I had a client come in the other day and he presented his app idea. It is kind of a "Doordash" app where people choose a store, they buy things, and get notified of when they can pick it up. As you can see, all they need is the app... no staff, no employees. I was asked to do the development of this three things:
- Client facing application (iOS/Android Hybrid)
- Store facing application (Web)
- Admin facing application (Web)
I've never had a client that uses one of the applications I develop for direct profits. I am used to charging a fixed price for each project, but now that this person is using only my tool to make bank, I feel confused on what to charge. What I am saying is.. I could do this app for myself, put it online, and get some stores onboard.
I was thinking if (besides a fixed development price) I should charge him a % of the sales that are done through the app. Second option would be, charging him as an outsourced project for a fixed monthly price, or finally, Just charge the development and that's it.
What pricing model would you choose and why?
Kind Regards, Alex.