Get Started in Galaxy Store

The following is a list of tasks (required, recommended, and optional), videos, and recommended reading to help you start selling your apps in Galaxy Store. A link to more detailed information is provided, when available.

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Prepare

Before you do anything, sign up for a Samsung account. Using your Samsung account, you can register with Samsung Developers and Seller Portal and apply for commercial seller status. Then, understand what you need to do if you are submitting your app to more than one app store, and review the online resources provided by Galaxy GameDev.

Register with Seller Portal (downloadable PDF). Seller Portal is used to manage your applications that are distributed in Galaxy Store. If you want to sell your app in Galaxy Store, you must have a Seller Portal account. The Seller Portal User Guide provides more information about Seller Portal registration. Also, watch the video about how to create a Seller Portal account.
Apply for commercial seller status (downloadable PDF). In Seller Portal, apply for commercial seller status if you are selling in-app items or apps. Commercial seller status is also required if you are testing Samsung IAP integration. The Seller Portal User Guide provides more information about commercial seller status.
Review APK package naming and billing guidelines. When you are submitting a game or app to more than one app store, you need to keep track of the package name and/or version codes you use in your APK for each app store and, if you have in-app purchases, the billing solution used.
Add a Galaxy Store review link. Get feedback from your customers by adding a link from your app to your app's review page in Galaxy Store. Positive feedback can influence users to purchase your app.
Explore the Samsung Developers portal. Samsung Developers portal provides access to SDKs, services, tools, and guides. You can also sign up for a newsletter that keeps you up-to-date with the latest blogs, news, and events. Register using your Samsung account.
How to create a Seller Portal account. Seller Portal is used to manage your applications that are distributed in Galaxy Store. If you want to sell your app in Galaxy Store, you must have a Seller Portal account.
Learn about Samsung Seller Portal. A basic overview of the major features in Seller Portal.
Learn about Galaxy GameDev. Review technical support options for game developers.

Monetize

Learn about requirements for in-app items and paid apps.

Integrate with Samsung In-App Purchase (IAP) (downloadable PDF). If you are selling your app and/or in-app items, you must use Samsung IAP as your billing solution. Samsung IAP includes an SDK, guides, examples, and Unity and Unreal plugins.
Maximize Your Revenue with Samsung In-App Purchase. Learn about the new features and improvements released in Samsung In-App Purchase (IAP) 6.0.
Monetize Your Games With Samsung In-App Purchase. Introduction to Samsung IAP plug-in functionality for Unity and Unreal game engines.
Learn more about Samsung IAP. Review the online Samsung IAP documentation.
Make the most from your games. Discover different ways to generate revenue in Galaxy Store.

Launch

Register your app and in-app items in Seller Portal, test your app, then launch your app in Galaxy Store. All apps must be reviewed and approved by Samsung before they are distributed to Galaxy Store for sale.

Register your app in Seller Portal (downloadable PDF, by app type: Android, Galaxy Themes, Galaxy Watch). How to register your app in Seller Portal, based on the app type. The Seller Portal User Guide provides more information about app registration.
Pre-Certify your app. If you are working with the Samsung Business Development team, your new apps or major updates must be pre-certified. Pre-Certification helps to uncover issues before an app is submitted to Galaxy Store. If no issues are found, pre-certification can take around five days to complete.
Review the App Distribution Guide. Ensure that your app meets Samsung's requirements and standards of quality to pass publication review.
Set a publication date. Determine when your app becomes available in Galaxy Store. Your app can be published when it passes an initial review, on a set date, or you can manually control the release of your app. In Seller Portal, set the publication date in the Publication tab using the Start Publication field.
Beta test your app. Learn how to deploy your app for beta testing and receive valuable feedback from testers.
Test your in-app item transactions. Test your Samsung IAP integration, such as in-app item offering, purchase, and payment functionality. Available for closed beta testing only.
Publish in five minutes. Contact us to find out if your games qualify for our fast app review process.
Review the Seller Portal User Guide. Review information about Seller Portal.
Use the Galaxy Store Developer API. Learn how to manage your apps and in-app items and view statistics about your apps programmatically.
Manage in-app items. Read more about how to manage your in-app items in Seller Portal.
Test your app on a Samsung device. Test your app on the latest Samsung Galaxy devices using Remote Test Lab.
Understand the review process. Check out the steps Samsung takes to review your app.

Level up

After you app is published in Galaxy Store, learn more about tracking performance metrics, promoting your app, and tracking user data.

Engage on social media. Promote your content and attract new customers using our social media kits, hashtags, and guidelines.
Create Galaxy Store badges. Directly link users from your web site or social media channels to your app product detail page. Generate badges from Seller Portal after the publication of your app.
Request a banner. Promote your app and increase your downloads with a banner in Galaxy Store. How you request a banner depends on the app type and Galaxy Store location: Galaxy Themes (global), Galaxy Watch (global, except U.S.), Galaxy Watch and Android (U.S.-only)
Discover user attribution data. Identify how a user finds your app's detail page in Galaxy Store using Galaxy Store Statistics.
Integrate with third-party attribution platforms. Track user data using third-party attribution platforms integrated with Galaxy Store.
Become familiar with Galaxy Store Statistics. Galaxy Store Statistics (GSS) is a tool that is included with Seller Portal and allows you to see the performance metrics of all your apps. Learn about the valuable data available to you in GSS.

U.S. partner onboarding guidelines

The PDF content provided on this page was taken from the U.S. Partner Onboarding Guidelines. For your convenience, the entire guideline is provided in a single downloadable PDF for each app type. You must log in or be logged in to your Samsung account to download these PDFs.

  U.S. Partner Onboarding Guideline (Android) 4.25MB (PDF)
  U.S. Partner Onboarding Guideline (Galaxy Themes) 3.8MB (PDF)
  U.S. Partner Onboarding Guideline (Galaxy Watch) 3.16MB (PDF)