How to become a MakeristAR designer
We’re so excited you want to make your amazing patterns available via AR-technology in our MakeristAR App. We’re confident that your existing Makerist customers will be happier than ever with this new format, and you’ll be able to attract more new customers than ever.
Before you begin adjusting your pattern, please read our MakeristAR terms & conditions carefully, and remember to confirm your understanding in the Makerist Partner Portal (MPP) under ‘settings’. You can only upload and begin selling AR pattern files after you have made this confirmation.
1.How to prepare your sewing patterns for MakeristAR-App
In order to make your patterns available in an augmented reality format via the MakeristAR App you must upload your sewing patterns in DXF format to the MPP and enter some additional information. Please read through our detailed [instructions] carefully before uploading any files, as these steps ensure your patterns will display correctly in the MakeristAR App.
You also need to make sure that the AR pattern files are displaying correctly in the MakeristAR App. Our detailed [instructions] will guide you through this process.
The AR files will be displayed as an additional product for purchase on the product page of the corresponding eBook on Makerist.com. Please note that these files will only be displayed once all steps are completed correctly.
Please note: The new MakeristAR files / products / formats cannot be purchased individually - only as an upgrade of an existing Makerist PDF pattern (either purchased together with the PDF pattern or as an upgrade at a later date).
2. AR formats offered
MakeristAR products can only be purchased (whether as a paid product or free offering, please see our [pricing info]) via the Makerist website. Customers can only download and use MakeristAR patterns in the app after purchase.
The AR versions of PDF patterns cannot be passed on to others via the Makerist website or the MakeristAR App (nor by email or file-sharing); they can only be used within the MakeristAR App.
The MakeristAR formats are currently available in 3 variations:
As an additional product: if a customer purchases a new eBook from you via Makerist, they add the AR product to their order for an additional charge. The AR product cannot be purchased separately from the eBook.
As an upgrade product: If a customer has bought an eBook from you in the past which is now available in the AR format, they are able to purchase the AR upgrade alone, without repurchasing the PDF pattern. This is an excellent new revenue stream for designers as you reactivate existing happy customers. The AR upgrade can only be purchased via Makerist.com and used in the Makerist AR App.
As a free offering: At present Makerist designers are not able to offer AR upgrades as free products. Only Makerist the platform is able to offer selected AR products free of charge. These ‘Makerist’ patterns are made available as a free download to allow customers a ‘no-strings-attached’ way to test out AR before committing to a purchase.
EBook sewing patterns and AR-files can only be purchased from the Makerist website. We currently do not offer in-app purchases. Once a customer purchases a MakeristAR file they are able to use our free MakeristAR App to interact with the pattern in augmented reality and transfer their pattern to fabric.
3.1. For each AR pattern we charge USD2.50 including VAT. This price is set by Makerist and cannot be changed by a designer. We reserve the right to adjust the price in line with demand in the coming months.
As AR patterns cannot be purchased individually (with the exception of AR upgrades), the amount is always automatically added to your eBook price during the purchase process.
For example: Your PDF pattern is available for purchase at 6.90USD. You have just successfully uploaded the AR files and made the augmented reality option available to your customers. They now have two options when purchasing your pattern:
They buy (as before) the e-book for 6.90USD including VAT. They buy the e-book including the AR pattern at a price of 9.40USD including VAT (6.90USD + 2.50USD)
3.2. Customers who have already purchased your eBook(s) in the past can subsequently purchase an AR upgrade, i.e. the AR file in addition to the e-book purchased in the past. For this we charge 3.00USD, including VAT.
3.3.As interest in the MakeristAR technology grows in the international market we reserve the right to make adjustments to these prices. We will always inform you prior to making any changes.
4.1 Makerist retains a commission of 40% of the net sales proceeds. We do not charge a fixed additional fee for payment (payment services) for the sale of the AR files. This means that you will receive 60% of the net sales price (plus VAT, if applicable).
We reserve the right to adjust the commission in the first 12-24 months. We will announce this at least eight weeks in advance.
4.2. The commission is paid out with the Makerist credit, no later than the 15th of the following month.
Due to the unique nature of MakeristAR products we plan to limit the number, scope, and frequency of sales for the AR aspect of our business. In the event we do run a special AR promotion you will be informed in advance and asked for your consent in order to participate. Participation in a sale is always on a voluntary basis for our designers.
6.1. MakeristAR patterns are taxed at the regular VAT rate of 19%. The reduced tax rate of 7% does not apply to AR technology.
6.2. Since AR files can only be purchased in combination with your eBook (see point 1), the two products are taxed independently of each other:
The eBook pattern is taxed at the reduced VAT rate of 7% and the AR pattern with the regular VAT rate of 19%.
Example: You sell your eBook including the AR pattern at a price of 9.40USD including VAT (6.90 USD for the eBook pattern + 2.50 USD for the AR pattern).
However, the net amount for the two files is calculated individually:
E-Book Sewing Pattern: Sales price: 6.90 USD (including VAT.) - less 7 % additional taxes - corresponding to a final net sales price of 6.45 USD
AR-Sewing Pattern: Sales price 2.50 USD/ gross minus 19% VAT, corresponds to a net sales price of 2.10 EUR.
The net sales price for your e-book including AR pattern is 8.55 EUR.
7. Cancellation & Removal of Products
7.1. Just like your regular eBooks, you can take your AR patterns offline at any time. This means that they can no longer be bought by new customers.
Please note however that the MakeristAR files for patterns that have already been purchased remain accessible to our customers in the app.
7.2. To take your files offline, contact us and send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org