Creating an offer for AWS Data Exchange products - AWS Data Exchange User Guide

Creating an offer for AWS Data Exchange products

To make a product available, you must create an offer in the AWS Data Exchange console. Offers define the terms that subscribers are agreeing to when they subscribe to a product. Products with visibility set to Public must have a public offer available to all subscribers. You can also create custom offers for selected subscribers. When you create an offer for your product, you define:

  • The data subscription agreement, which defines the terms that a prospective subscriber must agree to before purchasing a subscription for your product.

  • Available pricing and duration combinations.

  • Whether US sales tax is collected.

  • The Terms and Conditions for the refund policy, if any.

  • Whether the subscriber must fill out a questionnaire to request a subscription using subscription verification.

  • Whether auto-renewal is available for the offer.

You can also create custom offers that you extend to a select AWS account. The custom offer makes it possible for you to set specific terms and pricing for your product. For more information, see Creating custom offers.

Offer pricing

When you define the pricing information, you define the total price and duration of the subscription. Durations are 1–36 months. For public offers, you can specify up to 5 different durations in a single offer.

We recommend that you choose durations that you plan to support for the long run. If you discontinue a duration, AWS cancels the subscription renewal for those affected subscribers who opted into an auto-renewal policy.

The only supported currency for pricing is US dollars (USD). You must specify a price for each duration. For example, you can specify different prices for durations of 1 month, 6 months, 12 months, 24 months, and 36 months in a single offer. All options are available to prospective subscribers. They must choose a single price and duration when they subscribe to your offer, and they must agree to your offer terms and pay upfront for the purchase charges.

US sales and use tax

You can enable US sales tax collection for the offer, based on your tax nexus settings. For more information, see US sales and use tax.

Data subscription agreement

The data subscription agreement (DSA) describes the Terms and Conditions for the data product. As a provider, you control the legal terms and usage rights. These terms are part of each offer you create for your product.

You can download the default DSA template on the AWS Data Exchange console and edit it to add your own Terms and Conditions. Or, you can specify your own custom terms by uploading the DSA of your choice. AWS Data Exchange associates the DSA that you specify for the product's offer without any further modifications.

Refund policy

As a provider, you control the refund policy for your product's subscribers. Although AWS Data Exchange doesn't require you to offer refunds, you must clearly specify your refund policy in the offer details. We encourage you to provide these details in a clear and concise manner so that subscribers can contact you in case of any questions or requests. AWS can process refunds that you authorize on your behalf, but as the provider, you must authorize the refunds.

For AWS to process authorized refunds, submit a refund approval form to AWS Support through the AWS Marketplace Management Portal. Your refund request is processed, and the refund is issued to the subscriber. You can view all refunds that AWS processed on your behalf in the monthly billed revenue report.

Subscription verification

As a provider, you have the option to enable subscription verification for your data products on AWS Data Exchange. For more information, see Subscription verification for providers.

Offer auto-renewal

As a provider, you control the availability of auto-renewal. When you first create an offer, you can choose to enable auto-renewal, which gives subscribers the option to subscribe to the product with automatic renewals. You cannot change this parameter once the offer has been created.

Note

If you set up a flexible payment schedule for a custom private offer, the offer can't be set to auto-renewal.

Viewing subscriptions

You can view all of the subscriptions for any of your products through the Product overview page. You can also view subscriptions for each of your offers.

Viewing subscriptions for a product

To view subscriptions for a product

  1. Open your web browser and go to the AWS Data Exchange console.

  2. From the left navigation pane, expand Publish data and choose Products.

  3. From Products, choose the product you want to view offers for.

  4. Choose the Subscriptions tab. From here, you can view all the subscriptions for your product.

You can choose to filter to currently active subscriptions or to archived (expired and ended) subscriptions from the dropdown at the top left of the Subscriptions tab.

Viewing subscriptions for an offer

To view subscriptions for a specific offer

  1. Open your web browser and go to the AWS Data Exchange console.

  2. From the left navigation pane, expand Publish data and choose Products.

  3. From Products, choose the product you want to view offers for.

  4. Choose either the Public offer or Custom offers tab. From here, you can view all the subscriptions for your offer.

You can choose to filter to currently active subscriptions or to archived (expired and ended) subscriptions from the dropdown at the top left of the Subscriptions section.