- I want to create an update for my asset that existing customers must pay extra to obtain access.
- I want to give my existing users a grace period to download an asset update for free.
- I want to create an update option that allows customers to upgrade from one asset to another that includes my other assets as a pack.
You may wish to give your existing Asset Store customers the option to pay a smaller amount to upgrade from an asset such as Palm Trees Pack to a larger asset that includes multiple assets such as Mega Beach Pack.
Alternatively, you may want to submit a large update to your asset that warrants a second purchase.
Creating updates for your assets is easy and can be done via the Upgrades tab on your Publisher Admin page.
- Sign in to the Asset Store Publisher Portal.
- Click the Upgrades tab.
- Click the Create New Upgrade button.
- This page shows the following form:
Here you can create the upgrades for your assets.
Type: is a dropdown menu where you can select between 'Lite Edition' or 'Major Version.'
Type: Lite Edition
It is sometimes a good idea to make a 'lite' version of your software which is cheaper and has fewer features. You can then charge customers who wish to upgrade to the full feature version of your software for a set fee.
Doing so involves creating two separate packages and specifying an upgrade price.
Type: Major Version
When substantial new features have been added to a package, it can warrant a major version upgrade. If you create a new version of your asset, you can set an upgrade price payable to customers who have purchased the old version and wish to upgrade to the new version.
Please note: Major version upgrades are only possible once a package has been available on the Asset Store for a minimum of six months.
Upgrade from: Select the package version you want to upgrade (package A).
Upgrade to: Select the new package users can upgrade to (package B).
Price USD: In this field, you can set an upgrade price payable by customers who have purchased package A and wish to upgrade to package B.
Grace Days: In this field is possible to enter the number of grace days. This entitles customers that have purchased package A up to the number of grace days before package B being published for the first time to get package B for free.
Please note: Specifying grace days and not deprecating package A will enable customers to buy package A and get a free upgrade to package B.
For more detailed information, scroll down in the Upgrades tab within the publisher portal.
The upgrade feature is not available for free assets. However, keep in mind that if an upgrade from a paid package exists, and the source package is later made free, the upgrade will still exist.