Starting in late May, Humble Bundle plans to test a new store page that will remove the signature sliders. Since selling its first charity package in 2010, the company has given customers the opportunity to choose how much of what they pay for a collection of games, software, or books to split between themselves, publishers, and charities. It’s a system that in the past, whatever you pay for a bundle, you can donate to a good cause.
Now, in a blog post discovered by Kotaku, the company says it plans to replace this system with a new one where you have two options. After you’ve decided how much to spend on a bundle, you can donate either five or 15 percent of your purchase to charity. Either way, most of your money goes to publishers, and the company limits your donation to 15 percent. It is suggested that the change will help unify bundles with other product offerings where sliders are not a function. This, in turn, will enable him to “continue to create and expand bundles that drive incredible causes around the world”. We have reached out to Humble Bundle for additional information and comments, and we will update this story as we hear from the company.
5% are not a charity. It’s tax deduction.
– Nagi (@ Nagi603) April 23, 2021
As you can imagine, the change is not going down well with the company’s customers. Many accuse Humble Bundle of turning into just another storefront service. When the company first started testing the change last month, it didn’t tell the community what it was doing. “We apologize and appreciate everyone who wrote to ask us about it,” it said. “The lesson for us was that we should be more proactive in communicating the test.
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