HiveMP Revenue Share Quickstart

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When you've received a payment from a third-party (such as a digital storefront like Steam), you'll want to distribute your earnings to individuals and companies according to the revenue share agreements you have in place.

This quickstart shows you how to set up HiveMP Revenue Share by creating payment recipients, a revenue share ruleset, a new product and a payment.

Creating payment recipients

For the purposes of this quickstart we're going to set up two revenue share recipients: "Publisher" and "Developer".

  1. Under Revenue Share Recipients, click Create Recipient.
  2. Enter the "Publisher" as the recipient's name and anything for the short description.
  3. Click Create.
  4. Click Create Recipient to create the second recipient.
  5. Enter the "Developer" as the recipient's name and anything for the short description.
  6. Click Create.

Creating a revenue share ruleset

We'll create a revenue share ruleset that will distribute 70% to the developer and 30% to the publisher.

  1. Under Revenue Share Recipients, click Create Ruleset.
  2. Enter "30/70 Example Ruleset" as the ruleset name and anything for the short description.
  3. Click Add Rule.
  4. Click Add Distribution.
  5. For the recipient ID, search for and select "Publisher".
  6. Type "30" as the percentage value for this distribution.
  7. Click Add Distribution again.
  8. For the recipient ID, search for and select "Developer".
  9. Type "70" as the percentage value for this distribution.
  10. Click Create.

Creating a product

To specify line items on an invoice, you need to create products with default revenue share rulesets. We'll create an example product that we can use later in this guide:

  1. Under Products, click Create Product.
  2. Name the product "Example Game" and anything for the short description.
  3. For the default revenue share ruleset, search for and select "30/70 Example Ruleset".
  4. Click Create.

Creating an invoice

Invoices specify how much a third-party distributor owes you. Invoices are separate from the payments made on invoices, because some distributors may split the payment over multiple periods, or pay parts of the invoice through different methods.

  1. Under Revenue Share Invoices, click Create Invoice.
  2. Enter "Example Invoice" as the invoice's name and anything for the notes.
  3. Click Add line item.
  4. In the product box (top-left), search for and select "Example Game".
  5. In the Net amount field, type "50".
  6. Click Create and Remain.
  7. Click Post Invoice.

Creating a payment

We now need to create and post an invoice payment against the invoice to actually distribute revenue share.

  1. In the posted invoice, click Create Payment.
  2. Enter "Example Payment" as the payment's name and anything for the notes.
  3. For the rounding recipient, search for and select "Publisher".
  4. Leave the strategy as "The amount being paid covers the entire invoice".
  5. Enter "50" as the amount under Allocate Full Amount.
  6. Click Create and Remain.
  7. Click Post Payment.
  8. Wait for the payment posting to complete. This can take a few minutes.

Once the payment has been posted, you can see the transactions created by this invoice payment underneath Invoice Transactions, which will look something like the following table:

Recipient Transaction Amount
Publisher 15 USD
Developer 35 USD

If you navigate to Revenue Share Recipients, you'll be able to see the new balances for each of the recipients.

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