How much does Steady cost?

If you want to sign up for Steady, you don't have to pay for it. There are no fixed basic fees – so Steady is initially free of charge.

Once members pay for a publication, publishers are subject to fees. The fee rates depend on the turnover a publication makes. The following fees are involved:

1. Steady Margin

As soon as a publication sells memberships, Steady retains a part of these sales as trade margin.

Trade margin, which Steady retains, based on the selling price (gross) of a membership 10 %

2. Transaction costs of payment providers

Steady uses different payment providers for selling memberships. This results in transaction costs – for example for the use of credit cards, PayPal or the direct debit system. Steady passes these costs on to the publishers. They vary depending on the currency in which a publication offers its memberships:

Transaction costs related to the selling price (gross) of a membership:

For publications in EUR and USD
When paying by direct debit 1 %
When paying by credit card 1.9 % plus 30 ct
When paying via PayPal 2.49 % plus 35 ct
For publications in other currencies
For payments in Swiss franc (CHF) 2,9 % plus Fr. 0.55
For payments in Danish krone (DKK) 2,9 % plus kr. 2,60
For payments in British Pound Sterling (GBP) 2.49 % plus 20 p
For payments in Złoty (PLN) 1,9 % plus 1,30 zł
For payments in Norwegian krone (NOK) 2,9 % plus 2.80 kr
For payments in Swedish Crowns (SEK) 2.49 % plus 3,25 kr
For payments in South African Rand (ZAR) 2,9% plus R 5

For annual memberships, payment fees only apply once a year.

For projects in other currencies, Steady converts transaction costs incurred in euros into the corresponding currency using openexchangerates.org.

Part of the transaction costs are passed on as a lump sum. The transaction costs that the payment providers charge and that we pass on to the publishers can change.

Effective: May 2019