How do I make a bulk purchase of an app on the Mac App Store? I know there are 2 options for bulk purchasing: Apple Business Manager Account and Apple School Manager Account but what if I do not have these accounts.

Is there a way?

  • You can use iCloud family to share 1 purchase with 6 people added to the family.
    – Todd
    Jun 3, 2020 at 19:22
  • I don't want to share my iCloud with them. They aren't family either.
    – Ram Patra
    Jun 3, 2020 at 19:30
  • That doesn't matter. You are not sharing your iCloud with them. What you are doing is you can purchase an app or Apple Service and share it with up to 6 people added to the iCloud family plan. How many users do you have to purchase it for?
    – Todd
    Jun 3, 2020 at 19:32
  • Around 10-20. Also, I do not want to share one app but buy multiple licenses.
    – Ram Patra
    Jun 3, 2020 at 19:36
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    Even for MDM you need to have ABM or ASM to get the licenses. Regarding gifting an app, I don't think it's possible in the MAS.
    – fsb
    Jun 3, 2020 at 20:18

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If you don't want or have ABM or ASM then the only way to make a bulk purchase is to work out something with the app developer.

This kind of purchase would be outside the Mac App Store and could involve some difficulty with installation and support.

Outside of these methods, there no supported (by Apple or, probably, the developer) to purchase multiple licenses or software copies.

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