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How AGS Pricing for your product works

Last Updated: Nov 24, 2014 10:51PM EST

Adventure Game Source is the place where you can list the items you publish for sale to the public. You list your products for sale here and market to your customer base using the links we provide.

We will print, Package and ship your orders for you and mail you a check for your profits!

The fees involved for this service are as follows:

  • Cost for printing the product

  • 15% of the profit for hosting the product in Adventure Game Source

  • Customer covers shipping costs

Here we offer for sale items from independent publishers and designers on a "Print On Demand" basis. That is there is no stock kept on the shelves and/or you are not required to buy 100 card decks at a time to keep in our warehouse for sale.

Instead, the orders come in through the website; we print the orders as they come in and ship them to the customers directly. You get a cut, we get a cut and the customer pays the shipping.

Here is how the pricing works:

1. You set a retail price that we both agree will be at a minimum mutually profitable** for both of us.
2. We list the product on our website
3. The order comes in and we print and ship the order
4. From the proceeds of the order we keep the shipping amount, the printing cost of the product and 15% of the profit. Profit is defined as the final sell price of the game minus the cost to print the game.
5. At the end of each month we tally your sales and sent you your 85% of the profit (usually via paypal but we can make other arrangements).

** What we mean here is that if you make a product that you want to all but give away that is fine but we still need to cover our costs to package and ship the product at a minimum. So if you want to just sell the game at cost we are going to ask you to add an extra $2.00 to the product that we would keep for processing the order.

So as an example, lets say  you have a 54 card deck that  you want to sell and it costs $4.62 to print. You want to retail it at $14.99 on Adventure Game Source. You drive your customers to the site (or we do with some marketing strategies we are employing) and they buy the deck for the $12.99 plus shipping.  To determine what you receive from the sale take the $14.99 minus the cost to print, $4.62. This equals $10.37. 15% of this we keep, $1.56, and $8.82 goes to you at the end of the month.

$14.99 - $4.62 = $10.37 Profit
$10.37 x 15% = $1.55 (AGS's cut)
$10.37 x 85% = $8.82 (Your cut)

Trade discounts to retailers are 40% so you need to take that into account when finalizing your SRP (suggested Retail Price)

At the end of the month we send you your profits

Getting Started

Just send us an email to and let us know you have a product you want to list on AGS. We will email you back with detailed instructions on how to proceed.

AGS will then post your product(s) on the store and email you to have you approve or make changes. Once that is approved your product will be live and available for purchase.

IP Rights

AGS is just your selling agent. You retain all IP rights to your product(s)


AGS will solicit your game to our retail store database. AGS will also post your game on our TWITTER and FACEBOOK feeds as well as on Board Game Geek.

Adventure Game Source is owned and operated by Superior Print On Demand.
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