FSAddon Publishing will stop selling its products via third party distributors as of January 1st, 2017 ! That means you will no longer be able to buy our products from simMarket, Aerosoft, Flight1 and other such general webshops. Instead you will find everything we produce on our own (Shopify powered) webshop.
I understand that this may be somewhat of a disappointment to customers who prefer to buy at the large resellers, and we’ll probably even lose some customers (and yes, some visibility), but the fact is that I am running all this on my own.
The combination of an ever shrinking FS market, high cost of the third party selling, high workload on all the administration (not the least because of EU tax rules), my ‘other’ activities (such as moving house and building a place in Italy and other work), (my) age induced slow reduction of energy……. all for a few hundred bucks a month just doesn’t justify it anymore.
So instead of spending energy on all that, I’ll now focus on my own webshop ONLY, with the added advantage for most authors of earning higher percentages that will offset lower sales because of not being in the big warehouses. (As I do not have any overhead, I charge a lot less for selling products than the competition does. This advantage goes 100% to my authors).
At the same time I have added new payment gateways, assuring safe and industry approved financial transactions, am working on improving server space and download speed, building new installers and also working on more freeware projects. The only exception is our (very modest) sales via Steam and Dovetail Games, currently only Ben Gurion X Airport.
Hoping to see you check our shop and forums regularly, and helping spread the word about the great FSAddon products I’d like to thank you all for being our loyal customers for the past 12 years. And last but not least I’d also like to thank especially simMarket and Aerosoft for their professional help in selling them for all these years.