2 Replies Latest reply: Jun 19, 2013 8:54 AM by howartp
howartp Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hi,

 

I'm familiar with the process of purchasing VPP apps through the education store, and deploying them via MDM.

 

However my question is this - is it possible to purchase multiple apps on one order, and thus one credit card payment?

 

We're about to purchase the core apps for all our staff iPads and don't really want 50 individual transactions going through our credit card when everywhere else would add them to a basket and process at once.

 

Am I missing something obvious?

 

Peter


iPad mini Wi-Fi, iOS 6.1.4
  • 1. Re: Purchasing multiple VPP apps at once
    nsdjoey Level 3 Level 3 (710 points)

    Hey Peter,

     

    I don't know the answer to that, but I do have contact info for the Apple education VPP support folks. Call them toll free at 1-800-800-2775 or fill out their online form https://ssl.apple.com/support/itunes/vpp-edu/. If you find out, could you post it here so we can all know how its done?

     

    Hope this helps!!
    ~Joe

  • 2. Re: Purchasing multiple VPP apps at once
    howartp Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi Joe,

     

    Now why didn't I think of that - I have my Apple Education account manager's number in my contacts!

     

    I've given him a ring; apparently it is a known issue that they are working very hard to solve, and it is one of the main reasons they haven't rolled out across the rest of Europe yet. (We're in England if you hadn't picked that up).

     

    So for now, the answer is no, but as soon as they get it working it will be available.

     

    Not sure how hard it can be to create an online basket shopping experience, given everyone else already uses it, but of course it has to be the best shopping experience since the invention of the iBasket before Apple will release it to us. Oh sorry, the iBasket doesn't exist yet...?

     

    :-)


    Peter