Okay, so we are planning to sell our fonts under our foundry's website to users in our country only and distribute fonts to font marketplaces for international users. But we encounter some troubles trying to do so.
First, we want to set the price on our website in our country's currency rate and sell fonts exclusively for our country's users. The reasons are that our currency's exchange rate is very unfavorable to the US dollar, which is mostly used in font marketplaces. And the average actual price and perceived price for fonts in the domestic market are significantly lower. Most importantly, we want to make quality fonts available for users here by localizing the price.
At the same time, we wish to sell fonts through font marketplaces for international users as well (under US dollar). And the anticipated price is higher than that of our website (after converting the currency rates). Our biggest concern lies here: most of the marketplaces do not accept fonts submitted by foundry set at a higher price than that of other channels. But they do not specify our case, at least publicly.
Basically, we intend to differentiate prices to encourage domestic users to practice legal font purchase and use (one of the reasons for the unethical use is that they can not afford fonts sold in US dollars) and sustain our business at the same time. We do not intend to create unfair price competition and will make our best effort to limit purchases on our website to domestic users only.
So, do font marketplaces normally allow us to do what we wish? Thanks so so much.
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