we looking at there? What would be the criteria for Amazon to decide whether the app itself needed a new submission? I am trying to figure out how to plan/schedule live operations' cycles as our game has regular promotions.
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Our testing and review process turnaround times vary depending on the type of app and the type of test plan that it requires. Usually, we will let you know if there are any issues, and will notify you when your app is ready for publishing.
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